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By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-22 23:49:00 -0500
00m43s  Empire of lies.  (Jussie and the media.) 04m42s  The other Smollett.  (The human vomedy.) 12m57s  A skirmish in the Cold Civil War.  (It's not really about what it's about.) 18m32s  The New York Times doubles down on race denialism.  (The embarrassing Ms Harmon.) 26m17s  Meeting a black mathematician.  (An institution in decay.) 29m55s  The Aurora shooting.  (Black shooter, nonblack victim...
By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-22 23:20:00 -0500

Sharpton

The Jussie Smollett story has finally attained the point of total Narrative Collapse: The Chicago cops have charged Mr. Smollett with filing a false police report. That's a felony that could carry jail time. Jussie Smollett is out free on ten thousand dollars cash bail.

What. A. Surprise.

Among the many, many things illustrated by the Jussie Smollett case is this one:

  • If you want a clear picture of what's happening in our society, you should ignore the Main Stream news outlets and go to Dissident Right websites

…if you can find one that hasn't been de-platformed, de-funded, de-Twittered, de-YouTubed, de-PayPal-ed, de-Facebooked, and so on.

While MSM journalists on six- and seven-digit salaries were gasping, swooning, and clutching their pearls, giving unqualified credence to Smollett's story, we Deplorable bigots out here on the un-Respectable Right were calling hoax.

VDARE.com’s Nicholas Stix—who, by the way, should you get the chance to meet him in one of our clandestine gatherings down in the catacombs, is a first-class journalist who would have been a household name back in the days when mainstream journalism meant something more than just parroting the CultMarx narrative—Nicholas Stix called hoax on January 29th, the very day it was first reported.

Steve Sailer expressed a guarded skepticism the following day:

This one is so absurd-sounding … that I'm wondering if it might not be true.

As Steve went on to point out, Smollett's tale apparently didn't sound at all absurd to Bigfoot media commentators and Democratic Presidential candidates. They swallowed it whole.

In my chosen lifetime mission as Sailer's Bulldog, I took a similar line in the February 1st Radio Derb:

I'll allow … that it might have happened, probability in the range two to five percent.

Steve and I were too cautious and Nicholas Stix's journalistic instincts were correct: This was an obvious hoax from the start.

Cautious as Steve and I were, though, with our credence down at that two-to-five-percent level, we at least weren't all-in gullible, like the fools who populate our Big Media outlets and political campaigns.

For them it's Narrative, Narrative, Narrative. Facts, probabilities, and precedents [The list of bogus ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era is long,  by Tamar Lapin, NYPost, February 21, 2019] count for nothing.

This is our society: an Empire Of Lies.

By James Fulford on 2019-02-22 20:17:00 -0500
The boys over at Powerline had better watch it, or the $PLC will hatelist them. Today, the blog's John Hinderaker committed the mortal sin of quoting VDare.com's Steve Sailer and his prediction last week that the story of Emmett Till would show up in The New York Times this week because Jussie Smollett's story was falling apart: The Resurrection of Emmett Till,February 22, 2019. Sure enough, the Ti...
By James Kirkpatrick on 2019-02-22 14:25:00 -0500
Sebastian Kurz, the charismatic Chancellor of Austria, recently met with President Donald Trump. The sight of a young nationalist leader meeting with journalists' most hated enemy led to some sneering coverage from American media outlets. One example was the tone of an interview Chancellor Kurz did with The Washington Post. Lally Weymouth simply berated Kurz, who, it should be remembered, leads a c...
By James Fulford on 2019-02-22 12:12:00 -0500
The libertarians at Reason Magazine point out that there's no "hate speech" exception to the First Amendment: Here are couple of non-hate podcasts. The Z-Man's latest roundup: Henry Wolff and Paul Kersey on "Fear Mongrels": It's called "Fear Mongrels" because on Good Morning America, Jussie Smollett spoke about "These Fear Mongrels ... Trying To Separate Us". He meant "fearmongers", but his voca...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-21 22:50:00 -0500
  As I predicted in a February 15, 2019 iSteve post on the New York Times’ credulous coverage of Jussie’s Hate Hoax: I imagine we’ll once again be deluged with NYT stories about late-breaking developments in the Emmett Till case. Has J. Edgar Hoover personally taken command of the Emmett Till investigation yet? What do Democratic Presidential contenders Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver h...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-21 22:45:00 -0500
From the New York Times: 2020 Democrats Embrace Race-Conscious Policies, Including Reparations By Astead W. Herndon, Feb. 21, 2019 From the very first day of the 2020 presidential race, when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts blamed “generations of discrimination” for black families earning far less than white households, Democratic hopefuls have broadly emphasized racial justice and closin...
By Steve Sailer on 2019-02-21 22:39:00 -0500
From the New York Times: What I Learned While Reporting on the Dearth of Black Mathematicians My recent reporting has highlighted why racial exclusion in “the queen of the sciences’’ may matter most of all. By Amy Harmon. Feb. 20, 2019 … There were several reasons I felt that the toll this type of bigotry — which often goes undocumented — takes on black mathematicians was worth reporting on. One ...
By Brenda Walker on 2019-02-21 22:34:00 -0500
The front page of Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times had a truly dispiriting message, namely that just a couple years after a record drought, California has done nothing to store water during a rare rainy winter. In fact, much of the precious water is being dumped into the ocean with little attempt to capture it. A headline from 2017 read California’s Five-Year Drought Was Worst in Nearly 450 Years fo...
By Matthew Richer on 2019-02-21 20:03:00 -0500

See also A Reader Reports Travis Allen’s Challenge To “The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure“ (RINOs) In California

I attended an annual Christmas gathering of conservatives in Sacramento In the wake of California’s disastrous 2018 midterms—the Democrats elected a supermajority in the legislature and a new Social Justice Warrior as governor. I saw despair and defeat in every eye. This gathering has been shrinking in size every year because so many of the former attendees have moved to other states. I wouldn’t be surprised if next year they canceled it altogether. It is hard to deny that, to adapt von Clausewitz’s standard for victory, the will of patriotic California to resist the Great Replacement has been broken. 

Former State Senator Ted Gaines—currently the senior Republican in the state—addressed this gathering and said that California’s only hope is that the Trump Administration intervenes and comes to the state’s rescue.

Virtually everyone present agreed.

Since at least 1965 Social Justice Warriors have been diligently working to break our will to resist demographic change through mass immigration—and in California at least, that strategy has been an undeniable success.

Today, the California that elected Ronald Reagan governor twice is now a majority-minority state ruled by a Democratic Party supermajority, not because they have won any battle of ideas, but because they have won the demographic battle that Californians once resisted, and that GOP elites shamelessly conceded, many years ago. [Dems Gain Veto Proof Supermajority in California Legislature, by Morgan Gstalter, The Hill, November 12, 2018]

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By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-22 23:20:00 -0500

Sharpton

The Jussie Smollett story has finally attained the point of total Narrative Collapse: The Chicago cops have charged Mr. Smollett with filing a false police report. That's a felony that could carry jail time. Jussie Smollett is out free on ten thousand dollars cash bail.

What. A. Surprise.

Among the many, many things illustrated by the Jussie Smollett case is this one:

  • If you want a clear picture of what's happening in our society, you should ignore the Main Stream news outlets and go to Dissident Right websites

…if you can find one that hasn't been de-platformed, de-funded, de-Twittered, de-YouTubed, de-PayPal-ed, de-Facebooked, and so on.

While MSM journalists on six- and seven-digit salaries were gasping, swooning, and clutching their pearls, giving unqualified credence to Smollett's story, we Deplorable bigots out here on the un-Respectable Right were calling hoax.

VDARE.com’s Nicholas Stix—who, by the way, should you get the chance to meet him in one of our clandestine gatherings down in the catacombs, is a first-class journalist who would have been a household name back in the days when mainstream journalism meant something more than just parroting the CultMarx narrative—Nicholas Stix called hoax on January 29th, the very day it was first reported.

Steve Sailer expressed a guarded skepticism the following day:

This one is so absurd-sounding … that I'm wondering if it might not be true.

As Steve went on to point out, Smollett's tale apparently didn't sound at all absurd to Bigfoot media commentators and Democratic Presidential candidates. They swallowed it whole.

In my chosen lifetime mission as Sailer's Bulldog, I took a similar line in the February 1st Radio Derb:

I'll allow … that it might have happened, probability in the range two to five percent.

Steve and I were too cautious and Nicholas Stix's journalistic instincts were correct: This was an obvious hoax from the start.

Cautious as Steve and I were, though, with our credence down at that two-to-five-percent level, we at least weren't all-in gullible, like the fools who populate our Big Media outlets and political campaigns.

For them it's Narrative, Narrative, Narrative. Facts, probabilities, and precedents [The list of bogus ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era is long,  by Tamar Lapin, NYPost, February 21, 2019] count for nothing.

This is our society: an Empire Of Lies.

By Matthew Richer on 2019-02-21 20:03:00 -0500

See also A Reader Reports Travis Allen’s Challenge To “The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure“ (RINOs) In California

I attended an annual Christmas gathering of conservatives in Sacramento In the wake of California’s disastrous 2018 midterms—the Democrats elected a supermajority in the legislature and a new Social Justice Warrior as governor. I saw despair and defeat in every eye. This gathering has been shrinking in size every year because so many of the former attendees have moved to other states. I wouldn’t be surprised if next year they canceled it altogether. It is hard to deny that, to adapt von Clausewitz’s standard for victory, the will of patriotic California to resist the Great Replacement has been broken. 

Former State Senator Ted Gaines—currently the senior Republican in the state—addressed this gathering and said that California’s only hope is that the Trump Administration intervenes and comes to the state’s rescue.

Virtually everyone present agreed.

Since at least 1965 Social Justice Warriors have been diligently working to break our will to resist demographic change through mass immigration—and in California at least, that strategy has been an undeniable success.

Today, the California that elected Ronald Reagan governor twice is now a majority-minority state ruled by a Democratic Party supermajority, not because they have won any battle of ideas, but because they have won the demographic battle that Californians once resisted, and that GOP elites shamelessly conceded, many years ago. [Dems Gain Veto Proof Supermajority in California Legislature, by Morgan Gstalter, The Hill, November 12, 2018]

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2019-02-21 18:16:00 -0500
In the Venezuelan crisis, said President Donald Trump in Florida, "All options are on the table." And if Venezuela's generals persist in their refusal to break with Nicolas Maduro, they could "lose everything." Another example of Yankee bluster and bluff? Or is Trump prepared to use military force to bring down Maduro and install Juan Guaido, the president of the national assembly who has declared...
By Ann Coulter on 2019-02-20 16:53:00 -0500

For decades, voters have been lied to by politicians promising to crack down on immigration. We vote and we vote and we vote, and nothing ever changes. Wage-lowering, culture-destroying policies manage to appear in every bill Congress passes.

We finally got sick of it and voted for Trump. He promised to build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam. No matter how much the establishment screamed at him, he never backed down.

To call Trump's promise to build a wall his "central campaign promise" routinizes it. That promise was indispensable to his election in a way that no other president's campaign promises ever were.

Trump had none of the qualities voters typically look for in a president. He hadn't been vice president, a U.S. senator or governor of California. There was little about his character to inspire a nation.

Trump's mandate on immigration was the loudest bell ever to be rung in American politics.

While I admire people's loyalty to the first presidential candidate to speak honestly about America's problems, what if they're being loyal to a false front?

The bill President Trump signed last Friday is worse than anything Hillary could ever have gotten through Congress.

By Michelle Malkin on 2019-02-19 22:30:00 -0500

Fakenewsaboutfakenooses

Earlier by Steve Sailer (2014) How Many Media Manias Over White Racism Have Turned Out to be Fiascos?

Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the "mainstream media"?

Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett's absurd hate crime claims, few in the "professional" journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone's a Johnny-come-lately debunker.

And everyone's making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle?

I'm especially looking at you, Robin Roberts. You and ABC's "Good Morning America" willingly played public relations agents for Smollett last week while his story was already falling apart and he refused to be fully transparent with investigators. Now, you defend yourselves by hiding behind a veil of ignorance about hate crimes hoaxes.

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