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The Red York Times: First in Fake News

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The Red York Times: First in Fake News
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

Newsflash from The New York Times: Women may have starved under socialist regimes, but their orgasms were out of this world!

That’s the creepy gist of one of the Grey Lady’s recent essays this summer hailing the “Red Century.” The paper’s ongoing series explores “the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution.” When its essayists aren’t busy championing the great sex that oppressed women enjoyed in miserable Eastern Bloc countries, they’re extolling Lenin’s fantabulous conservationist programs and pimping “Communism for Kids” propaganda.

Since this is back-to-school season, it’s the perfect time to teach your children about faux journalism at the Fishwrap of Record. As the publication’s pretentious own new slogan asserts, “The truth is more important than ever.”

While the Times hyperventilates about the dangers of President Trump’s “art of fabrication” and “Russian collusion,” this is the same organization whose famed correspondent in Russia, Walter Duranty, won a Pulitzer Prize for spreading fake news denying Joseph Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide.

An estimated 10 million men, women and children starved in the Stalin-engineered silent massacre between 1932-1933, also known as the Holodomor. Stalin had implemented his “Five Year Plan” of agricultural collectivization — confiscating land and livestock, evicting farmers, and imposing impossible grain production quotas. At the peak of the famine, about 30,000 Ukrainian citizens a day were dying. Untold numbers resorted to cannibalism.

But you wouldn’t know it if you perused all the phony ground reports filed by Duranty at the time. Based in Moscow since 1921, Duranty gained access to Stalin for a rare interview in 1930. Two years later, Duranty won the Pulitzer Prize for 13 typewritten tongue baths with titles including, “Stalinism Solving Minorities Problems,” Industrial Success Emboldens Soviet in New World Policy,” and “Stalinism’s Mark is Party Discipline.”

And the rest is whitewashed history.

“There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation, but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition,” Duranty asserted in March 1933.

Five months later, he wrote: “Any report of a famine in Russia is today an exaggeration or malignant propaganda.”

Meanwhile, Duranty “had all the Beluga caviar that he could eat,” Lee Edwards, a distinguished scholar and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C., told my CRTV.com show, “Michelle Malkin Investigates.”

Historian Ron Radosh of the Hudson Institute added: “What (Duranty) did is file totally false, fake stories about how the people were thriving and doing well under Bolshevism and nothing was wrong and any rumors you hear of a famine in the Soviet Union were totally false, made up by enemies of the regime who wanted it to fall.”

Robert Zapesochny, a New York writer and historian whose own grandfather survived the famine, blasted Duranty’s pursuit of the prize over pursuit of the truth: “As long as there was an award that he could get for his coverage he would do anything.” Zapesochny minces no words about Duranty:

“The guy was a whore.”

But Robert Conquest, the whistleblower who chronicled Duranty’s agitprop in his book “The Harvest of Sorrow,” noted that the Times still clung to their Commie correspondent and his lethal lies, lauding his “dispassionate, interpretive reporting of the news from Russia” a half-century after being debunked.

Now, 85 years after Stalinist tool Duranty snagged his Pulitzer (which the journalism pooh-bahs refuse to withdraw and the Times’ editors refuse to renounce), the paper has the gall to lecture everyone else about truth, lies and accountability. And it’s still shilling for collectivism.

The Red York Times: First in fake news and progenitor of alternative facts.

ESPN strikes back at confederacy by crossing the parody/satire streams

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 21:29

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For some reason I waited a few minutes before posting this because it seemed a bit much for even 2017, but I should have known better than to think there might be anything too ridiculous to be real anymore. Brace yourselves:

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RIP The Onion.

NASA can’t process my Mars mission astronaut application fast enough.

Update:

Meanwhile at ESPN headquarters… pic.twitter.com/Z0RVajQMuM

— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 23, 2017

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Of course: DNC condemns ‘Trump’s empty promises on border wall’

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 15:38

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DNC out: “Donald Trump’s border wall is a massive waste of taxpayer money that will not make us safer. Like many of the president’s policies, this initiative is rooted in nothing more than prejudice and fearmongering.”

DNC in: He isn’t building the border fence like he promised!

The Democratic National Committee on Tuesday morning sent an email with the subject “Trump’s Empty Promises on Border Wall.”

“Trump has failed to deliver on his signature promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it. Trump even admitted in a private conversation with Mexico that his border wall promise was the ‘least important thing,'” said the email, first noticed by Business Insider reporter Allan Smith.

Angelo Carusone, president of the liberal group Media Matters for America, slammed the email as counterproductive.

Maybe during Trump’s immigration speech tonight in Arizona he should announce he’s ordering construction to begin right now as a bipartisan gesture to Dems criticizing him for lagging on the issue. I can’t wait for the Dem nominee’s slogan in three years: “Kamala Harris 2020: Because Trump didn’t even finish the wall!”

Is it any wonder the DNC continues to sink even though voters helped the party eject some of their ballast last November?

Tom Perez has been DNC chair for 6 months.

He's accounted for 3 of 14 worst DNC fundraising months since 2008.https://t.co/RWMlNdt9eQ

— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) August 21, 2017

DNC hits a fundraising low. pic.twitter.com/w46fAbKsdB

— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 20, 2017

At some point hopefully Hillary will be installed as DNC chair to really help the party turn things around.

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Unless Clarence Thomas takes a knee while wearing a Castro t-shirt…

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:54

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…He apparently won’t be worthy of this level of recognition:

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So far Clarence Thomas has not been deemed worthy of inclusion in the museum:

Artifacts from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests will reportedly soon be on display at the Black Lives Matter collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.

“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” said Damion Thomas, the museum’s sports curator, to USA Today. “The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.”

The free agent quarterback who has yet to find a team for the upcoming 2017 NFL season will feature prominently at the African American history museum, which previously neglected to acknowledge Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Though future historians will debate the impact of the Kaepernick epoch on world history, maybe the museum would be impressed if Thomas took a knee while wearing a Castro t-shirt before the next SCOTUS term kicks off. It’s time to find out if the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History would finally consider that to be an accomplishment worthy of including among the “artifacts” such as Kaepernick’s bronze kneepad. Apparently this background and resume isn’t inspiring enough:

The quarterback’s admission into the nation’s premier black history museum was fairly speedy relative to Thomas, only the second black man in American history to serve on the Supreme Court.
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Thomas was born in Georgia’s coastal lowlands among impoverished Gullah-speakers. By his own account, he did not master English until his early 20s. He came of age in Jim Crow Savannah, Ga., where he was turn ridiculed by white neighbors and classmates for his unpolished style. During this period, most public spaces in Savannah were segregated by race.

Despite the startling racial injustices of his youth, he went on to the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George H. W. Bush in 1991.

Update:

Some members of the Cleveland Browns are trying to get their own exhibit at the museum as well. Your “they also take a knee during the game” jokes here: ________.

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Here’s how to view the eclipse through SJW-tinted glasses (open thread)

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:09

**Written by Doug Powers

This Sunday “open thread & solar eclipse tailgate party” is now: OPEN. The usual starters to get things rolling…

Tomorrow many will witness a solar eclipse. If you thought the amazing celestial event would provide a short opportunity for Americans to — for at least a few minutes — put our terrestrial squabbles & agendas aside to witness a rare occurrence, YOU WERE WRONG!

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Do these guys know how to party, or what?

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people.
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As the eclipse approaches, the temperature will fall and birds will roost, and then, suddenly, the lights will go out. For each place within the path of totality, the darkness will last a minute, maybe two, and then daylight will return.

Oregon, where this begins, is almost entirely white.

I learned a lot about eclipses that I didn’t know before from the social justice equivalent of Galileo:

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The best thing about being in the eclipse’s path of totality is that for about a minute you might not be able to see The Atlantic’s article about it.

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Last week some in the media compared Antifa to D-Day troops storming the beaches of Normandy, so I can’t wait to see how they spin some of the events in Boston yesterday:

"You stupid ass black bitch! You're supposed to be on our side!" – that's what this protester screamed in the face of a black police officer https://t.co/w1ko436US4

— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) August 20, 2017

My footage from Boston: violent clashes between the police and protesters. pic.twitter.com/S1vWB0hDV0

— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) August 20, 2017

Police in riot gear appeared to scuffle with a large crowd of "Free Speech" rally counter-protesters in Boston: https://t.co/0NmOzmQzHQ pic.twitter.com/2qHN7SZ6ax

— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 19, 2017

It's turned violent in Boston. Heavy clashes between counter-protesters and police. pic.twitter.com/6xgNG0Gl1A

— Joel Gunter (@joelmgunter) August 19, 2017

#BPD is asking individuals to refrain from throwing urine, bottles and other harmful projectiles at our officers.

— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) August 19, 2017

Just like the heroes on D-Day! Ugh.

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Here’s a real big surprise:

Former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview published Thursday that if he could give President Trump one piece of advice, it would be to resign.

Gore was asked the question during an interview with the website LADbible.

“Resign,” Gore responded.

Gore would have elaborated but he had to go prepare to blame the upcoming eclipse on the First World’s fossil fuel addiction.

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Hey look, we might be witnessing the birth of another victim class:

MLB umpires to protest "escalating verbal attacks" against them by wearing white wristbands https://t.co/labp6ylxnX pic.twitter.com/tIx3QkckAK

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 19, 2017

How long until some umps start taking a knee?

Have a good Sunday all!

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CNN digs up satire, brings it back to life, then kills it again

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 16:13

**Written by Doug Powers

CNN continues to earn every ounce of criticism that’s launched in their direction, and this headline sounds like it belongs in a sequel to Idiocracy:

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And the story itself is as dumb as you’d expect — a eulogy of sorts for the satire CNN’s headline killed.

(h/t @RedSteeze)

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Secret Service might not buy spin for Missouri Dem’s Trump assassination ‘hope’

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:02

**Written by Doug Powers

Democrat Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal caught the attention of the Secret Service this week:

The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Democratic State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s comment has since been deleted — but it did not go unnoticed.
“The St. Louis Field Office of the Secret Service is looking into the comments,” Secret Service spokesperson Cathy Milhoan said in a statement to CNN. “The Secret Service investigates all threats against the President, Vice President, and other protectees, whether they be direct, implied or comments in passing.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chappelle-Nadal’s comment said: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

The Facebook post was deleted, but Chappelle-Nadal’s being otherwise unapologetic and is refusing calls to resign. The Missouri Democrat has also promoted a petition as a show of support for her “frustration” with Trump, along with one hell of an attempted explanation of the difference between what she said, and what would constitute an actual threat. Get a load of that last sentence:

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“She said kill him but not kill him kill him!”

Odds the Secret Service will buy that explanation: LOW.

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THIS. Is CNN: Wolf Blitzer ponders link between Barcelona and Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:37

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s a quick refresher about terrorists using vehicles in Europe to attack pedestrians:

Paris, 9 August 2017: A man rammed a BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six.

London, 3 June 2017: Eight people died when three jihadists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed passers-by. A man was killed later in June in a van attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park.

Stockholm, Sweden, 7 April 2017: Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov killed four people when he drove a lorry into a department store.

London, 22 March 2017: Four people died when a car rammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and the driver then stabbed to death a policeman.

Berlin, Germany, 19 December 2016: Tunisian Anis Amri ploughed a truck into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, killing 12 people.

Nice, France, 14 July 2016: Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck into crowds on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 86 people on Bastille Day.

France, December 2014: A van was driven into a Christmas market in Nantes and a car rammed pedestrians in Dijon, leaving more than 20 wounded.

Add to that Barcelona Thursday:

At least 13 people are dead and more than 100 were injured after a van slammed into pedestrians in a busy tourist section of Barcelona, Spain, this afternoon.

The attack took place near Catalunya Square in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district. Two individuals have been detained, police said. One person is a Spanish national from Melilla and the other is from Morocco.

Neither of those detained were the driver of the van, police said.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

After all that, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer wondered if the terrorist driving the van that ran over pedestrians in Barcelona might have been motivated by several similar ISIS attacks in Europe Charlottesville:

CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said the “shared tactics” of the attackers in both instances was “alarming.”

“In light of the uproar of the last several days, five days apart you have a white supremacist in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles apparently to kill as well, and those shared tactics that should be alarming,” Sciutto said.

“There will be questions about copycats,” Blitzer said. “There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Even though there may be different characters, different political ambitions, they used the same killing device: a vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.”

The lib media’s already helped push the talking point that Trump’s responsible for Charlottesville, meaning Blitzer’s in the running for the Lefty Narrative Salesman of the Week award for putting forth the possibility that maybe — just maybe — Trump’s responsible for an ISIS-inspired attack in Spain.

THIS. Is CNN:

Before today:

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After today:

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Update:

I got these reples on Twitter that frame the MSM’s hackery nicely:

An honest journalist would wonder if #Charlottesville was inspired by multiple radical Islamic vehicle-into-crowd attacks in prior years https://t.co/aLloncE6PR

— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) August 18, 2017

Did Wolf Blitzer contemplate link btwn Bernie Sanders telling his followers GOP trying to kill their children & attempted mass assassination

— Common Sense (@Paine_1776) August 18, 2017

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Lib journos storm beaches of idiocy

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:58

**Written by Doug Powers

Just seven months into the Trump presidency and the liberal media have already reached the summit of Mt. Lunacy:

Journalists and major liberal news outlets have compared violent American flag-burning protesters to soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy — all while downplaying the leftists’ violence.

The protesters, known as antifa (short for anti-fascist), often advocate for communism and have been deemed a domestic terrorist movement by New Jersey. Persons associated with the movement have previously stabbed a police horse and beat people with bike locks.

The work to mainstream the violent leftists came as a response to President Trump saying that “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white nationalist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

If there’s a dumber and more forced talking point circulating I have yet to see it:

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I haven’t noticed the media clamoring to interview D-Day veterans to get their opinion of the comparison. Now why would that be?

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Headline from the future: Berkeley’s ‘Free Speech Year’ Canceled After 1/2 Day

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:21

**Written by Doug Powers

I’m guessing we could be about to experience a really short “year” in Berkeley:

Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor and the first woman to lead the nation’s top public research university, unveiled plans Tuesday for a “Free Speech Year” as right-wing speakers prepare to come to campus.

Christ said the campus would hold “point-counterpoint” panels to demonstrate how to exchange opposing views in a respectful manner. Other events will explore constitutional questions, the history of Berkeley’s free speech movement and how that movement inspired acclaimed chef Alice Waters to create her Chez Panisse restaurant.

And if Berkeley’s new chancellor keeps talking like this she’s going to get chased out of town faster than Ann Coulter disguised as Milo Yiannopoulos reading aloud from a David Horowitz book:

She drew loud applause when she asserted that the best response to hate speech is “more speech” rather than trying to shut down others, and when she said that shielding students from uncomfortable views would not serve them well.

“You have the right to expect the university to keep you physically safe, but we would be providing you less of an education, preparing you less well for the world after you graduate, if we tried to protect you from ideas that you may find wrong, even noxious,” she said.

The No Vacancy signs might soon be lighting up outside campus safe spaces everywhere (not to mention a “vacancy” sign outside the chancellor’s office).

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