On Wednesday, The Daily Beast published an article titled, “The Instagram Stars Hiding Their Famous, Muslim-Hating Mom, Pamela Geller,” highlighting the great lengths the sisters and social media sensations take to avoid disclosing their relationship to their mother.

“The Instagram-famous family have gone to great lengths to conceal the identity of their Islamophobic mother,” writes The Daily Beast. “[Their mother is an] anti-Islam activist, hate-monger, and diehard Trump supporter.”

After being outed, Claudia Oshry, one of the sisters, apologized to her fans on Instagram for comments she made when she was 16, and said her and her sisters’ views “are separate from” their mothers.

“We want to be clear to our audience and fans that our political and cultural beliefs are not anti-Muslim or anti-anyone,” she said. “Our views are separate from our mother’s. Being raised by a single parent, we were taught to make our own choices based on our personal beliefs. We are inspired to think for ourselves and we do. We do not condone discrimination or racist beliefs of any kind.”

But that didn’t stop tech platform Oath from canceling their show, raising the question of whether children (who are now adults) should be held responsible for their parents’ political perspectives, and whether they should be allowed to have jobs because of them. But more important, in its piece The Daily Beast failed to mention that Geller has been the subject of multiple terror attacks. In 2015, for example, CNN reported an Islamist extremists plotted to behead her.

So might these sisters also have been going to “great lengths” to conceal their identity for security reasons? We discuss in this week’s edition of “Problematic Women,” co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist.

We also address the Mona Charen controversy at CPAC, Jennifer Lawrence surprisingly criticizes Hillary Clinton, and speak with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the highest-ranking woman in Congress.

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    I have to admit, this podcast creeped me out a little.

    I’ve noticed the problem before, young conservatives who have internalized liberal values. After all, liberalism/progressivism flows over them like a tsunami. It’s the air they breathe; while they actually have to go out and find the counter-arguments in conservative and classical liberal sources. And they’re too young to have learned that progressives engage in deception almost all the time.

    For example, in my experience, “Islamophobe” is nothing more than a pejorative term applied to people who tell the truth about Islam. Yet the podcasters took the attacks on Pamela Geller at face value and made no effort to verify or refute them.

    Similarly, I was baffled by the controversy over that 16-year-old girl’s tweet. It did not seem bad enough to justify the groveling apology she made.

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  2. Texmoor Coolidge

    Taras (View Comment):
    Similarly, I was baffled by the controversy over that 16-year-old girl’s tweet. It did not seem bad enough to justify the groveling apology she made.

    My wife showed me that apology video last night without any context and I couldn’t understand what the girl was freaking out about. Now I understand that she was probably being shamed into making it. There was nothing “vile” about those tweets. They may have been edgy, but they’re nothing compared to what gets flagged on Facebook all the time.

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    • March 2, 2018, at 7:48 AM PST
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  3. filmklassik Member

    Taras (View Comment):
    I have to admit, this podcast creeped me out a little.

    I’ve noticed the problem before, young conservatives who have internalized liberal values. After all, liberalism/progressivism flows over them like a tsunami.

    It is arguably the biggest problem facing the Republic and the one almost no one wants to talk about: Values Creep.

    Naturally, young Progressives take the totems of liberal orthodoxy at face value, but many young Conservatives believe — if not all or even most of these totems — then certainly many of them. They simply take them as read.

    It’s almost as if young Conservatives are Conservative in a few areas only: Taxation, yes. Trade and free enterprise, absolutely. What else… Gun rights? Possibly. Government spending? Hard to say. Climate change? Doubtful. The dangers of PC? Distressingly, no, they are not. Not in many cases.

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    • March 3, 2018, at 1:00 PM PST
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  4. Nerina Bellinger Inactive

    Glad to see these comments. I didn’t hear anything racist in either of the cited tweets. I took them to mean that the Tweeter found President Obama either ignorant in dealing with ISIS or simply ineffective. Is it racist just because, in addition to being president, he also happened to be black? A pretty low bar which we should reject.

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  5. Grendel Member
    GrendelJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Maybe in the spirit of the age I should say
    I WILL NEVER LISTEN TO YOUR STUPID +#_&+€¥£√✓{} SHOW AGAIN.

    But conservatives don’t roll that way.

    Pam Geller has researched and exposed the activities, plans, ideology, and connections of “radical Islamist jihadists“. For exposing Shari’a supremacism, the Liberal Fascist have reflexively called her “Islamophobic”. This isn’t just saying “we don’t agree with you”. It is to say that the politically correct orthodox position regarding Islam is so manifestly healthy and right that not to hold it is psychotic.

    As Andrew Cummins said of “Islamophobic”: it’s “a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons”. I am surprised that you don’t know this.

    What you should do is recognize Pam Geller as a “Problematic” woman of the week.

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    • March 5, 2018, at 4:24 PM PST
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