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“I lived through this period in Ireland when there was fear of an island-wide civil war – which never actually happened – at the start of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the fear of civil war didn’t stop people from stepping back..[and saying] ‘oh we’d better be careful here (laughs) and not go there’. It went in the other direction, which is that for people inclined to violence…it gives the excuse then to say that we’d better start moving first. We better take the violent action before they get us and you get this kind of horrific circular logic where people who are in fact aggressors can see themselves as defenders. They can say that ‘we’re just taking action now to prevent the annihilation that’s coming from the other side’.

“We need to be very careful about talking about civil war and I think for America we need to be talking about what’s happening right now which is the issue of impunity. If you want to tackle the threats…you really have to start with the fact that there’s been an attempted coup, that there are a lot of court cases, a lot of minor people  perhaps being prosecuted but so far no real sense that it’s being called out for what it is, being seen as a crisis, an insurrection, which demands a response which actually criminalises that behaviour.”

Fintan O’Toole on the US January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot.


Previously: We Don’t Know Ourselves

Last night/this morning.

Three CNN employees were fired for going to a company office without being vaccinated.

The memo was obtained by The Associated Press after its contents were first tweeted by CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy. CNN offered no details on the firings, or where the employees were based.

Firm but fair.

CNN Fires Three Employees For Coming To Work Unvaccinated (NPR)


CNN host Michael Smerconish asked his viewers if Americans should shun other Americans who haven’t been vaccinated.

7,241 of them responded.

73% of them said yes.

Shun RUN!

Earlier: On Your Marks, Get Set, Inject

This morning/afternoon.

Via the Irish Times:

Responding to the outpouring on social media, O’Sullivan said on Twitter that he was “overwhelmed by all the love from Ireland tonight”.

When asked about his experience on RTÉ’s Today programme on Thursday, O’Sullivan said it had been “surreal beyond belief”.

“Imagine rioters swinging from the chandelier in Dáil Éireann,” he said.

The Cahirciveen man said he was fortunate not to have encountered any aggression from the protesters, but he knew of some colleagues who had been in “difficult situations” during the unrest.

Irish journalist Donie O’Sullivan trends amid US Capitol unrest (Irish Times)

Earlier: ‘Orderly Transition’

Ivanka Trump Blasts Viral Cnn Don Lemon Segment (Newsweek)


Hillary Clinton

RTÉ bias?


The latest Wikileaks email release reveals reporters, editors and contributors not just advocating for Hillary Clinton but apparently colluding with the campaign.

Emails show Univision Chairman Haim Saban urging the Clinton campaign to hit Donald Trump harder over immigration, the New York Times giving the campaign veto power over which interview quotes could be used in a profile of the candidate, the Boston Globe trying to time a Clinton opinion piece to do the most good in New Hampshire and CNBC’s John Harwood urging Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to watch out for then-GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carson.

The documents also show Democratic National Committee official and CNN contributor Donna Brazile tipping off the Clinton campaign to a potentially difficult CNN town-hall question on capital punishment during the Democratic Party primary season.

Mainstream media outlets are often accused of siding with Democratic Party candidates and policies, but evidence of active collaboration takes the concern to a new level.

There you go now.

The Podesta Emails (Wikileaks)

Emails show Hillary has the media in her pocket (NewYorkPost)

Wikileaks Releases Another 1,193 Emails From John Podesta In Fourth Data Dump (Zero Hedge)

Clinton Email Scandal: Hillary’s Hypocrisy And Media’s Bias Revealed (IBD)

Meanwhile: WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Confidantes Mock Evangelicals and Conservative Catholics in Podesta Emails (Christian Post)





WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Is Privately Against Gays & Gay Marriage (Regated)






Ah here.

More as they leak it.