Dinesh D'Souza

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Off topic but somewhat relevant. At what point does trying to start a civil war by spreading disinfo and hate become illegal? Bomb on a plane type talk?

Also, anyone care to explain if the Fairness Doctrine were still in play, it would stop things such as Infowars? I have heard people suggest that it would.
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GhostOfSolomon wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Also, anyone care to explain if the Fairness Doctrine were still in play, it would stop things such as Infowars? I have heard people suggest that it would.
The "fairness doctine" applied only to FCC licenceholders. Did not apply to print media. As no license is required to run a website, it also wouldn't apply to anything on the internet.

Whether deregulated AM radio gave birth to Infowars is a different discussion.
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bob wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:30 pm
GhostOfSolomon wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Also, anyone care to explain if the Fairness Doctrine were still in play, it would stop things such as Infowars? I have heard people suggest that it would.
The "fairness doctine" applied only to FCC licenceholders. Did not apply to print media. As no license is required to run a website, it also wouldn't apply to anything on the internet.

Whether deregulated AM radio gave birth to Infowars is a different discussion.
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D'Souza was on Klayman's show, touting his new book:



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Thread debunking D'Sousa's nonsense about how the German Nazi's 25 points are just like the poistions of the American Left.


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Interesting commentary on a book that is still relevant, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the Unted States in current Slate.
In his 2004 Dissent review, Michael Kazin suggested that the major reason behind Zinn’s success was the timeliness of his narrative: “Zinn fills a need shaped by our recent past. The years since 1980 have not been good ones for the American left … A People’s History offers a certain consolation.” Kazin often hits the mark, but on this score he’s way off. Zinn remains popular not because he’s timely but precisely because he’s not. A People’s History speaks directly to our inner Holden Caulfield. Our heroes are shameless frauds, our parents and teachers conniving liars, our textbooks propagandistic slop. Long before we could Google accounts of a politician’s latest indiscretion, Zinn offered a national “Gotcha.” They’re all phonies is a message that never goes out of style.
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Behold, the worst take of the year:


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Thanks, Jeffrey. UGH.

This thread now needs something positive after that, IMO.


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If you weren't already familiar with Greta Thunberg and #FridaysForFuture or #ClimateStrike before last Friday, September 20th, you probably are now. And in case you still aren’t, here’s your crash course from fridaysforfuture.org:

#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.

On the 8th of September, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degree C, i.e. in line with the Paris agreement.

The hashtags #FridaysForFuture and #Climatestrike spread and many students and adults began to protest outside of their parliaments and local city halls all over the world. This has also inspired the Belgium Thursday school strikes.
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How did things escalate so quickly from a single 15 year old sitting on a sidewalk to a mass movement numbering in the millions? It’s a long story, but a good place to start is Emily Bloch’s December 2018 article in Teen Vogue, “15-Year-Old Activist Greta Thunberg Schooled World Leaders on Climate Change at a United Nations Summit.”

The movement’s founder, the steadfast Greta Thunberg (who, incidentally, says she was inspired by the March For Our Lives movement created in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High mass shooting), has endured a great deal of criticism and taunting, much of it sexist in nature. I recommend reading Marin Gelin’s excellent article “The Misogyny of Climate Deniers” in The New Republic, which lays out how “the idea that white men would lead the attacks on Greta Thunberg is consistent with a growing body of research linking gender reactionaries to climate-denialism.” The article cautions: <SNIP>
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Wash. Times: Dinesh D'Souza compares climate activist Greta Thunberg to Nazi propaganda:
Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza sparked backlash Sunday after he compared 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg to Nazi propaganda.

“Children—notably Nordic white girls with braids and red cheeks—were often used in Nazi propaganda. An old Goebbels technique! Looks like today’s progressive Left is still learning its game from an earlier Left in the 1930s,” he tweeted, including a photo of the teen alongside a depiction of a woman in Nazi garb.
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She's Swedish, from Sweden...…..
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Notorial Dissent wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:33 pm
She's Swedish, from Sweden...…..
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Notorial Dissent wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:33 pm
She's Swedish, from Sweden...…..
And those Swedish seem nice, but I've been watching a lot of Girl With a Dragon Tattoo stuff, and really, you do not want to make them angry.

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PaulG wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:29 am
Notorial Dissent wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:33 pm
She's Swedish, from Sweden...…..
And those Swedish seem nice, but I've been watching a lot of Girl With a Dragon Tattoo stuff, and really, you do not want to make them angry.
Indeed not. They might go berserk.

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He seems nice. :P
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Who?

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