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Of course this had to break immediately after I wrote a scathing post about CNN's lack of a response:

“Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” a CNN spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

CNN had nothing to say about Hill's vile comments calling for violent resistance and the elimination of the Jewish state.

 

Mollie Hemingway points out the gross hypocrisy of CNN:

There are now multiple calls from Jewish groups and others for CNN to fire Marc Lamont Hill for using a Hamas rallying cry in a speech at the UN, but as of this writing, the network hasn't even addressed his controversial comments.

Hill, meanwhile, is arguing on Twitter that it is "ABSURD and illogical" to suggest that there is anything untoward about his use of the terrorist phrase “from the river to the sea.”

David Harsanyi at the Federalist pushed back on Hill's lame explanation.

No one uses this phrase accidentally — certainly not in this context. Certainly not someone smart enough to be considered one of the nation’s leading intellectuals.

It has nothing to do, as Hill laughably contends, with the emergence of a multi-ethnic liberal democratic state. Rather, it is about pushing Jews into the sea.

You’d think this kind of bigoted rhetoric would be highly upsetting to CNN’s sensitive journalists, who are able to ferret out anti-Semitic dog whistles, sometimes real and often imagined, all over the place.

Indeed they do. Read the whole piece for examples.

We're not allowed to criticize left-wing sugar-daddy George Soros without being called anti-Semitic white supremacists, but one of their own can belch out a terrorist war cry calling for the destruction of the Jewish state -- and it's crickets.

National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Brazil today meeting with President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

The one-hour meeting was held at Bolsonaro's home behind closed doors, and "there will be no room for journalists," the U.S. embassy in Brazil reportedly stated.

The main issue on the table according to Brazilian news outlets was Venezuela and strategies to "combat human rights violations committed by the socialist regime of Maduro." Also thought to be on the agenda was the terrorist drug trafficking and money laundering activities plaguing "the triple border" region of Brazil, located along the junction of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil.

As I noted in my post yesterday about Bolsonaro's son's visit to Washington, D.C., this week, thanks to a Politico investigation last year, we now know that the Obama administration allowed Hezbollah to build a criminal empire in South America in exchange for the Iran nuclear deal:

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities. ... But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way ...

One Obama-era Treasury official, Katherine Bauer, in little-noticed written testimony presented last February to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, acknowledged that “under the Obama administration … these [Hezbollah-related] investigations were tamped down for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.”

This was another huge Obama scandal that the MSM neglected to cover adequately. If a Project Cassandra 2.0 is in the works, I suspect that sometime down the road we'll start hearing heart-wrenching tales of woe detailing anti-Muslim oppression in the triple-border area coming from the pro-Iran [Ben Rhodes] echo-chamber. And the media will be all over it.

It's official: We're all racists!

It's not that I disagree with Max Boot on virtually everything -- although I do. It's that Boot has revealed himself to be an intellectually dishonest opportunist.

Which is a real shame, since he used to have some interesting takes. Now he's a punchline.