Events of the past few days suggest British journalism – the so-called Fourth Estate – is not what it purports to be: a watchdog monitoring the centers of state power. It is quite the opposite.

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Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter has been unanimously approved by the Twitter board, a regulatory filing Tuesday shows. Shareholders still must vote on the proposed $44 billion deal.

In a virtual call with Twitter employees Friday, Musk reiterated his desire to acquire the social media platform, despite Twitter stock having considerably fallen below his offering price of $54.20 per share.

Two things are certain: The corrupt FBI has become little more than a Gestapo-like force for the deep state; and the mainstream media is still one of the most corrupt institutions in the country.

Both of these truths were in evidence this week as we saw media outlets finally ‘step up’ and start covering some of the eye-opening things presidential daughter Ashley Biden wrote in her diary after the FBI started investigating.

During a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) sounded off about the U.S. Capitol Police’s arrest of a group of staffers from CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for allegedly trespassing in the Capitol.

Kennedy said the incident looked like “another example of a bunch of agenda journalists trying to make Democrats look good and Republicans look bad.” He asserted that the American people trusted the media “like they trust gas station sushi.”

Discussing black crime in America isn’t easy. For decades, the FBI has collected all kinds of race and crime data from state police, so we have the information. But due to a ton of negative black disparities showing up in the data, the mainstream media pursues a policy of silence on the issue, turning it as a result into a taboo topic.

This Father’s Day weekend, cable news network MSNBC hosted the creators of a pro-abortion video which was made for the holiday to urge men to support abortion.

“[W]e have been doing a campaign because, truth be told, when you look at historically, how patriarchy and white supremacy has played a role, you know think about the fact that women couldn’t have a credit card,” Lizz Winstead, founder of Abortion Access Front, told guest host Michael Steele on Saturday of the video she created with comedian W. Kamau Bell.

Bill Maher torched the Washington Post this past week for the public, inter-organizational spat that took place after one of their reporters became dissatisfied over another staffer's joke tweet.

To Maher, the argument, which took place in public view on Twitter, emphasized the fragile nature of younger generations in the professional workplace.

“The crybabies are unfortunately still winning,” Maher announced. “The fact that the Post’s initial response was to punish one of their best for a silly joke shows that the kindergarten is already in charge.”