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On MTV’s Video Music Awards on August 25, Taylor Swift won the Video of the Year award for her latest song “You Need to Calm Down.” It’s a song that trashes anyone still dissenting from the LGBTQ agenda, begging them to “control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / 'Cause shade never made anybody less gay.” The network news shows gushed over her leftist activism and the “Taylor Effect” they expect it to provide.



WASHINGTON — David Koch, one of the two celebrated Koch brothers known to millions of Americans who follow the news, passed away last Friday. He was 79. Now there is only one Koch brother to appear in the news. Yet the name Koch will be around for years. One sees the name frequently when business is being discussed, in discussions of the arts, in discussions of politics, particularly libertarian politics.



The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the “1619 Project,” to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation. Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine wrote the lead article, “America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One.” 



Dear fellow patriots: It's time to stop making nice with those who are waging war on ICE. Are you sick of your neighborhoods being hijacked by law enforcement-bashing thugs who prioritize every last illegal immigrant over law-abiding families, workers and employers? Are you sick of do-nothing politicians promising to take action while well-funded and well-organized protesters riot in our streets and obstruct criminal arrests?



San Francisco, a city described in song for its natural beauty, is descending into an abyss of homelessness, the use of sidewalks as toilets and a place you might not want to visit, much less live. The latest, but surely not the last demonstration of insanity, is San Francisco's Board of Supervisors’ adoption of new “person first” language guidelines meant to “change the public's perception of criminals.” 



In the midst of the daily tarring and feathering of President Trump by our “objective” press, we are treated to some precious moments where these badly disguised political operatives write something unintentionally hilarious. Take, for example, the New York Times story on August 26 headlined “Trump’s Allies Scour Internet to Punish Press.” They were outraged that someone would dare expose old tweets by journalists...they dish it out, but can't take it. 



In the midst of the daily tarring and feathering of President Trump by our “objective” press, we are treated to some precious moments where these badly disguised political operatives write something unintentionally hilarious. Take, for example, the New York Times story on August 26 headlined “Trump’s Allies Scour Internet to Punish Press.” They were outraged that someone would dare expose old tweets by journalists...they dish it out, but can't take it. 



For anyone who listens regularly to Rush Limbaugh, they are familiar with his thoughts on the far-left (the "deranged left" as he puts it) redefining America as a racist country founded in racism and also his thoughts on the increasing problems with a college education. And like clockwork, within the space of a week, examples of both pop up in the hard news. On the “America was founded as a racist country” front we have the lefty Slate to thank for publishing the transcript of a secretly recorded internal “townhall” at the New York Times



The press is getting worse at lying. Liberal media bias has been around for decades, but it often couched itself in subtle ways. An ignored story here, a lack of ideological labels there. Instead, we all shrugged. We know the truth. The charade is over. We all read Twitter and can see how news reporters can’t even hide their progressive bona fides on social media. That proved clear last year when media outlets reported on a mega-million dollar deal between Netflix and former President Barack Obama.



Sadly, Garfield creator Jim Davis sold his company Paws and Garfield to, wait for it… Nickelodeon – the far-left tween channel owned by the equally progressive Viacom, which inserts blatant propaganda promoting gun control on the Kids’ Choice Awards and SJW storylines in newer shows and revivals of past favorites, including the new transgender arc on the reboot of the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life.