Thursday, April 27, 2017

Left

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anti-facist

A new breed of leftist is being developed to counter the coming presidency of Donald J. Trump.

Calling themselves the “Anti-Fascist Left” they are bold, ugly and organized.

These are the same people who protested in Chicago, Oakland and in Arizona. They’re Black Lives Matter, Occupy and disruptive college liberals rolled into one but guided by liberal intellectuals who are attempting to lead the fray.

They’re first action for the Trump administration will coincide with the billionaire’s first day in office. They’re calling it “J20” and it’s a general strike combined with a protest with a heavy dose of anarchism.

One of the first to call for the general strike was Kshama Sawant. Sawant sits on the Seattle City Council and is a self-described socialist.

Her and her partner will refrain from working or shopping on January 20th because “General strikes scare the hell out of the oligarchy, because it is the joining together as one of the working people of this country, an act that threatens wealth of the wealthy, ruling class, and thus tends to get attention of the affluent and puts in jeopardy their wealth privilege.”

Sawant assumes that she and her socialist friends spend enough to be noticeably absent from the economy on January 20th.

But her call to essentially do nothing, has excited the anti-fascist activist community that is planning to descend on Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, wearing black and carrying red flags.

The protesters will likely be met by at least 15,000 Trump supporters who will be rolling in to town under the “Bikers for Trump” banner.

The pro-Trump group was initially told there was no space for their permit available until the organizer, Chris Cox, told the Park Service, they’ll be coming to town anyway and they can either be given a spot or they’ll be happy to “mingle” with the anarchists and disruptors from Black Lives Matter.

The Park Service allowed them to submit an application for their event.

Note that on January 20, 2001, the new group, Democratic Underground, was organized to protest the swearing in of George W. Bush.

Aside from a small blip on the parade route, the group went unnoticed.

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MSNBC

MSNBC, the perennial third-place news network, began to gain traction when it positioned itself as an unabashedly liberal echo chamber, even adopting the telling slogan, “Lean Forward.”

Now, MSNBC is in the midst of a catastrophic ratings collapse–and has been for months. February 2015 lost nearly half the viewers they had, compared to February 2014. They’ve always ranked far below Fox News, but now they’ve even fallen below struggling CNN and CNN’s perennially-losing sister channel, HLN (formerly Headline News.)

As MSNBC looks to turn things around, it’s clear that one thing in particular has to go: it’s far-Left bias. Though MSNBC tried to mimic Fox News’s clout among conservatives, they got the formula wrong. MSNBC dedicated 85% of its airtime to liberal opinion shows. Despite what the Left wants to believe about Fox, Fox generally only airs opinion shows in prime time–dedicating the bulk of its schedule to old-fashioned reporting.

So far, MSNBC has already axed its worst performing hosts–Joy Reid and Ronan Farrow–and replaced them with a two hour block hosted by Thomas Roberts, whose own show had previously been cancelled in 2014 due to disastrous ratings.

But with new NBC News chief, Andrew Lack, coming onboard in the beginning of April, even more heads are set to roll. Aside from “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe,” sources say that every single program is at risk.

A high-level NBC insider, who has been intimately involved in the new plans, even went so far as to call the current lineup “a death wish.”

The reimagining of MSNBC will stop its sprint to the left, and focus on more news-driven programming–relying heavily on NBC News’s journalistic bench, rather than its own partisan talking heads.

As MSNBC continues to fall apart, it’s clear that, despite popular opinion, America isn’t quite ready to “Lean Forward” to the Left’s skewed view of American politics.

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