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NBC’s Chuck Todd Tells Media to ‘Fight Back’ Against Fox News; Two Days Later Tragedy Strikes

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On Monday, NBC News host Chuck Todd penned a published piece that admonished the media to “fight back” against the evil empire known as Fox News, taking an opportunity to smash on conservative legend Rush Limbaugh and Matt Drudge.

However, his beef seemed to be with Fox News, who he mentioned numerous times in his piece. Here’s an example:

“The American press corps finds itself on the ropes because it allowed a nearly 50-year campaign of attacks inspired by the chair of Fox News to go unanswered,” Todd wrote. He said the late Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, orchestrated a “sustained assault on the press created the conditions that would allow a president to surround himself with aides who argue for ‘alternative facts,’ and announce that ‘truth isn’t truth.’ Without Ailes, a man of Trump’s background and character could never have won. Roger Ailes was the godfather of the Trump presidency.”

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Todd went on to say he’s received threats — many conservative writers have too, so good ole Chuck here is far from alone in that regard — but still he called for the media to fight back.

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“For me, idle death threats are now the norm. (I don’t take them seriously, because if I did, I’d never feel at peace.) But forget the personal animus or safety issues reporters now face. American democracy requires a functioning press that informs voters and creates a shared set of facts. If journalists are going to defend the integrity of their work, and the role it plays in sustaining democracy, we’re going to need to start fighting back,” he wrote.

Tragically, two days later, it seems someone took his advice. A man was arrested after he intentionally crashed his vehicle into the side of a Fox News building in downtown Dallas. The suspect, 34-year-old Michael Chadwick Fry, ranted on and on about “high treason.”

The attack on the Fox News came as the Senate broke down into chaos over President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the Supreme Court. In the first two days, nearly 150 protesters were arrested, most for interrupting the Senate hearing.

CNN’s Jim Acosta, who has repeatedly accosted Trump, said in July, “I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy.”

But Acosta only meant the liberal media that attacks Trump nonstop. He didn’t say a word on Twitter after the attack on the Fox News building. Neither did Todd.

While this man’s actions cannot fully be placed at the feet of Chuck Todd, the point here is that liberal media is very careless with its rhetoric, which is very dangerous given the seemingly unhinged nature of folks like Fry and others who are part of the Antifa movement and are just itching to get violent.

The mainstream media has a responsibility to present the facts to the American people, giving them information and allowing them to draw their own conclusions. Instead, media today tries to tell people what to think, how they should vote, and where they should stand on controversial issues instead of letting the truth speak for itself.

Folks on the left, especially young people who have been highly indoctrinated with progressive thought, are very easily influenced by what they hear in the media, thus, when talking heads like Todd use violent rhetoric — on purpose or otherwise — it clicks with something primal in them that leads to these kind of horrific incidents.

The media needs to take responsibility for its role in many tragedies like this and work toward being more careful in their rhetoric and choices of language.

Source: Daily Wire

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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WATCH: NC Man Slings Rabid Bobcat Across His Front Yard

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For many North Carolinians, neighborhood living brings with it the peace of mind that the most invasive animals you might have to deal with are squirrels who are trying to rest in your attic, or raccoons hoping to fatten up from your trash can.  The Tar Heel state has some bears, sure, but they’re not often the pestering or dangerous type like you might see in the Pacific Northwest or parts of California. But one man this week got up close and personal with a seriously frightening creature this week, after it lunged at his wife from underneath their car. A disturbing video captures the moment a rabid bobcat attacks a North Carolina woman—and the moment her husband grabs it off her and throws it through the air. Kristi and Happy Wade of Burgaw were walking to their SUV to take their cat to the vet the morning of April 9 when the growling animal ran across the street and attacked, WIS-TVreports. After throwing it several feet, Happy Wade eventually shot it after it ran into the couple’s garage and then continued to charge, ABC 11 reports. A neighbor who had been jogging by at the time stopped to help and called 911. Video of the incident is simply unbelievable. https://twitter.com/nojumper/status/1383145940807163904?s=20 The bobcat was injured by Wade and later euthanized by local law enforcement.  An autopsy revealed that the animal was indeed rabid, and the family has been undergoing treatment for their numerous bite wounds.

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