Category Archives: Journalism

CNN Self-Aggrandizing Mediocrity, Brooke Baldwin, Steps Down

Celebrity, Ethics, Etiquette, Feminism, Gender, Journalism, Left-Liberalism, Media, Propaganda

Brooke Baldwin, you will never be, as you boast here, “innovative, creative, or [an agent for] change.” Never.

To deploy the idiom of the Bell Curve distribution, Brooke seems to me to be the Mode, the most common value in a set, her opinions and range of ideas falling comfortably with the most frequently occurring among her tribe.

Baldwin is an ego in an anchor’s chair. She has shown herself over the years to be indistinguishable from the condescending, arrogant cretins with whom she has worked. Now she has an announcement so important that she tells all. After all, she is not merely a cog in the CNN org …

If you doubt what I say, here is the Barely-A-Blog Brooke Baldwin dossier of dastardly positions and poses, such as when the “humorless CNN anchor berated Border Patrol for joking with sainted, separated kids.”

Fake News USA Assert The Security Of The Election System, BUT Refuse To Investigate It

Argument, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, Journalism, Media, Reason, Technology

CNN’s Jeremy Diamond and his American circle-jerk of progressive, activist reporters ought to take lessons from BBC’s James Clayton, of “Click,” a BBC program.

Six minutes and 12 seconds into the clip on digital voting, the coverage of “serious security issues” begins. Techies who’ve “reversed engineered voting systems” are worried.

BBC News clearly still does the job Fake News USA refuses to do: investigate the security of the election system, not simply assert it.

Jeremy Diamond, a specimen in the national, journalistic circle jerk, is CNN’s White House correspondent. He’s a reporter, not an opinion-purveyor. Yet opinion is what he and his cohort purvey.

While reporting, Diamond will constantly express his opinion by exclaiming how “remarkable” and “outlandish” it is that President Trump wishes to overturn “a democratically held election.”

Breathy exclamations of disgust, surprise and frustration have no place in the repertoire of a reporter. It’s one thing, moreover, had CNN and Mr. Diamond investigated the election-fraud claims wending their way through the Courts—there are constitutional violations uninvestigated by them, too. But they don’t. The aforementioned BBC program, Click, clearly has no issue investigating and concluding that digital voting, for one, is fraught.

Had the American media done the work required; then they could legitimately say, “Having investigated and reported on the election fraud allegation, we find that there is no …”

But Diamond and his CNN crooks do not argue their case; they use their powerful positions in front of the camera to assert their claims, relying on viewers not to know the difference.

The same can be said of every other reporter on the CNN and MSNBC Fake News makers. They all offer their opinions on panels of opinionaters and from the field. Abby Phillip is another young journalist like Diamond who does opinion, not reporting.

Under Kamala’s Administration, ‘The Process Of Trump’ Will Continue Apace

Democrats, Donald Trump, Federalism, Journalism, libertarianism, Liberty, Media, Political Philosophy, Race, Racism, Secession

Under Kamala’s administration, we’ll have parallel countries and presidencies. The divisions will deepen. Donald Trump will continue holding rallies, undermining the Kamala Administration. Low-grade upheaval against the Deep State will continue apace, all good things.

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; mere [secession] is loosed upon the world,” to borrow from William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” (1865-1939).

In this context, a must read is “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed,” the endorsement over whose pages is not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for The Process of Trump.

Correctly, Richard Spencer reminds me that, “One Pope will [still] have access to the bureaucracy and the military. So it won’t quite be like the Great Schism of old.”

Paul Craig Roberts, over at the Unz Review, is certainly well-attuned to what’s underway. In “Evidence Mounts of a Stolen Election,” he writes:

“The media speaks with one voice. The print, TV, NPR, social media, and the anti-Trump Internet sites exercise censorship and control the explanations. We are experiencing a well- designed and successful coup against … red-state America.”

The Democrat Party is now in the hands of indoctrinated leftists who despise the working class and champion “oppressed minorities.” Immigration floodgates will be thrown open. Red states will be cut out of the federal budget. Gutsy Republicans such as Devin Nunes and Jim Jorden will be falsely investigated, and Trump will be falsely prosecuted. The rest of us will be silenced in one way or the other.

Media election coverage has certainly been defined by the gloating smirks of demented distaff and their domesticated male cohort.

In this context, one realizes just how deep the institutional rot runs when one watches the genius of CNN’s John King, “The Machine,” who, on his feet, provided a county-by-county election analysis, doing the math as the numbers came in. King was also respectful of President Trump (an archaic, bit of journalistic professionalism, for which he had to keep apologizing, obsequiously).

Why do the low IQ Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper occupy an anchor’s chair at CNN, when the network has John King, a veteran news man and analyst, who also had the good sense to divorce Dana Bash, one of CNN’s Democrat groupies, who is way too visible, given her limited journo talents and fast-deteriorating looks (to mirror the inside).

Here the couple is in worse times (namely, when King was still smitten, before he got some sense):

What else? In Seattle, the voters voted for more life à la Portland; surrounding white people’s residences, berating their “old, white asses,” and terrifying them. It’s hard not despise one’s neighbors in liberal states.

I can never let go of Virginia, beloved home of James Madison, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, on and on, going commie. The Associated Press had called Virginia for Sleepy Joe Biden. The state has 13 electoral votes.

Third-World Election (in a country aspiring to become a more virtuous “Shithole Country“).

Only the media and a few favored factions cleave to the race narrative.

What’s new among toddler, lite libertarians? A non-thinker calls himself a thinker.

If The Federalist, a pretty mainstream magazine, says “the steal is on” …

Ben-Shap squeaked:

Tucker Carlson delivered. Poor Bill Hemmer not so much.

Interview: Ilana Mercer, Part 1: Roots, Writing, & Resistance

Canada, Conservatism, Critique, Ethics, Etiquette, Family, Ilana Mercer, Journalism, Paleoconservatism, Paleolibertarianism

Interview: Ilana Mercer, part 1: Roots, writing, & resistance, By Dissident Mama on Friday, September 25, 2020.

I gave an interview to an up-and-coming young star, Dissident Mama, aka Rebecca Dillingham. She writes:

“It’s been a long time in the making, but here it is: the first installment of my two-part interview with the always provocative and poignant Ilana Mercer. Part 2 should be published on Monday. Keep your eyes wide open for that – it promises to be explosive!”

The tagline at Ilana Mercer’s website is “Verbal swordplay for civilization.” Ain’t that the truth. The self-described paleolibertarian has been wielding words and fighting the good fight since well before I even thought about fleeing the clutches of feminism-atheism-socialism. She’s both provocative and poignant – a difficult thing to pull off anytime, much less in our postmodern dystopia.

I remember first stumbling upon Mercer at World Net Daily back in my neocon “daze” in the early 2000s. I recall being moved by not only her tenacity, but her cerebral style. Being such a prolific essayist, I then found her articles during my libertarian/ancap phase. And again, her writing spoke to me. Now, I’m what you’d call a paleoconservative/Southern traditionalist, and yet, there she is again: writing articles that say things we all want to say but don’t know how, or planting seeds for new thinking.

Now, I don’t always agree with Mercer. I’d say she speaks my language on most matters, but that’s really not what draws me to her work. When you read Mercer, you know that she’s coming to her conclusions through principled inquiry, deep research, a passion for justice, and an impatience with the insanity. In other words, she’s rational but on fire!

And Mercer can see through so many of the charades. Perhaps this is due to her years of experience or because, as Jack Kerwick says, “Ilana is in much greater supply of that ‘manly virtue’ than are most male writers today.”

As Southern stalwart Dr. Clyde Wilson explains of Mercer, “This is one libertarian who knows that the market is wonderful, but it is not everything.” Intellectual honesty like that is hard to come by these days, and that’s why Mercer’s writing is so damn good: it’s fearless and succinct. Bold and challenging. Accessible and engrossing.

Moreover, anyone who’s forever banned from Facebook, pegged as a hater by the SPLC, and given accolades by everyone from Peter Brimelow and Vox Day, to Tom Woods and Paul Gottfried, well, they’re pretty cool in my book. Plus, Mercer has become what I would call a mentor and a friend. So, for those of you who don’t already know her, please meet the never-to-be-duplicated Ilana Mercer. And folks who are already familiar with her and her independent streak, get ready to have your socks knocked off.

MORE… Ilana Mercer, part 1: Roots, writing, & resistance, By Dissident Mama on Friday, September 25, 2020.