Assassination Plot Against Supreme Court Justice Not Newsworthy-NY Times and USA Today

A gunman showed up at the home of Supreme Court Justic Brett Kavanaugh yesterday, intending to kill him.

Nicholas John Roske, a 26-year-old from California, traveled across the country to the justice’s home armed with a pistol, knife, and zip-ties and, after being apprehended, told authorities that he intended to assassinate Kavanaugh.

One would think that is a pretty significant news event.

The New York Times ran the story about the assassination plot on page 20. USA Today did not even mention it in the Thursday print edition. The New York Times once said it had “All the news fit to print” and was the newspaper of record for all significant news. So while the Times ran a story on the front page about the culture of returning to work after covid, the potential assassination of a SCOTUS Justice was only important enought for page 20 (and not even worth mentioning for USA Today). Why would that be? Could it be that the NY Times is no longer a “news” outlet but has simply become an editorial / opinion and, because Kavanaugh is rumored to be in favor of limiting abortions in an upcoming case, the Times just does not think anything about Kavanaugh is important? Nah…..

Things That Make You Go “Hmmmm…”

The Washington Post published an editorial calling for a name change at George Washington University, because of their outrage over George Washington and the racist connotations of naming anything after him.

I had to look again, but it does appear that the editorial did, in fact, come from a newspaper named the “Washington Post”.

Disagree With Leftists? You Are A Racist

That has long been the default argument by those on the extreme left, by those not able to construct an argument to win in the battle of ideas. If you cannot articulate a good argument for what you believe, you resort to name calling and accusations. That has long been human nature, regardless of context.

As it relates to politics, that narrative, along with the overt bias of the media, showed itself this past week as the media explained the sweeping upset Republican victories in Democratic-leaning Virginia.

Continue reading “Disagree With Leftists? You Are A Racist”

Hypocrisy: Two Groups Are Regulars And Here Is The Latest

A common theme on Thinking Man’s Politics is that of hypocrisy. Unlike much of today’s political environment, a person who thinks often understand most viewpoints, whether you may agree or not. And someone who thinks, rather than just repeats soundbites, does not always align with one political party. However, one thing that makes no sense but which we come across too often is hypocrisy among the political elites.

Over time, it has become obvious that two groups you can count on for regular contributions to stories of hypocrisy—and there is no doubt that this will get many angry, because they just won’t admit that “their guy” is ever wrong.  Yet the two groups who seem to always rise to the top of the ‘Hypocrisy List’ are governors who ignore their own covid mandates and the Trump family (yes, pretty much the whole clan).

The latest is Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to the former President, who recently appeared as a guest on Fox News talking about the situation in Afghanistan. One commentator mentioned that the Biden Administration was working with the Taliban to secure safe passage for Americans.  Trump jumped in, saying that Biden was negotiating with terrorist and that President Trump would never do that.

Of course, President Trump is the one that actually negotiated the Afghanistan withdrawal agreement with the Taliban and in Sept. 2019 President Trump himself announced that he had plans to meet with the Taliban at Camp David, of all places, until he cancelled it after a Taliban attack on American forces.

Don’t you hate it when history gets in the way of a good tirade?

Dumbest Thing You’ve Heard All Day…Or Maybe Ever

On Tuesday, CNN reporter Devan Cole made a statement that may be one of the dumbest things you have heard lately…or ever.

In a ‘news story’ about transgender teens in sports, Cole said “​It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth.” Really. Not only did a person actually say that, but someone who supposedly has a college degree but somehow missed the whole part about the birds and the bees and the X and Y chromosomes.

May we just say that however many pennies he draws in salary each year, is roughly 100 percent more than his abilities are worth. And we should add that CNN has now lost what little credibility they had left.

Lawmaker Dies, Liberal Journalists Celebrate

It’s no surprise to anyone that our political environment has become very partisan and very polarized. The days of someone like Ronald Reagan, who could be friends with political opponents and even compromise to get things done, seem a thing of the past.

But it is appalling when we find people who hope for harm or hurt to the people they disagree with, or who celebrate the death of another human simply because they didn’t like their opinions. Are we really not better than this?!

Such was the case when Luke Letlow, a Congressman from Louisiana, who died earlier this week from complications of covid-19 and left behind a family that included two small children. The link below is to an article that talks about the reaction of certain journalists from ‘The Daily Beast’ and ‘Vox’, who clearly are consumed by hate for anyone that disagrees. And it speaks to their employers that they allow this vitriol.

Weekend Quick Takes

A Menorah in the United Arab Emirates?

A few months ago, who would even have imagined?! After a recent peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Israeli tourists have made the UAE a favorite destination and, in return, a menorah is displayed in the capital’s shopping area to welcome their new Jewish friends.

What a wonderful holiday gift to the world, and especially those in the Middle East.

New York Times Pulls Podcast-Story Was Made Up

Once one of the nation’s most respected media outlets, the New York Times has become somewhat of a laughing stock. Over the last several years, it has had to retract articles that weren’t true, fire reporters who just made up stories and has had to fend off charges that it’s reporting has become dominated by ‘politically correct’ opinion more than being a reflection of journalistic standards.

This week, the Times has had another embarrassing incident that again shows the laziness of its journalists and editors to corroborate information. The paper had been running a podcast series, call Caliphate, about a Canadian who had joined ISIS, had fought with the terrorist group in Syria and had become one of its executioners, and then had returned to Canada.

As it turns out, the Times has had to withdraw the podcast because the subject of the series had never joined ISIS and had made up all of the things it had told the paper.  Oops

Arrogance Of The Media

As if it wasn’t already apparent, the elites in the media continue to provide examples of their extreme arrogance and their belief that their profession entitles them to do anything they want.

The most recent example comes from Los Angeles, where days ago video shows two police officers sitting in their car outside a train station when a person walked up to the car and shot both officers.

One of the officers was able to call for help and both were rushed to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where a mob had gathered and was blocking the entrance while chanting “Let them die. Let them die.”

Police arrested one protester who refused to move from the entrance after ordered to do so.

It’s at this point that NPR station KPCC reporter Josie Huang decided she would insert herself to get a story (NPR—a taxpayer funded station, for reference). Continue reading “Arrogance Of The Media”

A New Low In US ‘Protests’

Last night, two police officers were ambushed in Los Angeles. Video shows two police officers sitting in their car outside a train station in Compton when someone walked up and shot them in the head, then ran off.

The officers miraculously were able to call for help and an ambulance rushed to the scene.

Somehow, some BLM-aligned protesters were at the hospital and knew the ambulance was carrying police officers. As the ambulance approached, ‘protesters’ blocked the entrance to the emergency room and began chanting “Let them die. Let them die.” Continue reading “A New Low In US ‘Protests’”

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