Category Archives: presstitutes

Execrable, but not unexpected

…and they wonder why they’re perennially the lowest-rated cable news channel:

MSNBC host hopes Trayvon Martin ‘whooped the s–t out of George Zimmerman’

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said during an address at Cornell University this week that she hopes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “whooped the s–t” out of gunman George Zimmerman during their fatal encounter in 2012.


Harris-Perry’s address, which was captured and uploaded to YouTube by the university’s conservative group, the Cornell Review, continued: “And I hope he whooped the s–t out of George Zimmerman. And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.”

Neither Harris-Perry nor a spokesperson for MSNBC responded to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.

Quote of the day

Politifact and Me

On the bogus pseudomedical practices that 404care funds, and the licensure of their practitioners:

I once encountered a Whole Foods with a yoga studio inside it, and thought that if one could only get Chris Hayes to broadcast from there (there’s still time, Chris!) it would have constituted a turducken of lifestyle liberalism upon which there would be no improving, but losing your California acupuncturist’s license to the Sacramento taxman surely surpasses that.

Speaking of scraping the bottom of the barrel…

deliverance…here’s some homegrown depravity for you, in case you didn’t get your fill with ISIS’ latest:

Salon Defends Incest: Parents Having Sex With Their Kids Is “Normal” And The Sexual Attraction “Very Real”…

Following up on Science of Us’ recent illuminating interview with a woman who was engaged in a sexual relationship with her father, Jezebel on Tuesday published a gut-wrenching and thought-provoking essay from yet another victim of genetic sexual attraction (GSA). This time, it’s not a happy love story: in her remembrances of her experience with GSA, Vancouver-based writer Natasha Rose Chenier describes the psychological whirlwind of falling in romantic love with her biological father, whom she did not meet for the first time until she was 19.

Over a two-year period after they first met, Chenier explains, her father seduced her — but she also experienced a phenomenon that is estimated to affect at least half of relatives who meet as adults (though the figure is disputed).

The stupid…it burns!

France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?

When American audiences read of a dramatic event in a foreign country, they often frame it in terms of the political debates occurring at home. As such, it was no surprise that after shootings at the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris this week, some Americans began to wonder about gun control laws.

“Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” American reality television star Donald Trump wrote on Twitter shortly after the news broke. The tweet prompted both praise (over a thousand retweets) and scorn (Trump was labelled a “moron” and an “idiot” by other tweeters).

Trump, a perennial attention seeker, was likely attempting to score political points and insult liberals with his tweet. But behind the disingenuity, there is is a genuinely troubling question: Why didn’t France’s gun laws save the Charlie Hebdo victims?

Umm…perhaps it’s that, by definition, criminals don’t obey laws? Mohammed bin Hajji doesn’t give a damn about gun laws when he’s got his psychopathic rage on.  What’s one more broken law when he’s already getting his splodeydope on?

It’s not gun control.  It’s victim disarmament.

(h/t: JWF)

Ezra Klein beclowns himself with record speed


Perhaps Master Klein should familiarize himself with Occam’s Razor before putting his foot in his mouth again:

Everything You Need To Know About Voxsplaining The Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the office of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo is a grim reminder that the last couple hundred years of increased tolerance for unfettered speech is largely an anomaly. Viewed over the course of history, freedom of speech as an ideal can only be seen as a bizarre fetish, propagated by a few lone cranks and out of step with humanity’s preference for order, deference to raw power, and violence as a means of achieving those preferences.

I say this because, over at Vox, Ezra Klein has an article on the Charlie Hebdo attack that is wildly divorced from both current and past history. Klein writes that the murder of Charlie Hebdo’s employees “can’t be explained by a close read of an editorial product, and they needn’t be condemned on free speech grounds.”

“They can only be explained,” Klein continues, “by the madness of the perpetrators, who did something horrible and evil that almost no human beings anywhere ever do, and the condemnation doesn’t need to be any more complex than saying unprovoked mass slaughter is wrong.”

Basically Everything Ezra Klein Said Is Wrong

Continuing in the finest tradition of Walter Duranty, I see

New York Times Reports On Muslim Proselytizing During Charlie Hebdo Attack, Then Deletes It

Here’s the latest example of the New York Times censoring itself to avoid offending Muslims after an act of Islamic terror. This morning, BenK at Ace of Spades quoted an NYT story by Liz Alderman titled “Survivors Retrace a Scene of Horror at Charlie Hebdo.” Take note of these two paragraphs from that story:

Sigolène Vinson, a freelancer who had decided to come in that morning to take part in the meeting, thought she would be killed when one of the men approached her.

Instead, she told French news media, the man said, “I’m not going to kill you because you’re a woman, we don’t kill women, but you must convert to Islam, read the Quran and cover yourself,” she recalled.

That inconvenient truth has been flushed down the memory hole, replaced with this fabrication:

Sigolène Vinson, a freelance journalist who had come in that morning to take part in the meeting, said that when the shooting started, she thought she would be killed.

Ms. Vinson said in an interview that she dropped to the floor and crawled down the hall to hide behind a partition, but one of the gunmen spotted her and grabbed her by the arm, pointing his gun at her head. Instead of pulling the trigger, though, he told her she would not be killed because she was a woman.

“Don’t be afraid, calm down, I won’t kill you,” the gunman told her in a steady voice, with a calm look in his eyes, she recalled. “You are a woman. But think about what you’re doing. It’s not right.”

Apparently nobody at Pravda-on-the-Hudson has figured out that the Internet is forever, and that their fecklessness would be discovered and held up for the ridicule it deserves…either that, or they just don’t care.


BREAKING: COPS: NYT Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address Calling Cops Nonstop

The New York Times journalist who published Darren Wilson’s home address wants police protection and has been calling the police nonstop, has learned.

Julie Bosman “keeps calling the 20th District station complaining about people harassing and threatening her,” our source told us. She’s also “complaining about numerous food deliveries being sent to her residence.”

Chicago police department sources alerted about the glaring double standard on Friday.