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Chris Cuomo Uses Fake Facts and Fake History to Support Fake Science

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New Day co-anchor Chris Cuomo compared ‘climate change deniers’ to people who believed the earth was flat and opposed bi-racial marriages.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “fake news,” most of which comes from the left side of the political spectrum. Consider this exchange between Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota:

Cuomo: Either you accept the science or you don’t.
Camerota: No. That’s not what he’s saying. [Trump] sees nuance where you see black and white, that it’s either settled or not settled.
Cuomo: Ninety nine percent of the scientific community says that global warming is impacted by man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVa3YxXt15M

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Let’s begin with the fake fact regarding the claim that “ninety-nine percent of the scientific community says that global warming is impacted by man.” The number is actually 97%, and as any search on Google will show, even that number is faked, but people like Cuomo keep repeating it hoping that in time enough people will believe it and cry out for more government control and wealth confiscation:

“The 97% ‘consensus’ study, Cook et al. (2013) has been thoroughly refuted in scholarly peer-reviewed journals, by major news media, public policy organizations and think tanks, highly credentialed scientists and extensively in the climate blogosphere. The shoddy methodology of Cook’s study has been shown to be so fatally flawed that well known climate scientists have publicly spoken out against it.”

Just a year ago, ClimateChangeDispatch published “97 Articles Refuting The ‘97% Consensus’” which shows there is no consensus among scientists concerning global warming that humans (anthropogenic/man-made) are the major source of a “roughly 0.8 degrees Celsius [increase] over the past century or so.” (Source)

Let’s not forget that global cooling was all the scientific rage in the 1970s, so much so that TIME ((“When meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe, they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.”)) (June 24, 1974) and Newsweek “Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend… But they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century.”)) (April 29, 1975) promoted the claim in multiple cover stories.

It’s not coincidental that “global warming” became “climate change” because the science and the facts kept changing. Who can deny climate change when the climate is always changing? “Bingo! We have a winner. Every time the climate changes, we can say that humans caused it and if humans caused it then humans (government) can stop it.”

When a blizzard struck the United States in December 2010, TIME ran the following story: “Holiday Blizzard: More Signs of Global Warming.” What? So even when cooling takes place, it caused by global warming. Climate change is confirmed again. More money, please.

If Cuomo is ignorant of the origin of the 97% number and what the original report actually claims or he knows the number is bogus, then he is being maliciously dishonest and has no business claiming to be a journalist. It’s not hard to find dozens of articles that track down the source of the manufactured 97% number. National Review has one of the best short explanations of why the 97% number is bogus.

Cuomo played the equivalent of the race card. When you’ve run out of arguments and refuse to offer an opposing opinion, play the 97% number. In fact, Cuomo played the 97% card and the race card with his interview with Alisyn Camerota when he claimed that climate change “deniers” are like “[p]eople [who] thought blacks and whites shouldn’t marry.” This is the same argument used against opponents of same-sex marriage. Being black is not a sexual behavior.

There’s also the money angle. Climate change hysteria is big business:

 New estimates published by the Climate Change Business Journal put the total size of the [climate change] industry at $1.5 trillion a year, or $4 billion a day, equivalent to the size of the global online retail market. The figure includes carbon markets, carbon consulting, biofuels, carbon sequestration, renewable technologies, eco buildings and hybrid cars.

“The climate change consultancy market alone is worth $1.9 billion worldwide; $670 million in the United States, thanks to businesses need to keep on top of climate policy. And these figures are expected to more than double by 2020.” (Breitbart)

Not only does Cuomo promote fake science and play the race card, he also engages in fake history by comparing respected scientists who question the argument that climate change is the result of human activity to people who believed the earth was flat. President Obama has done the same thing when he dismissed critics of the science behind anthropogenic climate change by playing the flat earth card: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society.”

The thing of it is, there was almost no one in the past 2500 years who believed the earth was flat. Washington Irving (1783-1859) started the fake flat-earth history story in his three-volume History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828). Samuel Eliot Morison, a noted Columbus biographer, describes the story by Irving as “misleading and mischievous nonsense.” ((Samuel Eliot Morison, Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1942), 89.))

Irving’s fictionalized account of Columbus describes him as being “assailed with citations from the Bible and the Testament: the book of Genesis, the psalms of David, the orations of the Prophets, the epistles of the apostles, and the gospels of the Evangelists. To these were added expositions of various saints and reverend Commentators. . . . Such are specimens of the errors and prejudices, the mingled ignorance and erudition, and the pedantic bigotry, with which Columbus had to contend.” ((Quoted in Jeffrey Burton Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians (New York: Praeger, 1991), 53.)) These tales of opposition never happened. It was fake history at its lowest.

The dispute with Columbus in the 15th century was over how big around the earth was not whether the earth was round or flat. Columbus was wrong about the circumference of the earth; the map makers were right.

For decades, the flat-earth slam has become standard historical mythology that was written into our nation’s textbooks and is pulled out as an ideological hammer every time some liberal lie is questioned.

Even the Encyclopedia Britannica perpetuated the myth of a round-earth solution for Columbus’s voyages as late as 1961: “Before Columbus proved the world was round, people thought the horizon marked its edge. Today we know better.” The people knew better in Columbus’ day.

“As early as the sixth century B.C., Pythagoras — and later Aristotle and Euclid — wrote about the Earth as a sphere. Ptolemy wrote ‘Geography’ at the height of the Roman Empire, 1,300 years before Columbus sailed, and considered the idea of a round planet as fact ‘Geography’ became a standard reference, and Columbus himself owned a copy.” (Washington Post)

A 1983 textbook for fifth-graders reported that Columbus “felt he would eventually reach the Indies in the East. Many Europeans still believed that the world was flat. Columbus, they thought, would fall off the earth.” A 1982 text for eighth-graders said that Europeans “believed . . . that a ship could sail out to sea just so far before it fell off the edge of the sea. . . . The people of Europe a thousand years ago knew little about the world.”

Prominent scholars like John D. Bernal (1901-1971), in his four-volume Science in History(1954), and Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004), prize-winning author and Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987, propagated the myth without any historical substantiation. Boorstin spills a great deal of ink inventing a history of flat-earth beliefs that he traces to an obscure sixth-century monk, Cosmas Indicopleustes, who, according to medieval scholar Jeffrey Russell, “had no followers whatever: his works were ignored or dismissed with derision throughout the Middle Ages.”

Earlier attempts to present Columbus as a scientific iconoclast can be found in two standard nineteenth-century anti-Christian works pitting science against religion. John William Draper, the author of History of the Conflict between Religion and Science (1874), claimed that Christians had no concern for scientific discovery. Instead, “they originated in commercial rivalries, and the question of the shape of the earth was finally settled by three sailors, Columbus, De Gama, and, above all, by Ferdinand Magellan.” While Columbus and other informed sailors who regularly sailed beyond the horizon believed in “the globular figure of the earth,” Draper wrote, “such an idea was, “as might be expected . . . received with disfavor by theologians.” A similar argument appears in Andrew D. White’s The Warfare of Science with Theology published in 1896, a work that is still cited as an authority on the history of science.

“Historian of science David Lindberg summarizes the medieval understanding of the earth and cosmos in his book The Beginnings of Western Science: ‘At the center of everything is the sphere of the earth. Every Medieval scholar of the period agreed on its sphericity, and ancient estimates of its circumference (about 252,000 stades) were widely known and accepted’ (p. 253). . . . No Christian authority of any consequence ever taught that the earth was flat.” (Huffington Post)

Boorstin asserts that from A.D. 300 to at least 1300, Europe suffered under what he describes as “scholarly amnesia” due to the rise of “Christian faith and dogma [that] suppressed the useful image of the world that had been so slowly, so painfully, and so scrupulously drawn by ancient geographers.” Fake history at its worst.

Bede (673-735), monk of Jarow and “the Father of English history,” maintained “that the earth is a globe that can be called a perfect sphere because the surface irregularities of mountains and valleys are so small in comparison to its vast size.” He specifies that the “earth is ‘round’ not in the sense of ‘circular’ but in the sense of a ball.” ((Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth, 20.))

Children have been propagandized by flat-earth fake history in children’s programming:

“The 1937 popular song They All Laughed contains the couplet ‘They all laughed at Christopher Columbus/When he said the world was round.’ In the Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon, Hare We Go (1951), Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand the Catholic quarrel about the shape of the Earth; the king states the Earth is flat. In Walt Disney’s 1963 animation The Sword in the Stone, wizard Merlin (who has traveled into the future) explains to a young Arthur that ‘man will discover in centuries to come’ that the Earth is round, and rotates.” (Wikipedia)

Cuomo and other climate change apologists are not interested in the facts. Their goal is agenda-driven. More government. More control. More global governance. More wealth confiscation.  The flat-earth mythology is similar to what we are seeing today among people like Cuomo. Matt J. Rossano’s comments on the fake flat-earth history has a modern-day application that helps explain the modus operandi of today’s intelligentsia who believe everyone but them is a rube:

“Facts only confuse a good story. The narrative was bold, simple, and eagerly embraced by the nineteenth-century intelligentsia, who asserted that today, as always, religion subverts knowledge and progress. It was a classic fight of good vs. evil, progress vs. regress, ignorance vs. enlightenment — just what the papers needed to sell copy.” (Huffington Post)

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Fox Soul Cancels Farrakhan Broadcast After Outrage On Social Media

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Fox Soul Cancels Farrakhan Broadcast After Outrage On Social Media

Fox Soul network won’t air the upcoming Louis Farrakhan speech after a lot of outcry on social media.

Fox Soul, which bills itself as “a live and interactive streaming channel dedicated to the African American viewer that premiered in January 2020,” announced on Monday that it will not broadcast the speech after facing backlash.

TDW:

Fox Soul, Fox TV’s streaming service targeted to black viewers, has canceled a Fourth of July program that was set to feature Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The new network had planned to air a “Message to America” from Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan, who has been widely criticized for anti-Semitic and racist statements. Farrakhan was scheduled to deliver his remarks — dubbed “The Criterion: An Announcement to the World” — at 11 a.m. EDT on America’s birthday.

Among other widely reported comments, Farrakhan compared Jews to termites and defended the use of the phrase “death to America” on a visit to Iran in 2018.

Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, called on Fox Soul to cancel the program.

“@AmericansAA calls upon @FOXTV to immediately cancel the planned JULY 4 broadcast of Dishonorable Minister of Hate @LouisFarrakhan on @[email protected] considers the Nation of Islam to be an extremist hate group. So why amplify this hateful voice?!#CancelFarrakhanNow!” he wrote.

Others also blasted the network for giving Farrakhan a platform. More

I’m normally against the cancel culture, but I won’t shed a tear that Louis Farrakhan got canceled. He truly deserves it!

 

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CNN Reporter and Crew Freed After Being Arrested by Minneapolis Police While Covering Protests

While CNN may not be the most balanced news outlet out there, the Constitution guarantees them certain rights that we must all defend….no matter how we feel about their programming.

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As if things couldn’t get any more dystopian around here these days, we now have concerns that the First Amendment is under attack in Minneapolis.

First there was the global pandemic, followed swiftly by a cultural flood of angst after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.  During their attempt to cover the protests that have erupted surrounding the case, a CNN reporter and his crew were arrested.

A CNN crew was arrested while giving a live television report Friday morning in Minneapolis — and then released about an hour later — as the crew covered ongoing protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd.

State police detained CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and his photojournalist shortly after 5 a.m. CT (6 a.m. ET) as Jimenez was reporting live from a street south of downtown, near where a police precinct building was earlier set ablaze.

Jimenez could be seen holding his CNN badge while reporting, identifying himself as a reporter, and telling the officers the crew would move wherever officers needed them to. An officer gripped his arm as Jimenez talked, then put him in handcuffs.

“We can move back to where you like. We are live on the air here. … Put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way — wherever you want us (we’ll) get out of your way,” Jimenez said to police before he was led away.

Jimenez and his associates were eventually freed without charges, after it was made very clear that arresting members of the press is not something that we do here in America…even if it is CNN.

The journalist said that police treated them justly during their brief detention.

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FIGHTIN’ WORDS: Mike Pence Lays Down the Law Regarding Online Censorship

There are only a few scant months left before Americans head back to the polls, and every little bit counts. 

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With the 2020 presidential election just around the corner, everybody’s trying to grab hold of any little politic advantage that they can.  You see, in this wildly vitriolic new American landscape, every little vote really does count – just ask Hillary Clinton about Wisconsin if you need proof.

Of course, nowhere will you find an easier time reaching these individual voters than online – particularly on social media where amateur politicos will give you opinions that you never even asked for, 24/7, 365, and twice on Sundays.

This abundance of influence has led a number of the world’s most prominent big-tech companies to begin cracking down on political content that doesn’t suit the views of their leadership – regardless of what the views of their user base truly is.

Vice President Mike Pence has had enough of it.

Asked during an exclusive interview on Friday about big tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and others downplaying conservative voices, Pence said that President Donald Trump has “made it very clear” this type of behavior is unacceptable. Pence’s interview aired on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel.

“Well, the president has made it very clear that we are not going to tolerate censorship on the Internet and social media against conservatives,” Pence said. “We’re just not going to tolerate it.”

It appears as though the entire White House machine shares a similar view.

The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Trump is mulling creating a panel to review big tech bias against conservatives. The Wall Street Journal’s Alex Leary and John McKinnon wrote.:

President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others. The plans are still under discussion but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, these people said. The administration could also encourage similar reviews by federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission, they said.

There are only a few scant months left before Americans head back to the polls, and every little bit counts.

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Home Depot Co-Founder: Media Has Done A ‘Wonderful Job Frightening America’

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Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has credited the MSM for “frightening America.”

Speaking with Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham of Marcus said that America needs to focus on protecting the vulnerable instead of locking everyone down.

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus: Media have done a 'wonderful job frightening America'

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said Monday that the media have done a “wonderful job in frightening America" about the coronavirus pandemic.“My age bracket is really the problem. If we take care of my age bracket, that is 70 or above, I think that we can end a lot of the problems that are out there," Marcus told the “Ingraham Angle" on Monday. "People that are 70 or above have to be so careful because you are compromised in many different ways. But we’re only a small portion of the population and we’re closing down everybody, in addition to the schools."

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“My age bracket is really the problem. If we take care of my age bracket, that is 70 or above, I think that we can end a lot of the problems that are out there,” Marcus said. “People that are 70 or above have to be so careful because you are compromised in many different ways. But we’re only a small portion of the population and we’re closing down everybody, in addition to the schools.”

He went on to cite Florida and Georgia as examples of states taking the correct initiatives going forward by reopening businesses.

“What they did is a perfect example of thinking and understanding that people needed to get out the house, needed to start their businesses again, needed to go to work again,” he said. “But there are bureaucrats all over the country in the blue states that are still closed and god knows when they’ll open. Those people up there, they are still struggling and it is desperation time for many of them.”

100% agree. The media machine, and especially the Liberal rags, have an agenda to influence the 2020 election by any means possible!

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Kayleigh McEnany Torches Mainstream Media During Coronavirus Briefing

We can only assume that a steady stream of McEnany mic-drops are coming our way…and that’s just fine by us. 

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There has been plenty of turnover in the Trump White House, and opponents of President Trump like to throw that around as though it indicates trouble at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  While some of the recent shakeups certainly arose from dubious means, much of the shuffling that we see is simply a byproduct of the Commander in Chief’s management style.

Trump is a resultist – The ends will always justify the means under his guidance, and he moves quickly.  If a subordinate isn’t performing at his level, poof, they’re gone.

Knowing this, new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is certainly hoping to speed up the learning curve in her new position; otherwise, she too could be former White House Press Secretary.

Judging by how she handles the press, it would seem that she’s getting the hang of things rather quickly.

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“What I would note is, leave it to members of the White House press corps to make it about them, to take a question, to turn around and somehow say, how dare you ask this of me, me, me. Well, guess what, it’s not about me. This is about the American people,” McEnany said.

“President Trump says ask China about this, ask China about the facts that they slow-walked information, that alongside the WHO, that American lives were put at risk,” she said. “China has some real questions to answer here, but leave it about the White House press corps to make it about themselves.”

We can only assume that a steady stream of McEnany mic-drops are coming our way…and that’s just fine by us.

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Fox News Bans Popular Commentators Diamond & Silk

Fox News has initiated an end to their collaboration with popular conservative commentators Diamond & Silk after recent comments about the coronavirus.

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Fox News has initiated an end to their collaboration with popular conservative commentators Diamond & Silk after recent comments about the coronavirus.

The announcement comes on the heels of the bombastic pair’s comments that the number of coronavirus deaths have been inflated in order to attack President Donald Trump.

“What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?” Diamond said during a March 30th livestream. “I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues. To call the funeral homes. We need to know, because I don’t trust anything else that comes out of his mouth now… Something’s not right here. Something is off here.”

Diamond continued saying, “Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I’m not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I’m asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?”

But according to a report by the left-wing Daily Beast, Fox executives were not happy with the comments.

Daily Beast claimed that the duo, whose real names are Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, are now unlikely to return to the network as guest commentators.

“After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News anytime soon,” the source told Daily Beast.

The pair, who have been a favorite at Trump rallies, last appeared on Fox News on March 7.

Moves like this has sent the president into criticism of the once conservative-leaning network.

Trump slammed Fox in a Tweet on Sunday.

“Fox keeps on plugging to try and become politically correct,” the president tweeted. “They put RINO Paul Ryan on their Board. They hire “debate questions to Crooked Hillary fraud Donna Brazile (and others who are even worse).”

“Fox News just doesn’t get what’s happening!” he added. “They are being fed Democrat talking points, and they play them without hesitation or research.”

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POTUS Pushes for OANN to Replace Fox News as Chris Wallace Continues Anti-Trump Tirades

If you told us 4 years ago that a Republican President would be in public fight with Fox News, we may have laughed you right out of the room.

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The media wars that have taken place over the last decade or so of American history are far from over, and every crisis we face seems to expose yet another troubling facet of the fight ahead.

Things used to be fairly simple:  CNN, MSNBC, and others were on the left, and Fox News was on the right.  Now that President Trump has shattered all expectations about what American politics could be, nobody seems too sure about where these networks land these days.

This is especially true when it comes to Fox News, who have been consistently bucking the Trump doctrine via longtime personalties like Chris Wallace.  President Trump himself has repeatedly called out Wallace and Fox for their negative coverage of his time in office, and this week he’s taking his criticism a step further by suggesting that One American News Network may be a viable conservative alternative to the mainstream cable staple.

What he’s tweeting:

“@FoxNews just doesn’t get what’s happening! They are being fed Democrat talking points, and they play them without hesitation or research. They forgot that Fake News @CNN & MSDNC wouldn’t let @FoxNews participate, even a little bit, in the poor ratings Democrat Debates.

Even the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats laughed at the Fox suggestion. No respect for the people running @FoxNews. But Fox keeps on plugging to try and become politically correct. They put RINO Paul Ryan on their Board. They hire ‘debate questions to Crooked Hillary’ fraud @donnabrazile (and others who are even worse).

Chris Wallace is nastier to Republicans than even Deface the Nation or Sleepy Eyes. The people who are watching @FoxNews, in record numbers (thank you President Trump), are angry. They want an alternative now. So do I!”Between the lines: Trump has evidently found the “alternative” he’s calling for in One America News Network. He has repeatedly praised the network’s coverage of his administration and has offered favorable treatment to its reporters.

  • Trump tweeted earlier this month: “Watching @FoxNews on weekend afternoons is a total waste of time. We now have some great alternatives, like @OANN.”

Trump’s unconventional honesty may be bad news for Chris Wallace and the rest of the mainstream media cabal, but OANN is likely smiling all the way to the bank.

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