The New York Times wants to prove how woke and culturally in-tune they are. Their latest endeavor is their decision to capitalize the word “Black” when describing people of color. Tony Katz can only shake his head at how badly the Times is missing the point of what is happening in America right now.
Month: June 2020
Very rarely do I agree with CNN’s Jake Tapper. But his competent, honest assessment of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is refreshing. Farrakhan is a bigot – he hates Jews, he hates women, he hates white people. And Tapper has never shied away from these facts.
Many others have. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton appeared with him at the funeral of Aretha Franklin. Why was Farrakhan invited? Ask Aretha, if you have a conduit to the afterlife. Why would Clinton, Jackson or Sharpton sit next to him? You’ll never get the chance to ask, and those that do get the chance – sans Tapper – most definitely won’t.
Indianapolis Democratic Rep. Andre Carson defends his relationship with Farrakhan. He has said numerous times that he would work with the bigoted minister. Women’s March former leader Tamika Mallory has praised Farrakhan, going on “The View” and referring to him as, “the Goat.” GOAT stands for “Greatest Of All Time.”
Recently, Tapper responded to a tweet from tv network FOX Soul, which noted that Farrakhan would be delivering his “message to America” on the network on July 4th.
Tapper responded to the news with clarity:
Responding to Tapper was actor, rapper and Big 3 founder Ice Cube. His response, however, was not one of agreement:Read More
The people yelling about businesses requiring customers to wear a mask are unserious people. That’s what Tony Katz says. Any business can set their own standard for their customer base. The wonderful thing about this country is that you don’t have to shop there. According to Katz- the public accommodation shouldn’t exist.
The discussion concerning policing across the country has reached a fever pitch after the death of George Floyd. Lawmakers are searching for ways to reform and improve police policies. Senator Mike Braun joined Tony Katz with his thoughts about his bill to limit qualified immunity for police officers.
The problem with cancel culture is that it’s unfocused. Tony Katz takes a look at how statues and monuments are now being targeted by cancel culture. Katz explains that there are some statues that can go down if a community decides it, but the tearing down of every single monument lacks the clarity that causes a change.
Tony Katz joined Leland Vittert on Fox News to discuss the Trump campaign resuming his rallies. Tony Katz says that the layoff from public events due to COVID-19 did not put a pause to the President’s presidential campaign.
The mega-rally that President Donald Trump held in Tulsa, OK happened on schedule, but it wasn’t the sell-out that everyone expected. Media screamed and howled about the event; how it was dangerous in light of coronavirus to have that many people together, and how infection rates were on the rise in certain areas. Again, the media pushed their favorite refrain that Trump is anti-science, and gathering together in support of him is irresponsible.
But the culprit, it seems, for the lower than expected attendance (but still more than Joe Biden could rally to his basement) was a social media scam. As reported by the Baltimore Sun:
TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music groups claimed to have registered potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets for Trump’s rally as a prank. After @TeamTrump tweeted asking supporters to register for free tickets using their phones June 11, K-pop fan accounts began sharing the information with followers, encouraging them to register for the rally — and then not show.
The app in question, Tik Tok, is owned by China, and many, including Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, have been very open about the continued push of China to interfere in American life.
The scam caught on. Videos appeared on the app encouraging people to register for tickets, then no-show the event, leaving large amounts of empty seats. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale responded to the lower-than-expected attendance on Twitter:
Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign communications director, stated, “Radical protesters, coupled with a relentless onslaught from the media, attempted to frighten off the president’s supporters. We are proud of the thousands who stuck it out.”
Enter Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who took the moment to mock Parscale and Trump:Read More
The Supreme Court made a shocking ruling concerning DACA. The court ruled that the Trump administration could not end the legal protections that were imposed by the Obama administration. Tony Katz spoke with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich about the decision.
Producer Ari is a fickle individual. He is very particular about what grinds his gears. Things like constitutional issues seem to do nothing for him, but Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz gets him riled up. Tony examines what Ari is upset about this time and does he have a point?
Celebrities were coming out and making generous donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. They wanted to show how woke they were and how down with the cause they could be. It got so much publicity that over $35 million was donated. Tony Katz just has one question. What are they doing with that influx of cash? The money was supposed to be used for bailing out protesters, but only $200,000 has been used for that. Where’d the rest go?