Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 72)
 

U.N. Secretary General gets Pallywooded

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:39pm 8/30/2017 at 5:39pm

Pallywood is the cottage industry of Palestinians and Palestinian supporters who concoct facts or present facts in misleading context in order to start viral anti-Israel narratives, such as the false claim that Israel opened dam gates to flood Gaza, and a myriad of other false claims.

The Tamimi Clan is particularly adept and active, sending children to...

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Overblown hype about Court scheduling oral argument in dismissal of Arpaio conviction

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11:39am 8/30/2017 at 11:39am
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Former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was found guilty on July 31, 2017 (pdf.) of criminal contempt of court by Judge Susan Bolton in Arizona federal court.

Last Friday, August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Clemency of Arpaio, which was filed in the case on August 28:

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Berkeley: After Antifa rampage, Mayor wants Conservative Free Speech Week canceled

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:20pm 8/29/2017 at 8:20pm
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Two days ago black-clad Antifa thugs beat people in Berkeley as police mostly stood on the sidelines, as we documented in Journalist amid Antifa Berkeley Riots: “Police have completely disappeared … People getting beaten up”.

ABC News reported that police were ordered...

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Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit against NY Times dismissed

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 4:21pm 8/29/2017 at 4:21pm

A federal court in Manhattan has dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the NY Times.

The Opinion and Order (pdf.) is embedded at the bottom of this post.

Analysis to follow:

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Students Demand Denunciation and Investigation of Professors: 1966 China or 2017 U. Penn?

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Posted by    Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:45pm 8/28/2017 at 8:45pm

Increasingly, campus “social justice” activism is resembling the tactics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, particularly the public shaming of those deemed ideologically incorrect, including professors.

In The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses in late April 2017, I reviewed recent examples, including Yale, Cornell, Middlebury and Claremont McKenna:

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Journalist amid Antifa Berkeley Riots: “Police have completely disappeared … People getting beaten up”

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Posted by    Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 8:35pm 8/27/2017 at 8:35pm
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Hundreds of black-clad masked Antifa rioters descended on a park in Berkeley, California, after a “No to Marxism” rally was canceled.

A few people showed up anyway, and were viciously beaten and attacked.

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Braveheart

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Posted by    Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7:00am 8/27/2017 at 7:00am

My wife got stuck in a lane reduction traffic jam not far from Albany, NY, a few days ago.

She spotted this vehicle.

It’s upstate flyover country, so the guy probably gets a lot of thumbs up signs and friendly honks.

Downstate, in NYC, he’d probably get keyed and have his tires slashed.

 
 
 

Then they came for Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo statue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0SO5rRI-rE
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Posted by    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:30pm 8/26/2017 at 8:30pm
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Charlottesville is being exploited to justify some of the worst aspects of the leftist culture war.

Internet censorship by left-leaning internet oligopolies based on demonization of political opposition as “hate”...

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There Goes The Robert E. Lee Week In Higher Education

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Posted by    Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 8:30am 8/26/2017 at 8:30am
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Before ESPN pulled Asian-American Robert Lee from a U.Va broadcast because his name was too similar to Robert E. Lee, USC came under fire for its mascot’s name being...

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Frankfurt City Council advances law against “deeply antisemitic” BDS movement

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Posted by    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/25/2017 at 7:00pm
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There is a growing recognition of the anti-Semitic nature of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Anti-Israel activists claim BDS was a spontaneous 2005 call from “Palestinian civil society” for an academic, cultural and economic boycott of Israel to end “the occupation.” (They are deliberately vague on what is occupied,...

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Confused Nancy Pelosi: You can’t “yell wolf in a crowded theater”

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Posted by    Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00am 8/25/2017 at 7:00am
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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in discussing the limits of free speech, wrote in Schenck v. U.S. (1919):

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”

A lot of people mess up the quote, saying that “you can’t...

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Southern Poverty Law Center money machine cashes in on Charlottesville

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Posted by    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8:50pm 8/24/2017 at 8:50pm

I’ve been covering the manipulative “hate” lists put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center for almost eight years, long before it was fashionable to do so.

I took an interest in it because as a past contributor to SPLC, I was deeply offended by the use of these lists to target...

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Media has done more damage to itself than Trump ever could do to it

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Posted by    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:10pm 8/24/2017 at 7:10pm

Is the media the enemy?

Rich Lowry, writing at Politico, notes that the media has come to occupy in Republican politics a unifying opponent once held by the Soviet Union.

His column originally was titled The Media Is Trump’s Soviet Union (and subsequently retitled The Media Is Trump’s Evil Empire):

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Palin v NYT Hearing: Editorial Author pleads ignorance, Court weighing what that means legally

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9:00pm 8/23/2017 at 9:00pm

As detailed extensively in prior posts, Sarah Palin sued the NY Times for defamation based on an Editorial regarding the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor, was the primary author of the Editorial, working off a draft prepared by a news staffer.

I discussed...

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PayPal Reinstates Two Anti-Jihad Websites

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00am 8/23/2017 at 10:00am

We recently reported how anti-Jihad websites were the subject of attempts to deprive them of funding and internet access as a result of appearing on “hate” lists from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League.

PayPal cut them off after outreach from ProPublica, as discussed in our post, 

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Mike LaChance – 5th Year Legal Insurrection Anniversary

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 4:15pm 8/22/2017 at 4:15pm
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Dems still trying to manufacture their own “Tea Party” candidates

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00am 8/22/2017 at 10:00am

There they go again.

Ever since Trump’s victory, Democrats have been fixated on creating their own version of the Tea Party movement.

We covered this development a few days before Trump’s inauguration, Dems want to create leftist version of 2010 Tea Party surge:

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