Media fake news is everywhere. No, the new health care bill does not treat rape as a pre-existing condition and Republicans did not celebrate its passage with beer. The latest media outrage is driven by a Washington Post story about intelligence disclosures based on claims by anonymous sources. The Post’s big hit pieces are mainly based on anonymous sources. Its latest hit piece runs a quote from, “a former senior U.S. official who is close to current administration officials.” That’s an anonymous source quoting hearsay from other anonymous sources. This isn’t journalism. It’s a joke. Last week, the Washington Post
Comments: Emmanuel Goldstein would be so proud. The enemies of the American people aren´t even trying to hide it anymore.
Doubtless 99% of the media are liberal, left, or far left--but that´s not all of the story. Newspapers are DYING. Even online. Anyone younger than a baby boomer gets their news from a newsfeed, and then only clicks if the picture is interesting or the headline outrageous. Journalism has been reduced to sensationalism, political propaganda and click bait. And because this afternoon´s sensational propaganda is stale by mid-evening, more must be ginned up to feed the public´s ADD-short attention span. People don´t know how to think for themselves any longer. For that we can thank the demise of the family, the welfare system, and a politicized, nationalized, value-less education system--all gifts from our federal government.
Personally, I won´t go to the NYT or WaPo web site stories, or buy either one of them on the stand, until they try to kick their credibility up a notch by publishing stories about Bigfoot, alien abductions, and secret JFK assassins.
Maybe the leaker isn´t a person. Maybe it is a well-disguised gift left behind at by the former occupant. I recall no leaks when POTUS has met with the Chinese or conducted top personnel interviews at Mar-a-Lago.
As Dick Morris pointed out in a column published yesterday, President Trump is being tried by a form of a kangaroo court—no names, no evidence, just innuendo by today’s unscrupulous so-called journalists. A trusted friend and journalist rightfully states that the media today are corrupt—they abuse their press access, turning it against President Trump by twisting his words shamefully. Press conferences did not exist until FDR’s presidency so Newt Gingrich may be wise in suggesting closure of the White House press briefing room.
The msm are playing with fire because sane people no longer put any credence in their opinions—they cry wolf too often. Should there come a day when there is an honest-to-goodness crisis that should be heeded by the public, and the public dismisses yet another sensational “story,” and people suffer for it, the msm will own the disaster.
RushLimbaugh proffered two days ago, daily, a so-called major event involving President Trump breaks at 5:30PM so the msm television anchors can begin their evening broadcasts with yet another “breaking news” story. Contrived,malicious,unconscionable,despicable barely begin to describe the Left’s behavior/agenda.
Even Fox News is putting out fake news adverse to President Trump,with Sandra Smith stating this morning that Donald Trump tweeted that he was against Robert Muller being appointed as Special Counsel. I don´t believe that was a true statement as what Trump said was that he believed that the Special Counsel investigation would be a witch hunt as he had nothing to do with the Russians, and that his tweeting never mentioned him being against Robert Mueller´s appointment.
Anonymous "news" or information should NEVER be believed. Everyone has a right to question their accuser. It´s too bad this forgotten with Nixon. I do firmly believe there was no "deep throat". That´s a cowards way of doing things.
You have to wonder how liberals think this works. So, a manifestly conflicted special counsel leading a pack of maxed-out Democrat donors decides Donald Trump has to be kicked out of office for “obstructing justice” regarding a cynical lie about him cavorting with the Kremlin and…then what? President Pence, until they do the same thing to him? Or do we just skip right to President Felonia von Pantsuit, shrug our shoulders, and give up on our foolish dream of having a say in our own governance? Straightforward from here is…chaos. Because normal Americans are woke to the scam. No, the affidavits of
Sarah Palin issued a not-so-veiled warning to the New York Times on Thursday over a controversial editorial in the newspaper, one that prompted two corrections and an apology. In a tweet, Palin said she is "talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options." It all stems from an editorial, written in the wake of the Steve Scalise shooting, that linked a map put out by Palin´s political action committee in 2011 to the shooting of former congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Some background and new developments: What it said: In criticizing incendiary political rhetoric, the editorial mentioned the 2011 shooting of Giffords and
The rush to impeach President Trump is on by an opposition party that lacks the votes, evidence or legal basis for such a move. But since when did an illegal left-wing coup need any of those things? No Dem has been more honest about the real motive for impeachment than Congressman Ted Lieu. “We should not give him a chance to govern,” Lieu had declared after Trump had been in office for ten days. And he predicted that, “I do believe that if we win back the House of Representatives, impeachment proceedings will be started.” What was the basis for impeaching President Trump
How are we supposed to take the myriad leaks coming from Robert Mueller´s special investigation of what I guess we could call "The Russian Matter"? You would think that on the day Rep. Steve Scalise was shot the lava-like flow of illegal and frequently inaccurate leaked information being promulgated ad infinitum by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and CNN (among others) would stop for a moment´s respectful pause, but no -- at least not at the Washington Post. That very day they were "reporting" [scare quotes deliberate] that five, count ´em five, needless-to-say unnamed "officials" [scare quotes again
The New York Times used the attempted assassination of dozens of Republican congressmen by a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter to attack former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with a baseless conspiracy theory blaming Palin for inciting mentally ill Jared Loughner to shoot Democratic Rep. Gaffy Giffords in 2011. “In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19
Forget all the nervous gasps. When President Trump tweeted that his measure to protect Americans from Islamic terror was a “travel ban” and that it should never have been watered down, he was right. Calling it a pause hasn’t appeased a single of the radical judges abusing their authority. It doesn’t matter what the lawyers call it, when courts insist on referencing President Trump’s campaign rhetoric instead. Watering down the ban achieved nothing. The judicial coup can’t be appeased with a “moderate” ban. Stripping Iraq from the list of countries undermined the effectiveness of the measure considering that the vast majority of refugees
"Republicans of all stripes must be made to acknowledge and accept that Trumpism is an experiment that failed," Noah Rothman wrote in Commentary. It was October 2016 and Rothman was declaring the terms on which Never Trumpers would accept the surrender of Republicans after Trump’s defeat. Some "examples must be made", but after some political purges, the GOP could be reunited around "free trade" and "an internationalist foreign policy". But instead of losing, Trump won. The disasters that Rothman was predicting, the loss of Congress and the White House, never came about. And the scorned prophets of Never Trump, instead of apologizing
“Everything’s fine,” smiled Captain Paul Ryan smarmily as he steered the Titanic into an iceberg. “Now, let me get back to shafting our own voting base via my incomprehensible determination to cancel the tax deductions that Republicans use instead of cutting handouts to Democrat-voting freeloaders!” We are sailing toward disaster in 2018 and no one seems to want to acknowledge it. Let’s look at the facts and evidence. Data Point One: We scraped by in a couple of House special elections so far, including Punchy McSlugahack’s in Montana, but that Daily Kos reader-funded-12-year old non-resident Democrat dork is going to
That towering doofus James Comey crushed the spirits of millions of democracy-hating geebos when, trapped by his own prior testimony, he was forced to admit the truth on national television. And that truth, as those of us not caught up in the whirlpool of Menschian insanity and liberal wishcasting all know, is that the whole Russia thing is a wheelbarrow of fresh Schumer squeezed out by Hillary and her minions in order to create a narrative – any narrative – that would hide the bitter truth. We rejected her, and now we’re rejecting the Russia idiocy too. Poor Comey, having
Someone should inform the Shakespeare-in-the-Park thespians who are stabbing a Trump-a-like to death in their "modern dress" Julius Caesar that they´ve chosen the wrong play. What they should be performing is the Bard´s Much Ado About Nothing, a far more accurate vision of contemporary Washington -- except, of course, for the comedy´s romantic ending. Nobody´s falling in love with anybody in D.C. these days, but they certainly are wasting time. That became clearer than ever even before James Comey´s said-to-be-historic testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. The former FBI director´s published statement harrumphed for seven pages, but essentially exonerated
In Britain, as in the U.S., when an Islamic terrorist is said to be, “known to law enforcement,” the translation is: “He is being actively ignored by law enforcement.” After the latest terrorist attack in Britain — at least as of this writing — Prime Minister Theresa May bravely announced, “Enough is enough!” What is the point of these macho proclamations after every terrorist attack? Nothing will be done to stop the next attack. Political correctness prohibits us from doing anything that might stop it. Poland doesn’t admit Muslims: It has no terrorism. Japan doesn’t admit Muslims: It has no
Two weeks ago, in the wake of the Manchester bombing, I mistweeted and it cost me. Everyone knows what I said and I’m not going to repeat it here. The wording was horrible. Loaded with unintended meaning. Quickly deleted, amended to make clear, and apologised for live on TV and radio. I have no excuses. And I take full accountability — disasters, triumphs, I must treat them just the same. In truth, I woke up to the news of the terror attack in Manchester on our young girls and I saw red. As a mum, I felt fear. And I
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle
The deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a container ship June 17 took place while the freighter was on autopilot, according to Navy officials. The Philippines-flagged cargo ship ACX Crystal was under control of a computerized navigation system that was steering and guiding the container vessel, according to officials familiar with preliminary results of an ongoing Navy investigation. Investigators so far found no evidence the collision was deliberate. Nevertheless, an accident during computerized navigation raises the possibility the container ship´s computer system could have been hacked and the ship deliberately steered into the USS Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A more
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. William C Bradford, director of the Department’s Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking “what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?” The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed. Previously Mr Bradford caused
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think
Eaarly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race. But it went further. The intelligence captured Putin’s specific instructions on the operation’s audacious objectives — defeat or at least damage the Democratic nominee,
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson
The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out swinging in a tweet Friday, saying if Senate Republicans pass their current healthcare bill, they will become the “death party.” Clinton’s post referenced an article from the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, which cited Harvard researchers as saying “the Senate bill could result in 18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026.” (Snip) The tweet from Clinton follows an earlier tweet urging her supporters to "speak out against" the bill.
The Broome County District Attorney and local police agencies have announced details of a major weapons bust. Ramadan Abdullah, 64, is facing multiple felony weapon charges, and numerous weapons have been seized as a result. Broome County DA Steve Cornwell says on May 31st, Abdullah was arrested for shoplifting ammunition from Gander Mountain by Johnson City Police. A search warrant was executed on Abdullah´s storage unit in the Town of Union as a result. Police recovered: -4 loaded handguns -8 assault weapons -64 high-capacity ammunition feeding devices -1 loaded shotgun -2 rifles -thousands of rounds of ammunition for rifles, pistols, and assault weapons, including 50 caliber armor piercing incendiary rounds,
While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump´s Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well-positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in his tenure. But
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.