In 2016, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro was one of the leading Never-Trump voices in the media.
That wasn’t enough for the Left.
And then Ben Shapio took a new job and these liberal journalists lost their minds.
On Thursday, Ben Shapiro guest authored the POLITICO Playbook.
Playbook is a twice daily tip sheet POLITICO emails out to insiders, journalists, and news junkies that is meant to include some original reporting and essential reads to prepare everyone for what will happen throughout the day in politics.
POLITICO lost their regular Playbook contributors and has used a rotating cast of “celebrity” authors for the morning send until they settle on a new team.
Many of these guest authors are left-wing fanatics like Chuck Todd, Yamiche Alicindor, and Don Lemon.
But the POLITICO newsroom staged a protest when Shapiro – who became a lukewarm Trump supporter over the last few years – authored the Thursday AM edition and claimed Republicans opposed impeaching Donald Trump because they know Democrats just want to use it as a pretext for destroying all members of the GOP.
The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reported on the level of uproar at POLITICO.
“There are now upwards of 225 people on the @politico Zoom call convened to hash out the decision to invite @benshapiro to guest-write an edition of Playbook. People are very mad, I am hearing,” Wemple wrote on social media.
Liberals at POLITICO were so enraged that Wemple reported that journalists who supported the move to have Shapiro guest author Playbook were afraid to speak out.
“Just chatted with a pair of @politico staffers who dissent from the prevailing outrage over the @benshapiro guest-hosting gig. They say they didn’t speak up on the call because the sentiment is so heated and one-sided,” Wemple added.
When conservatives complain about liberal media bias, left-wing journalists shoot back that conservatives don’t try to join so-called “mainstream” media outlets and add their perspective.
This episode shows why.
Leftists view these institutions as their home turf and any interlopers are not welcome.
POLITICO’s management did not back down and refused to apologize for contracting out to Shapiro.
It was a rare instance where a left-wing institution stood up to cancel culture.
Pants on Fire News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.
The media’s reaction to this shocking threat against Brett Kavanaugh will leave you red with rage
Democrats have allowed the radical Left to run wild.
The radicals are getting more and more extreme.
And the media’s reaction to this shocking threat against Brett Kavanaugh will leave you red with rage.
Democrats got what they wanted after a Supreme Court leak of a draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito.
The draft opinion signaled the overturning of Roe V. Wade, and Democrats predictably melted down.
They wanted chaos in the streets and leftist mobs protesting outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, which is a federal crime.
But the Democrats’ calls for protesting outside the homes of conservative justices just took a terrifying turn.
A deranged leftist drove from California to Maryland with the explicit intent of assassinating Brett Kavanaugh.
The would-be assassin, armed with a knife and a gun, realized he would not be able to bypass security, and called the police on himself.
Perhaps, the most disturbing aspect of the story is the Democrat Media Complex’s complete lack of interest in the story.
For example, the story is already off the front page of The New York Times.
If a deranged right-winger got arrested near the home of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, there would be press coverage from wall to wall.
Worse yet, few on the Left are telling the radicals to tone down the rhetoric and illegal protesting.
In fact, a pro-abortion extremist group called Ruth Sent Us threatened Kavanaugh’s wife and their daughters.
Not only that, but the lunatic found Kavanaugh’s house thanks to a map provided by Ruth Sent Us.
Reporter Mollie Hemingway explained, “Pro-abortion group that posts directions to Kavanaugh’s home — man arrested today said he used online map to find it — also targeting his young daughters’ school. This escalation and threat against the children must be stopped. Horrific.”
The same Democrats that were encouraging people to show up at Kavanaugh’s house have conveniently gone silent.
These are also the same people that call Donald Trump an “insurrectionist” for telling his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” protest on January 6th.
The Left are encouraging their shock troops to illegally protest outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.
In 2020, Chuck Schumer said, “Inside the walls of this court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion rights cases since Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch came to the bench…I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Maybe this is what Schumer was talking about.
The word police at the Associated Press are now shockingly censoring one word
The Left always tries to control language.
It’s one of the only ways they can sell their radical ideas.
Now the word police at the Associated Press are shockingly censoring one word.
The horrific mass shooting in Buffalo has managed to knock abortion out of the headlines.
The Fake News Media is going all-in on the white supremacist attack in order to pin the responsibility on Republicans.
It’s an absurd argument, but the Democrats are shameless.
In fact, they’re even manipulating language.
The Associated Press Stylebook does not want the killer’s 180-page ramblings to be classified as a manifesto.
The AP wrote on Twitter, “We don’t use the term manifesto in reference to a racist diatribe. It glorifies racist hatred. Other terms such as diatribe, screed or writings can work instead.”
We don't use the term manifesto in reference to a racist diatribe. It glorifies racist hatred. Other terms such as diatribe, screed or writings can work instead.
— APStylebook (@APStylebook) May 16, 2022
However, centrist feminist Christina Hoff Sommers quickly corrected the AP.
Sommers wrote, “You are confused. Hitler’s Mein Kampf & rantings of the Unabomber are routinely referred to as “manifestos.” For example: Encyclopedia Britannica. “Mein Kampf, (German: “My Struggle”) political manifesto written by Adolf Hitler.”
You are confused. Hitler’s Mein Kampf & rantings of the Unabomber are routinely referred to as “manifestos.” For example: Encyclopedia Britannica. “Mein Kampf, (German: “My Struggle”) political manifesto written by Adolf Hitler. https://t.co/Y036sCNnpj.
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) May 17, 2022
Perhaps the Left don’t want to dirty up the word manifesto because of their fondness for Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto.”
Marx’s evil ideas have festered for nearly 200 years, eating away at society and poisoning a new generation of impressionable minds.
In fact, the Buffalo shooter wrote in his manifesto that he used to be a communist, but currently identifies as “mild-moderate authoritarian left.”
The shooter also wore the black sun insignia, a symbol sometimes used by the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion of Ukraine.
He also said that one of his main inspirations was the Christchurch shooter in New Zealand, who had trained with Azov prior to committing his despicable massacre at a mosque.
Both the Buffalo shooter and the Christchurch shooter claimed to be radical environmentalists.
All of these facts are inconvenient for the Left because they tacitly support the Azov Battalion in Ukraine, and they’re trying to blame the shooting on Fox News, even though he explicitly said in the manifesto that he hated Fox.
Democrats are trying to control the narrative, and that starts with controlling language.
Unfortunately for them, they no longer have a monopoly on the dissemination of information.
New journalistic standard proves the Democrats are complete liars on one issue
The ideas of the Left are utterly incoherent.
Yet, Democrats willfully go along with all of the crazy ideas.
And one new journalistic standard proves the Democrats are complete liars on one issue.
The Democrats are hopping mad over the abortion issue, which was rekindled after a Supreme Court leak of a draft opinion from Samuel Alito that suggests the overturning of Roe V. Wade.
The new battle over abortion has brought women’s issues front and center for the Left, but there is a glaring omission in their progressive rhetoric.
Suddenly, transgender men and nonsense terms like “birth people” are no longer part of the conversation.
The Associated Press Style Guide tried to clean up this obvious contradiction by issuing a new update.
The AP Style Guide update read, “Phrasing like pregnant people or people who seek an abortion seeks to include people who have those experiences but do not identify as women, such as some transgender men and some nonbinary people. Such phrasing should be confined to stories that specifically address the experiences of people who do not identify as women.”
In other words, it is okay to “erase” trans men and dispatch with idiotic terms like “pregnant persons” and “people who give birth.”
Democrats don’t want any distractions from their over-the-top pro-abortion zealotry.
The style guide update is a clear example of how Democrats will manipulate language in any way they can to achieve political power.
For example, in light of the 2020 Reign of Terror, the AP Style Guide suggested that outlets capitalize “black” when describing people of African descent.
The out-of-the-blue update made no sense other than to somehow contribute to the cultural “reparations” in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
Democrats are now trotting out the “my body, my choice” line that they abandoned during the peak of COVID hysteria when they were forcing people to take an experimental vaccine.
It’s quite stunning to witness the mental gymnastics of the Left when killing babies is at stake.
They have already renewed talks of packing the Supreme Court.
Luckily for them, Merriam Webster added a new definition of “court-packing” to dovetail with the newfangled Democrat definition of simply restoring ideological balance to the court.
That is utter nonsense.
The Democrats want the Supreme Court to remain a liberal super-legislature that will codify into law the agenda they can’t pass through Congress.
The Left have destroyed their credibility by torturing logic to such a hideous extent.
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