If there is one job I would absolutely not want to have, it would be Editor in Charge Of Making Sure We Don’t Get Sued at Newsmax — assuming that such a post exists. You know that somebody is there watching the daily goings on and attempting to assess legal liability. It must be a big job. There may be more than one person doing it, as a matter of fact. And I would expect high turnover in the position. It’s got to high stress combined with combat duty.

From time to time Newsmax actually draws a line in the sand. It briefly muzzled Mike Lindell when he kept going on about the stolen election nonsense and Newsmax emphatically did not want to get sued by Dominion that week. And then there was the famed Emerald Robinson debacle, wherein she got canned as an anchor for saying that COVID-19 vaccine contained “a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked.” And who’s doing the tracking? Satan? The Illuminati? Both?

Today’s latest to hit the skids is Lara Logan, who got too weird for Fox and now she’s gotten too weird for Newsmax. Here’s what that looks like.

The Daily Beast goes on to report that the clip you saw above went on, and where it went was into some strange territory indeed, although maybe not so strange as it might have been considered at one time, considering how anti-Semitism is merely accepted these days.

Logan spoke of “blood libel” which is a theory similar to Pizzagate and Hillary, that Jews are drinking the blood of Christian children and of course, this is all in preparation for the End Times, what else?

Saying this all “ends badly for some,” Logan said that people of all faiths have told her “this is a spiritual battle” before evoking her own Christian faith, noting that she believes that “the fallen angel, otherwise known as Satan, doesn’t get to prevail in the world.” She also brought up the “End Times,” adding that “if you fight for God, God will fight for people.”

After framing the issue of immigration in apocalyptic Biblical terms, Logan sure seemed to accuse so-called globalists of blood libel, which is a longstanding antisemitic canard used to persecute Jewish people. Recently, the myth has become a pillar of the crazed QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims a Satanic cabal of pedophiles that drink the blood of children is secretly running the world.

“God believes in sovereignty, a national identity, of the sanctity of family and all the things that we’ve lived with from the beginning of time,” she proclaimed. “And he knows that the open border is Satan’s way of taking control of the world through all of these are people who are stooges and his servants.”

Logan added: “And they may think that they’re going to become gods; that’s what they tell us. You know [Yuval] Harari and all the rest of them at the World Economic Forum? You know, the ones who want us eating insects, cockroaches and that, while they dine on the blood of children? Those are the people, right? They’re not gonna win!”

Man, am I glad to hear that. My tastes run more to Godiva chocolates and fine wine than insects and the blood of children.

Apparently, this is the bridge too far, to go flaming QAnon on the air. One can allude, hint, wink and nudge but outright affirmation is apparently the no no.

Logan was a reputable reporter at CBS at one point in her life. She then drank whatever kool-aide the QAnons were serving and now she can’t even keep a gig at Newsmax. I suppose she can go over to Lindell TV and work with Emerald Robinson. Or, maybe she can run for governor of a purple state, ala Kari Lake.

Since her departure from Fox, Logan has become increasingly associated with the QAnon community, appearing on various shows hosted by QAnon influencers and moderating “election integrity forums” for state-level candidates who’ve dabbled in the conspiracy theory.

Furthermore, she’s been openly peddling antisemitic tropes in recent months, such as claiming Darwinism is a plot from “the Rothschilds,” sharing an article that argued that Jewish people are behind “a one world government,” and insisting that people flocked to the United States in the 18th century because they were “escaping the reach of the Rothschilds and, you know, the central bankers of today.”

I don’t know what it is with the normalization of anti-Semitism these days, but we are there. Charlie Sykes’ newsletter today goes on to say how anti-Semistim is “normalized by the right” “not with a bang but with a shrug.”

The ADL has been warning about Trump’s dalliance with anti-Semitism for years. After Trump tweeted out an image of Hillary Clinton and a Star of David in 2016, the ADL sounded the alarm:

We’ve been troubled by the anti-Semites and racists during this political season, and we’ve seen a number of so-called Trump supporters peddling some of the worst stereotypes all through this year. And it’s been concerning that [Donald Trump] hasn’t spoken out forcefully against these people. It is outrageous to think that the candidate is sourcing material from some of the worst elements in our society.

As we know, Republican voters — and the GOP establishment — brushed off the anti-Semitic imagery, and Trump went on to win the presidency. The alt-right blended into the GOP mainstream. In 2017, in Charlottesville after tiki torch carrying thugs chanted “Jews will not replace us”, Trump praised what he called “very fine people on both sides.”

Politico’s Jonathan Lemire put Trump’s latest threat in context:

This tweet comes at a moment where bias incidents and hate crimes, anti-Semitic incidents are already skyrocketing, they have been on the rise in recent years, and it feels like we know the president has inspired the violence of January 6th, called for supporters to be violent other times, related to the Mar-a-Lago case, sending out warnings, and threats to the FBI, and the fear here is this could be interpreted by his followers as a moment to potentially commit violence against Jews, and that is deeply worrisome…

Trump’s outburst also came amid Kanye West’s ongoing anti-Semitic meltdown.

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Meanwhile in Pennsylvania, the GOP nominee continues to send out anti-Semitic signals, which is hardly surprising, given Mastriano’s track record.

Democrats have highlighted Mastriano’s ties to white supremacists and antisemites – in particular Gab, the social media platform that serves as a haven for the far-right – in hopes of swaying independent voters. Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba is the co-author of the just-published book “Christian Nationalism: A Biblical Guide to Taking Dominion and Discipling Nations” that has recently been among Amazon’s best-sellers.

It goes on, but those are the highlights. Evidently, Trump is drawing the line at the evangelicals, who love his support of Israel because it dove tails with their End Times theories, and likewise, Trump is upset that the American Jews don’t think he’s so wonderful. He apparently thought that that was a baked in result when he relocated the embassy back in the day.

Kanye, as you may recall from just yesterday, doubled down on his anti-Semitic remarks, telling Chris Cuomo on TV that he was being victimized by a “Jewish underground media mafia.”

And what do you hear from Republican leadership — a term we use out of force of habit, not because such a thing exists? Same thing you’re going to hear from them. Crickets.

This is the new normal, we forget which version. Maybe 3.0, maybe a higher number.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I know armchair psychology is fraught with mistaken conclusions. However, I don’t think there’s much mystery into how Logan devolved. She was once a helluva journalist, risking life and limb with forays into places few reporters feared to go. She reported some incredible things the world needed to know.

    Given that it’s no surprise she was on the front lines of the uprising known as Arab Spring. Things were particularly out of control in Egypt and Logan characteristically was right there interacting with the crowds. Sadly, she didn’t have enough people with her to protect her and was grabbed by the crowd, then viciously gang-raped. I can’t begin to imagine the physical and psychological trauma she suffered that night. Whatever help she sought to recover psychologically either wasn’t enough or flat out didn’t work. I’m only guessing but she seemed to be back trying to work faster than I thought would be the case. Maybe someday she would have been okay to get out there again, but (again I’m speculating) she didn’t give herself time to heal.

    As a result she began spiraling downward. It’s been a sad sight to behold. But I’d be willing to bet it traces back to that awful night, and her trying to “tough it out” and get back to work before she should have. And, if anything her bosses at CBS suggesting she take more time and get more therapy got her back up. For someone who’d displayed so much bravery I can see how she’d take that as an insult. And ignore all manner of good advice, even from people she once trusted the most to take her time and do more healing. And perhaps even shift her focus as a reporter to not head into such dangerous settings.

    Anyway, I think people who marvel at what a nut-job she’s become forget what happened to her. But if she refuses help there’s not much anyone can do.

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  2. I am beyond sad to hear of Lara Logan’s fall from grace! She used to be my idol, a fellow sexual assault survivor who rocked her world by speaking out about being raped in 2011 by an Egyptian mob. She was an international reporter for a major news service and was on the job when the assault occurred. I hope she didn’t go downhill after all that media coverage of the attack. Trauma has a way of coming back to kick you in the butt. She is still a hero of mine. Sad to hear she’s lost her level head. 🥲

  3. I am praying for the writer of this article. He obviously isn’t a Christian. All this talk about blood libel is ridiculous. It’s about abortion and those who foster the murder of innocent children.

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    • And YOU are the arbiter of who and who is not a Christian? I was raised as a person of faith. What did my church, its pastor (and pastors from other churches – in addition to being an athlete I could sing and visited many different ones) teach? They emphasized what Jesus himself and his disciples taught as put down in the New Testament. Jesus taught that we should be considerate of others. Helpful. To welcome the stranger. To help the poor and the sick. That accumulation of wealth via monetary standards wasn’t godly. Wealth to him was in spirituality and following his teachings. And a key them was that “faith without works” meant nothing when it came to entering the kingdom of heaven. IOW talk is cheap. You and others can bray through your megachurch bullhorns about how much you love Jesus, but how closely do you PRACTICE what he PREACHED?

      As for abortion, point out to me (chapter and verse) where Jesus or his disciples said anything at all about it. It was commonly practiced in his time and even today Jewish law says it’s required when the life of the mother is at risk. IOW a fetus is not a child until it is born! So again, point out to me where Jesus or his disciples condemn, or even criticize abortion! Scour your bible. YOU GOT NOTHING!

  4. Maybe Ms Logan should go back and reread her Bible a little more closely. The “God” that she talks about as believing in “sovereignty, a national identity, of the sanctity of family and all the things that we’ve lived with from the beginning of time” is also the same one who designated the JEWS as HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE. Also, it’s worth noting she needs to remember that Jesus was born a Jew, raised as a Jew and, most importantly, DIED AS A JEW. Jesus’s disciples were originally seen as a Jewish sect and the Last Supper is believed by LEGITIMATE Biblical scholars to have been a Passover Seder (even though only the bread and wine are specifically mentioned, the fact remains that Jesus and his posse entered Jerusalem during Passover and as duly observant Jews, they would’ve observed the Passover rituals).

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