A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
Chloe Cole, the brilliant de-transitioner suing the medical facilities who disfigured her, recently posted this interesting image:
If journalists truly cared about “trans kids,” they would follow the money.
The solicitor general of Colorado confirms—they forced Masterpiece Cakeshop baker Jack Phillips to go to re-education camp over his refusal to violate his Christian convictions and celebrate a same-sex wedding:
"We just want to be left alone"
"We just want the same rights as everyone else"
"Bake the cake, bigot"
"Write the speech, bigot"
"Go to the reeducation camp, bigot" https://t.co/c7PAqUq4cK
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) December 5, 2022
We knew this was coming. Fortunately, the balance on the Supreme Court means that we may see another decision in favor of religious liberty.
In a shockingly personal but knock-down, drag-out fight, Douglas Murray and Matt Taibbi faced off with Malcolm Gladwell and Michelle Goldberg in a Munk Debate on whether the mainstream media should be trusted. Murray was in fine form—I don’t think I’ve ever seen a debate performance that reminded me so much of Christopher Hitchens. Murray and Taibbi won the debate hands down—and by the largest margin in the history of the Munk Debates. While Goldberg did her level best (and I was sympathetic to some of her points), Gladwell came off as a hack—and the perfect example of why people don’t trust the mainstream media. Instead of making arguments, he insisted on insinuating, time and again, that Taibbi longed for a time when media was more trusted because that was when the media was more white. Subtext: Taibbi is kind of a racist. It was gross, and the media saw through it.
The debate is well worth watching—you can view it here. It was both informative and entertaining.
Makes ya think, doesn’t it?
A question I would love at least *one* progressive journalist to ask: Why might major corporations decline to pay maternity leave or costs associated with giving birth, but happily fund abortions?https://t.co/yUoyFmXmrq
— Jonathon Van Maren (@JVanMaren) December 6, 2022