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The Nobel Prize for Liberalism

The Nobel Peace Prize, Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Tonys, American Book Awards, and Pulitzer Prizes invariably go to liberals.

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The past year’s Nobel Prize went solely to the UN World Food Program (WFP). The Nobel committee said that the WFP had shown itself to be, “a driving force in the efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

The WFP spokesman said that they were “deeply humbled” and that “this is in recognition of the work of the WFP staff who put their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance to more than 100 million hungry children, women, and men across the world.” Seems worthy enough.

Let’s also review some recent winners. The Peace Prize was awarded to Abiy Ahmed, prime minister of Ethiopia. His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year skirmish – a military stalemate – that ensued following the 1998 to 2000.

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Barack Obama, the 44th President of the U.S. was awarded the Peace Prize in 2009, for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen International diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” Apparently, what Abiy Ahmed did in 2019 and Barack Obama did in 2009 were more noteworthy and more useful to the world then what President Trump did in 2020.

A Year Like No Other

What did President Trump do? He launched a new era of American military engagement, drawing down troop levels from around the world, no longer participating in endless conflicts, and recognizing that neither the U.S. nor any other single nation can effectively serve as the world’s policeman. This, in and of itself, would be a huge contribution to peace. Maybe the Nobel committee disagrees.

Oh, wait, President Trump also was instrumental in helping Kosovo and Serbia end more than 20 years of conflict. He was vital in bringing the two nations together to engage in more peaceful relations. They have since initiated a strong trade and commerce agreement that, going forward, will greatly benefit both countries.

Kosovo, if you weren’t aware, is largely Muslim, at more than 95% of its population, while Serbia has been a Christian nation for twelve centuries. The fact that Trump brought these two nations to the peace table is a monumental achievement. Perhaps the Nobel committee disagrees.

More than Enough

Those two achievements of President Trump would be more than enough in any year for any world leader to have been bestowed the Peace Prize. Yet, Trump did more. He brought Israel and the United Arab Emirates together. Known as the Abraham Accords, normalization of relations between the two countries have begun. Bahrain, seeing the benefits, joined in to be part of the Accords.

The Nobel committee decided that a United Nations food program, which has been in force for many years, and could have been awarded at any time, needed to be awarded this year, exclusively. As for Donald Trump, well, he hadn’t done enough apparently.

Trump’s three three monumental achievements for peace don’t add up to a hill of beans in the eyes of the leftist Nobel Peace Prize committee. If Barack Obama had done what Donald Trump has done, or anything even approaching that, Obama would have received a second prize added to his first one, which he did not deserve. ‘

If Joe Biden had done what Donald Trump had done, unquestionably he would have received the prize. If a woman, a minority, or anybody from the U.S. deemed to be in a special ‘victim class’ had done what Donald Trump had done, they would become Nobel laureates.

Awards Reserved for Liberals

Such is the planet on which we live, but it’s not merely the Nobel Peace Prize. Consider to whom Oscars are handed out in Hollywood, or Golden Globes or Emmys or Tonys. Consider American Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and so on. When you peruse the winners list, you see that invariably they they go to liberals.

Could Dinesh D’Souza, the brilliant conservative documentary filmmaker, ever get recognition from Hollywood? No way. Could the blubbering, whining, pro-Marxist Michael Moore win an Oscar? You guessed it, he already has.

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Leftist ‘Journalists’ and Media Outlets: Quite Far From Impartial and Objective

The Left grants free passes to Joe Biden for his legions of treasonous, immoral, and illegal transgressions.

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Hollywood loves to portray leftist media outlets, newspapers, and journalists as fair and impartial. Indeed, there is no other way that these institutions and such individuals have been portrayed, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. A recent example is the movie She Said, which is the latest in a long line of productions that extol the virtues of one of the nation’s oldest newspapers, the New York Times.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kavan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, and Ashley Judd, as herself, She Said is a story about the New York Times investigation of Harvey Weinstein. Some of the heartfelt testimony of the people the reporters interviewed are quite touching. Yet, the movie oversells the impact of the Times reporting. Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow had already published a major, professional, factual expose on Weinstein in the New Yorker.

Impartial, Caring, Concerned People?

She Said goes out of its way to present the New York Times editorial staff as carefully line-editing stories, and as impartial, caring, concerned people, interested only in truth and in getting articles right before publishing them. A major case in point is how veteran actor Andre Braugher portrays Dean Baquet, who served as the executive editor of Times from May 2014 to June 2022. Baquet is depicted as the voice of reason, proceeding with calm, cool clarity.

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In reality, Baquet is one of the major players on earth who kept the now thoroughly-debunked ‘Trump Collusion with Russia’ hoax alive and along with Adam Schiff did major damage to this country. For three years, and without evidence, pretty much daily the Times falsely claimed that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

The hopelessly biased Baquet decided to switch gears after the Mueller Report imploded. At Baquet’s direction, the Times would shift its focus of its coverage from the ‘Trump-Russia affair’ to the president’s ‘alleged racism.’

Not a Journalist, in Any Way

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said, rather proudly, apparently grossly unaware of the historically profound idiocy of his statement. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.” A truthful story?

Through daily erroneous reporting, the ‘newspaper of record’ would now seek to expose ‘the racism’ of President Trump, which, to this day, it has not proven.

Baquet is not a journalist in any sense of the word; not even close. He is a shill of the Democrat party; what Vladimir Lenin termed a ‘useful idiot.’ Keep this in mind as you watch this otherwise engaging movie, and then ask yourself this: Where is the Times in relation to Joe Biden?

Baquet remained in his post for the first 17 months of the Biden administration. While the Times and the Left in general are perpetually eager to identify, dissect, catalog, and endlessly detail the faults of Donald Trump (real, imagined, or most concocted out of whole cloth), they deny or downplay a mountain of misdeeds by Joe Biden, as they also did with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton.

Lifetime Free Passes

Many pundits now exclaim that to block Biden from running in 2024, the Times and the leftist media machine in general have now turned on him. The current classified documents scandal aside, the Left grants free passes to Joe Biden for the legions of transgressions in his life. They overlook or downplay that he cheated in college, cheated in previous political campaigns, is a serial liar, and worse. All of this well-documented. They ignore, contort, or censor news that he has made legions of racist statements for his whole political career; e.g., “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The Left belittles or ignores Tara Reade’s quite credible sexual assault accusation against Joe Biden, and that of seven other women, as well. They pretend that Creepy Uncle Joe does not have a fetish for sniffing little girls’ hair. They pretend that Biden does not constantly invade the personal space of females.

The Left ignores solid reporting and extensive documentation indicating the Biden family received millions of dollars via influence peddling to Communist China, as well as from Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, and, above all, Ukraine. They will never acknowledge that Biden is an enabler for both his brother James and his son Hunter, and that Biden is credibly accused of selling out the U.S. They excuse the multiple batches of classified documents found recently in Biden’s domains.

Above it All

The Left especially avoids referring to any signs that Biden is suffering from ever-worsening dementia, despite his numerous mental lapses on the world stage.

In short, prior to the ever-growing classified documents scandal, leftist journalists and media outlets, constantly demonstrated how far they are from being impartial and objective. They had, defacto, deemed Democrat Joe Biden to be above the law, and now are actively undermining his continuing political aspirations.

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Mini-Movie Reviews, 5

Be wary of the hopelessly biased “She Says”

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Mini-Movie Reviews, 5

In this last third of the month, here are three more reviews for your edification:

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris — starring Leslie Manville as a post WWII widow, is the ultimate chick flick for seniors, where luck abounds at every turn. Everything either goes well, or it goes awry and then turns out well. Watch this if you want to see something fairly entertaining and light-hearted.

Avatar: The Way of Water — is an overwrought, 3-hour ‘comic book,’ put on the big screen, primarily for 14 to 18 year old boys. I would be thoroughly amazed if anybody on my movie review list could sit through 3 hours of this, let alone half that time. There is nothing thematically inspiring here. The actors are good, but the plot is thin and predictable. While the production is likely to win numerous Oscars for technical achievements, that is all it could ever win.

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She Said – starring Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kavan, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher, and Ashley Judd as herself, is a story about the New York Times investigation of Harvey Weinstein. Some of the heartfelt testimony of the people the reporters interviewed are quite touching. Yet, the movie oversells the impact of the Times reporting. Ronan Farrow had already published a major, professional, factual exposé on Weinstein in the New Yorker.

Personal Note: The movie goes out of its way to present the Times editorial staff as carefully line-editing stories, and as impartial, caring, concerned people, interested only in truth and in getting articles right before publishing them. A major case in point: Andre Braugher portrays Dean Baquet, who served as the executive editor of the Times from May 2014 to June 2022. Baquet is depicted as the voice of reason, proceeding with calm, cool clarity.

In reality, Baquet is one of the major players on earth who kept the now thoroughly-debunked ‘Trump Collusion with Russia’ hoax alive and along with Adam Schiff did major damage to this country. For three years, and without evidence, the Times falsely claimed that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

The hopelessly biased Baquet decided to switch gears after the Mueller Report imploded. At Baquet’s direction, the Times would shift its focus of its coverage from the ‘Trump-Russia affair’ to the president’s ‘alleged racism.’

“We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well,” Baquet said, apparently grossly unaware of the historically profound idiocy of his statement. “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story.” Through daily bogus reporting, the ‘newspaper of record’ would now seek to expose ‘the racism’ of Donald Trump, which, to this day, it has not proven.

Baquet is not a journalist in any sense of the word. He is a shill of the Democrat party so steeped in leftist propaganda, and promulgating it, that he can’t see straight. He is what Vladimir Lenin termed a ‘useful idiot.’ Keep this in mind as you watch this otherwise engaging movie.

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