BIDEN CROSSES THE POTOMAC FOR MCAULIFFE… AND RUNS AGAINST TRUMP… NY POST: Who’s running, Joe? Biden says ‘Trump’ 24 times during Va. stump for McAuliffe
President Biden on Tuesday seemed fixated on former President Donald Trump in a Virginia stump speech for Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor.
Biden mentioned Trump by name 24 times during a brisk 17-minute speech in a park near the Pentagon in northern Virginia, attempting to use his predecessor’s legacy to bash Republican Glenn Youngkin, who is tied with McAuliffe in polls in a state Biden won by 10 points just a year ago. […]
“I ran against Donald Trump. Terry is running against an acolyte of Donald Trump,” Biden said, slamming the ex-president and accusing him of inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, as well as for disparaging former secretary of state Colin Powell and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after they died. […]
MORE… BIDEN PRAISES GOVERNOR KNOWN FOR BLACKFACE…
During his remarks in Virginia, Biden also praised outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) — who he called to resign for “racism” in 2019 over a blackface scandal.
“First of all, it goes without saying how much I appreciate your current governor, Ralph Northam. Where’s Ralph? There you are, pal!” Biden said.
AND NOW, SOME INCOHERENT NONSENSE FROM THE PRESIDENT… (VIDEO)
BIDEN LIES… CLAIMS YOUNGKIN WANTS TO ‘BAN BOOKS’… FOX: Biden echoes McAuliffe claim that Youngkin wants to ban books
President Biden echoed a common claim of Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe during an appearance at a McAuliffe campaign event, claiming Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin was seeking to ban certain books.
“Just look how he’s closing his campaign,” Biden said of Younkin during the event Tuesday. “He’s gone from banning a woman’s right to choose to banning books written by a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.”
Biden’s comments come as debate has raged between the two candidates in recent weeks over what role parents should play in deciding what their kids are taught in school, with Youngkin repeatedly hammering McAuliffe for vetoing a bill that would have required that parents be notified when books containing sexually explicit material are introduced to their children.
Toni Morrison’s famous work “Beloved,” which describes scenes of sexual violence and gang rapes, has been placed firmly in at the center of the controversy, causing a parent whose son was assigned the book to successfully lobby Virginia’s GOP controlled legislature in 2016 and 2017 to pass the legislation McAuliffe would eventually veto.
ALLAHPUNDIT: Indies strongly side with Youngkin and GOP when asked if parents or school boards should influence curriculum more
“Asked who should have more of an influence on a school’s curriculum, 49.8% sided with parents compared to 38.8% who said school boards,” Suffolk noted. But it’s worth looking at how the three different groups shook out on that question.
Independents side with Republicans against Democrats. By a lot. A lotlot.
Which means, if Youngkin pulls this off on Tuesday, we should expect parents’ rights and school policy to be major themes for Republicans all next year, right up to the midterms. The GOP’s been hunting for ways to get suburban parents back on their side after so many well educated voters turned blue during the Trump years. Thanks to CRT, the war over mask mandates, and McAuliffe taking a cavalier attitude towards parents’ authority over what their kids should learn, Youngkin may have stumbled onto the secret of how to make the suburbs purplish-red again instead of purplish-blue.
I’ll say this for McAuliffe, though, he’s certainly a man of his party on this issue.
Republicans are +67 in favor of parents. Independents are +25. Democrats are -54. I wonder how many issues across the spectrum in American life see a gap of nearly 80 net points between Dems and indies.
SMALL ARLINGTON CROWD ATTENDS BIDEN EVENT… HILL…
A source familiar with the planning of the event said 2,500 people were in attendance.
AWKWARD MCAULIFFE DANCES NEXT TO BIDEN LIKE HE’S MIMING A SKI SLOPE… (VIDEO)
‘If He Loses It Will Be Seen As A Political Earthquake’: Brit Hume Says Democrat Terry McAuliffe Is ‘A Candidate Running Scared’ (VIDEO)
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Tuesday that if Democrat Terry McAuliffe loses the gubernatorial contest to challenger Glenn Youngkin, “it will be seen as a political earthquake.”
“[McAuliffe] has made up all kinds of wild numbers about the COVID presence in the state of Virginia, in the schools, he’s been slapped down with four Pinocchios from The Washington Post left-leaning fact-checkers. This is a man in trouble and that is why we are seeing all these characters rolling into the campaign for him,” Hume told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” […]
“If he loses, if Terry McAuliffe loses, it will be seen as a political earthquake, and if the Democrats weren’t already worried about what’s gonna happen to them in 2022, they will be terrified if that comes about. Look, the fact that the race is even close at all, and it is very close indeed from the polling and, ought to be terrifying to Democrats that they are on the wrong course and need to change. Doubt they will but that ought to be the message.”
“Consider this, it was only a few short weeks ago that he was complaining that Joe Biden’s unpopularity and his low approval rating was dragging his, that is to say McAuliffe’s campaign down. And tonight, there he is, Biden with him in Virginia. This is a candidate running scared, very scared and with good reason,” Hume said.
DEMS TURN TO DECEIT IN THE HOME STRETCH… JOHN SEXTON: On the fourth try, Washington Post gives Terry McAuliffe four Pinocchios
[W]hat the Post found is that McAuliffe has been intentionally lying about COVID numbers, using weekend numbers in a way that makes it sound like he’s talking about a single day’s cases and then lying about the number of kids in the hospital with COVID. This isn’t just a series of mistakes. McAuliffe is making things up to scare people. Here’s the Post’s conclusion:
…this has happened too many times for McAuliffe’s language to be an accident. He repeatedly mentions a weekend number for cases, but suggests it’s a one-day figure. He offers wildly inflated figures for child hospitalizations, suggesting again that these were daily figures and claiming twice that these many children were in ICUs. Instead, he appears to be citing a figure for all of the children hospitalized with covid-19 in Virginia over the past 19 months — which is still inflated.
FOX: McAuliffe buys ‘fake news’ ads in effort to sway voters, Fox News investigation finds
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe has spent nearly $100,000 advertising “fake news” websites on Facebook during the Virginia gubernatorial campaign, Fox News can reveal.
The Democrat’s advertisements, which have been viewed up to 3.5 million times so far, are hidden on a Facebook page with a similar name to a local news website. The ads link to third-party websites that ostensibly publish local news, but exist to promote Democratic candidates. The websites have been widely described as disinformation and “partisan propaganda.” […]
In a July advertisement, The Download writes about McAuliffe’s views on small business. The ad includes a link to an article published by a third party website called The Virginia Dogwood. […]
The website notes it is owned and operated by Courier Newsroom, which according to the Dogwood, is a “civic media company.” But Courier Newsroom was founded and initially funded by the liberal dark money group ACRONYM. According to the Wall Street Journal, early backers included multibillionaire Democratic donor George Soros, as well as LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and a group of movie producers. Axios reported yesterday that the “newsroom” has since been acquired by influential Democrat Tara McGowan’s “Good Information Project,” which is backed by many of the same investors. […]
Media ethics experts who spoke to Politico, which reported on the existence of Courier Newsroom in 2020, called sites like the Dogwood political tools that are “pouring gasoline on a raging fire of consumer trust and online disinformation.” In a February 2020 editorial for the Washington Post, a correspondent for a fact checking organization said that Courier was creating “hyperlocal partisan propaganda.” OpenSecrets labeled both websites as “fake news.”
REVELATION COMES A DAY AFTER AXIOS CREDULOUSLY REPORTS ON SOROS, HOFFMAN FUNDING LOCAL NEWS OUTLETS… AXIOS: Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation
A new public benefit corporation backed by billionaires Reid Hoffman, George Soros, and others is launching Tuesday to fund new media companies and efforts that tackle disinformation.
Why it matters: Good Information Inc. aims to fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information. As part of its mission, it plans to invest in local news companies.
The group will be led by Tara McGowan, a former Democratic strategist who previously ran a progressive non-profit called ACRONYM.
GLENN GREENWALD: The idea that liberal billionaires like Soros and Hoffman (and Omidyar) are going to save society by using their limitless wealth to police the internet for what *they regard as* disinformation, extremism and hate speech is one of the creepiest and dystopic things I’ve heard.(THREAD)
IN VIRGINIA… ‘Loudoun County Protects Rapists’: Students Stage Walkout In Protest Of Loudoun County’s Alleged Sexual Assault Cover-Up (VIDEO)
Students at a Loudoun County high school staged a walkout in support of recent sexual assault victims.
Broad Run High School, where the walkout took place, is the high school where an alleged attacker was transferred after he was charged with inappropriately touching a female student, Drew Wilder of NBC Washington reported. The teen was initially a student at Stone Bridge High School. A similar walkout took place at Riverside High School, also in the Loudoun County Public School district.
Students could be heard chanting, “Loudoun County protects rapists” and “why was a rapist allowed in our school?” One student said, “this isn’t a political issue, this is a human issue,” according to Wilder.
PARENTS LIGHT UP LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING…
MATT WOLKING: Loudoun dad calmly told the school board to resign tonight and “end the mockery you have brought on this great county” (VIDEO)
MEANWHILE… State School Boards Nix Membership With National Group As House GOP Demands Garland Withdraw Memo To Investigate Parents
State school board associations are distancing themselves from the National School Board Association (NSBA) after it apologized for sending a letter comparing parents’ action to “domestic terrorism” and requesting federal intervention.
Republican lawmakers are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to withdraw his memorandum that upheld the requests of the letter.
The Ohio School Board Association (OSBA) terminated its membership and affiliation with the NSBA on Oct. 25 stating that it was “a direct result” of the national organization’s letter sent to President Joe Biden. The OSBA’s termination was addressed to NSBA CEO Chip Slaven and President Viola Garcia, the duo that published the letter to Biden without the organization’s board approval.
“The [NSBA] letter purported to be sent on behalf of state associations and school board members across the nation,” the OSBA said. “This assertion could not be further from the truth.”
The Ohio association said that it “strongly disagreed with NSBA’s decision to request federal intervention as well as [its] claims of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” The OSBA letter concluded that the NSBA is “out of touch” with “the concerns of local school boards and the principle of local control.”
TEXAS PUSHES BACK ON THE LEFT’S NEVER-ENDING CULTURE WAR… Abbott Signs Bill Banning Biological Boys From Competing On Girls Sports Teams
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation Monday completely banning biological boys from competing on girls sports teams — and vice versa.
The legislation prohibits transgender athletes from playing on public school sports teams that align with their gender identity rather than biological sex. The law will take effect in January and applies to all public schools, including universities.
The state previously prohibited transgender athletes from participating on sports teams that aligned with their gender identity but allowed for exceptions if the student legally changed their birth certificate, according to the Texas Tribune. The new legislation removes that option.
Republican State Rep. Valoree Swanson, who sponsored the bill, said during a committee hearing it’s “very important that we protect everything that women have gained in the last 50 years,” according to the Texas Tribune.
Equality Texas, a statewide political advocacy organization, criticized the new law in a tweet, calling it a form of “discrimination.”
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) panel of vaccine experts voted Tuesday to recommend approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.
The agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted 17-0 with one abstention that, based on the totality of scientific evidence available the benefits of the Pfizer vaccine outweigh the risks for children 5-11 years of age. It will now be up to top FDA leadership to grant approval for the shot, at which point the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its vaccine experts will make an official recommendation on its use.
The scientists, doctors and public health experts who make up VRBPAC debated the risk of kids developing myocarditis from vaccination versus COVID-19 itself, and whether or not tens of millions of children need to be vaccinated even if healthy and at low risk of complications from the virus.
The panel reviewed data which showed that the risk of developing myocarditis from vaccination is lower in kids than the risk of developing it from COVID-19 at current infection rates. However, if infection rates drop to the lowest levels of the pandemic, the risk-reward becomes far more balanced. Still, members of the panel pointed out that myocarditis from vaccination appears to be more common in adolescents than kids aged 5-11, and hospitalizations from COVID-induced myocarditis have been more serious than those caused by vaccination.
Pfizer’s dose for kids aged 5-11 is just one-third the amount of the dose for ages 12 and older, and side effects reported in clinical trials were similar for young children to those reported in other age groups.
SPENDING NEGOTIATIONS GET DIRTY… NBC’S MAIN TWITTER ACCOUNT SUGGESTS KYRSTEN SINEMA IS GIVING BISEXUALS A BAD NAME… @NBCNEWS: Lux Alptraum: Is Arizona’s Sen. Sinema bad for bisexual Americans?
Geraldo Torches Rep. Omar: ‘Maybe The Cops Cannot Do Their Job Because They Burned Down The Precinct’ (VIDEO)
Geraldo Rivera slammed Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Tuesday after a video surfaced of her blaming the police for the rising crime rate in Minneapolis during a town hall meeting.
“What we must also recognize is that the reduction in policing currently in our city and the lawlessness that is happening is due to two things,” Omar said in the video. “One,” she said, “is that the police have chosen not to fulfill their oath of office and to provide the public safety they are owed to the citizens they serve.”
Later, she argued that this failure was “documented” and went on to say that “the Minneapolis Police Department is the most dysfunctional in our state and probably in the country.”
These comments, Geraldo Rivera contended, were an “outrageous spin” as Minneapolis has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime since 2019.
“Maybe the cops can’t do their job,” Geraldo suggested to his co-anchors on Fox News’ ‘The Five’, “because they burned down the precinct.”
CAMERAMAN WHO WORKED FOR CONAN, ABC, CNN BUSTED FOR MATT GAETZ DEATH THREAT… NY POST: Man arrested for threatening Rep. Matt Gaetz
A California man was busted for threatening to kill Rep. Matt Gaetz and shoot his children in a profanity-laced phone message to the Florida congressman’s office, reports said.
Eugene Huelsman was arrested last week in the Los Angeles area for a January call to Gaetz’s office, according to Politico. […]
“Tell [M.G.] to watch his back, tell him to watch his children,” Huelsman said in the call, according to the indictment, which was obtained by Politico. “I’m coming for him, he’s gonna f—king die … I’m gonna f—king kill him.
“Watch your back, I’m coming for you,” he allegedly goes on. “I’m gonna put a bullet in you and I’m gonna put a bullet in one of your f—king kids too.”
Huelsman, of Thousand Oaks, is apparently a longtime camera operator in TV and film, with work including “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” according to Politico. He also did work for ABC and CNN, according to Fox.
Enes Kanter Doubles Down On Criticism Of Nike’s Relationship With China, Challenges LeBron James To Visit The Slave Labor Camps (VIDEO)
Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter has continued to turn up the heat on Nike and China.
Kanter made serious waves on the internet when he released a video ripping Nike’s silence on the horrific oppression carried out by the Chinese dictatorship, and he’s not slowing down.
In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, Kanter challenged Nike founder Phil Knight, LeBron James and Michael Jordan’s brand to “visit these SLAVE labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”
He also tweeted photos of shoes covered in fake blood with the words “SLAVE LABOR” and “HYPOCRITE NIKE.”
NY POST EDITORIAL BOARD: Conspicuously missing in Facebook whistleblower dumps is any hint of worry about left-wing hate and lies
As whistleblowers continue to dump documents revealing internal Facebook discussions about controlling content, one thing is striking: The thousands of pages released so far contain zero signs of staff worries about (or even awareness of) left-wing hate speech and misinformation.
Perhaps we’re only seeing part of the picture. But Facebook staffers’ incessant drive to censor right-wing stories and sites suggests they really are blind to the often-outrageous speech from outlets on the other side of the spectrum. […]
Last year, the Times claimed the Trump administration was ignoring Russia paying bounties to the Taliban for attacking US troops. That turned out to be false — but wasn’t reported as such until after Joe Biden used it in his campaign.
Heck, the entire Russia-collusion narrative has proven utterly false, the concoction of the Clinton campaign and Trump-hating government insiders. But CNN, the Times and the (other) Post ruthlessly fanned the hysteria, regularly recounting unverified rumors.