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.
That was a spectacular flameout. “We have no plans to interview her again.”https://t.co/IR7Afw86cT
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 21, 2022
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.”