Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions
We say: The former MSNBC and ESPN commentator made this snarky remark in response to former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines tweeting about defining “woman.”
Twitter users added context to Olbermann’s post: “Riley Gaines was a very successful swimmer ending her College ‘Wildcat’ career as one of the most decorated swimmers in the program’s history.”
Gaines, who objected to being forced to compete against trans swimmer Lia Thomas, was also her conference’s 2022 Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
But Gaines herself said it best, telling the failed talking head, “Ah, makes sense now why you got fired from ESPN.”
“Many older white conservatives, after all, feel threatened by multiethnic younger generations that largely reject their most fundamental values about faith, gender and patriotism. Ramaswamy is part of this menacing cohort, and he’s telling Republicans that their suspicions about it are correct.”
— New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg, Monday
We say: Goldberg is usually a gold mine of silly statements, but this is one of her funniest yet.
Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is advising his fellow Republicans that young people of color reject their ideas?
He’s living proof she’s wrong.
The 38-year-old son of Indian immigrants has focused his campaign on his opposition to wokeness and love of American values.
“Lightning struck my house. We had to be out of that house for about seven months while it was repaired because so much damage was done to the house and half the house almost collapsed.”
We say: The prez is still comparing his small fire that didn’t extend past the kitchen to the devastation in Maui, where wildfires killed more than 100 and basically destroyed an entire town.
No, Joe, not everything has to be about you.
But the president has been embellishing — or simply fabricating — stories meant to make him sympathetic his entire career.
“I was shocked to learn that members of this community are forced to identify themselves as white. . . . It is offensive to them and does a disservice to policymakers’ abilities to serve these communities.”
— State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Monday
We say: No one is forced to ID as “white” if he or she doesn’t want to.
The people of Middle Eastern and North African heritage Gianaris claims his bill (forcing the state to disaggregate data on those categories) would help come in a variety of hues.
How they choose to racially identify is up to them, not bigots like Gianaris.
Would the Queens progressive make a similar remark about members of an ethnic community “forced to identify themselves” as “black”?
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