On January 19, during one of its raids in the Occupied West Bank, the Israeli military arrested a Palestinian journalist, Abdul Muhsen Shalaldeh, near the town of Al-Khalil (Hebron). This is just the latest of a staggering number of violations against Palestinian journalists, and against freedom of expression.
A few days earlier, the head of the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS), Naser Abu Baker, shared some tragic numbers during a press conference in Ramallah. "Fifty-five reporters have been killed, either by Israeli fire or bombardment since 2000," he said. Hundreds more were wounded, arrested or detained. Although shocking, much of this reality is censored in mainstream media.
The murder by Israeli occupation soldiers of veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11, was an exception, partly due to the global influence of her employer, Al Jazeera Network. Still, Israel and its allies labored to hide the news, resorting to the usual tactic of smearing those who defy the Israeli narrative.
Hunter Biden is making a bold move by asking the Federal Government and the Delaware Attorney General to go after individuals who shared personal information from his laptop.
According to the letter sent by his lawyer to the Justice Department, Hunter Biden is targeting close allies of former President Donald Trump, including John Paul Mac Isaac (the laptop repair store owner), Rudy Giuliani, his attorney Robert Costello, Steve Bannon, Garrett Ziegler, Jack Maxey, and Yaacov Apelbaum.
Robert Costello, a lawyer for both Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon, told CBS News the letters to the Justice Department and Delaware were a "frivolous legal complaint trying to intimidate."
The news of Hunter Biden’s request has sparked a heated debate between political factions on either side of the aisle. While some view the move as a necessary step to protect his privacy and the right to information, others view it as a political ploy to silence his detractors.
It’s still unclear at this point whether there will ever be a complete reckoning with all the misinformation, disinformation and outright lies that were spread by authorities in government, media and the corporate sector about COVID and vaccines during the pandemic. But one mea culpa DID recently appear in Newsweek, penned by Texas MD/Ph.D student Kevin Bass, who explained at length how lives were lost and confidence in institutions undermined by the knowing spread of false information and defamation of anyone who contradicted the COVID narrative.
In the videos, Rogers is seen discussing gender with the young viewers of his show. “Boys are boys from the beginning, girls are girls right from the start. Everybody’s fancy, Everybody’s fine. Your body’s fancy and so is mine.” he says.
The message is a stark contrast to the current progressive view on gender identity, which is becoming increasingly mainstream. In recent years, the media and Hollywood have done their best to normalize transgenderism and the idea that a person’s gender is malleable.