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"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Adult Film Actress’

Posted on | April 1, 2023 | Comments Off on ‘Adult Film Actress’

The scholars and theologians assembled under royal commission to produce the official English translation we know as the King James Bible were working with Hebrew and Greek original texts, and when it came time to decide what word to use for women who have sex for money, settled on the word whore. If that word was good enough for the finest scholars of 1611, it’s good enough for me, but the folks at CNN have chosen the phrase “adult film actress” to describe Stormy Daniels, as if sleazy porn videos deserve to be classified as “film,” as if it is “adult” behavior to watch such sleazy videos, and as if acting was her claim to fame. Or infamy, to be more exact. The fact that Stormy Daniels (née Stephanie Clifford) is having her “15 minutes of fame” extended we owe to Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, who was elected two years ago on a simple platform: Prosecute Trump. (We are not supposed to say “Soros-funded” in connection with Bragg, although he was in fact funded by Soros, because it’s anti-Semitic to call attention to this.)

Bragg has made it a policy not to prosecute crimes he deems “low-level offenses,” and crime has skyrocketed out of control in New York, but what Bragg does prosecute is the very serious crime alleged against Donald Trump: Paying a whore to shut up.

This is only a crime if it’s committed by a Republican. Basically, being a Republican is a crime unto itself, according to Alvin Bragg.

“A whore is a deep ditch” (Proverbs 23:27) and Bragg has stumbled into this ditch by his own foolish choice, apparently ignoring the omen of Michael Avenatti’s downfall. Avenatti gained national fame as attorney for Stormy Daniels, and where is he now? Fourteen years in federal prison is a harsh lesson, and one might think Bragg would be forewarned by this example, but he is heedless of the danger, “relying on debatable facts and untested legal theories to transform minor misconduct into a felony,” to quote Jacob Sullum (hat-tip Instapundit). But I did not start this post with the intent to engage in punditry about the Stormy Daniels case, because what’s the point? Every pundit on the planet is babbling about this case, and why should I add my voice to that cacophony? No, I started this post with the intention of making fun of CNN:

Primetime ratings for CNN have fallen 61% this month — the steepest dip in viewership among the big three cable news giants, according to the latest figures released by Nielsen.
The drop in ratings is a bad omen for CNN, which has struggled to right the ship since parent company Warner Bros. Discovery tasked Chris Licht with the job of turning the news channel around more than a year ago.
Despite the poor ratings, Licht has the support of his boss, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who gave a pep talk to network managers urging them to steer clear of politically oriented commentary and partisanship.

Cue the Paw Patrol theme song.




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