Back in those ancient days when teletypes gave us the sound effects for news, the Associated Press was esteemed as the gold standard of objective news coverage. Inside a liberal media bubble, that pretense continues, but for decades now, the AP has tacked hard to port along with the rest of the media establishment. They’ll deny it, of course, because that’s what they do.
The latest season of Netflix’s Canadian teen drama, Degrassi: Next Class, perfectly captures the left’s social agenda for 2017. The show’s 4th season, which was released July 7, features a character to represent every social issue liberals obsess over. More than half of the characters on the show are queer and/or non-monogamous, and the liberal propaganda in the show ranges from Syrian refugees (one of whom is a lesbian), to a gender non-conforming girl, to lesbian prom queens, to three students participating in a polyamorous relationship.
National Public Radio is living up to its brand as a taxpayer-funded sandbox for leftists with a new online feature on the NPREd blog headlined “Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid.”
Kayla Lattimore began by celebrating children’s author Innosanto Nagara, who wanted a "woke" two-year-old and NPR can hook you up with "social change" radicals:
A recent New York Times op-ed took aim at Democratic female senators, accusing them that contrary to popular liberal opinion, feminism isn’t for everyone – at least when it comes to Muslim women who oppose Sharia law.
Scholars and Muslim activists Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra W. Nomani wrote a piece titled “They Brushed Off Kamala Harris. Then She Brushed Us Off.” They exposed the absolute hypocrisy that they experienced from feminists on the left.
On Wednesday, Filipino soldiers discovered seventeen bodies of civilians – five of them reportedly decapitated -- the latest in a string of casualties in the embattled town of Marawi. But the nets didn’t report the news; in fact, although the ISIS-inspired terrorism gripping Marawi – and targeted especially at Christians – began five weeks ago, the network news shows have spent a total of only 25 seconds on the ongoing conflict there.
While feminist media continue to lament the so-called “war on women” in America, the real war is happening abroad – especially in ISIS-controlled regions of the Middle East. In one of the most horrific examples of the terrorist group’s violence yet, a starving Yazidi woman was held captive without food for three days, before being offered a plate of rice and meat. After consuming the meal, she was informed that had just eaten the flesh of her one-year-old son, who had also been captured by the militants.
It’s been one year since the Lebanese Christian village of Qaa was targeted by eight ISIS suicide bombers – an atrocity that killed five and wounded 32. Had this horror happened in the west, it would have garnered copious media coverage. But the American network news shows didn’t mention it.
History repeats itself. And, today, it’s playing out in the “parallels” between the Middle East and Armenian Genocides. According to one former U.S. ambassador to Armenia, the ISIS genocide against Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East is strikingly similar to that which Armenians faced over a century ago.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post broke a disturbing development in the story of a Muslim girl killed by an illegal immigrant in an apparent case of road rage. According to The Post, a week prior to the slaying, accused murderer Darwin Martinez Torres put a woman in the hospital. Torres “had punched, choked and sexually assaulted her and was a member of the MS-13 street gang.” Previously, only ABC and NBC had touched the story at all. But despite these new details about the alleged murderer, the story was nowhere to be seen during their evening broadcasts.
What’s a liberal newspaper to do when a member of one preferred identity group murders a member of another favored identity group? Answer? Ignore the first group completely. The other day the Washington Post headlined this sad story: "Funeral, vigil for Muslim teen killed in attack near mosque draw throngs."
In an article posted yesterday, Salon politics writer Chauncey DeVega trashed Republican Rep. Steve Scalise as a "bigot" and accused the Republican party of being a "sociopathic" entity that has "weaponized" the Scalise shooting and is "drunk on conspiracy theories and other hallucinogenic beliefs." He also repeated the discredited claim that Scalise spoke to a "white supremacist" group in 2002, and even went so far as to claim that he was an "honored guest" for the racist group.
On Monday, the news of a Muslim girl being killing in northern Virginian went viral as speculation swirled that she was the victim of a hate crime. According to police, the tragic incident was the result of road rage by Darwin Martinez Torrez, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador. That night, both CBS and NBC ignored the story, while ABC hid Torrez’s legal status. It took NBC until Wednesday night to mention the murder, and even then they censored his legal status while pushing the idea that it was a hate crime.