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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Keeping Up With ‘Mr. Jones'
[Takimag] In the biopic Mr. Jones, the insidious Peter Sarsgaard plays Walter Duranty, the sinister New York Times Moscow correspondent who covered up Stalin's Ukraine famine of the early 1930s.

Duranty, who won a 1932 Pulitzer Prize for his PR work for the Kremlin in the Times, remains something of an enigma despite his notoriety as a propounder of Fake News. What motivated Duranty to paint such a rosy picture of the Five-Year Plan?

In an era of grim ideologues, Duranty was a charming mountebank. Journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, who knew him in Moscow during Duranty’s glory days in the 1930s, recalled four decades later:

I always enjoyed his company; there was something vigorous, vivacious, preposterous, about his unscrupulousness which made his persistent lying somehow absorbing.

In the years after the stock market crash of 1929, when only the Soviet Union appeared to have any money to spend, many intellectuals quickly became converts to Marxism. (Few, though, wondered where Stalin was getting the money to buy foreign factories and subsidize visits by luminaries like George Bernard Shaw.)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The NYT was and still is proud of his work. Should have told you everything about what the NYT stands for.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/09/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Ilhan Omar Won't Get Prosecuted for Immigration Fraud, Showing Who Really Has the Privilege
[PJ] Here is yet more evidence of the two-tier justice system we have in the United States. A "veteran insider" at the Department of Homeland Security revealed Wednesday that two different federal agencies have investigated Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Ankara) for months, but decided not to prosecute her for immigration fraud, despite clear and readily available evidence that she married her own brother as part of an elaborate immigration scam.

A key clue as to why there will be no prosecution can be seen in the fact that Omar has accused those who have researched her unusual marital arrangements of "Islamophobia." Ilhan Omar is a leftist, a black person, a woman, and a Muslim. These are the reasons why she will not be prosecuted. Anyone who dared to prosecute her would be excoriated in the establishment media as a racist "Islamophobe"; few have the courage to stand up against that onslaught.

And so Ilhan Omar can do whatever she wants, without fear of suffering any consequences. If you’re skeptical about that, ask yourself what the reaction would be if a conservative Republican Congressman, a white Christian man, was suspected of marrying his sister in order to commit immigration fraud. Do you think everyone would decline to prosecute in that case?

This is flagrant corruption, out in the open for anyone to see. Ilhan Omar is rubbing our noses in America’s current two-tier justice system. If one of the hoi polloi did something like this, he or she would face consequences. But Ilhan Omar knows she is golden. The standards that apply to other people don’t apply to her.

That is also clear from the fact that the curious case of her apparent marriage to her brother is not the only instance in which Omar has been found on the wrong side of the law. The controversial Congresswoman has a lengthy record of utter contempt for the law she has sworn to uphold and defend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/09/2020 01:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ilhan Omar is a leftist, a black person, a woman, and a Muslim. These are the reasons why she will not be prosecuted.

An absolutely shocking insight.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/09/2020 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  There are, other ways.
Posted by: H-T-A || 08/09/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Special rules for special people. The least special people are white Christian republican men. The facade of equality under the law is shredding quickly now but this particular POS really insults everything I still believe in.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/09/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Bill Barr is all over this one, too.
Posted by: Clem || 08/09/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

#5  If it keeps up, there will be special punishments for the special people. These people will so obviously be seen as above the law that someone will decide to show they aren't above justice.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/09/2020 15:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Bill Barr is all over this one, too.

LOL right...
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/09/2020 23:47 Comments || Top||

Five More Things You Probably Didn't Know about Susan Rice
National Review via Instapundit
Joe Biden is reportedly considering Barack Obama’s former national-security adviser Susan Rice to be his running mate. National Review’s Jim Geraghty recently told us "20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Susan Rice."

I worked with Rice during the Clinton administration and have five more things the public needs to know.

1. Rice was obsessed with U.N. peacekeeping to solve world conflicts.

2. Rice disliked hearing opposing views.

3. Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice did not get along because Rice refused to abide by the State Department’s chain of command.

4. Rice, not Clinton, took the fall for the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi because Clinton outsmarted her.

5. Rice was a key player in the Clinton administration’s bungling of African conflicts and genocide.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/09/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  6. Rice was a chronic liar...but then we all knew this.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/09/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Apparently, Rice has a 20 or something year old son who tends to be on the conservative side.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/09/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

Infographic: The Official NASA Guide To More Inclusive Space Terms
[Babylon Bee] NASA has just released this official guide to more inclusive space terms. We're glad they did this, because honestly, every time someone referred to a Cesar Chavez Galaxy as a "sombrero galaxy," a person of Latinx heritage somewhere died a little inside. We are happy that our space program is finally getting woke.

Great job, NASA! But still, do better. But great job.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/09/2020 01:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  WTF? Donald fire em.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/09/2020 23:46 Comments || Top||

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