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JOURNALISTS AGREE THAT THEIR FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE DESTROYED THE NEWS MEDIA’S CREDIBILITY

mascot new look donkey and elephant headsEvery former Democrat like me who has chosen to #WALKAWAY always experiences deja vu when they see others finally noticing and objecting to the way Democrats have become so unhinged that they’ve turned every aspect of life into a political battlefield. And they want everyone who disagrees with them destroyed, personally and professionally.

Various hardcore anti-Trump reporters have shown integrity by objecting to the crazed, rabid propaganda that their colleagues have been churning out, especially following the riots over George Floyd’s death. The police behavior involved in that death was so blatantly out of line that for a few brief moments the nation was united in sadness and outrage.

Pelosi and Schumer and Kente clothA nation united is something that Democrats can not stand to see, and even though the Minneapolis officers involved were quickly fired and/or facing charges the Democrats and their media outlets rapidly transformed the situation into hate-filled riots and looting that raged for days.   

The Tom Cotton op-ed at the New York Times and what followed erupted into what some journalists have called “civil wars” in newsrooms across the country between rational reporters and their unhinged colleagues. Links are below, but first some excerpts from journalists whose anti-Trump credentials cannot be questioned.

First up, female journalist Bari Weiss:

Bari Weiss

@bariweiss

The civil war inside The New York Times between the (mostly young) wokes the (mostly 40+) liberals is the same one raging inside other publications and companies across the country. The dynamic is always the same. (Thread.)

The Old Guard lives by a set of principles we can broadly call civil libertarianism. They assumed they shared that worldview with the young people they hired who called themselves liberals and progressives. But it was an incorrect assumption.

The New Guard has a different worldview, one articulated best by @JonHaidt and @glukianoff. They call it “safetyism,” in which the right of people to feel emotionally and psychologically safe trumps what were previously considered core liberal values, like free speech … there are dozens and dozens of examples.

I’ve been mocked by many people over the past few years for writing about the campus culture wars. They told me it was a sideshow. But this was always why it mattered: The people who graduated from those campuses would rise to power inside key institutions and transform them. (NOTE FROM BALLADEER: LINK TO MY PIECES ABOUT THAT SITUATION HERE )

I’m in no way surprised by what has now exploded into public view. In a way, it’s oddly comforting: I feel less alone and less crazy trying to explain the dynamic to people. What I am shocked by is the speed. I thought it would take a few years, not a few weeks.

Next up is Michael Tracey: 

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

The NYT and other media institutions are being held hostage by millennials whose belief system includes such precepts as, “Publishing something I disagree with physically endangers me.” They use bizarre emotional manipulation tactics to assert their dominance. And they’re winning.

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NEW YORK TIMES: TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY HELPS ATTRACT BLACK VOTERS

Trump black supporters in t-shirtsDe facto Third Party President Donald Trump continues to win black voters away from Democrats, the party of the Ku Klux Klan, slavery, Jim Crow, the Dred Scott Decision and so much more. The New York Times‘ Charles Blow addressed this recently.

The Democrats find themselves caught between their reliance on illegal immigrant voter fraud on the one hand and on the other hand the way that majorities of legal Hispanic immigrants as well as African-American voters OPPOSE illegal immigration.

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NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED ON THE POMPOSITY OF THE AMERICAN LEFT’S TRUMP-HATERS

Obama pen and phoneHere’s another blog post where I take a break from pointing out how the American Left’s unbearable pomposity and snobbery have driven away so many of us who used to consider ourselves part of it. This time my points are being made in a New York Times Op-Ed by Gerard Alexander, a professor of political science at the University of Virginia. 

He uses the out of date term Liberals to describe them. If anything they are Illiberals and Left-Wing Archie Bunkers. The link is below, but first some excerpts:

“(Left-Wing Archie Bunkers) are not as smart, or as persuasive, as they think.”

“Liberals dominate the entertainment industry, many of the most influential news sources and America’s universities. … But this makes liberals feel more powerful than they are.”

“In fact, liberals may be more effective at causing resentment than in getting people to come their way.”

“Liberals are trapped in a self-reinforcing cycle. When they use their positions in American culture to lecture, judge and disdain, they push more people into an opposing coalition that liberals are increasingly prone to think of as deplorable. That only validates their own worst prejudices about the other America.” Continue reading

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HUNGARY SMACKS DOWN ONE PERCENTER CARLOS SLIM AND HIS RIDICULOUS NEW YORK TIMES

Zoltan Kovacs

HUNGARY’S ZOLTAN KOVACS

Balladeer’s Blog is still enjoying the virtual bonfire of the vanities of what we’ll call the previous world. The pompous players of that world are still indignant that so many of us are rejecting their supposed wisdom and moving into the future without them.

 

One percenter and bloated rich pig Carlos Slim has turned the New York Times into a newspaper version of a blustering old coot railing at a changing world. Fewer Americans listen to Carlos’ pretense that unmoderated immigration is the only “decent” thing to do. More and more Europeans have been slapping down the Slimster’s rag when it presumes to lecture THEM on the topic, too.

I love this reply from Hungary’s Zoltan Kovacs to the New York Times rebuking the Upper Class Twits on their editorial board for lecturing Hungary about its immigration policies.

The link is below but first some excerpts: “Admittedly, it’s not easy to grasp this “indisputably difficult problem” from the comforts of Midtown Manhattan, but if we’re going to have a serious conversation about it, we all need to understand some basic facts.

“To begin, let’s get something straight about borders. “A country that is unable to protect its borders,” as Prime Minister Orbán has said, “is no country at all.”

Hungary“The Orbán Government has BUILT A FENCE on the southern border of Hungary because it’s an external border of the European Union’s Schengen Area. It was not simply “to tighten his border,” as they say, but to defend Europe and uphold treaty obligations, which include preventing illegal immigration into the EU.”

(Note from Balladeer: It seems like only yesterday that Europeans used to pile on the U.S. for “daring” to even DISCUSS preventing illegal immigration. The past several years have shown them the consequences of rampant illegal immigration first-hand.)

“We also need to get something straight about what the NYT casually refers to as international law and European values, language that appeals to the ‘limousine liberal’ readership of the Times. There is no international law, no European treaty that gives Brussels the authority to decide on immigration. ”

(Note from Balladeer: That reference to the Left-Wing Archie Bunkers who read the Times no doubt had them huffing and puffing. I can just hear them blustering “Doesn’t this deplorable Hungarian realize how many times we’ve listened to the Arlo Guthrie song Deportee? How DARE he insinuate that we don’t really understand the issues here?” )

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DEMOCRAT CLUELESSNESS CALLED OUT BY THE NEW YORK TIMES’ JEREMY PETERS

jeremy-peters-of-the-new-york-timesBalladeer’s Blog presents another figure pointing out what pompous and close-minded asses that American Liberals have become. I throw these in sometimes as a nod to the fact that more and more people have noticed this regression.

This time around the figure is Jeremy Peters from the Democrats’ New York Times – Motto: “All the news that one percenter Carlos Slim wants you to know about and ONLY the news that one percenter Carlos Slim wants you to know about.” Adding insult to injury is the fact that Peters made his remarks on the Democrats’ MSNBC during Morning Joe.  

Peters (rather inelegantly) stated that “Democrats have an utter incapability for self-examination. It’s the Russians’ fault. It’s Comey’s fault. … It’s Obama’s fault. It’s fake news’ fault … but what all of this allows them and the Democratic Party to do is to avoid the tough questions about why they lost, and how they alienated such a large block of voters that they needed to win …” Continue reading

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LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES AND SLAIN SOLDIERS

 Welcome back to Balladeer’s Blog, the only Independent Voter site on the ‘net that is truly nonpartisan in its criticism of the shrill children who call themselves Liberals and Conservatives.

I believe now is a good time to address this issue from awhile back since it covers the cheap politicization of grief over a loved one slain in war. Remember when Liberals were all hyping Continue reading

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