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The Federalist Co-founders Mollie Hemingway and Sean Davis discuss topics concerning American culture, specifically analyzing the mainstream media’s involvement in the recent defacement of historical monuments and handling of President Trump’s Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore.

Davis said the mainstream media has proven they will take anything that is good news for the country, because it is also a positive reflection on the president, and distort or ignore the story. The statue destruction, Hemingway said, which began as a movement led by rioters about removing Confederate statues, was quickly compounded by the mainstream media’s defense of toppling prominent American figures such as the Founding Fathers.

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Author and Professor Wilfred Reilly joined host Ben Domenech to explore how Americans have felt in recent months during the lockdown and protests and how the media encourages their fears. Reilly is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and has written multiple books, most recently “Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War,” and “Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About.”

Reilly argued that the media often focuses on the worst and least likely of situations to gain more views and clicks on their stories, which results in a needlessly terrified public. He also blamed the media for fostering the current widespread tension between Americans. This is most clear in the the media’s handling of Covid19 and the protests and riots following the death of George Floyd.

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The Federalist New York Correspondent David Marcus joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the state of the nation during the lockdown, protests, and calls for police to be defunded. Marcus discussed the general opinion of those from New York regarding police and how politicians are responding.

Marcus observed that New Yorkers are largely ready to open businesses back up, especially in Brooklyn. Additionally, he argues people in New York view the police favorably, and the protesters downtown are out of touch with what the majority of people think as they call to defund the police.

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My son likes to take long walks. The last four days we’ve made the trek to the downtown area of the next suburb. Two of those days, we met the suburban protest contingent.* They are angry about George Floyd, apparently, and want justice. I haven’t had an opportunity to ask who they think is against […]

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Catching reports of protests here on Ricochet* and from a scan of YouTube, whilst stewing over Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey, who is no Noem, songs started popping up out of my memory. Here are a few protest songs that are relevant once more: Let’s go back to Roy Rogers in 1944 for “Don’t Fence Me […]

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Is his ‘state of emergency’ more real than when the President declared one at the border? Or is he trying to manufacture one, in hopes he will be justified in calling out the Guard? How will he enforce his ‘no weapons of any kind’? Metal detectors, body searches? Cries of racism will be ringing out, […]

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Today marks the 246th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party when American patriots, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor in protest. You’re probably somewhat familiar with this seminal event but you may not be with the story of those behind it. The “Sons Of Liberty” […]

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I think we should have an ongoing effort (can’t be one topic) to offer suggestions for the “most brainless but likely to be troublesome” human behavior story of the week or month. Mine is below, about German protestors at a coal facility, of the “climate change is urgent, so to hell with democracy or common […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: When We Fail to Protest

 

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” — Elie Wiesel

As our Constitution and our rights are continually challenged, Elie Wiesel’s words ring truer than ever. Our protests against infringement on the First and Second Amendments are passionate and ongoing. We must speak out for our right to be heard, or we will be silenced by those who hate what we say and believe. We must fight for our right to bear arms, or those who resent us will remove our ability to defend ourselves. Every day the media broadcasts stories of people who want to rewrite the Constitution to push their own power and agenda and disempower the rest of us.

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You see these guys almost every day standing on the sidewalks with their garish slogan-covered signs, doing their part for a cause greater than themselves. Not content to sit at home and do nothing, these sign holders, walkers, wavers, and twirlers advertise businesses large and small with no every thought of payment. These are the […]

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I don’t even know what to make of this story, but it seems like a 3-way collision of identity politics maybe with an icing of religion (leaving out only immigration). Two-way is spreading from the US to a lot of other places in the world…but we’re still ahead! https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46943364 More

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Andy Ngo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss the recent outbreak of violence in Portland between far-left activists, commonly referred to as Antifa, and right-wing groups that gathered to oppose them.

Pacific Northwest cities like Portland and Seattle have long been hotbeds for extreme left-wing political movements. Recently, video emerged of black-clad Antifa activists directing midday traffic and harassing drivers in Portland’s business district. A week later, street brawls broke out after an Oregon-based right-wing group called Patriot Prayer held a march in downtown Portland, purportedly in protest of the mayor’s oversight of the police and leniency with far-left activists.

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https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44315031 OK this article gives only bare insight into the background sports-wise. What does seem to have happened is one of those cultural dilemmas that more and more are ok for the left to create as if they have the field to themselves or at least no shame in trying to redefine what is “mainstream.” […]

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Yesterday, as I was engaged in some family business, driving up and down Interstate 70, one of the ugliest, and one of my least favorite, pieces of road in Western Pennsylvania, I heard an odd report on the news. Figuring that perhaps I was hallucinating, I actually made a point of listening at the top of the next hour, just so I could hear it again. The following is a paraphrase, but fairly closely resembles the actual report:

“Pittsburgh police have announced that they are gearing up for possible riots should President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller. The police have received a email report that there is a widespread belief that Trump may fire Mueller, and that if that occurs, extensive protests are being planned in the city. The protests are being described as semi-spontaneous and would likely happen on short notice (emphasis added).”

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Schools should be places where the attainment of knowledge and the love for it is nurtured unto no end. Students should be seen as sponges that can soak up all that they hear and see within a classroom. Now, one must not be naive about the difficulty of any teacher’s main objective: helping students reach […]

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Welcome the to the HLC podcast for September 26, 2017; It’s the Trump and the SOBs edition of the podcast with your hosts, Hartford radio talk show host Todd Feinburg and Boston nanophysicist Mike Stopa. This week we will discuss the NFL protest of, um, of, oppression of African Americans in our society. Right? That’s what it is all about, right? That’s what Colin Kaepernick said at the beginning of all this…right?

So here’s the deal. Trump is at a rally. He is meandering as is his wont. He says that he doesn’t like those NFL prima donnas kneeling and disrespecting the National Anthem and he thinks the NFL owners should fire the SOBs who do. He say what tens of millions of Americans in homes and bars across America have said in exactly the language in which they have said it. And the media – per usual – goes ballistic. Because, they didn’t know that millions and millions of Americans think just that? Or they thought that here is another chance to slap down the idiots who hold the popular sentiment on this matter?

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Someone flew a giant inflatable chicken with Trump hair next to the White House.

I’m not sure why someone flew a giant inflatable chicken with Trump hair next to the White House, but apparently it made an important political statement. Perhaps something about animal rights, vegetarianism, or the importance of free-range conditions. Or that Trump is chicken for not doing something that the balloon owners want him to do. Maybe a basic cable channel is premiering a show that has something to do with flying poultry.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer UN Ambassador Nikki Haley in her firm-handed approach to the security threat posed by North Korea, specifically regarding China’s refusal to cooperate with UN resolutions against the isolated nation. They also express frustration with national media over their lack of coverage of Rep. Steve Scalise’s condition as he returns to the ICU. Finally, they highlight that most of those protesting Trump’s presidency are among the most wealthy in the DC area.

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There’s a new trend in corporate benefits packages. Not satisfied with vacation days, sick days, and family and medical leave, many employers are now offering days off to protest the injustice of Trump’s America. From CNBC:

Technology start-up Polaroid Swing launched a policy on Tuesday allowing its employees to take paid time off work for political engagements such as protests or running for political office, co-founder Tommy Stadlen told CNBC.

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We forgot to mention, but certainly should have, that there are hundreds of actors in this two and a half minute video and only about three of them are so brazen and uncool as to be white. Not least of which is the star, Kendall Jenner. Which certainly is a slap in the face to the expectations of the Democratic voters who star in the thing and for whom it was made. After all, haven’t they been promised a world in which white people have been eliminated?

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