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Fox News makes outrageous accusation about Noam Chomsky

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After decades of being virtually ignored by the mainstream, Noam Chomsky is getting his due—sort of. According to a May 17 Fox News op-ed, the prolific author and lifelong activist is largely to blame when leftist protests turn violent.

In an op-ed titled “Liberals (and the media) are finally getting the violence they wanted,” Dan Gainor, a vice-president of the politically conservative Media Research Center, references Chomsky’s Understanding Power (2002) in the first line of his assertion.

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“Liberal commentator Noam Chomsky once wrote, ‘people with power understand exactly one thing: violence,'” Gainor writes. “His alt-left supporters must have been paying attention.”

“As a result,” explains Gainor, “the liberal cold war against the right has escalated from demonization to intimidation, harassment and violence, with Trump administration officials and members of Congress as prime targets.”

However, Chomsky was referring to a possibility of the U.S. reassessing its policies toward Israeli-occupied territories, “just as you can see the Israeli leadership reassessing them—because violence isn’t working anymore,” Chomsky continued in the book.

With regards to resistance, Chomsky has repeatedly condemned violent protests of any kind.

“The argument that resistance to the war should remain strictly nonviolent seems to me overwhelming,” Chomsky stated at the height of the Vietnam War.

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“As a tactic, violence is absurd,” Chomsky added. “No one can compete with the government in violence, and the resort to violence, which will surely fail, will simply frighten and alienate some who can be reached, and will further encourage the ideologists and administrators of forceful repression.”


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McConnell’s rules only permit senators to drink water or milk during Senate trial: report

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Rules proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will prevent senators from having a Coke and a smile while attending the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) told journalist Matt Laslo that senators will only be allowed to drink water or milk during the trial.

Scott did not explain the reasoning behind the rule.

Sen. Rick Scott tells me the rules only allow senators to drink water and milk on the Senate floor during the impeachment trial

— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) January 21, 2020

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Rick Wilson: GOP senators will be ‘drowning in public anger’ after they aid Trump’s coverup

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Conservative political strategist Rick Wilson had some harsh words for Republicans in the Senate as they prepare to act as purportedly impartial jurors at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Writing on Twitter, Wilson predicted that Republicans would dutifully toe the line for the president who has been accused of violating his oath of office by trying to shake down the Ukrainian government to launch investigations into his political opponents.

"You're going to moo and walk into the chute like cattle, terrified of Trump and Mitch," Wilson said.

However, Wilson warned that the real day of judgement would come for Republicans in November and he said it was likely that even more damning evidence against the president would emerge after his acquittal.

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These 10 senators might break party ranks on Senate impeachment trial votes

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has gotten all 53 Republican senators to back his rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but there are a few fence-sitters who could complicate his acquittal schemes.

McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will spend the trial trying win support from a handful of moderate or vulnerable Republicans, but the likelihood of Trump's conviction and removal remains vanishingly low, reported Politico.

“Different people are in different political situations and different parts of the country come to it with different predispositions,” said Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-SD). “You have to try and balance all of that. It’s all about the majority. It’s all about 51. It’s about how we get 51?”

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