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Senate Hearing Witness Says Dem Senators Used Antifa Talking Points: ‘This Is Exceedingly Dangerous’

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Several witnesses spoke at the Tuesday hearing for the Subcommittee on The Constitution of the Judiciary Committee regarding Antifa and the political conflict that has torn the country apart over the past months — one such witness said “Senate Democrats used antifa talking points to label American law enforcement as secret police & compared them to ‘right wing militias.'”

Kyle Shideler, Senior Analyst for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy, took to Twitter to explain what he saw during his time at the hearing and to present grave predictions of Antifa if Democrats continue to ignore and consent to the domestic terrorist organization.

He explains Democrat silence and seeming acceptance — at least total unwillingness to denounce — of Antifa and their criminal behavior emboldends the group to go further and increase violence. It will “get much worse” if Democrats don’t speak out against the group. Shideler points to the condemnations from Democrats after the 2017 Berkeley Antifa attacks on journalists as proof that speaking against the group stops them from advancing.

“Antifa’s strategy is to radicalize the mainstream & push the center-left into their camp by endlessly expand concept of “fascism” until it encompasses anyone who opposes them. Calling the @POTUS @realDonaldTrump, the police & (implicitly) 63 million voters fascists does this,” Shideler tweeted.

He furthers saying the silence only pushes Antifa to be more violent — their violence is currently tamed for strategic reasons as they can’t get too out of hand or they risk losing political influence.

If Democrats purposefully keep refusing to condemn the terrorist organization — like Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) yesterday when she walked out of the room after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave her an open mic to condemn the group — the group will continue to grow in prominence in violence.

Democrat silence “pushes antifa to be even more violent. Right now their violence is tightly controlled ONLY for strategic reasons. They seek to do only as much violence as will terrorize while not losing their political top cover,” Shideler tweeted.

It’s time for Democratic members of the Senate, House, and across the country to condemn Antifa to stop the group in its tracks before their violence destroys the nation and all the things in it so many Americans hold dear.

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Rupert Murdoch Steps Down as Chairman of Fox Corporation and News Corp

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Rupert Murdoch, the 92-year-old media tycoon, announced his decision to step down from his roles as Chairman of Fox Corporation and Executive Chairman of News Corp on Thursday. The transition is set to take effect in November, with his son, Lachlan Murdoch, assuming the position of sole chairman for both media conglomerates.

According to reports from Fox News, Murdoch addressed his colleagues in a letter, where he explained that his decision was prompted by a desire to embrace new roles while recognizing the capable leadership of his son, Lachlan. He stated, “For my entire professional life, I have been engaged daily with news and ideas, and that will not change. But the time is right for me to take on different roles, knowing that we have truly talented teams and a passionate, principled leader in Lachlan who will become sole Chairman of both companies.”

Despite the transition, Rupert Murdoch made it clear that he would remain actively involved in the “contest of ideas,” highlighting the intensifying battle over freedom of speech and freedom of thought. He criticized elites and the media for prioritizing narratives over the pursuit of truth.

“In my new role, I can guarantee you that I will be involved every day in the contest of ideas,” he wrote.

Lachlan Murdoch issued a statement, congratulating his father for his remarkable 70-year career and acknowledging his enduring impact on the companies he founded. He expressed gratitude for Rupert Murdoch’s vision, pioneering spirit, and steadfast determination, assuring that he would continue to provide valuable counsel in his role as Chairman Emeritus.

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire includes FOX News Channel, which has been a dominant force in 24-hour news coverage since its launch in 1996. Under his leadership, it became one of the world’s most influential news sources. Additionally, Murdoch served as the CEO of 21st Century Fox from 1979 until 2015 and as its Chairman from 1991 to 2015.

Murdoch’s career began in 1954 when he assumed control of News Limited, a public corporation in Australia previously led by his father. He expanded his media holdings internationally, acquiring major UK publications like News of the World and The Sun in 1969, as well as U.S. newspapers including the New York Post and The Village Voice.

His impact extended to television with the launch of the FOX Broadcasting company in 1986 and the subsequent establishment of FOX Sports. In 2019, Fox Corporation emerged as a standalone, publicly traded entity following the separation of 21st Century Fox, redefining the U.S. media landscape.

Rupert Murdoch’s contributions to the media industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Companion of the Order of Australia (A.C.) and induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. Alongside his family, he has supported various charitable organizations across the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Asia, and Israel.

The transition of leadership marks a significant moment in the media world, as Rupert Murdoch’s enduring legacy continues to influence the future of media and journalism.

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