Amy Zimmerman // How Alt-Right Troll Garrett Yrigoyen Won ‘The Bachelorette’ – Finally, tragically, fittingly, the average Tinder user can relate to the Bachelorette’s struggle, juggling a guy who likes alt-right memes on Instagram and a bunch of other jabronis whose best quality is that they’re not her ex.
Becca Kufrin is the face of The Bachelor franchise’s evolution from “meet your prince” to “men are trash.” Either ABC producers are just too exhausted to try and make heterosexual romance look like fun, or they’re betting that casually cruel viewers will tune in to watch women get their hearts broken and make bad decisions. Alternatively, The Bachelorette big-wigs have simply been overwhelmed and rendered powerless by a deluge of bad men. There are just so many of them, swarming the set with their commitment issues, bad politics, and assault and battery convictions.
Candace Owens to Sean Hannity: “Liberals believe that they own Blacks” – CANDACE OWENS (TPUSA COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR): Liberals believe that they own Blacks still. They believe that there is something proprietary about being black in this country and if you deviate from the way that they want you to think and the way that they want you to act, they grow violent.
After Infowars is removed from various platforms, Alex Jones begs Donald Trump for help – Mr. President, America knows you’re real. They know the Democrats are the anti-American globalists allied with the ChiComms, radical Islam, the unelected EU, and others. If you come out before the midterms and make the censorship the big issue of them trying to steal the election. And if you make the fact that we need an Internet Bill of Rights, and anti-trust busting on these companies, if they don’t back off right now. And if you don’t come out and point out that the communist Chinese have penetrated and infiltrated and are way, way worse than the Russians — because it’s true, and the Democrats are scared of that coming out. And you’ve got the Feinstein info coming out and more’s about to come out just as I’ve told everybody. Then they will be able to steal the midterms and start the impeachment.
A lot of people don’t realize this but Breitbart News Network really got its start in Jerusalem. It was the summer of 2007, and Andrew had been invited to tour Israel as part of a media junket. I agreed to tag along as his lawyer and best friend. What neither of us knew at the time was that the trip would change our lives and give us the inspiration for Breitbart News Network.
Tommy Christopher // Trump endorses GOP candidate who hired white supremacists //
A few days earlier on Friday, however, the Topeka Capitol Journal broke the news that Kobach’s campaign has been accused of employing three white supremacists, that we know of:
Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign employs three men identified as members of a white nationalist group by two political consultants who have worked with Republicans in Kansas.
[…] The consultants in early July independently named the three men, all in their early 20s, as members of American Heritage Initiative, a splinter of Identity Evropa, which the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as as a campus-based white supremacy group that builds community from shared racial identity.
TIMOTHY JOHNSON // Alex Jones: Phone call with threat to shoot CNN’s Brian Stelter and Don Lemon is a false flagOn the evening of August 5, it was reported that Apple had banned Jones from its iTunes platform for violations of its content policies. Facebook followed suit on August 6, removing the four primary pages where Jones shared content. Last month, YouTube deleted four videos Jones posted and banned him from livestreaming for three months because of content violations. On August 6, YouTube removed Jones’ channel from its platform.
Eitan Arom // From Hebrew school to halls of power: Stephen Miller’s unlikely journey — Jewish Journal – As far back as Hebrew school, his classmates pegged him as a young contrarian. Some now suggest that his journey as an impassioned evangelist for the right, which eventually landed him a West Wing office, began as a rebellion against Santa Monica’s bleeding heart, multiculturalist and heavily Jewish left.
News reports identify Miller, 31, as a principal author of Trump’s draconian immigration measures, including the executive order the president signed in late January targeting immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. These politics are generally reviled in the liberal circles of his Jewish upbringing — such as at Beth Shir Shalom, where he went to Hebrew school, and which describes itself online as a “Progressive Reform Synagogue,” and at The Santa Monica Synagogue, a Reform temple where he was confirmed in 10th grade.
Robert Hutton // Boris Johnson Told to Apologize for Mocking Women Who Wear Burqa – Bloomberg – Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been told to apologize after writing that the burqa, the Muslim garment that conceals a woman’s face and body, made wearers look like bank robbers and letter boxes.
Johnson used his weekly column in the Telegraph newspaper on Monday to argue against a ban on the burqa, as implemented by Denmark, France and Austria, saying people should be free to choose their own dress. But he mocked the clothing, saying it was “weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces.”
Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis said Tuesday that he had asked Johnson to apologize, though didn’t say if there would be any sanctions if the request was ignored. Johnson’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jon Terbush // Rand Paul’s troubling ties to racists – Jack Hunter, Paul’s director of new media, who also co-wrote Paul’s 2011 book The Tea Party Goes to Washington, is a former radio shock jock and former member of a neo-Confederate organization, according to a report in the Washington Free Beacon. Hunter is the second Paul staffer to have his troublesome views on racial issues revealed.
In the decade before he joined Paul’s campaign, Hunter provided conservative commentary on the radio and on his website under the guise of his pseudonymous Southern character. In a 2004 article posted to his site and uncovered by the Free Beacon, titled “John Wilkes Booth Was Right,” Hunter argued that “Wilkes Booth’s heart was in the right place,” and that Lincoln was, in fact, “one of the worst figures in American history.”
Here’s how Hunter described the Civil War:
Imagine you entered into an agreement with a friend. Your friend then decides to gain the upper hand at your expense. For your own good, you decide to back out and go your own way. But instead of letting bygones be bygones, your friend burns your house down, rapes your sister and forces you to re-enter the agreement at gun point. This is pretty much what Lincoln did to the Southern people. [Southern Avenger]
And here he is discussing race in another piece, called “Are White People Out of Style?”:
Hispanics indulge in an even more nationalistic form of racial identity by flying Mexican flags, listening to a foreign music that both black and white Americans have never even heard of, and turning everywhere they settle into northern outposts of their Mexican homeland.
And then there are white people. Not only are whites not afforded the same right to celebrate their own cultural identity – but anything that is considered “too white” is immediately suspect. Nobody talks about rap music being “too black.” No one would dare suggest that the agricultural work force is “too Hispanic.” But let something like NASCAR, country music or the Republican party become patronized mainly by white Americans, and you can bet your ass someone is going to scream racism. [Southern Avenger]
Dana Milbank // Mueller finally proves it: Hillary Clinton is guilty! – The Washington Post – The evidence of Clinton’s alleged “collusion” with Russia? She and the Democrats hired an opposition-research firm that wrote a dossier on, um, Trump’s collusion with Russia. She also colluded with Russia by being secretary of state at a time when another arm of the U.S. government approved a uranium deal with a Russian-owned company that had given money to her husband and his foundation.
Both of these are about as compelling as saying the guilty plea entered by Papadopoulos is further evidence of Clinton’s collusion with Russia because “George Papadopoulos” sounds like “George Stephanopoulos,” who once worked for Bill Clinton, who is married to Hillary Clinton.
By Trump’s new standard, “collusion” now covers not just Russia’s election interference but anything that has to do with Russia done by anybody at any time for any reason. If that’s the rule, there is indeed plenty of evidence that Clinton colluded with Russia. She has visited Russia often, spoken with Russians and even tried to reset relations with Russia. I’d bet she has also watched Russian ballet and read Russian novels.