Yoga is just yoga, unless you are white. Then it is cultural appropriation:
To truly honor yoga, writes Michigan State University professor Shreena Gandhi, white Americans should understand its history, acknowledge the cultural appropriation they engage in, and possibly reduce the cost of yoga classes for poor people, a group that often includes people of color and “recent immigrants, such as Indian women to whom this practice rightfully belongs.”
BTW, those with Indian ancestry are the wealthiest ethnic group in the USA. They bring in 70% more than whites per household. But I’m forgetting; statistics are racist. The narrative requires viewing Indians as put-upon victims deserving of special consideration.
Gandhi coauthored a piece entitled “Yoga and the Roots of Cultural Appropriation” with Lillie Wolff. Wolff describes herself as an “antiracist white Jewish organizer, facilitator and healer” who is “passionate about decolonizing and politicizing yoga.” “Decolonizing” means purging it of unclean whiteness.
It is OK for certain groups to stab and slash others apparently because the police are
RAAAAACIST, ah Transphobic. Well according to Trans-Thugs Lives Matter anyway
A vigil to honor Kenneth “Kiwi” Herring, a transgender woman killed by police in north St. Louis Wednesday, turned ugly tonight when an impatient driver refused to stop for protesters, hitting three of them.
Well, maybe the driver was not “impatient” as much as he was afraid of getting killed? Emphasis mine
Schron Jackson, a police spokeswoman, said the driver was taken into custody on a charge of felony fleeing.
Jackson emailed us,
Tonight, a group of protesters marched from the Transgender Memorial to the intersection of Manchester and Sarah were they blocked traffic in all directions. A vehicle approached, stopped, honked its horn and attempted to drive around the protesters.
The protesters surrounded the vehicle and began striking it with their hands and a flag pole. Several protesters also kicked and jumped on top of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle (white male) proceeded to drive away when three protesters ( 2 white females and 1 white male) fell from the vehicle. The three protesters reported minor injuries, but refused medical attention on the scene.
Police attempted to stop driver of vehicle who initially refused to stop. He stopped about a block away from the incident and was taken into custody for felony fleeing. The incident was captured on video. The investigation is ongoing.
Sorry, but if a group of thugs, yes, even gender dysfunctional thugs, surround a car, then begin attacking it, the driver is going to fear for their life and to me has a right to protect themself. Basically, if you do not want to get run over then stay your ass out of the street, and do not surround and attack the car and the driver and or passengers. By the way CNN, such “protesters are not “peaceful”. Blocking traffic is not “peaceful”!
Now, as to Kiwi, or Kenneth, take your pick goes, let the investigation of the shooting conclude, then judge, but generally, if you attack police with a knife…….
Herring was shot to death by St. Louis police officers early Tuesday in north St. Louis. They say they received reports of a domestic dispute and arrived to find a 30-year-old man badly cut around the face, arms and torso. Police allege that Herring, also 30, was armed with a large kitchen knife and swung at officers — and that they then shot her.
Kristy Thompson, 28, was taken into police custody. Police say she was also involved in the attack on the 30-year-old male victim.
But the police response drew ire because they initially described the deceased as a 30-year-old man. Herring, friends and family say, identified as a woman.
Well, there you go. The real crime here is that the police called a man a man. How dare they? This is yet another example of how bat guano the Identity Obsession Syndrome insanity has gotten. The war on individualism rolls on. This is how the Left is trying to destroy this nation. Brainwash people into believing their “identity” be it religious, sexual, gender, racial is everything. Then pit these identities against anyone who opposes “social justice” AKA Marxism. Demonize a group or groups, in this case police, Whites, straight people, Conservatives, and “identity traitors” to create turmoil, incite increasingly violent acts, and so on. Then when those being attacked fight back, in any way, run to an eagerly sympathetic media, which will eagerly push your narrative and scream victimization. Repeat as needed until the greatest nation on earth is reduced to a third world Hell hole because Marxist Utopia!
How do you know if a hate crime is a hoax? A sure indication is that it perfectly fits into the alternate reality liberals feel self-righteous about living in, but would be preposterous in the real reality. Take for example evil racists spray-painting “Vote Trump” on a black church and setting it on fire. In Liberal Land, the KKK would be responsible. On planet Earth, you know it was a black guy like Andrew McClinton:
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship.
McClinton was arrested Wednesday. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election.
And, sadly, the hate hoaxing is all too common
Hell these bottom feeders even hoax on airplanes now
But, again, I remind you that, to the Left, truth is absolutely eaningless
Actress Lena Dunham is a professional idiot folks, do not try this at home. I hesitate to call Dunham an actor because, frankly, actors are talented and can do incredible things with that talent. Dunham, on the other hand, is famous because, uh, well, yeah, I can’t think of a valid reason either. Rather than being famous for acting ability, Dunham is famous for taking her clothes off on her show Girls, and pretending that is somehow artistic, or profound and no, it ain’t a good naked either. If you plan to check it out, bring eye bleach, and several vomit bags. But, today, in America, we celebrate buffoons, and malcontents, and idiots who talk to rocks
Woke celeb Lena Dunham sought solace in the Arizona wilderness this week as she works to overcome her post-election anxiety. She posted of photo on Instagram that shows her hiking in a fashionable sports bra and flashing a “true smile” while hiking in exclusive Sedona, Ariz., on Monday.
While Kansas State has not used those two words in response to whiny college students, they are pushing back against the little Stalinists
“The whole campus is a free speech area,” the K-State Office of General Counsel states in its October legal briefing, noting that as a public university, the school cannot and will not require anyone to register with the university prior to having a public demonstration or protest.
“As a general rule, there is no right to not be offended,” they point out, arguing that “if the government started shutting down speech that is offensive to some, it would end up shutting down all speech, because virtually everything can be offensive to some.”
“As the U.S. Supreme Court stated in 1989 in Texas v. Johnson: ‘If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because it finds it offensive or disagreeable,’” the briefing notes.
“Everyone has their First Amendment rights so we’ve got to protect their rights whether we’re for or against the protest,” Lt. Bradli Millington, coordinator for support services at the K-State Police Department, told The Kansas State Collegian.
In fact, not only does the legal briefing affirm unequivocally that offensive speech is legally protected, the document even states that controversial remarks and robust debate “are expected and valued” on college campuses in our society, and are deserving of special protection because unpopular viewpoints are the most likely to be targeted for censorship.
AMEN! I wish every university would take this stance, and would tell every whiner who thinks they must never hear a different viewpoint to not let the door hit them on the way out! Here is to those whiners
The United Nations has a long history of being ineffective and, well left of reality. Consider some of the current member of the UN Human Rights Council. China, Communist China with its forced abortions, and limits on how many children Chinese couples may have, and other human rights violations
An estimated 500,000 people are currently enduring punitive detention without charge or trial, and millions are unable to access the legal system to seek redress for their grievances. Harassment, surveillance, house arrest, and imprisonment of human rights defenders are on the rise, and censorship of the Internet and other media has grown. Repression of minority groups, including Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, and of Falun Gong practitioners and Christians who practice their religion outside state-sanctioned churches continues. While the recent reinstatement of Supreme People’s Court review of death penalty cases may result in lower numbers of executions, China remains the leading executioner in the world.
Cuba remains one of Latin America’s most politically repressive countries, according to international watchdog group Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group found that political dissidents who criticize the government routinely face criminal prosecution and that government officials use fear tactics including beatings, public shaming and threats of imprisonment to keep naysayers in check.
Reports of arbitrary arrests increased from 2,100 in 2010 to 3,600 in 2013, according to HRW’s 2013report, which also found that arrest orders are hardly ever presented during arrests and detainees may be held for several hours or even days without outside communication. Political prisoners are commonly denied parole after their minimum sentences are completed, the report found, and Cuba’s prisons are overcrowded and unclean, with prisoners who are often malnourished and suffer from illnesses.
Saudi Arabia’s discriminatory male guardianship system remains intact despite government pledges to abolish it. Under this system, ministerial policies and practices forbid women from obtaining a passport, marrying, traveling, or accessing higher education without the approval of a male guardian, usually a husband, father, brother, or son.
Authorities also fail to prevent some employers from requiring male guardians to approve the hiring of adult female relatives or some hospitals from requiring male guardian approval for certain medical procedures for women. In February, a member of the Senior Council of Scholars, the highest state body for the interpretation of Islamic law, issued a fatwa stating that women are not allowed to visit a male doctor without their male guardians. They are not allowed to expose parts of the body with the exception of a medical emergency. All women remain banned from driving in Saudi Arabia.
The entire list of nations is here Many of the members are anything but defenders of human rights. And yes, women are likely not exempt from the degradations and mistreatment. But, some “concerned” UN Sstaff members ae saying enough is enough! They have taken a stand and started an onlone petition to reconsider the UN’s choice of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Wait, what? They cannot be serious can they? I mean with so many real issues with the UN to be outraged over, they lose it over Wonder Woman.
An online petition by concerned UN staff members calls for Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to reconsider the choice on the grounds that the character is culturally insensitive, overtly sexualized — and not real.
“Having strong (living, breathing) female role models is a critical aspect of the goal of empowerment of women and girls,” the petition reads, in part. “If the United Nations would like a list of incredible extraordinary women that would formidably carry out this role, we could surely be able to come up with a list from which the Secretary-General could choose.”
The petitioners also pointed to Wonder Woman’s questionable garb as making her an unsuitable UN ambassador.“Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent ‘warrior’ woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character’s current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee high boots,” the petition notes.
Good Freaking Grief! Hoft, the Gateway Pundit is diving into the deep waters of stupidity, with Pillow Gate! The thing is this. Lots of people use pillows, as back support, for comfort, etc. I have a pillow I am using right now because of my bad back. Again, many people do it. Maybe Hoft has never noticed that chairs, sofas, and love seats have things called cushions? Good Freaking Grief! Reading The Gateway Pundit is like watching a monkey F*#& a football, except the monkey likely has more credibility than the Gateway
Pundit Weasel does at this point.
Look there are dozens of things to go after Hillary about. Her lies, her despicable conduct regarding Benghazi, her lies about lying, her Leftist views, her lies about being a damned liar, her corruption, and did I mention she lies? A LOT! But rather than go on substance, Hoft goes with nuclear grade idiotic conspiracy theories? Of course, the weasel lied repeatedly about Ted Cruz during the primaries, so maybe Hillary’s lies do not bother Hoft so much, who knows.
Moonbattery adds this bit of truth
Hillary Clinton has to be the most conspicuously corrupt candidate ever to win a major party nomination. She also has a decades-long public record of unaccomplishment, characterized by conspicuous incompetence. She has been caught in more provable lies than most anyone, and is infamous for influence peddling as Secretary of State. Yet some can’t find anything more damaging to throw at her than pillows — or rather, conspiracy theories about her secret health condition, which are supposedly supported by her use of pillows:
Truly sad. I expect this type of idiocy from Leftists, but not from our side.
Finally, a respite from collegiate moonbattery:
The University of Chicago, one of America’s most prestigious and selective universities, is warning incoming students starting this fall not to expect safe spaces and a trigger-free existence during their four-year journey through academia.
In a letter sent to the class of 2020, Dean of Students John (Jay) Ellison said one of the defining characteristics of the school was its unwavering commitment to freedom of inquiry and expression. Civility and mutual respect are vital to the campus culture, the letter states, but not at the expense of shielding students from unpopular opinions or ideas.
“Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own,” the letter states.
BRAVO! A win for sanity. This fellow has done what every single college dean should have been doing for the last few years. That is standing up to these bullies and their calls for hypersensitivity, safe spaces and their incessant carping about “trigger warnings”. sadly, most college deans have caved in to these miscreants, or simply coddled these overgrown brats. Enough of that foolish strategy. It is well past time all of us realized that students like this do not want to get along, or be understood, or respected. they want to bully, intimidate and silence anyone who dares express differing views. That cannot be tolerated. Being a Liberal, and being outspoken on college campuses is fine, as is being Conservative, Libertarian, etc. Bullying, however, and preventing an open discourse on issues and ideals is not!
The Obama administration is withholding from congressional leaders documents and information related to a $1.7 billion U.S. taxpayer funded payout to Iran earlier this year, furthering accusations the cash was part of a “ransom payment” to free U.S. hostages from Iranian custody, according to communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and conversations with lawmakers.
The controversy over this payment – which arose from the settlement of a longstanding legal dispute with Iran – has deepened in recent weeks after Iranian officials disclosed that nearly all of the U.S. money had been spent to strengthen Iran’s military.
Congressional efforts to compel the Obama administration to come clean about the payment have yet to yield results, prompting a separate effort to determine whether the White House overpaid Iran and is now withholding information that would prove this claim, according to documents obtained by the Free Beacon.
Lawmakers suspect that key records relating to the $1.7 billion payout were not properly maintained over the years and are now seeking to force the Obama administration to hand over the evidence.
The timing of the March legal settlement has raised questions on Capitol Hill among lawmakers who view it as part of the Obama administration’s effort to free 10 U.S. sailors who had been abducted by Iran. It also is suspected that the payout was another byproduct of last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
“Earlier this year, the administration announced a $1.7 billion settlement to a case that had been pending for 35 years before the [International Claims] Tribunal, claiming it was in the American public’s best interest to settle,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), one of the lawmakers spearheading the disclosure effort, told the Free Beacon…
AG Lynch Says She Will Accept FBI Recommendations On Hillary Clinton Email Case – Gateway Pundit
Attorney General Loretta Lynch will announce Friday that she will accept the FBI recommendations on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. This comes after she met with Bill Clinton earlier this week for a half-hour meeting in Arizona.
Her boss President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton and will campaign with her next week.
The New York Times reported:
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the possibility that a political appointee will overrule investigators in the case…
Europe Crumbles: Support For Angela Merkel Plummets As EU’s Growing Divisions Laid Bare – Daily Express
The German Chancellor’s approval ratings have plummeted in the countries hit hardest by Brussels’ chaotic economic policies and the spiralling migrant crisis.
She is now viewed with “no confidence” by huge swathes of the European population at a time when the EU is facing potential oblivion in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
The results show a growing backlash against Germany from the rest of a bloc that feels Mrs Merkel has trashed their economies and unleashed huge levels of migration for her own country’s gain.
And the survey was carried out before Britain voted to leave the EU, with it likely that her approval ratings have sunk even lower still since the historic June 23 referendum.
Many southern European nations have suffered terrible hardship and depression following the imposition of the euro, which has fuelled an economic boom in Germany by driving down the cost of its exports.
Meanwhile many Balkan and eastern European countries blame Mrs Merkel for unleashing chaotic mass migration on their borders following her infamous welcome for the whole of the Middle East to settle in Germany.
The new poll, by the respected US Pew Research Center, shows that the German leader’s approval ratings are unsurprisingly lowest in Greece, which has been forced into abject austerity and poverty by Berlin…
Boris Johnson Says He Isn’t Seeking To Replace British Prime Minister David Cameron – Wall Street Journal
Late Wednesday, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, who teamed up to win the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, had their arms around each other, celebrating their victory at a Conservative Party fundraiser at the Hurlingham Club, a members-only hangout in West London.
Mr. Johnson, London’s former mayor, was hours away from formally entering the race to become the country’s next prime minister, with Mr. Gove, the current justice secretary, as his co-chair.
But the next morning – in a tumultuous turnabout – it was Mr. Gove who threw his hat in the ring, blindsiding Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Gove, who had long insisted he didn’t want, and wasn’t equipped for, the job, said he felt he had no choice. He said he had lost confidence in Mr. Johnson’s ability to form a team to lead the U.K. through its separation from the EU…
IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner’s Lawlessness – Investor’s Business Daily
Justice: IRS official Lois Lerner didn’t merely target conservative groups to take away their tax-free status, as first suspected, but also handed over more than a million pages of tax returns to the Justice Department. That’s a crime.
It’s now apparent, if it wasn’t before, that the Internal Revenue Service – which was created solely to collect revenues due the government, not to persecute the administration’s political enemies – has become a kind of rogue agency.
Its chief, John Koskinen, is being threatened with impeachment for not telling the truth in testimony before Congress. But Lerner, more than even Koskinen, has become a symbol of IRS arrogance and illegality.
As Eliana Johnson of the National Review reported this week, Lerner transmitted some 1.25 million pages of tax returns of mostly Tea Party and conservative groups to the Justice Department in October 2010. In Johnson’s words, this was “likely the largest unauthorized disclosure of tax-return information in history.”
For some perspective, this took place at the start of a three-year period during which the same groups found their applications for tax-free status inexplicably held up, while those for liberal groups were more or less routinely rubber-stamped.
But the actual transmission of their tax returns as part of a fishing expedition by Lerner is the big problem here – because she also transmitted IRS Schedule B data, which includes the names and addresses of contributors to those conservative groups. That’s a big no-no…
Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests On Orlando Attack – Daily Caller
While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known, the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case.
Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public – first an edited version, than an unedited one.
In response to a lawsuit by local media seeking the release of the 911 audio, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office released a letter they got from the FBI instructing them to deny all requests for information and refer news outlets seeking information to the feds, the Orlando Sentinel reports…
ISIS Terrorists Used Obama’s ‘Fast And Furious’ Gun During Paris Attack – Gateway Pundit
On the evening of 13 November 2015, ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 130 people in a series of coordinated attacks in Paris.
The Islamists murdered 89 concertgoers at the Bataclan during a concert by the Eagles of Death Metal.
ISIS later released a poster of the Paris killers.
One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks was from Phoenix where Obama allowed criminals and cartel members to buy thousands of guns in his Fast and Furious gun-walking program.
Judicial Watch reported:
One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”.
A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations – for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic – but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual…
Mitch McConnell: Hillary ‘Intelligent And Capable,’ Trump ‘Clearly Needs To Change’ – Breitbart
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was busy praising presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Wednesday, criticizing his own party’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.
McConnell lauded Clinton as “intelligent and capable” while casting Trump as not yet credible. He told Time Warner Cable (TWC) News that Trump is “getting closer,” but that he “clearly needs to change.”
Trump meanwhile remained focused on calling out Clinton over failures from her time as Secretary of State, tweeting Wednesday:
ISIS exploded on Hillary Clinton’s watch – she’s done nothing about it and never will. Not capable!..
Judge Upholds Voter Citizenship Checks – Washington Times
Kansas, Alabama and Georgia can demand their residents submit proof of citizenship before signing up to vote even if they’re using the federal government’s registration forms, a judge said Wednesday, delivering a win to states concerned about voter fraud.
The League of Women Voters and the Obama administration had tried to halt the practice, arguing that federal law doesn’t require an extensive citizenship check when people register to vote, and saying the three states were imposing an extra burden on voters.
But Judge Richard J. Leon said that while it may be an inconvenience to require proof of citizenship, and voter registration drives may have to do more work to get folks signed up, it’s not an insurmountable burden – and certainly less so than trying to explain Obamacare.
“The organizational plaintiffs and their members will undoubtedly have to expend some additional time and effort to help individuals,” Judge Leon wrote. “But let’s be candid: doing so pales in comparison to explaining to the average citizen how the [Affordable Care Act] or tax code works!”
Since the voter groups didn’t show a real and irreparable harm, he rejected their request for a preliminary injunction.
The ruling is the latest in a years-long struggle by some states to combat potential voter fraud by insisting voters prove they are citizens. In one Kansas count alone, officials count 25 instances of non-citizens attempting to register to vote.
“This is a very real problem and the only way to solve the problem is to require proof of citizenship on the front end,” said Kris W. Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state…
Judge Expands Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Dealings With Foundation Donors – National Review
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to produce the e-mail records of Hillary Clinton’s scheduler during her tenure as secretary of state, expanding an investigation being pursued by conservative nonprofit Citizens United into the overlap between Clinton’s official travel and her meetings with foreign Clinton Foundation donors.
Citizens United is slated to receive all e-mails sent to and from Lona Valmoro, Clinton’s State Department scheduler, in the two-week periods before each of 14 international trips Clinton took during her four years in office. David Bossie, president of Citizens United, hopes to confirm suspicions that Clinton maintained an off-the-books schedule, meeting with Clinton Foundation donors on the taxpayer’s dime. “Citizens United wants to know how many overseas dinners Secretary Clinton attended with Clinton Foundation donors that didn’t make it on her schedule,” he says.
Judge Rosemary Collyer, the federal judge presiding over a public-records case brought by Citizens United, was initially hesitant to allow the release of Valmoro’s e-mails, and asked the group to provide one example of an off-the-books meeting with Clinton Foundation donors…
YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Faked Gay Hate Crime Injuries In Police Cell After Being Arrested For Vandalism – Daily Mirror
YouTuber Calum McSwiggan claimed to have been “beaten up” after he left a gay club in West Hollywood, but according to reports, officials have since rubbished his story.
Posting to his Instagram account, the 26-year-old vlogger – who runs a LGBT and lifestyle channel – shared a picture of his injuries as he recovered in a hospital bed after an alleged attack at a nightclub on Sunday night.
“After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys,” explained the caption.
But in a statement to The Advocate , Captain Holly Perez, from the West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, explained that officers had been “unable to substantiate the assault” and that the pictured injuries were self-inflicted inside his police cell.
The police statement explained that authorities found him with “no visible injuries” after the alleged attack and were forced to arrest him after they “observed him vandalising a car”.
It went on to describe how the YouTuber was booked and placed in a cell where he was “then observed injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell.”
It comes after Calum took to Instagram on Monday to reveal his injuries, which he used as purported evidence of the alleged attack…
Fox News Targeted By FEC Dems In First-Ever Vote To Punish Debate Sponsorship – Washington Examiner
Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage.
It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet’s debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report.
The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action. The vote was posted Thursday and is here.
A Republican FEC commissioner leading that fight, Lee E. Goodman, revealed the vote to Secrets Wednesday and said the official report of the May 26 executive vote will be released Thursday. It is here…