As has been discussed before on Thought Front, the Taliban actually has a website out in the open. (Both Thought Front and the Taliban use WordPress.) The propaganda outfit has enough brain trust behind it that they are able to have their statements written in English, Arabic, Urdu, and Afghanistan’s two official languages, Pashto and […]Read more "The Taliban Makes Two Unintentional Puns In Their Propaganda"
Target came out in support of allowing customers to use its bathrooms based on gender identity. The Internet reacted as expected: some applauded the chain for inclusiveness, and others pledged to boycott. But is Target a paragon of tolerance and inclusiveness? Well, not historically. Only a few years ago, Target’s PAC was caught on multiple […]Read more "Remember Target’s History Before Judging It"
The Islamic State, in addition to putting out so many bureaucratic documents, also posts its own propaganda news by various channels and document types each day, and in multiple languages. Among the ways they disseminate information is daily news bulletins in the Microsoft Word .docx format, as well as in .pdf. One such source is […]Read more "The Metadata for ISIS Propaganda"
After Tuesday’s New York State presidential primary, a number of Bernie Sanders supporters cried foul when they realized that they could not vote in the Democratic primary, either because they had not registered as a Democrat or an irregularity seemingly kicked them off the rolls. Also to their disadvantage was the fact that New York […]Read more "A Resounding No to Open Primaries"
In searching for reasons to discredit opposition to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, conservatives found a nugget of information ripe for fodder: Charlotte’s invalidated anti-discrimination bill was supported by convicted sex offender Chad Sevearance, a former music minister who in 1998 molested church youth. To make more hay, conservatives embellished by falsely claiming Sevearance was […]Read more "Conservatives: Think About Your Own Before Condemning What Policies a Sex Offender Supports"
Over one hundred corporations signed a letter denouncing North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2), the so-called “Bathroom Bill” that prohibits localities from creating certain additional protections against discrimination, overturning Charlotte’s new law expanding LGBT anti-discrimination protections to include public accommodations. The media has been infatuated with the scenario that transgendered people would have to use the public bathroom of their biological sex. (It also invalidated any locality’s raising the minimum wage beyond the $7.25/hour set by the state.) The legislature even convened a special session just to pass the bill, in order to keep Charlotte’s law from ever coming into effect.Read more "Companies Denounce North Carolina’s LGBT Discrimination Law While Operating in Countries Where Gays Are Executed"