Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines tolerance, in part, as “sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own” and “the act of allowing something.” In today’s digital world, one tends to hear “tolerance” thrown around. And typically, it is a liberal that is suggesting that all people should be tolerant. Everyone should show tolerance. And unfortunately, it is often Conservatives that are accused of intolerance. Day in, and day out. All conservatives, lumped into one “basket of deplorables.” It is true that on the fringe far right (although I would not necessarily even consider them on the right) you have nazi-following disillusioned groups. In know way shape or form should there be “tolerance” for them. Especially when they pursue violence.
As another National Football League (NFL) season nears a beginning, so again begins the employee’s of NFL Team Owner’s sideline theatrics. Kneeling during the National Anthem, disrespecting the United States Military, both active duty, retired, and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, and those that risk their lives domestically and abroad every day for our freedom, under the guise of “social injustice.”
There is no doubt that is recent days, weeks, months and even a year or more, you have been hammered with the term “fake news.” Conservatives use the term to describe pretty much anything “main stream media.”
Probably the most recognizable stories to come out of this week is the removal of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ “InfoWars” outlets on Facebook, Apple and YouTube. Twitter has said that his Twitter account would remain, at least for now. CNN supposedly did an “investigative” report on Alex Jones’ InfoWars posts on twitter, and of those posts “investigated” by CNN, according to a spokesperson for Twitter, “seven were found to have violated Twitter’s rules.” CNN further states, “CNN’s investigation found that InfoWars’ and Jones’ Twitter accounts had published content that degraded groups of people on the basis of their religion and gender identity, engaged in the harassment of individuals, glorified violence, and promoted conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings.”
I decided today that I would take a look at CNN.com. I came across a video in which Anderson Cooper was “interviewing” a guest (an American conservative man, Mr. Paris Dennard) about the “tweet” that was made about Don Lemon and Lebron James. At one point in the video, shortly after matter-of-factly-declaring that the response on “Twitter” was, “That’s the response of a 12-year-old”, Cooper not-so-under-his-breath and very condescendingly tells the Mr. Dennard, that “apparently he can’t break publicly from him, or you will get in trouble I guess …” Seriously CNN? You pretend, and keep peddling that you are not biased? That you employ non-biased journalists? This video complete and utterly destroys that narrative.