GatewayPundit

Subscribe to GatewayPundit feed GatewayPundit
Where Hope Finally Made a Comeback
Updated: 5 hours 15 min ago

New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Efforts Of Elon Musk To Make Twitter More Transparent

7 hours 18 min ago

Most Americans support the efforts of Elon Musk to make Twitter more transparent, according to a new poll.

This news comes in sharp contrast to members of the liberal media who have spent days sneering at Musk’s release of details in how Twitter suppressed the Hunter Biden story.

Average Americans think this is a good thing, unlike our hypocritical and biased media.

Breitbart News reports:

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Elon Musk’s Efforts to Make Twitter ‘More Free and Transparent’

A majority of Americans “support Elon Musk’s ongoing efforts to change Twitter to a more free and transparent platform,” a December Trafalgar Group poll shows.

Out of 1,085 likely general election voters polled between Nov. 30 and Dec. 3, a majority — 52.3 percent — say they support Musk’s Twitter endeavors, 31.3 percent say they do not, and 16. 3 percent are unsure. The margin of error is ±2.9 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

When the “not sure” option is removed, 62.6 percent say they support Musk’s ongoing effort, while 37.4 percent say they do not.

Unsurprisingly, Democrats are much less supportive of free speech and transparency on the social media platform than Republicans. Nearly 60 percent of Democrats polled (59.3 percent) say they do not support Musk’s efforts, and 23.5 percent say they are not sure. A little over 17 percent support Musk.

Republicans overwhelmingly support the change in Twitter, 84.8 percent saying they support Musk’s transparency efforts compared to just 5 percent who do not.

Transparency is a good thing.

A majority of voters are taking a positive view of Elon Musk's takeover and overhaul of Twitter, according to a poll released Monday by a conservative group. https://t.co/pTqrnmLy9J

— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 5, 2022

CEO @ElonMusk has released @Twitter's files on its censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, to make it "a more free & transparent platform," a move supported by a majority of voters, per a new nat'l survey from @COSProject & @trafalgar_group. MORE: https://t.co/tcf9LIvp54 pic.twitter.com/iJxAPXNUPG

— NewsTalk780KOH (@NewsTalk780KOH) December 5, 2022

Musk deserves credit for the good work he’s doing.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

The post New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Efforts Of Elon Musk To Make Twitter More Transparent appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

SoCal: Huntington Beach Elementary School Principal Commits Suicide at Disneyland

10 hours 2 min ago

Orange County, California – A Huntington Beach school principal committed suicide at Disneyland on Saturday.

Christopher Christensen, 51, jumped off the Mickey & Friends parking structure on Saturday.

Christensen said he was falsely accused of child endangerment by his wife in a Facebook post before he jumped to his death.

“Marlena and I love and adore each other and our relationship has been amazing … up until recently,” Christensen said on Facebook.

“Unfortunately, two weeks ago she and I got into a heated argument at home in front of the girls,” Christen said, admitting that “tempers were flared and strong words were exchanged.”

“However, never in this exchange did I hit, slap, or hurt Marlena in any manner. Nor did I ever touch the girls (I never have and never will),” he said.

“Unfortunately, Marlena’s anger got the best of her that night and she called the police, which landed me in jail that night. Yes, me! A man who has never hit or harmed ANYONE in his life!” he wrote.


screen image courtesy of New York Post

According to court records, Christensen was due in court for two misdemeanor charges of child endangerment.

Christensen pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Fox 11 reported:

The principal of a Huntington Beach elementary school has died after jumping from a parking structure at Disneyland, according to officials.

Christopher Christensen, 51, died Saturday. According to Anaheim Police, a call came in just before 9 p.m. to a parking structure at Disneyland. When officers arrived, they found a man dead. Sunday, the Orange County Coroner confirmed that man was Christensen. According to officials, Christensen’s death was a suicide.

Christensen was the principal at William T. Newland Elementary School in Huntington Beach, beginning this school year. He served a total of 22 years working as part of the Fountain Valley School District, including as the principal of Roch Courreges Elementary, Fulton Middle School and the since-closed Moiola K-8 School.

“Mr. Christensen has been a respected leader in FVSD for over 20 years,” Fountain Valley Superintendent Katherine Stopp said in an email to the school community. “His contributions to this community are immeasurable. He was a father, husband, brother, and friend to so many. His passing leaves us devastated and heartbroken.”

The district said that it will also be providing counselors and mental health professionals at all campuses throughout the district who are struggling with the loss.

More from Fox 11:

The post SoCal: Huntington Beach Elementary School Principal Commits Suicide at Disneyland appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Rachel Levine Calls on Doctors to Push Puberty Blockers and Sex Reassignment Surgery for Children (VIDEO)

10 hours 30 min ago

Joe Biden’s Assistant Secretary of Health’s leading mission from day one has been pushing the normalization of transgenderism in our nation’s children.  This time, however, Levine wants America’s physicians to serve as propaganda merchants for his dangerous goal.

Levine, a biological male who was born as Richard Levine, believes doctors must take a leading role in promoting radical transgender ideas.  These include allowing children to have access to puberty blockers and undergoing sex assignment surgery.

Megan Brock, a parental rights activist in the Philadelphia area, posted a video where the cross-dressing secretary was speaking to doctors attending the Pitt Pediatric Grand Rounds seminar on September 22, 2022. In his speech, Levine called on the doctors to become activists for their “communities, science, compassion, and care.”

9/22/22 Pitt Pediatric Grand Rounds: @SecretaryLevine tells MD’s they need to be activists for medical transgender care in minors.

“I believe in our role as truth-tellers. And the truth that we need to confront now is that medicine and science are being politically perverted.” pic.twitter.com/FbBFK450WR

— Megan Brock (@MegEBrock) December 4, 2022

“These conversations do not have to be limited to or restricted to a medical setting,” said Levine. “Offer yourselves as informational resources not just for youth but for schoolteachers, principals, school boards, professional organizations, recreation centers, county commissioners, and others who would benefit from this information and your perspective.”

Levine went on to mention these conversations are essential to countering “assumptions that are underlying today’s attacks on trans people.” He continued:

“Pushing back this veil of ignorance requires this extra effort. We have reached a tipping point for the role in the medicine and civic life, for the health and well-being of LGBTQI+ plus youth and other Americans. Those who attack our community are driven by an agenda of politics. They are rejecting the value of … well-established science and …basic human compassion.

This is not the first time Levine has promoted mutilating minors. The Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila previously revealed Levine’s sinister agenda for America’s youth back in July. Here is an excerpt of her report along with a video:

They’re after our children.

Joe Biden’s Assistant Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, said we need to “empower” kids to go on puberty blockers.

Dr. Levine, a biological male who claims to be a woman, is the transgender face of the Biden Regime’s push for surgical and chemical castration of children.

This man is evil and dangerous.

Biden's Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine: "We really want to … affirm and to support and empower these youth, not to limit their participation in activities … and even limit their ability to get gender affirmation treatment in their state." pic.twitter.com/a2ttBktM6d

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 18, 2022

Instead of destroying our children with these evil experiments, America should look to Europe for proper guidance. Nations as liberal as Sweden and Finland have banned the medical transitioning of minors outside of clinical trial settings.  England may also follow their lead in the coming months. Imagine the thousands of lives saved in the process.

Republicans must hold hearings to expose Rachel Levine’s demonic agenda before the American public. The next step is removing the Biden regime either through impeachment or via the ballot box in 2024.

The post Rachel Levine Calls on Doctors to Push Puberty Blockers and Sex Reassignment Surgery for Children (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

MO Senator-Elect Eric Schmitt: FBI Put Their Fingers on the Scales by Colluding with Big Tech – It Ought to Scare Bejesus Out of Every American (VIDEO)

11 hours 15 min ago

Senator-elect Eric Schmitt, and current Missouri Attorney General, joined Sean Hannity on Monday night to discuss the federal government’s collusion with Democrat politicians to silence their conservative opposition.

Currently, Missouri Attorney Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry are suing the Biden White House for colluding with social media platforms to conduct direct censorship of Americans attempting to discuss COVID-19 and Democrat candidates and policies in the runup of the 2022 midterm elections.

The FBI and intel agencies were holding weekly meetings on how to censor and silence conservatives who did not agree with their unscientific and tyrannical COVID policies and who objected to their failed agenda for America.

The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft is a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the federal government.

On Monday night Eric Schmitt stressed the seriousness of the abuse by the elites in charge of government and social media platforms.

Senator-elect Eric Schmitt: This is a story of the federal government with all of its vast power and authority colluding with some of the biggest companies in the history of the world to censor Americans to put their thumb on the scale for what’s out there that people can actually read about before an election. It ought to scare the bejesus out of every American, I don’t care about your political stripe.

Via Hannity.

The post MO Senator-Elect Eric Schmitt: FBI Put Their Fingers on the Scales by Colluding with Big Tech – It Ought to Scare Bejesus Out of Every American (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

University of Idaho Murder Victim’s Father Says His Daughter Had Different Injuries Than the Other Victims (VIDEO)

11 hours 32 min ago

It has been three weeks since four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in a shared house near the campus and police still have not identified a suspect.

The four deceased students were identified as 20-year-old Ethan Chapin of Conway, Washington; 21-year-old Madison Mogen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 20-year-old Xana Kernodle of Avondale, Arizona; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves of Rathdrum, Idaho.

The two surviving female roommates, who were on the 1st floor/basement floor and slept through the murders, were identified: Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke.

Police are being tight-lipped about the investigation and Kaylee Goncalves’ father said investigators are not being forthcoming in providing details to families.

Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steven Goncalves, told Fox News that his daughter’s injuries are different than two of the other victims.

“I’ll cut to the chase, their means of death don’t match,” Steven Goncalves said.

“They don’t match,” Goncalves said. “Their points of damage don’t match.”

“I’m just going to say it,” he said. “It wasn’t leaked to me. I earned that. I paid for that funeral.”

“I sent my daughter to college — she came back in a box. I can speak on that.”

VIDEO:

Other facts about this murder mystery:

  • The 911 call came in nearly 9 hours after the murders from a cell phone of one of the surviving housemate’s, however police have not revealed who made the call.
  • According to reports, Moscow police have received hundreds of tips from people claiming Kaylee Goncalves had a stalker, but the information has not been verified yet.
  • It was also revealed that Kaylee Goncalves called her ex-boyfriend several times between 2:30 am and 3:00 am just before the murders.
  • A dog was found alive and unharmed at the crime scene on the morning the four murdered students were discovered by a housemate inside the home.
  • It is unclear if the dog was barking or not.
  • A sixth roommate was listed on the lease at the Moscow home; police do not believe this person was involved in the quadruple murder.
  • Police believe it was a “targeted” attack
  • According to the autopsies there is no sign of sexual assault

The post University of Idaho Murder Victim’s Father Says His Daughter Had Different Injuries Than the Other Victims (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Joe Biden as He Honors U2 at White House Reception: “150 Albums Sold! Among the Most Ever!” (VIDEO)

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 02:34

Joe and Dr. Jill hosted a White House reception ahead of the Kennedy Center Honors show in the East Room.

Jill Biden wore another ghastly dress Sunday evening at a black tie White House event.

Biden praised Gladys Knight, U2, George Clooney and others.

Joe Biden bungled his little speech to U2.

“150 albums sold — among the most ever!” Biden said as he praised U2.

WATCH:

WATCH: Biden says the band U2 sold "150 albums — among the most ever!" pic.twitter.com/KTAFSR5Kvd

— VINnews (@VINNews) December 4, 2022

The post Joe Biden as He Honors U2 at White House Reception: “150 Albums Sold! Among the Most Ever!” (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Nigerian Leader Issues Warning: Weapons Sent to Ukraine Are Ending Up in Hands of Terrorist Groups in North Africa

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 01:50


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari warned last week that weapons from the raging war between Russia and Ukraine are now finding their way into the Lake Chad Basin region.

Daily Trust reports that the president while speaking at the 16th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, said all hands must be on deck to fight the proliferation of these weapons into the region.

The Daily Trust reported:

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said weapons from the raging war between Russia and Ukraine are now slipping into the Lake Chad Basin region.

Lake Chad region, an economically and socially integrated area in West and Central Africa straddling Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria.

In his opening address at the 16th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari, who is also the Chairman of the Summit, said the situation which had heightened the proliferation of small arms and light weapons called for reawakening of the border security of the countries of the region.

President Buhari said the Russia/Ukraine conflict and other violent situations in the Sahel region of West Africa had compounded the Boko Haram terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin region.

Buhari added:

“Regrettably, the situation in the Sahel and the raging war in Ukraine serve as major sources of weapons and fighters that bolster the ranks of the terrorists in Lake Chad Region. A substantial proportion of the arms and ammunitions procured to execute the war in Libya, continues to find its way to the Lake Chad Region and other parts of the Sahel. Weapons being used for the war in Ukraine and Russia are equally beginning to filter to the region.

“This illegal movement of arms into the region has heightened the proliferation of small arms and light weapons which continues to threaten our collective peace and security in the region. There is therefore, the urgent need for expedited collaborative actions by our border control agencies and other security services to stop the circulation of all illegal weapons in the region,” he said.

The post Nigerian Leader Issues Warning: Weapons Sent to Ukraine Are Ending Up in Hands of Terrorist Groups in North Africa appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

After YEARS of Ignoring Joe Biden’s Sad Mental State – SNL Jokes That Biden May Have Brain Damage (VIDEO)

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 01:30

Saturday Night Live joked that Joe Biden may have brain damage during this week’s “Weekend Update” host Michael Che.

Che was discussing how Biden signed a bill to prevent an impending strike by railway workers.

“President Biden signed a measure that would force railway workers to accept a deal that averts a strike but does not include paid sick leave. But how do you expect Biden to care about sick leave when he shows up to work every day with full-blown CTE?” Che said.

CTE is chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that is typically caused by trauma to the head.

The rare dig at Biden from SNL comes as his popularity is in the tanks, even among Democrats.

Many have speculated that the Democratic National Party may be gearing up to offer a replacement nominee in 2024.

Fox News notes that “Out of the 22 episodes that aired between Jan. 30, 2021, and Jan. 22, 2022, Biden was only satirized three times in the show’s cold opening. In contrast, President Trump was satirized by guest actor Alec Baldwin at least 11 times within the 21 episodes that aired in Trump’s first year in office.”

“In addition, ‘Saturday Night Live’ avoided featuring a parody version of the president entirely in Biden’s first eight months in office,” the report added.

The post After YEARS of Ignoring Joe Biden’s Sad Mental State – SNL Jokes That Biden May Have Brain Damage (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

“The Family’s Influence Peddling is a National Security Risk – Maybe He Is Compromised?” – House Oversight Ranking Member James Comer on Joe Biden (VIDEO)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 16:51

House Oversight Ranking member Rep. James Comer (R-KY) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

During their discussion Rep. Comer, who will chair the House Oversight Committee in the new congress, spoke about Joe Biden’s connections to Hunter Biden’s multi-million dollar pay-for-play schemes.

James Comer even suggested that Joe Biden may be compromised by the Chinese Communist Party.

James Comer:  It’s more than Air Force II, Joe Biden met with every person that he earlier said he never met.  We have pictures.  We have emails to prove it.  joe Biden is actively involved.  What the Biden family was doing was selling access to Joe Biden.  That’s the family business.  When people say, ‘What were they involved in?’  They didn’t manufacture anything.  They didn’t sell anything.  They don’t own any property.  They were influence peddlers.  So it is very concerning when you look at who they were influence peddling with.  They were influence peddling with our adversaries in Russia, Ukraine, and most concerning, China…

Maria Bartiromo:  …Joe Biden will not call them an adversary.  At most he calls them a competitor.  So, connect the dots with the national security element.  This is why you’re investigating so aggressively.

James Comer:  Absolutely,  This is an investigation of Joe Biden.  Because we believe the family’s influence peddling is a national security risk.  When you look at national security, when you look at evidence on the laptop, energy policy is national security.  And the most concerning part of the business deal so to speak that the Biden family was involved in, was to try to help China get their foot in the door in the American energy industry…  Think about China buying into our national energy industry with the help of the Biden family.  And then you look at all these crazy policies coming out of the Biden administration in respect to energy policy,they’re affecting every American in a negative way and you think maybe he is compromised?

Via Sunday Morning Futures.

!function(r,u,m,b,l,e){r._Rumble=b,r[b]||(r[b]=function(){(r[b]._=r[b]._||[]).push(arguments);if(r[b]._.length==1){l=u.createElement(m),e=u.getElementsByTagName(m)[0],l.async=1,l.src="https://rumble.com/embedJS/u5o49d"+(arguments[1].video?'.'+arguments[1].video:'')+"/?url="+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+"&args="+encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify([].slice.apply(arguments))),e.parentNode.insertBefore(l,e)}})}(window, document, "script", "Rumble");

Rumble("play", {"video":"v1w7c4o","div":"rumble_v1w7c4o"});

The post “The Family’s Influence Peddling is a National Security Risk – Maybe He Is Compromised?” – House Oversight Ranking Member James Comer on Joe Biden (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

NYC Teacher Files $2 Million Lawsuit Against Department of Education After Being Beaten Up By Second Grader

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 15:45

A New York City teacher has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Department of Education after she was allegedly beaten up by a second grader.

The teacher, Cathleen DeGarmo, 58, claims that the department failed to protect her after she was attacked by the student at least three times while teaching at the elementary-middle school P4 in Fresh Meadows.

“The alleged beatings occurred while DeGarmo was teaching in September 2021 and twice during the following November — leaving the teacher with “severe” injuries, including tears in both shoulders,” the New York Post reports. “In one of the incidents, the student began scratching and head-butting DeGarmo in the chest and shoulders, according to reports filed in court. In another, the student repeatedly punched the teacher.”

DeGarmo is a special needs teacher and claims she was not warned about the student’s history of assaults. Additionally, the school did not remove the student from the special education program or provide an assistant to help handle the situation.

The Post report noted that “The Department of Education does not keep public data on teacher assaults, but the NYPD reported that at least 52 school safety agents have injured by students so far this year and more than half of them were transported to the hospital.”

“A total of 58 school safety agents were injured by student misconduct last year and 42 of them were taken to the hospital, according to the NYPD,” the report concluded.

The student’s family was not named in the lawsuit.

The post NYC Teacher Files $2 Million Lawsuit Against Department of Education After Being Beaten Up By Second Grader appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

“We’ve Already had the Primary, We’ve Already Made the Decision” – Kevin McCarthy Lashes Out at House Republicans Who Won’t Support Him for Speaker (VIDEO)

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 15:34

Rep. Kevin McCarthy joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures this morning.

McCarthy told Maria Bartiromo that House Republicans need to vote for him for Speaker or they will squander the majority.

Kevin McCarthy: Yeah, the difficulty here is we already had the primary. We’ve already made the decision, 85% of the conference. If people don’t come along that’s going to delay our ability to secure the border, to become energy-independent. That’s going to delay our ability to repeal 87,000 IRS agents, that’s going to delay our ability to hold government accountable, from subpoenas to go out… I’m hopeful everybody comes together and finds a way to govern together. This is what the American people want. Otherwise, we’ll be squandering our majority.

Kavin McCarthy also spoke out against the tech giants working with Democrats to censor conservatives in America.

Maria Bartiromo, who is usually fearless in her questioning, forgot to ask Kevin McCarthy about his own attempts to use big tech to silence conservative lawmakers following the January 6 protests.

Via Sunday Morning Futures:

!function(r,u,m,b,l,e){r._Rumble=b,r[b]||(r[b]=function(){(r[b]._=r[b]._||[]).push(arguments);if(r[b]._.length==1){l=u.createElement(m),e=u.getElementsByTagName(m)[0],l.async=1,l.src="https://rumble.com/embedJS/u5o49d"+(arguments[1].video?'.'+arguments[1].video:'')+"/?url="+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+"&args="+encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify([].slice.apply(arguments))),e.parentNode.insertBefore(l,e)}})}(window, document, "script", "Rumble");

Rumble("play", {"video":"v1w6rw2","div":"rumble_v1w6rw2"});

The post “We’ve Already had the Primary, We’ve Already Made the Decision” – Kevin McCarthy Lashes Out at House Republicans Who Won’t Support Him for Speaker (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Elon Musk Blasts the Corporate Media for Ignoring the Twitter Files, Which Exposed Hunter Biden Laptop Censorship

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 14:45

Twitter owner Elon Musk has blasted the corporate media for ignoring the Twitter Files, which exposed how the Hunter Biden laptop story was censored on the platform.

The New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News, and ABC News ignored the story over the weekend.

Radio host Clay Travis had tweeted, “there is not one single article about @elonmusk or the @twitter email release last night on @nytimes app this morning.”

“The @washingtonpost , which literally has ‘Democracy dies in darkness’ at the top of its paper: not one single article about @elonmusk or @twitter ’s email release last night,” Travis continued. “How is this possible @JeffBezos ? Do you own a newspaper or a propaganda rag?”

The @washingtonpost, which literally has “Democracy dies in darkness” at the top of its paper: not one single article about @elonmusk or @twitter’s email release last night. How is this possible @JeffBezos? Do you own a newspaper or a propaganda rag?

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 3, 2022

Travis’ tweet thread continued, “remember one of the biggest, if not the biggest, powers of media is deciding which stories to cover. If you just read @nytimes & @washingtonpost , as tens of millions do, you’d have no idea about last night’s news on this site. The vast majority of Americans don’t use Twitter.”

“Whatever your politics are, if you’re in media and you don’t think new revelations about the most severe censorship of a newspaper’s story in big tech history isn’t a story worthy of covering you aren’t a journalist you’re a propagandist,” Travis concluded.

That is because The New York Times has become, for all intents and purposes, an unregistered lobbying firm for far left politicians

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2022

In response, Musk tweeted, “That is because The New York Times has become, for all intents and purposes, an unregistered lobbying firm for far left politicians.”

And, in doing so, destroy their credibility

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 4, 2022

YouTuber Viva Frey wrote, “they are working hard to turn a scandal into a non-story,” to which Musk replied, “And, in doing so, destroy their credibility.”

The Twitter Files, part one, was released on Twitter by journalist Matt Taibbi on Friday evening. They revealed the internal correspondence among Twitter employees about censoring the article and handling the backlash. They also revealed that the platform was censoring people at the behest of, mostly, Democrat political operatives.

Explaining how the bombshell article was censored, Taibbi wrote that “they even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.”

The post Elon Musk Blasts the Corporate Media for Ignoring the Twitter Files, Which Exposed Hunter Biden Laptop Censorship appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Matt Taibbi, Selected to Release the Hunter Biden Laptop Twitter Files, Has a Checkered Past

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 14:15

Elon Musk released some information from Twitter showing how Twitter censored and shut down conservatives like The Gateway Pundit.  His messenger was journalist Matt Taibbi. 

On Friday night, Elon Musk released some information showing that Twitter censored conservatives before the 2020 Election and especially any reporting of the Hunter Biden laptop story.

BREAKING: HERE IT IS: Elon Musk Reveals Why Twitter Suppressed Hunter Biden ‘Laptop From Hell’ Story

The individual chosen to release the information was Matt Taibbi.

Taibbi has a checkered past.  The New York Post shared the following:

The journalist and author behind the so-called “The Twitter Files” that revealed the social media giant’s extreme steps to censor The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop scoop hinted about the “explosive” thread Thursday night and told his followers the four days leading up to the series of tweets were a “whirlwind.”

Matt Taibbi, known for his brazen, irreverent writing style that often ruffles feathers, was unmasked Friday night as the source of the damning Twitter censorship revelations that he backed up with insider sourcing and a series of redacted company emails.

Leading up to Friday, Musk had teased the release of details on how Twitter worked to squash The Post’s story but didn’t specify where the information would come from — or who would share it.

John Nolte at Brietbart shared on Taibbi in 2017:

As if Rolling Stone does not already have enough problems with its impending sale, its mutation of domestic terrorists into cover boys, and the ongoing legal and ethical fallout from its horribly botched University of Virginia gang-rape story, the embattled magazine now has to deal with an exploding scandal surrounding star contributor Matt Taibbi.

As of now, only two things can be true about the rabidly left-wing Taibbi. He is either a misogynist monster or a fabulist who invents stories to sell books and burnish his reputation as a gonzo journalist — a junior-varsity Hunter S. Thompson.

In 2000, Taibbi, along with co-author Mark Ames, published a memoir titled The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia. To this day, using Amazon, you can open the first few pages of The Exile and find yourself reassured that “This is a work of non-fiction. While all of the characters and events depicted in this book are real, certain names and identifying details have been changed.” Emphasis added.

But now, after 17 years, Taibbi is suddenly claiming his book is not really all that true, that certain embarrassing, criminal, and misogynist events are “not a biographical reality,” that he and his co-writer went the fabulist route in a book sold as 100% truth.

Nolte and Brietbart know who Taibbi is.  After the death of Andrew Breitbart in 2012, Taibbi wrote in Rolling Stone:

So Andrew Breitbart is dead. Here’s what I have to say to that, and I’m sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good! Fuck him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.

I say this in the nicest possible way. I actually kind of liked Andrew Breitbart. Not in the sense that I would ever have wanted to hang out with him, or even be caught within a hundred yards of him without a Haz-Mat suit on, but I respected the shamelessness. Breitbart didn’t do anything by halves, and even his most ardent detractors had to admit that he had a highly developed, if not always funny, sense of humor.

Knowing Taibbi’s past reporting, it’s a head-scratcher why Taibbi was selected by Musk to release the damning information on Twitter’s actions preventing the Hunter laptop story from being released.

 

The post Matt Taibbi, Selected to Release the Hunter Biden Laptop Twitter Files, Has a Checkered Past appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Biden’s EPA Preparing to Kill Alaska Mine Project Despite Billions in Potential Revenues and Little Threat to Environment – Murkowski Opposes Too

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 13:45

Biden’s EPA is preparing to kill a mine proposal in Alaska that will end billions in revenues for the state.  Senator Murkowski agrees with the mine closure. 

The Biden Administration and Democrats are hell-bent on destroying America.

With a wealth of natural resources under our feet, Americans are blessed.  But Biden acts like China is in charge and kills actions that help America while pushing an agenda that destroys the country.

A large mining project has been in the works in Alaska for years.  It will bring billions in revenues to the state and the country.  However, the Democrats aren’t for prosperity in our nation.

The Daily Caller reports:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended prohibiting the operators of Southwestern Alaska’s Pebble Mine from disposing of waste material in the nearby Bristol Bay, a regulation that would prevent the mine from opening. However, the mine could generate billions in revenue by producing minerals that are crucial in supporting the Biden administration’s “clean energy transition.”

The EPA said Pebble Mine’s potential waste discharges would threaten nearby sockeye salmon fisheries by polluting the water and preventing the fish from spawning and reproducing, according to an agency proposal released Thursday. Despite this, the mine would extract about 1.5 billion tons of copper, molybdenum as well as other critical minerals and could deliver more than $8 billion to Southwestern Alaska, according to a report published by Northern Dynasty Minerals, the mine’s owner.

“This isn’t just about Pebble … the precedent this is setting is frightening and will be used going forward by those wanting to stop projects and will send an absolutely chilling message to the investment world about opportunities in the U.S.,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found that Pebble Mine “would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers and result in long-term changes to the health of the commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay,” in its final environmental impact statement published in July 2020. However, the EPA stated that mining waste would result in the total loss of aquatic habitats important to the sockeye salmon’s survival.

Alaska’s elections were recently manipulated and conservative candidates were beaten by RINOs and a far-left Democrat.  The corrupt and ultra-RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski was the beneficiary of the recent election.  She is a horrible representative for her state.

RINO Alaska Senator Murkowski is opposed to the mine and therefore hundreds of well-paying jobs and billions in revenues to the country and state.

The post Biden’s EPA Preparing to Kill Alaska Mine Project Despite Billions in Potential Revenues and Little Threat to Environment – Murkowski Opposes Too appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

The Ukrainians Are In Real Trouble in Bakhmut

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 13:15

Russia and Ukraine have been slugging it out in Bakhmut, a strategic location vital to Ukraine’s ability to remain in the western part of the Donetsk Republic, and it is evoking alarm among Ukraine’s western allies as Russia grinds on with devastating effect.

A Dallas Morning News opinion piece by Hollie McKay, who clearly sides with Ukraine, admitted some uncomfortable truths:

A victory for the Russians, even one that resembles the apocalypse, is a very real and very jarring possibility. For the Kremlin, securing Bakhmut — one of the few places it is not in retreat — represents the frenzied feat needed to change the narrative of their losing “special military operation.”. . .

I watch helplessly as missiles whirl above and slam into civilian infrastructure. Certainly, Moscow’s targeting of non-combatant dwellings has been well-documented throughout the war. However, what I also observe is that Ukraine’s military often sets up posts directly outside humanitarian headquarters, hospitals and homes. It is for self-protection or because there are no longer conventional sandbagged frontlines and delineations between the armed and the unarmed. Nevertheless, it makes the scenario uncomfortable and makes every inch a pronounced target.

Holly indulges the fantasy that Russia is mostly retreating. That is a lie. Russia is moving on a broad front in Donetsk and the Ukrainians are paying a terrible price. Not my opinion. It is the judgment of a neo-Nazi Ukrainian commander:

The commander of the neo-Nazi Svoboda battalion, Petro Kuzik, whose unit is trying to hold Bakhmut, told Western media that the fields and forests around are littered with the corpses of Ukrainian soldiers, and they have to defend themselves in extreme cold and knee-deep in water.

“They [the Russians] sensed a weakness in our defenses because there are units that are less motivated than ours. And yesterday they slightly weakened our defenses in the area immediately around Bakhmut. Some units could not withstand this artillery onslaught and retreated.”

Asked how serious the loss of life is, he said: “They are colossal. We don’t even count the bodies.”

Pictures and videos are worth a thousand words. The following will give you an appreciation of the horror unfolding in Bakhmut.

Pay close attention to the 36 second mark in the following video. You will see a massive fireball in the upper right hand corner of the image.

Ukrainian Position in Bakhmut

The troubles for the Ukrainian troops are not confined to the basements, schools and hospitals occupied by Ukrainian troops. Russian MRLS rockets are wreaking havoc as well:

Russian MRLS Hits Ukraine Trench

And then there are the Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, probably US supplied Javelins, being used against Ukrainian troops hunkered down in a forest:

Ukrainian Troops Ambushed with ATGM

I recently took a Trauma Combat Casualty Care course offered by a retired Delta Force operator. Terrific training by Bob Keller. U.S. military forces learned a lot about how to treat combat casualties with massive hemorrhages. Notice the photo below. The Ukrainian casualty is wrapped in a space blanket. That’s good, right? Nope. Before taking this training I assumed that the appropriate way to warm a casualty was to use a space blanket. If a wounded soldier has some major bleeders the first step is to apply a tourniquet. One consequence of a large bleed is hypothermia. Wrapping someone in a space blanket, so I discovered in the class, is like wrapping an ice cube with aluminum foil. It appears that critical piece of treatment protocol has not been taught to the Ukrainians. I wonder if the Russians make the same mistake?

Ukrainian casualty

There is no denying the bravery of the Ukrainian soldiers. But Ukraine cannot sustain losses like this for much longer. They are outnumbered by Russia and, even with Western volunteers being used as replacements, the Ukrainian losses are mounting.

The post The Ukrainians Are In Real Trouble in Bakhmut appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

New Survey Finds Political Polarization Is Eroding Public’s Trust In The Military

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 07:41

Over the last few years, the U.S. Military has been politicized by the left.

This is having the unfortunate effect of eroding the public’s trust in the institution.

Just in the last two years, the military has been struggling to meet recruitment goals and this is one of the main reasons why that is happening.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Political polarization saps confidence in US military, survey says

American confidence in the armed services has dropped sharply over the last five years, and a new study from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute said political polarization in the military is a top contributing factor.

The Reagan National Defense Survey, which was released this week, found that 48% of respondents said they had a great deal of trust and confidence in the military. That’s up slightly from 45% last year but a significant decrease from the 70% of people who answered that way in 2018.

This year’s survey was the first time the group asked respondents why they lacked confidence in the military. Three of the eight options were on the military’s different types of leadership. The most common response was military leadership becoming overly politicized, with 62% of respondents picking it. Over half also palmed the performance and competence of the president, the military’s civilian leadership, uniformed military officers, and the military’s ability to win a potential future war.

There was a strong partisan divide within some of the choices respondents identified as their reason for their lack of confidence in the military. Fifty percent of respondents said the “so-called ‘woke’ practices,” though “there is a sizable partisan disparity on this, with far more Republicans that Democrats blaming ‘wokeness,’” according to the summary of the survey.

This was recently discussed on FOX News. Watch the segment below:

LISTEN: Americans are losing trust in the military according to a new survey released by the Reagan Institute – @VivekGRamaswamy reacts.

"When any institution veers from its main purpose, people trust that institution less. The military is not an exception." pic.twitter.com/wA7511YEaO

— America Reports (@AmericaRpts) December 1, 2022

This is a sad development, but there is still time to change it.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

The post New Survey Finds Political Polarization Is Eroding Public’s Trust In The Military appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Man Wrongfully Convicted of NYC Subway Stabbing in 1990 to be Compensated $18 Million

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 03:21


Johnny Hincapie

A man who was wrongfully convicted of fatally stabbing a tourist at a New York City subway in 1990 will be compensated $18 million.

Johnny Hincapie spent more than 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Hincapie was released from prison in 2015 and his conviction was dismissed in 2017.

According to reports, Hincapie said he was “coerced” into falsely confessing to the fatal stabbing.

Hincapie was sentenced to 25 years-to-life despite the fact that he recanted his confession and exculpatory evidence proved his innocence.

“I have never forgotten the loss his family suffered,” Hincapie said. “I am fortunate that my innocence has finally been acknowledged by my city and my state and I look forward to the next chapter of my life with my family.”

The New York Post reported:

A man who spent more than 25 years in jail for a high-profile subway stabbing before his conviction was tossed out will receive a nearly $18 million settlement from New York City and State.

Johnny Hincapie, 50, was among a group of men accused of stabbing Utah tourist Brian Wattkins, 22, to death in 1990 at the East 53rd Street subway station, but Hincapie said he had been coerced into falsely confessing to the killing.

Watkins and his parents had just returned to Manhattan from the US Open tennis tournament when the gang of armed muggers encircled them.

Hincapie recanted his confession, but was still sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison and ultimately served 25 years, three months, and eight days before he was released when a state judge determined that there was insufficient evidence to keep him behind bars.

Hincapie’s conviction was dismissed in January 2017.

In April 2018, Hincapie sued the city, accusing the police who arrested him of using “unconstitutional tactics to declare ‘case closed’ within twenty-four hours.”

Under the terms of the settlement, the city will pay Hincapie $12.8 million and the state will shell out $4.8 million.

The post Man Wrongfully Convicted of NYC Subway Stabbing in 1990 to be Compensated $18 Million appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

‘Reckless Driver’ Turns Out to be Dog Behind Wheel Who Crashed Into Two Cars in Texas Walmart Parking Lot

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 01:54

A ‘reckless driver’ responsible for crashing into two cars in a Texas Walmart parking lot turned out to be a dog.

According to the Kilgore Police Department one of the victims of the crash “saw the suspect barreling down on him but couldn’t get out of the way.”

“He was shocked to see the driver was a dog!” police said.

“Yep, the pooch was actually behind the wheel when the crash occurred. The investigation revealed the dog was sitting in the unoccupied vehicle waiting on his humans while they shopped. He apparently got little antsy and bounced around the cab setting this truck in motion. The steering column had some prior damage and this pooch must have placed the vehicle in drive. He was also wearing a lease and it’s believed he got that caught on the emergency brake and released it. It doesn’t sound feasible but an eyewitness saw the pooch behind the wheel just before the crash.” police said.

“He certainly has a guilty look on his face.” Kilgore police said in a lighthearted Facebook post.

No one was injured, Fox 4 News reported.

“Officials added that the dog was also wearing a leash, and it’s believed that he got it caught on the emergency brake and released it.” Fox 4 said.

The post ‘Reckless Driver’ Turns Out to be Dog Behind Wheel Who Crashed Into Two Cars in Texas Walmart Parking Lot appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Elon Musk Says Advertisers Are Returning to Twitter

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 01:21

Elon Musk Saturday evening said advertisers are returning to Twitter.

“Just a note to thank advertisers for returning to Twitter,” Elon Musk said without offering any other details.

Just a note to thank advertisers for returning to Twitter

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 4, 2022

Elon Musk last month accused activist groups of “trying to destroy free speech in America” with their pressure tactics to drive advertisers away from Twitter after he took control of the social media company.

Musk said Twitter has seen a “massive drop in revenue.”

Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists.

Extremely messed up! They’re trying to destroy free speech in America.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022

In September General Motors announced a suspension of advertising.

In early November other companies including General Mills, Pfizer, Mondelez and Audi announced suspension of advertising on Twitter.

According to reports, Twitter lost 50 of its top 100 advertisers after Elon Musk took over.

It is unclear which advertisers have returned to the platform.

The post Elon Musk Says Advertisers Are Returning to Twitter appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Mississippi Golfer Bites Off Man’s Nose in Fight Over Game – Nose Still Hasn’t Been Found

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 17:05

Bay St. Louis Mississippi – Mark Wells, 51, of Biloxi bit off another man’s nose during an argument over a game of golf earlier this week.

A brawl between two men in the parking lot of Hollywood Casino resort led to a serious facial injury.

The two men had been arguing all day on the golf course when it escalated to a violent fight in the resort’s parking lot.

Wells took off in his Tesla before police arrived on the scene.

According to police, the nose was never found.

Mark Wells turned himself in on Wednesday and was charged with felony Mayhem.

WXXV 25 reported:

Bay St. Louis Police have arrested a man who allegedly bit the nose off another man he was fighting with.

Police Chief Toby Schwartz said the suspect is 51-year-old Mark Curtis Wells of Biloxi. Wells turned himself in was booked into the Hancock County jail at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday on a $50,000 bond. He paid the 10 percent down and was released shortly after.

Schwartz said officers went to Hollywood Casino on Monday night after receiving a call about an assault in the parking lot.

When officers arrived, they found the victim with a facial injury – his nose had been bitten off. The nose was not found and the victim was taken to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

An investigation showed that Wells and the victim had gotten into an argument while playing golf earlier in the day at Bridges Golf Course, then continued throughout the day among several of the golfers until it spilled into the parking lot.

After allegedly biting the victim, Wells fled in a dark-colored Tesla.

Wells has been charged with mayhem, which carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison.

The post Mississippi Golfer Bites Off Man’s Nose in Fight Over Game – Nose Still Hasn’t Been Found appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Pages