The 'Atlantic' just caved to Media Matters in Kevin Williamson firing

Why does David Brock and Media Matters STILL have any kind of sway in the media anymore? If you don’t know, Media Matters is a liberal hit-squad that scours the internet, TV, newspapers and public speeches to find anything they can from conservative voices, with the specific intent of taking them out of context.

Their entire goal is to silence dissenting voices and opinion, but I’m finding it hard --- in this day and age --- to understand their relevance. First of all their leader, David Brock, only started his crusade to defend and shill for Hillary Clinton, but she’s not relevant anymore. Politically, she doesn’t even exist. So why are they still around?

And second, this isn’t 10 years ago. People have the ability to do their own fact-checking. There’s more variety on the internet for news and information than ever before. So why is the media still so scared of them?

The Atlantic was the latest to give in to Media Matters’ pressure with the firing of Kevin Williamson. Sure the Atlantic is a liberal publication, but at least they were intellectuals. For years, the Atlantic had been LESS mudslinging and MORE intellectual conversation that you probably disagreed with, but you could AT LEAST consider.

So the kings of thought crime went to work.

After Trump became president, that all but stopped. When the Atlantic hired conservative columnist Kevin Williamson a few weeks ago, this was apparently too much for David Brock and Media Matters to bear. They couldn’t just stand aside and allow a popular conservative voice at an established liberal media publication. That would be a disaster. So the kings of thought crime went to work.

Three days ago, Media Matters began releasing hit pieces to damage Williamson’s image. They dug out a comment from a podcast and a corresponding tweet that he made FOUR YEARS AGO. Williamson suggested that women who commit abortions should be subject to capital punishment.

On the surface, that definitely sounds like a shock comment, but later in the podcast, he makes it clear that he doesn’t like capital punishment. So his intention seemed pretty obvious that Williamson was trying to make a point showing the moral similarity between abortion and murder.

That RIGHT THERE is exactly the kind of deep critical thinking that you’d expect to find at the Atlantic. And actually, they must have agreed because they hired Williamson away from the National Review, knowing full well that he made these comments back in 2014.

Someone wrote a book about this before. It’s called 1984.

This wasn’t a secret. 99 percent of the staff at the Atlantic probably disagree with Williamson in general, but that would have made for some solid --- point vs counterpoint --- reading. But Media Matters couldn’t take it. Why the Atlantic is so concerned with what some outdated and washed up liberal hit-squad cares about is beyond me.

When will this stop? When there’s only one point of view and no debate ON ANYTHING? If you believe someone is wrong, you have a conversation with them, but we don’t do that anymore. Opposing views are SILENCED, and those who voice them are PULVERIZED.

Someone wrote a book about this before. It’s called 1984. Welcome to the state of the mainstream media today.

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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