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It takes a foreign correspondent planted amid our White House Press Corps to highlight the latter’s dysfunction. During a presser with “Trump of the Tropics”—Brazil’s visiting prime minister, Jair Bolsonaro—a Brazilian lass distinguished herself by focusing exclusively on … hefty matters. When this foreign correspondent asked President Trump about the “OECD,” the furrows on the sloping brows who make up the American press scrum deepened.

To these presstitutes, it mattered not whether America was going to put in a good word for Brazil at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, when there was one overriding, life-or-death matter to tackle:

Trump’s irredeemable, unrelenting, absolute awfulness, which not even an exoneration by the sainted Mr. Mueller has ameliorated.

Yes, Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller found no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia in the 2016 election. This has altered not a bit the hyperventilating done by the harridans on the ubiquitous television panels.

Let me be clear. When I allude to t he women of TV, I include those with the Y Chromosome.

However, other than a few “men”—Don Lemon and his CNN sideshow, Chris Cuomo, come to mind—the housebroken boys on the typical TV panel are tamer than the tarts. Some of the “men” might even be pretending to be temperamentally unhinged in order to hook-up with good-looking girls in the Green Room.

Brooke Baldwin of CNN and Stephanie Ruhle of MSNBC continue to spit out Trump news in CAPS, just so you know HOW EACH ONE FEELS DEEP DOWN INSIDE, AND WHO ARE THE ANGELS AND THE DEMONS IN THE STORY. (Donald and his Deplorables are never angels, if you get the drift.)

Not coincidentally, the asphyxiating hysteria matches the vapid vocabulary. TV’s women rob the English language blind, deploying breathy figures of speech to fit a simpleton’s febrile, emotionally overwrought state-of-mind: “Unbelievable, incredibly embarrassing, amazing, OMG!”

This p-ss-poor, teenybopper English comes with sound effects. TV’s tarts all speak in insufferable, grating, staccato, tart tones. At least, that’s how I’ve always described the gravelly voice of the tele-ditz. Believe it or not, such a depiction is no longer politically proper. The voices from hell have been dignified. Explains the Economist,

“Two vocal features are associated with young women: vocal fry and uptalk. Uptalk, as the name suggests, is the rising intonation that makes statements sound like questions? And vocal fry—often said to be typical of Kim Kardashian, an American celebrity—happens at the ends of words and phrases when a speaker’s vocal chords relax, giving the voice a kind of creaky quality.”

Mandatory elocution lessons might ease the viewer’s pain.

Bad English and bad thinking are intertwined. By logical extension, the “ladies” resort reflexively to ad hominen attack. If Trump expresses an opinion, it’s not because he sincerely thinks it or believes it, but because he’s narcissistic, isn’t nice, makes them sad.

As befits the pedestrian minds described, our pig-ignorant panelists (with apologies to pigs) are incapable of grasping the role of government.

TV’s tele-tarts focus not on the role of government, but on the tone of government.

Thus is disagreement cast as diabolical. POTUS dares to dispute the notion that white nationalism is an urgent problem. He has the audacity to dislike John McCain (who is, likewise, despised by many a Vietnam War veteran), and he’s unconvinced a few Russian bots threw the 2016 elections. Trump doesn’t conform. He rejects received opinion. He’s not like all those sinecured, empaneled “normies.” The reality of difference among TV’s distaff sets off the kind of uncontrollable twitching and writhing conjuring medieval mass hysteria. St. John’s dance frenzy, six-hundred odd years ago, for example.

All this is the stuff of tabloids. For the disciplined mind craves data. It craves facts, not folklore. By contrast, devoid of discipline and a sense of propriety, and seeking the warm smell of the Fake-News herd—cable’s cretins escape into gossip, feelings, and fantasy.

The girlie nature of news reportage means a lurch from one scandal to the next. And it’s never about real news. The “Five W’s” journalists are obligated to impart in their coverage no longer count. These were: Who, What, When, Where, Why. Nowadays, the women in control keep it sensational, as opposed to informative and substantive. They pick the most perverse aspect of a story—often entirely imaginary and symbolic—zero in on it and work it, until the next fix presents itself.

And, no, these dames are not nameless phantoms. Here are some of American TV’s more memorable mediocrities:

Yamiche Alcinder (PBS), Ruth Marcus (WaPo), Marie Barf, Jessica Tarlov and Rochelle Ritchie of Fox News, Alexis McGill Johnson, Jackie Speier (politician), Ana Maria Archila, Nomiki Konst and Symone D. Sanders (high-flying Bernie babes both), Asha Rangappa (former FBI, ever Democrat), Michelle Goldberg (atrocious writer at the New York Times), Hallie Jackson (MSNBC), Sarah Westwood (snide at CNN), Emma Brown (WaPo), Shannon Pettypiece (Bloomberg), Catherine Rampell (WaPo), Eliza Collins (USA Today), Maya Wiley (MSNBC), Jessica Valenti (author of “Sex Object”), Liz Plank (cringe factor infinity ∞ at Vox Media), Liz Mair (lite libertarian), Cynthia Alskne (dumps on Donald for MSNBC), Natasha Bertram (The Atlantic), Anne Rumsey Gearan (Washington Post’s White House Reporter); Jennifer Horn (AP News), Neera Tanden (former adviser to BHO and Democratic operative), Adrian de Vogue (CNN Court reporter), Laura Coates (CNN), Xochitl Hinojosa (big wig in the Democratic Party, if you can pronounce her name), Jay-Newton Small (Time magazine), Adrienne Elrod. On and on. These females are interchangeable in opinion and in demeanor.

And here is my modest Swiftian proposal:

ORDER IT NOW

It so happens that a hero of the left, mass murderer Mao Zedong, once proposed exporting 10 million Chinese women to the United States. In a long conversation with Henry Kissinger at the Chinese leader’s residence, in February of 1973, Mao moaned about “the dismal trade between the two countries.” China was a “very poor country,” said Mao, with “an excess of women.”

“Let them go to your place. They will create disasters. That way, you can lessen our burdens,” Mao pleaded in earnest (for he had no sense of humor).

That’s the one and only page America might consider taking out of the Little Red Book—in reverse. Ship the aforementioned to China. Bomb China with American bimbos. Alas, as soon as one prototypical panelist falls away, like sharks’ teeth, another moves in to fill her slot.

Previously: The TV Tarts’ Reign Of Terror, Part 1

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She is the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook, Gab & YouTube

 
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  1. “mass murderer Mao Zedong, once proposed exporting 10 million Chinese women to the United States. In a long conversation with Henry Kissinger at the Chinese leader’s residence, in February of 1973, Mao moaned about “the dismal trade between the two countries.” China was a “very poor country,” said Mao, with “an excess of women.”??

    Give us a break! This allegation comes from the State Department and should be treated with the post-Wikileakean skepticism, especially since Mao, uncontrovertibly, liberated more women than all the world’s liberators before or since (and they’ve stayed liberated).

    At twenty-six, Mao published The Death of Miss Chao, about a local girl who committed suicide rather than marry a man she despised. “Miss Chao found herself in the following circumstances: One, Chinese society. Two, the Chao family of Nanyang Street in Changsha. Three, the Wu family of Kantzuyuan Street in Changsha, the family of the husband she did not want. These three factors constituted three iron nets, a kind of triangular cage and once caught in these three nets she sought life in every way possible, but in vain. There was no way for her to go on living.. It happened because of the shameful system of arranged marriages, the darkness of our social system, the negation of the individual will and the absence of freedom to choose one’s own mate.”

    He began campaigning for women’s rights the following year, “A man in China is usually subjected to the domination of three systems of authority: political, family and religious. Women, in addition to being dominated by these are also dominated by the authority of their husbands. These four authorities–political, family, religious and masculine–are the embodiment of the whole feudal-patriarchal ideology and the oppressive system it supports.”

    Insisting that women volunteers be treated equally throughout the war, he made colleagues promise that, if they were victorious, they would ‘grant freedom of marriage and equality between men and women’. His first official act as Head of State was signing the Marriage Law of the People’s Republic of China–which he had painstakingly drafted–protecting women and children, guaranteeing women’s choice of partners, equal pay for equal work, gender equality in monogamous marriages, maternity leave and free childcare.

    A prequel to America’s failed Equal Rights Amendment, Article 48 declares, “Women in the People’s Republic of China enjoy equal rights with men in all spheres of life, in political, economic, cultural, social and family life. The State protects the rights and interests of women, applies the principle of equal pay for equal work to men and women alike and trains and selects cadres from among women.” To critics he insisted, “Men and women must receive equal pay for equal work. Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized through egalitarian transformation of our entire society.” He emphasized his point by promoting to the rank of Major General a famous woman combat commander.

  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    It’s been said that the disciplined mind craves data. It craves facts, not folklore. But nowadays, the women in control keep it sensational, as opposed to informative and substantive. They pick the most perverse aspect of a story—often entirely imaginary and symbolic—zero in on it and work it, until the next fix presents itself.

    Thanks for sharing this additional information.

  3. Tom Verso says:

    ‘Ilana’ is a girl’s name!

    OMG call me unwashed if you will; but, I had never seen the name before.
    More to the point, I read both ‘Tart’ articles and assume a man wrote them.

    They were so well written and informative that I wondered who Ilana was; and to my surprise, when I Googled’, a picture of a ‘girl’ came up.

    Why was I so surprise? I asked myself. And, I realized that I have become so conditioned by the mindless leggy big hair ‘tarts’ that I have become a sexist. It did not occur to me that a woman would write so cogently, albeit negatively, about other women.

    Men always ‘rag’ on one another. Especially, if you pardon the expression, ‘White’ men! But, in the age of Identity, I have come to think of Identity groups protecting their members from criticism.

    Well ‘shut my month’ and wash it out with soap. I am now an official fan and student of Ilana.

  4. macilrae says:

    TV’s tarts all speak in insufferable, grating, staccato, tart tones.

    Yes indeed. What is this relatively new speech affectation among would-be-educated American women? Particularly that gravelly voice tone? Not helped when almost every other word is “like” – I had to sit in front of one recently on a long distance flight and, despite noise cancelling headphones, the incessant drivel still penetrated.

  5. As Don Henley once sang:

    We got the bubble headed bleach blonde who comes on at five
    She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
    It’s interesting when people die, give us dirty laundry.

    CNN has a whole stable of psycho bleach blondes.

  6. Realist says:

    Uptalk, as the name suggests, is the rising intonation that makes statements sound like questions?

    That immensely irritates me. The intent appears to assume airs. It makes me want to upchuck.

  7. “Bad English and bad thinking are intertwined.” (((Mercer))) you are guilty of bad thinking. You and your rabbi father were kicked out of South Africa for your anti-apartheid work.

    I don’t care how many millions Mao Tse Zredong killed. I only care about the Afrikaners.

    As to Mao’s plan to export Chinese females to the states, John Derbyshire’s Chinese wife is an example of one of these who came here.

  8. Don’t forget Bill Maher.

  9. @Godfree Roberts

    Thank goodness for you and your frequent injections of truth into this fantasyland of just plain not trueness.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  10. It so happens that a hero of the left, mass murderer Mao Zedong, once proposed exporting 10 million Chinese women to the United States. In a long conversation with Henry Kissinger at the Chinese leader’s residence, in February of 1973, Mao moaned about “the dismal trade between the two countries.” China was a “very poor country,” said Mao, with “an excess of women.”

    “Let them go to your place. They will create disasters. That way, you can lessen our burdens,” Mao pleaded in earnest (for he had no sense of humor).

    Mao had other crazy ideas. He believed in some sort of Marxist immortality, so after death he would, in the afterlife, discuss with Marx obscure points of Marxist doctrine (which is stupid, because Mao was clueless about Marx’s philosophy, sociology, anthropology,… – Marx’s spirit would have just ignored him as another dumb Chinaman); he believed that humans would, very soon evolve, & that homo sapiens sapiens would disappear without the trace.

    That’s what immersion in Taoist sex alchemical texts does to your brain ….

  11. @obwandiyag

    I do like well done satire, please play again soon.

  12. Rich says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    The Chinese Communist state was a giant prison camp under Mao, any talk of “equal rights” inside a gulag is just talk. Along with the Cambodians and the Vietnamese, I can’t think of any people who suffered more under the cruelty and viciousness of communist ideology, and yet you try to belittle these peoples suffering because their torturer wrote about fake equality? I guess it’s like the beaten dog whose master kicks and whips him, but throws him a crumb now and then, so he sits quivering at his master’s feet, licking the hand that beats him. Sad.

  13. Icy Blast says:
    @Godfree Roberts

    Godfree, shut up. You are delusional. This Cult of Mao stuff is pathetic. It ended on September 9th, 1976, but apparently no one told you. I think you live in a cave (or the proverbial Mom’s basement).

  14. NYMOM says:

    I am thinking that this so-called ‘vocal fry’ is a way for women to make their voices sound more child-like (high pitched) and non-threatenening…

    I’ve noticed this even from well-educated professional women. Not sure of the reasoning behind it, maybe a hold over from childhood when being ‘daddy’s little girl’ got them exempted from punishment for bad behavior…

    I always feel guilty bringing it to anyone’s attention as women have issues with attacking other women and I try not to join the pile-on unless completely necessary.

  15. anon[338] • Disclaimer says:

    Ilana should be the TV Tart for an Unz dot com TV news program

  16. In the recent past, women politicians ( e.g. Mrs Thatcher ) and newsreaders were given elocution lessons to enable them to lower their speaking voices, to make them appear more “serious ” to their audiences. Even old poofs like Gore Vidal followed suit – watch the early TV appearances where Vidal is decidedly high-pitched.
    Vocal Fry and Up Talk are the signs of the feminization and decadence of Western Society. The end is not far off.

  17. enough, already.

    when will Ilana (((Issacsohn-Mercer)))

    stop assaulting beautiful, blond shiksas?

    probably never. Here’s Y:

    http://seductivejewess4.com/type-i-b17-ilana-sarah-issacsohn-a-k-a-ilana-mercer/

  18. anon[170] • Disclaimer says:

    TV Tarts: Cringe Factor Ad Infinitum

    a title like this makes me suspect Ilana wishes she were a TV Tart

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