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Michelle Malkin: ‘The Gay-Marriage Mob Slimed Manny Pacquiao’

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Michelle Malkin, the caustic conservative Tea Party Fox News Hot Air hypocrite, today published an op-ed titled, “Bigoted Anti-Bigots,” which claims “the gay-marriage mob slimed Manny Pacquiao.”

What, exactly, is “the gay-marriage mob,” Michelle? Is it USA Today? Is it L.A. Weekly? Is it The Village Voice? Tell us, Michelle, who is a part of this vast left wing conspiracy known (in your mind) as “the gay-marriage mob.”

(And, as an aside, Michelle, isn’t your new enterprise, Twitchy, all about sliming people?)

Malkin, an expert at fact-twisting, writes that “left-wing media outlets are guilty — of stoking false narratives that shamelessly demonize religion in the name of compassion.”

Really, Michelle? Because, if I read that right, that would mean that you support the Leviticus passage that calls for gays to be put to death and I don’t think you really, really want to got there, do you?

And, “compassion”? What compassion is there in Leviticus, or in threatening “Sodom and Gomorrah of Old,” Michelle?

The left wing and mainstream media outlets I read were only initially focused on the Leviticus quote — which certainly seemed to have, although we learned it did not, come from Pacquiao — and his references to the Old Testament, which served to reinforce the assumption.

Also reinforcing the assumption — which was made independently by national media outlets and left wing progressive organizations alike — was that neither Pacquiao nor his representative bothered to return emails. Had The New Civil Rights Movement ever gotten an email response (we have yet to) from Pacquiao’s marketing agent, the story would have been nipped in the bud sooner rather than later.

And let’s not forget, Michelle, the entire reason this episode occurred: Granville Ampong is a poor writer, and the Examiner apparently doesn’t exercise much editorial oversight. Root-casue, Michelle. No one was looking for this story. No one conspired to create a firestorm. But you, as a journalist, should be looking at your industry and offering solutions — not false attacks.

But what I really love, Michelle, is your selective attention to your cherry-picked facts.

Malkin claims “left-wing media outlets” are to blame. Really? Is USA Today — often labeled the nation’s top-circulated print newspaper — a “left wing media outlet,” MIchelle? Because that’s the first media outlet that reported Manny Pacquiao had quoted Leviticus. It was followed by L.A. Weekly — hardly a bastion of progressive politics — and The Village Voice (I’ll give you that one.)

“Feckless professional journalists” is what Malkin calls the trio. She adds:

The politically correct bloodhounds were in full hunting mode.

The Courage Campaign, a community-organizing outfit that claims to have 750,000 members and is funded by the radical Tides Foundation, immediately called on Pacquiao sponsor Nike to drop him over his “hate speech against gays.” The group took to Twitter to demand that the athletic-shoe company “Drop Manny,” the “homophobic boxer.” Think Progress, an online character-assassination squad backed by George Soros, amplified the call for “justice.”

Gotta get that “George Soros” hit in there for your base, right Michelle? Ohhhhh… G E O R G E  S O R O S. Run!

Puhleese.

Now comes the classic Malkin broad-brush.

This bigoted anti-bigot brigade mimics a wave of similar campaigns against both social and fiscal heretics who refuse to conform to “progressive” values. Targets include Rush Limbaugh, the American Legislative Exchange Council, Mitt Romney donors, Wisconsin’s union-reforming governor, lieutenant governor, and GOP state legislators, Catholic health-care providers, and now black church leaders and boxers who dare to state their religious views publicly.

Let this be a teachable moment on pernicious “community organizing” and brazen liberal hypocrisy. There is nothing more intolerant and chilling than the self-appointed, self-unaware tolerance police.

See?

Malkin gets in that “pernicious community organizing’ jab at Obama in the end. Touché, Michelle!

Because the Pacquiao story happened — everything else that progressives do is “bigoted” and wrong.

It’s like a get out of jail free card, right, Michelle?

Rush Limbaugh never called Sandra Fluke a slut because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.

ALEC never pushed anti-women pro-gun laws into states because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.

Foster Frieze never said aspirin — between your knees — was an effect method of birth control because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.

Governor Scott Walker never betrayed the trust of Wisconsin, never promised a “divide and conquer” strategy, and never tried to break up unions because Granville Ampong is a bad writer.

The list goes on and on and on in Michelle Malkin’s right wing fantasy.

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‘Just Shoot Them’: Trump Told Top US General to ‘Crack Skulls’ and ‘Beat the F’ Out of Civil Rights Protestors: New Book

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President Donald Trump told America’s highest-ranking general and top law enforcement officials to “shoot” civil rights protestors in Seattle and Portland, “crack their skulls,” and “beat the f–k” out of them, according to a new book by a Wall Street Journal reporter.

“The President would highlight videos that showed law enforcement getting physical with protesters and tell his administration he wanted to see more of that behavior,” CNN reports, citing excerpts from Michael Bender’s book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost.”

“That’s how you’re supposed to handle these people,” Trump told his top law enforcement and military officials, according to Bender. “Crack their skulls!”

Trump also told his team that he wanted the military to go in and “beat the f–k out” of the civil rights protesters, Bender writes.

“Just shoot them,” Trump said on multiple occasions inside the Oval Office, according to the excerpts.

But Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley (photo, right) refused, Bender reveals, with Milley and Attorney General Bill Barr often finding themselves the only ones willing to push back against the president.

General Milley, who made headlines Wednesday after delivering a stunning lecture on critical race theory and “wokeness” to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who was not pleased by it, also pushed back against Trump senior advisor, white supremacist Stephen Miller.

During one Oval Office debate, senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller chimed in, equating the scenes unfolding on his television to those in a third-world country and claiming major American cities had been turned into war zones.

“These cities are burning,” Miller warned, according to the excerpts.

The comment infuriated Milley, who viewed Miller as not only wrong but out of his lane, Bender writes, noting the Army general who had commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan spun around in his seat and pointed a finger directly at Miller.

“Shut the f–k up, Stephen,” Milley snapped, according to the excerpts.

Read the entire report at CNN.

 

Image of President Trump and General Milley: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr

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‘No Time to Waste’: DeSantis Blasted for Going on Fox News as Biden and Miami Mayor Urge Him to Request State of Emergency

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Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is taking time to pose for the cameras and talk to Fox News in the wake of the stunning partial building collapse that more than 12 hours later has left 99 people missing, and feared dead.

DeSantis reportedly added an interview with far right Fox News host Mark Levin to his calendar for Thursday.

President Joe Biden during a news conference announcing a bipartisan agreement on, appropriately, an infrastructure bill on-camera Thursday afternoon urged the Florida Republican governor to ask for a declaration of a state of emergency, but DeSantis has yet to do so – nor has he declared a state of emergency himself for the Surfside disaster. President Biden appears to have ordered FEMA to Florida to assess the situation, which is the most they are allowed to do until the governor acts.

Also urging DeSantis to request a state of emergency declaration is Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who says “there is no time to waste.”

Apparently DeSantis believes there is, and many are blasting the likely 2024 GOP presidential hopeful.

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Watch: MSNBC’s Joy Reid Takes Down Architect of the Critical Race Theory Culture War in Epic Debate

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MSNBC host Joy Reid took on Christopher Rufo, the think-tank “scholar” who claimed to be an expert on race because he works as a “scholar” at a conservative think tank. Speaking Wednesday, Reid got him to confess that he’s neither an expert in race nor in law, which is where the idea of critical race theory is generally taught.

Rufo claimed that Reid was attacking him on air, which she corrected, saying that she was doing nothing more than reading the quote from his own documents.

Reid began by asking at what point “critical race theory” was invented, and he didn’t know, saying sometime in the 1980s or 1990s. Reid cited the Harvard University paper in which it was first mentioned in 1981 by Professor Derrick Bell, who died in 2011.

She cited Rufo’s “documentary” on critical race theory that cites professors or professorial types who he admits are academics who he claims are replacing equality with equity, which is a conservative charge Reid said she’s been hearing since she was in high school. “To ending individual property rights and even to committing reverse genocide or calling for reverse genocide.”

Rufo said that it wasn’t true, which is when Reid said she would play the clip if Rufo allowed her to do it, but he wouldn’t. He said that the term is counter genocide, a genocide perpetrated in retaliation to another genocide.

Rufo claims in his talking points that the father of critical race theory was Ibram X. Kendi, who told Reid that he wasn’t a critical race theorist.

“I admire critical race theory but I don’t identify as a critical race theorist. I’m not a legal scholar, so I wasn’t trained on critical race theory,” Kendi said. “I’m a historian and Chris would know that if he actually read my work or understood that critical race theory is taught in law schools. I didn’t attend law school.”

Rufo began to complain that Reid was citing things and not letting him answer, but she explained she wanted to go through her list of disputes.

Rufo claimed that he wasn’t a political operative, but Reid rolled a video of Rufo speaking at the Claremont Institute on May 18 in which he called critical race theory a political “cudgel,” meaning a giant political weapon. He went on to supplement his point by quoting Barbara Applebaum, who he said was a critical race theorist. She’s, in fact, listed as being trained in philosophy and education and “her research is heavily influenced by feminist ethics, feminist philosophy, and critical race theory.”

He also quoted American author Robin DiAngelo who did her thesis on whiteness in racial dialogues. She also is an education professor, not a critical theorist, according to her website.

“There are these very pathetic and very angry graduate students who try to fight me on these highly technical haggle interpretations,” said Rufo. “I don’t have time for this. Like I don’t give a sh*t.”

Reid noted that there again explains that critical race theory isn’t something being taught in kindergarten, it’s a graduate-level conversation among academics.

His argument fell apart from there.

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