The Morning Brew: Yes to MLK, No to CRT. Boo to DirecTV.

By Al Perrotta Published on January 17, 2022

Happy Monday!

Congratulations to long-suffering Cincinnati Bengals fans! For the first time in 31 years, the Bengals have won a playoff game. That’s six years longer than quarterback Joe Burrows has been alive. And one year more than we’ve been able to send text messages.

Today’s Brew is for all sports fans who’ve had to learn to be patient. Very patient.

Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day!

You remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. He’s that Christian preacher who held the “racist” idea that we should judge people by their character, not the color of their skin. Or at least that’s what the CRT-lovers will tell you.

Dr. King won. America bought his Dream and passed it down. A new generation was coming along for whom judging people on skin color was a foreign concept. How wicked are those snatching away Dr. King’s victory from those kids!

Imagine telling some teen that he has to be suspicious of some friend he’s been hanging with since pre-school simply because the friend is white? Imagine wanting to ask out some girl of a different race, but being petrified that somehow that’s now “wrong,” that you are just another racist white male trying to have his way with a girl of color as you have for centuries. (Meanwhile, the girl’s wondering why the cute guy who seemed interested has suddenly gone cold.) And on and on.

God have mercy on the racism peddlers.

Virginia’s New Governor Targets CRT, Citing MLK

But on this Dr. King Day perhaps we can celebrate a new embrace of his dream. In his very first act as Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin got to work ridding state schools of the racist, Marxist CRT ideology. The goal, says Youngkin, is to “ban critical race theory and political agendas from our classrooms.” To help his effort along, he’s named to top education positions opponents of “radical” CRT.

His second act? To empower parents to have more say in the education of their children.

On Fox News Sunday, Younkin defended his actions, promising Virginia schools will teach history “good and bad” not hate.

“[We] don’t know where we are going until we know where we came from,” he said, “But to teach them one group is advantaged and the other disadvantaged because of the color of skin, cuts everything we know to be true. Martin Luther King’s words, we must ‘judge one another by the content of our character and not the color of our skin’ [is the] founding principle of the executive order.”

Once again, dare we say, Virginia is for Lovers … not Dividers.

The Takeover of Colleyville Synagogue: Rabbi “Thankful and Filled With Appreciation”

Prayers of an anxious nation were answered Saturday night when all hostages held by a terrorist at a Colleyville, TX, synagogue were freed unharmed. Yes, Malik Faisal Akram can be called a terrorist. Joe Biden himself called it an “act of terror” Sunday.

But you can forget about Biden dubbing this Islamic terrorism. Even if this Muslim terrorist was trying to free a Pakistani terrorist by terrorizing Jews. Said Biden, “I don’t think there is sufficient information to know about why he targeted that synagogue … why he was using anti-Semitic & anti-Israeli comments.”

Of course, the only “terrorists” who draw Biden’s attention are parents and people in MAGA hats.

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Meanwhile, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Congregation Beth Israel, who’d been held for 10 hours, took to Facebook Sunday to say he was “thankful and filled with appreciation.”

 

Biden’s War on “Misinformation” = Targeting His Political Opponents

Last week, an irate Joe Biden called on Big Tech and “media companies” to crack down harder on “misinformation.” “It has to stop!” he declared.

As we’ve known since Big Tech censored the Hunter Biden laptop story, “misinformation” is defined as “anything that’ll hurt Biden or the Left’s political ambitions or agenda on any given day.”

Big Tech and fellow activists heard the call and got busy. Look at some of what’s happened since Biden issued his decree:

DirecTV Dumps OANN

The AT&T owned DirecTV announced it was dumping the conservative news network OANN. They say the decision is the result of a “routine internal review.” However, activist groups claimed credit for pressuring AT&T to dump OANN. Oddly enough, no talk of dumping the news channel that’s lost up to 90% of its viewing audience in 2021, CNN.

Mike Lindell’s Bank Moves Against Him and His Charities

Certainly it’s a coincidence that at the same time DirecTV is dumping OANN, one of the network’s biggest financial supporters/advertisers is also getting targeted. My Pillow’s Mike Lindell revealed that Minnesota Bank and Trust, which holds many of Lindell’s business and charity accounts, is canceling his accounts.

Why? Because they don’t want to be associated with “someone who could be in the news.” Lindell played a recording on Steve Bannon’s War Room of a call with a bank executive.

Said the executive:

“Not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came and said, ‘Do you know what? We are going to subpoena all of his account records, and this and that.’ And then all of a sudden we make the news. So it’s more of a reputation risk.”

What cowards. They got pressure from outside groups, and after making a mint off Lindell, they caved.

Let’s assess just how insane things are: Dozens of bank branches in Minnesota were destroyed in the George Floyd riots. Joe Biden’s campaign and Kamala Harris bailed out the rioters. But be a vocal critic of Joe Biden and the 2020 election, and your Minnesota bank will kick you to the curb.

YouTube Boots Off Dan Bongino

Less than a day after Biden’s decree, YouTube “temporarily suspended” Dan Bongino and demonetized his channel. Why? Because of what they call “COVID-19 misinformation.” During his podcast Bongino called masks “useless.”

Bongino’s response? He reminded YouTube that he’s an investor in the YouTube rival Rumble, and that he has twice as many followers there than he does on YouTube. Bongino also vowed that the minute his week-long suspension is over he would “immediately post content (on YouTube) questioning why masks have been totally ineffective at stopping this pandemic.”

Alec Baldwin Finally Turns Over His Cellphone One Month After Subpoena

Alec Baldwin finally surrendered his cellphone a full month after it had been subpoenaed by authorities investigating his fatal shooting on the set of Rust. (Think you could get away with that?)

Baldwin is a method actor. In this case, he’s acting like a guy with something to hide.

Record-Shattering Transgender Swimmer: “I’m Like Jackie Robison”

When a biological male Lia Thomas competes against female swimmers, shattering records nearly every single race, what I immediately think is “Yeah, there goes another Jackie Robinson.” According to a University of Pennyslvania teammate, that’s exactly the comparison Thomas makes. “She said she is like the Jackie Robinson of trans sports.”

Sure. If Jackie Robinson had put on a little skirt and broke into the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. I tell ya, League of Their Own sure would have been a lot different movie.

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