"Peaceful Protesters Targeted By Wave Of Vehicle-Ramming Attacks"
NO NEWS FOUND MIND READING POE'S LAW "ISIS has used vehicles to to intimidate, harm and kill for years. The tactic is being adopted by the far-right as well." ... "In several cases, authorities are still working to determine a motive, although many are reminiscent of the infamous, hate-fueled attack that killed anti-racism activist Heather Heyer three years ago." ... "There is a deluge of far-right propaganda in the form of memes and other hateful posts on social media intended to incite and normalize violence against protesters..." Jesselyn Cook
"Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal"
SHARPSHOOTER HASTY GENERALIZATION EXTREME DANGER! "In the great debate of the past two decades about freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong. Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet, and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is compatible with a society’s norms and values." Jack Goldsmith Andrew Keane Woods
"Trump and Biden campaigns shift focus to coronavirus as pandemic surges"
GHOST SOURCES MIND READING VERY FAKE NEWS "...according to three people familiar...who requested anonymity to reveal internal deliberations... Several advisers have proposed...according to two campaign advisers and a White House official... Several advisers said..." Yasmeen Abutaleb Josh Dawsey
"The Meme-Fueled Rise of a Dangerous, Far-Right Militia"
MEME SALAD WHATABOUTISM "No one knows how many people consider themselves Boogaloo Bois, but the number is certain to be small."..."They have no leaders, no local chapters, no manifesto or even unified ideology."
Yet author calls it a "movement" 8 times... Emma Grey Ellis
"FDA head rejects President Trump's 'harmless' virus claim"
MISLEADING FAKE VERSION "Dr. Stephen Hahn tells CNN and ABC that he’s "not going to get into who is right and who is wrong", but that government data clearly shows "this is a serious problem."
"Why the U.S. still hasn't solved its testing crisis"
FALSE EQUIVALENCE "...big jumps in testing capacity have been effectively erased by record-breaking increases in new infections..." David Lim Alice Miranda Ollstein
Consider: Detected infections increase as testing capacity increases!
"At Mt. Rushmore and the White House, Trump Updates 'American Carnage' Message for 2020"
NO SOURCE NO NEWS FOUND "The president repeated his false claim that an abundance of testing made the country's cases look worse than they were because they show cases, 99 percent of which are totally harmless." Annie Karni Maggie Haberman
"Trump tries to drag America backward on a very different July 4th" (archive)
VERY FAKE NEWS "Repeatedly using vague pronouns like "they" and "them," Trump sought to play on the fears of a minority -- that appears to be shrinking, according to polls -- who view the rise of Black Lives Matter as a threat to the historical dominance of White people." Maeve Reston
"Top CEOs say business fallout from coronavirus will extend through 2021" (archive)
INVERSION 73% said full recovery by end of 2021 source survey "Additionally, when asked when their company would recover to pre-COVID levels, most expect business conditions to recover by the end of 2021."Hannah Denham
"Why does the ‘America First’ president keep putting Russia first?"
LOADED NO NEWS FOUND "as the Times and other publications had reported"
"Spies and Commandos Warned Months Ago of Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops"
GHOST SOURCE "according to officials briefed on the matter" Eric Schmitt Adam Goldman Nicholas Fandos
"Trump ‘white power’ tweet set off a scramble inside the White House — but no clear condemnation" (archive)
FALSE DILEMMA EX SILENTIO PHRASING! "neither the president nor his team publicly condemned the racist phrase...accusations that he traffics in racist and racially inflammatory language." ... "Roughly three hours later, the president gave the go-ahead to delete his incendiary tweet" (translation: The tweet was deleted.)
Ashley Parker Toluse Olorunnipa
"From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials"
GHOST SOURCE MIND READING "according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar" ... "President seemed to continually conflate his own personal interests -- especially for purposes of re-election and revenge against perceived critics and political enemies -- with the national interest" Carl Bernstein
UN PUSH TO CONTROL THE NARRATIVE
UN APPEAL TO AUTHORITY "The United Nations today launched a new initiative to foster behaviour change and counter the growing threat of misinformation online" ... "part of a larger UN initiative called Verified aimed at increasing the volume and reach of trusted, engaging and accurate information" ... "Verified has received strong support from governments"
RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION SUPERCEDES AGE & HEALTH DISCRIMINATION IN PRIVATE RELIGIOUS EMPLOYMENT
USA SUPREME COURT
Ruling: "The First Amendment protects the right of re-ligious institutions “to decide for themselves, free from state interference, matters of church government as well asthose of faith and doctrine.” Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Ca-thedral of Russian Orthodox Church in North America, 344 U. S. 94, 116 (1952)"
Dissent: "When it applies, the exception is extraordinarily potent: It gives an employer free rein to discriminate be-cause of race, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, or other traitsprotected by law when selecting or firing their “ministers,”even when the discrimination is wholly unrelated to the em-ployer’s religious beliefs or practices."
On Beijing’s Imposition of National Security Legislation on Hong Kong
USA STATE DEPARTMENT "The CCP promised 50 years of freedom to the Hong Kong people, and gave them only 23. Within the past few years, Beijing has also violated its agreements with the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations. This is a pattern the world cannot ignore."
We now see Hong Kong as an increasingly lifeless canary in the coal mine of communist China.
UNANIMOUS: ELECTORS CANNOT DEFY VOTER'S CHOICE
USA SUPREME COURT "reflects a longstanding tradition in which electors are not free agents; they are to vote for the candidate whom the State’s voters have chosen"
FDA Head Declines to Defend or Deny Trump Claim That 99% of COVID-19 Cases Are 'Totally Harmless'
BRAVO! REAL VERSION "when FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn appeared on CNN’s State of the Union this Sunday, he refused to contradict the President’s comment, instead urging Americans to practice social distancing and wear masks"
UN-COOL: 10 YEARS LEFT TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD
UN DOUBLESPEAK "A just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met." ... "reducing newborn, child and maternal mortality by ending all such preventable deaths before 2030" ... "We are committed to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education."
VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE ORDERS SLAVERY RESEARCH
"Creates the Commission to Study Slavery ... and (ii) make recommendations to the General Assembly on appropriate remedies..."
FLORIDA FELONS CANNOT PAY TO VOTE
"A state may disenfranchise felons and impose conditions on their reenfranchisement. But the conditions must pass constitutional scrutiny."