On April 29, 2022 at 4:59 pm, Hart Leonard wrote:
Good afternoon, Mark! Had the Starship Enterprise, after being catapulted through one of those enigmatic, time-altering energy/plasma-field-entity thingies, wound up back in time, back in the American conservative blogosphere of late April 2022, Kirk and Spock would need be forgiven for their "logical" analysis that Easter's Savior is now a being called "Elon Musk." Now, I have never "twitted" - I have never Facebooked - I have never "linked-in" to anything that couldn't put an immediate smile on my face. Yet, these sites seem absolutely necessary, and are apparently unalterably addictive, to a tremendous number of people......including conservatives. I'm in my late 60's, at an age in which the mind operates in an increasingly atavistic manner, but I truly do not understand the schizophrenic attitudes of those on "our side" to these social media sites. Time and again, and without exaggeration, I say, I've listened to multiple radio/blog hosts who have spent entire segments of their programs blasting the despicable, fascistic, censorship of Twitter, Facebook, etc. Yet, almost comically, at the end of the segment, the seemingly-outraged host will remind listeners: "....and don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter, etc., etc., etc....." (#%@&!!!!) Why can't we just simply walk away from the platforms that aren't friendly to us and go to those that are? I know very little about Musk, other than he seems to have made his fortune through the largess of certain government grants. (I manage to see one Telsa about every three months.) To me this Musk/Twitter soap opera is much ado about very little that will make a real difference. Am I in error? What am I missing in all of this?
On April 29, 2022 at 5:04 pm, Cristina Parau wrote:
This follows on your reaction to my question about Zemmour and the French elections 2 weeks ago. I wanted to say, the thought that you needed to be told what to think never crossed my mind. I was worried over your invitee's shaping of the public's perceptions. GB News viewers who aren't Steyn converts likely know nothing about your own views and would assume you agree with her.
I try to persuade my Leftie husband to watch your show in hopes that wit and intelligence will win him over, and his like would readily jump on her bandwagon that "Le Pen is an extremist, but Zemmour was even worse, so good riddance".
You're right in that my reaction to the 1st round was not entirely rational. Having watched more French TV in the last 3 months than ever before in my life, I ended up loathing them. I had assumed that, being French, their media were saner than the Anglosphere, but no.
Hearing on your GBN slot the next day yet another French MSM journalist with the same narrative, I was incensed. My reproach to you was not meant to go beyond that one choice. Granted, there might not be a wild range of pundits in France. I couldn't have known that Z had rejected your invitation; he seemed so keen to debate anyone that the thought didn't occur to me.
I have no intention of aggravating your battles with the Left. I had been wondering how long before Ofcom persecutes you, and whether you need police protection and if so, how awful that must be. I was 15 in Romania when the Ceausescu regime fell. We had to watch our backs and censor ourselves for fear of Securitate. Social trust was so damaged that Romania will never be a normal country again. I can't fathom how Westerners neither understand nor care about their accelerating loss of freedom.
I blame this on MSM, and find it puzzling that, except for Rupert Murdoch and now Big Tech, no one discusses the media's owners. Why are the Barclay brothers not being made controversial? Why do we know so little about them and their networks?
Your interview with John MacGuirk on murders in Ireland found a pattern of media lies. This cannot go on without the tacit or express approval of the owners who employ the editors who hire the journalists. They must be networking across borders to achieve such consensus on existential issues like replacement immigration. How else could MSM in the USA, Britain, France, Ireland all be goosestepping in unison? Please be assured of my admiration for your strength of mind, wit and urbanity.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:13 pm, Donald Dianetti wrote:
I'm a fan for many years, but a new-ish Club member, and a virgin question-poster. No politics this time.
I particularly enjoy the Song Of The Week, and also The Hundred Years Ago Show, and I find myself oddly captivated by the vocalist in the period songs on that latter program, the fellow that sings "Wait 'Til You Get Them Up In The Air, Boys" and "Love Her By Radio" and a handful of others.
Who was this man? Was he a big star in his time? Was he, possibly, the first singing star of the radio era? Just curious for whatever light you can shed on him. The older I get, the more interesting the past becomes, and I have a great appreciation for your presentations.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:14 pm, Dan wrote:
Is the Liberal "Emergencies Act Enquiry". " Noted fox appointed to investigate fox in the hen house incident."
On April 29, 2022 at 5:19 pm, Brian W wrote:
I would be very interested in your current big-picture view of Ukraine.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:23 pm, Gregory Laughton wrote:
So Biden wants $33 billion to keep the Russians out of the Ukraine, but won't spend a cent trying to keep illegals out of the US?
On April 29, 2022 at 5:23 pm, Veronica L wrote:
I see that Biden has pledged another 30 billion dollars to Ukraine, as well as a plan to "accomodate the kleptocrats". Haven't him and his son already done a lot of that? Meanwhile, Liz Truss in the UK says that the Russo-American Proxy War in the Ukraine could last 10 years. Surely, achieving 'regime change' in Moscow won't take that long? Your thoughts please :)
On April 29, 2022 at 5:31 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Is Trump on the hook for the COVID Lockdown? Does his association with the Fauci/ Birx Travelling Minstrel Show put Ron DeSantis in the driver's seat for 2024? Will Trump rally around DeSantis?
If Trump were to try to swim upstream against the Covid Societal Collapse that his brash demeanor was supposed to champion the American people against, does he owe George W. Bush an apology for Iraqi WMD's since his Covid Advisors WMD'd his Administration, same as the Intelligence Community sandbagged Bush?
Could Trump heal the GOP with such an olive branch?
I think the Leftist Media and the never Trump pinkos have a choice: A Trump candidacy with a Fauci Albatross around his neck or an unbeatable DeSantis candidacy.
One last somber inquiry, if Rush was not diagnosed with Stage Four Lung Cancer in early 2020, would he had been able to steer Trump away from the lockdowns? I always thought he would have.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:33 pm, Frank Gallenstein wrote:
Did any of your doctor or statistician guests get back to you about a return visit to verify the efficacy of the third booster jab?
On April 29, 2022 at 5:35 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Downton Abbey -- I didn't see the entire series or the first film, but I am tempted to go to the theater for the first time in a few years to see the newest Downton Abbey film. It looks mind-numbingly silly, and it's sure to have pretty scenery and costumes, so I may go. What movie or type of movie might get you back into the movie theaters?
On April 29, 2022 at 5:44 pm, Tom Lewis wrote:
Mark, Love you on GB News. Would you share your opinion on the fight between the EU and Poland & Hungary's attempt to keep their own culture and not be sucked into Wokedom and transgenderism.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:45 pm, Tim Boggs aka Midwestern Tim wrote:
You convinced me during the last Q&A to add my full name to my comments, but that may prove to be more baggage for you than for me...
Other than Tommy Robinson do you know of any citizen-led movement against the Pakistani grooming gangs operating in the UK? I just can't see that same scale of organization taking place in the states without citizens taking matters into their own hands.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:47 pm, Xavier in Ohio wrote:
No question. Just comments. Regarding the Club, I love your writing and I love the recitation of the time zones.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:51 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
It is also an expansion of the Department of Homeland Securities (DHS) "mandate", so the Ministry of Truth is more than a violation of the First Amendment. The DHS can't expand its own jurisdiction and authority on its own or with some stupid executive order. We don't even need the courts to stop it, the damn US Congress can and should stop it.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:52 pm, David Blair wrote:
Hi Mark, I'm really enjoying seeing you on GB News. I had become very bitter about the TV news options available to us in the UK and had trained myself to stop watching Sky/BBC/ITV to preserve my geniality in the living room. Now that GB News is here, I enjoy watching the news again and even if I frequently disagree with the presenters or find the content a too focused on Westminster's naval, I still find the range of topics eligible for debate refreshing.
One example of refreshing debate was when you invited the Welsh statistician to debate the effectiveness of booster jabs. I actually thought that you had over-played your objections to booster jabs when I saw the data. My reading of it was that the booster jabs appeared to be effective in reducing deaths in over 60's and over 60's are the only age demographic that counts. The facts that the over-60's represent the majority of deaths and that there is higher booster jab take-up amongst them skewed the statistics to make it seem the triple vaccinated were more at risk, which was precisely the misleading summary that the government authorities wanted to prevent by removing them. There are plenty of other valid complaints about the official narrative - posting stats based deaths and hospitalisations within 28 or 60 days of Covid seems designed to scaremonger; forcing under 60s to get boosters; the implications of boosting every 3 months and the unknown impacts that will have and the apparent activism of social and state media in shutting down debate are all strong points. But it's important not to get drawn into opposing every aspect of the state narrative, as it isn't all rubbish.
On April 29, 2022 at 5:54 pm, Nicola Timmerman wrote:
Prince Edward Island just voted to rename the Confederation Bridge which links it to the mainland. It will now have some unpronounceable MicMac aboriginal name to atone for the white man's crimes. Any comment?
On April 29, 2022 at 5:58 pm, Kate Smyth wrote:
Hi, Mark... late question! Governor DeSantis has an impressive record on introducing laws to protect individual rights. Should this be the model for the right to aspire to, in terms of using state power to restore basic liberties?
There are freedoms so basic that - before Covid - we didn't know they needed defending, such as "the right to visit loved ones in hospitals and long-term care facilities". (The presence of family members is no less "essential" than the work of staff, and the same infection control measures should apply to both.)
If they ever manage to get elected, do real conservatives need to use Big Government to turn things around? Or is it all too late now with corporatism and the cultural capture of institutions; election interference and emergency acts; deathbed demography and "disinformation" etc etc. The list goes on.
On April 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm, JON FACCI wrote:
Buy me some peanuts and cracker Jills, please don't mind that my mother's name's Bill....
On April 29, 2022 at 6:01 pm, Sam McKenney wrote:
We watch you and Nigel on GBNEWS every day. Great stuff but we wonder, how do they make any money from the internet broadcast? We don't see any commercial, only promos for other GBNEWS programs.
On April 29, 2022 at 6:06 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark,Tucker Carlson played a clip of Nina Jankowicz of singing a song about disinformation, so it's like we'll have an evil Mary Poppins in charge of speech. As a musical fan, would you prefer our overlords sing a sugary Disney like tune as they break out the jack boots?
On April 29, 2022 at 6:09 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
Carlos Slim is the Mexican who owns the NY Times.
Slim is a Lebanese name -- his parents were Lebanese. There is quite a lot of immigration to Central and South America from Lebanon.
On April 29, 2022 at 6:10 pm, Chris Williams wrote:
Hi Mark. I understand your frustration with "dada.
On April 29, 2022 at 6:13 pm, Michael Anstis wrote:
Hi Mark you have convinced me about the third jab so could you tell me what is the best way to relieve my itchy skin
On April 29, 2022 at 6:14 pm, George Pereira wrote:
So you're in trouble with the Ministry of Truth, sorry, I meant OffCom.
What about the rest of GB News?
Where Free Speech Reigns?
The whole crew ought to be bragging about how many complaints they have.
The whole crew ought to make it clear they stand with you and they ought to end their broadcasts with OffCom dēlenda est.
Otherwise what's point of GB News?
Free speech means you are standing up to the people who hate you and that all that is left to the people who hate you is to go crying to the government.
On April 29, 2022 at 6:20 pm, Douglas wrote:
What, if anything, did tucker have to say about fox's refusal to book you to discuss anything meaningful?
On April 29, 2022 at 7:54 pm, Elisa Angel wrote:
We could simply get rid of the entire Department of Homeland Security. Not only would that also get rid of the Ministry of Truth, it would also save us a lot of money.
Not only does Homeland Security do bupkis to stop illegal aliens from streaming in through the Southern border, it also does nothing to keep our ports safe and to keep all kinds of people and contraband from entering the US that way.
On April 29, 2022 at 10:31 pm, Eric Dale wrote:
Mark, Tucker Carlson played a clip of Nina Jankowicz singing a song on tick toc aboutdisinformation, so we'll have an evil Mary Poppins running our truth ministry. As a fan of musicals, would you have any suggestions to our overlords on some sugary musical numbers before they send in the jackboots?
On April 30, 2022 at 6:12 am, Kate Smyth wrote:
Please comment more often, Cristina: your perspective is very much appreciated.