The journalists at TIME Magazine announced their annual person of the year award, and the 2018 winners are, well, other journalists.
“The Guardians—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo—are TIME’s Person of the Year 2018,” the magazine announced in a Tweet.
— TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2018
TIME, speaking on behalf of the rest of the media, dubbed these morons as “heroes” – the “guardians of the truth” in a time where there is a “war on truth.” How’s that for melodrama? These people really believe that they are superheroes.
As discussed by truthful media outlets – and buried by non-truthful ones – Khashoggi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, during his youth, and even while writing for the Washington Post still had “many friends among the Muslim Brotherhood.” Far from being a hero, Khashoggi was mixed up with a rough and tumble crowd. After his murder, Americans are expected by the press to get down on bended knee and mourn this guy’s loss? No.
The political left does not even care about Khashoggi or Saudi Arabian human rights abuses. If they did, they would have addressed them after 19 Saudi nationals hijacked four planes on 9/11 and used them to kill nearly 3,000 Americans. The left is simply using Khashoggi as a political pawn in an attempt to build a case that President Donald J. Trump poses some sort of threat for rightfully calling journalists liars when they lie about him.
As for the other Persons of the Year:
Maria Ressa is a Filipina journalist who was charged with tax evasion after negative coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly drug war. These two items may or may not be related, but TIME is assuming (for the sake of optics) that they are. That is what the leftwing press would normally call a “conspiracy theory.”
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are journalists from Myanmar who were jailed after exposing the killing of ten Muslims at the hands of the military. They were honestly pursuing the truth when they were jailed by an oppressive regime. Sadly, their unjust conviction will be overshadowed by the press’ political motivations for keeping Khashoggi in the press.
Five employees of the Capital Post Gazette were killed by 39-year-old Jarrod Ramos, a man with a years-long grudge against the paper, when he burst into their office with a shotgun intent on inflicting maximum damage. This is what an actual attack on the press looks like.
TIME’s willful conflation of speculation and fact (like in the case of Ressa vs. the case of the journalists from Myanmar) its moral equivocation of those killed in their roles as journalists and those who weren’t (like the Post Gazette staff vs. Khashoggi) all in the name of creating a narrative that the press is under attack, is the perfect metaphor for journalism in 2018.
At least TIME got that right.
New York Times Claims Churches are ‘Major Source’ of COVID-19 Infections…Despite Accounting for Only 0.02% of Cases
This is a war on Christianity.
The New York Times published an article on Wednesday that claimed, “Churches Were Eager to Reopen, Now They Are a Major Source of Coronavirus Infections.”
“More than 650 coronavirus cases have been linked to nearly 40 churches and religious events across the United States since the beginning of the pandemic,” the Times claims, “with many of them erupting over the last month as Americans resumed their pre-pandemic activities.”
Reason Magazine performed an analysis of the claims made by the Times and found they were complete bunk. Only 0.02% of cases have come from churches, an infinitesimal percentage, but the fake news targets churches while giving a pass to leftists who are rioting and looting nationwide.
“The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the United States is now 3.1 million, meaning the church-related cases identified by the Times account for 0.02 percent of the total. On the face of it, that does not seem like “a major source of coronavirus infections.” And there are something like 385,000 churches in the U.S., so the ones tied to COVID-19 infections represent around 0.01 percent of Christian congregations,” Reason Magazine wrote.
Reason Magazine noted that the article from the Times is bigoted against Christianity and serves as propaganda against religious worship. The Times claims that COVID-19 “has struck churches that reopened cautiously with face masks and social distancing in the pews, as well as some that defied lockdowns and refused to heed new limits on numbers of worshipers.”
“The issue is whether churches can reopen with an acceptable level of risk by following the same guidelines that apply to other settings where people gather for extended periods of time. By implying that precautions don’t really matter, the Times is sending a dangerous message to Americans, many of whom are already weary of social distancing rules and disinclined to wear masks,” Reason Magazine wrote.
Big League Politics has reported on how Christian pastors have been charged with crimes for holding services during COVID-19 mass hysteria:
Another Christian pastor is being charged with crimes for holding church services during the coronavirus lockdown.
Mark Anthony Spell, a Central, La. pastor, is receiving six misdemeanor charges for disobeying Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency shutdown edicts after he held church services this past weekend.
“Over the last two weeks I have worked with the sheriff, state police, the state fire marshal, Reverend Tony Perkins, and others to address this matter outside of legal action. Mr. Spell made his intentions to continue to violate the law clear. Instead of showing the strength and resilience of our community during this difficult time, Mr. Spell has chosen to embarrass us for his own self-promotion,” said Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran, who issued the misdemeanor summons to Spell.
“Mr. Spell will have his day in court where he will be held responsible for his reckless and irresponsible decisions that endangered the health of his congregation and our community. This is not an issue over religious liberty, and it’s not about politics. We are facing a public health crisis and expect our community’s leaders to set a positive example and follow the law,” he added.
Spell has allegedly convened six unlawful church services at his Life Tabernacle Church hosting more individuals at his worship proceedings than what is allowed by the state. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore said Spell is receiving a misdemeanor count for every time he allegedly violated the edict. They will not charge everyone who gathered unlawfully at the church but will attempt to make an example of Spell because “encouraged others to violate” the law.
The Left has used COVID-19 to punish Christians, as they exploit the crisis to punish hurt enemies and gain illicit control.
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