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In Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman describe how the Establishment creates a softly coercive consensus using the combined power of corporate media, DC think tanks, and the military-industrial complex. By laundering information through this vast network, the system is able to fabricate perceived realities at odds with reality itself. Future president Kamala Harris... Read More
Despite every aspect of the nationwide psyop falling apart over the course of the last four years, the collusion hoax was still largely successful. Four-in-five Americans with an opinion think the Russians have their heavy thumbs positioned to press hard on the electoral scales in November: A couple of things potentially check that dim view... Read More
It's not hyperbole: The immediate reaction most people have has to do with Biden's senility. Whew, he's really lost a step, the poor guy. Should he be president? Can he be president? These are understandable reactions. While they illustrate the absurdity of democracy, though, they don't destroy it. The obvious collusion between putative news sources... Read More
More evidence American public discourse is controlled by a small but vocal minority of young leftists who do not represent the sentiments of the majority of the citizenry. They don't even countenance the voicing of those sentiments: "Neutral" responses, constituting 17% of the total, and "not sure", constituting 4%, are not shown. People have been... Read More
Via Trends we see Tara Reade has drawn 75% as much public interest as Christine Blasey Ford did: The New York Times, in contrast, has only seen it fit to provide Reade 12% as much coverage as it devoted to Blasey Ford. Biden's accuser has been mentioned in 68 articles, Kavanaugh's in 570 of them.... Read More
Twitter is not real life: The question is a binary one, so the residual percentages--representing vast majorities of people of every race--are those who answered they do not in any way feel discriminated against at work on account of their race or ethnicity. Race is not merely a social construct. It's a biological one, too,... Read More
Searching up "coronavirus cases by country" returned these three suggested news stories ahead of the links retrieved in response to the actual query: The neo-liberal establishment isn't held together by scapegoating and subverting white conservatives. That's a conspiracy theory. What are you, some kind of bigoted extremist? Remember two weeks ago when it was racist... Read More
Last week we found: Six days later, with the confirmed nationwide caseload approaching 20,000, the respective correlations have increased from .40 to .58 and from .09 to .16. Correlation does not necessarily mean causation, of course. When increasing the sample size also increases the strength of the correlation, though, it suggests we're onto something real.... Read More
Basket of boomer rubes, anyone? The knowledge advantage Republican voters enjoy over Democrat voters is likely nowhere greater than on the subject of geography. Results from the last Pew Research news IQ quiz that included a couple of relevant questions: This is unsurprising. The average GOP voter is more male and more visuo-spatially oriented than... Read More
If at first you don't succeed, try try again: There is presumably a non-disclosure agreement in play that will keep the settled amount private. If it's merely 2% of what Sandmann's family asked for, Nick is set for life. This is the dissident's answer to virtual mobbing, canceling, and doxing. This is especially true for... Read More
The corporate media is certain Asians hate--HATE!--being thought well of: In the latest YouGov survey, Yang gets 13% of "other" (predominately Asian) Democrat support, compared to just 3% of Democrat support overall. Asians don't seem too concerned about his "feeding into the model minority myth". I get the sense that the obsession with Andrew Yang's... Read More
Most Americans think purveying fake news is part of the corporate media's stock-in-trade. The following graph shows the percentages of respondents, by selected demographics, who believe the media maintains its integrity. They answered that "mainstream media outlets" either "rarely" or "never" report "fake news". The residual percentages are those who think the media reports fake... Read More
Cynicism or staggering lack of self-awareness? Despite? Talk about missing the point. Pepe is a symbol of dissident resistance to totalitarianism. He has served that purpose in the US and now he is serving that purpose in Hong Kong.
If it is magnanimously granted that the corporate media's primary job is to inform consumers of its content about what is going on in the world, that is. Parenthetically, I do not grant as much. Getting it this wrong cannot merely be the result of incompetence. Mendacity must be in play. Anyway, a Harvard-Harris poll... Read More
This is one way to force a level playing field: Call it the Dissident Lottery. The $32.5 million settlement Oberlin College has been ordered to pay for harassing and intimidating owners of a local bakery is a recent precedent, but as Robert Barnes of the Free America Law Center explains in the video, suing individuals... Read More
From an article on Nike's decision to pull the Betsy Ross flag shoes, an assertion that has cropped up in virtually every treatment of the controversial decision by the corporate media: By who, and where? While I'm certainly no expert on white nationalism, I was aware of It's okay to be white, NPCs, and clown... Read More
The "far-right" has received four times as much attention from The New York Times as the "far-left" has since the beginning of 2010: Strange given that--according to the conventional two-dimensional political spectrum--the left has moved further left than the political right has moved right over the last few decades: It's a real head scratcher!
Over the thirteen-month period from March of last year through April 20th of this year, a Twitter search returns a total of four--four!--instances of the phrase "Easter worshippers" being tweeted by users across the platform's hundreds of millions of account holders and the billions and billions of tweets they produced. All four of the accounts... Read More
Candace Owens, in true millennial form, calls white privilege a myth: Imagine if a white male actor faked a hate crime against himself by pretending black men attacked him in the middle of the night— then was subsequently acquitted of all charges. #JussieSmollett is an utter perversion of justice who just DESTROYED the myth of... Read More
The progression of events following a Muslim terrorist attack are predictable: Extremist shoots, bombs, or runs over a bunch of civilians. Blue checkmarks preempt a backlash by executing a frontlash. The bolder ones even use the opportunity to point out how the victimized population is the real problem. The same sort of progression followed the... Read More
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics. — S.E. Cupp (@secupp) February 17, 2019 This hate crime... Read More
The blood libel against the Covington kids is a great metaphor for what is happening across the Western world. After taking an hour of abuse from a group of black lunatics taunting them as "school shooters", "crackers", and "niggas", a few redskins walked into the Covington group and pounded crude sound instruments in their faces.... Read More
John Derbyshire is fond of saying that if there is hope for civilization, it is to be found in the comments. The new Gillette ad--excuse me, the new short film--is a great testament to the perspicacity of the Derb's observation. A sampling: There are several comments along the same lines. I talked to my brother... Read More
The news articles on all the putative political fallout president Trump is putatively receiving for revealing how utterly inconsequential the federal government is to the well being of middle America are pulling fast ones on their readers. Here's an example from my favorite polling outfit, Reuters-Ipsos: Yikes, that's a 14-point gap in blame for Trump... Read More
Lynching is a dark and despicable aspect of our nation’s history. We must acknowledge that fact, lest we repeat it. Thank you to my colleagues for agreeing to unanimously pass our Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, and @CoryBooker and @SenatorTimScott for your partnership. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 19, 2018 This provides a nice... Read More
More evidence gun grabbers are disproportionately geriatric (or in the case of David Hogg, have the bone density of the average geezer) from Reuters-Ipsos: Age ranges per generational cohort are 18-26 for Zurs, 27-38 for Millennials, 39-53 for Xers, and 54-71 for Boomers. For the purpose of obtaining adequate sample sizes, Zurs thus also include... Read More
WaPo's motto: Democracy Dies in Darkness. From R-I, the percentages of respondents who say they are either "not very confident" or "not at all confident" about elections in the US being "accurate and legitimate": Credit where credit is due! Not unrelatedly: The contemporary US is an empire. It is not a republic and it is... Read More
The percentages of respondents who thought the Grand Jury should've indicted police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown: In multiracial societies, you don't use standards of ethical behavior or the morality of actions to assess justice, you assess justice in accordance to race and ethnicity. Brown was a criminal thug who assaulted... Read More
Colyer's press release: No complaints from me about using small, round numbers to illustrate abstract proportionalities in ways that are easy to grasp. But that approach is also easy to reverse engineer. So, to be precise, Colyer's phrase "hundreds of votes" translates to... 102 votes. C'mon, Jeff, that's a little misleading, isn't it? Regarding the... Read More
Pairing up with the failing Kansas City Star, ProPublica deployed an "October surprise" attempt to snatch the Kansas Republican gubernatorial nomination from Kris Kobach. Several national outlets like Ralph Maddow, Single Mother Jones, and Daily Poz simultaneously deployed articles on it. As we've long argued here, this race has ramifications extending far beyond this middle... Read More
A lot of people on the dissident right were hoping for a Croatian win in the World Cup. The sentiment is understandable. Despite being under the thumb of the Soviet Union for half a century and part of the doomed conglomerate, Yugoslavia, that gave us the term "balkanization", Croatia is a real country today. France,... Read More
Steve Sailer is surprised to find the phrase "Jewish privilege" mentioned in the New York Times, itself a salient manifestation of Jewish privilege (my editorial comment, emphatically not Steve's). In a presumed attempt to humiliate gentiles, the rarity is brought up by a Jewish writer who brazenly acts as though it's a phrase gentiles toss... Read More
The little fuhrer needs to push harder, scream louder, gesticulate more frenetically. He's not even moving the needle among his own generational cohorts. The public has a more favorable view of the NRA than it does of the media, the president, or congress. There is one group that really despises the organization, though, a group... Read More
Reuters-Ipsos polling on gun control ran for a couple more weeks after we first visited here. Sample sizes for certain populations of interest subsequently became large enough to allow for a more fine-grained analyses of the results. As a preface, consider Heartiste's rather bold assertion made last week: Say what? No, deplorable anti-semite! It's the... Read More
Over the last several weeks I've talked to several people about guns. Without fail, every one has been surprised to learn that young people are the less supportive of gun-grabbing than old folks are. Reuters-Ipsos polling shows it and the GSS corroborates. The major media's mendacity strikes again--though in fairness, NPR (!) has given it... Read More
The following graph shows the percentages of people, by selected demographic characteristics, who agree that some members of the FBI and DOJ are trying to delegitimatize president Trump through politically-motivated investigations (that's putting it mildly to say the least). The data comes from a Reuters Ipsos poll that was conducted the first week of February.... Read More
Speculating on Trumpian tactics is tough. Assuming he has handed over strategic considerations to trusted senior policy adviser Stephen Miller--heaven preserve him--makes things a little easier. Having done so has allowed me to remain--in stark contrast to many titans of the dissident right--consistently optimistic about the administration's handling of DACA specifically, and immigration more generally,... Read More
Steve Sailer recently called out the fake news Washington Post on attempting to retcon the history of the vocabulary used to describe those illegally present in the country. Ever since our elites legislatively opened the third-world floodgates in the sixties, we've had "chain migration", not "family reunification". We've had "illegal immigrants" and "illegal aliens", not... Read More
He is seriously misleading at best: Charitably, "often" isn't intended to be synonymous with "tend to", "usually", or any other word or phrase that indicates liberals are more likely to live 'family values' than conservatives do. Instead, Kristof is taken to be merely stating the bland and obvious fact that there are some liberals who... Read More
A decade ago I did a series of posts showing, in short, that the "hate crime" designation is a way to get to bizarro world validate The Narrative, with designated victim classes actually looking like victims and designated oppressor classes actually looking like oppressors. The FBI hasn't yet released data on hate crimes for 2016,... Read More
After she died of a heart attack likely brought on from being spooked by a car driven into nearby pedestrians in Charlottesville, Heather Heyer received a nationally televised funeral. The first three youtube results on "Heather Heyer funeral" are videos from PBS, ABC, and Fox News. Donald Trump praised her (for what, exactly, is anybody's... Read More
Scrolling through Nintendo Wii's old game offerings, I see Super Dodge Ball but not Nintendo World Cup. Both were Technos creations and used the same graphics engines. The costs of putting old titles on offer is negligible--sales must be virtually (heh) all margin. The reason one is for purchase while the other is a no... Read More
The totalitarian instinct on display: In the way of background, "The Incredible Doctor Pol" program is a reality show based in rural central Michigan that follows the professional activities in doctor Jan Pol's veterinarian office and of members of his staff as they're doing field visits. The county Pol operates in, like the state itself,... Read More
It's previously been pointed out here that Reuters-Ipsos--among other polling organizations--has a history of oversampling self-identified Democrats at the expense of independents and sometimes Republicans. In the case of presidential approval polling, the 'trick' is to poll the adult population rather than "likely voters". Likely voters skew more Republican than the adult population does, in... Read More
++Addition++New information on the killer's history: My insinuation of likely racial motivation for the murders is strengthened. My doubt that the killer will end up being charged with hate crimes is correspondingly weakened. It's unlikely you've heard about this. If not for living in the Kansas City metro area, I wouldn't have either. If the... Read More
Via Steve Sailer, some cute high school girls went into Howard University, a "historically black university" wearing MAGA gear. They were verbally and (mildly) physically assaulted for the trouble. No apologies from the Trump girls were forthcoming. Instead, they fired back. Sure, their responses were of the DR3 variety ("[They] are the people who are... Read More
Is Jim Acosta ignorant, mendacious, or both? This is embarrassing:
Twitter user tcjfs, who I am reliably informed is someone with enormous potential: Never one to pass up on an opportunity to share from one of the most underutilized social science tools at our disposal, allow me to report what the GSS has to say on tcjfs' observation. The theistic orientation of journalists (and authors,... Read More
Agnostic suggests breaking the major media companies up: If it can be done then by all means do so. A less herculean task, and one that would prove more popular in the nearer-term, is for Trump and his team to simply bar them from press conferences--including Sean Spicer's daily briefings--and grant members of select organizations... Read More
The Fraudulent News Network gets caught admitting the putative Putin-Trump connection is "bullshit" and a "witch hunt" that mendaciously garners big ratings: