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Salon: CPAC ‘Cemented’ GOP into ‘Overtly Authoritarian, Fascist Party’

An essay published in the far-left Salon on Monday claims the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was geared around completing the transformation of the Republican party into an “overtly authoritarian — even fascist — party” while accusing Republican voters of encouraging and supporting both racism and fascism.

Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Steve Malzberg Rips Michael Che for Antisemitism, Jake Tapper for Attempting to ‘Cancel’ Trump Attorney’s Judaism

Veteran radio host and political commentator Steve Malzberg ripped into Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and CNN’s Jake Tapper on his weekly Sunday commentary show “Eat the Press,” accusing both of reprehensible rhetoric — Che for taking “gratuitous, bigoted shots at Jews and Israel” and Tapper for “obsessive hatred” and “attempting to use the cancel culture to cancel [former President Donald Trump’s attorney] as a Jew.”

US comedian Michael Che arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Mark Twain Award for American Humor on October 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. - This years' award recipient is comedian Dave Chappelle. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Report: China Using Coronavirus to ‘Control Journalists’

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC), a professional association for journalists from over 40 nations working in Beijing, released a report Monday that said the Chinese government is using the coronavirus pandemic as “yet another way to control journalists.”

Police attempt to stop journalists from recording footage outside the Shanghai Pudong New District People's Court, where Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan - who reported on Wuhan's Covid-19 outbreak and placed under detention since May - is set for trial in Shanghai on December 28, 2020. (Photo by Leo RAMIREZ …

Salon: Conservatives Are New ‘Good Germans’ of Nazi Era, Seek ‘Friendly Fascism’

A Salon essay published on Friday accuses Republicans of resembling “good Germans” of the Nazi era — wishing to believe they are decent people while hiding behind “fictions of plausible deniability for the evils committed by their leader” —  and describes today’s conservatism as seeking “friendly fascism” masked in an appeal to return to “traditional values.”

Trump supporters hold signs on the sidelines during the Veterans Day parade on November 11, 2019 in New York City. U.S. President Donald Trump, the first sitting U.S. president to attend New York's parade, offered a tribute to veterans ahead of the 100th annual parade which draws thousands of vets …