Bari Weiss Resigns From the Times, ‘A Distant Galaxy’ Far From America . . . 

Publisher said he was on her side, privately . . .

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. . . whose model is Twitter:

Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.

More more in this letter that belongs in the history books.

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CBS Commits 25% of Script Development Budget to Projects from Black, Indigenous and People of Color

When you put it that way, it looks like propaganda coming our way.

Always does, when you use any such criterion. Gimme art, people. Every time.

And while you’re at it, have a look at streaming Brit films that have p.o.c. all the time. As if they were just people — which gosh darn it, now you mention it, they are.

Newsom orders closure of indoor activities across California as coronavirus cases increase


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Having the time of his life, he is.

Newsom, a Democrat, announced during a press briefing that all bars across the state must close up shop and that restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and card rooms must suspend indoor activities.

The governor also announced that all gyms, places of worship, malls, personal care services, barbershops, salons, and non-critical offices in counties on the state’s “monitoring list” had to shut down under the new order. The order affects more than 30 counties which are home to about 80 percent of California’s population.

Have a nice day, Golden Staters.


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Thomas Sowell to Mark Levin: concept of systemic racism ‘has no meaning’

Who needs meaning anyhow?

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That catchphrase for purposes of steaming up the narrative and bamboozling the country.

It has the sound, you know. If you need it explained, you are part of the problem.

Economist and author Thomas Sowell told “Life Liberty & Levin” in an interview airing Sunday evening that the left’s claim that America is beset by “systemic racism” has no definitive meaning and cannot be “tested” in any empirical manner.

“You hear this phrase, ‘systemic racism’ [or] ‘systemic oppression’,” host Mark Levin told Sowell. “You hear it on our college campuses. You hear it from very wealthy and fabulously famous sports stars. What does that mean? And whatever it means, is it true?”

“It really has no meaning that can be specified and tested in the way that one tests hypotheses,” answered Sowell, who added that the currency of the phrase reminds him of the “propaganda tactics” of Nazi Germany…

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I’m a black doctor. I wear my scrubs everywhere now.

You gotta feel for this guy. 

As a urology resident, I spend up to 70 hours a week at the hospital. I wear scrubs to the operating room and through long hospital shifts. And, of course, I wear a gown and other personal protective equipment over my scrubs when caring for patients with covid-19 in Brooklyn.

Even when I’m not there, though, I wear my medical scrubs everywhere. I wear scrubs and a mask when I’m shopping at the grocery store, rollerblading home from work and even meeting up with friends, always seeking to preemptively exonerate my blackness with my professional garb.

It’s about protecting myself. Like many black Americans, I’ve been followed by security personnel through department stores without cause and pulled over by police officers at night for no reason.

Why is that? Could it be the high crime rates in black neighborhoods? He bears the mark of Cain through no fault of his own, and it understandably bothers him. But it seems there’s nothing anyone can do about it.

via HotAir