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  • Man at Riot Curses Out CNN LIVE: Press 'Twisting Up' Story, 'Makes This Worse'
    by Nicholas Fondacaro on April 12, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    CAUTION: The man who confronted CNN used very explicit language. Reader discretion is advised. On Monday, the community of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota was teetering on the verge of another night of violent riots after an officer apparently shot a suspect on accident, discharging her duty pistol instead of the Taser she announced. In response, CNN sent their buzzards to circle the area and glorify the violence in a renewed push of the anti-police narrative. But one unknown man stepped up to CNN and called them out in an expletive lased dress down. Far-left correspondent Sara Sidner was making her way towards the chaos at the Brooklyn Center Police Department when the unnamed man swooped in to call out her and the rest of the media: MAN: And as you can see, y’all be twisting up the story and shit y’all doin’. SIDNER: Do you want to talk to me? You want to talk to me? MAN: Yeah I do. [Reaches for mic] SIDNER: Okay, cool. Don't take my mic. We're cool. What's your name? MAN: What's my name? My name is my name. “What I think about this is all the press and all the extra shit y’all do makes this worse,” he declared. Sidner seemed confused by his comment, asking: “You think so?” While it was unclear by what he specifically meant by “twisting up the story and shit,” the man then argued that people should not be gathering at the police station, and seemed to suggest they should be protesting at someplace that could make the change they wanted.     “Yes. When people want to protest they shouldn't do it in front of a fucking police station. Yeah. Courthouse. Shit like that. You get what the fuck I'm saying,” he crassly pressed. Sidner tried to defuse the situation by telling the man that she feared for his safely: SIDNER: I want you to be careful. I want you to be careful. I really do. MAN: Of what? SIDNER: Of anything that can hit you. MAN: Of what? SIDNER: Of anything that could hit you. Look at all the stuff coming -- MAN: Of what? SIDNER: Of this. MAN: Do I look like I'm scared? SIDNER: No, you don't. MAN: Do I look like I'm scared? SIDNER: You don't, you don’t. “Exactly. Y’all need to get up out of here with all that twisting up the media and shit. Real shit,” he shot back. To show her interest in talking about something “real,” Sidner offered to give the man her number in order to conduct an interview at a later time, but the man wasn’t buying it. He accused Sidner of recording video just to edit it later, only to have her inform him that they were indeed live to the world at that very moment (click “expand”): SIDNER: All right, here's my phone, let's go ahead and show me a number. MAN: Nah. You got the camera out, talk about something that's real. SIDNER: Tell me what's real. MAN: Y’all just going to edit out the shit you don’t want. SIDNER: We're live. MAN: You're going to edit out some other shit. SIDNER: Listen, we’re live right now. MAN: You're not fucking live. SIDNER: I'm live right now. MAN: I don’t care if you’re live or not. Get away from here with all that media shit that y’all doin’. SIDNER: Okay, but we can’t edit here. This is live. This is live right now. MAN: Look. SIDNER: We're with CNN. MAN: Then take that camera all the way the fuck up there then. “That’s where we’re going when you stopped us,” Sidner explained. “Listen, we’re going up there. All right, you watch us. That's where we're going.” They parted ways shortly thereafter, with the man telling them to “Take y’all ass up there.” This is CNN. The transcript is below, click "expand" to read: CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time April 12, 2021 9:41:16 p.m. Eastern (…) SARA SIDNER: If you look just now, I'm going to try and sort of stand in the street a little bit, you look there, now you can see -- now you can see – [Voice from off camera yelling] UNIDENTIFIED MAN: And as you can see, y’all be twisting up the story and shit y’all doin’. SIDNER: Do you want to talk to me? You want to talk to me? MAN: Yeah I do. [Reaches for mic] SIDNER: Okay, cool. Don't take my mic. We're cool. What's your name? MAN: What's my name? My name is my name. SIDNER: All right, so. Tell me what you think about what's going on here. MAN: What I think about this is all the press and all the extra shit y’all do makes this worse! SIDNER: You think so? MAN: Yes. When people want to protest they shouldn't do it in front of a fucking police station. Yeah. Courthouse. Shit like that. You get what the fuck I'm saying? SIDNER: I want you to be careful. I want you to be careful. I really do. MAN: Of what? SIDNER: Of anything that can hit you. MAN: Of what? SIDNER: Of anything that could hit you. Look at all the stuff coming -- MAN: Of what? SIDNER: Of this. MAN: Do I look like I'm scared? SIDNER: No, you don't. MAN: Do I look like I'm scared? SIDNER: You don't, you don’t. MAN: Exactly. Y’all need to get up out of here with all that twisting up the media and shit. Real shit. SIDNER: You don't know me. But we're going to get to know each other. MAN: We're going to get to know each other, huh? SIDNER: Yes we are. MAN: Let’s see. SIDNER: We are. We are. MAN: How are you going to know me? SIDNER: We're going to talk. I'm going to share a number with you. MAN: Let’s go. SIDNER: Let’s do it. MAN: Nah, let’s do it right here. SIDNER: All right, here's my phone, let's go ahead and show me a number. MAN: Nah. You got the camera out, talk about something that's real. SIDNER: Tell me what's real. MAN: Y’all just going to edit out the shit you don’t want. SIDNER: We're live. MAN: You're going to edit out some other shit. SIDNER: Listen, we’re live right now. MAN: You're not fucking live. SIDNER: I'm live right now. MAN: I don’t care if you’re live or not. Get away from here with all that media shit that y’all doin’. SIDNER: Okay, but we can’t edit here. This is live. This is live right now. MAN: Look. SIDNER: We're with CNN. MAN: Then take that camera all the way the fuck up there then. SIDNER: We are going up there. MAN: Take it all the way. SIDNER: That’s where we’re going when you stopped us. MAN: Y’all doing all the extra shit for the backhand shit; to make people look crazier than what the fuck they are. SIDNER: Listen, we’re going up there. All right, you watch us. That's where we're going. MAN: Take y’all ass up there. SIDNER: All right, so everybody's got a hot head right now as you might imagine because it is really, really hot right now. (…)

  • Netflix Family Sitcom Lectures Teen Girl About 'White Privilege'
    by Karen Townsend on April 12, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Netflix’s Family Reunion third season began streaming on April 5. The eight-part series of half-hour episodes follows the daily life of the McKellans, a multi-generational black family living under one roof in Georgia. The hot button issue of white privilege was randomly introduced in the last episode, similar to how racist police were inserted in the first season finale.  In Episode 8, titled “Remember when Cocoa Found Her Calling?”, the teenage daughter in the family, Jade (Talia Jackson), is confronted by her best friend, a white girl named Kelly Anne, resulting in a discussion about white privilege. Both girls enter a fashion design competition in Atlanta’s Fashion Week High School Show. Jade wins an entry into the fashion show but Kelly Anne does not. Jade tells Kelly Anne she sorry she didn’t win a spot in the competition, too. Kelly Anne offers her congratulations, but then she mentions that minorities get all the advantages, “They probably just needed some more diversity so it makes sense they picked you.” She goes on, “I just wish I had said I was part Native American on my application.” She’s not, as Jade points out, but Kelly Anne says, “By the time they figured that out, my design would have already been on the runway next to yours.” Jade is amazed that Kelly Anne is so clueless and tells her so. Kelly Anne then says, "I guess it’s a white thing. You wouldn’t understand.” Jade talks to her father at home and calls the conversation “reverse racism theory”. Her father, Moz (Anthony Alabi), tells Jade that race is a difficult subject but if no one ever talks about it, nothing will change. Then, as they are talking, Kelly Anne shows up at their house to apologize to Jade. Her mother, she says, called her “a Karen” when she discussed the conversation the two had earlier. Her mother "was really upset and she broke down white privilege. Now I understand how horrible I was to you. I’m so sorry.” Then she asks if she can be Jade’s assistant and that's the end of the rift between them. Again, a random moment of woke lecturing in an otherwise sweet family comedy. Sadly, it's become par for the course on tv these days.

  • NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Stelter's Latest Call to Get Tucker Cancelled
    by Tim Graham on April 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    On Sunday's Reliable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter organized another session in demanding Fox News cancel Tucker Carlson's show or perhaps the entire channel should be cancelled by cable providers. The whole first half-hour of the show was an attack on Fox News, as if these attacks are going to help CNN in the ratings. First, Stelter turned to Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League, who insisted Carlson was a white supremacist menace who had to be removed from Fox:  CNN’s @BrianStelter leads with guest, @JGreenblattADL, who demands “Tucker has got to go” and urges cable operators to drop FNC. “If Fox won’t act...it may be time for...the cable companies to act to finally, once and for all, say that America is, simply put, no place for hate.” pic.twitter.com/VFy1kUd8qI — Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) April 11, 2021 Then Stelter turned to CNN analyst Amanda Carpenter (a former conservative turned incessant Trump hater) and Washington Post reporter Philip Bump. Carpenter insisted "immigration and voting rights, it all goes together in a powerful nationalist way that Republicans should reject. But if you let the strongest voices in the room like Tucker control the conversation, it's only going to get more radical." She claimed Fox is so desperate for younger viewers that they are seeking out "people that are addicted to Donald [Trump] Reddit threads and adopting that kind of language." Many people isolated the part of the show when Stelter and Matt Gertz of Media Matters fussing about how Fox stars hadn't made "vaccine selfies" for social media, and how Fox News has a "special responsibility" to sell the vaccine, since its viewers are kinda backwards and only believe Fox.  Listen below or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

  • Dangerous Word Games: Nets Drop 'Mostly Peaceful,' Riots Are Now 'Protests'
    by Nicholas Fondacaro on April 12, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    The left’s Orwellian redefining of words took a dangerous step Monday as all three of the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) started to refer to the riots of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota as “protests,” effectively dropping the “mostly peaceful” label they were mocked for using in the summer of 2020. All of this followed an apparently accidental shooting where a police officer seemingly went to use her Taser but discharged her duty pistol instead. The first showing of the media’s dangerous rebranding of riots came earlier in the day when an activist journalist screamed at Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, saying “there was no riot” as he described how his officers were attacked with projectiles. “The officers that were putting themselves in harm's way were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks,” he told the press. The truth didn’t matter to the broadcast networks as they gaslit their audiences. “A curfew now in place following protests and clashes with police,” announced ABC’s World News Tonight anchor, David Muir during the opening tease. And as CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell teased the “violent protests,” NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt noted that “protesters clashing with police.” There is no such thing as a “violent protest,” “protesters” don’t clash, and states of emergency are not needed. Those are rioters. And cities don’t need to call in the National Guard because they’re “on edge and bracing for another night of protests.” But that was O’Donnell’s spin.     Holt also lamented how “the community [was] bracing for another night of protests and unrest.” ABC correspondent Stephanie Ramos flaunted her cognitive dissonance as she reported on how “protests erupted.” While showing a clip of a woman yelling “Oh, my God,” explosions could be heard in the background. “[Dante] Wright's killing sparked a night of chaos just ten miles from where former officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd,” added CBS correspondent Omar Villafranca. “Protesters confronted police who responded with flashbangs and tear gas, as local businesses were also looted.” But, Omar, what about the frozen cans of soda and the cement blocks that were thrown at the police? On NBC, correspondent Meagan Fitzgerald suggested it was the police who “escalated” the situation: FITZGERALD: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets outraged. CROWD: No justice. No peace. FITZGERALD: Marching to the Brooklyn Center police station where the situation escalated, police deploying rubber bullets, tear gas, and flashbangs. And she didn’t bat an eye as she reported how a state of emergency and curfew were put in place as “more protests are expected tonight.” It’s almost as if they’re glorifying the violence, or they want it. This dangerous word game was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Dell on ABC, Progressive on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund. The transcripts are below, click "expand" to read: ABC’s World News Tonight April 12, 2021 6:33:11 p.m. Eastern (…) DAVID MUIR: As word spread, protesters gathered. Police in riot gear. The protests turning violent. After dark, police lobbing flashbangs, sending people running. (…) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Oh, my God! STEPHANIE RAMOS: Overnight, protests erupting. Tensions already high in the city with the trial of Derek Chauvin just ten miles away. (…) [Cuts back to live] MUIR: And Stephanie Ramos with us tonight from Brooklyn Center, outside Minneapolis. And Stephanie, I know the governor tonight announcing a curfew in the Twin Cities Metro Area. They're bracing for more protests? RAMOS: Yes, David. And you can already a large crowd of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department behind me. That curfew does go into effect tonight from seven o’clock this evening until six o’clock tomorrow morning in multiple cities including Minneapolis and right here in Brooklyn Center. And police tell us that communities will see an increased presence of the Minnesota National Guard and other law enforcement. CBS Evening News April 12, 2021 6:32:20 p.m. Eastern NORAH O’DONNELL: Good evening and thank you for joining us. We're going to begin tonight with breaking news. The state of Minnesota is on edge and bracing for another night of protests after the police shooting of a black man just a few miles from where former officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for killing George Floyd. Well, tonight the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are under states of emergency and the governor has imposed a seven o’clock curfew for surrounding cities. (…) OMAR VILLAFRANCA: There’s a big crowd of protestors behind me blocking the street in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department. On the other side, National Guardsmen and officers in full riot gear standing behind concrete barricades and fencing they have just set up, getting ready for what could become another long night. (…) VILLAFRANCA: Wright's killing sparked a night of chaos just ten miles from where former officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. Protesters confronted police who responded with flash bangs and tear gas, as local businesses were also looted. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared a state of emergency and the governor set a 7:00 p.m. curfew for the entire city. (…) NBC Nightly News April 12, 2021 7:00:45 p.m. Eastern [Opening tease] LESTER HOLT: The outrage, protesters clashing with police, a state of emergency declared, a curfew ordered, and the National Guard on alert. (…) 7:02:13 p.m. Eastern HOLT: Meantime, the community bracing for another night of protests and unrest, President Biden making this appeal this afternoon. (…) 7:03:53 p.m. Eastern MEAGAN FITZGERALD: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets outraged. CROWD: No justice. No peace. FITZGERALD: Marching to the Brooklyn Center police station where the situation escalated, police deploying rubber bullets, tear gas, and flashbangs. (…) [Cuts back to live] FITZGERALD: A state of emergency has been declared in Minneapolis. Here in Brooklyn Center, a curfew is in place, but more protests are expected tonight.

  • Super Woke ‘Supergirl’ Cast Wants Gender Surgery for Minors
    by Tierin-Rose Mandelburg on April 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Arkansas: Don’t let kids who are too young to make life altering decisions make any life altering decisions. Celebs: Arkansas wants to “hurt kids.” For what seems like and is the safest option for kids who think they were born in the wrong body and want to chop off their genitals, Arkansas' HB 1570 law has come into quite the controversy. Recently, a lot of the cast of CW's Supergirl has taken it upon themselves to demand transgender youth be able to get sex changes … because their job as actors just isn’t enough.  On April 6, the Associated Press broke the news that Arkansas is the “first state to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth.” Essentially, those under age 18 will not be allowed puberty blockers, hormone treatments, or sex reassignment surgeries since they are minors and can’t even decide what they want to do as careers, never mind which gender they should be. To no one’s surprise, Bounding into Comics reported how these Supergirl actors spat their disapproval on the legislature (FYI, none of these actors live in Arkansas or are children). Starting off strong is transgender actress Nicole Maines who plays a transgender superhero named Dreamer on the show. Maines once told Ellen that she was between three and four years old when she realized she was not the male that she was born as. Pretty woke three year old if you ask me.  This will hurt kids. You should all be ashamed. https://t.co/awnkw0tpoa — Nicole Maines (@NicoleAMaines) April 7, 2021 In response to Maines’ tweet, one user asked how her life “would be different” if Maines were denied puberty blockers to which Maines replied, “I wouldn’t be alive.” Implying that Maines would have committed suicide if she weren’t given puberty blockers is a pretty extreme way for Maines to show her advocacy on open healthcare for trans kids.  Next up is another actress whose character is part of the alphabet community. Chyler Leigh, who plays a lesbian and is a real life lesbian, continued the emotional manipulation by screaming that “This is a matter of LIFE & DEATH.” Hey, at least she gets brownie points for dramatic effect. This a matter of LIFE & DEATH for transgender youth! #TransRightsAreHumanRights https://t.co/lGhcz9YggG — Chyler Leigh (@chy_leigh) April 7, 2021 Straight white male Jon Cryer, whose character in the series is not gay or trans, took the next step and blamed Republicans in general for Arkansas’ passing of the bill. The last name fits the narrative for this crying baby. Elected Republicans think that they can win politically by denying the basic humanity of trans people. Truly disgusting. #TransRightsAreHumanRights https://t.co/UmvkwCcUDV — Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 7, 2021 Even Supergirl writer Eric Carrasco thought the bill was “sickening” which makes sense considering he made all the characters as woke as possible. He later replied to a user and claimed that those in support of the bill are “monsters” and he wishes them “nothing but misery.” (His tweets are private (scaredy cat) so visit the Bounding link above!) One thing is for sure, Supergirl is probably one of the most woke shows on tv and the actors take the theatrics to their real lives, too.