Links for 2–2-23
objective journalism is dead
Not good enough. From: Commentary. “The pandemic is no longer about the virus. Rather, the public health emergency has become a vehicle for the pursuit and implementation of policies that otherwise lack any legal predicate.”
Raging bulls in blue: The deadly toll of warrior policing on steroids. From: John Whitehead/Rutherford Institute. That the police officers charged with the beating death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols are Black is a distraction. Don’t be distracted. This latest instance of police brutality is not about racism in policing or black-on-black violence. The entire institution is corrupt.
Why did other cops fail to stop the lethal assault on Tyre Nichols? From: Reason. "Active bystandership" training aims to overcome the pressures that discourage police officers from intervening when their colleagues use excessive force.
This just in: journalistic objectivity is obliterated. From: Creators. The establishment media have shuffled forth to announce that their objectivity is dead. They don't realize that it's like announcing that Jack Benny is dead. It's not "news."
🤥 News leaders call for the end of objective journalism. From: Jonathan Turley. While Bob Woodword and others have finally admitted that the Russian collusion coverage lacked objectivity and resulted in false reporting, media figures are pushing even harder against objectivity as a core value in journalism.
Disney’s insane embrace of toxic ‘1619’ lies. From: NY Post. The House of Mouse is still pushing woke nonsense. Its latest effort? A streaming series from its Hulu subsidiary based on an error-riddled piece of propaganda that reframes all of American history as an effort to maintain white supremacy.
🤐 Our big tech overlords yanked yet another COVID video we apparently can’t handle. From: The Federalist. How long are Americans going to tolerate sources such as Google and YouTube deciding what we should or shouldn’t see?
Social Security taxes aren't “your" money. From: Mises Institute. It is not possible to "pay back" the people who paid into Social Security years ago because such "restitution" would amount to nothing more than stealing from today's wage earners. It was always FDR’s Ponzy scheme.