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“Fact Checkers” Meddle in Election to Smear Breitbart, Protect Abrams

If this isn’t some sort of hoax or accidental, drunken email, the folks over at Snopes have a whole lot of explaining to do.

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There is a funny thing happening all over the internet these days, as “fact checking” has turned from a benevolent necessity into a competitive industry.

All across the world wide web there are crooks and scammers.  This isn’t any different from the regular world at large, which also tends to be chock-full of ne’er do wells, but the ways in which these conmen and conwomen operate is on a whole other level of malfeasance.  From Russian Twitter bot armies to your everyday “cat fishing” scheme, the internet itself can be a scary and dangerous place.

That’s why it was alarming for many proponents of free speech when Snopes.com was imbued with some sort of “authority” as to what the truth is.  Given the controversial appointment, a number of smaller companies jumped on the bandwagon, including a number of entities who have been undeniably discriminatory toward American conservatives in their “work”.

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The danger lies in giving anyone the authority to rule over the concept of truth, let alone an organization that rose to prominence debunking internet urban legends.

Today’s news does not bode well for the already controversial Snopes.

The so-called “fact checkers” at Snopes have reached out to Breitbart News in an openly partisan attempt to wash away the story of armed members of the New Black Panther Party campaigning for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Stacey Abrams.

Over the weekend, Breitbart News–among other media outlets–published explosive photographs of armed Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams, holding up her campaign sign while also holding up various guns. In the story, Breitbart News included a quote from the campaign of her GOP opponent, Brian Kemp, calling on her to denounce the radicals campaigning for her.

On Monday, a self-identified “reporter” for Snopes, Bethania Palma, reached out to Breitbart News with a series of questions about the Black Panther report. None of the questions implies anything was inaccurate about the report.

Now, for a peek behind the curtain:

Here is her email to Breitbart News:

I’m a reporter from the fact checking organization Snopes.com. I had a couple of questions about this story:
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/04/armed-black-panthers-lobby-for-democrat-gubernatorial-candidate-stacey-abrams/
The story says Breitbart “obtained” images of the Black Panthers. Where did Breitbart obtain the images from?
– Why does Breitbart quote the Kemp campaign with no obvious effort to get comment from the Abrams campaign?
– Why did Breitbart use the term “lobby” in the headline?
– Breitbart normally takes a pro-gun stance. Does Breitbart maintain that stance when the gun owners are black?
– Did anyone at Breitbart make an effort to contact the New Black Panther Party for comment?

Who exactly is this reporter? Who is Bethania Palma?

Just a quick glance at Palma’s Twitter account or at her history of writing for radical leftist outlet Alternet shows a hard leftist mentality, one quick to accuse Trump of being “racist” (the latest is a series of tweets attacking the president’s campaign ad on the migrant caravan as such) or linking Trump to the Ku Klux Klan any way she can–a history dating back years, as Breitbart News has reported about Palma before.

Why on earth is a Snopes-employed liberal assuming that Breitbart would have a problem with black gun owners?  Is this sort of overt race baiting the new norm in leftist circles?

Assuming Palma’s email to Breitbart isn’t a hoax or derived from a dose of liquid courage, there is significant reason to be morally outraged at such blatant discrimination.

 

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CNN Compares Trump to…You Guessed It….Adolph Hitler

The degradation of Hitler’s crimes that comes with such flippant use of his name will surely erode history, leaving us vulnerable to the unlearned lessons of the past.

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There are plenty of ways to be lazy, but not all of them are also offensive to those affected by The Holocaust.

Here’s the thing:  There will  always be someone out there willing to compare their political opponents to Adolph Hitler.  This insult, at one point, meant something.  Adolph Hitler is undoubtedly the most evil man to have ever made the news, and coopting his visage to score political points is not only cheap, but lazy.

This is the well-known, heavily-traversed bottom of the intellectual barrel, and, worse:  It’s terribly offensive.

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Hitler’s antisemitic genocide left a scar on humanity that is still far from fully healed.  Very few of us living today can say that we are fully disconnected from the evil act, having at least a distant relative, teacher, rabbi, or community leader whose life was altered by that hate.

Constantly conjuring Adolph Hitler’s name for the sake of expressing your disapproval of a politician is classless and shallow.

So, that’s why CNN and their guests keep doing it, I suppose.

The following is taken from the clip above:

BOB BAER: He’s appealing to his base, This is dog-whistle politics and it is racism. You can’t describe it any other way. When he called immigrants animals it was the same as Adolf Hitler used to call foreigners animals — Jews and Gypsies It’s the same politics. It’s neo-Nazism. He may not advocate violence, but for a lot of people that listen to him, as Juliette said, its an incitement to violence.

The degradation of Hitler’s crimes that comes with such flippant use of his name will surely erode history, leaving us vulnerable to the unlearned lessons of the past.

CNN, and all other “news” networks, should tread very carefully around such historical negligence.

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Dem Candidate Who Set Flag ABLAZE Now Considering Running for President (Details)

Oh, is that RIGHT!?

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Stacey Abrams once set the Peach State’s flag on fire.

She also failed to win her gubernatorial race against Brian Kemp in Georgia last November, though she still has yet to actually concede.

Now, Abrams is considering a run for president in 2020.

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Can’t be Kemp, but can take down Trump, huh?

What sorcery is this?

From CNN:

Stacey Abrams, a rising star in the Democratic Party, said Monday it was possible she could seek her party’s presidential nomination next year.

Abrams’ comment came after an interview at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, where Abrams reportedly said she previously thought 2028 would be the earliest she could run for president, but over Twitter, she clarified: “Now 2020 is definitely on the table.”

About that pesky ol’ flag burning, via The Hill:

A decades-old news article about Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) burning the state flag, which at the time included the Confederate battle flag, resurfaced on Monday.

Abrams stood on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992 and burned the Georgia state flag which was viewed as a symbol of white supremacy due to its Confederate design, The New York Times reported.

Does Abrams not know that illegals can’t vote?

Abrams once voted to confiscate guns. She says she did it just to “start a conversation.”

Will anyone believe that reason?

And “start a conversation” about what, exactly?

Actually banning guns, of course.

WATCH:

Check out what Black Panthers, who chanted “black power,” did for Abrams…

https://twitter.com/TheShannonBurke/status/1058837697282932736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1058837697282932736&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theamericanmirror.com%2Fphotos-armed-new-black-panthers-rally-vote-for-stacey-abrams%2F

Do these Black Panthers know Abrams wants to confiscate their guns?

Will Abrams condemn the Black Panthers for carrying?

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