The “Palestinian” Islamic terror group Hamas presented an award on Wednesday to the Qatar-based network Al-Jazeera for the “high professionalism” it displayed in its anti-Israel news coverage during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, which fired thousands of rockets at the innocent Israeli populace. In a paid visit to Gaza’s current Al-Jazeera bureau, Hamas deputy chairman Khalil al-Hayya presented […]
About Discover The Networks
Welcome to DiscoverTheNetworks, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The DiscoverTheNetworks website is a "Guide to the Political Left." It identifies the individuals and organizations that make up the left, and also the institutions that fund and sustain the left; it maps the paths through which the left exerts its influence on the larger body politic; it defines the left's (often hidden) programmatic agendas; and it provides an understanding of the left's history and ideas.
The site is made up of two principal data elements along with a powerful search engine to locate and explore the information stored. The first of these elements is a database of PROFILES of individuals, groups and institutions, which can be accessed through the gray buttons on the home page, or through the DTN DIRECTORY on the navigation bar. The PROFILES provide thumbnail sketches of histories, agendas and (where significant) funding sources. The information has been culled from public records readily available on the Internet and in books and other sources whose veracity and authenticity are easily checked.
The second data element of this site consists of a library of articles, both scholarly and journalistic, which analyze the relationships disclosed in the database and the issues they raise. These articles have been entered into the database and linked in the RESOURCES columns that appear on the PROFILE pages. The judgments that inform these analyses are subjective, reflecting informed opinion about the matters at hand. In every case possible, their authors and sources are identified so that users of the database can form their own judgments and opinions about the reliability and value of the analyses.
DiscoverTheNetworks is an ambitious undertaking that would not have been possible before the creation of the Internet, with the storage capacities and data linkage features that digital space affords and that such an undertaking requires. As a result of the information that these technologies make available, a user of this site can follow the networks described in the database to arrive at a new understanding of the forces that define our social reality and shape our collective futures.
The database will readily answer many questions that previously would have required volumes of printed text to establish. The primary question is: "Is there a left?" Since the early 1970s, radical activists began referring to themselves as "liberals" (in part to distance themselves from their failures as a socialist left). A sympathetic media culture went along with this deception, with the result that the word "left" has all but disappeared from the political lexicon. The spectrum of views is now regularly described in the media culture as extending from "liberal" to "moderate" to "conservative" or "right," as though a left did not exist or was so marginal as not to matter.
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Appearing on Iran’s state-run Press TV on Friday, Hamas chief Ismail Haniya expressed his thanks to the regime for providing funds and weapons to his Gaza-ruling terrorist organization, declaring that the recent 11-day conflict had thwarted Israel’s attempts at building ties with the Arab world. “I cannot but thank [Iran] who brought forth money and weaponry to […]
In a statement on the Catholic League website Thursday, the organization’s President Bill Donohue warned that Critical Race Theory (CRT), which smears the United States as a deeply racist nation, is itself “an inherently racist prescription” because “it judges people on the basis of their skin color, not their individual traits.” CRT “is a textbook example of […]
Thursday on her show The ReidOut, MSNBC propagandist host Joy Reid said that Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis was the “modern-day” version of segregationist Gov. George Wallace (who happened to be Democrat) for signing the state’s new anti-rioting law. “Republican state legislatures across the country are responding to the demonstrations over George Floyd’s murder with punitive new measures […]
In a now-deleted video on social media, prominent Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist Maya Echols threatened that cities will be “on fire” if Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer on trial for the murder of George Floyd, is not convicted. “Justice” apparently now means people riot in the street if they don’t get the conviction that […]
Sunday on Spectrum News 1’s In Focus SoCal, unhinged race-monger Rep. Maxine Waters declared offensively that police in America believe “their greatest challenge and their greatest chore is to keep black people in their place.” Asked, in the leftist news media’s typical America-bashing fashion, why the country “has such difficulty learning from history and making real changes when […]
In a Thursday speech on the House floor, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the gall to claim that the DACA “dreamers” brought to the United States by their illegal alien parents “are true and legitimate heirs… of our founders.” As Democrats prepare to push through an amnesty for at least three million illegal migrants, Pelosi said, “This […]
Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall bowed to the woke social media mob on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to apologize for praising independent journalist Andy Ngo and promoting his new book exposing the domestic terror group Antifa. “Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed,” Marshall tweeted in […]
In a rant on Wednesday on MSNBC’s Deadline, failed presidential candidate and gun-grabbing former Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke called the Republican Party a “cult of death” after Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the COVID-19 mask mandate. “They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans, for I don’t know, for political gain? To satisfy […]
Thursday on FNC’s Hannity, Donald Trump, Jr., son of the former President, blasted the media double standard applied to Govs. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) regarding their respective states’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “Look at the difference in the handling of Governor DeSantis versus Andrew Cuomo,” Trump Jr. said. “Andrew Cuomo gets Emmys for sending […]
In a blog post published Wednesday at Medium, a former aide has accused embattled, lethally incompetent New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Lindsey Boylan, the former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to Cuomo, claimed he repeatedly touched her body, attempted to kiss her on the mouth, invited her to play “strip poker,” and […]
In an essay published on Wednesday titled “The Case for Blue-State Secession,” the longtime leftwing magazine The Nation presents the case for a “blue-state secession,” claiming it is “the only way to ensure democracy and equal justice” for all citizens. CUNY Professor Nathan Newman argues in the essay that despite “demands for secession by red-state leaders and […]
Thursday on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, Andy Ngo, journalist and author of Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, revealed that the shared goal of leftist groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter is to abolish nation states. Ngo stated that “violent extremism” and “domestic terrorism” from these revolutionary movements is “being legitimized in the name of social justice” by celebrities, […]
From the steps of New York City Hall on Saturday, U.S. House Democratic chair Hakeem Jeffries smeared President Trump as “treasonous” and “a clear and present danger,” and demanded he be removed from office for “inciting sedition” over last week’s chaos at the Capitol. “Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately. He should be impeached, convicted […]
Nearly three weeks after the scandal came to light, the New York Times has refused to report on ties between failed presidential nominee candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell and suspected Chinese Communist regime spy Christine Fang. On December 8, Axios reported that Swalwell had been one of several American politicians to whom Fang developed extensive ties as part of a […]