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Tucker Carlson: Capitol riot is being weaponized to punish Biden's political enemies

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Tucker Carlson
Primetime Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed the Biden administration and the Democratic Party's obsession over the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, and said the riot is being used as motivation to punish Biden's political opponents.

"Because of January 6, says the chief law enforcement officer in the United States of America and many other members of Joe Biden's cabinet, we must now use law enforcement and military force to arrest, imprison, and otherwise crush anyone who leads opposition to Joe Biden's government," Tucker said. "That's their position. They say that out loud. They did today."

"So what is this exactly?" Tucker continued. "Well, it's a big change in the way the United States government assesses and then treats its own citizens. We are living through the transformation of a formerly democratic Republic into something else. We're looking at growing authoritarianism."

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Eye 2

Irrelevant Killary: Questioning election results is doing Putin's work -- 'Very dangerous'

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Hillary Clinton strives to stay in the spotlight
Wednesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautioned former President Donald Trump and other elected officials from questioning election results.

After claiming Russian President Vladimir Putin "helped elect Trump" in 2016 instead of her, Clinton said suggesting the 2020 presidential election was rigged or not conducted fairly is doing the work of Putin. She explained Putin wants to "sow distrust" and "sow divisiveness" in the United States.

Comment: Hearing Shrillary bleat on about 'protecting the Constitution' would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad. From being slipped debate questions in 2016 to hinky primary results, to threats to question her own election loss, she is the epitome of political corruption. The rest of the interview is MSNBC fawning interspersed with neocon boilerplate talking points.


Snakes in Suits

German MP warns of rise in far-right extremists, says they're protesting "side-by-side" with opponents of lockdown

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FILE PHOTO: German special policemen SEK search a housing area in the eastern city of Chemnitz.
Authorities in Germany said Tuesday that the number of far-right extremists in the country increased last year as neo-Nazis sought to join protests against pandemic-related restrictions.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said authorities counted 33,300 far-right extremists in 2020, an increase of almost 4% from the previous year.

"Far-right extremists were repeatedly able to protest side-by-side" with non-extremist opponents of the pandemic restrictions, Seehofer said.


Comment: 'Able to protest side-by-side'? That's a strange way of putting it.


The minister added that it was worrying how the protesters often didn't distance themselves from the far-right extremists marching among them.

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Quenelle - Golden

Fox News reporter accuses network of 'muzzling' her & others, will release exposé of recordings with Project Veritas

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Ivory Hecker, a reporter with the Houston affiliate of Fox News, fired a surprising broadside at the network, accusing it of suppressing reporting that didn't fit the desired narrative, and promising to expose it.

During a live report on Monday, Hecker alleged that "Fox Corp. has been muzzling" her and possibly other reporters "to keep certain information from you, the viewers."

"I am going to be releasing some recordings about what goes on behind the scenes at Fox," she said, pointing to the controversial conservative outfit Project Veritas. The material is supposed to be published by the outlet on Tuesday.

Comment: Below are just some of the exposés Project Veritas has published in the last few years. It's rather telling that whistleblowers have no choice but to go to independent outlets to get their message out because the mainstream media are now fully complicit in government corruption:


Wolf

"Four more weeks to, er..." - The UK government's weakest excuse for a lockdown yet

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What justifies a lockdown? That's the question which, 16 months after the policy was introduced into Western democracies as a draconian tool of disease management, we still don't have a clear answer to. First sold to the public as a way of mitigating peak health service demand during the initial pandemic wave (and thus supposedly saving lives by ensuring more people could get treated - ignore the irony that the overuse of ventilators during those first few weeks likely increased the mortality rate), the justification has evolved over time. In November it was a "circuit breaker" to save Christmas, though Christmas was not saved. In January it was to buy time to allow the most vulnerable to receive at least their first vaccine dose, though it turned out that was not enough to restore our freedoms.

Yesterday the Prime Minister and his scientific flunkies Chris Witless and Patrick Unbalanced unveiled the Government's latest excuse to keep the restrictions going. "The objective of this short delay," said the Prime Minister, "is to use these crucial weeks to save thousands of lives, of lives that would otherwise be lost... by vaccinating millions more people as fast as we can."

Comment: Sweden didn't lockdown and fared better than countries that did; Texas has lifted all restrictions and has not suffered for it; clearly this is not about a 'deadly virus':

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Magnify

Biden denies Ukraine's claim that NATO 'confirmed' they can join

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President Joe Biden did not confirm that Ukraine will be joining NATO as Zelensky stated on Twitter.
President Biden on Monday directly denied Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky's claim that NATO leaders agreed to allow his country to join the military alliance.

Biden refused to give a "yes" or "no" to Ukraine joining NATO while at the alliance's annual summit in Belgium.

"It depends on whether they meet the criteria. The fact is, they still have to clean up corruption. The fact is, they have to meet other criteria to get into the action plan. And so it's, you know, school's out on that question. It remains to be seen," Biden said at a press conference that was over two hours late in starting and lasted just over 16 minutes.


Comment: Biden highlighting corruption in Ukraine is surprising because he profited from and was directly involved in corruption in the country. It also seems a little odd because the US needs to keep Ukraine on-side because they're using them as proxies to provoke Russia. But, perhaps the recent, additional, payment from the Pentagon of $150 million dollars for arms that will 'improve Ukraine's lethality' will serve as temporary hush money?

It's also notable that the conference only lasted for 16 minutes; is this perhaps yet another sign of just how quickly Biden's health is deteriorating? It's no wonder he daren't do a press conference with Putin; Putin who is renowned for his Q&A's that can easily go on for hours.


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Star of David

Israel just got the most rightwing Prime Minister ever, and liberal Zionists celebrate

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Naftali Bennett with Israel's Chief of Staff, Aviv Kochavi, May 27, 2021
A racist, religious-fundamentalist war-criminal land squatter in the form of Bennett, is now the cause of celebrations by the Israeli left, because they think the great change has come.

It's final - a new government was sworn in last night in Israel, following a razor-thin confidence vote of 60-59. The planned 61 majority was altered by an abstention from Palestinian-Bedouin lawmaker Said al-Harumi from the conservative Palestinian Islamic United Arab List (Ra'am), which is part of the government, because of yet more imminent Israeli village destructions in southern Israel. The first term in the rotation agreement between the far-right Naftali Bennett and centrist Yair Lapid is Bennett's - he is supposed to be Prime Minister until August 2023.

Bennett, of the religious-Zionist settler party Yamina ("rightwards"), is the most rightwing Prime Minister Israel ever had.

Many Zionists, especially on the left, are celebrating. The new government might mark the end of the long Netanyahu era, which has lasted longer than any other premiership, by far, including Israel's 'founding father' Ben-Gurion. Netanyahu has ruled now for 12 consecutive years, and the 1996-99 term adds another 3.

You could think it was Independence Day - thousands were celebrating with confetti and Israeli flags at the Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, as well as in other locations in Israel that identify themselves as bastions of the left. But this is the Zionist left, and when it's Zionism, the relativity is inside a paradigm which is rightwing in its ultra-nationalism.

And that's how Naftali Bennett is now going to be sanitised as a liberal: because he is supposedly this dragonslayer who ousted Netanyahu. The dragonslayer's party only got 7 seats in the last election - Lapid's party got 17 - but the Israeli logic says that this is the necessary pragmatism to make it work, to just get through this one, as it were.

Comment: Sounds like Israel has just opened a bigger can of worms. We shall see.


Propaganda

The enduring false narrative about the PULSE Massacre shows the power of media propaganda

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits the site of Pulse
July 22, 2016 • Orlando, Florida
Politicians and activists should stop ratifying the fiction that Omar Mateen was motivated by anti-LGBT hatred. It dishonors the victims and obscures the real motive.

On the fifth anniversary of the PULSE nightclub massacre in Orlando, numerous senators, politicians and activist groups commemorated that tragic event by propagating an absolute falsehood: namely, that the shooter, Omar Mateen, was motivated by anti-LGBT animus. The evidence is definitive and conclusive that this is false — Mateen, like so many others who committed similar acts of violence, was motivated by rage over President Obama's bombing campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and chose PULSE at random without even knowing it was a gay club — yet this media-consecrated lie continues to fester.

On Saturday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) falsely described the massacre as an "unspeakable act of hate toward the LGBTQ+ community." Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) went even further, claiming "the LGBTQ+ community was targeted and killed — all because they dared to live their lives." Her fellow Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin, claimed forty-nine lives were lost due to "anti-LGBTQ hate" (he forgot the +). These false claims were compiled by the gay socialist activist Matt Thomas, who correctly objected: "the shooter literally picked PULSE at random from Google after security was too tight at the mall he went to first," adding that while LGBT groups "are hopeless of course," too much money and power is at stake for them to give up this self-serving fiction. But he asked, "Shouldn't the bar be a little higher for senators?"

Comment: Propaganda's job is to sway opinion and create a social consensus to either reinforce a trend or nail a target. Truth is never the objective.


Star of David

Israel abandoned global arena under Netanyahu, says new foreign minister vowing to restore ties

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New Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid
The changes to Tel Aviv's diplomacy comes after the opposition coalition of right, left and centrist parties won the confidence vote on Sunday thus paving the way to form a new government and bring to an end the unbroken 12-year run of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who in the Nineties had served as prime minister for three years.

New Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has lambasted the foreign policy of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming that under him Tel Aviv
"abandoned the international arena and spoiled ties with some of its important allies - both in Europe and the US. Our relationship has been neglected and become hostile with too many governments. Shouting that everyone is anti-Semitic isn't a policy or a work plan, even if it sometimes feels right."
Lapid specifically indicated that because of the actions of previous cabinets, Tel Aviv ended up having "hostile" ties with Europe, holding Netanyahu responsible for perpetuating this state of affairs.

He went on to point out the mistakes his predecessors and the former prime minister made regarding relations with Israel's greatest ally - the US. He called out Netanyahu over carrying out the "careless and dangerous gamble" of focusing "exclusively" on the Republican Party, ignoring their Democrat counterparts. Lapid said:
"We [now] find ourselves with a Democrat White House, Senate and House and they are angry. We need to change the way we work with them."

Megaphone

It's not us, it's you: Obama blames MSM and social media for Americans retreating to echo chambers

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Former US President Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama has pointed the finger at the media and social networks, arguing they are to blame for the growing divisions among Americans - even as he himself admitted the divide grew under his watch.

While heaping praise on the current president during a Monday interview, Obama condemned media outlets for polarizing the American people, saying that those who watch Fox News and read the New York Times "perceive a different reality." Despite the divide, he said Joe Biden is well equipped to bridge the gap between the two.

The former president argued that the country has been torn apart by a "combination of political, cultural, ideological and geographical divisions," insisting, however, that when he first ran for the office America was far more unified.

In the time since, preexisting yet benign differences have been magnified by social media, he said, claiming that this has allowed netizens to live in their own bubbles with like-minded people and avoid considering other views.

However, Obama himself can hardly be considered blameless in Americans' race to the bottom, given his petty refusal to even utter ex-President Donald Trump's name while Trump was in office

Comment: Obama's legacy and reputation are tied to Biden - the real loose cannon of concern. All the rest is deflection.