Sharing firsthand stories and our coverage of the unfolding war in Israel.
I'm fine admitting there is much about international politics and global economics that I don't understand. When it comes to judging a U.S. President's ability to promote stability abroad and economic development at home, I thus take a very simple approach. Is the economy doing well right now? Then whoever is president right now is doing a good job. Is the world growing more violent or more peaceful? I judge the president accordingly. I do this because no matter who is president and no matter how the economy is doing, people will always create narratives to attribute blame to previous presidents and credit to the current president when they like him, and the opposite when they don't.
So here it is: all major cities in America are now prohibitively expensive and rife with crime, and the world is burning. I almost pity the people who are contorting themselves 12 times over to defend the absolute dumpster fire that is the Biden administration. For me it's simple. Biden plainly sucks because *gestures everywhere*
Rather than pay money for hostages - money which will be used to fund more terrorism, how about this idea?
Dear Hamas: For each hostage killed, we will bomb a 1000' X 1000' section of Gaza city, without warning, and we will bomb it until not one stone stands on another. We will repeat this action as many times as required. Have a nice day.
Preach it Amar'e -
Amar’e Stoudemire, former NBA Knicks and Suns star, ripped politicians and Black Live Matter supporters who have been silent following Hamas’ attack on Israel.
“I woke up, man, this morning with some disturbing news out of Israel – that Hamas kidnapping children, putting them in cages, killing women, killing the elderly. That’s some coward shit. That’s cowardly. And for all y’all Black Lives Matter (supporters) who ain’t saying nothing, ‘Well let me figure out exactly what’s happening before I say anything,’ — fuck you. Figure out what? It ain’t never been cool to kidnap kids and put them in cages. Ain’t never been cool to kill women and elderly. Never been, no matter where you from, what you represent, what tribe you from, it don’t matter. It ain’t never been no cool thing. That ain’t never been nothing nobody supported. And then you go and hide and put the kids in front of you as a barricade. That’s some coward shit.”
Bari, thank you for all of this reporting and for your wrenching comments on Fox and MSNBC. It must have been hard for you to maintain your composure given the sadness, fear and fury we all feel, but your points were exactly what everyone needed to hear, delivered calmly and with great poise. Thank you.
Thank you Bari and thank you Free Press for demonstrating what a weapon against evil true journalism can be. This is an attack on everything that civilised life means.
This morning, for the first time since the Hamas attack, the article below place the blame for Hamas’s horrific attack on Iran. So far, Iran has gotten a free pass. There will never be peace in the Middle East if Iran continues its hate of Israel. The sooner Israel and the United States admit the enemy is Iran, the better. Dancing with Iran will not produce peace.
Iran's shadow looms large in Israel-Hamas conflict - The Jerusalem Post
Sorry, but the MSM is not focusing on American hostages. It is standing down because it would make Biden a rerun of Jimmy Carter with a hostage crisis on top of a cratering economy, high inflation and punitive interest rates. But this time with increasing crime, an illegal alien fiasco, and unaffordable housing and medical costs.
If a different (large, orange) person was in the WH, we would see the hostages in the news 24/7. Moving profiles, crying loved ones, etc.
I just read on interview transcript on Dispatch with an Israeli IDF veteran. He was clear that when relatives get news of one of the missing, it was better that they were dead than a hostage, the implication being that the hostages will eventually be dead, and their agony will be extreme in the meantime. Biden can't just pony over another multiple billion dollar hostage payment to Iran this time. I would like to be wrong. But I agree with the man being interviewed.
Ethnic/tribal hatred leading to murder, rape, pillage and slavery is the default condition of humanity. They now call it identity politics, antiracism, CRT and anticolonialism. What was rare was moving toward a free and tolerant society where people are judged by what they do not who they are. I remember thinking in the early 2000's how much progress had been made in my lifetime. I don't think that anymore.
My admiration for Bari Weiss soars higher every day. Bari left the New York Times that promoted moral equivalency between the NAZIs and Jews in the 1930s, and today between innocent Israelis and Hamas terrorists. Surely others will have the courage and decency to follow her.
Bari and all- your work here is profound and powerful. I’m thankful. As I watched the segment on MSNBC I can’t help but think those ‘journalists’ on screen are complicit in this. Their lack of journalistic integrity has helped usher in the world we are living in now. They have done nothing but sow the seeds of division and hate, lied, and provided cover for US government failures. I want an about face. I want them to admit their mistakes. If this doesn’t happen nothing will change. Vivek is right when he says we are funding both sides of this war. We need more journalists to make note of this and hold our institutions accountable. I’m thankful for the FP but disgusted by the other outlets who have fueled the chaos we are living in now.
Thank you for everything you do Bari, truly. As an ex-IDF combat vet, looking for ways to help and comfort my kids and grandkids here, I will say that there can be no outcome other than the complete destruction of Hamas. No more "mowing the lawn". No more listening to the world that has always only loved us when we're dead or dying. To finish the job once and for all, at least with regards to Hamas in Gaza, it will take boots on the ground, which even when successful will inherently mean hundreds more dead IDF troops. When that same Jew-hating world starts to see hundreds of dead Gazans (you know, the ones that voted Hamas in) and starts screaming at us to stop, my hope is that Bibi finds his ball sac and tells the world to go fuck themselves.
BTW, we left Gaza almost two DECADES ago, NOT almost ten years ago.
Bless you Bari. Your voice is clear and will be heard. Keep going.
Thank you again so much for your persistent journalism coving all of this. In this upside down world if all of this same level of reporting were pro-Palestine/Hamas, you would be winning every prestigious journalism award. The world hates truth. I’m so thankful you and your incredible team don’t!
Interestibg, as Biden has been President Americans have been in danger and have died abroad.
Thank you Bari and your amazing team!!! I commend you on your commentary on both MSNBC, and Fox News. You nailed it!