In the five months since the election, the media haven´t been able to get over getting Trumped. They´ve gone through the five stages of grief, some of them over and over again, and still The Donald drives them crazy. Hillary was one of the worst candidates in history, but it didn´t matter. In our Mass Cult mind, she couldn´t lose. This is a mass media pathology, as we can see from their uncontrolled emotional outbursts. The latest is Comeygate, which looks like a trap Trump laid for James Comey, who came out of the White House babbling that the president had
I have given up on Sunday news shows. Chria Wallace, he of the permamemt sneer and snark, is gone. Chinless Chuck Todd is gone. Nancy´s stupd son is gone. And the bat-guana crazy haters at MSNBC are gone. Life is good, better without them.
I watched about 30 seconds of Chris Wallace yesterday. He was hysterically incredulous as he stated that the White House was in such disarray that Trump was raging through the halls wanting to fire everybody--Priebus, Bannon, everybody--except Jarod and Ivanka. Some lip-glossed pundit was smugly agreeing that was true. Couldn´t change the channel fast enough.
More news was offered during the 15 minutes of the "Huntley-Brinkley" news program than the 24 hour non-stop repetitive blabber offered today. The worst segment of their show was when they said: "Goodnight Chet, goodnight David". That was during the 1960´s when baby boomers were trying to climb out of their strollers as mom slowly pushed them down our safe streets. Paul Harvey always closed his show with a simple "Good Day"
Interrupted repeatedly by chants of “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” as he was speaking in Poland on Thursday, President Trump delivered a ringing affirmation that he would defend Western civilization: “Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph.” Now, we’re used Presidents affirming that civilization will triumph. Barack Obama did it, too. Trump’s remarkable innovation here, and sharp departure from the example his predecessor set, is in declaring that Western civilization would
There is little in the news today quite as delightful as watching the mainstream media do the CNN Two-Step. The CNN Two-Step is a simple dance. Step One: Put your foot in your mouth. Step Two: Shoot yourself in the foot. The results are bloody but hilarious. The latest iteration comes from CNN´s own Jim Acosta. Acosta seems to have modeled himself on the Grandfather of Fake News, Dan Rather. Rather made his name by shouting biased and hostile questions at a president despised of the elite. Acosta has made a fool of himself doing the same thing. Acosta beclowned himself
In his book titled Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary, editor Steven R. Weisman cites an October 5, 1973 letter of Moynihan´s affirming that [Norman] Podhoretz is at the height of his form. He has it. He knows what has been going on in America since 1932 when Edmund Wilson, becoming Marxist, exulting in the Depression, pronounced that ´we now have a chance to take our country away from the businessmen who took it from us.´ A score from Walden time, now to be settled, because the normal sources of strength of the republic had been
George W. Bush is a gentleman and his father, George H.W. is too, even more so. Both were attacked maliciously and aggressively by the media and by their political opponents. I admired the civility of both presidents who were above the fray. But their presidencies suffered defeats because they were unwilling to fight fire with fire. Donald J. Trump is a different man, a different politician and a different president. Trump is a street fighter. He is going to be aggressive and cunning when politicians and the media come after him. President Trump is naturally combative, having honed his skills
If you ever had any doubt that Donald Trump was right that the mainstream media is the enemy of the American people, CNN corrected your inexplicable inability to comprehend this painfully obvious truth by choosing July 4th to threaten some guy for daring to make fun of Its Medianess Holiness. Apparently, if you dare defy the media it has the right to wreck your life - as long as you are an anti-Obama rodeo clown or a meme-making rando on Reddit. If you are a zillionaire like Anthony Scaramucci with the bucks to hire top flight law firms and Gawkerize
If anyone doubts that patriotism really is the last refuge of a scoundrel, a recent CNN article boasts that liberals are reclaiming patriotism. After going through their musty attics, tossing aside copies of Howard Zinn’s revisionist Marxist history of America and all the “U.S. Out of Everywhere” buttons, they found their patriotism, moth-eaten, covered in dust and a little worse for the wear. But otherwise intact. That’s right, progressives are patriotic again. Again refers to the brief period between the end of the Hitler-Stalin pact when the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union necessitated a sudden outburst of pro-war sentiment and
Hillary Clinton will be remembered for many things but being a gracious loser is not one of them. Ever the narcissist, Clinton blamed Russia, fake news, wikileaks, Comey, anyone but herself for her humiliating defeat. The bare truth is that Clinton was a supremely flawed candidate who was perceived as untrustworthy. Her flirtations with identity politics while hobnobbing with the bicoastal elite did nothing to enhance her image among blue collar union folk and the middle class. But perhaps most damning for Clinton was her email scandal which dogged her campaign like a bad rash that wouldn’t go away. Clinton
There are many discussions about the President Trump “wrestling” CNN tweet, but it’s time to get to the heart of the matter: that the tweet was brilliant, anticipating a ridiculously overwrought reaction by the legacy media, and boy, did they deliver. It’s one thing to say the media is fake and can’t be trusted, and quite another to show it to the American people. So consumed with their loathing of the president, some in the legacy media can’t see past themselves and did exactly what you’d expect the pathologically obsessed to do: pathologically obsess. While everyone else was laughing at the tweet
I haven’t thrown a punch in anger since long before the beginning of this century. I carried a Beretta 92FC 9 mm or a Walther PPK 380 semi-automatic pistol for longer than a decade in the Bronx, back when there were around two thousand murders a year in New York City. I wrote about it here. Read it, you might find it interesting. When I had a pizzeria for a few years, hard men would come in and ask me to fix their guns; I politely declined. I had an ice cream truck in the projects for most of a decade through
What is it about “gender issues” that drives the media/political elites mad? The government of Canada handed gender activists the crucial precedent they need. As the BBC reported yesterday: An eight-month old Canadian baby has been issued a health card without a gender marker, in what could be the first case in the world. So serious are the issues of child abuse here that I must put them aside, possibly for another time. I want to confine myself to the manner in which what has to be called fantasy has permeated the ruling class when it comes to the denial of biology. Now,
The first article of impeachment against president Donald J. Trump -- if the Democrats regain the U.S. House majority -- will be that his behavior demeans the office of the President. Set aside for a moment that for Dem loons just electing Trump irreparably tarnished the stature of the office. But now, the Dems have Exhibit A to the impeachment article: Trump’s image-shopped WWE parody of himself “body-slamming” CNN, perhaps the most accomplished, and persistent purveyor of fake news. Unlike Bill Clinton -- whose pants around the ankles in the Oval Office, while being serviced by an intern, redefined dignity of the
Americans don´t need just a free press; they need access to accurate information in order to make up their own minds about what they want the government to do. While it´s true that a free press is a prerequisite for the people to have access to the data they need, it´s not sufficient. We currently, despite Democrat attempts to the contrary, have a free press in America. Yet the systemic left-wing bias of the mainstream media(MSM) – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Washington Post, L.A. Times, etc – means there is little difference between the accuracy of the information most Americans
Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. A female analyst who had appeared on Fox News and CNN is alleging that she was blackballed from Fox after ending an affair with Payne, the Los Angeles Times reports. She also claims to have been coerced into a sexual relationship, and 20th Century Fox is investigating her allegations while other anchors fill in on Payne´s show "Making Money." HuffPost writer Yashar Ali reported that the woman in question was Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump commentator who also appeared frequently on CNN during the 2016
Donald Trump has reportedly had trouble getting a hotel room for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. His team apparently waited too long to book accommodations for the President and his travelling staff and were told none of the major hotels had vacancies, Buzzfeed reported. The local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt reported that the Four Seasons had to turn him away as they were full. In an ironic twist for the hotel chain owner, every luxury hotel in town seemed to be booked up. There do not appear to be any Trump-owned properties in the northern German city. Buzzfeed did some digging and
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta suggested President Trump´s press conference Thursday in Poland was a "fake news conference" because he called on a reporter who is an "ally of the White House." During the press conference, Trump chose Daily Mail reporter David Martosko, who has publicly said he spoke with Trump about a possible White House job, to ask a question. Martosko asked Trump about potential military action against North Korea and also about the fallout of the president´s tweet that included a video of him tackling a man with a CNN logo for a head. (Tweet) Reacting on Twitter, Acosta
When asked about President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, Professor Stephen Hawking said that Trump’s decision could make the Earth “become like Venus, with a temperature of over 250 degrees and raining sulfuric acid.” He also said that Trump will cause “damage to our beautiful planet.” In a video published July 2, BBC News presented the question, “What does Stephen Hawking think about President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement?” Hawking answered, “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible.” “Trump’s action could push the earth over the brink to become like Venus, with a
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens criticized President Donald Trump’s public commentary on the travel ban litigation in an interview this week, and expressed skepticism about its legality. (Snip) He also expressed skepticism of the order’s legality. “Of course the Court has to consider the national security issues, but I don’t see the argument finding the danger to our security by allowing Muslims into the country,” he said. “It doesn’t seem to me that’s a very good test of how dangerous the immigrants are.” A 2015 study that appeared in the Wall Street Journal found that former President Barack Obama commented
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed on Thursday night that someone is sending "carefully forged" intelligence documents to media outlets in an attempt to discredit coverage of the investigation into Russian collusion with President Donald Trump´s campaign team. Maddow tweeted early Thursday evening that she had a "strange exclusive" coming up on her show later that night. (Tweet) Maddow revealed the scoop at the beginning of her show and talked about it for almost 20 minutes. Her opening monologue began by pointing out that she has a website for people to send her tips and documents anonymously. She said that she
Hurry up and read this, before it’s too late. The Larsen C ice shelf is seconds/minutes/hours/days away from breaking off from Antarctica. When it does — if it hasn’t by the time you’ve finished reading this — it will become one of the largest icebergs on record. Scientists have been monitoring the crack in the ice shelf for two years, since they first observed that it was growing at a significant rate.
Thursday on “CBS This Morning,” the network’s chief White House correspondent Major Garret said President Donald Trump did not “uphold American values” when he criticized the American news media and former President Barack Obama. Partial transcript as follows: GARRETT: Good morning. The president said Poland is an example of courage in the face of oppression. He specifically praised Poland’s historic, but ultimately unsuccessful, resistance to Nazi occupation and its persistent efforts throughout the Cold War to undermine Soviet dominance here and throughout Europe. In a speech, Mr. Trump also hailed Poland as one of the few NATO nations that annually
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network host Andrea Mitchell accused President Donald Trump of not reading, absorbing facts and was “not reality-based” when discussing his foreign policy moves. Partial transcript as follows: SCARBOROUGH: Andrea, you have talked before how Donald Trump thought he could personally charm the Chinese leaders, and we’ve seen this happen before throughout history. Famously FDR thought he could charm Stalin at Yalta. George W. Bush thought that he could charm Putin, talking about, you know, seeing into his soul, but Donald Trump, this has happened time and again, and he appears to be more susceptible to
On the Fourth of July of all days, “Never Trump” New York Times columnist Bret Stephens said President Donald Trump’s supporters are “idiots” who need to “admire” elites. The Times’ and MSNBC’s insufferably smug and out-of-touch useful idiot said WarWarren Buffett has a wonderful line: “First come the innovators, then come the imitators, and then come the idiots.” “I think the conservative movement has traced a similar trajectory,” he said on MSNBC, adding that “the party of Donald Trump” is associated with “exclusion, fear, and bigotry.” Stephens whined that conservatives “demonize” and do not “admire” elites who are “educated” and
A human-rights activist is speaking out this week about the anti-Muslim discrimination she says she experienced while shopping, when a sales associate insisting on making subtle jabs against her hijab. “Discrimination against Muslims, request for help,” Nadia Alawa, of Boston, wrote in a lengthy July 3rd Facebook post describing the recent incident. Earlier that day, she explained, she had been browsing at the White House Black Market, a popular women’s chain store, in Lynnfield, Mass. She was dressed, she says, “in my usual Muslim American clothing, which includes a hijab,” when a store manager approached her “with a smug smile”
President Obama is engaged in acts that may go against the Logan Act which prohibits Americans from committing treason by acting with other governments against the US. A summary of the Logan Act follows: The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 ) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization. Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of the Alien and