Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PCG's Reliance on Breitbart News

So as part of her presidential campaign recently Clinton made a speech condemning Trump's connections to the alt-right and she condemned his connections with Stephen Bannon, the editor of Breitbart News.

Among other things it has since emerged that this editor was once charged with domestic violence against his ex-wife in 1996.
The Santa Monica, Calif., police report says that Bannon’s then-wife claimed he pulled at her neck and wrist during an altercation over their finances, and an officer reported witnessing red marks on her neck and wrist to bolster her account. Bannon also reportedly smashed the phone when she tried to call the police. ... the case ended when Bannon's ex-wife did not appear in court, ... 
Bannon, through a spokeswoman, said he was never interviewed by the police about the incident. Bannon pleaded "not guilty" to the allegations and was represented by a local criminal defense attorney during the proceedings. (Hadas Gold and John Bresnahan, Trump campaign CEO once charged in domestic violence case, PoliticoAugust 25, 2016.)
It has also been reported that his ex-wife mentioned him as privately expressing anti-Semitic hostility against Jews.
In a sworn court declaration following their divorce, Piccard said her ex-husband had objected to sending their twin daughters to an elite Los Angeles academy because he “didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews”. 
“He said he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be ‘whiney brats,’” Piccard said in a 2007 court filing. [A spokeswoman for Bannon has denied this assertion.] ... 
Bannon’s remarks about Jews followed other comments that caught Piccard’s attention when they were visiting private schools in 2000. 
At one school, she said, he asked the director why there were so many Hanukkah books in the library. At another school, he asked Piccard if it bothered her that the school used to be in a temple. 
“I said, ‘No,’ and asked why he asked,” Piccard said. “He did not respond.” 
Piccard said Bannon wanted the girls to attend a Catholic school. 
In 2007, when the girls were accepted at Archer, he told Piccard he objected because of the number of Jews in attendance. (Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon denies antisemitic remarks. Associated Press, as quoted in The Guardian, August 27, 2016.)
I wondered if PCG has been reading this media outlet. Let's take a look.

As it turned out PCG's writers have cited this media outlet in twenty articles since 2006. This includes articles by Gerald Flurry, Stephen Flurry, Robert Morley, Joel Hilliker, Anthony Chibarirwe and Sam Livingston. One July 2, 2014 article even mentions Bannon conducting an interview. PCG's writers have never criticized this media outlet. It seems clear that PCG's leaders trust Breitbart Media.

PCG first mentioned this media outlet while condemning a decision by Presbyterians to use gender neutral language to describe the Holy Trinity. Considering PCG does not even believe in the Trinity anyway why would they object to how a doctrine they do not follow is described?
According to,
A panel that worked on the issue since 2000 said the classical language for the trinity should still be used, but added that Presbyterians also should seek “fresh ways to speak of the mystery of the triune God” to “expand the church’s vocabulary of praise and wonder.” 
One reason is that language limited to the Father and Son “has been used to support the idea that God is male and that men are superior to women,” the panel said. (Presbyterians Gender-Neutralize “Trinity”, June 22, 2006.)
Breitbart is mentioned in discussing a drought in Australia.
And in Australia, the problem is not much better. The island continent is in the midst of its “third-worst drought in the country’s history. The so-called Big Dry is affecting the eastern states of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, as well as South Australia and the southern island of Tasmania” (, July 24). Australia is already a dry nation; and it is growing drier by the year. (Heat and Drought Plague the West, August 2, 2006.)
Breitbart is mentioned in discussing German banks leaving Iran because of various sanctioned imposed on Iran over its nuclear power program. reported the Financial Times Deutschland as saying “that European financial institutions feared losing out on lucrative business with the United States if they remained active in Iran, after U.S. officials threatened the banks’ boards with consequences.” (Iran Warns German Banks: If You Leave, Don’t Come Back, August 23, 2007.)
Breitbart is cited to vilify Obama's supporters as being overly devoted to him. Consideirng that PCG insists that their leader is "That Prophet" and the only man through whom their "god" operates among humanity it seems strange that such people should think they can stop people from being too fanatical.
James Taranto printed this collection of news items about people fainting at Obama’s campaign rallies, and Breitbart TV has this clip telling the same story. (Stephen Flurry, The Weekend Web, February 17, 2008.)
Breitbart is cited in discussing the Vatican's disapproval of a certain policy by the Obama Administration.
The Vatican is already on President Obama’s case for his liberal policies. Breitbart reports,
A senior Vatican official on Saturday attacked U.S. President Barack Obama for “arrogance” for overturning a ban on state funding for family-planning groups that carry out or facilitate abortions overseas. (Joel Hilliker, The Weekend Web, January 25, 2009.)
Here PCG scare mongers that the dollar is falling.
Breitbart reports that the dollar hit a new all-time low against the Swiss Franc Tuesday. Earlier this month the dollar hit all-time lows against gold. Today it also hit a 35-year low against coffee. In fact, the dollar has been cascading against virtually all commodities over the past decade and has even been plunging against other paper currencies—down 6.5 percent against a basket of currencies so far this year. (Geithner Vows to Defend Strong Dollar, April 26, 2011.)
At this point PCG stopped citing this media source until January 2014. Then it is mentioned in an article bemoaning the lack of work for Americans.
Making the numbers even weaker was the fact that, as Breitbart’s Mike Flynn observed, well over half—40,000—of the 74,000 jobs added to the economy in December were in temporary employment. (Anthony Chibarirwe, Where Are the Jobs?, January 27, 2014.)
PCG's Stephen Flurry cited an interview Senator Cruz had with this media outlet discussing immigration.
“It is a direct consequence of the president’s illegal actions. The parents think, ‘If I send my child [to the U.S.], my child will have amnesty.’ That’s what the president of the U.S. has said. It is the exact opposite of a humane approach to immigration or to securing our borders” (Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to Breitbart, June 6). (Stephen Flurry, Illegal Immigration and the Transformation of America, The Trumpet Daily, June 11, 2014.)
Sam Livingston cited an interview the executive chairman of the media outlet had made while discussing the immigration situation.
The border crisis is leaving gaps in security, allowing illegals, specifically gang affiliates trafficking drugs, to sneak into the United States. Hector Garza is the spokesman for the Laredo Border Patrol Union. Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon asked Garza in an interview:
Are you saying that because the brave men and women of the Border Patrol are being overwhelmed and taken off their post to attend to the children and teenagers who are coming across the border, that the bad guys, the drug runners, the cartels, the criminals, are able to slip in?
Garza’s reply: “That is correct, sir.” 
Isn’t that the duty of the Border Patrol, to keep these sorts of people out? Garza estimates that “at least 70 percent of our Border Patrol manpower is not patrolling the border” (ibid). (Sam Livingston, Should Border Patrol Agents Be Trained to Change Diapers?, July 2, 2014.)
PCG's Robert Morley cited this media outlet while discussing menacing threats from a militia leader during the Cliven Bundy crisis.
Scott Shaw, co-founder of the Oklahoma Volunteer Militia, which boasts 50,000 members, said they were armed with AK-47s, AR-15s, sniper rifles and other military surplus hardware. He told Breitbart News they were prepared to use deadly force if necessary. (Robert Morley, Outlaws, July 2014.)
Senator Cruz's interview with this media outlet is mentioned again in PCG's recruitment magazine portraying illegal immigration as being used by President Obama to change the demography of the nation. What xenophobic paranoia.
A June 9 Washington Times editorial identified the bigger picture of what this ongoing, solvable-yet-escalating immigration crisis means for the nation as a whole: “The children’s surge is another consequence of the president making good on his vow to ‘fundamentally transform’ America.” 
“It is a direct consequence of the president’s illegal actions,” Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, told Breitbart. “The parents think, If I send my child [to the U.S.], my child will have amnesty” (June 6). (Stephen Flurry, Borderline Breakdown, September 2014.)
Morley cited this media outlet while making an Islamophobic outburst against participants of an anti-extremism meeting that President Obama attended.
President Obama said the conference would build upon his strategy of “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States.” Problem is that many of these local partners are the extremists. Here is how Breitbart described the Boston delegation of Muslim leaders: ... [Quoting a Breitbart article:]" (Robert Morley, Fables About Islam and Destroying America From Within, March 6, 2015.) 
Morley mentioned this media outlet while condemning the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
President Barack Obama is set to push through a new trade deal with Asia. It is called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Will this increase or decrease the trade deficit? Will this increase or decrease prosperity for America? The president’s own party is against it. The unions say it will reduce jobs. Many Republicans say they are for it, yet as Breitbart reported, only two senators out of 54 have read the deal. Remember Sen. Nancy Pelosi’s “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it”? Now Republicans are saying the same thing. (Strong Dollar Pounding Economy as Trade Deficit Soars Says Former White House Adviser, May 22, 2015.)
 This media outlet is cited again while scare mongering about illegal immigrants.
While illegal immigrants account for only 3.5 percent of the U.S. population, they represented almost 37 percent of federal sentences, according to U.S. Sentencing Commission data obtained by Breitbart News. (SocietyWatch, September 2015.)
PCG's leader, Gerald Flurry, cited this media outlet while scare mongering about Iran.
Recent reports also indicate that Iran has established itself in Eritrea. A January 27 Breitbart News report said Egyptian intelligence has found a secret Iranian base built “at the port of Assab in Eritrea on the Red Sea.” (Gerald Flurry, Germany's Secret Strategy to Destroy Iran, Part 1, 2015.)
Stephen Flurry cited this media outlet while denouncing the resignation of the University of Missouri's President after protests by Black Lives Matter activists.
These University of Missouri activists, from Concerned Student 1950, won a major victory, as Breitbart noted it its article “How Cop Killer-Quoting Activists ‘Inspired by #BlackLivesMatter’ Forced University of Missouri President Out.” ... Breitbart said the protesters’ “big victory was shutting down the homecoming parade as stunned onlookers—including many small children—were forced to watch the megaphone-wielding activists scream at the crowd about slavery while blocking now-ex-president Wolfe’s car. At the end, they all [chanted Shakur’s words].” (Stephen Flurry, University of Missouri: Where Racism Merges With Violent Youth Culture, November 13, 2015.)
Robert Morley did so as well.
As Breitbart News wrote on November 9, “Given the hydra of hysterical campus activism that … is springing up across the nation, it’s hard to know where it will end.” But you can know where it will end. The Bible says where it will end. (Robert Morley, Race Riots Coming to a College Campus Near You, November 20, 2015.)
This quote was used for PCG's recruitment magazine.
Wolfe’s resignation marks a major victory for the activists, and the media attention it attracted has spread the frenzy to other universities. “Given the hydra of hysterical campus activism that … is springing up across the nation,” Breitbart News wrote on November 9, “it’s hard to know where it will end.” (SocietyWatch, January 2016.)
PCG's leader Gerald Flurry then used this quote which was first cited by Morley. Morley receives no credit for this.
Breitbart News wrote on November 9, “Given the hydra of hysterical campus activism that … is springing up across the nation, it’s hard to know where it will end.” But you can know where it will end. The Bible tells us where it will end. (Gerald Flurry, The Deadly Path of Higher Education, February 2016.)
This media outlet is cited while discussing the refugee crisis in Germany.
“The Incredible Shrinking Merkel: Sunday’s Elections Could Be the Starting Pistol for Merkel’s Would-be Successors” was one of Breitbart’s headlines after the vote. (Watch Germany!, May-June 2016.)
This media outlet is cited in an article discussing the upcoming local elections in Palestine.
There is another reason to believe the elections will go ahead relatively unhindered. Hamas has said it intends to run technocratic representatives in the elections, rather than its hard-liners. “Hamas already said they wouldn’t run independently, but coalesce with technocrats and local leaders,” commented a worried senior Fatah member to Breitbart News. “[T]hat was always their way to package their merchandise—people can vote for Hamas policies without thinking they’re voting for Hamas.” 
He continued (emphasis added):
They’re experts at it, and they’ve done it with great success in the previous round of local elections when they won virtually every big city, and only after the coup in Gaza the PA disbanded the West Bank municipalities ruled by Hamas. THESE ELECTIONS WILL BE HAMAS’S TICKET BACK TO THE WEST BANK, UNDER THE CLOAK OF LOCAL LISTS THAT WILL IN FACT USHER IN HAMAS’S RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. (Brent Nagtegaal, The Coming Arab Takeover of East Jerusalem, August 18, 2016.)
And so it is quite evident that PCG's leaders trust this media outlet and have cited this source to their readers. In the ten years they have quoted them they have never had even one bad word to say about them.

1 comment:

  1. Please, in a couple sentences, can you explain to me what you believe?