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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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Dr Birx proves that no amount of gushing compliments can compensate for even a little bit of honesty with Trump: op-ed

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One of President Trump's top infectious disease experts, Dr. Deborah Birx, is known for avoiding Trump's wrath, but that changed when she recently decided to speak frankly on the growing spread of coronavirus across the country. While Trump walked back his public criticism of her, the dust shows that no amount of "gushing compliments or massaging statistics can compensate for even a little bit of honesty with this man," the Washington Post's Molly Roberts writes.

While Birx appeared to be in control of the facts when she first emerged as a figure on the coronavirus task force, she soon became someone Democrats couldn't trust.

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‘Malignant’ GOP voters will keep backing ‘dumber and angrier’ candidates no matter what happens in November: Conservative

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Even if the Republican Party suffers crippling losses in November's election, that won't solve the problem of the "malignant Republican voter."

President Donald Trump's conservative opponents have been publicly debating whether the GOP deserves to survive, but The Week columnist Damon Linker says reducing the party to cinders and ash won't root out the party's rotten core.

"The head of the party is a corrupt and malicious imbecile," Linker wrote. "Republicans in Congress are a mix of Trump enablers, obstructionist-demagogues out to maximize the wealth of their donors, know-nothing conspiracist loons, and a few reformers experimenting with the most politically palatable way to blend nationalism with socialism. All of them are primarily motivated by the drive toward self-promotion within the right-wing media complex. And when we move further down the Republican hierarchy to the state and local level, things only get worse."

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‘Survival of organized human society’ at risk: New campaign rallies progressives to vote Trump out

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"As progressives and leftists, we are not going to minimize our disagreements with Joe Biden. But we're also clear-eyed about where things stand. We have a moral responsibility to defeat Trump."

With the goal of boosting progressive voter turnout in swing states that could play a decisive role in November, advocacy group RootsAction.org on Wednesday launched a grassroots campaign aiming to prevent another disastrous four years of President Donald Trump's "war on truth, on decency, on our planet, and on working people."

Organizers of the new "Vote Trump Out" initiative argue that while progressives have major substantive differences with Joe Biden on a number of key issues, "supporting the Democratic nominee in swing states is the only means we have to defeat Trump."

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