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  • The rise of financial blacklisting

    01/12/2019 9:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | January 8, 2019 | James Delingpole
    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century. That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think. I only properly appreciated this recently when the podcast I’ve been doing for the last few years was mysteriously dropped by my regular employer, forcing me to seek...
  • Twitter Approves Ads in Favor of Female Genital Mutilation After Blacklisting Pro-Lifers

    09/22/2018 7:46:24 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/21/2018 | Charlie Nash
    Twitter promoted a post advocating for female genital mutilation (FGM) this week, after building a history of blacklisting promoted ads from pro-lifers, before claiming it was an “error.”
  • WikiLeaks publishes database with personal info on thousands of ICE employees

    06/22/2018 9:00:26 AM PDT · by mooncoin · 63 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Nicole Hensley
    WikiLeaks has published a catalog of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement officials with employment history scraped from their LinkedIn profiles. The group known for blasting classified records debuted its “ICEPatrol” project Thursday night with a database of photos, titles, job and school history for more than 9,000 current and former federal employees associated with the agency.
  • Comic Convention Bans Christian Conservative Actor Kevin Sorbo For Friendship With Hannity

    01/14/2018 12:11:33 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/14/2018
    The lead promoter and founder of East Coast Comicon, Cliff Galbraith, bragged on social media about banning Christian conservative actor Kevin Sorbo from the upcoming geek convention in New Jersey because of the actor’s friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” organizer Galbraith wrote on Facebook over the weekend. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. Just can’t do it.” As with video games, YA literature, and tech, the comic book and nerd culture convention circuit has become progressively left-leaning over the past few years–and East Coast Comicon is no exception. Its founder, Cliff Galbraith, advertised...
  • Taylor Swift's political silence sparks belief she voted Trump

    09/04/2017 8:35:24 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 65 replies
    MSN/New York Daily News ^ | 3 September 2017 | RACHEL DESANTIS
    Taylor Swift has remained notoriously tight-lipped on her political leanings, but her friend and back-up dancer Todrick Hall says that anyone who takes her silence as evidence she voted for Donald Trump are making a "huge assumption." Swift faced criticism throughout the election season for remaining mum, and not following in the footsteps of her fellow pop stars, who expressed their support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Trump. Her sole foray into the world of politics was as an apolitical Instagram post on Election Day telling her followers to "go out and VOTE." But according to Hall, who has...
  • In Seattle, is it now taboo to be friends with a Republican?

    06/05/2017 5:22:29 AM PDT · by grayboots · 23 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 6/2/2017 | Danny Westneat
    Can we just get along? This question is being asked more and more, what with the bitter polarization of the nation. The answer, right now, would appear to be a resounding no. It’s not because we can’t. We don’t want to. I had that thought the other day when I was listening to the Seattle City Council. Many council meetings of late involve left-wingers shouting at other left-wingers for not being left-wing enough. But on this day, a new purity test of left-wingedness was revealed.
  • Get ready for the blacklisting of Vince Vaughn

    02/25/2015 12:29:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Breaking: Movie star and epic wedding crasher Vince Vaughn has come out of the closet. No… not that closet. The other one. Vince Vaughn just came out of the closet, but it’s not the one you’re probably thinking of. No, he just exposed himself as a gun-loving libertarian, which might just send Hollywood liberals into an apoplectic rage. Apparently these moments of personal revelation took place during an interview with Playboy. Vaughn committed what many in Hollywood will consider three “immortal sins” in a recent interview with Playboy magazine as reported by Breitbart.Firstly, Vaughn admitted to being a fan...
  • The Left Embraces Blacklisting

    05/12/2014 8:17:18 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 12, 2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    At first blush, one might think most of these battles are only being waged in the private sphere, but don’t be naďve. As we have seen with the IRS scandal, the government is clearly targeting individuals for their views or conscience -- auditing them simply because of the political groups they have supported or denying conservative organizations a certain tax status simply because they are conservative. It’s the other side of the same coin.
  • Whit Stillman breaks Hollywood taboo, says he was ‘blacklisted’ from directing TV

    04/13/2012 3:55:25 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-13-12 | Peter Suderman
    Whit Stillman doesn’t want to talk about politics. Ask the famed indie film director for his thoughts about the current Republican primary race, and he politely — but flatly — declines. “No, I have nothing,” he says. Lightly pressed further, he changes the subject, turning the tables to ask questions of his own. -snip- Mr. Stillman’s previous films — “Metropolitan,” “Barcelona” and “The Last Days of Disco” — made up a trilogy of comic coming-of-age stories set amid the complexities and unspoken social formalities of the upper class. -snip- Mr. Stillman wasn’t always so evasive when it came to political...
  • Reid: Don't Blame Obama For Vegas Blacklisting

    07/26/2009 12:58:47 PM PDT · by swheats · 66 replies · 587+ views
    Fox Five Local News ^ | July 23, 2009 | Fox Five News Local Las Vegas
    On Thursday, Sen. Harry Reid said don't blame the Obama administration for the government travel restrictions to resort destinations like Las Vegas. Reid said the policy came from the Bush administration. Holding nearly 50 pages of e-mails and memos, Reid explained.
  • Philly City Council Ends 79-Year Boy Scout Lease Over Refusal to Accept Homosexual Leaders

    06/01/2007 5:08:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies · 1,551+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/1/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 1, 2007 ( - Philadelphia City Council voted yesterday to end a nearly 80-year-old lease held by the Boy Scouts local branch over the group's adherence to a national policy banning actively homosexual leaders. The ongoing dispute pitted the Scouts' Cradle of Liberty Council against homosexual activists over the organization's refusal to adopt an official policy welcoming homosexuals into leadership. The City, under pressure by activist groups, wants the Scouts to either alter the organization's policy or start paying market rent for the use of the historical Beaux Arts building, where the Scout headquarters has been...
  • Blacklisting of Mel Gibson Should've Outraged Me

    02/28/2004 11:21:45 AM PST · by gitmo · 63 replies · 668+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 27, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT 1:12 PM EST RUSH: Now, I mentioned in the last hour that there was a story in the New York Times yesterday, and I read it, and it did not -- I mean it stood out, but I didn't think enough of it to even print it to bring it to you to discuss on the radio, and I realized there's a story in the Washington Times today that references the New York Times story of yesterday and it jogged my memory, and I almost feel like I need to apologize to you all for not bringing this...
  • Blacklisting Rush in the NFL

    10/07/2003 9:27:23 PM PDT · by kattracks · 20 replies · 236+ views ^ | 10/08/03 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sunday, Sept. 28, Rush Limbaugh volunteered on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" that Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Donovan McNabb was "overrated" and that sports writers cut him slack because he is black. Three days later, Rush resigned as an ESPN commentator. The size of the posse that pursued him and of the mob that lynched him reveals less about Rush's views on issues of race than it does about the malice of our media elite. Let's review Rush's offending words in their entirety. After saying McNabb was overrated, Rush gave the following as the reason why sportswriters consistently praise McNabb beyond...
  • The New "McCarthyism": Blacklisting Conservatives

    07/10/2003 8:40:35 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 337+ views ^ | 07-10-03 | Newsmax staff
    The New McCarthyism: Blacklisting Conservatives NewsMax Staff Thursday July 10, 2003 In James Hirsen's sensational new book "Tales From the Left Coast: True Stories of Hollywood Stars and Their Outrageous Politics," he lays bare Hollywood as never before. NewsMax Magazine's July edition has the full story about the book. Read below an excerpt from NewsMax Magazine and our cover story "Hollywood Naked" featuring Barbra Streisand. For more details on this book, or to order it an unbelievable price - Click Here Now. Speaking of dictatorial power, Hirsen reveals how the Hollywood left abuses its might. At first glance the Democrat...
  • Buchanan: The Radicalization of Middle America

    05/27/2003 4:50:06 PM PDT · by cgk · 39 replies · 281+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5-27-03 | Pat Buchanan
    The radicalization of middle AmericaPat Buchanan (archive) May 27, 2003 | Print | Send"A well-heeled audience booed the Dixie Chicks plenty during country music's biggest night of the year Wednesday -- proof that patriotism continues to run deep through America." So writes Jennifer Harper, embedded correspondent of the culture wars for The Washington Times, about the reception given the famous girl group every time their name came up at the Country Music Awards in Las Vegas."They're still all riled up," writes Harper. Indeed, America is "all riled up," and something is going on out there. Call it the radicalization of...
  • Producer fired after e-mail blasting of Charlie Daniels' Iraq stand

    03/11/2003 4:27:34 AM PST · by GailA · 7 replies · 213+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 3/11/03 | Brad Schmitt
    <p>The Great American Country cable channel has fired a producer after she told Charlie Daniels' publicist in an e-mail that the singer's views on Iraq were ''bulls… propaganda.''</p> <p>The producer, Tamara Saviano, has now retained high-powered Nashville attorney David Raybin to battle not only the channel, but also Daniels' publicist, Kirt Webster, as well.</p>
  • Blacklisting the Boy Scouts

    03/07/2003 9:10:09 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 32 replies · 754+ views
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | March 2003 | Mark Pulliam
    Blacklisting the Boy Scouts By: Mark Pulliam The Boy Scouts of America are under attack—again—this time from an unlikely source: the organized bar. Notwithstanding the 2000 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America vs. Dale, affirming the constitutional right of the Boy Scouts to exclude avowed homosexuals as adult leaders, the battle is not over. Groups opposed to the traditional values espoused by the Boy Scouts continue their campaign of intimidation and pressure. In California, several local bar associations are seeking to ostracize the Boy Scouts by prohibiting state court judges from participating in the organization...
  • 'Darkness at High Noon,' a Hollywood Story

    09/13/2002 1:09:17 PM PDT · by GeneD · 6 replies · 463+ views
    Filed at 3:35 p.m. ET LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A ghost is haunting Hollywood -- the specter of the long-abandoned anti-communist blacklist of the 1950s. In a testament to the staying power of the controversial list, the widow of famed liberal film producer Stanley Kramer is thinking of suing the Public Broadcasting Service for a documentary she calls ``a hatchet job'' on her late husband and his relationships with a blacklisted writer of that era. Karen Sharpe Kramer says that the documentary, ``Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents,'' scheduled to air on PBS Sept. 17, defames her husband...