Media Dismiss A Literal Political Assassination Attempt Because It Doesn’t Fit Their Narrative

Media Dismiss A Literal Political Assassination Attempt Because It Doesn’t Fit Their Narrative

Quintez Brown, a 21-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, allegedly marched into the office of Louisville, Ky., mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg on Valentine’s Day and opened fire, sending a bullet through Greenberg’s clothing before fleeing the scene. Despite the story’s shock value, corporate media can’t be bothered to do much reporting on the story — and we all know exactly why.

Despite Brown’s history as a BLM activist and his flirtation with black nationalism on social media, most media outlets have shrugged off his motive for the shooting with a “who knows?” or even tried to pin it on Republicans. Brown was also a vocal gun-control advocate and was interviewed by Joy Reid on MSNBC at an anti-gun march in 2018.

The Las Vegas Sun completely whitewashed Brown’s far-left associations, asininely writing that “While there’s been no indication yet that the activist had ties to any right-wing organizations, the shooting comes amid a rise in threats against politicians fueled by increasingly violent rhetoric coming from extremist Republicans.” After backlash, the Sun tweaked the sentence to admit, “[I]t’s been reported that the activist was involved in the Black Lives Matter and gun-safety movements” — but still followed the line with the original sentence in its entirety rather than issuing a correction.

ABC simply called Brown a “social justice activist,” and after the local BLM chapter helped bail him out, David Muir vaguely referred to the group as a “community organization.”

The New York Times wrote one single article on the shooting, as of Friday morning, but nowhere is any language of assassination. In contrast, federal prosecutors freely slandered the rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, as planning to assassinate officials, a claim corporate media happily parroted until the feds walked it back from lack of evidence.

The Washington Post also deigned to publish only one write-up on the Louisville incident, likewise avoiding any language of assassination and merely referring to Brown’s checkered activist past as having “previously worked with violence prevention groups” and “participated in racial justice protests in 2020.” Neither paper referred to Brown’s alleged crime as any sort of terrorism, even though the left has liberally doused Republicans, down to parents at school board meetings, with the incendiary term.

It’s easy to imagine how outraged the headlines would be if the shooter were a Republican. “Trumpist White Supremacist Domestic Terrorist Assassination Attempt Shows Dangers of Republican Rhetoric, Need for DOJ Hate Crimes Investigation” would be splattered across every page (shoot, the Las Vegas Sun is practically writing that anyway!). When a troubled high schooler tragically shot and killed classmates at his school in Michigan, news outlets were quick to dig up his mom’s pro-Trump blog posts.

But in Brown’s case, even though we know his history as a BLM and gun-control activist, the corporate press is signaling that his motive is either unknown or just not all that relevant (when they mention the story at all). And it’s not the first time leftist outlets have memory-holed a sensationally horrifying story because the attacker’s motive or background was politically inconvenient.

Just two months ago, when a radical who had repeatedly called for violence against white people drove his truck through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis., killing six people, the press corps quickly downplayed or buried not just the suspect’s problematic past but the story itself. Many blamed it on the “car” while MSNBC analyst Clint Watts went so far as to call the attack an “accident.”

In April 2021, when Noah Green — a devout follower of Louis Farrakhan’s antisemitic, black nationalist group, the Nation of Islam — rammed into barriers at the U.S. Capitol armed with a knife and murdered Capitol Police officer Billy Evans, the media cabal couldn’t be bothered either. “Green’s motives are not entirely clear,” The Hill said. “The suspect’s motive isn’t known, but he posted on social media about his struggles during the pandemic,” wrote The New York Times.

Although Green murdered a Capitol Police officer — unlike anyone on Jan. 6 — his act was quickly scuttled by media while the events of Jan. 6 were hysterically broadcast as acts of terrorism and insurrection. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker even issued a commemorative statement on the one-year anniversary of Jan. 6 mistakenly blaming Trump supporters for Evans’ death.

And when Bernie bro James Hodgkinson shot up a baseball game of Republican congressmen in 2017, corporate media either blamed Trump or insisted we all share some of the blame. Even though Hodgkinson was part of Facebook groups like “Terminate the Republican Party” and had written “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co” on his own page, talking heads concluded that his violence was incited not by their own anti-Trump vitriol but “leaders and political commentators who set an example” that “led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric.”

“Any debate about civility in politics begins with Trump,” was New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush’s very bad take.

After a neighbor assaulted Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul in 2018 while he was mowing his lawn, breaking five ribs and forcing the senator to undergo surgery to remove part of his lung, blue checkmarks on Twitter flippantly cheered the attempt, with Nancy Pelosi’s daughter going so far as the say the assailant was “right.”

Not only are leftists’ double standards apparent in the reality-defying theatrics they’re pulling to escape association with the Louisville would-be assassin, they are also visible in the efforts to post bail for the shooter.

When donors tried to crowdsource funds to post the outrageously high $2 million bail set for Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who has since been acquitted of all charges after shooting multiple people in self-defense, leftist platform GoFundMe shut down the fundraising campaigns. GoFundMe also neutralized the fundraising campaign for Canadian truckers protesting their government’s Covid mandates, and after the group’s efforts to fundraise on another platform were hacked, media gleefully doxxed and shamed private donors whose information was posted online.

But in Brown’s case, with a bail set at one-twentieth of Rittenhouse’s bail, Black Lives Matter Louisville and the Louisville Community Bail Fund helped Brown post his $100,000 bail on Wednesday, two days after the shooting. CNN’s Rex Chapman has repeatedly fundraised for the two groups — but don’t hold your breath waiting for Chapman to face doxxing or cancellation over his support for an attempted murder suspect.


Elle Reynolds is an assistant editor at The Federalist, and received her B.A. in government from Patrick Henry College with a minor in journalism. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_etreynolds.

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What Did Black Lives Matter Really Accomplish In 2021?

What Did Black Lives Matter Really Accomplish In 2021?

If there’s one thing we can take away from 2021, it’s that the Black Lives Matter movement and all of its hype men in the media are full of it.

What exactly did any of them accomplish this past year? Aside from putting two arguably innocent people in prison, the track record is remarkably poor, considering all of the destruction it took to get us here.

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a case that had absolutely nothing to do with race despite the media’s claims to the contrary, ended in a full acquittal of the accused 18-year-old. Now he’s a folk hero.

Major cities are back to re-funding their police departments after the ridiculous attempt to appease the BLM idiots, which led to the appalling but woefully predictable surge in violent crime across the country.

Jussie Smollett’s claims of assault at the hands of racist Trump supporters are now officially recognized by the law to have been a fraud.

Kamala Harris, America’s first affirmative action vice president, is a complete national embarrassment.

Reparations and racial quotas haven’t really gone anywhere, otherwise.

After as much as $2 billion in property damage, plus the endless promotion from the national media, you’d think BLM might have more to show for its rampant, multi-year rioting.

To be sure, BLM did find victory in the conviction of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who had the misfortune of being called to confront an unwieldy, sickly, giant drug addict attempting to pay for cigarettes with fake bills. That may have been the movement’s greatest accomplishment to date, the intimidation of a jury petrified that an acquittal of former officer Chauvin would certainly mean more looting, vandalism, and violence.

Chauvin was just one of four cops unlucky enough to have been there that fateful day in 2020. Following multiple law enforcement attempts at getting Floyd to cooperate, in his own vehicle, on the sidewalk, and then finally in the squad car, the hysterical Floyd forced himself to the ground. A mob formulated and Chauvin and the other officers tried to maintain control of both the 6’4”, 223 lbs. Floyd and the hostile crowd.

There was a lethal level of fentanyl in Floyd’s blood system at the time of his death, according to the medical examiner who performed his autopsy. The examiner said that had Floyd been found in the exact same state but at home, he would have concluded that he died of a drug overdose. But the BLM crowd won this one.

And they also won the conviction of Kim Potter, another former police officer in Minnesota who was convicted of killing Daunte Wright, a man with a rap sheet the length of a CVS receipt.

Earlier this year, Potter and two other cops engaged Wright in a traffic stop because he was driving with expired license tags. He also had an arrest warrant for failing to show up for previous court dates related to illegal firearm possession and evading arrest.

There was also the niggling detail about Wright having been accused of holding up a woman at gunpoint in an attempted robbery, but that’s neither here nor there.

Like Chauvin, it looks like she will be serving some time behind bars. Another victory for BLM.

None of it sounds like a triumph for BLM, let alone the country. But I guess that’s one thing we can take from 2021.


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Joe Biden’s Top 25 Worst Moments of 2021

Joe Biden’s Top 25 Worst Moments of 2021

President Joe Biden spent his first year as president making one embarrassing mistake after another on issues important to Americans and while representing the United States.

Here are the top 25 worst moments from 2021:

25. Joe Biden Rips Coast Guard Graduates During Commencement Speech

In May 2021, Biden ridiculed Coast Guard graduates after they did not react to a line in his commencement speech that he wanted to elicit applause.

“Why you’re a real dull class. I mean, c’mon man, is the sun getting to you? I would think you’d have an opportunity when I say that about the Navy to clap,” Biden said, appearing irritated.

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24. Joe Biden Calls Australian PM ‘That Fella Down Under’

President Biden appeared to forget who he was talking to when he called Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison “that fella down under.”

“Thank you Boris and I want to thank uh… that fella Down Under,” Biden said, as he spoke with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Morrison during a video conference call.

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23. Joe Biden Loses Mask at Outdoor Event 

In April, Biden lost his mask at an outdoor campaign event with Democrat Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, stumbling and interrupting the event as he searched for it.

“I’m looking for my mask. I’m in trouble,” Biden apologized to the crowd.

Throughout 2021, Biden struggled with masking protocols as he repeatedly lectured critics of mask mandates as being unpatriotic.

At times he appeared publicly with his mask, at other times he walked away from events without his mask and greeted the public.

During a video climate summit call with world leaders, Biden was the only one at one point wearing a mask on camera.

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WARREN, MICHIGAN – SEPTEMBER 09: Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden replaces the mask he wears to reduce the risk posed by coronavirus after addressing union members outside the United Auto Workers Region 1 offices on September 09, 2020 in Warren, Michigan. Biden is campaigning in Michigan, a state President Donald Trump won in 2016 by less than 11,000 votes, the narrowest margin of victory in state’s presidential election history. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

22. Joe Biden reverses reaction on Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

In November 2021, President Joe Biden reacted to the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial by standing by the jury’s decision.

“I stand by what the jury has to say,” Biden said shortly. “The jury system works and we have to abide by it.”

Just hours later, the White House released a statement from Biden that said he was “angry and concerned” by the verdict, suggesting the jury’s decision was the wrong one.

In this Oct. 21, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, in Baltimore. North Korea on Saturday, Oct. 23, accused the Biden administration of raising military tensions with China with its “reckless” backing of Taiwan and claimed that the growing U.S. military presence in the region poses a potential threat to the North. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Kyle Rittenhouse looks back at the gallery in the courtroom as the room is let go for an afternoon break at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Rittenhouse, an aspiring police officer, shot two people to death and wounded a third during a night of anti-racism protests in Kenosha last year. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

21. Joe Biden says “I Agree” After Dad Says “Let’s Go, Brandon!”

In December 2021, Biden appeared unfamiliar with the “Let’s Go Brandon!” chant popularized among his critics to voice their dissent with his presidency.

During a NORAD Santa tracker call with his children, Jared Schmeck, 35, said the phrase to Biden, prompting the president to repeat the phrase and say “Let’s go Brandon. I agree.”

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20. Biden Supports Major League Baseball’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Atlanta 

In April 2021, Biden voiced support for Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star game from Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s election security laws.

“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that,” Biden said in an ESPN interview. “People look to them. They’re leaders.”

The boycott cost the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta an estimated $100 million and hurt minority-owned businesses, making it so unpopular that even Stacey Abrams shifted her position on the boycott.

19. Joe Biden Diplomatic Disaster Angers France

In September 2021, France recalled their ambassador to America for the first time in the long history between the two nations after Biden and his administration made a nuclear submarine deal with Australia that canceled an existing multi-billion dollar deal with France.

The French first learned about the deal in the media, not from the Americans or the Australians.

Biden later admitted his blunder during a visit with French President Emmanuel Macron.

“I think what happened was, to use an English phrase, what we did was clumsy, not done with a lot of grace,” Biden said. “I was under the impression that certain things had happened that hadn’t happened.”

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18. Joe Biden Paralyzed by Colonial Pipeline Hack 

In May 2021, President Biden was left helpless after cybercriminals in Russia hacked the Colonial Pipeline, disrupting fuel supplies on the East Coast. In response, Biden asked Americans not to panic and to limit their fuel purchases until the “hiccup” was over. The federal government watched as Colonial Pipeline paid about $5 million in ransom to foreign hackers to free the pipeline.

17. Joe Biden Clueless as He Marvels at $4.50 a Gallon Gas Prices 

In November 2021, Biden marveled at the high cost of gas, without acknowledging his policies that were hurting domestic oil production.

“Did you ever think you’d be paying this much for a gallon of gas?” Biden said. “In some parts of California, they’re paying $4.50 a gallon.”

The high cost of gas was a persistent problem throughout 2021, as Biden and his administration failed to enact more regulatory relief and policies that would actually increase domestic oil production and lower prices.

On day one of his presidency, Biden revoked a crucial permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, halting construction of the project.Biden also ordered a pause on all oil and gas leases on federal lands.

A pedestrian walks past gas station fuel prices above $5 and $6 per gallon at Death Valley National Park in June 17, 2021 in Furnace Creek, California. - Much of the western United States is braced for record heat waves this week, with approximately 50 million Americans placed on alert Tuesday for "excessive" temperatures, which could approach 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) in some areas. The National Park Service warns of extreme summer heat, urging tourists to carry extra water and "travel prepared to survive" in the hottest, lowest, and driest national park featuring steady drought and extreme climates. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

A pedestrian walks past gas station fuel prices above $5 and $6 per gallon at Death Valley National Park in June 17, 2021 in Furnace Creek, California. – Much of the western United States is braced for record heat waves this week, with approximately 50 million Americans placed on alert Tuesday for “excessive” temperatures, which could approach 120 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) in some areas. The National Park Service warns of extreme summer heat, urging tourists to carry extra water and “travel prepared to survive” in the hottest, lowest, and driest national park featuring steady drought and extreme climates. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

16. Joe Biden Denounces Transgender Sports Bans as ‘Un-American’

In June 2021, Biden decried efforts by Republicans to ban biological males from competing in female sports as transgender women and wiping out the competition.

“These are some of the ugliest, most un-American bills I’ve seen and I’ve been here a long time,” Biden said during a gay and transgender pride reception at the White House.

“Let’s be clear. This is no more than bullying disguised as legislation,” he added.

15. Joe Biden Voices Dissent with Catholic Teaching on Abortion

In September 2021, Biden declared he did not agree with the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion — despite purporting to be a “devout Catholic.”

“I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all … I respect that. Don’t agree. But I respect that,” Biden said. The president continued to defy Catholic teaching, even claiming after visiting Pope Francis that the pontiff told him he was still a good Catholic and to keep receiving communion. The Vatican did not comment on Biden’s assertion, citing the private nature of the conversation.

US President Joe Biden, left, talks to Pope Francis as they meet at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican, where the world’s two most notable Roman Catholics plan to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and poverty. The president takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as moral guidepost to shape many of his social and economic policies. (Vatican Media via AP)

US President Joe Biden, left, talks to Pope Francis as they meet at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican, where the world’s two most notable Roman Catholics plan to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and poverty. The president takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as moral guidepost to shape many of his social and economic policies. (Vatican Media via AP)

14. Joe Biden Reverses His Position on Payouts for Illegal Immigrants

In November, Biden struggled to explain his position on reports the government would pay nearly half a million dollars to illegal immigrants who were seperated from their families under the Trump administration.

“That’s not going to happen,” Biden said, calling the report “garbage” and “not true.”

Biden’s staff quickly clarified that Biden was “perfectly comfortable” with the idea, and the president even changed his tune on the issue.

Days later, Biden changed his position, saying that illegals separated by Trump, “deserve some kind of compensation no matter what the circumstances.”

13. Joe Biden Lies About Border Patrol Agents Whipping Migrants

In September, Biden perpetuated a myth that mounted border patrol officials were whipping Haitian migrants at the border.
“It was horrible to see, to see people treated like they did, with horses nearly running them over. People being strapped,” Biden said. “It’s outrageous.”

Although several news media outlets corrected stories that perpetuated the false claim, Biden never apologized for smearing the border agents who were doing their jobs.

United States Border Patrol agents on horseback tries to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. - The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the Texas border city of Del Rio, as authorities scramble to alleviate a burgeoning crisis for President Joe Biden's administration. (Photo by PAUL RATJE / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)

United States Border Patrol agents on horseback tries to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. – The United States said Saturday it would ramp up deportation flights for thousands of migrants who flooded into the Texas border city of Del Rio, as authorities scramble to alleviate a burgeoning crisis for President Joe Biden’s administration. (Photo by PAUL RATJE / AFP) (Photo by PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images)

12. Joe Biden Falls Asleep During Climate Change Meeting

In November, Biden appeared too sleepy to stay awake during a climate change summit in Scotland.

The president’s eyes began to droop as he closed his eyes for several seconds and his breathing changed. A White House aide quickly interrupted his nap after approaching to speak to him.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 01: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) meets with U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at the White House on September 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. This was the two leaders' first face-to-face meeting and the first by a Ukrainian leader in more than four years. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 01: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (L) meets with U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office at the White House on September 01, 2021 in Washington, DC. This was the two leaders’ first face-to-face meeting and the first by a Ukrainian leader in more than four years. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

11. Joe Biden Meets with Vladimir Putin, Loses Temper with CNN

In June, Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite protests from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in an attempt to signal diplomatic success with Russia, reset the relationship, and signal toughness with one of the world’s autocrats. 

But Biden snapped when a CNN reporter questioned whether his meeting with Putin succeeded in getting him to change his behavior.  

“I’m not confident that he will change his behavior. What the hell? What do you do all the time?” Biden snapped. “When did I say I was confident?”

Later Biden apologized for being a “wise guy” to the reporter but complained about the way he was treated by the press.

“To be a good reporter you have to be negative,” he griped. “You never ask a positive question.”

10. Joe Biden’s Tepid Response to Cuba Freedom Protests 

As Cubans were protesting for their freedom, President Joe Biden’s response was weak, despite widespread support for the protests from Cuban-Americans.

The Castro regime responded to the protests with overwhelming violence, opening fire on unarmed protesters, publicly beating individuals believed to be participating in protests, and allegedly torturing and sexually assaulting those imprisoned.

In a tepid statement, Biden failed to condemn the Cuban regime as “communist” and “socialist,” choosing instead to frame the protests for freedom as a reaction to “economic suffering.”

As the White House scrambled to appear more sympathetic with the freedom protesters, Biden met with a Cuban rapper, a former food blogger, and a former staffer for President Barack Obama.

A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Arroyo Naranjo Municipality, Havana on July 12, 2021. - Cuba on Monday blamed a "policy of economic suffocation" of United States for unprecedented anti-government protests, as President Joe Biden backed calls to end "decades of repression" on the communist island. Thousands of Cubans participated in Sunday's demonstrations, chanting "Down with the dictatorship," as President Miguel Díaz-Canel urged supporters to confront the protesters. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP) (Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images)

A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Arroyo Naranjo Municipality, Havana on July 12, 2021. – Cuba on Monday blamed a “policy of economic suffocation” of United States for unprecedented anti-government protests, as President Joe Biden backed calls to end “decades of repression” on the communist island. Thousands of Cubans participated in Sunday’s demonstrations, chanting “Down with the dictatorship,” as President Miguel Díaz-Canel urged supporters to confront the protesters. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP) (Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images)

9. Joe Biden Claims January 6th Rioters a Bigger Threat to Democracy than Confederates in Civil War

In July, Biden claimed the January 6h protesters of the 2020 election were more dangerous to the United States than the confederates in the Civil War.

“We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. It’s not hyperbole — since the Civil War,” Biden said in an interview. “Confederates, back then, never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January 6.”

Biden repeatedly shared this questionable talking point throughout 2021 as he tried to smear his political opponents as “insurrectionists” who tried to overthrow democracy itself.

“I’m not saying this to alarm you. I’m saying this because you should be alarmed,” Biden said.

During his address to Congress, Biden called the protests the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War,” ignoring the attack on Pearl Harbor, assassinations of presidents, and previous attacks on the Capitol building.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. A pro-Trump mob later stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Five people died as a result. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 6: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. A pro-Trump mob later stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Five people died as a result. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

8. Joe Biden Describes ‘Terrorism from White Supremacy’ the ‘Most Lethal Threat’ to the United States

In June, Biden declared that terrorism from white supremacy was the “most lethal threat to the homeland today.”

“Not ISIS. Not Al Qaeda. White supremacists,” Biden warned.

Biden ignored the threat to America posed by radical Marxists and obvious challenges from countries like China and Russia, suggesting that the tiny minority of “white supremacists” who committed acts of violence were more lethal.

7. Joe Biden Describes Dr. Anthony Fauci as the President

In December, President Biden joked that Dr. Fauci was the actual president, alluding to his complete surrender to Fauci’s advice when it came to the pandemic.

I’ve seen more of Dr. Fauci than my wife,” Biden said with a chuckle. ” We kid each other, but they look — who’s President?  Fauci. But all kidding aside, I sincerely mean it.”

Despite his jocular approach, Biden did cede his leadership on the pandemic to Dr. Fauci.

“[Y]ou’re going to hear a lot more from Dr. Fauci again,” Biden said on January 21 after taking office. “Not from the president, but from the real genuine experts and scientists.”

Biden struggled throughout his first year as president to demonstrate leadership on the pandemic, repeating to Americans that if they trusted “science” and “scientists” and federal health officials he could end the pandemic. As 2021 draws to a close, more Americans have died under Biden’s leadership than in 2020 under former President Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 20: Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes his testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee about the status of COVID-19, July 20, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images)

6. Joe Biden Promises to get all Americans out of Afghanistan Before Withdrawing Troops

President Biden’s disastrous exit from Afghanistan was only compounded by his lies, misstatements, and stumbles in a subsequent interview with ABC News.

In August, Biden promised in an interview that he would leave troops in Afghanistan until every American citizen who wanted to leave the country was out safely.

“If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out,” he promised.

But American troops met the Taliban’s deadline on August 31, leaving hundreds of Americans behind.

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A Taliban fighter stands guard in a vehicle near the venue of an open-air rally in a field on the outskirts of Kabul on October 3, 2021. (Hoshang Hashimi/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks about the bombings at the Kabul airport that killed at least 12 U.S. service members, from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

5. Joe Biden Promises to Visit the Southern Border ‘At Some Point’

In March, President Biden committed to visiting the Southern border “at some point” but the event never happened as he clearly ignored the migration crises throughout the first year of his presidency.

The president continues traveling across the country to promote his agenda and returns home to Delaware every weekend away from Washington, DC, but has not found the time to visit the border to view the humanitarian disaster his immigration policies created.

TOPSHOT – Migrants who arrived in caravan from Honduras on their way to the United States are being dispersed by security forces in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, on January 18, 2021. (Photo by Johan ORDONEZ / AFP) (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

4. Joe Biden Silent on Botched Terrorist Drone Strike that Killed 10 Civilians 

President Joe Biden never addressed the American-launched drone strike that killed ten civilians in Afghanistan, including seven children and no terrorists.

“I am president of the United States and the buck stops with me,” Biden said to the American people of his decision to leave Afghanistan.

But the president never apologized and never fired anyone for the Pentagon’s mistaken attack.

3. Joe Biden Stumbles and Falls on the Stairs of Air Force One 

In March, President Biden stumbled twice and fell while climbing a stairway to board Air Force One, clutching the handrail as he struggled up the stairs.

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The moment only heightened public awareness of Biden’s declining physical and mental abilities in just his first year as president.

During the 2020 campaign, Biden taunted President Donald Trump for cautiously walking down a slippery stage ramp.

“Look at how he steps and look at how I step,” Biden said. “Watch how I run up ramps and he stumbles down ramps, okay? Come on.”

2. Joe Biden Orders Federal Vaccine Mandates: ‘This Is Not About Freedom or Personal Choice’

In September, President Biden announced his decision to level a federal vaccine mandate on employers with over 100 employees.

“This is not about freedom or personal choice,” Biden said during a speech from the White House. “It’s about protecting yourself and those around you.”

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Biden blamed unvaccinated Americans for extending the pandemic.

“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” he said.

Biden’s order was soon held up by the courts, but he entered the most politically divisive phase of his attempt to end the pandemic with his decision to enact federal vaccine mandates.

The president also broke his assertion from a year ago that he would enact mandates.

“No. I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory,” Biden said, when asked about mandates in December 2020.

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1. Joe Biden Checks His Watch During Dignified Transfer Ceremony of Slain Soldiers in Afghanistan

 In August, President Biden shocked the world by looking at his watch repeatedly during a dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force base of soldiers slain in Afghanistan.

Thirteen American service members were killed in Kabul.

It was the culmination of Biden’s failures in Afghanistan, the millions of dollars of lost American-provided equipment to the Taliban, abandoning Americans and Afghan partners, and failing to secure the airport in Kabul.

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The Federalist Staff’s 2021 Winners And Losers Of The Year

The Federalist Staff’s 2021 Winners And Losers Of The Year

News stories come and go every year, but what we remember are the people at the center of them. The Federalist staff has a few of those people in mind, for better or worse, that stood out in 2021. Here are our picks for the winners and losers of 2021.

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Winner: Parents

Some of the biggest winners this year were parents who saw the radicalization of their children’s education and fought back. What started as fighting against the tyrannical teachers unions and schools that wanted to keep kids at home glued to screens in the name of protecting them from COVID morphed into a national movement of people young and old who saw something wrong in their communities and did something about it.

Parents upset by the prevalent racism and radical gender ideology in their children’s schools found their voices in social media groups and at protests, spoke out at school board meetings despite hurdles created by schools and the Biden administration, learned how to file open records requests, and, in some cases, even gained enough traction to vote out corrupt and woke school officials and replace them with better candidates. Parents in Loudoun County specifically are highlighted in The Federalist’s documentary “Meet The Parents: How The Moms And Dads Of Loudoun County Took Back Virginia.”

[WATCH: Meet The Parents: How The Moms And Dads Of Loudoun County Took Back Virginia]

Loser: Anthony Fauci

It should be no surprise that Fauci is at the top of the “loser” list this year. In addition to being a complete political hack who moves the goalposts to suit whatever agenda keeps him on TV and in the good graces of the corporate media, reports released this year found that Fauci lied to Congress about funding for gain-of-function research, colluded with Big Tech to censor conservatives, and even authorized the torture of beagles in the name of “science.” Emails obtained by corrupt media who were unwilling to criticize Fauci also detailed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director’s tendency to hide key COVID-19 information from the public to protect himself.

John Daniel Davidson

Winner: Kyle Rittenhouse

Defamed and smeared as a white supremacist and domestic terrorist by President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the entire corporate press, Kyle Rittenhouse was vindicated by a jury of his peers last month year, acquitted on all counts and completely exonerated. The verdict affirmed what everyone who had seen video footage of that night of rioting in Kenosha, Wis., in August 2020 already knew: Rittenhouse was chased by a violent mob that meant to harm or kill him, and he shot three men, killing two of them, in self-defense. His victory in the courtroom was a powerful reminder that the American judicial system, despite its flaws, can still work — no matter what defamatory nonsense is spewed by our elites on social media.

Winner: Mexican drug cartels and migrant traffickers

The Biden border crisis, which began as soon as President Joe Biden took office in January and signed a raft of executive orders undoing most of former President Trump’s successful border policies, has massively enriched the cartels and migrant smugglers who control northern Mexico. These criminal organizations force migrants to pay thousands for passage through cartel-controlled territory and over the border, often collecting information on migrants and their families and forcing them into debt bondage long after they have settled in the United States.

Thanks to Biden’s failed border policies, which have created massive incentives for illegal immigration, cartel-associated smuggling networks are making billions in annual profits at the border. As long as Biden’s policies remain in place, this will be the new normal: record levels of illegal immigration and record profits for the cartels that control the border.

Kylee Zempel

Winners: Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers 

In a year full of elite losers, two football stars won big — for very different reasons. My winners for 2021 are Tom Brady — who carried a host of fans with him to Tampa Bay and now looks poised not only to be in (and win?) Super Bowl LVI, but to clinch his fourth MVP title — and Aaron Rodgers. Although Rodgers suffered a toe injury, missed a game with the Wuhan virus, and continues a rocky relationship with Green Bay, he showed some real tenacity and came out on top on vaccines and his bodily autonomy.

Losers: The Cuomo Brothers 

Where to even begin with the losers? Honorable mentions include the entire “Bachelor” franchise, which went up in the woke flames and never recovered; the Pulitzer Prize board, whose credibility is just completely gone after Russiagate; and Jussie Smollett, who will never be the guy who didn’t say this:

The losers of the year, however, are the Cuomo brothers, who started on top of the world and couldn’t have ended lower, mired in sexual scandal, exposed lethal policies, corruption, and an embarrassing resignation and termination. Farewell, losers. You won’t be missed.

Madeline Osburn

Winner: Kim Kardashian West

In reality, Kim Kardashian West has been winning for many years now, but 2021 seems to be the year that the rest of the world truly started taking her seriously. Maybe it’s because it was the year she finally ditched her manic, genius husband (although that’s no doubt a loss for her family and her children), or maybe it’s because she finally ended her family’s iconic reality television show (only to start filming another). Whatever the reason, the wins keep coming to Calabasas.

Her most recent win is passing the California “baby bar” exam, also known as the First-Year Law Students’ Examination. She failed the exam three times during the last two years, but after finally passing, Kim is eligible to sit for the final bar exam.

Other wins include her October hosting of “Saturday Night Live,” which may have been one of the only funny episodes this season, as well as her growing name recognition in the world of high fashion. Kanye introduced Kim to the world of fashion, including design icons like Balenciaga and Fendi, but this year Kim proved she has style beyond what Kanye emails her. Besides winning fashion awards and launching her own high fashion lines, Kim dominated the fashion event of the year, Anna Wintour’s Met Gala, with her transgressive, faceless Balenciaga ensemble.

Loser: Travis Scott

The loser of the Kardashian-Jenner circle is not Kanye, who is sadly still pleading with Kim to come back to him (and refusing to sign the divorce papers), but Kylie Jenner’s partner and baby daddy, rapper Travis Scott. We already knew Travis was a loser when he committed to a second child with Kylie while still failing to commit to her in marriage, but the bigger loss this year happened at his November Astroworld music festival that left 10 fans dead in Houston.

Scott now faces a $750 million lawsuit and has angered the families of the victims after his first interview in which he failed to take any responsibility for the violent crowd. Even though Scott has a history of inciting music-festival crowds to ignore security and violently storm the stage, he has painted himself a victim of the tragic Astroworld incident, claiming his earpiece rendered him completely unaware of the stampeding crowd in front of him.

Loser: Simone Biles

Because she literally lost – err, decided not to compete – for her team at the 2021 Olympics.

Tristan Justice

Winner: Britney Spears

After being locked under the bondage of conservatorship for more than a decade, the princess of pop is finally free. In November, Britney Spears reclaimed her autonomy when an LA judge ruled the singer’s court-ordered conservatorship had finally run its course.

Reserved for those who suffer debilitating conditions, which include severe mental issues or old age, Spears spent years fighting for her freedom. The pop star’s productivity over the 13 years since her conservatorship’s inception cast doubt the arrangement was ever needed, where the world-famous icon filled stadiums on three world tours with four new albums amassing a Forbes-estimated fortune of $60 million in the process, a fortune off-limits to the singer who earned it.

In June, Spears gave a full-throated plea for the conservatorship to end in her first public remarks on the arrangement that suffocated her for years. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive,” she said. Five months later, the judge agreed.

Losers:

Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney started the year off on a crusade to recruit Republican support for the Democrats’ snap impeachment of President Donald Trump in January. She finished the year fabricating evidence in pursuit of the same goal ridding the Republican Party of Trump’s influence post-presidency.

In the end, only nine other Republicans voted with Cheney in support of conviction, several of whom had already declared their intent to do so. The futile effort offered a preview of bad year for the Wyoming lawmaker who now faces a competitive primary challenge from Trump-endorsed attorney Harriet Hageman.

After getting kicked from House leadership for her persistent antagonism of the Republican voter and efforts to undermine the conference she chaired, Cheney is now raking in money from the same donors who fund the Lincoln Project to save her hopes of securing a fourth term.

Lincoln Project

The Lincoln Project continued to expose itself as a haven for bad-faith grifters this year when the blue-dollar-funded PAC was caught staging a race hoax in Virginia.

Its leadership began to flee at the start of the year as the scandal-plagued group cratered under credible allegations of sexual misconduct against co-founder John Weaver, who resigned after 21 men came forward. Some were underage when Weaver allegedly approached them inappropriately.

A Democrat super PAC masquerading as Republican, the latter label given to the group by a complicit media establishment, the group founded to oppose Donald Trump has struggled to find relevance in an era of the post-Trump presidency. Just two weeks ago, Politico ran the headline, “No one seems to like the Lincoln Project anymore.”

Girls’ Sports

A lot of men are breaking records for women. On day one of his presidency, Joe Biden signed an executive order seeking the erasure of women’s sports by mandating federally-funded schools allow biological males compete in female leagues.

Earlier this month, 22-year-old Lia Thomas, who spent three years swimming for the University of Pennsylvania as Will Thomas, set another record in the 1650-meter freestyle. In November, Thomas set records in the 200-meter and 500-meter freestyle races.

More women’s records will be broken by more men competing as women.

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Massachusetts Middle School Promotes Racially Segregated ‘Safe Spaces’ After Rittenhouse Acquittal

Massachusetts Middle School Promotes Racially Segregated ‘Safe Spaces’ After Rittenhouse Acquittal

A Massachusetts middle school promoted racially segregated “safe spaces” to students after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges after he was accused of first-degree homicide during riots in Kenosha, Wis., in August 2020.

In a Dec. 1 letter to students and their parents obtained by Parents Defending Education, Principal Chassity Coston of Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Mass., advertised a period of time during the school day on Dec. 2 for students to visit various “safe spaces” where they could “process and express their feelings” in both the Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases.

“These are both sensitive topics with many layers of political, racial, and social concerns,” the letter states. “Regardless of those concerns, the Kyle Rittenhouse conclusion will likely be seen as yet another unfair reality for many Bigelow families, staff, and students—particularly our community members of color, while the Ahmaud Arbery conclusion may be seen as a glimpse of hope and justice.”

Parents were encouraged by Coston to talk with their children about which potential “safe space” they might want to attend instead of their advisory class period. Among the three areas students could go were the library for “Reactions to Verdicts: Hearing and learning from peers,” the gym for “Rumor Control Room: Facts presented in cases, today’s laws, and final verdicts,” and the auditorium for “Questions & Discussion for Students of Color.” The last “safe space,” the letter noted, was specifically for “Bigelow students of color to process and get answers to any questions you have regarding these two cases.”

“We understand that real-world situations like these are learning opportunities for you, and we want to make sure to support you as much as possible. These are the moments when our shared learning, conversations and advocacy will make a difference in our community,” the letter concludes.

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Police Release BodyCam Video of NBC Producer Who Was Stalking Rittenhouse Jury

Police Release BodyCam Video of NBC Producer Who Was Stalking Rittenhouse Jury

Police in Kenosha Wisconsin have released the bodycam footage of the NBC producer who was stopped by police while stalking the Rittenhouse jury.   The video includes the police talking to NBC in New York, booking producer Irene Byon, about why they instructed the producer in Wisconsin to follow the jury on November 17, 2021.

The police officers became aware of the suspicious vehicle after observing the car blatantly run a red light to keep up with the jury transport. A traffic stop was conducted and the operator identified himself as an NBC producer. Ultimately, there was no arrest for jury tampering because police interrupted any opportunity to do so. WATCH:

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Judge Shroeder stated during court an investigation into the media behavior was underway.  Following the incident the judge banned MSNBC from the courthouse building for the duration of the trial.

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12 Reasons Twitter’s New Privacy Policy Will Make Us All Safer

12 Reasons Twitter’s New Privacy Policy Will Make Us All Safer

Right after replacing CEO Jack Dorsey with the equally lovable Parag Agrawal, Twitter was all abuzz Tuesday morning when it announced that it is expanding its privacy policy to include photos and videos as another mechanism to keep us safe.

Conservatives predictably freaked out in the characteristic way that they do whenever tech monopolies simply try to suppress misinformation, inconvenient information, or any little information at all that might make Democrats and ruling elites look bad. But so what if Twitter wants to do a little left-wing activism now and again? After all, that’s part of their “Hacked Materials Policy,” so if you don’t like it, build your own Twitter and app store to host it.

Even exemplary websites like Twitter admittedly tend to get press releasey and vague when announcing new endeavors, such as making improvements to a — dare I say — already near-perfect privacy policy. So let me explain the rules and provide examples of how they’ll make Twitter an even more harmonious and monolithic place.

1. “Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm.”

Because Twitter is concerned for your safety, it never lets doxxing go unpunished. Now it also won’t permit sharing images or videos of a person in a public place, including when they have no reasonable expectation of privacy — again, to keep us all safe. And Twitter isn’t only worried about keeping people safe from physical harm. No, the benevolent company is also concerned about emotional safety, protecting users even from angry thoughts, ugly cries, and embarrassing moments.

To be perfectly clear, here are a few tweets that would no longer fly: a photo of Gov. Gavin Newsom hobnobbing maskless at a boujee restaurant, a video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib breaking it down bare-faced on a wedding dance floor, and a clip of a blown-out Nancy Pelosi at a shut-down hair salon.

These are not only gross privacy violations of public servants, but they absolutely lead to emotional harm — mostly for their press secretaries, Joy Reid, and Democrats writ large.

2. “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”

To clarify, unfortunate photos have been especially bad for the aforementioned Tlaib as well as fellow kweens Muriel Bowser and Lori Lightfoot, and will no longer be allowed. The exception to private photos and videos is white men like Ted Cruz on vacation and conservative dissidents like vaccine-hesitant protesters — for safety.

3. “this update will allow us to take action on media that is shared without any explicit abusive content”

Read: arbitrary — but righteous — enforcement.

4. “This is a part of our ongoing work to align our safety policies with human rights standards, and it will be enforced globally starting today.”

Twitter’s utmost concern is human rights. That’s why it’s crucial that the company crack down on photos before the account of a Taliban spokesman and Iran’s dictator.

5. “financial account information, including bank account and credit card details” is “in violation of this policy”

We’re not talking about just account and card numbers, but open-ended “details,” meaning that posting photos of, say, prostitute payouts, spendy penthouse benders, and illegal gun purchases by a certain president’s son will get you suspended.

6. “NEW: media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted”

This gets tricky. Twitter obviously can’t nuke photos of the Jan. 6 insurrection. How else would the FBI know who to detain indefinitely?

But footage of mostly peaceful protests (the ones that are not, generally speaking, unruly) can be harmful to the people depicted. Those photos could be used to demonize disadvantaged minorities whose pain necessitated the vandalism of an immigrant’s business and the looting of a Macy’s. They also could be used to exonerate a white boy by inadvertently showing not only that he acted in self-defense when he shot people trying to kill him, but that the people he shot were snowy white. We can no longer have that.

7. “we need a first-person report or a report from an authorized representative in order to make the determination that the image or video has been shared without their permission”

See also: tattle, narc, snitch.

8. “When we are notified by individuals depicted*, or by an authorized representative**, that they did not consent to having their private image or video shared, we will remove it.”

*Democrats

**Big Tech-deputized fact-checkers

9. “This policy is not applicable to media featuring public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweet text are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.”

The “public interest” is determined by Twitter and for Twitter, and the only value permitted to be added is that which advances the “morally right” point of view, as it should be.

10. “We recognize that there are instances where account holders may share images or videos of private individuals in an effort to help someone involved in a crisis situation … and this might outweigh the safety risks to a person.”

See No. 6.

11. “we would take into consideration whether the image is publicly available and/or is being covered by mainstream/traditional media (newspapers, TV channels, online news sites)”

In other words, if MSNBC, The Washington Post, and CNN think it’s important, so does Twitter. To be clear: The New York Post is not, for Twitter’s purposes, an online news site or newspaper. #DemocracyDiesInDarkness

12. “Feeling safe on Twitter is different for everyone”

And Twitter is working hard to enshrine this equity. For anecdotes of this difference, I suggest reaching out to users who think boys and girls are different — but most of them are shadowbanned.

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12 Reasons Twitter’s New Privacy Policy Will Make Us All Safer

12 Reasons Twitter’s New Privacy Policy Will Make Us All Safer

Right after replacing CEO Jack Dorsey with the equally lovable Parag Agrawal, Twitter was all abuzz Tuesday morning when it announced that it is expanding its privacy policy to include photos and videos as another mechanism to keep us safe.

Conservatives predictably freaked out in the characteristic way that they do whenever tech monopolies simply try to suppress misinformation, inconvenient information, or any little information at all that might make Democrats and ruling elites look bad. But so what if Twitter wants to do a little left-wing activism now and again? After all, that’s part of their “Hacked Materials Policy,” so if you don’t like it, build your own Twitter and app store to host it.

Even exemplary websites like Twitter admittedly tend to get press releasey and vague when announcing new endeavors, such as making improvements to a — dare I say — already near-perfect privacy policy. So let me explain the rules and provide examples of how they’ll make Twitter an even more harmonious and monolithic place.

1. “Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm.”

Because Twitter is concerned for your safety, it never lets doxxing go unpunished. Now it also won’t permit sharing images or videos of a person in a public place, including when they have no reasonable expectation of privacy — again, to keep us all safe. And Twitter isn’t only worried about keeping people safe from physical harm. No, the benevolent company is also concerned about emotional safety, protecting users even from angry thoughts, ugly cries, and embarrassing moments.

To be perfectly clear, here are a few tweets that would no longer fly: a photo of Gov. Gavin Newsom hobnobbing maskless at a boujee restaurant, a video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib breaking it down bare-faced on a wedding dance floor, and a clip of a blown-out Nancy Pelosi at a shut-down hair salon.

These are not only gross privacy violations of public servants, but they absolutely lead to emotional harm — mostly for their press secretaries, Joy Reid, and Democrats writ large.

2. “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.”

To clarify, unfortunate photos have been especially bad for the aforementioned Tlaib as well as fellow kweens Muriel Bowser and Lori Lightfoot, and will no longer be allowed. The exception to private photos and videos is white men like Ted Cruz on vacation and conservative dissidents like vaccine-hesitant protesters — for safety.

3. “this update will allow us to take action on media that is shared without any explicit abusive content”

Read: arbitrary — but righteous — enforcement.

4. “This is a part of our ongoing work to align our safety policies with human rights standards, and it will be enforced globally starting today.”

Twitter’s utmost concern is human rights. That’s why it’s crucial that the company crack down on photos before the account of a Taliban spokesman and Iran’s dictator.

5. “financial account information, including bank account and credit card details” is “in violation of this policy”

We’re not talking about just account and card numbers, but open-ended “details,” meaning that posting photos of, say, prostitute payouts, spendy penthouse benders, and illegal gun purchases by a certain president’s son will get you suspended.

6. “NEW: media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted”

This gets tricky. Twitter obviously can’t nuke photos of the Jan. 6 insurrection. How else would the FBI know who to detain indefinitely?

But footage of mostly peaceful protests (the ones that are not, generally speaking, unruly) can be harmful to the people depicted. Those photos could be used to demonize disadvantaged minorities whose pain necessitated the vandalism of an immigrant’s business and the looting of a Macy’s. They also could be used to exonerate a white boy by inadvertently showing not only that he acted in self-defense when he shot people trying to kill him, but that the people he shot were snowy white. We can no longer have that.

7. “we need a first-person report or a report from an authorized representative in order to make the determination that the image or video has been shared without their permission”

See also: tattle, narc, snitch.

8. “When we are notified by individuals depicted*, or by an authorized representative**, that they did not consent to having their private image or video shared, we will remove it.”

*Democrats

**Big Tech-deputized fact-checkers

9. “This policy is not applicable to media featuring public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweet text are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.”

The “public interest” is determined by Twitter and for Twitter, and the only value permitted to be added is that which advances the “morally right” point of view, as it should be.

10. “We recognize that there are instances where account holders may share images or videos of private individuals in an effort to help someone involved in a crisis situation … and this might outweigh the safety risks to a person.”

See No. 6.

11. “we would take into consideration whether the image is publicly available and/or is being covered by mainstream/traditional media (newspapers, TV channels, online news sites)”

In other words, if MSNBC, The Washington Post, and CNN think it’s important, so does Twitter. To be clear: The New York Post is not, for Twitter’s purposes, an online news site or newspaper. #DemocracyDiesInDarkness

12. “Feeling safe on Twitter is different for everyone”

And Twitter is working hard to enshrine this equity. For anecdotes of this difference, I suggest reaching out to users who think boys and girls are different — but most of them are shadowbanned.

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