Encouraging articles written over the past few weeks, part two

The left has started to turn upon itself

The Washington Post slams Biden for granting immunity to Saudi Prince over killing of columnist

The Daily Wire outlines the infighting that has begun between members of the ruling left. I would act like I think that the quibbling is cute; however, I am really hoping for a cat fight.

The Washington Post slammed President Joe Biden in a statement Friday for shielding Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from a lawsuit on Thursday over his involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, one of the newspaper’s columnists.

The Biden administration said Thursday evening that MBS’ status holding a high office “allows immunity” in response to a lawsuit filed by Khashoggi’s fiancée and by the rights group he founded, Democracy for the Arab World Now.

“In granting legal immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Biden is failing to uphold America’s most cherished values,” Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, said in a statement. “He is granting a license to kill to one of the world’s most egregious human-rights abusers who is responsible for the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.”

“While legitimate heads of government should be protected against frivolous lawsuits, the Saudis’ decision to make MBS prime minister was a cynical, calculated effort to manipulate the law and shield him from accountability,” Ryan added. “By going along with this scheme, President Biden is turning his back on fundamental principles of press freedom and equality. The American people-and those wronged by MBS in Saudi Arabia and around the world-deserve better.”

(Read more at Daily Wire)

When addressing a president who won’t speak up for people being welded into buildings now, why does the Washington Post focus on Khashoggi?

First off, let us remember that the Washington Post has done nothing but support Biden.

Further, this saber rattling after the midterms constitutes nothing but gas-baggery, bloviation, and verbal flatulence.

If you ask how I can make such assertions, please consider:

At least one judge does not believe in separate levels of justice for liberals and conservatives

Judge turns down former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s effort to quash a subpoena

The Epoch Times reports on the failed legal maneuvers of Jen “Red Riding Hood” Psaki.

A U.S. judge in Virginia has turned down the bid by former White House press secretary Jen Psaki to quash a subpoena ahead of her scheduled deposition in a case dealing with Big Tech censorship.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis declined to rule in favor of Psaki, who was President Joe Biden’s press secretary until May, during a hearing in Alexandria on Nov. 18.

Davis instead transferred the motion to quash back to the same judge who ruled that Psaki must sit for a deposition.

That judge, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, has already rejected government efforts to quash subpoenas for several officials U.S. lawyers claim are high-ranking and thus should not be deposed, including U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Doughty, a Trump appointee, has said the need for the depositions outweigh any inconvenience because evidence indicates the government colluded with Big Tech firms to censor users, raising concerns of constitutional violations.

Psaki had argued, with the government’s backing, that she should not be deposed because she lacks information about the censorship despite speaking about it during press conferences. Psaki’s lawyers also said she’d need to invest several days in preparing for the deposition.

Psaki was allowed to file a separate opposition in Virginia because she lives in the state and would be deposed there.

Davis, though, said it makes no sense for him to wade into the questions of whether Psaki’s testimony is relevant when the judge in Louisiana is more familiar with the case.

He also said Psaki failed to show how sitting for a deposition in her home state would be an undue burden. In fact, he said that if Psaki has little information to contribute, as she alleges, it shouldn’t be much of a burden at all.

“How much time does it take to prepare a witness for deposition when she doesn’t really have anything to say?” Davis said.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

While this might not be the rule throughout the swamp, it encourages me to see it here

Admittedly, you cannot say liberals have it as hard as conservatives when a a protester in the George Floyd riots only gets 15 months in jail for fire-bombing an occupied police car while 6 January 2021 protesters get sentences ranging from 28 months to 63 months for charges ranging from parading to obstruction.


4 thoughts on “Encouraging articles written over the past few weeks, part two

  1. I’d like to pause for a moment — and while agreeing with both you and the Washington Post about what a low character Biden is in nearly every situation and in every decade since his birth, these news editors who send Jewish reporters out to cover news stories about Islamists are more often than not sending them to their death …, so my question is, where is the Post’s outrage about that? And by the way, did anyone begin hearing alarm bells when the “media” published the murdered Saudi reporter’s “investigative journalism?” If they heard the alarm bells, as common sense might have facilitated even for a media editor, did they provide any cover for the threatened journo?

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    1. You make some good points.

      Therefore, a few more points come to mind. It seems that almost all foreign powers take advantage of presidents who showed weakness in any way (like showing that they feared to break up a tenuous alliance). Remember, it was with Bush’s multi-nation alliance (including Pakistan) where the Wall Street Journal‘s Daniel Pearl was murdered.

      Likewise, it was under Obama that we experienced a number of jihadist attacks across America. Thence, I would suggest that the aura of the current occupant of the Oval Office would not deter an attack on members of his regime.


    2. Mustang,
      That is a point. Why send Jewish reporters into such an environment when surely these major papers have access to journalists of numerous stripes?

      In response to your point on “if they hear the alarm bells,” when I first heard of how Khashoggi dug into issues in the kingdom, I thought he surely must have had a death wish.


  2. Good post. I appreciate the first one explaining how Jamal Khashoggi is pro-Muslim Brotherhood. From the way leftists fawn over him you would think he’s pro-Democracy or something. But he’s not. Good point of the leftist hypocrisies with Jamal Khashoggi in light of their take on Chinese human rights record

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