Exclusive — Rep. Jim Jordan: JCPA Would Create ‘Alliance Between Big Government, Big Tech, and Big Media’ to Censor ‘Conservative Outlets’ like Breitbart News

Exclusive — Rep. Jim Jordan: JCPA Would Create ‘Alliance Between Big Government, Big Tech, and Big Media’ to Censor ‘Conservative Outlets’ like Breitbart News

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow that the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), if enacted as law, would create a “cartel” between “big government, Big Tech, and big media” to censor and suppress news media outlets such as Breitbart News.

“Big media is going to team up with Big Tech, and they’re going to come after conservative outlets getting the truth out there, like you guys,” Jordan stated. “It is really that basic.”

The JCPA’s proponents describe the bill as a measure towards increasing financial viability of local and smaller news media organizations amid diminishing revenues across the journalism industry due to modern digital sharing of information.

Jordan said the JCPA would empower leftist news media outlets and large technology firms to determine the parameters for entry into what the bill defines as a “joint negotiation entity.” Such media and technology companies, he added, would conspire to exclude Breitbart News and other outlets dissenting from their ideological and political consensus.

Jordan remarked, “The cartel that forms gets to define and determine the terms on who gets in. Do you think New York Times and the Washington Post and Google are going to want Breitbart to be [included]?”

Jordan linked the push for JCPA with a broader governmental campaign to increase the centralization of control and censorship over the flow of information.

“In fact, Lina Khan, who’s over at FTC, is going to administer all this and oversees antitrust,” he continued. “She’s even said, ‘Oh, Breitbart, they’re out there putting out disinformation,’ and so, this is all in mind with what we saw happen in the run-up to the 2020 election, where it wasn’t the FTC then, but it was the FBI going to Big Tech and teaming up there, where government teamed up with Big Tech to limit information to the people.”

The representative from Ohio emphasized the JCPA’s threat to the values of free speech and expression as articulated in the First Amendment.

He stated, “This whole alliance between big government, Big Tech, and big media to keep we the people from getting the facts and the truth is a problem, and I see this in that same vein.”

“This [is a] team-up between the New York Times and Google to go after conservative thought, and they define who’s ‘professional news’ — that’s one of the terms — [and will include] the bias they have against folks like you guys who are putting out the truth and the facts.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai (Getty Images)

Jordan described the JCPA as a reconfigured governmental attempt to impose the objectives of the Biden administration’s failed campaign to establish the federal Disinformation Governance Board, a proposed bureaucracy marketed as an organ to protect the public “disinformation.”

“Remember, this is the same kind of mindset that gave us the whole Disinformation Governance Board, and they were going to try to run with that,” Jordan concluded. “This is that concept, in my mind, that they’re trying to form in these cartels.”

Breitbart News Daily broadcasts live on SiriusXM Patriot 125 weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

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WATCH: Orlando TV Reporter Saves Nurse Trapped in Car in Hurricane Ian Floodwaters

An Orlando, Florida, news reporter helped save a woman whose car got stuck in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ian.

The woman was a nurse on her way to work early Thursday morning when her vehicle became trapped in the rising waters on Orange Avenue in Downton Orlando.

Tony Atkins was working nearby for NBC-affiliate WESH 2 when a colleague noticed the woman’s vehicle trying to plow through the flooded street. The reporter then saw the driver — whose car was now at a standstill — waving her hands out the window and pleading for help.

“I looked around for a number of things … alligators and things like that. Also downed power lines. But most importantly, I looked for law enforcement that could help rescue that woman, but no one was there. It was so dark. She did ask for help, and I just didn’t know her status,” Atkins recalled during a segment.

Atkins began trudging through the water to help get the woman out of the vehicle. Once she was out, he piggybacked her to safety.

The camera crew working with Atkins captured the entire rescue on video.

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The woman explained to Atkins that she is a nurse and was in a hurry to get to work on time.

Later in the day, the woman’s daughter got in touch with Atkins to thank him and let him know her mother made it safely to work on time.

“So glad things worked out,” tweeted Atkins while sharing images of the daughter’s direct message and a Facebook post appreciating the reporter’s actions.

“I have so many emotions right now but the main one is gratefulness,” the nurse’s daughter wrote. “Grateful to God, Grateful the news was right there, Grateful she was able to get out that window, Grateful for Tony Atkins.”

Officials in Florida have advised residents not to attempt driving through floodwaters as it is extremely dangerous.

You can follow Ethan Letkeman on Twitter at @EthanLetkeman.

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WATCH: Orlando TV Reporter Saves Nurse Trapped in Car in Hurricane Ian Floodwaters

An Orlando, Florida, news reporter helped save a woman whose car got stuck in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Ian.

The woman was a nurse on her way to work early Thursday morning when her vehicle became trapped in the rising waters on Orange Avenue in Downton Orlando.

Tony Atkins was working nearby for NBC-affiliate WESH 2 when a colleague noticed the woman’s vehicle trying to plow through the flooded street. The reporter then saw the driver — whose car was now at a standstill — waving her hands out the window and pleading for help.

“I looked around for a number of things … alligators and things like that. Also downed power lines. But most importantly, I looked for law enforcement that could help rescue that woman, but no one was there. It was so dark. She did ask for help, and I just didn’t know her status,” Atkins recalled during a segment.

Atkins began trudging through the water to help get the woman out of the vehicle. Once she was out, he piggybacked her to safety.

The camera crew working with Atkins captured the entire rescue on video.

Watch: 

The woman explained to Atkins that she is a nurse and was in a hurry to get to work on time.

Later in the day, the woman’s daughter got in touch with Atkins to thank him and let him know her mother made it safely to work on time.

“So glad things worked out,” tweeted Atkins while sharing images of the daughter’s direct message and a Facebook post appreciating the reporter’s actions.

“I have so many emotions right now but the main one is gratefulness,” the nurse’s daughter wrote. “Grateful to God, Grateful the news was right there, Grateful she was able to get out that window, Grateful for Tony Atkins.”

Officials in Florida have advised residents not to attempt driving through floodwaters as it is extremely dangerous.

You can follow Ethan Letkeman on Twitter at @EthanLetkeman.

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Dilbert Cancelled After Satirising Woke Culture

Dilbert Cancelled After Satirising Woke Culture

Dilbert’s jibe at transracialism has triggered those quick to hurl accusations of transphobia.

Scott Adams’ comic strip Dilbert is hugely popular for its quirky depiction of office culture, poking fun at bumbling bureaucracy. Published since 1989, in 2013 it achieved a daily reach of 2,000 newspapers in 65 countries and 25 languages.

As the workplace of the eponymous main character is situated in Silicon Valley, one might rightly expect it to be at the forefront of progressive groupthink. Indeed, Adams told Fox News:

“All of the wokeness and anything that permeated from ESG [environmental, social, and governance] … that stuff made its way into the business world, and then, it became proper content for Dilbert.”

Transracial

Adams recently introduced a new character, Dave, who enjoys teasing his boss. Dave is the first black character in Dilbert, and named after Adams’ own brother. Every character has a laughable personality flaw, and Adams had hesitated to include a black one, afraid that he would be accused of racism if he had a black character with some lampoonable feature.

After attempting to crowdsource an idea for a suitable black character, Adams finally decided that the character’s flaw would be that he identifies as white — whether in jest or not, is yet to be revealed. This messes up his manager’s diversity targets.

Real life can be stranger than fiction. Dave’s transracialism brings to mind Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identified as black and Native American; she successfully hoodwinked African American members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where she was president of the Spokane chapter from 2014-2015.

Another transracial aspirant is Oli London, a British social media influencer who came out as non-binary and Korean. “This is who I am. It’s in my DNA,” he asserted.

Unexpected Criticism

Dave did generate backlash – but not in the way Adams expected. Instead of being accused of racism, he was accused of transphobia. Offended parties interpreted his comic as ridiculing the notion of self-identification.

Dilbert was soon dropped by Lee Enterprises, a chain of 77 newspapers across America, which represented a substantial financial loss for Adams. “It was part of a larger overhaul, I believe, of comics, but why they decided what was in and what was out, that’s not known to anybody except them, I guess,” he said.

Undeterred, Adams hinted “he would, in fact, address transgender issues more directly in an upcoming comic strip, in which a familiar character, Wally the engineer, would claim falsely to be a ‘birthing person’ to obtain greater benefits in the workplace and avoid having to do his job.”

Neurotic people think that all sorts of things are about them, when in reality the speaker or writer may have entirely something else in mind. What does it say about our culture when corporations pander to the neurotic instead of the sane?

The introduction of Dave can be taken as a critique of diversity quotas, the corporatisation of identity politics, or a gentle jab at the fraught issue of race in modern America. Adams says:

“What I do is I talk about how the employees handle the situation. It’s not about the goal of it. But that’s enough to make people think that I must be taking sides politically.”

Perhaps the outrage over this simple comic reveals more about the dysfunction and personal biases of its critics than any possible flaw in Dilbert’s creator.

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Originally published at MercatorNet. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Dilbert Cancelled After Satirising Woke Culture

Dilbert Cancelled After Satirising Woke Culture

Dilbert’s jibe at transracialism has triggered those quick to hurl accusations of transphobia.

Scott Adams’ comic strip Dilbert is hugely popular for its quirky depiction of office culture, poking fun at bumbling bureaucracy. Published since 1989, in 2013 it achieved a daily reach of 2,000 newspapers in 65 countries and 25 languages.

As the workplace of the eponymous main character is situated in Silicon Valley, one might rightly expect it to be at the forefront of progressive groupthink. Indeed, Adams told Fox News:

“All of the wokeness and anything that permeated from ESG [environmental, social, and governance] … that stuff made its way into the business world, and then, it became proper content for Dilbert.”

Transracial

Adams recently introduced a new character, Dave, who enjoys teasing his boss. Dave is the first black character in Dilbert, and named after Adams’ own brother. Every character has a laughable personality flaw, and Adams had hesitated to include a black one, afraid that he would be accused of racism if he had a black character with some lampoonable feature.

After attempting to crowdsource an idea for a suitable black character, Adams finally decided that the character’s flaw would be that he identifies as white — whether in jest or not, is yet to be revealed. This messes up his manager’s diversity targets.

Real life can be stranger than fiction. Dave’s transracialism brings to mind Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identified as black and Native American; she successfully hoodwinked African American members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where she was president of the Spokane chapter from 2014-2015.

Another transracial aspirant is Oli London, a British social media influencer who came out as non-binary and Korean. “This is who I am. It’s in my DNA,” he asserted.

Unexpected Criticism

Dave did generate backlash – but not in the way Adams expected. Instead of being accused of racism, he was accused of transphobia. Offended parties interpreted his comic as ridiculing the notion of self-identification.

Dilbert was soon dropped by Lee Enterprises, a chain of 77 newspapers across America, which represented a substantial financial loss for Adams. “It was part of a larger overhaul, I believe, of comics, but why they decided what was in and what was out, that’s not known to anybody except them, I guess,” he said.

Undeterred, Adams hinted “he would, in fact, address transgender issues more directly in an upcoming comic strip, in which a familiar character, Wally the engineer, would claim falsely to be a ‘birthing person’ to obtain greater benefits in the workplace and avoid having to do his job.”

Neurotic people think that all sorts of things are about them, when in reality the speaker or writer may have entirely something else in mind. What does it say about our culture when corporations pander to the neurotic instead of the sane?

The introduction of Dave can be taken as a critique of diversity quotas, the corporatisation of identity politics, or a gentle jab at the fraught issue of race in modern America. Adams says:

“What I do is I talk about how the employees handle the situation. It’s not about the goal of it. But that’s enough to make people think that I must be taking sides politically.”

Perhaps the outrage over this simple comic reveals more about the dysfunction and personal biases of its critics than any possible flaw in Dilbert’s creator.

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Originally published at MercatorNet. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Exclusive — Book: Paranoid Hillary Clinton Campaign Feared Russians Would Poison Her with Donald Trump Debate Handshake

Exclusive — Book: Paranoid Hillary Clinton Campaign Feared Russians Would Poison Her with Donald Trump Debate Handshake

Former Secretary of State and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign staffers were so paranoid they actually thought the Russians would poison her via a handshake with her opposing candidate for president, Donald Trump, at one of their debates, a forthcoming book reveals.

The episode is recounted in the book Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, an excerpt of which was obtained exclusively by Breitbart News ahead of the book’s publication. The book comes out next week.

Haberman’s book uncovers that senior advisers to Clinton actually believed—in an extreme state of paranoia—that Trump would engage in some kind of secret plot with the Russians to deliver a poison to her via handshake before the third debate in 2016. The remarkable scene, right out of the comedy The Interview where an entertainment show host who was set to interview a fictional Kim Jong-Un is approached by U.S. intelligence agents and taught to try to poison him during a handshake, is recounted in Haberman’s book.

Haberman writes of the 2016 campaign:

Democrats found themselves almost perpetually disoriented by autumn. During preparations for the third debate, Clinton’s team was disrupted by a warning from the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, who said he had been told that Russians might try to poison Clinton through a handshake with Trump, to inflict a dramatic health episode during the debate.

Haberman writes that Clinton herself “did not take it seriously,” but that Ron Klain—who is now President Joe Biden’s White House chief of staff and was helping Clinton prepare for the debate—“wondered how Trump would poison Clinton but not himself.”

So Clinton’s then-Communications Director, Jennifer Palmieri—who now is a co-host of the Showtime series The Circus—set off to investigate whether Sen. Feinstein’s husbands concerns about Trump delivering Russian poison to Clinton during a handshake were valid.

“Her communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, took the prospect seriously enough to check it out; the warning turned out to be mere speculation from a historian with no knowledge of Russian plans,” Haberman writes.

Even though Haberman’s claims that Hillary Clinton herself did not believe the concerns, there was no handshake between Clinton and Trump during that third debate.

This revelation is hardly the only salacious one about the Clintons in Haberman’s book. In addition to that finding, Haberman also reports that Clinton’s campaign lawyers attempted to shop flimsy unverifiable attacks against Trump to the New York Times—her publication—before the 2016 election, after pushing similarly shoddy attacks to the FBI.

“Clinton and her team felt wronged—by Comey and the FBI, by the email hacks, and by the media coverage, which they believed was stacked against them,” Haberman writes. “The campaign and prominent Democrats were frantic to get people to pay more attention to possible connections between Trump’s world and Russia, which the FBI had been investigating for months. A lawyer for the Clinton campaign helped seed funding for in-progress research led by a former British spy that resulted in a dossier filled with unconfirmed salacious allegations against Trump. They also focused on research into computer servers used by his company; people connected to the campaign then gave the information, claiming the Trump Organization was communicating with a Russian state bank, to the FBI. A campaign lawyer pitched my New York Times colleagues on a story about the server activity and the FBI investigation into it. But after several discussions with the reporters, the evidence did not support the incendiary claim.”

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Former Italian PM Says ‘Return of Fascism’ Narrative is “Absolutely Fake News”

Former Italian PM Says ‘Return of Fascism’ Narrative is “Absolutely Fake News”


Former Italian PM Says ‘Return of Fascism’ Narrative is “Absolutely Fake News”

Georgia Meloni’s victory is not a “danger” to democracy. ~Former Leftist PM

Paul Joseph Watson

The notion that right-wing candidate Georgia Meloni’s victory in Italy represents a threat to Italian democracy or the return of fascism is “absolutely fake news,” according to the country’s leftist former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Whoops, narrative fail.

Meloni’s center-right coalition swept to victory in Sunday’s elections, easily defeating her left-wing opposition.

This prompted a wave of hysterical media coverage, with numerous publications warning of the “return of fascism in Italy,” due to the far-right origins of Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party.

However, such concerns were dismissed by an unexpected figure, former leftist Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

“Personally frankly speaking, I was against Georgia Meloni, so I’m not her best friend…we were and will be rivals always,” Renzi told CNN.

“At the same time, I think that is not a danger to Italian democracy, he added.

“The idea there is a risk of fascism in Italy is absolutely fake news, she won because of populism,” the former Prime Minister asserted.

Renzi was the Prime Minister of Italy from 2014-2016 after serving as the Mayor of Florence, a traditionally left wing city, before that.

Meloni herself has repeatedly asserted that she is not a fascist and merely wants to represent the interests of Italians and not those of “nihilistic globalist elites, driven by international finance.”

Of course, merely to take that position guarantees vilification by an establishment which has repeatedly tried to create a moral panic around populism by asserting it represents a return to the 1930’s.

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Watch: National Hurricane Center’s Rohme Dismisses CNN Host Lemon’s Effort to Tie Hurricane Ian to Climate Change

Watch: National Hurricane Center’s Rohme Dismisses CNN Host Lemon’s Effort to Tie Hurricane Ian to Climate Change

Tuesday, during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, National Hurricane Center acting director Jamie Rohme responded to the possibility Hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida was a direct consequence of climate change.

Rohme downplayed any direct ties to climate change but said it was possible “on the cumulative.”

Partial transcript as follows:

LEMON: Yes, that’s a big area. So, meteorologists, Jamie, have said that this storm could be entering another period of rapid intensification. Can you tell us what this is and what effect the climate change has on this phenomenon?

ROHME: Well, we can come back and talk about climate change at a later time. I want to focus on the here and now. We think the rapid intensification is probably almost done. There could be a little bit more intensification as it’s still over the warm waters of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, but I don’t think we’re going to get any more rapid intensification.

If you look here, you can actually see pretty interesting for your viewers. You can actually see a second eye wall forming around the inner eye wall, and that’s basically the second eye wall has overtaken the original eye wall, and that should arrest development.

LEMON: So, listen, I just — I’m just trying to get that you said you want to talk about climate change, but what — what effect does climate change have on this phenomenon that — that is happening now. Because it seems these storms are intensifying. That’s the question here.

ROHME: I don’t think you can link climate change to any one event —

LEMON: OK.

ROHME: — on the whole, on the cumulative, a climate change may be making storms worse. But to link it to any one event, I would caution against them.

LEMON: OK. Well, they — listen, I grew up there and these storms are intensifying something is causing them to intensify.

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