Brit Hume @brithume

From the article: “What is astonishing is that the media has refused to see what should be one of the biggest stories in decades. The Obama administration targeted the campaign of the opposing party based on false evidence.”

More willful blindness on a part of the main stream media by the Obama administration. Thehill.com

Mike Pompeo @SecPompeo

The United States’ policy is crystal clear: The South China Sea is not China’s maritime empire. If Beijing violates international law and free nations do nothing, history shows the CCP will simply take more territory. China Sea disputes must be resolved through international law.

China

Breaking: WASHINGTON—The U.S. is equipping and positioning its forces across Asia for a possible confrontation with China, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday in remarks outlining the military component of @POTUS administration’s hardening stance.

New York Times Editor Quits Amid Claims of Bullying and ‘New McCarthyism’ – Your AMAC Daily News

New York Times op-ed writer and editor Bari Weiss has quit the so-called “paper of record,” alleging in a resignation letter that she was bullied for expressing conservative viewpoints—the very reason she said she was brought on board in the first place.

“I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives, and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home,” Weiss wrote in a letter to the newspaper’s publisher Arthur G. Sulzberger.

She said she was hired three years ago amid a bout of soul-searching at the paper after its “failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election” and an apparent conclusion on the part of the publication’s leadership that the New York Times had missed the mark on what drove people in parts of America.

The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming,” she wrote, calling the opportunity to work towards that goal an honor. Yet in due course, she became increasingly disillusioned, arguing that a “new McCarthyism” had taken hold at the paper, forcing journalists to conform to an ideological “orthodoxy,” with the Twitter mob serving as “its ultimate editor.”

She claimed the paper came to view “truth” not as “a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.”

“I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative,” she wrote.

Weiss claimed she was subjected to “constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views,” alleging that fellow journalists at the New York Times would call her “a Nazi and a racist.”

“There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge,” Weiss wrote, adding, “I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.”

Further, she said her experience was not unique.

“The truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times. Why edit something challenging to our readers, or write something bold only to go through the numbing process of making it ideologically kosher, when we can assure ourselves of job security (and clicks) by publishing our 4000th op-ed arguing that Donald Trump is a unique danger to the country and the world? And so self-censorship has become the norm,” she wrote.

Her letter sparked a flurry of reactions on social media.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a human rights activist and fellow at the Hoover Institute, wrote in a tweet: “The New York Times was once a great paper. Not anymore. It is now held hostage by a small group of censorship terrorists. Yesterday they hounded out James Bennet and today it is Bari Weiss who must leave. Who is next?”

The Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog with a focus on reporting liberal media bias, wrote in a tweet: “The @nytimes has proven that their paper does not seek the truth. @bariweiss’ resignation is just the beginning of the downfall of the New York Times.”

The New York Times did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Reprinted with Permission from – Epoch Times by – Rom Ozimek

Joe Biden Endorses Abortion ‘Under Any Circumstance’ In Statement After SCOTUS Ruling

 

In a statement praising the Supreme Court for striking down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his support for abortion “under any circumstance,” staking out an extreme position on the issue.

Biden, once a self-proclaimed “pro-life Democrat” stood by his personal opposition to abortion as recently as the 2012 presidential election, when he explained, in a debate against then-Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, that he was “personally opposed” to the procedure but felt he had no reason to prevent women from exercising “choice.”  STAND FOR LIFE — Pro life news.

The Democrats have become the party of death, even after a child is borne.  My values would never allow me to vote for death.  Life is precious, and the silent scream of abortion should be stopped for good,  Pray for the end of abortion.  #ProLife, #Bablieslivesmatter.

 

 

Iran Nuclear Facility

Another explosion in an Iranian nuclear facility, this time at Natanz hardened fuel enrichment plant. The Iranians reported of a minor malfunction however there are reports of a much bigger damage.     @BeholdIsrael – Amir Tsarfati reports    
It is always curious to me when damage happens at an Iranian Nuclear facility.  Could Israel be taking care of things in a covert way?  If so, more power to them.  Iran’s capacity to make nukes must never happen.  End of the world anyone?  Just my thoughts.  I support Israel!!

Beijing Threatens Retaliation for US Plans to Sanction Officials Who Erode Hong Kong’s Freedoms

Beijing on July 1 defended its controversial national security law for Hong Kong and slammed the United States for its potential sanctions against Chinese officials.

Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office—Beijing’s top agency for handling those territories’ policies—said at a press conference that countries that wanted to sanction Chinese officials were thinking in “the logic of robbers.”

The U.S. Statement Department announced last week that it will impose visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials involved in eroding Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Twitter that the visa restrictions will also target CCP officials behind the national security law.
                   Taken in  part from Epoch Times  —  Frank Fang

U.S. fighter jets intercept 4 Russian military planes near Alaska

U.S. fighter jets intercepted four Russian military planes flying off the Alaskan coast Saturday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

F-22 fighter jets intercepted four Russian Tu-142 planes flying 65 nautical miles south of the Alaskan Aleutian islands Saturday, NORAD said. The Russian military planes remained in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone for eight hours without entering United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

NORAD’s interception Saturday is the second time this week that Russian planes entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, The Hill reported.

Cotton Statement on China Imposing National Security Law on Hong Kong

China is not our friend and we can thank numerous past Presidents and Congress who enabled China for years.  President Trump is right to be hard on the communist regime.  From crackdowns in Hong Kong, to silence and denial on the Wuhan virus and constant harassment of  Christians in China which include confiscation of private property and imprisonment.  Human rights is a joke.  We need a tough policy on China.  Below is a tweet from Sen. Tom Cotton, he is one of the good guys!

Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after China passed a national security law for Hong Kong:

“Xi Jinping and his Communist thugs must face severe consequences for crushing Hong Kong’s freedoms. The House of Representatives should pass the Hong Kong Autonomy Act to impose punishing sanctions on Chinese Communist Party officials. The administration should consider all options at its disposal to deny Beijing the benefits of Hong Kong’s special financial and economic status. We cannot ignore China’s draconian actions.”