Lawyers are trained never to ask a question of a witness if they don’t already know the answer. But it is quite different in journalism – at least in principle, if the principle is getting at the truth. But alas, in these days of fake news and fanatical dead-ender opposition to President Trump, those MSM TV networks committed to driving Trump from office might want to consider retraining for their talking heads. Make them more like lawyers and avoid embarrassnents like that suffered by CNN’s Brian Stelter. Courtesy of Grabien, here is a disastrous interview in which the guest, Larry Johnson,
CNN should just turn themselves off for a few weeks. They really need to catch a breath.
But, today, new confoundamnets for the media Alphabets and Rags to have a frenzy over: Comey the Jester will come before Congress and give some disjointed, pan faced jumbled, confused answers about the wire tapping and everyone will scratch their heads afterward and be asking each other with squinty eyes, "What did he just say? What does it mean? Is Comey nuts?"
Any electronic monitoring or advanced surveillance conducted during the course of the Obama Administration by the US intelligence agencies was ultimately accomplished in Obama´s name, as he was the President, and therefore the buck always stopped at his desk.
Any such intelligence or law enforcement activities conducted during the Trump Administration reported by the liberal media would be characterized to be the direct responsibility of President Trump, you can safely bet on that.
They´re all upset about President Trump´s announcement that he would host the Philippines´ controversial president, Rodrigo Duterte, in the White House. According to this report in the New York Times, the human rights groups are wringing their hands, the State Department and the National Security Council are tearing their hair out, and the congressional Democrats are ruefully stroking their chins and trying to make political hay. In reality, Trump´s move is an exceptionally bold and clever one, and strongly rooted in advancing U.S. interests. Big time. Here´s what they don´t get: The Philippines has elected Duterte, a wild-man populist, out of frustration with
Richard Nixon once gave a speech to the nation where he famously said, “I am not a crook.” At the recent White House Correspondents Dinner, President Trump not in attendance, Bob Woodward and other media champions tried to tell the President, and the nation “We are not fake news.” In the long run, it’s hard to tell which phrase will be taken more seriously. Honestly, does anyone but the most dyed in the wool Democrat truly believe what the left leaning media has tried to bamboozle the American public with, during the first 100 days of the Trump Presidency? Not
Republican Party – currently dominant in Congress and the majority of statehouses – as accomplices in his fascist tyranny, the existential question each liberal-progressive ought to be asking himself is the very question a punk rock band made famous as the refrain of their most popular tune. The lyrics of The Clash´s 1982 song "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (snip)The question as to why liberals simply do not pack up and leave the United States has been on my mind, particularly after a recent conversation with a self-proclaimed "bleeding heart" fellow congregant at my church, who looked at
Last night’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner may have marked the end of an era. The plaintive claim of the president of the group, “We are not fake news,” revealed the sadness and fear that underlie the mainstream media’s precarious position. President Trump has largely eroded America’s trust in the national political media during his first few months in the White House, according to a new poll. On the eve of Trump’s 100th day in office, a new national poll by Morning Consult finds that more voters trust the president than the reporters covering his administration on a daily basis.
The midterm election next year holds the potential for the Republican Party to expand its slender 2-vote majority in the Senate, despite the historical pattern of such elections punishing the party holding the White House. With 25 Democrat senators up for re-election, versus on 9 Republicans, the opportunities for pick-ups are there. But elections are fought one seat at a time. One Democrat incumbent senator got some really terrible news yesterday (snip)A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic
Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser has recently attacked leaders of the anti-Jihad movement in America. He equated them with jihadists when he called them the derogatory word, alt-jihadists, meaning that Americans who speak and write against the evils of Islamic jihad and sharia are just as bad as jihadists. (snip)I have always respected what Zuhdi Jasser was trying to do and avoided contradicting him in public, even though I do not believe that Islam is reformable. I have kept my opinion to myself regarding the false hope Muslim reformers are giving to the Americans regarding Islam. But when Jasser attacked leaders
On Aprll 13, 2011, a viewer sent the following to Bill O’Reilly. He addressed it during the email segment of his show: John Knox: Arlington, VA: What about Obama having a Connecticut social security number. He never lived there. Bill O’Reilly: But his father lived in Connecticut for several years, John. Babies sometimes get numbers based on addresses provided by their parents. Why did O’Reilly mislead, and what is the lie? Two years before O’Reilly’s declaration, I uncovered the phony number. At the request of a client, who turned to me as a licensed private investigator, I found that Barack Obama was using
Conservatives need to use the political power already in their hands to begin a grassroots transformation of academia. (snip)Hold state legislative committee hearings and similar investigative tools to determine the composition of the faculty in state universities both in that state and nationally. Explore examples of persecution of conservative students, student groups, and faculty in the state and nationally. If half the states of the nation reported finding persistent intolerance toward conservatives and their ideals and presented some dramatic examples, that would put the left on the defensive. State governments could then create specific seats in state universities intended to balance
It´s remarkable that the poem "First They Came" begins "first they came for the socialists," because the socialists came first, and they came for everyone else. (snip)They told us "they" were coming for the socialists and the Muslims. They forgot to say that before the Christians had invaded the Muslims, the Muslims had been ordered to invade the world. They forgot to tell us that paid mobs of ignorant basement-dwelling radicals came for Cicero and Cato in the Senate. They neglected to say that nothing good ever came from the upper class paying the lowest class to terrorize the middle
The left-wing media is engaged in attempted character assassination against Sean Hannity as part of their effort to try and destroy the Fox News Channel. Let me speak unequivocally to this point: I stand with Sean Hannity 100%, and these terrible, awful accusations are completely malicious, reprehensible smears by the left-wing media to try and bring down a good and decent man. I have known Sean for 18 years and every situation, whether working with him or watching him with others, I have found him a decent, kind, honest and professional person when dealing with everyone. That includes men, women or
The "weekend cops" beat is not the most glorious job in journalism, but it is the easiest. All you have to do is check into the newsroom, grab a portable scanner, go to breakfast, visit the cop shop, ask a few questions, check the police blotter, eat lunch, scribble a few paragraphs about a car accident, then meet your fellow scribes for an after-work libation. (snip)all the weekend cop reporters in the San Francisco Bay area did not hear any police scanner traffic Saturday night at 9:30, when 60 black people rampaged through a BART train, robbing, beating, threatening, and
The press is starting to pile on Hillary Clinton for losing to President Trump, but the real cause of the Democrats´ defeat is never discussed. It is Obama himself. According to Gallup, averaging his two terms, Obama was the most unpopular President since President Truman, save only for Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Even Nixon was more popular. That poll will never be reported in the liberal press. But Democrats can’t ignore this astounding precinct map, that shows how tiny the blue islands have become in a sea of red voters. Obama thinks Democrats should continue to write off those red voters.
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump should release his tax returns. Host Jake Tapper asked, “Given that President Trump is proposing changes that could benefit him personally by tens of millions if not hundreds of millions of dollars, do you think that the American people have a right to see his tax returns so that they can know how this plan would affect his bottom line?” McCain answered, “I think I’ve said all along I thought every candidate for president should disclose their tax returns. I haven’t changed.”
Hillary Clinton had to ‘suppress the anger that touched every nerve in her body’ when she conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump on the night of November 8, according to an excerpt from a new book about her ill-fated campaign. The extraordinary account was relayed by the authors of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign. Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes describe the behind-the-scenes goings on during that fateful night – particularly when the realization sets in that Clinton would fail to win crucial swing states like Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were
White House reporters launched a hard-hitting attack on Donald Trump Saturday at the annual Correspondents´ Association dinner - which the President pointedly snubbed. The president of the White House Correspondents Association, Jeff Mason, used the get-together at the Washington Hilton to strongly criticize a president who has used his first 100 days of power as an opportunity to attack the media. The absence of President Donald Trump, who has called the media ´fake,´ ´dishonest´ and even ´the enemy of the people,´ marks the first time a president has declined since Ronald Reagan in 1981, who was, at the time, recovering
Washington- Political analyst David Gergen delivered a harsh critique of President Trump´s campaign-style rally Saturday night in an appearance on CNN´s "Newsroom." "To bring your campaign speech into the presidency is something presidents rarely do," said Gergen, who has been a White House adviser to four presidents. "This was the most divisive speech I´ve ever heard from a sitting American president." Trump´s delivered a rousing address to a crowd of supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania instead of attending the White House Correspondents´ Association dinner in Washington. The nearly-hour long speech began with attacks on the press and covered his tax plan,
One of the more pernicious and insidious effects of the Donald Trump regime may well be the damage he does to language itself. Trumpian language is a thing unto itself: some manner of sophistry peppered with superlatives. It is a way of speech that defies the Reed-Kellogg sentence diagram. It is a jumble of incomplete thoughts stitched together with arrogance and ignorance. America is suffering under the tyranny of gibberish spouted by the lord of his faithful 46 percent. As researchers at Carnegie Mellon pointed out last spring, presidential candidates in general use “words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8, though
The New York Times´ decision to publish a debut op-ed column by the newly-hired Bret Stephens, a notable denier of anthropogenic climate change, has sparked an uproar from the paper´s subscribers, who are furious that the Times decided to publish a column that is contrary to much of the modern-day scientific consensus on the dangers of global warming. In his column, Stephens compared the "certitude" with which Hillary Clinton´s advisers believed she would win the 2016 election to climate scientists´ repeated warnings about climate change risks. As evidence, Stephens said that inaccurate polling data during the 2016 campaign proves that science
Ohio Gov. John Kasich returned to the national spotlight this week with criticism for the GOP and President Trump, raising questions about the former Republican presidential candidate´s political future. It´s clear that the governor wants to distinguish his brand of conservatism from Trump´s, a point the governor made repeatedly during a presidential bid that saw him become the last option in the primary for "#NeverTrump" Republicans. But what´s less clear now is what comes next for the governor, whose term expires in early 2019. While Trump may embody the opposite of Kasich´s school of conservative politics, Kasich´s options are limited as long as Trump sits in the Oval Office. "Kasich is kind of in
Washington - Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. (Snip) “We’ve got to address the elephant that’s not in the room,” cracked the entertainment headliner, Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” on TV’s Comedy Central. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”
HOUSTON — They say everything is bigger in Texas. And certainly, the saying holds true for the state’s feral hog population. At 2.5 million it’s the nation’s largest, and is growing exponentially as the sows birth litters of five to six piglets twice a year and those piglets can start reproducing before they are even a year old. Brought to Texas by Spanish explorers in 1542, wild pigs here cause an estimated $52 million a year in damage as the bristly backed hooligans smash through fences, decimate crops, eat baby livestock, dig up internet and water lines, ruin golf courses
Joe Biden has been saying yes to nearly all the political invitations coming his way, with new ones arriving almost daily. Privately, the former vice president and his staff have started talking about how to begin planning a strategy with a roughly 18-month timeline so that if he decides on another presidential run, he’ll be best positioned to get it off the ground. Biden will be 77 by the time of the next Iowa caucuses, but Biden 2020 just might happen. He will be in Manchester Sunday night for a speech at the New Hampshire Democratic Party dinner. After that
In December 2014, Hillary Clinton made up her mind to run for president. But even as her team geared up in early 2015 for the formal announcement in April, the campaign was beset by problems: press leaks, the burgeoning e-mail-server scandal, competing speechwriters, divided staffers, leaderless advisers and a meddling Bill Clinton. Yet the most alarming issue of all, authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes reveal in this exclusive excerpt from their new book, “Shattered,” was the candidate’s inability to convey a clear vision or message.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets Monday in massive May Day events across the USA mostly protesting the policies of President Trump. May Day — also known as International Worker’s Day — has spawned protests around the globe in past years highlighting workers’ rights. But on Monday, the impetus for the U.S. marches span from immigrants´ rights to LGBT awareness to police misconduct. “There’s a real galvanization of all the groups this year,” said Fernanda Durand of CASA in Action, which will lead a march of about 10,000 people for immigrants´ rights through downtown