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Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon joins Tucker Carlson to discuss New York Times hit-piece

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Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss The New York Times hit-piece which smeared the satire site as a "far-right misinformation site."

"The problem is, like it or not, The New York Times is considered a reliable source. So, you know, when the social networks are looking to decide who's satire, who's misinformation, who's fake news...they look to The New York Times, they look to Snopes, they look to CNN," Dillon said. The Babylon Bee CEO recently threatened to sue The New York Times for their false claims.

"They're making these mischaracterizations about us. We have to take it seriously and we've got to come on here and do it, even though we don't want to. We want to keep things light. We got to send demand letters. We got to threaten to sue because otherwise we're going to get mis-characterized and we're going to get the boot from social media," Dillon said firing back at the New York Times.

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Basketball legend Charles Barkley to exit 'Inside the NBA,' slams cancel culture and social justice warriors

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Basketball legend Charles Barkley announced he will be leaving TNT's Inside the NBA after decades of hosting the show and blamed cancel culture for his departure.

Appearing on Washington sports-radio station WJFK, 106.7 The Fan, Barkley lambasted social justice warriors for creating online attacks while slamming his boss and co-hosts for refusing to standup against the radical left mob, according to the Washington Times.

"It's gotten so out of hand right now, I couldn't imagine having to watch myself. You can't even have fun nowadays without these jackasses trying to get you canceled and things like that," Barkley expressed. He said that he will remain on the show for two more years and that management can "kiss my a-s" when he departs.

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A composer condemned arson. Now no one will hire him

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"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."

Until last year, Daniel Elder — a 34-year-old musician who lives in Nashville, Tennessee — had a promising career ahead of him. The theme of the prize-winning composer's work, truth through emotion, is evident across his catalogue of choral music, including his debut commercial album, The Heart's Reflection.

Elder isn't composing very much these days. And even if he were, no one in the industry is willing to buy his work. His publisher has blackballed him. Local choral directors refuse to program his music for fear of provoking a backlash. They won't even let him sing in the choir.

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'FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol': Tucker Carlson claims the January 6 insurrection was planned by the government

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Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night said that FBI agents were 'organizing' the January 6 insurrection, and said that questions needed to be asked about their role.
Tucker Carlson claimed Tuesday that the Capitol rioters who were named as 'unindicted co-conspirators' in court documents, were actually federal agents, orchestrating the attack.

Carlson on Tuesday night referenced a report in Revolver News, which looked into the indictments of the around 400 people charged over the January 6 unrest.

More than 2,000 criminal charges have been filed against 411 suspects, including hundreds of felonies such as assaulting officers and trespassing with a weapon.

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The woke capitalism con: 25 corporations marking Pride donated over $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians - study

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The study found that CVS supported sponsors of anti-trans legislation in Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee, through its corporate political action committee.
CVS Health, AT&T, Walmart and Comcast among companies that supported anti-LGBTQ+ candidates, Popular Information reports.

June is Pride month, and many US corporations are advertising their support for the LGBTQ+ community. A new study, however, has found that 25 companies otherwise eager to wave the rainbow flag have donated more than $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ federal and state politicians over the past two years.

The study, released on Monday by the Popular Information newsletter, found that alongside pronouncements of LGBTQ+ support, corporations including CVS, AT&T, Walmart and Comcast have supported candidates who seek to block or otherwise restrict equal rights based on gender or sexual orientation.

Comment: Corporations being woke isn't a statement of solidarity for an oppressed group, it's a marketing strategy meant to convey the idea that they care. They don't. Their bottom line will always trump 'diversity, equity and inclusion' every day of the week. To assume otherwise is hopelessly naive.

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US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

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A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to come true.

Many QAnon followers believe former President Donald Trump was fighting enemies within the so-called deep state to expose a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibals operating a child sex trafficking ring. Trump's loss to President Joe Biden disillusioned some believers in "The Storm," a supposed reckoning in which Trump's enemies would be tried and executed. Some adherents have now pivoted into believing that Trump is the "shadow president" or that Biden's victory was a sham.

The report was compiled by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security and released Monday by Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat. It predicts that while some QAnon adherents will pull back, others "likely will begin to believe they can no longer 'trust the plan' referenced in QAnon posts and that they have an obligation to change from serving as 'digital soldiers' towards engaging in real world violence."

Comment: Qanon has been a American Intelligence psy-op from the beginning. The movement will get violent if they want it to get violent.

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Eye 2

The rising menace of marriage predators who prey on people with dementia, steal all their money & torment them to their grave

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Predatory marriage is becoming a major concern, with one British MP calling for law changes to clamp down on those who take advantage of vulnerable old people. RT spoke to some who have suffered the devastating hurt it can cause.

Kathy Bates won an Oscar for scaring the living daylights out of audiences for her portrayal of a psychopath in the film adaptation of Stephen King's thriller 'Misery'.

However, crazed individuals like that are more common in society than we think. And their cover is increasingly as a loving husband or wife of their victim. Confused? Welcome to the growing world of predatory marriage.

The phenomenon involves elderly people, unable to make their own decisions, often due to dementia, who have been coerced into tying the knot. The problem can prove so damaging that the UK Labour Party MP Fabian Hamilton is demanding a change in the law to prevent it.

RT spoke to several people who have first-hand experience of the terrifying consequences.

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3,000 unruly passengers so far this year -- 2,300 cases over mask wearing: FAA

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Acts of aggression are skyrocketing to troubling highs on airplanes.

Airlines have now reported 3,000 cases of disruptive passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this year, and the vast majority -- 2,300 -- involve people who refused to wear a mask.

The FAA is investigating the highest number of potential violations of federal law in unruly passenger cases since they began keeping records in 1995. The agency has identified 394 cases this year where passengers have potentially broken the law by "interfering with the duties of a crew member."

This is more than double the amount of cases investigated in 2020 and two and half times the amount in 2019.

"In a typical year the agency will end up taking this type of enforcement action in about 100 to 160 enforcement cases so it's nothing new," FAA Chief Steve Dickson told ABC News last month. "What really is new is the volume that we're seeing right now."

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New evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by December 2019

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A woman wearing a mask crosses 34th street on April 6, 2020 in New York City
A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the latest and largest study to suggest that the new coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019 — weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials.

The analysis is not definitive, and some experts remain skeptical, but federal health officials are increasingly accepting a timeline in which small numbers of COVID-19 infections may have occurred in the U.S. before the world ever became aware of a dangerous new virus erupting in China.

"The studies are pretty consistent," said Natalie Thornburg of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Comment: That the coronavirus seemed to emerge in multiple locations was also confirmed by China: Chinese Govt: 'Covid-19 began as multiple separate outbreaks globally, we were just the first to report'


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Hungary passes law banning LGBT propaganda targeted at children, passes 157-1

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.

The conservative ruling party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban introduced the legislation, which is the latest effort to curtail the rights of gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people in the central European nation.

Hungary's National Assembly passed the bill on a 157-1 vote. The ruling Fidesz party has a parliamentary majority, and lawmakers from the right-wing Jobbik party also endorsed the measure. One independent lawmaker voted against it.