Category Archives: Propaganda

Marvel! Readers tire of partisan comics

From Christian Toto at Hollywood in Toto:

The Marvel universe has embraced diversity with a passion. And it doesn’t simply mean a glut of new characters who better represent the culture’s ethnic and gender diversity. The comic book company radically transformed its most beloved stars.

Iron Man is now a black teenage girl. Thor is a woman. Captain America is black. Ms. Marvel is a Muslim teenage girl.

And then there’s the company’s partisan storytelling, Last year, Marvel tweaked the classic villain Modok to look and sound like Donald Trump. A recent “Captain America” story cast anti-immigration foes as the villains. More.

It was a huge hit with everyone but the readers.  As Marvel’s VP of Sales David Gabriel recently whiffled,

What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not. I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales.

Reality check: We believe it even if he doesn’t. Readers’ tastes hadn’t changed at all. The company was being pressured by Correctness thugs, and the thugs are not the market.

This helps us see why political correctness eventually requires government control even of trivial media. Just think, lots of jobs for junior jackboots once they graduate from assaulting the profs with whom they disagree.

Note: Comment of the week, below: Wonder Woman and Rogue were actual characters, not props for Social Justice. If the clowns running Marvel can’t tell the difference, there’s no hope for them.

See also: Progressives go after art eventually too

Fishy, fishy, fishy! PBS relates tall tales from US to Canada border-crossers!

You’ve heard the news, we’ve reported it for months, that fearing the Trumpster, migrants are flooding to the Canadian border into Prime Minister Trudeau’s waiting and welcoming arms.

Here we have PBS interviewing a couple of Africans who feared if they stayed in the US, Trump would be rounding them up to return them to Africa. Their tales of woe are transparently and obviously fishy!

NY Times Publishes Op-Ed by Palestinian ‘Political Prisoner’, Doesn’t Mention He’s a Convicted Terrorist

What the author, and the New York Times, fails to mention is that Barghouti was sentenced in 2004 to five consecutive life sentences for coordinating a series of terrorist attacks on Israeli law enforcement and civilians, including a failed suicide attack that only killed the attacker.

Obit: Man died peacefully after falsely told Trump was impeached

“Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott,” the obituary read. “Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was ‘Donald Trump has been impeached.’ Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded.”

h/t Todd

Refugee children in Sweden are falling into coma-like states on learning their families will be deported

Authorities in Sweden are attempting to solve a problem that appears unique to its child refugees – uppgivenhetssyndrom or “resignation syndrome”.

The condition causes healthy youngsters to deteriorate into a comatose-like state after learning of their impending deportation,

It is believed to only exist among the refugee population in the Scandinavian country, where it has been prevalent since the early part of this century.

Sounds totally fictitious to me. I originally thought it was a poor April Fool’s joke.

The hate that Canada’s Islamophobia motion stirred up shows exactly why we need it

Introduced by Liberal Member of Parliament, Iqra Khalid, the motion (M-103), which asked the government to condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systematic racism and religious discrimination, passed 201 to 91 on 23 March.

Non-binding and symbolic, the motion will not trigger the creation of new laws or change laws already on the books.

Journalists take US to court over Trump’s ‘kill list’

Two journalists are taking President Donald Trump to court, believing the US government has put them on a hit list due to their media work in Islamist-held territories.

Now read the details:

The pair took the government to court through the human rights group Reprieve, claiming they were both placed on a kill list during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Since then, they say Donald Trump had illegally eased rules of engagement for US forces said to be hunting down the journalists.

As if ‘journalism’ is their crime. Pure anti-Trump propaganda.

The Bigotry of “Intersectionality”

What do the terrorist group Hamas and the anti-violence group Black Lives Matter have in common? What does the democracy of Israel have in common with the anti-Semitic Ku Klux Klan? What does the Islamic Republic of Iran, which throws gays off rooftops, have in common with gay right activists? What do feminists have in common with radical Islamic sexists who support the honor killing and genital mutilation of women? Nothing of course. Unless you subscribe to the pseudo-academic concept of intersectionality.

Another Embassy Blunder

This time it was the new Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry who gave an appearance at US Institute for Peace in Washington, a favourite venue for state officials to give presentations no doubt thanks to the placement of Moeed Yusuf who believes Pakistanis need to do more to defend Pakistan’s narrative at US think tanks. Unfortunately, even Moeed was unable to prevent the Ambassador from reading from a set of talking points that left the world laughing. However, was it really a blunder? Or is this a perfect case of our diplomatic corps reflecting our preferred strategy for international diplomacy.

Chris Matthews Compares Ivanka, Jared Kushner to Saddam Hussein’s Sons

MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s infamous children.

Discussing his apprehension at the prospect of Kushner and Ms. Trump working for the president in visible administration positions, he recalled how Uday and Qusay Hussein were also close with their father’s regime.

Leitch pictured firing Walther P1 in fundraising email to her Conservative Party supporters, not a Nazi-era handgun, says gun owner

An email blast from Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch to supporters shows her firing a 1972 Walther P1, not what two national gun associations had identified as a Nazi-era semi-automatic weapon, a 9mm Walther P38, the owner of the gun told The Hill Times later Tuesday night after reading the story.

A number of articles, most now purged, tried to associate Leitch with Nazis:

Leitch defends using Nazi gun: “It was a gift from my grandfather”

Conservatives Cheer Plan to End Subsidies for Public Broadcasting

“You won’t see a zero next to it, but the policy is that we’re ending federal involvement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Thursday.

“Next year it might be zero [but] it may take a while to unwind that relationship, it’s just the nature of contracts,” he said.