Brilliance in the Workplace: Take the ‘Snowflake Test’ – Trigger Warning for Progressives… [VIDEO]

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | Right Wing News

This is one marketing firm that I would definitely hire. The Silent Partner Marketing firm, headed by Kyle Reyes, has put out an uber viral ‘Snowflake Test’. And he’s got thousands of applicants lining up asking for a job and they don’t even know what they do probably. It’s just that impressive. If you are easily triggered or whining is a pastime with you, I suggest looking elsewhere for employment. This job is not for you. If you love the Second Amendment, feel that what you get, you earn and you are grounded in your faith and patriotism, then belly up to the marketing bar.

College strikes me as a supreme waste of time anymore. Yep, I have degrees, but if I had it all to do again, I would do what my son did and immediately strike out on my own. I did that after college and never looked back. But if I had to work for someone else, Reyes would be at the top of my list. Reyes posted the full test on his Facebook page earlier this week and people can’t get enough of it. Just goes to show that they are sick of liberal, progressive bull crap.

From the Independent Review Journal:

Kyle Reyes, CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing, a marketing consulting firm in Manchester, Connecticut, was tired of interviewing “whiney, complaining” job applicants. So he did what any ingenious CEO would do.

Reyes developed a “snowflake test” designed to weed them out.

The CEO told Fox Business Network anchor Stuart Varney that after he released a video taking on “whiney, complaining” college students, he was swamped with job applications, so he came up with the screening tool.

“A snowflake is somebody who is going to whine and complain and come to the table with nothing but an entitled attitude and an inability to back their perspective.

We used it to sort of weed out the people who were inundating us with resumes and didn’t even know what we do for work.”

Sooner or later sanity was bound to win in the workplace. And this is it. I would love to utilize this test on subcontractors I use. It’s epic. The test is the best I have ever seen out there. Take time to read it and see how you would answer it. It’s enlightening. Reyes says that 60% of applicants have been eliminated through the test. And the ones he eventually chooses will be worth their weight in gold.

Reyes told Lifezette, he’s “just here to make marketing great again!” I like this guy. Heh. This is someone I could call a friend.


Trump Joins Ranks of DNA Deniers

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

At the March for Life, Vice President Mike Pence said, “Life is winning through the steady advance of science that illuminates when life begins, more and more, every day.” White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said, “Science and medicine have joined religion and morality in causing many Americans to rethink just how fragile and how triumphant human life truly is.”

The DNA deniers at Planned Parenthood and in the Democratic Party are desperate to ignore the scientific fact that an unborn child has his or her own DNA, separate from the mother.

But in another area, human sexuality and the biological differences between men and women, the DNA deniers have not only just scored a major victory in the matter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), but have demonstrated high-level sway with President Trump himself.

In a major setback for the facts of life and common sense, the BSA has decided to allow girls who think they are boys to join. The decision demonstrates that, despite Donald J. Trump’s victory, the forces of political correctness, or Cultural Marxism, are still on the march. Yet, in a flip-flop, Trump has just decided that Obama’s executive order protecting “transgenders” should remain in place.

The issue of Obama’s birth certificate, once a cause célèbre for Trump, has passed. But in welcoming “transgenders,” birth certificates don’t seem to matter at all.

The BSA statement says, “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.”

In other words, the BSA is selling out to the DNA deniers. Girls can be boys, and vice versa.

In a previous column, we noted that the liberals and their media allies always claim they are in favor of science on matters such as global warming or climate change. But on the matter of human sexuality, science is denied and people are allowed to make up “facts” about themselves.

The New York Times headline proclaimed, “Boy Scouts, Reversing Century-Old Stance, Will Allow Transgender Boys.” The term “transgender boys” is made up. It is fiction. It’s like calling a tree a car.

Yet, The New York Times claims to have the ability to ferret out “fake news.”

The notion that a girl is a boy is one of the biggest examples of “fake news” we can find. If you can’t separate boys from girls, everything else is up in the air and anything goes.

When I took the Boy Scout Oath on my way to Eagle Scout, I pledged “to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.” How is “morally straight” compatible with an organization that allows members confused about their own sexual identity?

Since the BSA has abandoned traditional values, including the facts of science and biology, a new organization called Trail Life USA has been formed. It is a Christian scouting organization for boys and young men.

There is also an alternative to the Girl Scouts called American Heritage Girls. It, too, embraces Christian values.

Unfortunately, the new Trump administration has sided with the DNA deniers in deciding to maintain Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from “discriminating” on the basis of sexual orientation or “gender identity.” The Washington Post says the order applies to 24,000 companies that collectively employ about 28 million workers—representing about a fifth of the U.S. workforce.

The decision to keep the Obama order, said The New York Times, was Trump’s personal decision.

Various self-declared sexual minorities were ecstatic. The homosexual magazine the Advocate declared that Trump broke a campaign promise in response to “mounting pressure from LGBT activists.”

Ryan T. Anderson of The Heritage Foundation noted that Trump’s decision to keep the Obama executive order threatens religious liberty.

“This perfectly terrible order requires all businesses to affirm the radical LGBTQ agenda as the cost of doing business with their own government,” commented Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth says he is “deeply disappointed that Mr. Trump has chosen to defend false LGBTQ ‘rights’ based on changeable homosexual and gender-confused behaviors.”

Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, was a nemesis of President Trump during the transition, but it looks like the “diversity” policies he promoted will remain in place. Brennan told The Wall Street Journal in his final interview as director that “he would prefer his legacy be the way he fought to nurture a workforce that reflected America’s diversity.”

“During his tenure” as CIA director, the paper reported, Brennan had “put particular emphasis on promoting the interests of gay, lesbian, and transgender officers. He was the first CIA director to attend an annual social gathering of LGBTQ employees and has been known to wear a rainbow lanyard around the office as a symbol of solidarity.”

All of this was fashionable in the Obama administration. But why should DNA denial be carried forward in the Trump administration as an official policy? The Trump administration seems to recognize the facts of biology and DNA in how they approach the abortion issue. Yet, on matters involving “gender identity,” truth has been left behind and the Obama policy will apparently continue.

Such an approach in the field of intelligence can be suicidal. If intelligence officers can’t figure out their own sexual identity, how can we expect them to identify the nature of foreign threats to America?

Obama also forced on the U.S. military a policy of allowing “transgendered soldiers” and even paying for their sex change operations. One of those soldiers, Bradley Manning, who now claims to be a female, had his prison sentence commuted by Obama before he left office. He was in prison for espionage.

Republicans in general condemned the commutation, noting Manning’s role in giving classified documents to WikiLeaks. They should take a look at the role of sexual confusion over “gender identity” in Manning’s decision to betray his/her country. He was an open homosexual in the Armed Forces before deciding to become a woman.

When you allow mentally confused people in the ranks of the military or intelligence community, you are inviting treason and treachery. The Manning case proves the point.

If soldiers or intelligence analysts can’t figure out whether they are male or female, how can they be expected to understand right versus wrong? These people should be placed in a mental hospital, not the CIA or the Special Forces.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.


Is there really an over-population problem?

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Rolling hills in the most densely populated state

What if we took every person in America and spread them out evenly throughout the country? How about if we did that throughout the entire planet?

“The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” – Thomas Robert Malthus,  An Essay on the Principle of Population, 1789

“As our population grows, we have to recognize that our consumption of the planet’s resources is unsustainable.  We need a global transformation of attitude and practice.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s “message for International Mother Earth Day,” April 2014 

With these quotes in mind, consider the following:

The most densely populated state is California, which has approximately 100 million acres of land (or about 156,250 square miles). There are 640 acres in one square mile. There are 39,250,017 residents according to the 2016 census. That means, if spread out evenly throughout the state, each individual – in the most densely populated state in America – would have his or her very own 2.5 acres.

In July of 2015 New York City boasted 8,550,405 people. With approximately 205,000 acres (or about 320 square miles), each individual would have approximately .03 acres of land to him or herself if spread out equally – on the ground level. To put that in perspective, each person in New York City could have about 1306.8 square feet, not in a high rise apartment building, which obviously adds much more space. According to Naked Apartment, the average 1 bed apartment in New York City is about 750 square feet.

The least densely populated state is Wyoming, with 62,147,200 acres (or 97,105 square miles). According to the 2016 census, there are 585,501 people currently living in Wyoming. That means, if spread out evenly throughout the state, each individual living in Wyoming would have a whopping 106.1 acres to his or herself.

What if we took every person in America and spread them out equally?

Read more here…


How Best to Keep the Progressive Agenda Going?

By: C. Dawley

The progressive mantra of long-term man-made Global Cooling proved to be wrong and now man-made long-term Global Warming is falling on hard times having been supported by manipulated data.

How best to keep the progressive agenda going per Obama’s Marxist Mentors?


Change the focus to man-made Climate Change, which of course has been going on since the eons of time.  Start the drum beat of horror and impending disaster, and, with fear mongering, get the public to adopt all sorts of liberal agenda items such as:

  • new taxes (carbon tax)
  • open borders
  • gun control
  • removal of the lines between separate sovereign states, thereby compromising the world’s most successful national form of government (the Constitutional Democratic Representative Republic)
  • introduce centralized government planning for all citizens
  • foment chaos by blaming the weather on human behavior
  • establish a one-world government with only “well-controlled” citizens of the world
  • redistribute wealth, thereby making all nations and individuals economically the same which ultimately destroys individual incentive and reward
  • establish rule by the intellectual elite over the uninformed and ignorant masses (communist socialism), consequently destroying the middle class
  • and the list could go on and on.

Yes, our President has revealed his Marxist leanings if not his fundamental core beliefs this week in Paris.


His mentors, Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky among many of the same stripe, should be extremely proud of the slight-of-hand their protégée has once again shown before the world.



Catholic Writer Hits “Crony Catholicism”

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

Catholic writer Vic Biorseth has coined the term “Crony Catholicism” to describe how the American branch of the Roman Catholic Church has been working hand-in-glove with the Obama administration, even assisting in what he calls “the advance of Islam in America at the expense of Christianity.” Biorseth is among a growing group of American Catholics who have become disillusioned with the liberal trends in the church and have turned to the use of new media, including blogs, to sound the alarm.

A self-described “old time Catholic” stirred to a major renewal in faith by the anti-communist Pope John Paul II, Biorseth was rejected for the local Diaconate for being “too rigid” in his religious views. He has written a book, Culture = Religion and Politics: Who Are We?, describing the decline of America and how the country can be saved from the Marxist, atheist and Islamic forces trying to destroy it. He dedicates the book to the truth, his wife, and “to the America that was, and that can be again.”

The book looks at the history of America and the West and argues that our success as a nation has been based on Judeo-Christian values, now under sustained assault by the President of the United States, referred to as “Comrade Obama, peace be upon him.” The phrase “peace be upon him” is an Arabic phrase often used to refer to a prophet of Islam. Alluding to Obama’s Marxist tendencies, Biorseth also refers to the President’s approach as “Obamunism.”

In terms of the presidential race, Biorseth praises GOP candidate Donald Trump for making illegal immigration a major national issue and declares, “I don’t like him, but I love what he is doing. He is taking on and doing damage to two exceptionally destructive movements in America: 1. The political correctness movement. 2. The mainstream news media.”

In a list of recommendations for saving America, he calls for “taking down the news media” and opening up new lines of communication for private citizens that include “free, open and unlimited publishing and broadcasting of ideas and opposing arguments…” Indeed, his book, which is self-published throughCreateSpace, an Amazon company, is an example of how ordinary citizens are taking matters into their own hands.

Going further, he says, “Remove the press and all press space, facilities and equipment from the White House, the Capitol Building and all other government facilities…Eliminate all existing press passes and credentials allowing special access to government facilities and personnel. The press is to be no more free and no more restricted in government access than any other private citizen.”

He doesn’t spare his own church from scrutiny, exposing what he calls Marxist and homosexual elements on the verge of becoming a “controlling force,” even in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. An avid listener to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, Biorseth credits the national conservative radio host for covering significant stories ignored by the liberal media, including the recent reports that a secret cabal of Cardinals had forced Pope Benedict to resign, in order to make the leftist Francis the pope.

He faults Francis, during his address to Congress, for citing Dorothy Day among four historical American figures. Biorseth calls her a “Catholic Communizer” who did not belong in the company of figures like Abraham Lincoln. He says Francis, in his remarks, also seemed to favor Obama’s immigration program that is designed to help the “Marxocrat Party” and diminish American sovereignty over its own borders.

What he found most appalling about the address, Biorseth says, was what Francis did not say. He says Francis did not address the “Culture of Death” of abortion and sexual perversion that has been given a stamp of approval by members of the U.S. Supreme Court and others who were in his audience.

At his “Catholic American Thinker” website, referring to our latest blockbuster revelations about how the Obama administration is funding the pro-Muslim immigration programs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Biorsethwrites, “Could you ever imagine that Catholic Bishops would ever bring in illegal Moslems while closing Catholic Parishes? Well, you don’t have to imagine it.” He notes the evidence in our column of how Catholic Churches are closing, mostly across the Northeast, while the Bishops are getting federal funds to settle Muslims from the Middle East in American communities.

Citing one dramatic example, he notes how Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Syracuse, New York, was closed down, and then leased to an Islamic society which renamed it “Mosque of Jesus the Son of Mary,” or Masjit Isa Ibn Maryam. Biorseth comments, “All the crosses were replaced with copper crescent moons, in favor of the moon Mohammed worshiped before he invented Islam.”

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse had been built by German immigrants 100 years ago. The church was closed in 2010 and taken over by a Muslim group, which removed six crosses from the steeples in order to turn it into a mosque.

Answering the question in the title, “Who are we?” Biorseth answers, “We are a Christian nation, from our birth.” In order to save the country, he advises, “Get off the couch. This ain’t no pleasure cruise…You make culture. You are the root of culture…Lead the way. Show others how to do it. Show others who we are. Restore Western civilization. That is your calling, and you are the only one who can do it.”


Happy Halloween From the Forces of Darkness

By: Cliff Kincaid
America’s Survival

The author of the Snapping of the American Mind explains the dark forces in American culture that are driving people crazy: drugs, abortion, cultural Marxism, and Obama. David Kupelian discusses the presidential campaign on the Democratic side, the communist maniac versus the shapeshifter, and on the Republican side. David discusses the political implications of this struggle and how candidates like Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tapping into the politically incorrect way of thinking and talking, in part by going after liberal media bias. Kupelian also recommends ways out of the mess we find ourselves in. “We need to embrace our faith, our common sense. We have been so beaten down…(But) half of us are still sane.”

Snapping of the American Mind


Game Plan for Taking Back Our Kids

By: Lloyd Marcus


Old 1960s US Army buddy, acclaimed life coach and author Steve Chandler sent me a copy of his latest book, “Crazy Good.” In his book, Steve points out that embracing a victim mindset has extremely negative consequences; is not empowering and actually weakens you.

The validity of Steve’s statement is well documented. This is a truth the Left does not permit us to say. If Steve were to state this truth on stage speaking to a black audience, liberals would call him a white racist and me an Uncle Tom for standing up and applauding in agreement with him. How dare this white dude advise blacks to abandon their victim mindsets. Off with his head!

Folks, not only has the Left banned speaking the truth in our country, they are striving to make it illegal. Yes, they want to throw your derriere in jail for disagreeing with their anti-God and anti-American agenda. http://bit.ly/1LvsAC8

Nothing sticks in my craw more than allowing Leftist thugs to run the show, beating up on hard working decent Americans, attempting to force them into submission. My early years living in the projects of east Baltimore taught me that if you give bullies an inch, they will take a mile.

Thank God GOP presidential contender Dr Ben Carson is standing up to despicable liberal operatives in the mainstream media, determined to silence him from sounding the alarm regarding the devastating consequences of cradle to grave welfare (government dependency). http://bit.ly/1LmfoMc

Political experts continue to scratch their heads, puzzled why Dr Carson and Trump’s stars are soaring higher and higher in the polls. It “ain’t” rocket science. The American people are sick of being bullied by Leftists. Americans are thrilled that Dr Carson and Trump are standing up to Leftist bullies in the media and Democratic Party. Both Carson and Trump are fearlessly speaking truth and offering solutions most beneficial to America. Liberals hate it!

Frankly, going into another rant listing Obama’s assaults on freedom and America is too emotionally draining and depressing. Lets just say things are pretty bad when killing babies for profit, killing cops, hating achievers and blacks hating whites are the new celebrated norms. Who could imagine a day would come in America when people are jailed and businesses are closed for not gleefully blessing same sex fellatio, anal sex and same sex cunnilingus? http://bit.ly/1SQ7obG

However, due to my faith, I remain extremely hopeful. Dr Carson and Trump’s popularity point to a growing once silent majority committed to turning our country around. In skirmishes across America, we are winning victories against PC. Parents are pushing back against liberal school boards’ vile intentions. http://fxn.ws/1L6C3zS

Americans are finally starting to push back, saying “no” to PC tyranny. High quality Christian movies are on the rise. http://woodlawnmovie.com/ Though hidden by the MSM, youths are leading a powerful pro-life movement; the largest generation of pro-lifers since 1973. http://bit.ly/1WvptgX

Despite Obama and his MSM operatives best efforts to convince Americans that man is smarter than God, polls confirm a majority of Americans smell the stench of our rotting culture. http://bit.ly/1MvPKoa

Folks, we need to stop being so passive and aggressively educate and take back the hearts and minds of our kids. On a road trip visiting relatives in five states, I was stunned by how well Leftist media and public education had transformed the yoots (youths) in my family into brain-dead liberal zombies. They believe white cops murder blacks. Opposing Planned Parenthood equals hatred for women. Republicans are rich, racist and mean. Democrats truly care about them. I had a tough time controlling my gag reflex.

Insidiously, dumbed-down by public education on purpose, most youths are clueless regarding their rights written in the U.S. Constitution. They have no concept of the sacrifice and price our founders and patriots paid for freedom. Thus, it has little value to them. Just as Esau foolishly gave away his birthright for a bowl of beans, many millennials gladly surrender their freedom to government in the name of fairness (social justice) and the promise of security.

Ben Franklin said. “He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.”

So what is the solution? How do we rescue the hijacked hearts and minds of America’s youths? The answer is we follow the lead of Dr Carson, Trump and my favorite candidate, Ted Cruz. Stop allowing the Left to dictate our behavior. Don’t jump on the bandwagon with Leftists criticizing a conservative for speaking truth unfiltered through PC. Boldly push back against PC. Liberals taught our kids lies causing them to hate their country. We MUST counter the lies with the truth about this remarkable, unique and God inspired experiment called America.

Rush Limbaugh is doing his part by publishing a best-selling series of patriotic children books. I am extremely excited and honored to be involved in launching the American Pride Calendar and coffee table book. http://bit.ly/1ZIO1pj A father bought several copies because his 10 year old son said it was the best thing he ever read.

To my fellow Christians, branch out of the pews and into the political arena. And for crying out loud, VOTE!!! Prayer is wonderful. But it is time to do something. The Bible says faith without works is dead! More Christians are beginning to realize our government’s and MSM’s War on Christianity; a special shout-out to the ministries of John and Matthew Hagee. http://bit.ly/1kdn6lj Religious freedom rallies are popping up around the country.

Our nation did not reach its current level of debauchery over night. But it is not too late to rescue this stolen generation and generations to come. Committed to fighting with my articles, songs and appearances until God takes me home, I am in this to win it. Raise your hand if you are with me. Wow, I see a lot of hands. Praise God!

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American


Will Canadian Conservatives Win on Oct. 19?

By: Cliff Kincaid
America’s Survival

With Barack Obama as U.S. president, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has emerged as the leader of the Free World. Brian Lilley of The Rebel.Media discusses how Obama’s campaign staffers are helping Harper’s political enemies in the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party. Lilley says Harper has focused on the economy “and moving incrementally in a conservative manner.” He countered a socialist proposal for a national day care system with tax credits for parents. He is tough on illegal immigration but open to legal immigration. Gay marriage and abortion-on-demand are realities in Canada, but Harper has stopped euthanasia, Lilley says. The former commentator for the Sun News Network also discusses why the channel is now defunct and how people can support TheRebel.media as a conservative alternative in Canada and around the world.


Media Come to Defense of Killer

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

You may have noticed the news that trust in the media remains at an all-time low. As if to drive that figure even lower, CNN was busy much of Tuesday afternoon trying to spare a killer from the death penalty on the false grounds that Catholicism forbids capital punishment.

No wonder our media are held in such disregard.

CNN’s Vatican senior correspondent John Allen said, “You know, the Catholic Church has a long history of opposing the death penalty.”

False. Section 2267 of the Catholic Catechism says, “The traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude, presupposing full ascertainment of the identity and responsibility of the offender, recourse to the death penalty, when this is the only practicable way to defend the lives of human beings effectively against the aggressor.”

On a website called Crux, which covers “all things Catholic” and for which Allen serves as associate editor, we find an article noting, “The Church doesn’t teach that the death penalty is immoral, but says it should only be used in rare circumstances when the state has no other way to protect society from violent offenders.”

So why did Allen mislead his CNN audience?

Speaking to anchor Brooke Baldwin, CNN’s Allen went on, “It was as far back as 1969 that Pope Paul VI urged the abolition of the death penalty and every pope since has upheld the same tradition. I think the interesting thing, as you say, is that Pope Francis was just in the United States, got a rousing ovation from Congress, was widely hailed by political authorities up and down the country. This is sort of the first test, Brooke, as to whether those people who were cheering the pope’s presence are also going to be willing to act on his concrete agenda.”

The popes or the bishops and cardinals can have their own personal opinions, but the fact is that the teaching of the church does NOT forbid capital punishment. He knows this.

The Catholic Answers website notes that both the Old Testament (Genesis 9:6) and the New Testament (Romans 13:4) seemingly endorse the death penalty.

The Ellicott’s Bible commentary notes that the phrase “To bear the sword” from Romans seems to be a recognized Greek phrase to express the power of the magistrates. “It is clear from this passage that capital punishment is sanctioned by Scripture,” the commentary says.

So Allen had the facts wrong and wanted “those people who were cheering the pope’s presence” in the U.S. to accept his personal plea but disregard church teaching. This distortion is one reason why people don’t trust the media.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia notes that support for the death penalty has been part of Christian and Catholic tradition in the Old and New Testaments. What’s more, it was morally accepted when the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Scalia recently told a group of students, “If the death penalty did not violate the Eighth Amendment when the Eighth Amendment was adopted, it doesn’t violate it today.”

The Supreme Court has formally ruled that the death penalty is not a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. What’s more, in June, the Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld the use of a particular drug for lethal injection in executions.

In the case at issue on CNN and other media on Tuesday, a woman named Kelly Gissendaner was given the death penalty by lethal injection because she ordered the murder of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner, in 1997. Her lover, Gregory Bruce Owen, stabbed her husband to death.

The family of Douglas Gissendaner issued a statement, noting, “Kelly planned and executed Doug’s murder. She targeted him and his death was intentional. Kelly chose to have her day in court and after hearing the facts of this case, a jury of her peers sentenced her to death… As the murderer, she’s been given more rights and opportunity over the last 18 years than she ever afforded to Doug who, again, is the victim here. She had no mercy, gave him no rights, no choices, nor the opportunity to live his life. His life was not hers to take.”

Despite media opposition to the death penalty, the majority of Americans still support it. Pew found that 56% favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder, while 38% are opposed.

Pew did find declining support for the death penalty among Democrats, helping to explain why the Democrats masquerading as journalists in the media oppose it. Pew explained, “Much of the decline in support over the past two decades has come among Democrats. Currently, just 40% of Democrats favor the death penalty, while 56% are opposed. In 1996, Democrats favored capital punishment by a wide margin (71% to 25%).”

Among Republicans it found that 77% favor the death penalty. Among independents the figure was 57% supporting capital punishment.

In addition to their liberal opposition to the death penalty, the media perceived a sexist angle in this case, since Gissendaner “became Georgia’s first female prisoner to be executed in 70 years,” as CNN put it, or “the only woman on Georgia’s death row,” as noted by The Washington Post.

Prior to the pope’s U.S. visit, CNN’s John Allen had written that “Francis knows that the death penalty is controversial in the United States, and that a strong camp in the American Catholic Church passionately defends it. Looking ahead to his trip here in September, this could be one of those moments in which discretion seems the better part of valor. On the other hand, it’s also a chance for Francis to show that he’s serious about the death penalty by saying something he knows full well many Americans, including some members of his own flock, don’t want to hear.”

As noted, Francis did condemn the death penalty before Congress. However, as a result of Georgia carrying out the ultimate punishment in the Kelly Gissendaner case, it appears that the pope’s influence in this area has been shown to be non-existent. He had actually pleaded for Georgia authorities to spare her life in a last-minute letter.

The credibility of the pope is a problem, since his personal views are contrary to church teaching and Georgia authorities ignored him anyway. But John Allen’s misrepresentation of the facts hurt his own credibility and that of the media, whose trustworthiness can only continue to decline.