Joe Biden’s Secret Hobbies: Shooting Down Chinese Balloons and Conservative Newspapers - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Joe Biden’s Secret Hobbies: Shooting Down Chinese Balloons and Conservative Newspapers
President Joe Biden (White House)

It will come as a surprise to no one: The Left hates The American Spectator. A surprise to all: The Left has created a corrupt corporate conglomerate, both public and private, to secretly defund this magazine and other conservative websites.

Luckily, there are still free journalists left both here and out there. Gabe Kaminsky’s Washington Examiner exclusive is an extremely serious matter and we should be asking the State Department every minute how many Americans gave them permission to blow their money on the Global Disinformation Index, which seeks to end free speech in the media. Moreover, there is something that the common contemporary idiot does not seem to understand: Today, it is the conservative media, but tomorrow it may be the progressive media.

I have paid special attention to the lysergic commentary that the GDI dedicates to The American Spectator. I’ll overlook the fact that it seems to have been written by a blindfolded monkey that was fed ayahuasca for 12 months before sitting down to type. That they infringe on my freedom bothers me, but what really irritates me is that they don’t know how to write.

In any case, always committed to the woke cause, I want to cooperate with the GDI by adding a few points to their commentary on this magazine. They wrote, “In content published by The American Spectator, bias, sensationalism, and divisive and targeting language were prevalent.” Agreed. “Bias”: I have all the bias in the world against a project like GDI funded by the sinister George Soros. “Sensationalism”: Seriously? This comes from the people who been engaged in a daily war against a supposed climate apocalypse since 1980. “Divisive and targeting language were prevalent”: Of course, as a journalist, I seek to tell the truth to readers, so I spend much of my time separating idiots and non-idiots. “While fact-based ledes and well-measured headlines were rare”: This is not true. Usually, when I write “nasty progressive censors,” 99 percent of the time, I mean “nasty progressive censors.”

“On the contrary, most of the assessed articles on this domain negatively targeted a group or individual in their title or opening sentences”: Of course, what do they expect? For us to talk about how beautiful Italian Renaissance painting is in order to tell you how Joe Biden is sinking the country economically? I wonder how we should then exercise our job as a counterweight to the government without making negative comments against the government. Mmmm… Maybe with irony, how about this: “Joe Biden is the most enlightened mind in the history of American politics,” “His son Hunter Biden is a teetotaler,” “Antony Blinken did not know that the GDI he funds was an instrument of censorship against conservative media, he thought it was an NGO to end malaria worldwide.” GDI, I look forward to your positive assessment of my efforts.

“Frequent hyperbole”: Yes, hyperbole is a precious literary device. “Generalizations further supported the establishment of adversarial narratives”: Hey, let’s get this straight. The GDI is annoyed that we criticize politicians with names and surnames, but also that we generalize about them? Maybe they would be happier if we filled the whole magazine with pictures of kittens. “The site also provides little transparency around its operations”: That’s right, we learned that much from the GDI. “In particular its policies on sources and attribution and its editorial guidelines”: That’s grand, the only people who haven’t figured out that The American Spectator has a conservative editorial approach are these so-called experts whose only job is to devour donations and read the damn paper every day.

In short, this makes me angry because it constitutes serious disrespect toward my readers, but, on the other hand, I think that maybe it’s not such a bad thing for conservatives. Maybe some clueless voters who still believe the myth that there is a moderate Left will come to understand that the Left is always totalitarian. It is not enough for them to win elections, they need to annihilate, ruin, and expel from public life, one by one, all those who do not think like them. That and none other is the sole objective of the zombie in the White House.

This scandal also teaches us that Ronald Reagan’s once-famous words have today become a sad prophecy: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

You don’t remember, son, but there was a time when no secret censors were stealing $200 in funding from you for every hyperbole in an article about the government.

Translated by Joel Dalmau. 

Itxu Díaz
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Itxu Díaz is a Spanish journalist, political satirist, and author. He has written 10 books on topics as diverse as politics, music, and smart appliances. He is a contributor to The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, National Review, American Conservative, and Diario Las Américas in the United States, as well as a columnist at several Spanish magazines and newspapers. He was also an adviser to the Ministry for Education, Culture, and Sports in Spain.
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