June 23, 2018

Double Standards Abound After Virginia Restaurant Refuses to Serve Sanders

Breathtaking ignorance and double standards were on wide display Saturday after a Lexington, Virginia restaurant owner’s Friday evening refusal to serve Trump administration Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The Sanders incident has garnered a great deal of press attention, apparently because the she reacted to the incident on Twitter.


Press Ignoring, Condoning Escalation in Threats, Harassment of Trump Officials and Children

Threatening and violent social media posts and overt actions against Trump administration officials and their families have escalated sharply in recent days. The left-dominated establishment press and especially leftist politicians are virtually ignoring them. Apparently, some are taking the lack of outrage as permission for expanding the scope of their efforts. Thus, it’s not enough to threaten the President’s son, as Peter Fonda did. A Canadian TV writer has threatened his granddaughter. True to form, this news is getting some press coverage — in the UK, but not in the U.S.


Press Parrots Agenda-Driven UN Report Criticizing Extreme Poverty in U.S.

An obviously agenda-driven report on extreme poverty from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights accuses the U.S. under the Trump administration of, in the UN group’s words, “becoming a champion of inequality.” It also claims that, because of its policies, “the American dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion.” As one might expect, many the press have eagerly relayed the UN group’s Trump-blaming findings, even though the statistics undergirding the UN group’s efforts predate Donald Trump’s inauguration.


Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062318)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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