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What is FAIR?

Because I follow the Twitter feed of the erstwhile NYT columnist Bari Weiss, I noticed that there's a new group that calls itself FAIR — The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism. Here's their video:  That's on such a high level of abstraction that it hard to understand what's really going on there. The assumption is that you'll recognize at least some of the names/faces and trust their authority. They seem to be banding together as a correction to the excesses of social-justice activist...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Copyright, Manhattan, Google News, Martin Luther King Jr, Caricatures, Ny Post, Fair, Union Square, Seuss, The Foundation, Barnes Noble, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Dr. Seuss

"It truly feels as though you and I have crossed an ocean of outrage together… but something tells me it’s time to rest my social media gavel and reclaim a little neurological bandwidth."

"If it seemed like I was ignoring my main Twitter followers here and outside the US and Canada in my quest to rid our democracy of 'Orange Julius Caesar' and his Empire of Lies, it was not my intention. I just assumed that a radicalized America is a threat to us all. When a madman grabs the wheel of the bus loaded with innocent passengers and threatens to drive it off a cliff, it tends to steal everyone’s focus."  Jim Carrey lets us know he's giving it a rest. He needs to get his brain back. He...
Tags: Art, Law, Suicide, US, America, Canada, Jim Carrey, Ny Post, Julius Caesar, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome

The "Muppet Show" disclaimer "This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures."

"Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe." The NY Post reports, adding "It’s unstated precisely what Disney considers to be offensive on the show, but some characters depict Native American, Middle Eastern and Asian people. And...
Tags: Comedy, Law, South Park, Censorship, Disney, Puppets, Ethnicity, Children's Tv, Flags, Warnings, Ny Post, Gary, Carter, Johnny Cash, Fantasia, Jim Henson

"When I’m rolling, I just want to breathe deeply and enjoy it. The simple act of breathing can be extremely pleasurable."

Said Carl Hart, chair of the Columbia University psychology department, quoted in "Columbia professor: I do heroin regularly for ‘work-life balance’" (NY Post). At 54, the married father of three has snorted small amounts of heroin for as many as 10 days in a row and enjoyed it mightily – even if, as he recalls in his new book “Drug Use for Grown-ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear” (Penguin Press), he’s experienced mild withdrawal symptoms “12 to 16 hours after the last dose.... Hart, who...
Tags: Law, Drugs, America, Columbia University, Columbia, Ny Post, Hart, Penguin Press, Ann Althouse, Carl Hart

"For academics playing word games, this is fun. For gangs of 'woke' students — or Times employees, who have managed to 'cancel' a series of the paper’s top writers recently — it can produce a feeling of enormous power and self-importance."

"But if you’re Macron or any sensible European observer, seeing a United States in which playing the national anthem or displaying the flag is deemed 'offensive' and 'problematic,' in which professors are suspended or threatened for quoting Supreme Court opinions verbatim when they contain unapproved language and which has seen months of urban riots tearing apart some of America’s biggest cities, how could you not say 'no thanks'? By its fruit the tree is known, and the fruits of woke leftism ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, France, US, America, United States, Times, Ny Post, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Macron, Race And Education, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Critical Race Theory

The New York Post publishes the Bret Stephens column that the New York Times spiked.

It's not that Stephens, a regular NYT columnist, can or would just give the rejected column to another newspaper to publish. The Post tells us the column — which defends the NYT reporter who got ousted for saying the n-word — "circulated among Times staffers and others" and the Post got hold of it "from one of them, not Stephens himself." Presumably, the Post publishes it because it is newsworthy — not as an opinion on the news but because the spiking of it is news, so we need to see what it is....
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Congress, America, Journalism, Rap, Conversation, House, New York Times, Shanghai, The Times, Peru, Nyt, State Department, Morality

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers it 'problematic' that Twitter would toss President Trump off its social media platform..."

"'This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,' Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin. 'Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked,' he added." The NY Post reports. Many American are quick to say that freedom of speech is only a righ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Merkel, Free Speech, Ny Post, Steffen Seibert, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric

Repair Shop Owner Who Supposedly Had Hunter Biden's Laptop Sues Twitter For Defamation... Has Lawsuit Tossed The Same Day (techdirt)

As basically a million people mentioned to me, on Monday, John Paul Mac Isaac, computer repair shop owner, sued Twitter for defamation. You may recall his name as the computer repair shop guy who allegedly had Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop, which later became a NY Post story. That story then became a content moderation story, as both Twitter and Facebook sought to limit the spread of the story. In Twitter's case, the company claimed that it violated the social media site's policy against linki...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, News, California, Biden, Delaware, Ny Post, Mike Masnick, Merriam Webster, Isaac, Hunter Biden, Dade County Florida, John Paul Mac Isaac, Mac Shop, Delaware Twitter

"A pack of young bicyclists attacked a BMW in broad daylight in Manhattan, terrorizing the man and woman inside in a terrifying ambush caught on video."

"Several assailants surrounded the luxury ride at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, with some pounding the vehicle with their fists and feet, and another smashing a bike down on top of it...  One attacker got a running start, vaulted up on the hood of the BMW and jumped on top of the windshield, causing it to partly cave in... The same group similarly attacked a cab a short time later...." The NY Post reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, NYC, Manhattan, Driving, Biking, Bmw, Fifth Avenue, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, 21st Street

Twitter Sued for Defamation by NY Post’s Source for Hunter Biden Stories

A Delaware computer repair shop owner sued Twitter, alleging the social network defamed him by labeling him a “hacker” after his business was cited as the source for info obtained from a laptop allegedly owned by Hunter Biden that served as the basis for several New York Post articles in October. In the lawsuit, John […]
Tags: Twitter, New York Post, News, John, Delaware, Ny Post, Hunter Biden, Hunter Biden Stories

Who should get lumps of coal in their stocking this year?: John Stossel

Who should be on Santa’s naughty and nice lists this Christmas? I’d give lumps of coal to: Federal bureaucrats, whose rigid rules delayed COVID-19 tests. The CDC wouldn’t allow private companies to sell COVID-19 tests until the CDC’s own test didn’t work. President Donald Trump, for talking about cutting that red tape but not doing the hard work needed to get enough of it done. Gavin Newsom, California governor, for eating with several other families, unmasked, while his state forbade that. Trum...
Tags: Google, California, Cdc, Opinion, Sport, Joe Biden, Syria, Soccer, Nancy Pelosi, Jeff Bezos, Santa, Donald Trump, Denver, Satoshi Nakamoto, Trump, Ny Post

NY Post's Devine: Mainstream media suppressed Hunter Biden story until 'their man' won election

New York Post columnist Miranda Devine ripped mainstream media outlets on Friday for "actively suppressing" the Hunter Biden story until...
Tags: New York Post, Ny Post, Devine, Hunter Biden, Miranda Devine

At last night's rally in Georgia, Trump said that the "big tech" companies are "vicious and violent and untruthful." Violent?!

Maybe he just slipped and got his "v" words mixed up. He said "vicious" and maybe he was reaching for another alliterative adjective, but he said "violent." From the transcript, here's the jumbled context:And by the way, tell our senators end Section 230. End Section 230. Put it in. We put it in. I want it in the defense bill. Put it in because it’s a national security problem. It’s a big national security. So hopefully, Mitch and the senators will put it in. But it’s the one chance we have to b...
Tags: Technology, Law, Mitch, Trump, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Georgia Trump, Trump rhetoric

"California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House...."

"The electors named Friday will meet Dec. 14, along with counterparts in each state, to formally vote for the next president. Most states have laws binding their electors to the winner of the popular vote in their state, measures that were upheld by a Supreme Court decision this year. There have been no suggestions that any of Biden’s pledged electors would contemplate not voting for him. Results of the Electoral College vote are due to be received, and typically approved, by Congress on Jan. 6....
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Ny Post, Electoral College, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it's not even discounted

Black Friday 2019, left, and Black Friday 2020, right, both at Macy's in New York City. Getty Images Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item. But this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit communities across the country hard, Black Friday is quieter than ever. One major exception is for video-game retailer GameStop, which started drawing lines on Wednesday with the promise of PlayStation 5 consoles. It stands in sta...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, United States, Manhattan, World Health Organization, Gamestop, Ny Post, Macy, Union Square, Elmo, Herald Square, Ben Gilbert, Eric Kelly

The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it's not even on sale

Black Friday 2019, left, and Black Friday 2020, right, both at Macy's in New York City. Getty Images Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item. But this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit communities across the country hard, Black Friday is quieter than ever. One major exception is for video-game retailer GameStop, which started drawing lines on Wednesday with the promise of PlayStation 5 consoles. It stands in sta...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, United States, Manhattan, World Health Organization, Gamestop, Ny Post, Macy, Union Square, Elmo, Herald Square, Ben Gilbert, Eric Kelly

Two different takes on Prez Trump's clemency record as his term nears conclusion

The silly Presidential turkey pardon tradition has prompted two new pieces about Prez Donald Trump's clemency record that strike markedly different tones.  Here are the headlines, links, and excerpts: By John Gramlich and Kristen Bialik at Pew Research Center, "So far, Trump has granted clemency less frequently than any president in modern history": As he enters the home stretch of his White House tenure, Donald Trump has used his clemency power less often than any president in modern history, ...
Tags: Law, Obama, California, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Canada, Maine, Johnson, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Trump, Ny Post, George H W Bush

Lucille Bridges, Mother of Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges, Dies at 86

Lucille Bridges, who made history in 1960 by walking with her then-6-year-old daughter Ruby Bridges into an all-white public elementary school in New Orleans, has died at the age of 86. Ruby Bridges, who is now 66 years old, announced the sad news of her mom’s passing on Instagram Tuesday evening (Nov. 10). “Today our country lost a hero,” Bridges shared. “Brave, progressive, a champion for change. She helped alter the course of so many lives by setting me out on my path as a six year old little...
Tags: News, Activism, Mississippi, Bridges, Civil Rights, Pop Culture, New Orleans, Mother, Jazz, Ruby, Naacp, Civil rights movement, Kamala Harris, Norman Rockwell, Ny Post, Elementary School

Glenn Reynolds says he's quit writing a column for USA Today.

He doesn't give the details, only directs us to a new column at the NY Post and says:The left is again showing that it can’t stand anyone who disagrees. “Moral superiority is an addictive drug, and perhaps the most unfortunate legacy of the Civil Rights era is that it got people on the left dependent on moral superiority for their self-esteem.”Are we supposed to read that as a statement why he's quit USA Today?  The indented material above is all from the NY Post column, which isn't about leavin...
Tags: Law, Senate, House, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Ny Post, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Trump 2020

What's with the laughing?

  I saw this clip a while back and didn't get around to blogging it, but I'm noticing it again this morning because it's one of several things embedded at "Forget the polls, these Rust Belters offer real election insight" (a column by Miranda Devine at the NY Post). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Kamala Harris, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Laughing, Miranda Devine

US Senate’s hearing on Section 230 devolved into political grandstanding

For a hearing on Section 230 that saw high profile testimonies from CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google, there was hardly any discussion on the subject. The US Senate’s Commerce Committee’s hearing on the Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — which protects social media companies from being responsible for content posted by users — was marred by political grandstanding and bickering. Republican members of the committee tried to accuse the companies of censoring president Donald Trump ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Utah, Post, New York Post, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, Washington, Senate, US

Twitter says it won't unlock NY Post's account until it deletes bogus Hunter Biden tweet

Ted Cruz is upset with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey because Jack has a better beard. But he didn't want to come out and say it so he complained about Dorsey's decision to lock The New York Post's Twitter account until it deletes a tweet linking to its fake news story about Hunter Biden instead. — Read the rest
Tags: Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, Ted Cruz, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Dorsey, Ny Post, Hunter Biden

Democrat brands Ted Cruz a 'bully' after he slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for censoring NY Post report on Hunter Biden

‘We never do this,’ Democratic senator says of Republicans scheduling hearing six days before an election to assail a presidential candidate
Tags: News, Ted Cruz, Jack Dorsey, Ny Post, Hunter Biden

Tech stocks lead the market lower amid disappointing Microsoft outlook and congressional hearing with industry CEOs

Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. AP/Jacquelyn Martin; AP/Jose Luis Magana Technology stocks cratered on Wednesday, leading the market lower amid an ongoing congressional hearing with the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Alphabet regarding Section 230.The Senate hearing was contentious as Republican Senators like Ted Cruz laid into Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for its handling of the NY Post Hunter Biden story published earlier this month.Microsoft also sank in Wednesday trades aft...
Tags: Usa, Microsoft, Senate, US, Trends, Ted Cruz, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Ny Post, Sen Ted Cruz, Twitter Facebook, Matthew Fox, Hunter Biden, Jack Dorsey AP Jacquelyn Martin, AP Jose Luis Magana Technology

The Geek in Review Ep. 92 – Douglas Ferguson on Doing the Work in the Meeting

For most of us, meetings are unavoidable, uninspiring, and an overall waste of everyone’s time. But, they don’t need to be. Douglas Ferguson, the founder of Voltage Control discusses how we think of meetings as passive ways to convey information when in reality, a meeting should be the place where we take action and get things done. The way Douglas and Voltage Control look at meetings is in much more of a diagnostic method. What works? What doesn’t? Can we borrow from one approach to make anoth...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Podcast, New York Post, Texas, Law, Time, Uncategorized, US, America, Bloomberg, Austin, New York Times, New Jersey, Ferguson, Houston

The New York Post's ideological split

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 19. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: The New York Post's ideological split, Fox makes bid for NFL games, and Dentsu pulls back on New York office space. Rupert Murdoch. Al Bello/Getty Images Insiders at the NY Post are griping about the Hunter Biden covera...
Tags: Post, New York Post, New York, Disney, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Fox, Manhattan, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, Ny Post, West Side, Lucia Moses, Dentsu

Hunter Biden story by NY Post spurs FBI to look for possible disinformation campaign

The FBI is examining whether the material supplied to the New York Post by Rudy Giuliani is part of a disinformation campaign by Russia.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: New York Post, Usa, News, Russia, Fbi, Usa Today, Rudy Giuliani, Ny Post, Hunter Biden

Trump campaign reacts to fallout over NY Post report on Hunter Biden

Steve Cortes, Trump 2020 senior adviser for strategy, joins 'America's News HQ' with insight.
Tags: News, America, Trump, Ny Post, Hunter Biden, Steve Cortes Trump

Twitter botched its own moderation policies by banning a New York Post story and added fuel to the right's baseless belief that Big Tech is waging a war against conservatives

Activist Mike Merrigan holds a piñata shaped like the Twitter logo with hair to look like U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest outside of Twitter headquarters on May 28, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twitter earlier this week banned an article published by the New York Post regarding the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The report was based in part on files and emails that the Post said were taken from Hunter Biden's laptop. Twit...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Fcc, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, Fbi, Atlantic