Deplorable Mike Cernovich Says Interview Fair in #fakenews Story on 60 Minutes

MIKE CERNOVICH. SELF-DESCRIBED JOURNALIST.

Author (Gorilla Mindset) and blogger Mike Cernovich pushed himself into the middle of election 2016. His pro-Trump positions were embraced by the Deplorables.

Via some clever self-promotion, he takes the credit for the “Hillary has Parkinson’s Disease” theory. Thus, on Sunday night, 60 Minutes interviewd Cernovich about that issue in a story on #fakenews.

Mediaite

Right wing media was abuzz this weekend after learning that Michael Cernovich would appear on 60 Minutes to discuss his website Danger and Play and fake news. The final result, Sunday, was a tense exchange between the liberal bête noire, and interviewer Scott Pelley.

Despite the tension, Cernovich said the interview was “fair” and even declared the segment “good journalism.”

“It was fair. They took their shots at me while giving me a chance to respond,” he said in a statement to Mediaite. “I have no issues with it at all. It was good journalism.”

During the interview, Pelley laced into Cernovich over his coverage of Hillary Clinton’s health, specifically calling out a story he published titled “Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s Disease, Physician Confirms.”

Pelley: You don’t think that’s misleading?

Cernovich: No.

You believe it’s true today?

Oh, absolutely…She had a seizure and froze up walking into her motorcade that day.

Well, she had pneumonia. I mean…

How do you know? Who told you that?

Well, the campaign told us that.

Why would you trust the campaign?

The point is you didn’t talk to anybody who’d ever examined Hillary Clinton.

I don’t take anything Hillary Clinton is going to say at all as true. I’m not going to take her on her word. The media says we’re not going to take Donald Trump on his word. And that’s why we are in these different universes.

Cernovich is alt-light, not alt-right.

He’s also a self-promoter par excellence.

Although I can’t cite any examples here, I’ve caught him in quite a few falsehoods when I’ve checked his Tweets.

This Tweet is dubious.

Which is not to say that Cernovich never does good work. His fans are ecstatic over this quote.

60 Minutes is theater designed to get our attention off the real issues. David Duke, for example, would be a better interview than Cernovich. But you just know that CBS does not want a discussion of Jewish control of the media and banking. The topic of #fakenews is a lot safer.

Google Apologizes After Major Brands Yank YouTube Ads Over Racist Content

CHEERIOS CEREAL FAMILY FROM 2014 AD.

One man’s hate is another man’s truth.

As you will see in this news report, advertisers want nothing to do with “hate.” So why so many mixed race couples in ads? Why so much denigration of the white male, always portraying him as a goofus?

Advertisers feel like they can insult my race and my sex with impunity. Well, we’re awake now and we hate your hypocrisy and the insults you peddle.

Google may kowtow to you, but we’re learning to live without your products. Your boycott of the truth expressed on youtube isn’t going to win you any friends.

NBC News

Google’s EMEA president of business and operations has apologized for the misplacement of advertising next to extremist content on its video site YouTube.

“There have been stories over the past few days about brands appearing against content that they wouldn’t like to appear against and particularly on YouTube, and so for me it is a good opportunity for me to say, first and foremost, to say sorry this should not happen and we need to do better,” Matt Brittin said at a press briefing Monday at the start of industry conference Advertising Week Europe in London.

Brands including HSBC, U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer and L’Oreal have pulled advertising from YouTube over the past few days, while agency group Havas has paused ads from U.K. clients including Domino’s Pizza and Hyundai Kia pending discussions with Google.

Speeding up the Review Process
Brittin said Google, which has the world’s biggest digital advertising platform, has invested “millions” and has thousands of people working to make sure “advertising practices are good.”

“I’ve spoken personally to a number of advertisers. Those that I have spoken to, we have been talking about a handful of impressions, and pennies not pounds of spend, but however small or big the issue, it is an important issue that we address,” he said.

“We’ve got a comprehensive review under way — we have for some time — looking at how can we improve here and we are accelerating that review.”

Unilever Chief Marketing Officer Keith Weed, who was with Brittin at the briefing, declined to comment on whether it had pulled advertising for any of its brands — which range from deodorant Axe (Lynx in the U.K.) to detergent Surf — from YouTube.

“We won’t make any public statement. I’m a great believer in talking about where the industry needs to get to, and what are the things we need to [do] collectively, the first accountability does go to the media companies because at the end of the day we are spending our money on their platform,” he said.

“I think the best way to do negotiations with any supplier is one on one and in private, and so you won’t find us coming out and making big public statements about particular customers. And we are working hand in hand,” Weed added.

How to Monitor Content Without Censoring Content
About 400 hours of content is uploaded to YouTube every minute, Brittin said, claiming that 98 percent of “removals” happen within 24 hours and adding that it will be looking at its policies, controls and how those are enforced. But it has a job to do in making sure it doesn’t remove content that is controversial, but not illegal, for example.

“It is not as simple as it might seem, so you might say: Why don’t you just exclude content that relates to war or that relates to politics? Well actually if you were to do that you would exclude important news content or documentary content.”

“Firstly on policies, this is about what content within YouTube do we deem to be safe for advertisers, and we’re going to raise the bar on that,” Brittin said. “That would include things like looking at our definition of hate speech, or our definition of inflammatory content, so that we raise the bar on what is deemed acceptable for advertising.”

Google expects to make further announcements on how it is tackling the problem of ads appearing next to extreme content “in the coming days,” he added.

Pivotal Research Group on Monday downgraded Alphabet stock from buy to hold after media buying agency Havas pulled spending from YouTube and Google Display Network in the U.K.

Richard Spencer Reveals His Funding Sources to LA Times

For those interested in Richard Spencer’s finances, we now have a decent understanding of the sources of his money.

You’ll learn how a foundation acted as a go-between for an anonymous donor and Spencer. You’ll also learn the amount of Spencer’s salary.

Spencer provided his tax returns to the LA Times. They were not stolen.

Los Angeles Times

The largest donor to Richard Spencer’s nonprofit in recent years was a Georgia community foundation that said it didn’t know it was supporting a white nationalist.

Its donations to his National Policy Institute totaled $25,000 from 2013 to 2014, according to three years of unpublished tax returns that Spencer gave to The Times.

The returns offer the most detailed look to date at the finances of a white nationalist who has risen to national prominence over the last year. The growing revenue of his organization — which has failed to file tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service since 2012 and as a result lost its tax-exempt status — came primarily from anonymous donors and conferences advocating a separate nation for white people.

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Leaked Twitter Shadowban List Shows Bias Against Truth, Conservatives

Richard Spencer, Mark Dice, Alex Jones, Brittany Pettibone, Lew Rockwell, and a host of other “racists,” truth tellers, and conservatives are on the list.

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, is destroying his own creation with his insane leftist nonsense. Be aware that this is only a partial list. More shadowbanned users are yet to be revealed by the leak.

Breitbart explains how a Twitter shadowban works.

Just in case Twitter suspends Tennessee GOP, here’s another Tweet that has the list.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: PLUS a Rebuttal to Solzhenitsyn’s Universal Law

Microchip’s reply to Alexander Solzenhitsyn’s universal law takes into account that the white race is being softly genocided. Thus, our intolerance arises out of our intelligence, not our ignorance.

Haha. Micro’s Tweet won’t show up except for the text since his account has been suspended again for over the 100th time.

This is the Tweet he was responding to:

Another response to this Tweet is interesting too:

Our takeaway should be to think carefully about advice, even from someone as great a thinker as Solzenhitsyn.

Geert Wilders Falls Short But Vows to Keep Fighting

Although Sky News often skews left, it’s reporting on Wednesday’s Dutch elections looks straight to me, unlike a half dozen other reports I read which slant toward hinting that nationalism is dead in Europe.

Sky News

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has won the country’s election, holding off a strong challenge from far-right leader Geert Wilders, exit polls suggest.

Mr Rutte’s centre-right VVD party is reported to have taken 31 of the 150 parliamentary seats, or 21% of the vote – down from 27% in the 2012 election.

He said his victory had stopped the “wrong kind of populism” in its tracks, after last year’s Brexit vote and the election of President Trump.

A JUBILANT MARK RUTTE.

Mr Rutte said: “We want to stick to the course we have – safe and stable and prosperous.”

The PM, who has moved more to the right on issues such as immigration defeated Mr Wilders’ anti-Islam, anti-immigrant PVV party, which is reported to have won 19 seats (13%).

This puts him equal second with two others – the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) and the Democracy party D66.

Mr Wilders, who wants to close mosques, ban the Koran and leave the EU, received much of the media coverage during the campaign and he has achieved a rise of 3% compared to 2012.

In a tweet, the politician, known as the Dutch Donald Trump, thanked his backers and warned: “Rutte is not rid of me by a long shot”.

Meanwhile, the Green party saw a big rise in support, winning 16 seats, with their share of the vote up from 2% five years ago to 11% this time.

There was a high turnout where voters had 28 parties to choose from.

Coalition talks are now expected to last weeks or possibly months.

But most of the main parties have already stated they would not work with the PVV.

Sky’s Europe Correspondent Mark Stone said: “With the exit polls as they are, Geert Wilders has failed to do what many suspected he might be able to achieve which was to win the most seats in the Dutch parliament. That hasn’t happened.”

He added: “The populist uprising that many had expected – that Geert Wilders might be able to achieve – has not come to pass.”

Dutch Trump Geert Wilders May Win Netherlands Elections Today by Standing Against Islamification of Europe

Here’s a brief primer on the Dutch elections being held today, put together from two sources.

For the sake of the future of Europe, let’s hope that Geert Wilders sweeps to a giant victory.

Vox

His Twitter page is emblazoned with the phrase “Stop Islam.” He’s called some Moroccan immigrants “scum” who make Dutch streets “unsafe.”

Meet Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician and rabble-rouser known nearly as much for his thick head of peroxide platinum hair as for his Islamophobia.

Wilders, who heads the Freedom Party, is often dubbed the Dutch Donald Trump. But this far-right populist is both more ideological and less impulsive than America’s president. He has called for making the “Netherlands great again,” banning the Quran, taxing the hijab, shutting down all mosques, sealing off Dutch borders to Muslim newcomers, and pulling the Netherlands out of the European Union.

“All the values Europe stands for — freedom, democracy, human rights — are incompatible with Islam,” he said in a 2015 video. It was both shocking and hardly the most controversial thing he’s said.

He is a darling of the American far right and at the forefront of a wave of anti-immigrant populism sweeping Europe. After leading in the polls, his party is now projected to finish third in Wednesday’s Dutch elections, though because of the fractured nature of Dutch parliamentary politics, Wilders himself was unlikely to ever ascend to the prime minister’s office. That doesn’t mean he’s been marginalized: Wilders has already successfully dragged the political conversation in the Netherlands to the right — and may be helping to do the same for the rest of Europe.

NBC News explains some background relating to the Dutch elections that are happening NOW.

AMSTERDAM — For mainstream European politicians upended by the wave of anti-immigrant populism, political survival means swimming along with the tide.

A series of national elections this year will determine the fate of the European Union and immigration policy on the continent, and some are aiming to attract support away from the far-right.

This posture will be tested Wednesday when Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy confronts anti-immigration figurehead Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom among a thicket of 28 other rivals.

The mild-mannered Rutte, who has a reputation for optimistic, socially liberal policies, took out newspaper ads late last year telling Dutch people to “act normal or leave” — a statement that observers took as a thinly-veiled attempt to imitate Wilders’ views. In December, Wilders was found guilty of inciting discrimination against Dutch Moroccans.

And in a television interview in September, Rutte used a local colloquial profanity to tell Turkish immigrants who attacked journalists to go back to their country.

In an interview with NBC News at a rally in the southern town of Breda on Sunday, Rutte denied copying Wilders.

“I have made no anti-immigrant statements,” he said. “I am fighting on my own agenda.”

Rutte seems like a late arrival to the exclusionary patter that has made Wilders so popular and controversial.

In the interview Sunday, Rutte described his “act normal” newspaper ads as a plea for public civility directed at everyone in Dutch society.

“It means that we all have to make sure that we are not just there to live our own lives but we also have a responsibility to make sure that we live in a context of caring about others,” he said. “It’s not just me, myself and I. We are a society.”

Wilders inciting discrimination conviction followed a 2014 municipal election rally when he led a crowd in chants of “Fewer! Fewer!” in response to the question: “Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?”

Unlike Rutte, Wilders has rarely tried to climb down from his most inflammatory comments. In a tweet, he called the verdict, which carried no penalty, “insane.”

Though analysts point to Rutte’s slight improvement in polls, many Wilders voters remain unconvinced.

“I don’t think it’s authentic,” said Xandra Lammers, who supports Wilders, referring to Rutte’s tentative embrace of populism. “He’s swimming with the waves of Geert Wilders.”

Lammers, a professional translator, said she was once a leftist like most Dutch voters. She swung right after Dutch officials moved Moroccan immigrants to her Amsterdam neighborhood of Ijburg.

Since then, she’s been active on social media, blogging about what she calls the government’s “failed experiment” of creating a multicultural neighborhood.