In Today’s Issue 💬
- Mainstream journalists continue to dox conservatives, now Libs of TikTok
- Ron DeSantis moves to terminate Disney's self-government status
- Some headlines to keep you in the loop
Mainstream journalists continue to dox conservatives, now Libs of TikTok
What is Libs of TikTok? You probably know the page if you’re on social media a lot. They find radically progressive content and repost it. For exposing progressive ideology and being influential (850,000 followers on Twitter), they’ve been called racist, bigoted, and all of the other buzzwords by the mainstream media.
The doxxing: According to veteran journalist Glenn Greenwald, journalists are supposed to challenge power and authority—not attack private citizens. In this case, NYT journalist Taylor Lorenz hunted down the owner of Libs of TikTok, visited her home, and published her address in the Washington Post. The owner of Libs of TikTok and Tucker Carlson both said that the doxxing was an intimidation campaign designed to shut the page down.
The trend of journalists attacking ordinary people: During Canada’s freedom convoy, donor information was hacked and released online. Journalists from the Washington Post started contacting them and reporting on them. Journalists exposed those present and peaceful at the Jan 6 protest, costing them their jobs. A year ago, a Utah reporter tracked down a paramedic who donated $10 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense.
Ron DeSantis moves to terminate Disney's self-government status
Why do we talk about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis so often? He’s been a trailblazer, pushing the boundaries of how Republicans can fight back and use electable positions to help constituents. If it seems like there’s a noteworthy story about him weekly or even daily, it’s because there is.
Disney’s self-government status: In 1986, Disney received self-government status. This means they oversee zoning, developing infrastructure, writing building codes, oversee policing, providing fire protection, and more for their 25,000+ acres of land. They are their government and aren’t beholden to state regulations besides taxes to a certain extent.
DeSantis moves against Disney’s status: In recent months, Disney's CEO has overstepped his position in Florida’s politics. He publicly denounced DeSantis’s popular “Don’t Say Gay/Anti-Grooming” bill and launched efforts against Republicans in the state. In response, DeSantis is expanding a special session this week to discuss Disney’s status.
"What I would say as a matter of principle is I don’t support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power," DeSantis said last month.
Disney’s child predation problem: It’s been reported that over the past decade, Disney has had a serious child predator problem and has even gone as far as attempting to cover up crimes. Moves to change the policing arrangement in Disney could put an end to this.
🔥 In Other News
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🏥 Illinois is expanding its health care coverage to cover illegal immigrants aged 55 through 64. Read more.
😷 The Biden administration disagrees with the federal judge that shut down the public mask mandate and will likely appeal the ruling. Read more.
🥼 Biden administration wants to rescind Trump’s “conscience rule” that allowed doctors, nurses, medical students, pharmacists, and other health workers to refuse to provide abortions and other procedures that they objected to. Read more.
🗳 A group of Georgia voters is trying to prevent Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for reelection to Congress because of her role on Jan 6. A judge just ruled that they can proceed. Read more.
🎾 Russians are banned from Wimbledon and will not be allowed to compete in the tennis tournament this year. Read more.
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