Even as we type and read, Leftist criminals (please pardon the redundancy) are destroying cities all across our country.
Their pattern of operation appears at least in part to be:
- Break into stores
- Loot the stores
- Burn down the stores
How very pleasant.
The Leftist media – are on the side of the robber-arsonists.
How very pleasant.
The Leftist media side with the robber-arsonists – in large part by not calling them robber-arsonists.
In MediaSpeak – they are “protesters”…engaged in “protest.”
The Associated Press (AP) issued the following absurd “journalistic” “guideline”:
“Limit use of the word ‘looting.’ Some have long viewed the word as carrying racial overtones, particularly in the wake of natural disasters.”
Our nation has a population of 330 million people. “Some” – could be as little as two people.
What we are currently experiencing is not a natural disaster – it’s a looter-caused artificial disaster.
And “looting” – is a perfectly good, race-neutral word. Which eminently applies to what is currently occurring.
Ironically, the Leftist media misses the Constitution’s First Amendment definition of protesting – as non-violent. You know – the same First Amendment that protects the Leftist media being just this stupid:
“Congress shall make no law…abridging…the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”
Emphasis ours – to help the media get out of its own way.
Yet no matter how much looting and burning in which the robber-arsonists engage – the Leftist media stick with “protesters” and “protests.”
Martin Luther King protested. Martin Luther King never stole or burned anything.
These are larcenous rioters.
George Floyd’s murder was an abomination. Stealing and burning things – does nothing to address this.
And in fact the rioters – dis-united a nation that had been united in their revulsion with the George Floyd murder.
The Leftist media ignore all of this – and press forward with their pro-riot agenda.
Some of the headlines are so unintentionally absurd – one would think they have to be intentional.
No group of people are less self-aware – than our Leftist media.
Ummm…at that point – you’re no longer protesting.
Demonstrations aren’t violent. Riots are violent. Protesters demonstrate. Rioters riot.
Again – not protesting.
The Leftist media doesn’t even allow MURDER at the “protests” – to dissuade them from their use of the word “protests.”
Of course, you don’t have to wear all black and masks and rob and destroy our cities – to have the Leftist media side with you and your grand larceny.
You can wear suits and ties (or t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops) – and engage in high tech theft.
So long as you’re stealing – the Leftist media is with you.
Google is the biggest thief of any and everything – this side of larcenous Communist China.
Well, in 2010 Google stole about 11,500 lines of code from Oracle’s Java.
Stole? Yes, stole.
Java is an “open source” platform. Which means any and everyone can use its code – provided you meet Oracle’s VERY MINIMAL requirements.
Oracle asks you do one of two things:
- Make what you make with their Java open source – open source. Thereby paying forward what you received for free. Or…
- You can keep what you make with Java closed – but if you do you must obtain a license from Oracle. Often, Oracle doesn’t even charge for the license.
Shocker – Google did neither.
Google quite obviously didn’t keep Android open.
Google initially attempted to obtain a license – thereby admitting their need to do so.
But then they just walked away from the negotiations – with their stolen, world-leading OS.
Oracle was forced to sue.
The case worked its way up the judicial food chain. It is now before the Supreme Court – where Google is looking to have overturned two Appeals Court rulings for Oracle.
And ever since Oracle first filed – the Leftist media has again and again sided with Google the thieves.
They time and again make Google’s case for them – and masquerade it as “news.”
Well…not quite everything:
“The most recent ruling (in Oracle’s favor) overturns decades of precedent about the spirit of innovation that up to this point has governed computer science: an environment in which developers build upon and improve others’ work, and write compatible programs designed to adapt to multiple ecosystems and the latest technology.
“In short, developers could be afraid to innovate because of a ruling by a judge in a court that doesn’t usually rule on consumer technology copyright law…..
“Oracle, obviously, doesn’t see it quite the same way.”
This alleged news article – argues Google’s case. And then points out that their opposition – Oracle – disagrees.
Good thing the Federal Circuit Court agreed with Oracle and property rights.
And against Thief Google – and their Leftist media defenders.
That “news” headline – may as well be a Google press release headline.
Intellectual Property (IP) – patents, trademarks, copyrights – guarantee their holders exclusive rights. Per the Constitution:
“The Congress shall have power…To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
It’s amazing how unfamiliar with the Constitution the Leftist media are.
And the media is too busy demanding we bastardize words like “looting” – to correct Google bastardizing words like “monopoly.”
Get the use of the speculative “could.” That’s not news reporting – that’s guessing.
“We suppose you could take the opposite tack. If you spent years building a super API for some purpose, why can’t you protect it? Somehow, though, that just doesn’t seem right.”
“The opposite tack” to this “journalistic” endeavor – is Oracle’s tack.
And yes: “If you spent years building a super API for some purpose, why can’t you protect it?”
That “seem(s) right” – to everyone. Except Google – and the Leftist media.
And here’s a fun wrinkle: The headline alleges the case “could chill software development” – but the article never addresses why or how.
Want some more speculation – posing as news? No problemo.
“Might be” – ??? Or…Oracle might not be:
“If the Supreme Court applies a stricter standard than the Federal Circuit, then Google probably wins.”
Yes – and IF the Supreme Court doesn’t, then Oracle probably wins.
And again, please note: This “news” writer has written from Google’s perspective – and is hopeful the Court engages in the “news” writer’s preferred, speculative behavior:
“The U.S. Supreme Court has been sending up some smoke signals in the copyright showdown between Google and Oracle. And they’re forming clouds over Oracle’s position.”
Isn’t that cultural appropriation? It definitely isn’t journalism.
It is DEFINITELY hopeful Google gets away with its massive theft.
We could pick apart Leftist media propaganda pieces in defense of Google’s theft – until the crack of Doom.
There are a decade’s worth of theft-defending “news” stories from which to choose.
But you by now get the point.
When it comes to people stealing – door-to-door or digitally – the Leftist media stands with the thieves.
This first appeared in Red State.