The Political Career of Donald Trump
Media bias in general
Media bias in Hillary Clinton's favor
Media bias in Barack H. Obama's favor
Big Turn Against President Trump in Late Night Talk Shows. Among late-night talk shows, past hosts such as
David Letterman or Jay Leno always took potshots at people in news stories of the day, including politicians of every
stripe. It was customary to poke fun at current affairs, and politicos on both the Right and the Left were fair game
for their writers, as were many other issues and people. But these days, with the new generation of late-night hosts,
the humor now seems targeted at one end of the political spectrum only, with one man in particular drawing much of the
comedic heat — President Donald Trump. Whereas previously, any faux pas or foot-in-mouth moments that
Democrats might have suffered could have been used against them, it now seems that Hollywood's agenda of perennially siding
with the Left has taken over, and — as with much of the mainstream media — the humor has become
a Big Mouth; Journalists are Villains. [Scroll down] Has the press at long last no decency? The
short answer: No decency at all. Trump is a big mouth but the press is despicable. Democrat operatives
masquerading as journalists, they are the prime engine of division in this country. Skewing every story in one
direction, they keep us from discussing issues in a reasonable way so as to reach compromise. And squealing like scorched
cats at every Trump remark, they manufacture a sense of crisis that has nothing to do with the true state of America.
They are villains. Within the parameters of the First Amendment, the entire industry needs to be reformed.
People. In the past week, a media narrative developed about how President Trump hadn't spoken publicly about
the deaths of the men at the hands of an ISIS affiliate group. This didn't happen by accident, it happened suddenly and
from multiple media outlets and "journalists," as if it were coordinated. "Why hasn't Trump said anything about this?"
they asked. Of course, the White House had spoken about it the day after it happened, but since it came from the
president's spokeswoman and not him directly, this fact was ignored. Presidents don't speak about every death in battle
and never have, but this one was manufactured to be different. It was going to be "Trump's Benghazi," or so the media
hoped. But there were no warnings ignored, like in Benghazi. There was no 13-hour delay in sending aid.
There was no blaming of an Internet video to cover up the failure of the administration to act, and no one was sent to prison
for a year to aid in the re-election of the president. The only similarity with Benghazi is the body count.
Plurality Of Americans Believes Media Makes Up Stories About Trump. On the one hand, it's an amazing testament
to how far public trust in the media has fallen that more Americans than not believe they're publishing false stories about
the president. On the other hand, how is this number not 100 percent? It's not a matter of opinion.
The media does, in fact, sometimes publish honest-to-goodness fake news about Trump and his orbit.
Suddenly Respect President Bush After He Skewers Trump. Christmas came early for the liberal Big Three Networks
(ABC, CBS, and NBC) on Thursday [10/19/2017] when former President George W. Bush spoke out against the Donald Trump
administration. In a disgusting display of sudden respect for a long time political foe, the network's championed
Bush's hammering of the current president. And the icing on their anti-Trump cake was former President Obama doing the
exact same thing too.
Trump doesn't owe Obama
anything. It's nine months into the administration, and there is no rest for the hair-on-fire coverage.
Whether it's Trump's move to make changes to NAFTA, decertify the Iran deal, eliminate some ObamaCare rules or cut taxes,
each is greeted with a collective howl of outrage. Every report is a parade of horrors that celebrates critics as
truth-telling prophets. All the code words about cruelty to the poor and benefits for the rich are trotted out, capped
with warnings about race and gender impacts. The hyperbolic language is designed to stoke partisan fear and rally the
resistance. [...] And so it goes, day after day, issue after issue. Stripped of policy fig leaves, the media reaction
amounts to, "You can't do that! That's not how Barack Obama did it!"
airs anti-Pruitt documentary funded by environmentalist group backer. A new PBS Frontline documentary
that paints Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt as a tool for the fossil fuel industry received major
funding from a group that has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to environmentalist activists like the Sierra
Club. The documentary, "War on the EPA," received major support from the Kendeda Fund, an Atlanta-based nonprofit
focused on the environment and sustainability. The documentary features interviews with numerous Obama administration
backers, including Gina McCarthy, the former EPA administrator, and Betsy Southerland, a former EPA director making $250,000
who claimed earlier this year she resigned in protest because of the Trump administration's budget.
is not "crucial to our democracy". The president is not "undermining the foundations of our democracy."
Donald Trump strengthened them. He did not accept a billion dollars in bribes and payoffs from big corporations and
rich creeps like Harvey Weinstein. Spending half as much, Trump [defeated] Hillary and her media minions. [Bob]
Schieffer, [Brian] Stelter, and their ilk tried to thwart the election with biased coverage. It is not working.
It undermines their credibility.
Trump doesn't owe Obama
anything. Not much is happening in Washington these days. Just more of the same as President Trump
continues to change or scrap the policies of the previous president and the media responds by insisting each time that the
sky is falling. It's nine months into the administration, and there is no rest for the hair-on-fire coverage.
Whether it's Trump's move to make changes to NAFTA, decertify the Iran deal, eliminate some ObamaCare rules or cut taxes,
each is greeted with a collective howl of outrage. Every report is a parade of horrors that celebrates critics as
truth-telling prophets. All the code words about cruelty to the poor and benefits for the rich are trotted out, capped
with warnings about race and gender impacts.
of the Republican Lambs. Big media, part of the left-wing establishment, has joined the progressive
deplorables. Whether the New York Times sitting on the Harvey Weinstein story for over a decade, or NBC refusing to run
Ronan Farrow's Weinstein exposé. Then the daily barrage of fake news from CNN and the other alphabet networks claiming
falsely that President Trump wants to increase our nuclear arsenal ten-fold or that his cabinet is on the verge of removing him
from office via the 25th Amendment. Why is it only Trump calling out fake news? This is a perfect chance for Republicans
to speak out, to push back. Public opinion is on their side. Democrats keep losing elections at the national, state,
and local levels.
Dishonesty Gives Trump Legitimate Talking Points. If you listen to the media today, you'd be hard pressed to
know that President Trump both complying with the law and with a court decision. The media would prefer to make this
all about dismantling Obamacare and ignore the fact President Obama had no constitutional authority to do what he did.
When the President blasts fake news, this is what he is talking about and this gives his supporters ample room to ignore the
President's more outlandish attacks against the press.
John Kelly exchange with a reporter illustrates an anti-Trump bias. Any human communications can be tricky,
polluted by bias, expectations, assumptions, many things. Nowhere are such communications more delicate — or
important — than between media and political leaders in a free society, in this case the Trump White House and the
press corps assigned there to gather and deliver accurate news to Americans. Chief of Staff John Kelly gave his first
news briefing Thursday, a refreshingly genial, candid and succinct appearance for the Trump White House. As you might
expect of a Marine general who worked his way up from enlisted man.
MSNBC Speculate on Removing Trump From Office Via 25th Amendment. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and MSNBC's Chris Matthews
both eagerly speculated on the latest long shot liberal hope to get rid of Donald Trump: The 25th Amendment. Building
off a mention of it Vanity Fair by Steve Bannon, Blitzer on Thursday [10/12/2017] asked correspondent Jessica Schneider "Tell our
viewers who aren't familiar with the 25th Amendment, Jessica, precisely what it does." She related the dreams of Democrats:
"It lays out the path for removal of the president in cases of inability. And that's a term that has never been defined or
suggested. So here's what exactly would need to happen to set the 25th Amendment in motion."
shrill coverage conceals some first-rate moves by Trump on Obamacare. Having gotten rid of the subsidies to Big
Insurance, the chief problem with this "hurts the poor" narrative is that it's the opposite of the truth. A look at
President Trump's actual executive order Thursday tells an entirely different story from what the media is reporting,
vindicating the arguments of Trump apologists such as Steve Bannon, that Trump's capacity to reach Americans directly without
media mediators is key to his connection to the voters. Without the media's obscuring lens, Trump's actions really look
pretty good — especially in this Obamacare instance.
walks out of an NFL game and sports journalists lose their collective minds. [Scroll down] The reaction
was largely predictable, with fans tired of the political posturing of overpaid sports stars applauding, and social justice
warriors condemning. What was extraordinarily funny, however, was the way that the sports media humiliated themselves
in responding. Former CBS Sports writer and current Indy Star sports columnist Gregg Doyel, a card-carrying left-wing
activist, immediately registered his disgust by cranking out an article suggesting that, "Mike Pence used the Colts to spray
paint Donald Trump's political graffiti." His hyperbole got him an invitation to appear on CNN's "New Day" with fellow
leftist Chris Cuomo. He was far from alone in his indignation, though. In fact, the entire Indianapolis Star
staff, which has notoriously opposed and besmirched Pence for years, apparently saw their opportunity to issue a collective,
Pop Goes the Liberal Media Bubble.
Donald Trump [...] is so unusual a figure, and his behavior so outlandish, that his rise precipitated a crisis in a profession already decimated
by the collapse of print circulation and advertising dollars. The forces that brought Trump to power are alien to the experience of the
men and women who populate newsrooms, his supporters unlike their colleagues, friends, and neighbors, his agenda anathema to the catechism of
social liberalism, his career and business empire complex and murky and sensational. Little surprise that journalists reacted to his election
with a combination of panic, fear, disgust, fascination, exhilaration, and the self-affirming belief that they remain the last line of defense
against an emerging American autocracy. Who has time for dispassionate analysis, for methodical research and reporting, when the president's
very being is an assault on one's conception of self, when nothing less than the future of the country is at stake?
Fulfills Campaign Pledge on Contraception Mandate. [Scroll down] Today [10/6/2017], Trump made good on
that pledge when his administration issued a new rule that will exempt organizations whose owners or shareholders harbor
religious or moral objections to paying for certain types of birth control via health plans. It goes without saying, of
course, that this new rule is being grotesquely misrepresented by Obamacare apologists in the legacy "news" media. The
Washington Post, for example, reported the regulatory change under the following misleading headline: "Trump
administration narrows Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate."
September TV Coverage Of Trump 92 Percent Negative. The evening news programs of CBS, NBC, and ABC gave President Donald
Trump 92 percent negative coverage throughout the month of September, according to a new report. The Media Research Center
sifted through of of the evening coverage by the broadcast networks in September and identified six major topics of coverage:
North Korea, immigration policy, post-hurricane disaster response, NFL kneeling controversy, repealing and replacing Obamacare, and
cabinet officials using private jets. The attempted repeal of Obamacare and the use of private jets by cabinet members both
received 100 percent negative coverage by CBS, NBC, and ABC. Immigration policy came next with 96 percent negative
coverage, followed by the showdown with North Korea that featured 95 percent negative coverage.
Coverage of Trump FAR More Negative Than of Obama, Bush. The highly respected Pew Research Center, which hardly
has a conservative axe to grind, has found that the press is running three times as many negative stories about President
Trump than it did Obama during the same period of his presidency and a little more than twice as many as it did George W.
Bush and Bill Clinton. And that's despite Clinton's Whitewater mess and other actual scandals, compared to as-yet still
imaginary scandal involving supposed Trump-Russia collusion. Now, I know you, my readers, are not surprised. But
it's nice to have some documentation.
Right: His Media Coverage Is Mostly Negative. President Donald Trump frequently complains about media coverage
of his administration, and a study released Monday [10/2/2017]confirms his suspicion: Most of it has been negative.
The Pew Research Center, in a content analysis of the early days of the Trump presidency, found that 62 percent of the
coverage was negative and only 5 percent was positive. In contrast, President Barack Obama's coverage in early 2009
was 42 percent positive and 20 percent negative, the study said.
The Media Hate Trump? Yes, And From The Very Start Of His Presidency, New Survey Shows. The mainstream
media don't like Trump, but it's not really anything he did as president, a new survey by the Pew Research Center
shows. The evidence: Among recent presidents, coverage of Trump's initial weeks in office has been the most
skewed and biased, by far.
Donald Trump Has Disrupted the Media. When the rise of Donald J. Trump obliterated the norms of American
politics, the norms of American journalism were demolished, as well. A telling new study released Monday [10/2/2017] by
the Pew Research Center examines the tone of the news media's coverage of Trump's first 100 days in office (spoiler
alert — it has been overwhelmingly negative), and reveals the degree to which this singular presidency has
profoundly altered the way in which the press does its job. The Pew study examined more than 3,000 news stories from
radio, television, and the web (including the digital content from five national newspapers), and coded the reports as either
positive (if they contained at least twice as many positive statements as negative), negative (the reverse), or
neutral. The Pew researchers found that only 11 percent of the content about Trump and his presidency could be
considered positive. Four times that number of stories, 44 percent, offered a negative assessment.
Michelle's 'true voice' Telling Her to Run for President? When president Trump "colorfully" chastised a few NFL
players for "taking a knee" during the national anthem, the press pounced on him as a racist intent on denying caring people
the right to their own opinions. But when Michelle Obama insulted every woman who voted Republican in the last election
as being pawns incapable of recognizing their own best interests, the press ate it up. It has been that way since the
surprising results of the last election. The most insulting things shouted out by those on the Left are given a free pass.
Dear Media —
Stop Using Tragedy for Your Political Ends! The media — upset that the Trump Administration was
actually ready for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and did a decent job of helping the victims in Texas and Florida —
now has a new strawman to beat in the "Trump is a racist" narrative. Apparently Trump and Congress don't care about
Puerto Rico, because racism, or oppression, or they're not a state, or something. Of course, if you ask the people and
the government officials in Puerto Rico, the story is a bit different. Not that they don't need more help, but to claim
the response was inadequate due to racism is both bogus and offensive.
Trump Rips 'Fake News' CNN and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz for Puerto Rico Criticism. President
Donald Trump accused San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of playing politics in a tweet Saturday after she delivered an
emotional speech accusing the administration of "killing" Puerto Rico's people. "If anybody out there is listening to
us, we are dying," she said during an interview with CNN on Friday [9/29/2017]. "And you are killing us with the inefficiency."
Alert: Washington Post Interviews Third-Graders Who Hate Trump. Whitney Houston may have warbled that the
children are our future. But they're not great political analysts right now. The folks over at The Washington
Post seem to have forgotten this particular fact, so they decided to head over to four third-grade classes around Washington
D.C. to hear what the tykes have to say about the issues of the day. Unsurprisingly, the small children thought and
spoke like small children, which meant they sounded like Leftists. As the Post acknowledged, "While the students were
diverse socioeconomically, they were — like the Washington region as a whole — exceedingly un-diverse
when it came to politics. In the three classes where I asked how many students would have voted for Hillary Clinton,
all hands went up."
as Washington Post corrects its 'scoop' about Obama, Facebook and Russia. The Washington Post has made a
correction to an explosive cover story that undermines the entire premise of Monday's front-page article headlined, "Obama
sought to prod Facebook on Russia role." The problem, according to a Facebook executive, is that when Obama reached out
to the social media giant in 2016 to discuss political disinformation spreading on the site, he didn't actually call out
Russia — essentially making the Post's headline misleading and inaccurate. Or, as President Trump would call
it, "fake news." As first reported by Axios, the Post added significant information to the digital version of the story
with the disclaimer, "This story has been updated with an additional response from Facebook."
media take North Korea's side. Many members of the national media hate President Trump so much that they'll
even defend North Korea if it keeps them consistent in their opposition to everything he does. After Trump said at the
United Nations General Assembly this week that the U.S. would crush the little Asian country should Kim Jong Un attack the
U.S. or our allies, reporters and commentators reacted as if he had just threatened Switzerland on a whimsy. Trump had
simply said that the U.S. "has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have
no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," a relatively measured response to years of hostilities from Kim's
regime. "There were gasps in the hall: A forum for peace was used to threaten to annihilate a nation of
25 million people," New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote Thursday [9/21/2017], surely still emotionally
wrecked by the experience.
Olbermann: NFL Fans Should Sit During National Anthem To Protest Trump. GQ host Keith Olbermann wants NFL
fans to remain seated during the national anthem to protest President Trump. "This is simple: To defend OUR right
to protest we as fans/consumers ALSO must not stand during the National Anthem until Trump's threat ends," the former MSNBC
host wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon [9/23/2017].
Moves Against North Korea, Press Is Confused. Today [9/21/2017] U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a press
briefing in New York. Reporters were aware that on October 15, President Trump will report to Congress on Iran's
compliance, or lack thereof, with Obama's nuclear deal. Trump will either certify, or decline to certify, Iran's
compliance. He will also report on Iran's nuclear program, its ballistic missiles work, and its support for
terrorism. Here are the relevant questions and Ambassador Haley's answers. Note how the reporters misapprehend
the relationship between the current North Korea crisis and the Iran deal: [...]
on the brink of a nervous breakdown. President Trump is taking a toll on journalists and political commentators,
some of whom are watching angrily as Trump dives into healthcare and foreign policy, while others admit that covering Trump
may be affecting their health. ABC "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host Jimmy Kimmel, who has risen as a prominent voice in the
healthcare debate, was angry this week over Trump and Republicans' latest attempt to repeal Obamacare. He called the
new Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill a "scam" that he said is supported by Republicans who "eight years ago ... didn't want
anyone to have healthcare at all."
Klingons Modeled After President Trump on 'Star Trek: Discovery'. Liberals are celebrating the links they
see between the antagonists of the new Star Trek and what they believe to be the ideologies of President Trump and his
supporters. The "connections" aren't difficult to find, as co-executive producer Aaron Harberts told Rolling
Stone that the "Trump phenomenon" was "front and center in our minds" in creating the new series.
Our Media Is Really No Different from Media in Any Dictatorship or Communist Regime. On his nationally
syndicated radio talk show Tuesday, host Mark Levin defended comments he made concerning the Obama administration's
surveillance of then presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying, "[O]ur media, for the most part, it's really no different
from the media in any dictatorship or any communist regime." "You see, ladies and gentlemen, our media, for the most
part, it's really no different from the media in any dictatorship or any communist regime," stated Mark Levin. "It's
groupthink. It's a gang attack. It's a propaganda enterprise."
Kelly: 'So many reporters ... completely biased against Trump, it's absurd'. NBC's Megyn Kelly said in an
interview that "there are so many reporters who are completely biased against Trump, it's absurd," but also said that Trump
"[targets] them." [...] The former attorney also believes reporters are being roped into personal battles with President
Trump instead of staying "on the sidelines where they belong."
Hated Trump's 'Dark,' 'Frightening,' 'Incoherent' 'Sermon' to U.N.. From the moment President Trump's Tuesday
speech to the United Nations General Assembly ended, CNN made clear that they would be providing the liberal, pro-Obama
response, lambasting his remarks as contradictory, "dark," "frightening," "incoherent," and even weak. Now, if you're
skeptical that this video supercut included only partisan commentators, that sadly did not happen as the same rhetoric was
espoused by supposedly neutral analysts, anchors, and reporters.
The media's wiretap
dancing. The news that the FBI may have used Paul Manafort to spy on a political opponent should have decent
Americans up in arms. President Trump must appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the FBI and Barack Obama for
what looks to be a Soviet-style abuse of the national government. The media itself needs to apologize to Trump.
He called this in March. They called him crazy. They are fools.
E. Coyote press says Trump betrayed you. Each month, the press magically has a bunch of stories that center on
the same theme. Last month, it was President Trump as inciting violence. This month, it is President Trump is
stabbing his supporters in the back. [...] However, real journalism requires that you get the White House to comment before
you publish as a "fact" that President Trump reversed himself. An attribution to a third party does not cut it.
Opposition: Nitpick, Distort, Exaggerate, Omit and Lie. Since the left and complicit journalists in the
mainstream media cannot defeat President Donald Trump on the issues or legitimate grounds such as dishonesty, they have
resorted to a superficial collection of tactics. They "make a mountain out of a molehill" and spend endless hours
focusing on things that don't matter. If you get your news from the mainstream media, you're getting a very skewed view
of what's going on. The nightly news is devoted to trivial things related to Trump, while key events, real
controversies and accomplishments are given short shrift.
Maddow Invites Hillary to Smear Trump and Tillerson. On Thursday, two-time failed presidential candidate
Hillary Clinton made yet another stop on her liberal media book tour, this time on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.
And as would be expected, Maddow was quite delighted to have Clinton on her program. So delighted in fact, that many of
her questions involved encouraging the former Secretary of State to smear President Trump and current Secretary of State Rex
Tillerson. Right off the bat, the first question from Maddow was begging Clinton to discredit Trump for how he was
handling the situation with North Korea.
Liberal Media's Summer of Pummeling Trump. The broadcast network evening newscasts remain as hostile as ever
towards President Trump and his agenda, although the networks appear to be easing up on their obsessive wall-to-wall coverage
of the administration. Since Inauguration Day (January 20), Media Research Center analysts have reviewed every mention
of President Trump and top administration officials on ABC's World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News,
including weekends. As of August 31, coverage of the administration has totaled nearly 74 hours (4,418 minutes)
of airtime, or about 39 percent of all evening news coverage. For comparison purposes, coverage of the Obama
administration in all of 2015 and 2016 totaled 59 hours (3,544 minutes), or roughly 10 percent of the available broadcast
airtime. In other words, Trump has already received more coverage in his first 224 days in office than Obama received
in his final two years as President. Analyzing the networks' spin makes it clear that the goal of all of this heavy coverage
is not to promote the President, but to punish him.
Accepts Full-Page Anti-Trump Ad from Venezuelan Despots. Ben Kew at Breitbart reported The New York Times ran
an full-page advertisement on Wednesday paid for by Venezuela's socialist regime, claiming President Donald Trump seeks to
"manufacture a political crisis" in the country. Venezuela's economy is a basket case, with dramatic shortages that led
to protests and violence. The United Nations reported "mounting levels of repression of political dissent by national
security forces" and increasing persecution of the socialist government's opponents. Trump didn't "manufacture"
that. The Times is publishing fake news as an ad.
media coverage is a nightmare of bias. Journalism isn't dead, but the liberal news media are trying hard to
murder it in its sleep like Freddy Krueger would. That was evident in the news coverage of President Trump's decision
this week to phase out a program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). President Obama forced DACA on
us in 2012 to allow illegal immigrant children known as Dreamers to gain temporary legal status to stay in the U.S. President
Trump said the executive order issued by President Obama was unconstitutional and that it's the job of Congress to change
immigration laws. This was a dream scenario for the Trump haters who dominate the media. There was no difference
in tone from the far-left talking heads and the so-called journalists.
Fair Picks Liberals For 2017 Best-Dressed List; SNUBS Melania Trump. Vanity Fair, which previously
featured Melania Trump on one of its covers, snubbed the First Lady of the United States in its 2017 best-dressed
list — while featuring numerous liberals, including both Obamas. The list, comprised of over
40 people, is broken into eight-sections: [...]
The press really wanted Hillary Clinton to be president. Hillary Clinton's supporters love to complain that the
press torpedoed her White House ambitions 2016. What utter nonsense. First, as noted by my colleague Eddie Scarry,
if Clinton lost the 2016 election because of negative press coverage, then how did Donald Trump win? He had 15 solid months
of bad press. No one — left, center or right — can argue the press went easy on the Queens businessman.
Pulled Investigative Team Off Trump-Russia Coverage. CNN executives explicitly told their investigative team to
stop looking into potential ties between the Trump administration and Russia following a series of high profile reporting
errors led that to the resignation of three journalists in June. Executives transferred all reporting duties associated
with the Trump-Russia narrative to CNN's Washington, D.C. team in the wake of a retracted June report, members of the CNN
staff told The New York Times. The report in question was removed from CNN's website after the network admitted it could
not stand by information that tied then Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment bank under Senate sanctions.
throws in the towel on fake Russian news. CNN has dismantled its vaunted Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians
investigative unit in a wretched concession to reality. The only thing the unit found was an empty well for stories,
surrounded by a crust of fake news. The whole caper damaged the network's credibility, and the public just wasn't
buying it anymore. So the whole unit had to go. What a shabby end to what the network had put so much stock in in
the heady days of trying to oust President Trump just as he had taken office.
Its Influence Wanes, Increasingly Militant MSM Promotes Violence and Censorship. As a 25 year media-watcher, I
have never seen anything close to the propaganda campaign the national media launched to defeat Donald Trump last year.
It was 24/7, it was coordinated across every news outlet, it was all-hands-on-deck. And Trump still won. Which
can only mean that the media's influence has eroded to a point where, despite hurling every kitchen sink available, they
suffered a humiliating loss last November.
Trump rolls back racist Obama
policy. For more than a half-century, federal law has banned racial and sexual discrimination. Employers are supposed to
hire and promote based on ability, not skin tone or sex. President Obama, however, wanted employers to consider race and sex.
President Trump just rolled that back. Guess which man the media treats as racist.
Russiagate: What You're Not Being Told
About the Media's Misleading Propaganda. The U.S. mainstream media is touting a big break in Russiagate, emails
showing an effort by Donald Trump's associates to construct a building in Moscow. But the evidence actually undercuts
Michelle Obama DIDN'T GO with Barack to NJ After Hurricane Sandy. First Lady Melania Trump is being slammed for wearing
stiletto heels to board Air Force One for the trip to visit hurricane-ravaged Texas Tuesday [8/29/2017]. She later changed out
of them. Which begs the question: What shoes did Michelle Obama wear when accompanying her husband to Atlantic City to
meet with local leaders and comfort residents? The answer is, she didn't technically wear any shoes at all to go to
New Jersey, because she didn't go to New Jersey.
Brings on Obama Hack to Blame Trump for Chemical Plant Explosion. During MSNBC's 10 a.m. ET hour on
Thursday, anchor Hallie Jackson attempted to draw on the expertise of former OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab
following explosions at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. However, the partisan
Obama official made it clear he was only interested in one thing — exploiting the crisis to gratuitously attack
the Trump administration. Jackson began the interview by asking for Barab's reaction to a press conference from the
owner of the Arkmema chemical facility. After acknowledging that "It doesn't seem like this specific incident is gonna
have a huge impact on the public," Barab couldn't resist his urge to blast President Trump: [...]
People Die, Washington Post Obsesses Over Melania Trump's Shoes. Searching for a scandal the way a crackhead
hunts for crack, the media decided that the real story of the natural disaster ought to be Melania Trump's shoes.
Because that is what the media is now. Melania Trump wore high heels while getting on Air Force One. The media
howled that she was heading to a flood zone while wearing high heels. Never mind that she was still far from the zone
and was just boarding a plane. Then she landed in Texas, wearing sneakers. And that was also bad.
Donald Gets Bashed for Hurricane Attire ... but He's Wearing Exactly What Obama Wore. The internet went
absolutely nuts yesterday, as seemingly every liberal with an internet connection screamed bloody murder because Melania
Trump was wearing heels when she boarded Air Force One. The Trumps were heading down to Texas to survey damage from
Hurricane Harvey, which has left Houston devastated. None of that mattered so much to them, though, once they saw
Melania wearing heels. Of course, apologies were hard to find when she exited the plane wearing the white sneakers she
had packed. However, Melania wasn't the only one castigated for her choice of attire.
Attacked Bush for Not Visiting New Orleans, Attacks Trump for Visiting Texas. The media is nothing more than
the communications department of the Democrats and the left. Whatever reporting they do is only a vehicle for
shamelessly injecting their narrative into every single story. CBS, MSNBC and CNN, among others, have been pushing the
line of attack that President Trump is visiting Texas too soon. And that his visit will disrupt rescue and recovery
efforts. Funny enough, but that's the same reason that President Bush gave for making a flyover of the disaster zone
gives new meaning to the Friday night news dump, enraging his critics. President Trump, in the space of four
hours, made official a ban on transgender people serving in the military, pardoned a controversial sheriff accused of racial
profiling and parted ways with polarizing aide and conservative media darling Sebastian Gorka. The announcements were
made in the evening hours as the nation focused on Hurricane Harvey, which threatened catastrophic damage to areas along the
Gulf Coast, giving new meaning to the Friday night news dump strategy that has long been a staple for Washington politicians
looking to bury controversial decisions.
The Editor says...
The Washington Post, and the news media in general, as I recall, never complained
when Barack H. Obama did the same thing.
Whines That Trump Is Going to Texas Too Quickly. Proving they are the opposition party, journalists completely
switched complaints when it comes to the subject of Republican presidents and Hurricanes. While reporters spun George W.
Bush as callously staying away from Hurricane Katrina, MSNBC's Katy Turn on Monday whined about Hurricane Harvey: "[Donald
Trump is] going to Texas tomorrow and there's real concern that his going there is going to have to divert, at least a little bit,
some resources away from the rescue effort and toward him."
Anchor Critical of Trump for Going To Texas Too Soon. Members of the mainstream media didn't wait to long to
criticize the President on his response to hurricane Harvey, saying he went to Texas to soon, as he went down Tuesday [8/29/2017]
to survey the damage from the storm. Anyone who thought the media could ever be honest or fair in its coverage of Trump
have just been given a further example of how such expectations are misplaced. No matter what the President does he
will face criticism.
cares if Steve Bannon is in the White House ... except the press. The media would have us think politics is
reality TV or Game of Thrones, and for them, it is, but for the rest of us, the person we voted for is Donald Trump,
and the person we would demand results of is named Donald Trump as well. How he conducts his affairs and whom he
surrounds himself with is largely irrelevant to the rest of us, because what matters is whether he fixes the economy, restores
rule of law, and re-establishes American exceptionalism. Only the Beltway really gets excited about that other stuff.
Viciously Attacks POTUS for Phoenix Speech and Suggests He's a National Security Threat. CNN hit a new
low — and that's saying a lot — Tuesday night [8/22/2017] in its coverage of President Trump's speech
in Phoenix. The former news channel is now little more than a propaganda mouthpiece for the Deep State. On
Tuesday [8/22/2017], it used a half dozen anti-Trump panelists, with no one representing a counter view, to introduce a new
fake news meme: Not only is the 45th POTUS a racist and a Nazi-sympathizer but an imminent national security threat to
the United States.
Cuts Away from Trump Rally to Smear Him and Supporters. Throughout President Donald Trump's campaign rally in
Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, MSNBC's The Last Word would break away from the live video in order to do on-the-fly commentary,
which often included attacking the President on what he was saying.
Everyone Who Voted For Trump Is A 'White Supremacist By Default'. CNN used the voices of a few professors and
activists to assert anyone who voted for President Donald Trump is a white supremacist in a news report Wednesday, and to
blame these "ordinary" people for the violence in Charlottesville. Trump voters helped advance white supremacy by
giving them room to operate, CNN reported based on the assertions of others in a piece headlined, "'White Supremacists by
default': How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible."
Trump's Phoenix speech fires up hate-filled media. Members of the supposed celebrated Fourth Estate tore into
the president, post-Phoenix, adopting a "how dare he!" approach to deal with their bruised egos. Fact is: Trump
may not be the most nuanced of speakers, but his accusatory rant against the press, while lengthy, contained nuggets of truth.
Today runs by the fake news story playbook. You know the story already. USA Today "broke" it in a huge
scoop on Monday: "Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel,
large family." That's yuuuge. [...] Under former President Barack Obama, 31 people were protected by the Secret
Service. Under Trump the number rose to 42, including 18 family members. Shocking.
The Editor says...
Hmmm. Barack H. Obama has a wife and two kids. And his mother-in-law lived in the White House for eight years. And his puppet-master
Valerie Jarrett was there constantly. That adds up to six people. So why were 31 people given Secret Service protection?
President Trump isn't bankrupting the Secret Service. Reading the headline of this explosive USA Today story would lead a
reasonable person to believe that the Donald Trump presidency is bankrupting the Secret Service because, as stated by Secret Service
Director "Tex" Alles in the piece, "The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law," Alles said. "I
can't change that. I have no flexibility." Yes, Director Alles is correct, the president does have a large family, and
presidential travel is expensive for the U.S. taxpayer. [...] But the "overtime," "constant travel," and "compensation crunch" problems,
although very real, are not problems unique to the Trump administration.
host Brian Stelter under fire for revealing off-camera discussions about Trump's 'mental fitness'. CNN host
Brian Stelter has faced criticism for revealing that his colleagues in the mainstream media regularly discuss whether
President Trump is mentally fit to hold office. [...] "Usually after the microphones are off, or after the stories are filed,
after the paper has been put to bed, people's concerns, and fears and questions come out," Stelter said. "... Questions like
these: Is the president of the United States a racist? Is he suffering from some kind of illness? Is he fit
for office? And if he's unfit, then what?"
How the Media
Smeared Trump on Charlottesville. A woman was killed by a neo-nazi at a white supremacist rally in
Charlottesville: that tells the public the most important thing that happened in Charlottesville on August 12.
But in a story about the president's statement — and that was and remains the actual banner story in the media
coverage — it is nothing if not malicious negligence to omit all information about how the facts became
available and what was known at the specific time the president made his statement. This fake news smear is a moral
disgrace to journalism.
Not Trump, Is Causing ObamaCare's Massive Rate Hikes. In Iowa, the state's sole remaining insurer announced on Thursday
[8/17/2017] that it wants to boost ObamaCare premiums by 57%. This isn't exactly the vibrant, competitive, low-cost market that
Democrats promised. But it is the inevitable outcome of ObamaCare's government-knows-best approach to health care. Earlier
this year, Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield announced that they were pulling out of Iowa's ObamaCare exchange, leaving only
Medica, which was also threatening to leave. Not surprisingly, Medica has used its newfound monopoly status to push for increasingly
higher rates, while trying to pin the blame President Trump for the increases. The media, of course, are happy to buy into it
that claim. Anything to bash Trump.
the media know what horrors they have wrought? The head honchos in the hardened bunkered war rooms of MSNBC,
CBS, CNN, ABC, NPR, PBS, the NYT, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and on and on are not
uniformed, nor do they wear military eagles or stars on their jackets, yet they are the orchestrators of the battle plan and
the campaigners to defeat and bring down the administration of President Trump. Sadly, these members of the media, the
Fourth Estate, those who are still guaranteed their freedom of speech, to write their opinions without fear of being shut
down by the government, are committing suicide by joining with the likes of the street mobs clamoring to destroy the
Constitution. Apparently, unbeknownst to them, they are supporting the demagogues such as George Soros and Barack
Obama, who are now invisibly leading the forces of chaos and revolt throughout the land.
Just listen to all the booing when Trump
brings up the media! [Video clip]
News Media Think They Finally Have Trump Cornered. They Are Wrong. It has long been said that the definition of insanity
is to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Such a strategy never worked out well in Wile E.
Coyote's endless pursuit of the Roadrunner, and it is still very unlikely to do so in the mainstream news media's quixotic quest to bring down
Donald Trump (after having gleefully given him billions in free advertising just over a year ago). This week, after Trump's bonkers press
conference — which would have been great had he been a television guest on Fox News, but performed really horribly as the president
of the United States — the news media seems to think they finally see political blood in the White House water.
media attack Trump no matter what he says or does. President Trump came out last Saturday [8/12/2017] and decried racism,
violence and bigotry on all sides in the wake of the violence of Charlottesville. Somehow, that was bad. [...] Then on Monday,
President Trump specifically said that the KKK and Neo-Nazis were terrible, and that still wasn't good enough for a lot of the
reporters because he was still getting trashed continuously. On Tuesday, he again repeated that racists, bigots and violent
protesters caused the problems in Charlottesville, and from the response I saw, it would be impossible not to think that this was
a false statement, and that Trump was the devil. Problem is, they're going to go after him no matter what he says or does.
He throws them what they want and it just doesn't matter.
working overtime to prove Trump is a racist. Major media outlets this week encouraged people to speculate on
whether President Trump is a racist and even commissioned artists to convey the idea that he is, but still fell short of
generating a consensus that Trump is prejudiced against non-whites. The effort is nearly a week old now. It began
Saturday when Trump was criticized for not immediately singling out neo-Nazis and white supremacists for their role in the
violence in Charlottesville, Va. When Trump finally did identify the groups on Monday [8/14/2017], the press said he was
too slow. Then a day later, Trump again condemned white supremacists, but also said at a press conference that both the
white supremacist protesters and counter-protesters were violent, and that there is blame on "both sides." By Thursday,
major magazines were declaring Trump a racist. Or at least, they were suggesting it with the art on their new covers.
media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville. Has the media ever so
deliberately and consistently misinterpreted what a president said? It certainly seems as if the media finally found
its proof that President Trump is a racist. [...] Does the press just think that no one will look at what Trump actually
said? For those who do look at the original interview and Trump's multiple, clear statements on the matter, the media
risks losing what little credibility it still has.
plead ignorance of the 'alt-left'. Members of the national media are disputing President Trump's decision to
blame the "alt-left" for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used
for months. Trump said in a Tuesday press conference that "both sides" bear some of the blame for the violence at a
white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va., and asked why reporters were ignoring reports that the "alt-left ... came
charging at the ... alt-right." Afterward, some journalists and news organizations delved into his use of "alt-left"
as though he had coined it on the spot.
Presser: President Trump -vs- Arrogant, Disrespectful, Combative and Argumentative U.S. Media. The
disrespectful, argumentative, arrogant and combative left-wing U.S. media apparatus was on full display today when President
Trump concluded his remarks on infrastructure and opened the floor for questions. As each media enterprise attempted to
one-up the virtue signaling of the prior, the sheer scale of the media's frenzied hatred and disrespect took center stage.
Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds. [Scroll down] Only propagandized nitwits would take any of CNN's
self-righteous posturing seriously. CNN head Jeff Zucker has all the integrity of a strip club owner. Maybe
less. At least strip club owners don't pretend to be something they are not. Zucker calls himself the head of a
news network when in reality he is nothing more than a cynical, lowlife maestro of a 24/7 anti-Trump infomercial designed to
maximize ratings and delight his corrupt peers.
When Obama Praised Violent Leftist Rioters? The MSM had no problem with the Ferguson, Occupy or Baltimore riots
nor did they have a problem with former president Obama's support of the violent leftist agitators. Yet, nothing
President Trump says will satisfy the left. If he doesn't name the white supremacists and dares mention the violent
leftists, the left goes wild. After he then condemns the white supremacists, the left says it's too late.
Do the Media Really Want from Trump? Think of when anyone pressed Obama to condemn Black Lives Matter violence:
can anyone find an example of Obama doing so explicitly?
Watch: The Most Biased Items Of The Week. [#1] Trump says he's not on vacation, but due to some deep
investigative journalism, writers found he golfed Saturday! Trump + golf = vacation = Trump's a liar.
Treat College Admissions like Immigration. Last week, President Donald Trump endorsed an immigration bill put forth by Senators
David Perdue and Tom Cotton. The reaction was swift yet predictable. [...] CNN's Jim Acosta, auditioning for Wolf Blitzer's or Don Lemon's
gig on CNN, beclowned himself during a White House press conference by equating a contest-winning poem with the US Constitution.
Big deal. CNN doesn't recognize the US Constitution as a founding document, instead relying on the front page of the New York Times
or the Washington Post as the law of the land.
Of Journalism Dan Rather Says Trump Leaks Are A 'Public Service'. Will Dan Rather ever go away? The
disgraced CBS journalist, who pushed a fake news story about George W. Bush's Air National Guard service in the waning days
of the 2004 election, says the recent leaks from the Trump administration were a public service. He made those remarks
while speaking to MSNBC's Chris Hayes Tuesday night [8/8/2017].
Side Are They On? Nets Tout North Korea's Anti-U.S. 'Defiance'. In a remarkable display of group think on
Thursday, all three network morning shows touted North Korea hurling personal insults against President Trump as an act of
"defiance" and promoted forced demonstrations in Pyongyang as a "display of unity" from the oppressed people in the
the Times, self-parody strikes deep. In today's [8/8/2017] New York Times Matthew Rosenberg seeks to disparage
and undermine DCIA Mike Pompeo. Rosenberg's article runs on page one under the headline "Trump's Man in the C.I.A. Adds
a Political Tone." [...] [The article] purports to present Pompeo's "mixed reception" at the CIA without a single quote to
this effect from inside the agency. It brings in the Koch brothers. It notes that Pompeo has gone so far
as to praise the president. This must not stand!
State Teams with Fake News: Email Evidence Proves New York Times Soliciting Anti-Trump Bureaucracy Leakers. Emails
from a reporter for the New York Times to government employees obtained exclusively by Breitbart News demonstrate that the
newspaper's employees are not just on the receiving end of leaks, but are actually soliciting government employees to become leakers.
What's more, the emails demonstrate the Times colluded with the president of government union to encourage and solicit these
leaks — something that may become highly problematic for both institutions.
One Day. There is a
moment when a government becomes so corrupt that it can no longer be tolerated by the people and I suggest that we are
there. It is much more openly corrupt today than it has ever been. [...] The media has openly chosen sides and are
operating as a publicity machine for the coup. Understand that, they are providing aid and comfort to the conspirators
to overthrow the duly elected President of the United States. Words don't have the power to convey the level of treason
that is being played out before our eyes, in the headlines, with absolutely no repercussions from the Republicans in office.
Frank and free speech, RIP. This
week the Washington Post committed the greatest national security breach in the history of our country, and hardly anyone is talking about it. The
Post printed transcripts of private telephone conversations between our president and the leaders of Mexico and Australia. The press is focused on
the embarrassment the transcripts may have caused our president. Has the press gone mad? Do they not understand the consequences of what the
Post has done? Are they so involved in their petty gossip that they don't realize the Post has just endangered the ability of our President to
communicate frankly and in private with anyone?
Trump Derangement Syndrome Dumbs Down the Press. [Scroll down] But the real loser in all this is not [Jim] Acosta or even CNN. It's
the American people who learn less than zero from the press conferences, in fact are brutally misled by our media in a wanton and selfish matter. It's
all about them and not one jot about informing their audience. In fact, there is an almost palpable rejection of the latter because then they (that
unwashed audience) might see something, anything, good in what Trump or one of his minions might be proposing. That is not allowed to happen under
Leaked Classified Transcripts Of Trump's Phone Calls With Foreign Leaders. The Washington Post on Thursday [8/3/2017]
published portions of classified transcripts of combative phone calls President Trump had earlier this year with the leaders of Mexico
and Australia. The transcripts portray acrimonious conversations between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, largely on the issues of immigration, border wall funding and refugees.
Seth Rich Case is Back on the Front Burner — and it Now Involves the Trump White House! [Scroll down] It remains
to be seen if this story will have "legs" and hang on into the future. At the very least, it appears to represent another in a
series of broadsides aimed at the Fox News channel, which is considered by the MSM and the left the most prominent and reliable propaganda arm
of the Trump White House — and therefore a prime target for destruction. This perception has gained momentum despite Fox News's confirmed
"fair and balanced" approach to reporting news about the Trump administration in its first 100 days, especially compared with the nine-to-one
ratio of negative reporting about Trump by most other mainstream broadcast and cable media, according to a study by the Shorenstein Center on
Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School.
Gang Violence Is Apparently Worse Than Gang Violence. President Trump used the opportunity of two public
speeches last week to highlight the brutality of the MS-13 gang. What the president described was barbaric —
but, according to many liberal pundits and activists, what was more barbaric was Trump mentioning the crimes themselves.
GPS - in bed with the mainstream media all along. Fusion GPS, the political opposition research group at the center of the media's
Trump-colluded-with-the-Russians "narrative" has been abnormally cozy with the mainstream media organs it's used in its disinformation and smear
operations. Now, they're protecting them. Daily Caller reports that these very same press creatures who worked with Fusion GPS
to spread the false stories about Trump, have gotten curiously silent about the firm's role in the widening web of scandal about the firm's
actual role in colluding with the Russians.
Comedy Writers Frustrated They Aren't Persuading Voters to Hate Trump. Late-night comedy writers are reportedly
frustrated that their unoriginal, stale, tired, and unfunny criticisms of President Donald Trump are not persuading Americans
to hate him. At a Beverly Hills "Has Politics Made Late-Night Great Again?" panel, a writer for Full Frontal with
Samantha Bee whined that there just may not be a way for late-night comics to reach "the other side," acknowledging the
industry's left-wing bias.
Forgets Bill Clinton Fired FBI Director One Day Before Vince Foster's Death. The usual suspects in the liberal
media have branded the timing of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey as suspicious, accusing Trump of trying
to block an investigation into alleged collusion with Russia. [...] But as long as we're discussing conspiracy theories, let
us talk about the only other time a President Fired and FBI Director, the firing of William Sessions by one William Jefferson
Clinton. The timing of the firing of Sessions is at least equally curious, and the conspiracy theories surrounding the
firing may have significantly more basis in truth.
America's Media Meltdown.
[Scroll down] The liberal Harvard Kennedy School and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy issued a
report recently showing how the media has established a "new standard" of negativity in presidential reporting. It
noted that the aggregate news stories from the first 100 days of the Trump administration were about 80% critical. Some
networks such as CNN aired 93% negative coverage of the president. CNN was forced to fire three reporters for creating
fictional news about the Trump administration. Some of its anchors and hosts used scatology to denigrate the
president. CNN's New Year's host Kathy Griffin was fired at the end of May 2017, for holding up a facsimile of the
decapitated head of Trump. Some producers were caught on tape bragging about CNN's biases against Trump and the
stupidity of the voters who elected him.
Conway accuses CNN of making a 'business decision' to be anti-Trump. Kellyanne Conway accused CNN of making a
"business decision" to be against President Trump and his agenda Sunday morning [7/23/2017]. Conway leveled the claim
during the first statement she made during an interview on "Reliable Sources" that proved to be rather contentious. She
said the White House is happy to come on a network they see as an enemy. "We're very happy to come and take questions
from an outlet that has been incredibly unfair and systematically against this president, I guess you made a business
decision to do so," Conway said.
tantrums by CNN stars, others help push out Spicer. This week the media got the scalp they wanted. Next
to President Donald Trump, journalists have been out to get Sean Spicer more than any other member of the administration.
Friday [7/21/2017], they got their wish. In effect, journalists made an extremely difficult job impossible. Spicer
became a favorite media target for either press room theatrics from CNN's Jim Acosta (D-Diva) or lampooning by "Saturday Night
Live." [...] The press corps has been gunning for Spicer since Trump took office.
Cillizza's Latest Attack on Trump Debunked by His Own Network. The very fake news scandal engulfing CNN just
erupted again on Wednesday afternoon [7/19/2017] as CNN's Chris Cillizza published demonstrably fake news. What's more,
Cillizza's significant mistake ropes two more CNN anchors — Kate Bolduan and Brooke Baldwin — into the
very fake news scandal touching nearly every single person at CNN.
Approval Polls and 'Junk' Journalism are Fake Views Pushed by Fake News. The latest rod by which to beat the
President of the United States is a Washington Post/ABC News poll showing Mr. Trump's approval ratings languishing at
36 percent. [...] The poll was performed by AbtAssociates — a swamp dweller-staffed research and policy shop in
Cambridge, MA. AbtAssociates board members include former Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood, World
Bank, and Deloitte staffers. In other words, it is a microcosm of the party of Davos.
The Media's Endless
Anti-Trump Show Trial. It is a measure of the anti-Trump media's stupidity and malpractice that the phrase
"breaking news" now elicits eye rolls. The media's "breaking news" about Trump is rarely breaking or news. It is
usually recycled and old — some stale piece of information, relating to a practice both parties long ago adopted,
that is sensationalized and dished up as novel. Into this category falls much of its breathless "Trump-Russia"
coverage, including its all-hands-on-deck stories about Donald Trump Jr. [...] Take pretty much any headline the media has
used to sanitize the political espionage of the Dems against Trump, substitute Donald Trump Jr.'s name into it, and you will
see that the smears against him and his father carry all the evidentiary weight of a Soviet show trial.
Russian Collusion Story: The Acme of Fake News. Nothing so illustrates why the media has deservedly lost
all credibility than its unending, overdone effort to fit any action on the part of the President or those around him into a
narrative of Russia somehow colluding with him to defeat Hillary.
Are they wrong?
Heartland Voters Think Media Using Russia Stories to 'Oust' Trump. Voters who live in the heartland and outside
the New York-D.C. media bubbles do not care about the legacy media's obsession with Russia. An Iowa radio news director
emailed CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, out of all people, on Thursday [7/13/2017] to tell him that conservatives in his state
are "very angry" at the legacy press because they think the media are using Russia stories to "oust" and delegitimize President
media moments of the week: [Scroll down] President Donald Trump’s Poland speech has become one of many things making
liberal journalists freak out. Apparently, using a longstanding media term — “the West” — is now triggering.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny was one of many especially upset and claimed Trump was being racist. “This is a white America, America
First kind of speech,” he told CNN. This isn’t just an entry-level reporter at some backwater weekly. Zeleny is
CNN’s senior White House correspondent but he couldn’t contain his freakout. For some reason, Zeleny claimed Trump,
“probably couldn't have given that speech here in America.” Like Trump somehow gives a different message abroad than
he does here.
biggest mistake — not going after Hillary. The liberal media must have been ecstatic when they realized that Donald
Trump was giving Hillary a total pass on her criminal activity. The liberal media knew they had just been given a golden opportunity
to unleash relentless negative attacks on President Trump the likes of which have never before been seen in American history. The
liberal media happily gave Donald Trump something for winning the election: a nightmare he will never forget — a nightmare
that has yet to end and will continue for the next four years if the liberal media continue to get their way.
"The more it sensationalizes the commonplace, the more boring its coverage becomes."
The Media's Endless Anti-Trump Show
Trial. It is a measure of the anti-Trump media’s stupidity and malpractice that the phrase “breaking news” now elicits eye
rolls. The media’s “breaking news” about Trump is rarely breaking or news. It is usually recycled and old — some stale
piece of information, relating to a practice both parties long ago adopted, that is sensationalized and dished up as novel. Into
this category falls much of its breathless “Trump-Russia” coverage, including its all-hands-on-deck stories about Donald Trump Jr.
Left Media's Extraordinary Popular Delusions. The Clinton campaign came up with their Trump-colluded-with-Russia
meme about twenty-four hours after the election results were verified. It was nonsense then as it is today, but the left's mental
distress has become so grievous that they no longer can be called rational or even sane. After eight months of wild speculation and
various investigations, absolutely nothing has been unearthed that indicates in any way that the Trump campaign, least of all Trump
himself, colluded with Russia to affect the outcome of the election. [...] The last eight and a half years have proven to the American
people that the Democrat left and the media are two parts of the same criminal enterprise that feed each other's addiction to power.
Study shows CNN
is 93% BS. Having assured us last summer that Donald Trump had absolutely no chance of winning the presidency,
CNN and its brethren in the media assure us this summer that Russia stole the election for him. The story is
boring. Nevertheless, the Media Research Center found CNN devoted 93% of its "New Day" show on Wednesday [7/12/2017]
to covering this. "The other seven percent was spent on baseball (~1.5%) and negative coverage of the GOP's healthcare
bill (~5.5%)," the report said.
Hostile Media. President Donald Trump drives people crazy. Especially those in the media. They hate
him so much, they leap on every anti-Trump rumor. The Federalist's Jordyn Pair points out that the press repeatedly
told us that a dozen Trump administration members were about to be fired, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Press
Secretary Sean Spicer and strategists Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Months later, all still work for or with the
Committed Multiple Felonies. So arrogant and self-righteous have liberal news outlets become, that they now
take it upon themselves to hunt down and blackmail private citizens who dare to mock their pomposity or make fun of the
self-appointed hall monitors of news.
Trump Favorability Polls As Fake As Fake News Can Get. Want to know a dirty little secret liberal media pundits
don't want you to know? Donald Trump is far more popular with the American people than any of the far left polling data
would have you believe. Those very same polls that were so wrong in predicted the 2016 presidential outcome are being
used again to try and convince Americans Trump is an unpopular and highly divisive president. These polling firms lied
repeatedly during the 2016 election cycle and they have continued lying about the POTUS Trump's popularity among voters.
taking Richard Painter seriously given history of outlandish statements and treason accusations. Richard
Painter is the Vice Chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-wing activist group. [...] I
never heard of Painer — and I bet you never did either — until he started fulfilling the TV role of
attacking Trump. [...] Painter's repeated accusations of treason, as well as his earlier outlandish positions, demonstrate
that if cable news is going to put him on, he should be identified with his present position with a left-wing anti-Trump,
anti-Republican activist organization.
Hillary Clinton Won the Election.... What might America look like today if Hillary had been elected? Had
she won we would not be hearing a single word about Russia. Not a whisper. It was not on the left's radar at
all. Ms. Clinton had embarrassed herself with that inane Office Depot reset button while she was Secretary of
State. Obama had told Medvedev to tell "Vlad" he would have more flexibility after the election, presumably re:
nuclear disarmament. The left cared nothing about that bit of collusion.
How to manufacture
a scandal. Another piece falls into place, of a mosaic in which Democrats set out in 2016 to create a false
appearance of collusion between President Trump and Russia. It's pretty devious.
Atlantic Publishes All You Need to Know About the Left. Last week, The Atlantic rendered a great service to
those of us who contend that America is in the midst of a civil war between the right and the left. It provided a
smoking gun — actually, the gunshot itself — to those of us who contend that the left (never to be
confused with liberals) is intent on dismantling Western civilization. It published articles by two left-wing writers,
one by Peter Beinart titled "The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump's Warsaw Speech," and one by its national
correspondent, James Fallows, written on the same theme as Beinart's.
the American press thought it heard high-pitched animal sounds coming out of Warsaw. Thanks to Charles Fain
Lehman, writing in the Washington Free Beacon, we learn that The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart said President Trump's
speech in Poland was full of "white-nationalist dog whistles." [...] Mr. Capehart, Mr. Zeleny and many dozens of
other talented writers and talkers for U.S. newspapers, magazines and TV networks have declared war on American
exceptionalism in favor of they know not what. But they are the vanguard of a socialist, collectivist, internationalist
movement that will take America to the same grave to which all previous great powers in world history have been dragged.
Times 'exposé' on Donald Trump Jr. is a big yawn. Just as the "Russian collusion" fantasy — a
resentful smear cooked up in the immediate aftermath of Clinton's stunning defeat last fall — was finally fading from
the fever swamps of the "resistance" and its media mouthpieces, along comes the Times with a pair of journalistic nothingburgers.
True: Liberals Hate Western Civilization. President Trump's superb speech in Poland has been praised by
most observers, including Paul [Mirengoff]. On the Left, however, Trump's speech has been criticized for its principal
virtue, the president's spirited defense of Western civilization. Here are some of the many such instances.
Dies Due To Journalists' Lies. "Democracy Dies in the Darkness" reads the Washington Post's motto. They
brought it back out after Donald Trump was elected President. It featured prominently on their website yesterday above
a video showing President Trump shaking hands with the First Lady of Poland. The headline, should you choose not to
watch the video, noted that the First Lady of Poland snubbed President Trump by refusing to shake his hand. Who are you
going to believe, the headline writer or video of the actual event?
Weeks Worth of CNN's Russian Narrative Destroyed in a Minute. For an entire week CNN has been running an ongoing story,
based on a single source, about President Trump not going to confront Vladimir Putin about interference in the 2016 election.
Doin' the CNN Two-Step.
There is little in the news today quite as delightful as watching the mainstream media do the CNN Two-Step. [...] 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 most recently (as of this writing; it's hard to keep up) filing a sneering,
unprofessional report on the president's press conference in Poland.
Unit Gets Out the Tire Iron. On Wednesday night [7/5/2017], Mark [Steyn] joined Tucker Carlson live on Fox News
to discuss yet another weird development in CNN's bizarre sense of news priorities — their decision to threaten the anonymous
Internet commenter who created the Trump wrestling GIF. [Video clip]
Is the Best Thing Since Trump Got Elected. [T]he left isn't interested in logic and facts — and
hasn't been for quite some time. That was what James O'Keefe recently uncovered — not that we couldn't have
guessed anyway — with his recent sting on CNN. Here is an organization which affects the demeanor of a
responsible, politically-neutral, internationally-respected news outlet with reporters and newscasters who look exactly like
real ones on grown up TV channels. But underneath, its entire raison d'etre and business model is churning out leftist
fake news propaganda. If conservative media outlets like Breitbart took the same liberties with the truth as leftist
media outlets like CNN (and Vox and Slate and Salon and Huffpost and the rest...) they would be crucified.
visit to Poland and the incoherent media. CNN is already against the wall after recently retracting a report on a Trump associate's
supposed ties to Russian money. But in a rush to find something wrong with Trump on his trip, White House correspondent Jim Acosta bruised
his network again. Before his speech in Poland, Trump said in a press conference that he had found that only "three or four" out 17 U.S.
intelligence agencies made formal conclusions about Russia's election interference. Acosta called Trump's comments "fake news" and
wondered, "Where does that number come from? Where does this 'three or four' number come from? My suspicion ... is that if we
go to the administration and ask them for this question, I'm not so sure we're going to get an answer." Except everyone else by that
point, including the New York Times, had known that Trump was correct. Just four agencies have formally and independently made their
conclusions about the election interference.
News: Journalists Invent 'Super Awkward' Handshake Snub of Trump. In the latest example of fake news,
journalists on Thursday hyperventilated about a dramatic snub of Donald Trump by Poland's first lady. Agata
Kornhauser-Duda, it seemed, refused to shake the hand of the President. Except, that's not what happened.
Mere seconds after shaking Melania Trump's hand, Kornhauser-Duda and the President shared a warm embrace.
Jim Acosta Busted for Fake News in Failed Attempt to Slam Trump. NN's Jim Acosta accused President Donald Trump
of "fake news" on Thursday for claiming that "three of four" intelligence agencies had identified Russia as the culprit in
hacking during the 2016 presidential election — but the president was right, and Acosta was wrong. Last
week, the New York Times was forced to issue a correction, admitting that "17 intelligence agencies" had not, in fact,
accused Russia, as Hillary Clinton had once claimed.
is Concerned CNN May Have Committed a Felony. In a pair of tweets, Sen. Ted Cruz laid out a troubling
development for CNN's threatened doxxing of a Reddit meme creator who posted a video of President Trump wrestling their
logo. Cruz's take is that CNN could be open to a felony charge.
How is CNN Not Embarrassed?
A random person created the silly gif of Trump body-slamming CNN, which President Trump then tweeted. It's important to
remember that this was the precipitating event that lead CNN to use its myriad resources to seek out the random person and
threaten exposure and shame ...for creating a stupid gif. CNN's editorial bias and noxious behavior predates the stupid
gif. [...] But this infantile jostling between press and president is one thing. It's another to use resources to
target those who create the memes, gifs, and parodies, and threaten those people with exposure if they don't apologize.
May Have Targeted Wrong the Person. Uh oh. It looks like CNN may have targeted and threatened the wrong
person over the Trump-CNN Wrestlmania gif. The CNN Blackmail scandal gets worse. And I couldn't be happier.
The meme released by HanA**H***Solo had no audio and had a different aspect ration [sic] than the one Trump tweeted when the
media went into meltdown. Trump's tweeted meme also had audio. The aspect ratio of HanA**H***Solo and Trump's
tweet were also different. Looks like CNN screed [sic] up big time in their extortion attempt.
'Stunning' That Polish President Had to Correct Fake News About Trump Handshake. Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant
to the President and former National Security editor for Breitbart News, talked about President Trump's trip to Poland and the G20 summit
on Friday's [7/7/2017] Breitbart News Daily. Gorka told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow it was "stunning" to watch the president of Poland
step in to defuse a Fake News story about his wife supposedly snubbing President Trump on stage. "It demonstrates the clutching
at straws, the desperation of the mainstream media complex," Gorka said.
Provokes CNN's Self-Immolation, America Relieved. A couple of weeks ago in this space, I speculated that CNN,
the Crackpot News Network, had reached the terminal stage of malevolent implausibility. "[I]t would be a good thing," I
wrote, "were CNN humiliated and sued out of existence. It performs no journalistic function, merely a destructively
partisan one." As usual, I was too kind. CNN will not have to be sued out of existence, as Gawker Media, another
disgusting purveyor of malicious gossip and fake news, was a year or so back. No, CNN seems to be performing a species
of hara-kiri or seppuku in public.
threat to unmask Trump WWE meme creator spells another media disaster. Another day, another controversy for CNN
as it continues arguably its toughest public relations stretch in its 37-year history. Today's Exhibit A is an implied
threat by the network to reveal the identity of a guy who created a comical video showing the president "wrestling" a CNN logo
using old footage of Trump making a cameo at a WWE event in 2007.
Blackmails Source of Donald Trump Wrestling Video. CNN threatened Tuesday to expose the identity of the Reddit
user who had claimed credit for creating the spoof wrestling video that President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning
[7/2/2017], showing him fighting the cable network. After reporting Monday that the Reddit user, "HanAssholeSolo," had
a history of racist and antisemitic tweets, CNN tracked him (apparently, he is male) down and attempted to make contact with
him by email and telephone.
Ted Cruz: CNN May
Have Broken the Law with Doxxing Threat. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said CNN may have broken the law in threatening to
publicly expose the person who created a GIF of Donald Trump appearing to beat up a man with a CNN logo for a head. After the
president tweeted out the GIF last week, CNN has been on a warpath to hunt down the creator and make him pay. In an article published
Tuesday [7/4/2017], entitled "How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF," Andrew Kaczynski had this to say about why the
network decided to keep his identity under wraps. [...]
May Have Targeted The Wrong Meme Creator Over Trump's WWE Tweet. BuzzFeed suggests that the actual gif came from Facebook,
not Reddit. In any case, it's not quite as simple as Trump grabbing the meme and retweeting it to the world.
give Trump fresh ammunition. A string of high-profile corrections and retractions by major news organizations
on stories about President Trump or his allies have fueled more allegations of bias in the mainstream press. The
relationship between Trump and the news media regularly hits new lows, with insults flying between the two camps and
reporters warning that the president is inciting violence against journalists. But Trump's allies on the right believe
the president's claims that the mainstream media is "fake news" have been bolstered by recent missteps. They point to
recent admissions from top news outlets — including CNN, the New York Times and the Associated Press —
that bombshell stories were either overcooked or included incorrect details.
Jarrett's Daughter Was Hired By CNN In January. If you want to understand why CNN is so biased against Trump and other Republicans,
it's helpful to know that their staff is made up of various people who have very real connections to the world of politics. Even the
daughter of former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett works for the network.
Is About 'Trashing' Trump With Mainstream Media. On Thursday [6/29/2017] the House passed Kate's Law, which
imposes harsher penalties on illegal immigrants, especially criminals, who try to reenter the country. The House also
passed a sanctuary city bill. However, NBC, CBS, and ABC spent much more time on President Trump's personal attacks on
MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough than either the immigration bills or the travel ban.
Press Corrects Big Falsehood In Four Trump-Russia Reports. The Associated Press "clarified" a false claim it's been running in stories
about President Trump and Russia on Friday, conceding in a release it's not the case that 17 intelligence agencies "agreed" on the hacking narrative.
The correction to four reports on Trump and Russia comes the same day The New York Times issued a similar correction to a Maggie Haberman report.
Both TheNYT and the AP now say the claim they've been floating for months is incorrect.
Producer Trashes Voters, President Trump on Video. Project Veritas released new video of a CNN producer calling American voters
"stupid as ****" and admitting "90% of us are on board" with anti-Trump views. "We all recognize he is a clown, that he is hilariously
unqualified for this," Jimmy Carr, an Associate Producer at CNN New Day said. "He's really bad for this and he does not have America's
best interest at heart." Carr flatly admits that "90 percent of us are on board" at the network, referring to the network's left-leaning
bias. The video is the third in a series Jame O'Keefe's investigative organization dubbed American Pravda, which aims to expose media bias
at the now scandal-plagued CNN.
Levin on CNN: They're Not a News
Organization Anymore. On his nationally syndicated radio show Tuesday [6/27/2017], host Mark Levin criticized CNN, saying the network has "sold
out" and is "not a news organization anymore." "CNN, in my view right now, is in a state of complete disintegration," said Mark Levin. "It won't
show up right away on their ratings, but it will eventually show up. They truly do run with phony stories. They have prostituted
themselves. They have sold out. They are not a news organization anymore." Levin's comments came after CNN published, then redacted a
story linking a Trump surrogate to a Russian investment fund, prompting the resignation of three CNN employees.
Scarborough Calls President Trump 'Greatest Liar That's Ever Sat In The White House'. MSNBC "Morning Joe"
co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski bashed President Donald Trump Wednesday, calling him worse than former President
Richard Nixon and the "greatest liar that's ever sat in the white house." Scarborough played a clip of Brian Karem,
executive editor of The Sentinel Newspapers, at Tuesday's [6/27/2017] White House briefing challenging Deputy Press Secretary Sarah
Huckabee Sanders, saying her criticism of the media was inflaming the American people. Sanders responded at the briefing
by citing a debunked Washington Post story stating reporters were not being thorough enough in their critiques of the president.
The Editor says...
Mr. Scarborough should spend some time reading my partial catalog of Obama's lies.
Producer Admits Witch Hunt Against Trump. CNN producer John Bonifield made the brazen admission of the
network's absence of journalistic bona fides to an undercover reporter from ACORN-slayer James O'Keefe's investigative
nonprofit, Project Veritas. "He not only gave us a tour of CNN's main newsroom, he gave us a window into the editorial
bias and anti-Trump agenda of the organization," O'Keefe says as he narrates the video. Project Veritas is touting the
video as the first installment in a multi-part investigation the group calls "American Pravda."
We're politically divided and
hateful; Maybe that's the media's fault too. The Eastern and D.C. media that Trump confronts are overwhelmingly
of a liberal bent. By education and professional inclination they're always looking for trouble, which can be an
accurate definition of "news." [...] The media's antipathy toward Trump is, in both word and story selection, more open in
today's journalism than during previous generations.
Video: CNN Producer Admits Russia Story was Manufactured For Ratings. Project Veritas and James O'Keefe
has produced another explosive undercover story showcasing CNN producers who admit the Trump-Russia story is manufactured and
promoted for ratings by the network.
American Pravda: CNN.
Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is
no proof to CNN's Russia narrative. [...] According to the CNN Producer, business is booming. "Trump is good for
business right now," he concluded. Bonifield further goes on to explain that the instructions come straight from the
top, citing the CEO, Jeff Zucker: [...]
Media Now Retreating From Sketchy Russian Conspiracy Reports. Hillary Clinton and aligned political operatives
manufactured the illusion of a connection between Russian entities and the Trump campaign/organization. Those
manufactured points of evidence, including a sketchy Russian Dossier, were used by the political intelligence community
(Clapper, Brennan Comey) to open an investigation of nothingness — to nowhere. The mere existence of the
investigation was then used as the originating point for a series of media intel leaks (the narrative) intended to cloud and
damage the Trump campaign/organization.
of lawlessness. [Scroll down] Now like much of the [Washington] Post story, this is a piece of highly
classified intelligence whose disclosure violates the oaths of those who gave it to the Post. The violation of a solemn
oath by a witness is commonly taken to detract from the credibility of the witness's testimony. Consider, moreover,
that the sources for the story were not under oath when they confided in Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous.
The intelligent reader would be well within his rights not to believe a word they say. If we believe it, however, this
pertinent fact should be added. The disclosure of highly classified intelligence by government officials also violates
the espionage laws of the United States. It is in all likelihood felonious several times over in the case of each of
the Post's numerous anonymous sources.
Has to Completely Retract a Major Anti-Trump Story. CNN, you will recall, ran a major story about James Comey
claiming that Comey would contradict the President on whether the President is being investigated. They went wall to
wall with the coverage of that story. Then James Comey did not contradict the President. CNN had to walk it all
back. Now they have done it again. On June 22, CNN ran a story claiming that Anthony Scaramucci had dealings
with a Russian investment group.
AP Runs Interference for Comey and Mueller. President Trump noted that James Comey and Robert Mueller are
"very, very good friends ... which is bothersome." So the Associated Press sprang into action to defend the two men now
locked in a death struggle with the president. The AP vouches for the extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, integrity
of the men who are trying to bring down our duly elected president.
Trump Is Either A Dictator In The Making Or 'Not Well'. 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.
It Up As You Go Along. Two articles that could have come from different universes were actually written in the
same week. The first is a Washington Post article describing how president Obama, aware of Russian plans to influence
the 2016 election "choked" by not responding forcefully, lulled by "the assumption that Clinton would win" anyway. The
second article by Emile Simpson at Foreign Policy warns that Trump may be stumbling into a war involving the very same
Russia. They are representative of stories that depict the administration either at Putin's throat or at his feet, in
collusion or conflict with the Kremlin. Although this is contradictory nobody seems to notice. In fact both can
simultaneously be true if you assume the political system is inconsistent, as if driven by a random number generator. That
may in fact be the case. The entire political system, not just Trump administration, is zig-zagging through public policy.
analyst likens Trump to a 'suicide bomber'. An MSNBC political analyst compared President Trump to a "suicide
bomber" on Thursday [6/22/2017] after he tweeted that he did not have any recordings of meetings with former FBI Director
James Comey. Elise Jordan, a former Bush White House aide and now an MSNBC political analyst and TIME contributor,
appeared on "MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin" on Thursday afternoon [6/22/2017]. "It's a sad day when you cannot depend on
the president's word, and my advice to Republicans who cozy up to him is it's just like hugging a suicide
bomber' — he blows you up in the process with him," Jordan said.
#855 Why Secretary Tillerson Rightly Has No Respect for State Dept. Correspondents. Today during the
State Department briefing a typical media correspondent showcases their condescending arrogance. Watch this exchange
between Spokesperson Heather Nauert and a reporter. [Video clip]
stupidity. CBS News anchor Scott Pelley — make that former CBS News anchor Scott Pelley —
is the face of sanctimonious liberalism. The attempted assassination of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his GOP
colleagues on the baseball field in Alexandria last week somehow prompted Pelley's comment on the day after: "It's time
to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress, yesterday, was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree,
self-inflicted". Pelley of course answered the question that approximately no one was asking in the affirmative.
Sanctuary for Illegal Alien
Drunk Drivers? It is almost trite and redundant to state that there is a contentious debate in the United
States between those who are pushing for the strict enforcement of the immigration laws and those who believe that certain
aliens, notwithstanding the fact that they are removable from the United States, should not be subjected to the "harsh
punishment" of removal. An interesting part of this debate is its framing. "Immigration enforcement" is linked to
President Donald Trump, notwithstanding the fact that he has not signed a single piece of legislation that has changed the
immigration laws of the United States, which are codified at 8 United States Code, commonly known as the "Immigration
and Nationality Act", or "INA".
Tries To Conduct Online Trump-Hater Poll, But Turns Out To Be Landslide Of Support For President. CNN has been
on a 24/7 mission to knock President Trump out of office — or, failing that, discredit him with whatever it
can. How bad is it? On Saturday, CNN openly sided with Cuba's communist regime as it slammed Trump for rolling
back former president Barack Obama's steps to expand relations with Cuba. So it's must be a real heartbreaker for the
bigwigs at CNN to see the network's new poll on Trump.
Forgets Bill Clinton Fired FBI Director One Day Before Vince Foster's Death. The usual suspects in the liberal
media have branded the timing of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey as suspicious, accusing Trump of trying
to block an investigation into alleged collusion with Russia. Never mind that even the likes of California Democratic
Sen. Diane Feinstein admit there is no evidence of any such thing or the Congressional testimony of acting FBI Director
Andrew McCabe that Trump has not interfered or could not interfere, with an investigation that, contrary to rumors, is
adequately funded. But as long as we're discussing conspiracy theories, let us talk about the only other time a
President Fired and FBI Director, the firing of William Sessions by one William Jefferson Clinton. The timing of the
firing of Sessions is at least equally curious, and the conspiracy theories surrounding the firing may have significantly
more basis in truth.
Media Personalities Agree: Those Republicans Deserved To Get Shot. A shooter opened fire on Congressional
Republicans practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game at a baseball park in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday
morning, injuring lawmakers, staff, and law enforcement. It is unclear at this time whether the shooter was killed or
is currently in police custody. In the wake of the shooting, lots of people on the Internet lost their minds.
Several progressives even went out of their way to suggest the victims deserved to get shot because they have the wrong views
on gun control, or Obamacare, or Donald Trump. Here are some of the most insane reactions to the Congressional baseball
shoooting so far. [...]
Latest Trump Story Follows A Familiar Pattern Of Breathlessly Reporting Routine Procedures. The establishment
media's hysteria is once again in high gear after news that members of the Trump transition team were ordered to preserve
documents and other materials pertinent to the investigation into Russian interference of the election. Trump's
transition team's counsel, issuing a memo to satisfy routine requirements in any investigation, hardly called for the tone
and seriousness with which it was reported. The New York Times asserts that the request "illustrated the seriousness of
the inquiry" conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, and how "deeply they are delving" into President Donald Trump's
activities. Such rhetoric follows a longstanding pattern of the establishment media's propensity to overreact to even
the most routine circumstances with anything related to the president. The Washington Post's Tom Nichols says that
media personnel "seem determined to overreact on even ordinary matters."
CNN Acting Like Part of 'Anti-Trump Resistance'. A Time Warner shareholder accused CNN of acting like it was
the part the "resistance" movement against President Donald Trump. "I'm inquiring about CNN's bias and our return on
investment," shareholder David Almasi reportedly told Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes during Thursday's annual shareholders
meeting. "Half the American public — which includes potential and current CNN viewers — voted for
Trump last November and supports his agenda. CNN acts as if it is part of the anti-Trump resistance."
Government and the Epidemic of Violence. What's the worst part about horrific, murderous violence in
America? Well, except for the death, the ruined lives, the pain, and the fear and the rush to pass laws that wouldn't
have prevented it, I think it has to be the media criticism. The challenge, at least for conservatives, is that the
media's double standard is so profoundly obvious and at the same so passionately denied that bringing it up feels like an
exercise in gaslighting. If a former Ted Cruz volunteer tried to murder a bunch of Democratic congressmen at a baseball
practice, the instant conventional wisdom from the mainstream media would be to blame Donald Trump, Republican rhetoric, and
conservatism generally. We know this because that is what always happens, even when the villain isn't a conservative.
Robert Mueller Want to Cause a Civil War? [Scroll down] In Thursday's [6/15/2017] WaPo "exclusive," it's son-in-law
Jared Kushner under the leak-o-scope. This article, like the one before, is accompanied by the paper's typical boilerplate that
they seem to have in macro. (Do they teach this in j-school now?): The officials who described the financial focus of the
investigation spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. I thought they weren't
"authorized" to speak at all. I thought it was against the law to leak — naive me. Obviously, the Post doesn't care.
Pelley: D.C. Attack on Congressmen Was 'to Some Degree Self-Inflicted'. Thursday evening [6/15/2017],
CBS's Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network's Evening News anchor the following evening, told
viewers that "It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and,
to some degree, self-inflicted." It's clear from Pelley's subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements
are "Yes." It's equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the
problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right.
Ugly Question: What If The Russia Russia Russia Story Was Nothing? Everyone has been busily trying to
parse the Jeff Sessions testimony since the Attorney General took the stand but there doesn't seem to be a lot to work
with. Allahpundit talked about the number of times that Sessions declined to answer certain questions about private
conversations he had with the president, but that's some fairly thin gruel to build a presidency-ending scandal out of.
But the one question which seems to still be off limits for most of the MSM is the really ugly one: what if this
turns out to be a dry hole?
is dead; whatever these guys are doing isn't journalism. What do all of these stories have in common?
They're completely unsourced. No names. No real people. Just claims that come from, in order, "two
administration officials and three outside advisers familiar with the matter," an anonymous tweeter who set up a dummy
Twitter account, and "a Downing Street adviser." None of the latest stories have anyone on the record making the
accusations. Instead, the "news" sites that posted the stories — Politico, the Daily Mail and the
Guardian — simply make the surprising claims and cite anonymous sources. The subjects of the anonymous slurs
have no recourse whatsoever, no right to face their accusers, no way to fight back. The accusation streams out onto the
internet, where it lives forever — whether it's true or not.
Goldberg Says Media Coverage of Trump Was 98% Positive. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on
The View Tuesday morning [6/13/2017] to discuss all things Donald Trump with the ladies. [...] Gingrich cited a recent
Harvard study which found that 93% of the media coverage of the President was negative prompting host Whoopi Goldberg to make
a bizarre, perhaps delusional claim about the relationship between Donald Trump and the media: [...]
Endless Ironies of Donald J. Trump. For every too-frequent gala golf outing of a metrosexual Obama decked out
in spiffy attire, there is a plumper Trump swinging away, oblivious to the angry pack of reporters that Obama once so
carefully courted. For every rapper with an ankle bracelet that went off in the White House, there is now a White House
photo-op with Ted Nugent. For every executive-order suspension of federal immigration enforcement, there is an
executive-order corrective. For every lecture on the crusades, sermons on Western genocidal history, apology tour, or
Islamic mythmaking, there is an American Greatness pride in everything.
vast conspiracy of silence kept the 'Russia collusion' story alive. American democracy has been corrupted, and
if not cured, the disease will be fatal. There is no other conclusion to be drawn when the public is deceived on the
scale that was revealed (but ignored) by James Comey. The stunning truth is that the American political and media
establishment allowed a phony story — that they knew was phony — to dominate our political
discourse for months.
CNN's War On Trump Is Going
Swimmingly. Since the new administration arrived in Washington, CNN has continued this war at a fever pitch. Daily they
roll out eight-person panels where not one person defending the administration is represented. They have offered the most biased
coverage of the Trump administration by far, to the point that Republicans on Capitol Hill openly mock their lack of balance. A
network that once strove to be centrist in their approach is now openly antagonistic, and will run with the thinnest of scoops for hours
at a time in order to make their case against President Trump.
it takes to be fired by CNN. But even at CNN, there are limits. First the network fired "comedian" Kathy
Griffin from what was apparently her only CNN gig, co-hosting the network's New Year's Eve show. Griffin's offense, as
we all know, was displaying a model of the president's severed, bloody head. Given the magnitude of the offense,
finding a new New Year's Eve co-host didn't seem like much of a price to pay. Now CNN has brought down the hammer
again. It has fired Reza Aslan, who hosted a CNN series. Aslan has a degree, among others, from Harvard Divinity
School. Divinity isn't what it once was; his offense was this tweet about President Trump: [...]
Media Is Now Leaking Classified Info Just Because They Feel Like It. This morning, The New York Times brought
us another breathtaking exposé of classified national security information that is really important for the public to know because...
um, well, because they just kind of felt like it. The story is about a contractor for an international shipping company who
was captured and held hostage by rebels in Yemen before being released last year. Without the man's permission or cooperation,
The New York Times gives details of his capture and imprisonment, his name, his age, his exact job description with the
shipping company, and the location where his wife and children lived at the time (none of which I will repeat here). [...] The
whole report is inexplicable, and you get the sense that the reporters just wanted to tell a splashy, thriller-like story.
Except that there's a larger pattern: it has become acceptable to open the floodgates of classified information because Trump.
Criticism: Media Headlines Misleading After Comey Testimony. The establishment media's bias was on full
display following James Comey's congressional hearing Wednesday. Headlines focused on Comey's testimony that President
Donald Trump "lied," concealing the more pertinent and shocking revelations exposed during the hearing. Comey's
testimony exonerated Trump from allegations of obstruction of justice, and vindicated his claims about Comey telling him
three times that he was not, personally, under investigation. So, what does the establishment media decide to report:
that Donald Trump "lied" about why he fired James Comey.
Our Crude News Network.
Progressive media bias is now a given. The present generation of journalists and reporters tends to believe that just
conveying the news no longer offers ample venue for their unappreciated talents, celebrity status, and deserved political
influence. As a result, they often massage coverage to find relevance as makers, not mere deliverers, of news.
Like many academics, writers, and intellectuals of our bicoastal elite landscapes, they are naturally self-described
idealists and left-of-center both politically and culturally. Yet Donald Trump's election as president has redefined
the American media by stripping nearly all pretenses off its once carefully sculpted disinterested veneer. In other
words, never before in American presidential history — not even during the dark days of Watergate —
have the media so despised a sitting president.
Runs Wild With Unsourced Claim About Trump And Weather. Many reporters are still reeling over Trump's decision
to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accord, which the Obama administration joined in 2016 with the goal of keeping future
global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. When Trump announced his decision Thursday, he said it was about economics, not
the environment. Trump said Paris was poorly negotiated and would hurt American workers. Reporters began pelting
administration officials with questions of whether or not Trump actually believes humans are driving catastrophic
warming. Most officials dodged the questions, except U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
CNN's Cooper Sent Autograph to NSA Leaker Thanking Her. CNN's Anderson Cooper sent an autographed photo to the
allegedly NSA leaker thanking her for her "service."
brazen Trump-bashers. The Meet the Press panel of June 4 consisted of conservative Hugh Hewitt
confronted by the three anti-Trump zealots: the #NeverTrump conservative Michael Gerson and leftists Heather McGee and
Stephanie Cutter. Three against one — plus, of course, leftist Chuck Todd. NBC's idea of "balance."
The tape of the program — supported by the transcript — makes it evident that Hewitt had a difficult time
speaking. Cutter in particular did her utmost to stifle Hewitt — but that's what the left does: strive to
suppress those holding different views. The transcript indicates that Cutter had no patience with Hewitt's references to
the Constitution, preferring to spout ad hominem comment to silence the conservative.
Post's Fake Conservative Blogger Hated The Paris Deal, Until Trump Agreed With Her. If you want to see what a brain high on bitter anti-Trumpism
looks like, look no further than Jennifer Rubin's latest rants in the Washington Post. Before Trump came along, she hated the Paris deal, for good reason.
But as soon as Trump agreed with her, she couldn't countenance being on the same side of an issue as him. So she magically decided that opposition to the
deal made you a knuckle-dragging, science-hating Luddite, all because Trump had the audacity to agree with her. Rather than being an exemplar of thoughtful
independence, Rubin is herself a glaring example of how partisanship blinds a person to objective reality, eventually forcing her to stomp all over principled
positions she held just days before, and all because somebody she thinks is icky had the temerity to endorse her views.
of fake news? How much time you got? White House press secretary Sean Spicer finally lost it this week
trying to correct the endless torrent of bogus news stories being churned out daily by the alt-left media. [...] Spicer had
been lecturing the press corps about all their "anonymous sources" and the fictionalized stories "that are absolutely false
... narratives that are wrong ... fake news." He was directing his remarks at a reporter from the Associated
Press — you know, the organization that falsely reported in February that Trump was planning to use "100,000
National Guard troops" to round up "millions" of illegal aliens. "When you see stories get perpetrated that are
absolutely false," Spicer told the crack AP scribe, "that is troubling, and he (the president) is rightly concerned."
So a Democrat operative from the Clinton News Network asked Spicer for an example.
news stories about covfefe. Readers know well my credentials as an expert on typos. Poor proofreading
skills and an inability to touch-type often leave grievous errors in this blog. But they also know my criticisms of
Fake News media are meticulously accurate, as I shoot these fish in the barrel. Few items are as petty as covfefe.
As of 4 PM Eastern, there were 929,000 news items on the president's misspelling of "coverage" in a tweet.
Gloriously, Embarrassingly, Horrible and Terribly Bad Day. Yesterday [6/1/2017] the news production staff at
CNN were having a bad day. A horribly, terribly, gloriously and embarrassingly bad day. Many people, myself
included, have just stopped watching the train wreck media circle the drain amid their need to oppose anything, everything,
Trump. CNN executives wake up in the morning knowing Trump has done something terrible, they just don't know what it
is yet. Oy, how this ideological perspective is challenging to maintain. The anti-Trump outlook relies heavily on
the desperate production staff who are increasingly verklempt in their desperate efforts to find new ways to present the same
WH Chief Of Staff John Sununu Destroys CNN Over Their Russian Collusion Coverage. Former White House Chief of
Staff and New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu got into a heated exchange with CNN's Alisyn Camerota about the network's
coverage of the investigation into whether Trump officials colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election.
Camerota asked Sununu about top Trump aide Jared Kushner's reported attempt to secure a back channel with Russians. Is
Mr. Kushner is a target of the Russia probe? We don't know. Has he been accused of any wrongdoing?
No. He hasn't. But he met with the Russians so cue the outrage, the rumors, and stuff about treason —
all of which is utterly ridiculous in the absence of evidence.
Some Perspective on Trump and Media
Madness. A mainstream, anti-Trump media outlet (but I repeat myself) — staffed by (in the words of former Vice President Spiro
Agnew) "a small and unelected elite" who possess a "profound influence over public opinion" without any checks on their "vast power" — that
wants a certain result (Trump's destruction) has recourse to seemingly endless anonymous sources that conveniently — and eagerly! — say
whatever is damaging to Trump, and then those leaks and quotes are approvingly duplicated by all the other major outlets who want exactly same
thing, conferring upon these stories the illusion of objectivity and correctness. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary
evidence — which the media (tellingly) is not providing. [...] This is about a segment of the country that utterly loathes Trump,
is simply incapable of coming to terms with the reality of a Trump presidency, and thus will do anything and everything to obliterate
him — including through a death-by-a-thousand-cuts campaign.
Slams Trump in Blistering Editorial. This isn't the first time that the Journal took off the gloves and
went at Trump. Though they often go out of their way to give the President the benefit of the doubt, they also recently
published a scathing editorial titled "Loose Lips Sink Presidencies" highlighting that "the portrait of an inexperienced,
impulsive chief who might spill secrets to an overseas foe is one to which Mr. Trump has too often contributed." The
only conclusion that can be drawn, the editorial says, is that Donald Trump is incapable of self-discipline and actually enjoys
Sununu Begins Laughing At CNN's Vast Russian Conspiracy Theory. This interview is really quite funny.
Former Governor John Sununu, a vocal 2016 critic of the Trump campaign for the presidency, appears on CNN and completely
takes apart the nothingburger narrative surrounding the 'Vast-Russian-Conspiracy' theory. On one hand it's refreshing
and, well, quite funny to see someone pointing out the absurdity of the nonsense. However, on the other hand the entire
narrative has become so ridiculous it's destroying the legacy media itself; we really don't want to see the media drop the
nonsense because their tenuous grip on it actually helps marginalize them.
Trump Granted Sick Girl's Wish During Packed Middle East Trip; MSM Completely Ignores! President Trump just completed his first
trip to the Middle East and it was packed! He went to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City, Brussels, a Nato summit, and followed that up
with a G-7 meeting in Sicily. But there's one visit you probably missed in the MSM. Despite President Trump's packed schedule on
his 27-hour trip to Israel, he took time out of his busy schedule to visit a 14-year-old girl who was battling cancer. Oh, say
what? You didn't hear about it? Oh, that must be because the MSM pretty much blacked it out!
Continues to Treat Obama Stooge James Clapper as a Reliable Source. When it comes to former government
officials who can be relied upon to push the great Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, there are few more in demand by the fake
news media than James Clapper. Obama's former director of national intelligence has figured prominently in the bogus
case that has been constructed against President Donald Trump and continues to surface on CNN and other news outlets as a
reputable source when his history would seemingly disqualify him as one.
Memorial Day, Trump Does Something That Would've Put Obama on Every Front Page. resident Trump on Monday
[5/29/2017] marked his first Memorial Day as commander in chief, heading to Arlington National Cemetery through the throngs
of motorcycles participating in Rolling Thunder to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Times Offers Front-Page Advice for Anxious Anti-Trump Activists. The Los Angeles Times devoted precious
space on its front page on Memorial Day to a story about how anxious anti-Trump activists are finding ways to relax.
Apparently, knitting "pussyhats," conjuring conspiracy theories, painting offensive signs, disrupting town halls in other
people's congressional districts, tweeting "#Resistance," and scouring the media for signs of President Donald Trump's
imminent impeachment is bad for mental and physical health.
Press Writer Outed As Anti-Trump Left Wing Activist. Most journalists seem like anti-Trump activists these days
but one Associated Press reporter was recently outed as nothing more than a far left political operative.
Like The Media Spread Another False Story About Trump. A BBC reporter kicked off an international firestorm
Saturday morning when he claimed that Trump chose not to listen to a translation as Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni
was speaking at the G7 summit. BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale tweeted a "short clip that sums up"
the summit, attaching a video he claimed showed Trump had "chosen not to hear a translation of his Italian host's speech."
From the clip Landale tweeted, Trump appeared to be the only world leader not listening to a translation through headphones.
keeps trolling Trump. Former White House photographer Pete Souza has mastered the "show, not tell" technique in
outlining the stark contrasts between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. Since Trump took
office, Souza has routinely posted images from his time documenting Obama's White House on his personal Instagram account,
which currently has 1.3 million followers. And the photos Souza shares seem to be anything but random. Through
his photos and their accompanying captions, Souza has taken a number of thinly veiled shots at the Trump administration.
Late-Night Trump Hatred vs. Primetime
News. The anti-Trump venom from the mainstream media has become so virulent that broadcasters and reporters alike risk becoming little
more than extensions of the late-night "comedic" lineup, bashing the President without regard for truth or factual accuracy. And above all, most
of these journalists realize, and sometimes admit, that they want to help the Democrats win the next election.
Five Media-Generated Non-Stories from Trump's Foreign Trip. The media latched on to a few absurdly overblown
stories to keep the bad vibes flowing during President Trump's first overseas journey. Editorial judgment is apparently
easy to suspend when the opportunity to hype an odd photo or curious video clip presents itself.
did Trump say that Obama spied on him? Because he did. So far, after ten months of monitoring and investigations on the
Russia-hacked-the-election brouhaha, there is still no evidence of a crime or collusion. But the media is still all in for that one.
Why haven't we seen any media monitoring of Hillary, her staff, or John Podesta, since we know they had Russian connections? If the
intelligence community and the Obama administration were concerned about collusion, why are they only concerned about Republicans?
'Fake News' Pushing 'Literal Propaganda' on Trump Trip. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald
Trump, said the president is providing the "moral clarity" and "moral leadership" needed so badly in the Middle East and Europe,
during an interview Wednesday [5/24/2017] on "The Laura Ingraham Show." Gorka praised the president for using his first
official foreign trip to journey "into the heart of the Arab Muslim world" and engage with leaders from over 50 Muslim-majority
nations. Trump urged the Muslim world to join the United States in the fight against violent extremism.
Brennan Start Russia Investigation Because of Liberal Media Bias? Former CIA director John Brennan testified
before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that he was not sure if there was any evidence of collusion between the
Russian government and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Yet Democrats are thrilled by his testimony, because he
said there were contacts between Russian officials and some "U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign," and hence an FBI
investigation was warranted.
Hires Leftist Activist as Freelancer to Sneak Into Closed Press NH GOP Event to Attack KellyAnne Conway. A
freelancer for the Associated Press has drawn the ire of the GOP in New Hampshire after working her way into a "closed press"
fundraiser last week and then falsely reporting on the event — all after it turns out that the so-called
"reporter" is actually a hardcore leftwing activist. Following the fundraiser, the Associated Press published a short
story without a byline that was "grossly inaccurate," NHGOP adviser Patrick Hynes told local television outlet WMUR-9.
"President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they should 'just ignore' his
critics and the incessant chatter about the scandals dogging him," the "reporter," later learned to be Melanie Plenda,
wrote for the AP.
First on CNN
means Fake News. The New York Times made up a memo — which no one has seen. Some guy told him
he heard that somebody's cousin read it. Now CNN entered the fray: [...] First there is a memo, then there is no memo,
then there is. This isn't journalism. This is gossip.
in Nonpartisan Clothing: The Media and Trump. Listening to the talking heads and Never Trumpers
throughout media and government, one can easily exchange "Trump" with "Nixon," and one would endure the exact same unhinged
rhetoric and undue level of hysteria. In fact, unlike Nixon's Watergate caper, there is no comparable event painting
Trump as a corrupt leader. In the constant, breathless "news coverage" of the overblown Trump "scandal," I keep hearing
those timeless lyrics from "Won't Get Fooled Again": "Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss." The boss here is the
Study: Journalists Are a Bunch of Drunks With Sub-Average Brain Function. [Scroll down] I'd agree that a
parade of unforced errors and stupid controversies from the very beginning made the media's job much easier, but I don't think 'the
merits' fully account for the entirety of the enormous gap between the tone and content of Obama's coverage (+18) versus Trump's (-60).
Most of the media is appalled by Trump and furious that he won; not only because they're pro-Democratic liberals (which most of them are),
but because his victory blew apart their near-unanimous consensus that he had virtually no chance. Proving the Smart Set wrong
angers the Smart Set. But are elite-level journalists really the Smart Set?
Want Leaks? Let's Give Them Leaks. The nonstop (and completely fraudulent) accusations leveled against
the Donald Trump since his candidacy was announced have now reached a crescendo. We're more than 100 days in to the new
administration and we're still waiting for evidence that a single person in the Trump camp "colluded" with the Russians on a topic
more serious than the best brand of vodka. In fact, thanks to the liberal authors of the new bestseller Shattered, we now
know that the Clinton camp invented the collusion tale to help explain their devastating loss. The media, despite the
progressive provenance of the story,
The Delusional Press for Power of
the Anti-Trump Crowd. Yesterday, I had the misfortune to be stuck in an airport for some hours while waiting for a delayed plane.
The entertainment provided was a feed of CNN which for the entire time went from talking head to talking head to repeat, mantra-like, the the
half-dozen talking points about Trump, Russia, James Comey, Impeachment, Sources say, Obstruction of Justice, Russia, Comey, Impeachment, Abuse
of Power, Russia, Trump, Russia, Secrets, National Security, Russia, Comey, Impeachment. And so on. [...] But here's the point:
it wouldn't matter what Trump accomplished. The media, having descended into its crowd posture, cannot countenance any Trumpian success.
He has to fail, because in their group-think world, Trump's success entails their eclipse.
to Trump: Are You Sure You Haven't Done Anything Impeachable? Did Donald Trump do anything impeachable that he just
might have forgotten about? That's the gist of an actual question to the President on Thursday [5/18/2017] by a local reporter.
Scott Thuman of ABC 7 in Washington wondered, "As you look back over the past six months or year, have you had any recollection
where you've wondered if anything you have done has been something that might be worthy of criminal charges in these investigations or
impeachment as some on the left are implying?"
Politician Has Ever Been Treated Worse? Speaking at the Coast Guard Academy's Commencement today [5/17/2017], President
Trump complained about his treatment by the press and others: ["][N]o politician in history, and I say this with
great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly.["] If we assume he is talking about American politicians,
that is a true statement. The Democratic Party has never accepted the result of last year's election. Democrats
in the federal bureaucracy are leaking stories (sometimes false ones) to Democrats at the Washington Post, the New York Times
and the Associated Press. The television networks are happy to pick up the cudgels for the Democrats, too, and the
result is a seeming firestorm of controversy.
Comey Memo: The Allegation Is Serious, and There Is No Good Outcome. Either there is now compelling evidence that
the president committed a serious abuse of power, or the nation's leading press outlets are dupes for a vindictive, misleading
story. Either outcome violates the public trust in vital American institutions. Either outcome results in a degree of
political chaos. If the memo is real and as damaging as the [New York] Times claims, the chaos is likely greater, but
don't underestimate the cultural and political damage if our nation's most prestigious press outlets run a story of this magnitude
based on a malicious fiction.
CNN Is Completely Obsessed With Donald Trump — and Not in a Good Way. CNN claims it's right down the
middle, somewhere between the left-wing MSNBC and the more conservative-friendly Fox News Channel. But an MRC study of
an entire day of CNN's coverage shows the network spent almost all of its time covering the Trump presidency, with a heavily
skewed roster of anti-Trump guests and on-air commentators.
+ Malice = James Clapper. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was one of Barack Obama's
worst appointees, which is no small distinction. Today Clapper appeared on CNN's State of the Union. He had no
new information of any sort, but he and host Jake Tapper pushed the Democratic Party line relentlessly.
Confirm NatSec Advisor H. R. McMaster & His Deputy Dina Powell Are Leaking To The Anti-Trump Media. Two separate
National Security Council sources have confirmed that National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and Deputy National
Security Advisor Dina Powell have been leaking negative material about President Donald J. Trump to their allies in the
anti-Trump media, GotNews can exclusively report. "It's very hard when your boss, the President, and your boss, the NSC
advisor, see the world so differently," says one staffer, who opposes regime change in Syria.
the Trump/Russia Intelligence Story. [Scroll down] So, let's have a little analytical look at the
story. First of all, every U.S. person in the room denies it, specifically saying no "sources and methods" were
disclosed. Remember that, it's important. Apparently, the Trump people did report to the NSA and CIA what they
talked about with the Russians, and that some of it was highly classified. Following that, the story was leaked by
"current and former U.S. officials," speaking anonymously, of course. One thing we know — since we know
exactly who was in the meeting — is that these "current and former officials" were not in the meeting.
Post Creates Fake News Timed-Release Story Intended to Capture Evening News Lede. Always remember the basic
rule that has been proven accurate 100% of the time:
• When the CIA wants to leak a damaging story
they coordinate with the Washington Post and ABC. (and vice-versa).
• When the State Dept. or FBI/DOJ
wants to leak a damaging story they coordinate with CNN and the New York Times. (and vice-versa)
This consistent pattern
has NEVER been broken.
Made No 'Classified' Leak, Someone Else Did. The Washington Post reported Monday [5/15/2017] that President
Trump revealed "highly classified" intelligence to Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their recent meeting at the
White House. But the Post forgot to mention that the President's conversation with Lavrov is itself among the most
secret and classified matters our government holds — and the leak of key parts of that conversation is likely a
crime. This is now the third time in a short period that the president's most secret and private discussions with a
world leader have been leaked to The Washington Post.
Post Goes Down The Moonbat Hole Of Impeachment. It's the height of irresponsibility for the Washington Post,
but, then, rather than being a news organization, they've finalized their switch to being part of The Resistance.
Eight Lies the MSM Told About Comey Firing.
Over the last week or so the media has breathlessly reported on every little whisper that has escaped from Washington, D.C.
and for the most part — much of what they've told us has been wrong. Sadly, this is a common refrain from
today's media who can't seem to get out of their own way and constantly seem to be tripping over their own failures and
falsehoods. It's almost as if the media has an agenda that they are trying to promote and they are willing to sacrifice
their reputation if it means pushing that agenda forward. In their attempts to use the Comey story to undermine the
Trump administration they've sacrificed every iota of reputation and been unmasked as the biased hypocrites we've always
suspected them to be.
win the press. Political commentators, news organizations and lawmakers on both sides had been calling for
[James] Comey's ousting for months for his bizarre, inconstant approach in conducting the sensitive investigations into
Hillary Clinton's emails and then Trump's election campaign. But now that he's gone, the media act like America just
lost its favorite uncle. Everyone is now used to the simple fact that no matter what he does, Trump cannot win the
press. And that's why no one should look to it for an indication of whether he's doing anything right.
media have already impeached Trump. In the immediate days and hours following [James] Comey's unexpected
firing, some news outlets and TV commentators have indicated that they're convinced Trump is guilty of something. USA
Today published an op-ed Thursday [5/11/2017] by three legal and ethics experts under the title, "Firing Comey is worse than
breaking a law." That morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," well-known political journalist and former Bloomberg Politics
co-managing editor John Heilemann said reporters should be assuming Trump's guilt at this point. "There's a cover-up
going on," he said. "And that has to be the premise of all our reporting going forward."
The Editor says...
The premise of all your reporting should be a pursuit of the truth, whatever it turns out to be.
You shouldn't start with the conclusion (impeachment) and make the news lead in that direction.
That's activism, not journalism.
Cutting-Edge Reporting Brings You ... Ice Cream? CNN seems to have taken Trump's 'You Are Fake News' statement
as a challenge to lower their bar. The seem to be SEEKING out stories to prove JUST how fake their reporting can
be. They breathlessly report on ANYTHING that could possibly put President Trump in a bad light. Even secondhand
whispers about rumors are presented as though they were established fact.
One Screenshot Captures Everything Wrong With Media Coverage Of Trump. Today much of the media have spent the
day freaking out over a Time magazine feature on how President Donald Trump spends his time "after hours." A portion of
the 3,803 word-long article that's been getting so much attention from Twitter accounts with blue check marks describes Trump
dining in the Blue Room of the White House.
High Ratings, ABC Cancels Trump-Friendly Sitcom 'Last Man Standing'. Even though it had been dumped on Friday
nights, the Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing enjoyed ratings that Deadline describes as "very respectable for any
night and especially Friday[.]" Every week, the half-hour comedy, one of the very few aimed to appeal to America's heartland,
won its time-slot in the all-important demo, including 6.4 million overall same-day viewers.
Lester Holt Interrupts Trump 9 Times in Less than 3 Minutes. NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34
second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt's exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt
conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the
president on many of those occasions. The short clip is part of a 31-minute White House interview set to air Thursday
night [5/11/2017] on NBC Nightly News. [Video clip]
hooey part of the fake news cycle. Turns out Mr. Trump is a germaphobe and wasn't in that Russian hotel
room. The bust of Martin Luther King is still in the Oval Office. He didn't abandon conservatives by naming his
sister to the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump's Tower — and people involved in his campaign — were,
in fact, surveilled. Slowly, agonizingly, Truth becomes very inconvenient for all these people predicting
Mr. Trump's certain demise. In the end, they are all left clinging to the smallest Styrofoam shard of their
original story, bobbing in the harsh sea of Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome.
perfectly crafted untruths. Last week two politicians made news for the ways they communicated to
Americans: Clinton's words were crafted, deliberate and dishonest; President Trump's words were a string of thoughts
bouncing everywhere — with no craft, no massaging and they contained great gaps of context. The press
reacted wistfully to the former; to the latter, it went into full meltdown.
Journalists are Just Begging For Their Own Personal Watergate. To read the media coverage of FBI Director James
Comey's firing on social media Tuesday night, you would have thought that the (not criminal) investigation into the Trump
campaign's possible ties to Russia had all been proven true, and that by week's end, Donald Trump would be resigning, giving
a pudgy little thumbs up while stepping onto Marine One for one last time. His brief, chaotic presidency would suddenly
come to an end, swiftly felled by an avalanche of Twitter snark and unproven sources from journalists who believe they are
the next Woodward and Bernstein.
#FakeNews Purveyor Goes Completely Nuts, May Have Rabies. After Colbert's latest outburst, it's clear what CBS
News needs to do. Whether they will do it, however, is another matter whatsoe[v]er. [...] If CBS had a real news
network, they'd have fired Colbert within a couple of hours of his drooling, homophobic outburst.
NY Times Again Pushes Phony Trend of Hate Crimes in Trump's America. The New York Times is rather
desperately still trying to make the idea of a recent, election-related surge in hate crimes stick, even after so many
infamous "hate crimes" have been exposed as hoaxes in the Trump era. The latest, from reporter Audra D.S. Burch,
made the front of the National section of Monday's [5/1/2017] Times, [...]
Stahl Frets That Courts Aren't Doing Enough to Thwart Republicans. Practically as soon as "controversial" Court of Appeals Judge
Alex Kozinski was introduced on Sunday's 60 Minutes by reporter Lesley Stahl, you could see her pitch coming.
Post poll hides: Trump still beats Clinton, 43%-40%. A new Washington Post poll that declares President
Trump as "the least popular president in modern times," waits until the second to last paragraph to reveal another
tidbit: He'd still beat Hillary Rodham Clinton if the election were held today and in the popular vote, not just
Electoral College. The poll found that Trump's polls continue to be upside down, with a 42 percent approval
and 53 percent disapproval.
says media won't give him credit for his accomplishments. President Trump, who this week boasted at a Wisconsin
tool factory that "no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days," said in a Friday morning tweet that he's
not getting enough credit from the national media for all his successes.
Do Their Best To Turn Trump's 100-Day 'Honeymoon' Into Hell. By now, it should be no surprise at all that the
big media lean left and, at times, behave as if they were an arm of the Democratic Party, not a fair dispenser of news and
commentary. But a new report shows that, under President Trump, the problem has grown even worse.
Liberal Media vs. President Trump. As President Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office,
he has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any incoming American president, with the broadcast networks
punishing him with coverage that has been 89% negative. The networks largely ignored important national priorities such
as jobs and the fight against ISIS, in favor of a news agenda that has been dominated by anti-Trump controversies and which
closely matches what would be expected from an opposition party. For example, President Trump's push to invigorate the
economy and bring back American jobs received a mere 18 minutes of coverage (less than one percent of all airtime devoted to
the administration), while his moves to renegotiate various international trade deals resulted in less than 10 minutes of TV
Trump is warned that he can't just do
what he wants. The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne wrote an opinion article that lectures Donald Trump that he can't just do what he wants. [...]
I do not recall Dionne writing warnings to Obama or objecting when:
• Obama continually changed tax provisions and other provisions of the ACA without going through Congress.
• Obama illegally robbed low-income housing funds from Fannie and Freddie Mac to fill in shortfalls at Obamacare.
• Obama couldn't get the DREAM Act passed through Congress so unilaterally implemented it anyway.
• Obama and the Justice Department allowed sanctuary cities to ignore immigration but sued states like Arizona that wanted to enforce the laws of the land.
• Obama allowed his secretary of state to continually violate security laws and personally corresponded with her on a non-secure server and pretending he didn't know.
• Obama lifted the travel ban and other restrictions on Communist Cuba without going through Congress.
• Obama agreed to a deal with the terrorist-sponsoring Iran without getting approval from Congress.
• Obama agreed to the Paris climate accord without getting approval from Congress.
• Obama refused to enforce immigration laws, clearly violating his oath of office.
• Obama continually blocked pipelines that had cleared regulatory hurdles.
• Obama had the EPA intentionally write regulations without going through Congress to bankrupt coal companies.
• Obama and Michelle took separate jets to their family vacations.
Scream: CNN's Acosta, 'We're not the opposition'. This week's Mainstream Media Scream features regular
White House target Jim Acosta, CNN's senior White House correspondent, knocking the criticism by claiming, "We're not the
opposition party. We are just trying to get at the truth." [...] Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent
Baker explains the pick: "Trump's lack of respect for much of the news media is just giving voice to the way many
Americans feel, a view well-earned by journalists like Acosta who condescendingly proclaim an allegiance to 'the truth' but
refuse to acknowledge the years of anti-conservative bias at CNN and elsewhere. If Acosta wants to know why Trump's
attacks resonate, he should look in the mirror."
Articles About Trump Legacy Media are Censoring. But I'm sure their omissions are purely accidental.
Were Foreign Intelligence Agencies Spying on Trump? How ironic that the media and the left are obsessing over
Russian interference in our electoral process, and despite over a year of investigations, turned up no evidence of
Trump-Russian collusion. Yet here are many supposed allies, spying on American citizens in effort to influence a U.S.
election, likely at the request of President Obama or his administration, as a means of circumventing the legal prohibition
of American intelligence agencies spying on its own citizens. Perhaps legal, as when parsing words in the manner of
Bill Clinton, but certainly an abuse of power. The question is why?
NBC Hail Tax Day Protests: 'Chicken' Trump vs. 'Determined' Leftists. After all three broadcast networks
celebrated left-wing Tax Day protests over the weekend, on Monday morning [4/17/2017], NBC's Today and ABC's Good
Morning America continued to revel in the anti-Trump hate, touting footage of demonstrators launching nasty attacks
against the President while applauding how "determined" they were to "get their message out." On GMA,
correspondent Mary Bruce noted how the White House was "buzzing with activity" ahead of the annual Easter Egg Roll, but
immediately soured the festivities by insisting: "across the country, a far less festive mood, from protesters now
demanding the President do something they feel is far overdue."
Story Contradicting Devin Nunes on Susan Rice Is Based Entirely on Anonymous Sources. [Scroll down] House Intelligence Committee
Chairman Devin Nunes [...] has been criticized for the way he handled and presented this information — not without reason — as
he rushed to the press with it before handing it over to the rest of the intelligence committee. As a result, Nunes has recused himself from
the intel committee's Trump-Russia probe, but he's still looking into Rice's unmasking and the questionable conduct of the intelligence committee more
generally. However, Democrats on the committee have now seen the information that Nunes has, and no one denies that Rice is behind the
unmasking. CNN responded to the Rice revelation in a way that was frankly discrediting for a respectable news organization. They refused
to cover it, except to have their reporters overtly discredit it and even called it "false" in chryons.
Hype Sean Spicer Firing Demand by Obscure, Anti-Trump Anne Frank Center. In its coverage of White House
Spokesman Sean Spicer's controversial comments about Adolf Hitler and Syria, the news media is widely hyping remarks by the
largely unknown, hyper-partisan, anti-Trump group calling itself the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. [...] None of the
articles reviewed by Breitbart News provided any background on the Center with the exception of the Washington Post,
which simply informed readers that the Center is a "frequent critic of the president."
for Morning Joe's Propaganda on Bannon. Morning Joe has a mission: Take down the President. Watch
the show — if you must — and you will get the idea rather quickly. Every story and every guest
are carefully crafted to create a sense of chaos and inevitable failure around the Trump White House. And they have
allies. Scarborough and company are actively aided and abetted by the coterie of D.C. media stalwarts who regularly
appear on the show.
Top news outlets won't credit Trump with Gorsuch victory. All six top traditional news sites excluded Trump
from their Gorsuch headlines. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Washington Post and New York Times censored any headline mention of
Trump's biggest victory since taking office as a non-event.
Explains How He Learned About Susan Rice. Ever since Mike Cernovich dropped the bombshell report over the
weekend outing Obama's National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, as the person behind the unmasking of the identity of various
members of Trump's team who were 'incidentally' surveilled during the 2016 campaign, a report which was subsequently confirmed by
Eli Lake of Bloomberg earlier this morning, everyone has been wondering who within the Trump White House or the intelligence
community supplied him with such a massive scoop. But, as it turns out, Cernovich didn't need a 'deep throat' within the
NSA or CIA for his blockbuster scoop, all he needed was some well-placed sources inside of a couple of America's corrupt
mainstream media outlets. As Cernovich explains below, his sources for the Susan Rice story were actually folks working
at Bloomberg and the New York Times who revealed that both Eli Lake (Bloomberg) and Maggie Haberman (NYT) were sitting on the
Susan Rice story in order to protect the Obama administration.
media deems Susan Rice unmasking bombshell 'another fake scandal'. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says the report that former Obama
administration national security adviser Susan Rice tried to "unmask" Trump campaign officials caught up in surveillance of foreign
targets is "another fake scandal" being pushed by the White House and conservative media. "There is no evidence of any wrongdoing,"
Mr. Cuomo said Tuesday [4/4/2017] on "New Day," reported the Media Research Center's Newsbusters. "And in fact, if anything,
the NSA asking for identities was a reflection of exactly how much traffic there was involving Trump people and foreign players.
Beginner's Guide to the Trump/Russia Controversy. First, and most importantly, did Russia actually "hack" the
2016 presidential election? No, and the use of that term to describe what Russia did needs to stop. The Russians
hacked a few computers, but they did not "hack" an election. The media's persistent insinuations otherwise are leading
millions of Americans to believe that the Russians actually meddled with the election process itself, including with voting
machines. There is zero evidence that occurred.
Misuse of Asthma as a Justifaction for EPA Rules. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was one of the featured guests
on Fox News Sunday yesterday. Chris Wallace grilled him about President Trump's decision to scrap Obama's Clean Power
Plan (CPP). The interview mostly consisted of Wallace reading Obama Maladministration talking points about the CPP and
demanding that Pruitt explain how they were going to "prevent those terrible things" without the CPP.
Hires Reporter Who Falsely Accused Trump of Making Racist Comment. CNN has hired reporter April Ryan, who has
repeatedly clashed with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in recent days, as a political analyst. Ryan, American
Urban Radio Networks' White House correspondent, is one of CNN's latest high-profile hires, according to Politico.
Ryan was recently the center of controversy when she and Spicer got into a heated argument after the White House spokesman
told her to stop shaking her head as he was answering a question.
Self-Busting Myths. Most people recognize
the markets are probably overvalued and a correction of some kind seems likely, particularly since there has been a wild, almost
runaway bull market since Trump's election. And yet every day the market drops 100 points is a signal the president is about
to destroy the economy.
shutdowns: a tale of two media narratives. [Scroll down] So if the GOP is in the minority and they
obstruct the passage of a spending bill, they get the blame. But if they are in control and the Democrats are in the
minority and out of the White House... the GOP gets the blame. See how that works?
The Fake News Crisis. Within
living memory, in 1968, the Democratic Party had its convention in Chicago, Hubert Humphrey was their nominee, and there were riots in the streets. [...]
There is one huge difference between what is happening now, and what happened back then. In 1968, there was a culmination of real events
that actually affected America. In 2017, there are no real events causing this, just narratives made up from nothing by a leftist media
that is more divorced from reality than anyone thought possible.
• The Russians colluded with Trump.
• Trump is
Hitler. Stupid. And evil.
• Obama was wonderful, transparent, brilliant, perfect, and fully competent.
tax returns will show he is unfit.
• He is a racist that wants to ban all Muslims.
• Kellyanne Conway is a
ditzy uninformed waste of a woman.
• Hillary Clinton is a pure and honest heroine fighting for good.
Virtually 24/7, these and
other very unreal narratives are being played to the American public by our pathetic left wing media. In 1968, the news had a reality component.
Yes, there was liberal bias in the news, but at least the events happened.
Our Job to Tell You What to Think'. Every day brings new evidence that today's media are engaged in clandestine fifth column
activities involving journalistic acts of sabotage, media malfeasance, blatant disinformation or media espionage conducted by secret sympathizers.
President Trump is engaged in a vicious counter-terrorism war with the media and the Democratic Party. [...] The Democrat Party, aided and abetted by
their army of fifth column "journalists," are waging a clandestine war against the heart and soul of America.
Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud. [Scroll down] The media-Democrat indictment of Trump's
election-rigging spiel was not rooted in patriotic commitment to the American democratic tradition of accepting election outcomes. They
said what they said because they fully expected to win — all the polls said so! Hillary and her chums, Barack Obama included, would not
abide a taint of illegitimacy affixing itself to her inevitable presidency. Except she wasn't so inevitable. So now, there is just
one very inconvenient problem for the "Russia hacked the election" narrative, the tireless media-Democrat harangue since November 8:
Everything of substance that is known to the U.S. government about Russian meddling was already known in those pre-election weeks when Clinton
and the Democrats were hailing the legitimacy of the process. They've changed their tune not because the facts changed, but because they
lost. And what's their story now? It's pretty much the same one they scalded Trump for telling.
Today Devotes Two-Minute Discussion to 'Old-School' Pence Policy. In the wake of left-wing hysteria over Vice
President Mike Pence avoiding going out to eat alone with a woman who is not his wife, NBC's Today seized on the story
during Friday's show and devoted a nearly two-minute-long discussion to the topic, debating whether or not such marital
fidelity was a "wise policy."
Who knows — maybe she IS a Democrat.
Trump Were A Democrat, She'd Be A Feminist Hero. The media and public have scrutinized Ivanka Trump more than President
Trump's own wife Melania. Perhaps due to a combination of her established public image and the divisiveness of her father's presidency,
Ivanka has received repeated verbal public floggings. She's either too feminist or not enough. Her family's presence in Washington
DC causes trouble, but the Obamas are quiet neighbors. She shouldn't get a title in the White House because only Bill Clinton was
allowed to hire family members. If she bakes cookies with her children for Purim, she's making a political statement through her
Obama's White House weaponized media against Trump. Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Adam Schiff have both
castigated Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, for his handling of the inquiry into Russia's
interference in the 2016 presidential election. They should think twice. The issue that has recently seized Nunes
is of vital importance to anyone who cares about fundamental civil liberties. The trail that Nunes is following will
inevitably lead back to a particularly significant leak. On Jan. 12, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius reported
that "according to a senior U.S. government official, (General Mike) Flynn phoned Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak several times
on Dec. 29." From Nunes's statements, it's clear that he suspects that this information came from NSA intercepts of
Kislyak's phone. An Obama official, probably in the White House, "unmasked" Flynn's name and passed it on to Ignatius.
Media Narratives from JFK to Obama and Trump. Just this week Time magazine came forth with an issue that
featured a cover asking: "Is Truth Dead?" The theme — the media narrative from a liberal media publication — was that
truth no longer means anything. It zeroes in on, but of course, President Trump. Time editor Nancy Gibbs authors
an essay that is titled: ["]When a President Can't Be Taken at His Word["]. [...] "As citizens, it is vital that we be able
to believe our President; it is also vital that we know what he believes, and why. This President has made both a severe
challenge." Now. One has to ask: Where exactly has Ms. Gibbs, not to mention Time magazine and the rest
of the liberal media, been for the last eight years of the Obama administration? Do you recall the liberal media narrative
that President Obama was a pathological, serial liar? No? Of course not.
Refuse to Blame Anti-Trump Protesters for Violence at Rallies. Anti-Trump protesters launched violent attacks
on supporters of President Donald Trump at rallies across California on Saturday [3/25/2017], but the media uniformly
downplayed their role. In headlines reporting the violence, media outlets either seemed to blame the Trump supporters
for the violence, or used passive language that made the violence seem to have erupted as a natural consequence of the
events. Ironically, the text of the actual articles often made clear that anti-Trump protesters were to blame, but the
headlines — which create a stronger impression, and are all that a casual reader may notice — uniformly
refused to place blame where it belonged.
Law Takes a
Holiday. There are statutes that prevent federal intelligence and investigatory agencies from leaking classified documents.
No matter. For the last six months, the media has trafficked in reports that Trump is under some sort of investigation by government agencies
for allegedly colluding with the Russians. That narrative is usually based on information from "unnamed sources" affiliated with the FBI,
NSA or CIA. No one has been punished for such leaking. The leakers apparently feel that prosecutors and the courts do not mind
if someone's privacy is illegally violated, as long as it is the privacy of someone they all loathe, like Donald Trump.
pretends wiretapping is mere "surveillance". The Media-Democratic Party Governmental Complex refuses to admit
that that the Obama regime wiretapped President Trump. [...] This is part of a pattern. Barack Obama abused his power
on James Rosen of Fox News, Sharyl Attkisson then of CBS, and numerous Tea Party groups. The investigation of Trump's
campaign was unprecedented. I believe that President Obama through his minions ordered this as a means of framing Trump
as a Putin puppet for post-election prosecution. Obama wanted to exact vengeance for the whole birther nonsense, which
bothers Obama no end. However, Obama's plan to frame Trump fell through when we elected Trump president.
College Grades [are] More Secure Than State Secrets & Trump's Tax Return. How is it that something as bland as
an office seeker's academic records can remain inaccessible for almost a decade, but critical U.S. state secrets, and
President Trump's tax return can be made available within months of his election? It must be that Barack Obama's
ideological soul mates, rather than risk embarrassing him with the kinds of academic revelations they'd routinely dug up on
previous presidential candidates, chose to ignore any inclination towards investigative journalism. Apparently they've
saved the latter mentioned, pent up "journalistic curiosity", for their arch adversary, Donald J. Trump.
No Longer Considers the President Leader of the Free World. Since the early days of the Cold War, the president
of the United States has been known as the "Leader of the Free World." According to several media outlets, this is no
longer true. The title originated in the late 1940s after World War II but did not become popular until the early
1950s. The "free world" first consisted of the Allied powers that stood up against the Axis powers during the Second
World War. As the Cold War took shape, the free world became non-communist countries, led by the United States, that
resisted the Soviet Union and pursued capitalism within their borders. Since then, the president of the United States
has been commonly referred to as the leader of the free world.
exit may not be what it seems. Media narratives are all the rage these days, with readers getting more than
just facts — they also get journalists' opinions on the larger scheme of things. And when it comes to Preet
Bharara's exit from the Manhattan US Attorney's Office, all the media narratives are pretty much the same. To wit,
Bharara was an independent and crusading prosecutor who was fired by President Trump for one of two reasons: Trump
wanted to protect himself from possible prosecution or was guilty of gross incompetence. Either way, Bharara was the hero
and Trump the villain. The only wrench in the nursery rhyme is that other facts point to other possible conclusions.
Ignore Slanderous Accusation From Trump Taxes Reporter About First Lady. The reporter who was lauded by the
media for sharing Trump's boring 2005 tax return is not getting much attention for his politics but perhaps he should
be. While the networks this morning described David Cay Johnston as a "Pulitzer Prize winning reporter," they
apparently didn't notice that he was a hard core liberal as well, like they would do with a reporter on the right.
Johnston is currently authoring an anti-Trump book and has tweeted thousands of tweets attacking Trump and the right.
Not to mention he is a contributor to the left-leaning Daily Beast and New York Times. So maybe it should come
as no surprise that the media is ignoring something salacious and slanderous Johnston said about the first lady last night
[3/14/2017] on MSNBC.
Post describes Trump golf course vandalism as 'daring act of defiance'. California environmental activists
vandalized one of Donald Trump's golf courses is Los Angeles over the weekend. A video uploaded to YouTube shows a
small group sneaking onto the course at night and carving a message into one of the greens which read, "No more tigers, no
more woods." While the vandalism itself is noteworthy, perhaps equally significant is the response of the Washington
Post. The Post published a news story whose opening line read, "A group of environmental activists pulled off a
daring act of defiance."
MSM bias in coverage of US Attorney firings. Face it: the success of the leftist mainstream media depends on
people being stupid and having no memory. Do they actually think they can cover the same thing positively when a
Democrat does it and negatively when a Republican does it, and people won't notice? Apparently, they do, at least when
it comes to the recent replacement of U.S. attorneys (all of whom serve at the pleasure of the president). When President
Bill Clinton did it, they were being "replaced" (as Politico would have it), but when President Donald Trump did it, Politico
said they were "ousted."
Guest Shoots Down 'Hysterical' Media Whining Trump Silent with Press. Each weekend, CNN airs another edition of
Reliable Sources where "ridiculous figure" and host Brian Stelter labels President Donald Trump an authoritarian
dictator and whines about his war on the media, but on Sunday [3/12/2017] things were a little bit different. Yes,
Stelter continued to bemoan Trump, but this time he got pushback from The Baltimore Sun's media critic David
Zurawik. "One of the things that surprises me about the coverage so far of Trump, is it's a constant friction," he
argued while noting that the media's complaining has reached a near "hysterical" level.
Six Months. No Evidence — It's Time for the Media to Put Up or Shut Up. [Scroll down] I
just assumed that somewhere along the line some low-level Trump-staffer might be caught doing or saying something wrong on
one of those Obama wiretaps. Nope. So after six silly months of this pathetic witch hunt, I am now willing to
express something our corrupt media never will... I was wrong. So wrong, in fact, that the media has not only found less
than nothing, what has been found is a Team Trump behaving responsibly and appropriately in their dealings with Russian officials.
Magazine's Schizophrenic War on Trump. Let's follow this liberal media schizophrenia. Trump is nuts to
say that he was wiretapped — surveilled — by the Obama administration. But there are "Revelations of contacts between
Trump aides and Russian officials..." that clearly could not be obtained without surveillance of some type — by the Obama
administration. Which, of course, never did any such thing. Except that it did, which is how Time and the
rest of the mainstream media knows about these "revelations of contacts" in the first place.
the media didn't care about secret talks with Russia. Until the press uncovers audio of President Trump
promising the Russian government anything that comes even close to what former President Obama did, it's time to stop
behaving like the White House is paying its staff in rubles. The only secret conversation between a White House
official and a Kremlin operative that the public knows about and in which something absolutely questionable took place is the
one from March 2012, when Obama told then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in the heat of the election, that he would have "more
flexibility" to negotiate with Russia once re-elected. Obama had made the mistake of whispering too loud into a live mic.
media's stupidest trick yet? Efforts to propagandize against President Trump are reaching absurd levels.
The latest ridiculous meme attempts to portray the president as somehow idling away time from work — just as
President Obama was criticized for doing — by sneaking away from the White House to the golf course. No, I
am not kidding. The Hill is actually trying to imply this, without actually saying it. As anyone faintly familiar
with the Trump presidency so far knows, the man never stops working. He seems to almost completely blend his personal
life into his work. Aside from family moments together, he has no leisure that I can see. Every round of golf,
every party, everything he does is work-related.
Trump Economy Keeps 'Unexpectedly' Topping Forecasts. Orders for capital goods were higher in December than
forecast. There were supposed to be 5.55 million existing-home sales in January. The actual number was close to
5.7 million — which was the highest level since 2007. Retail sales in January climbed 0.4%, where economists
had predicted they'd advance only 0.1%. At the same time, the Commerce Department revised the December sales increase upward
to 1%. Now, obviously we can't draw any broad conclusions from a few unexpectedly good economic results. But it's
worth pointing out that this is a dramatic change from the Obama years, when about the only thing that you could predict with
any degree of accuracy was that the economy would underperform economists' predictions. Month after month, sales figures,
job creation, and a variety of other indicators would come in below forecast.
Did Media Bias Become a Virtue? The Trump administration is a challenge for all journalists because of the president's refusal to play
by the normal rules of behavior. His allergy to the truth, bizarre use of Twitter, and belief that he's entitled to say anything, no matter how
awful or false, about anyone who criticizes him make it hard to take the time to be fair to him or his policies. But many liberal journalists'
prejudice is so great that they have come to believe that even a pretense of objectivity is unnecessary. To the contrary, they think that nothing
short of coverage designed to ridicule everything Trump's administration does is required. But by acting in this manner, they are merely confirming
the belief of senior White House adviser Steve Bannon that the media are the real opposition party and, as Trump described it, the "enemy of the
Times Barack Obama Compared Slaves To Immigrants. This week, liberals savagely mocked Housing and Urban
Development Secretary Ben Carson for allegedly comparing slaves to immigrants. It looks like they've completely
forgotten about all the times Barack Obama did the exact same thing.
To Ben Carson Bashers: When Obama Called Slaves 'Immigrants,' You Showered Him With Praise. In an
unscripted talk to employees, newly minted Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as
immigrants, and the outrage was fast and furious. [...] Surely Obama's inept comparison raised hackles, too, right?
Well, not exactly. In fact, Obama's remarks — which were contained in a written speech he read from a
teleprompter at a naturalization ceremony on Dec. 15, 2015 — received widespread and fulsome praise.
Stopping CNN spies.
CNN just published the results of an outright espionage operation against the Trump White House, by pointing a
vibration-sensitive camera at the window of the Oval Office. This is an espionage technique, and it is obviously a
major violation of national security laws. CNN is gambling that any arrested "journalists" (spies) can be turned into
martyrs against the Trump White House. One obvious move is to have the perps arrested (which has to be done at some
point). But a much better strategy is to turn the CNN stunt against them.
All Roads Lead Back to Brennan.
It is "our job," not Trump's, to "control exactly what people think," gasped MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski last month. This
week's gasp from the media assumes a slightly different form and can be translated as: It is our job, not Trump's, to
push stories about the government investigation of Trumpworld. For months, the media, drawing upon criminal leaks from
Obama holdovers, has been saying in effect: Trumpworld is under investigation for ties to Russia! Then Trump says
essentially the same thing on Twitter and the media freaks out. Why does the latter merit condemnation but not the former?
Notice what is happening here: The Obama holdovers are denying the import of the very stories that they planted.
Look Who Else
Called Slaves "Immigrants". The liberal mainstream media was waiting to pounce on anything that recently-confirmed
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said, and that's precisely what they did this week after Carson referred to
slaves as "immigrants" in a speech. Interestingly enough, however, former President Barack Obama said the same thing... but,
of course, the outrage didn't follow.
Obama's Energy Lies. These days, the press is carrying on a running battle with the Trump administration.
Pretty much every news story, every day, is intended to undermine President Trump and perhaps drive him from office.
The New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press are the worst offenders, but almost every news outlet is in this
category. It wasn't always that way. Until January, our press slavishly reported every pronouncement of the
administration in power, sometimes reinforcing it, sometimes just letting it stand. This was its own form of fake
news: Barack Obama and his minions would utter absurd pronouncements, and the press would report them as fact.
fact-free Intelligence Community-Media trial of Trump by innuendo. I don't know whether Donald Trump or his
aides had any improper contacts with Russian Intelligence officers. Neither do you, or the media. The
Intelligence Community might know, but they have provided zero facts either officially or through leaks to prove any
improper, much less illegal, conduct took place. Instead, we have trial by innuendo based on there being "contacts"
between Trump campaign aides and Russian intelligence.
You Weren't Looking, the Democrat-Media Election-Hacking Narrative Just Collapsed. For months, the
media-Democrat complex has peddled a storyline that the Putin regime in Russia hacked the U.S. presidential election. [...]
It seems not to matter how objectively ill-conceived the Russian election-hacking claim is, or how woefully insufficient the
purported Trump — Russia ties are to support an inference of campaign collusion in the hacking. The specter
of an investigation — breathless media reports of FISA-court applications, wiretaps, surveillance of agents of a
foreign power, and mysterious servers; painstaking analysis of shady financial transactions involving Russian banks and
funding streams — seems to make the outlandish conspiracy impossible to dismiss out of hand.
Poll: Public Turned Off By Media's Relentlessly Negative Coverage Of Trump. The mainstream media's open
hostility to President Trump may be starting to backfire, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. The poll found that
55% of the public says they've grown "weary from the media's persistently negative coverage of President Trump." A roughly
equal share (54%) also believe that the news media "has assumed the role of the opposition party, constantly opposing the
president and his policies at every turn."
Associated Press Springs to Obama's Defense. After President Trump accused Barack Obama of wiretapping his
phones during the election campaign, the Associated Press hurried into print a defense of the former president: [...] No one
fits a lot of details into a tweet, but there is no doubt that Obama's Justice Department — the most corrupt and
politicized Department of Justice in modern American history — obtained a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance on
Trump associates, and possibly Trump himself, in the heat of the presidential campaign. The Associated Press apparently
didn't know this.
Hits Ivanka Trump For Possibly Not Keeping Kosher; Is Fine With Catholic Nancy Pelosi Promoting Abortion. First
Daughter Ivanka Trump and her family are quite possibly the highest-profile Modern Orthodox Jews in American history.
Ivanka, who converted in 2009, has spoken about how her family observes the Sabbath, keeps kosher, and celebrates various
Jewish holidays together. And now, for some reason, the media has taken it upon itself to become the "kosher police."
Take, for instance, this gem from the Washingtonian, where the writer took the mind-boggling step of phoning a chef to
inquire about what Ivanka and her husband ordered for dinner. [...]
Trump Reading From A Teleprompter Is A Bad Thing. For eight years, we were treated to the Greatest Orator Ever!
speaking from a teleprompter. Conservatives even came up with a name for Obama's teleprompter: TOTUS.
Teleprompter Of The United States. And discussed TOTUS as if it were alive. There were lots of jokes about this,
most in jest, some nasty. Because, when it came down to it, Obama was barely able to speak in Adult without TOTUS.
[...] [And now] Trump is being slammed for just reading a speech from a Teleprompter. If you want incoherence, how
about Obama unable to make his remarks because the teleprompter wasn't programed? He was handed the speech, and still
didn't give it.
about Obama's addiction to teleprompters.
For Media Hubris. In just his first month in office, reporters have alread peddled dozens of fake news stories designed
to discredit the President — to such a degree that little the now write or say can be taken at face value.
• No, Trump did not have an plans to invade Mexico, as Buzzfeed and the Associated Press alleged.
• No, Trump's father did not run for Mayor of New York by peddling racist television ads, as reported by
• No, there were not mass resignations at the State Department in protest of its new leaders, as was
reported by the Washington Post.
• No, Trump's attorney did not cut a deal with the Russians in Prague. Nor did Trump indulge in sexual
escapades in Moscow. Buzzfeed again peddled those fake news stories.
• No, a supposedly racist Trump did not remove the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the White House,
as a Time Magazine reporter claimed.
• No, election results in three states were not altered by hackers or computer criminals to give Trump
the election, as implied by New York Magazine.
• No, Michael Flynn did not tweet that he was a scapegoat. That was a media fantasy endorsed by
In fact, Daniel Payne of the Federalist has compiled a length list of sensational stories about Trump's supposed buffooneries,
mistakes, and crudities that all proved either outright lies or were gross exaggerations and distortions.
coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent 'hostile,' says new study. There was no press honeymoon
for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88
percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was "hostile" during the first 30 days of office.
The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC
and CBS, found that the "Big Three" networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That
is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for the month.
U.S. Attorney Claims FBI Has Names of CIA Leakers. CIA officials know who has been leaking classified
information to The New York Times and The Washington Post, and the officials have passed that information on to Attorney
General Jeff Sessions, according to a former U.S. attorney for President Ronald Reagan. Joseph diGenova, the former
U. S. attorney for the District of Columbia under Reagan, told LifeZette that in private conversations with CIA
officials they confirmed they have the names of alleged leakers and have given the names to the U.S. Department of Justice.
truth (and nothing but the truth) about leaks. The leaks of confidential communications from within the White
House may be a pain in the neck for the president, but they are not criminal. And generally, a boss can look at an
employee's cellphone, as long as the employer of the boss and the employee owns the phone — except when the
employer is the government. The Fourth Amendment insulates government employees from governmental reach into its
employees' cellphones. Absent an employee's waiving his Fourth Amendment rights, the government may not seize
work-related (governmental) or personal phones without a search warrant. Can the media publish these leaks? In
a word, yes. The media may publish anything that is of material interest to the public, notwithstanding its level of
secrecy or how it was acquired.
in time for Trump, George W. Bush lifts embargo on criticizing successors. [Scroll down] We want a fair,
independent press that holds all politicians and both political parties accountable, but we have mainstream media that have
declared war on Trump and attack him daily. The mainstream media are not an independent, objective press. The
press is out to destroy Trump. It is left-wing, pro-Democratic Party, and anti-Trump.
'Fact Check' FAIL: Trump Claim on Terrorism and Immigration Correlates with Justice Dept. Data. [Scroll
down] So Trump is correct: 380 of 580 (65.5%, or just under 2/3) were in fact foreign born. It is no mystery,
contra the Associated Press, where this data came from. And as you can note, all of these cases involved Category I,
II, and III terrorism offenses. That notwithstanding, some in the media and terrorism industry began throwing out other
terrorism numbers from a number of difference sources with no reference to the Justice Department data cited by President
Lyin' Media: Kellyanne Conway in the Oval Office vs. Clinton donors trashing the Lincoln Bedroom.
At an event celebrating historically Black colleges and universities that President Trump convened in the Oval Office, Senior
White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway attempted to get a good angle for a photograph. In doing so, she placed her feet
on a couch. Your very fake media erupted with fevered outrage, as Google News linked dozens of articles on the topic.
Leftists Triggered Over Kellyanne Conway Putting
Her Feet on a Couch. Fresh off their collective hissy fit over Donald Trump putting ketchup on his steak,
anti-Trump leftists have now been triggered by pictures that show Kellyanne Conway putting her feet on a couch in the Oval
Office. [...] Journalists chose to make the entire story about where Conway put her feet rather than talk about Trump's
meeting with leaders of black universities and colleges.
New York Times Rewrites History To Tarnish Trump Speech. In a curtain raiser for President Trump's address to
Congress this week, the New York Times tried to compare Trump's bumpy start to President Obama's supposedly "impressive"
one. But in doing so, the Times wildly distorts what actually happened in Obama's first month in office.
Shows CNN Brand Plummeting. [Scroll down] "CNN's negative acceleration point happened in mid-October
2016, around the time Anderson Cooper interviewed Melania Trump, notably discussing her husband's famous 'Access Hollywood'
tape," YouGov's Ted Marzilli notes. "Also at that time, a local North Carolina Republican office was firebombed,
causing conservative-leaning media to pounce on CNN for suggesting Trump's rhetoric spurred the incident."
Burnett Says Talking to Russians is "Treason". The media have gone so deep inside their echo-chambered
moonbattery, they've convinced themselves that talking to Russians is a criminal act.
Culture War From The Left. As you know, I am definitely no fan of Donald Trump, but the blindness and
self-righteousness of the media is infuriating. Willie Davis says that in politics, culture is all that matters.
This is something most in our national media don't get: that a lot of Americans don't like them because they correctly
estimate that journalists are not of their culture, and in fact view their culture with hostility, even contempt.
Coverage of New Transgender Directive Is Qualified as 'Fake News'. Last week, the Trump administration
rescinded the Obama-era directive on the way in which schools and colleges ought to accommodate transgender students, while
instructing those institutions to continue to "protect all students and to encourage civility in our classrooms." The
ensuing media coverage was enough to make even a Trump skeptic think the president has a point when bashing "fake news."
If one read the nation's major papers over the next few days, Trump came across as an insensitive monster, bent on stripping
legal protections from vulnerable students. [...] In its hysteria, the media coverage was remarkably light on context,
explanation, and truth.
The truth about Trump's worrisome
war on media. If you read much of U.S. media these days, President Donald Trump is clearly an unbalanced man, a
faux chief executive with no right to govern and ambitions to become a dictator just six weeks into the 208 of his first
term. Even the craziest unsourced rumor requires immediate sharing and counteraction. If you're a Trump
supporter, the man is telling truth to power and already proceeding methodically through implementation of a long list of
campaign promises, including nominating a solid Supreme Court justice and a Cabinet of experienced pros to demolish the
corrupt, bipartisan gridlock of Washington.
Majority thinks media too critical of Trump. A majority of Americans believe news organizations are too
critical of President Trump, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Sunday [2/26/2017]. Fifty-one
percent of Americans said the media is too critical of Trump, while 41 percent think news organizations have been fair and
objective. The poll also found that Americans are becoming more optimistic about where the country is headed, with
40 percent saying it is headed in the right direction. In December, 33 percent felt that way, compared to
18 percent in July.
ABC-7 Suspends Sportscaster Mark Giangreco for Calling Donald Trump a 'Cartoon Lunatic'. Chicago's ABC affiliate suspended a popular
local sportsman for attacking both President Donald Trump and America itself on Twitter by calling Trump a "cartoon lunatic" and America "a country
full of simpletons." Long-time sportsman Mark Giangreco raised eyebrows after last Sunday's [2/19/2017] mini tirade on Twitter, and by Thursday
employer ABC-7 announced that the sportscaster was suspended saying in a statement, "Sports anchor Mark Giangreco's Twitter comments are not in line
with ABC 7 Chicago's non-partisan editorial standards. We've reviewed the matter and are taking the appropriate action."
complaining about 1st Amendment rights? Really? The media...
...didn't [care] when IRS
targeted Obama's political opponents, clearly violating their free speech and political speech rights.
...have never cared when Congress, especially Democrats, have sought to limit political speech in violation of the 1st
...didn't care as the Justice Dept. and Democrat state A.G.s clearly threatened legal action
against people who dared say the climate changes naturally, which obviously violated their free speech rights.
...had no concern at all when the Obama admin sued the Little Sisters of the Poor for daring to exercise their
But now they are concerned about the 1st Amendment when they are asked to tell the truth.
Bush and Donald Trump's 'locker room talk' tape leaked by 'Today' staffer, report says. The infamous "Access
Hollywood" tape — in which President Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the hoo-ha — was an
inside job, leaked by an NBC News staffer on Billy Bush's own "Today" show, multiple sources tell Page Six. "The tape
was leaked by the NBC News division, by somebody at the 'Today' show," says one source. [...] The leaker is still at NBC and
has not been disciplined, says the source, who adds, "There was no investigation, no internal witch hunt by NBC into who
leaked the tape. It served their purposes." Another "Today" insider insists, "The leak did not come from 'Today.'
It was leaked by somebody on the West Coast who hated Billy Bush and wanted to take him down."
Ryan Defends Accusing President Trump of Racist Language He Never Actually Used. Mediaite was the first to draw
attention yesterday [2/21/2017] to a questionable statement of fact made by longtime White House correspondent April
Ryan. Ryan told Sean Spicer that while on the campaign trial, Donald Trump "said things like, you know, 'We made this
country,' meaning white America, not necessarily black." When Spicer denied he had said any such thing, Ryan insisted, "No,
no, no. He said that. I heard him say that." Looking back at that piece yesterday, I gave Ryan the benefit of
the doubt. I thought she perhaps had made a mistake and this would be quickly corrected. I even left open the
possibility that I was the one in error. "I certainly don't think there was any malice," I wrote. That was a
mistake on my part. The American Urban Radio Networks bureau chief came out and defended herself on Twitter, posting a
link to a video that she claims backs up her accusation. I simply don't know how you could present this video and
accuse the president of racist language without malice.
to Tell if News Is Really News. Wake up, America! You're being had. Start asking the right questions.
How did the Democrats come up with that 40,000,000 uninsured Americans to pass Obamacare? When CNN's Don Lemon asks his panel
about how much the Trump family's secret service is costing taxpayers, ask him where's his research and why didn't he question that
about Michele Obama's huge entourage when she traveled?
Matthews and SPLC Fall for Hoax Even the NYT Says Is a Lie... Again. [Scroll down] Chris and the Goofy Looking Dude said Trump and his ilk have been
responsible for gajillions of acts of hatred and violence against everybody except white men, starting the day after the election. In most newscasts,
this is usually the time when they run a video that supports at least a little bit what they said. This they did not do, at least not at first.
But when they did get around to giving a specific example of this nationwide tsunami of hatred and violence, the Goofy Looking Dude from SPLC reminded Chris
how a woman in a hijab in a New York subway was attacked by the Trump acolytes on a mission of hate: "37 percent of the perpetrators, as you said,
either named President Trump by saying something like — you know — yelling to a woman wearing a hijab 'you go back to your country, now Donald
Trump is President. That kind of thing.'" Chris nodded in knowing satisfaction. That was the only specific example the Goofy Looking
Dude could come up with. And it was a lie. A fabrication. A hoax.
Washington Post adopts new motto,
'democracy dies in darkness,' says it has nothing to do with Trump. The Washington Post has a new motto,
displayed right below the paper's logo on its homepage: "democracy dies in darkness." It's a new thing for the paper,
which never had a motto or slogan in its 140-year history. Not through World War I, or the Great Depression, or World War II,
or the Cold War, or Vietnam, or Watergate, or the War on Terror, or — or anything. Through all that time,
including the period when the Post was lionized for shining light on Watergate, did the paper have a motto. But now,
it is "democracy dies in darkness." The paper debuted the slogan on Snapchat, and now it's on the website, and will
appear in the printed paper in coming weeks, according to spokeswoman Molly Gannon.
Creates 2 Videos of Children Bashing Trump. NBC News released two videos on their website of children delivering personal
messages to President Trump, with many of their statements criticizing the president a month into his presidency. The video series,
"Dear Mr. President: Letters from the American Children," opens with a young boy excited about the prospect of a political
outsider bridging the disconnect between the Washington establishment and the American people, but things go downhill from there.
The Editor says...
If you think those "letters" from "children" were actually letters from children, you are indeed naïve.
Gaffe That Wasn't. On Monday evening [2/20/2017], Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers made a meal out of the latest
Donald Trump gaffe. Trump was lambasted for saying that there had been a terror attack in Sweden on Friday night.
Since there had been no such attack, it prompted the usual avalanche of mockery in the president's direction. But while
Trump's vague language and willingness to fabricate facts to suit his talking points often justifies the brickbats thrown in
his way, in this case there were two problems with the hilarity: Trump didn't actually claim there had been a terror
attack, and the facts about Sweden actually do back up his claim about a surge in violence by Muslim immigrants in Europe.
Sure It 'Heard' Sweden Comment Trump Never Said. [Scroll down] The truly glaring example this week was
the succession of articles about Trump "lying" about a terrorist attack in Sweden. It's been widely reported, even on
the one paragon of truth in American politics, PJ Media. There's only one problem. It didn't happen. Oddly,
to most of the press, that doesn't even seem to matter.
Feelings? CBS Ad Defends Itself as 'Real News'. It sure sounds like CBS is getting defensive over Donald
Trump's attack on "fake news." A new ad for CBS This Morning on Monday [2/21/2017] featured a blazing graphic
declaring the show "REAL NEWS." Yet, the network has a history of fawning over Barack Obama and hammering Trump.
On February 2, CBS This Morning reporter Omar Villafranca lamented the "dream denied" for illegals after the "somber"
Purblind Press, Unable To Admit Error, Boycotts the President. What is utterly astonishing about the fierce
contest between the national press and President Trump is that the press does not realize how despised it is by most
Americans, and how richly, as a group (which contains many individual exceptions), it deserves to be despised. For
18 months Donald Trump campaigned with great energy all over the country, swept most of the primaries, many by astounding
margins against a large field of candidates, and made a point of denouncing the national media as biased, self-serving, and
malicious myth-makers. He referred to them hundreds of times as "liars," and directed the very large crowds that he
drew to the press section, and his supporters shook their fists in unfeigned rage at the press gallery. Did the
complacent, bemused national press think they were paid plants or that it was all a spoof?
Sweden's Migrant Crime Wave Becomes Top
National Story As Media's Lies Backfire. In their quest to attack President Trump for any possible reason, the
lying media made up a fake news story claiming Trump spoke of a non-existent "terror attack" which occurred Friday night
[2/17/2017] in Sweden. In fact, Trump never said there was a "terror attack" in Sweden, he said people should look at
what's happening in Sweden to see how their country is being destroyed by "refugees."
Graham: Trump Says 'What We All Know ... News Media Has Been Lying' — 'Fake News'. Rev. Franklin Graham said President
Donald Trump is correct about the news media today, that they lie and create "fake news," and added that the media should do what the Bible instructs, "You
shall not circulate a false report" (Exodus 23:1). "President Donald J. Trump has been saying what we all know — that the news
media has been lying," said Rev. Graham in a Feb. 19 post on Facebook. "In today's terminology, creating fake news."
Trump Never Said There Was A Terrorist Attack In Sweden. This weekend the media was awash with stories
suggesting that President Donald Trump claimed that a terrorist attack had recently occurred in Sweden during his speech at
Saturday's [2/18/2017] rally in Melbourne, Florida. Left-wing outlets ran numerous headlines and reports about Trump's
statement, and the story was even a top trending item on Facebook:
Trump 4, Politifact
1. Now that Donald Trump is president, our "fact checkers" have gone into overdrive. Every day, they
crank out news stories purporting to correct Trump's errors. More often than not, the "fact checkers" are merely
relating the other side — the Democratic Party's side — of the story.
Fake News: Trump Never Said There Was
A 'Terror Attack' Last Night In Sweden. President Trump never said there was a "terror attack" last night
[2/18/2017] in Sweden, but that didn't stop hundreds of fake news outlets from claiming he did. During his rally
Saturday, Trump said: "Here's the bottom line, we've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's
happening. We've got to keep our country safe. You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's
happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in large numbers.
They're having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what's happening in Brussels, you look at what's
happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice, take a look at Paris." Nowhere did he say there was a "terror
attack." He said "look at what's happening."
8 Years of Campaigner-in-Chief Obama, NPR Accuses Trump of 'Permanent Campaign'. After eight years of Barack Obama putting his
office into permanent campaign mode while keeping his campaign machinery in constant operation, NPR is accusing Donald J. Trump of waging
a "permanent campaign." In a February 17 article, NPR's Ron Elving claimed that the American people are tired of presidential
campaigns that last too long, but "Now, they are confronted with one that refuses to end — even after reaching the White House."
Not Fake News, It's Lying, Leftist, Political Propaganda. [I]t wasn't until the press began telling bold-faced lies intended to undermine
and harm the candidacy of Donald Trump that it occurred to me that the press was telling outright lies, intentionally and with malice, in an attempt to
defeat my candidate, Donald Trump, in his run for the presidency. And after he became President the untrue stories got even more outlandish and
more frequent and forceful as the leftist press attempted to destroy President Trump's administration before it could get off the ground. At
this point President Trump began putting a name to it, and it began to resonate with everyone how fabricated liberal news is.
Poll Shows Voters Have 'So Much Distrust' of the Media. Howard Kurtz says that the latest Fox News Poll shows that Americans
are "so polarized" and that there is "so much distrust" of the media. The poll, released Friday evening [2/17/2017], reflected that
45 percent of voters trust President Trump more than the media, while 42 percent say the media are more trustworthy.
media's anti-Trump sources talk so much and say so little. On every new article featuring leaks about the White
House, editors should place a disclaimer: Anonymous officials cited in this piece stopped short of justifying the havoc
this story is about to create. A flurry of would-be bombshell reports over the last week appeared to show more ties
between President Trump and Russia or further demonstrate the supposed ineptitude of the Trump administration. The
stories depended entirely on anonymous "current and former U.S officials" who share a lot of tantalizing information then,
strangely, clam up just as things are about to get good.
Hewitt: 'People in America Are Getting Tired of the 24/7 Pile-On' of Trump. Radio personality Hugh Hewitt said
that many Americans are exasperated by the media's attacks on President Trump. He said, "The hair-trigger criticism of
everyone is wearing out its welcome with America." Even if you believe that Trump has been divisive, you still must admit
that the media has been hitting him harder than anyone else. They adored Obama, and seem to hate Trump.
anchor John Dickerson: Press ruined its reputation 'on its own'. John Dickerson, anchor of CBS's "Face
the Nation," disagrees with reporters who say President Trump is eroding the national media's credibility. In a radio
interview Friday [2/17/2017], conservative host Hugh Hewitt referred to the previous day's press conference at the White House in which
Trump unloaded on the news media and told reporters in the room that the public cannot trust them. "But that one
comment, they don't trust you anymore, is a summation of where we are in America, because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway
elites have lost the country," Hewitt said. "They've lost it." Dickerson agreed.
Dickerson: Trump Not to Blame for Ruining Credibility With Public. Friday morning on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, CBS'
Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson appeared to talk about the latest cabinet picks and Thursday's presidential press
conference. In the discussion, Hewitt asked Dickerson what he felt about the public's fledgling perception of the press,
and who was to blame for it. Surprisingly, Dickerson didn't put the blame on the president, as the majority of the media
have done. The interview began with the radio host and news anchor talking about media "alarmism." Hewitt brought up
the media's little coverage of Trump visiting a Boeing plant today that Obama avoided for his whole two terms vs. the "noise"
surrounding the press conference, Gorsuch nomination and Russia. "I keep trying to focus on the signal, not the noise of the
press conference," Hewitt began before criticizing the "media hand-wringing."
Obama Loyalists, Led by Ben Rhodes, Orchestrated Flynn Ouster. Last month, PJ Media's David Steinberg noticed
that media had been covering the nothingburger about Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's phone calls with Russia's Ambassador
to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak like it was the story of the century. Meanwhile, media was ignoring truly explosive
revelations about secret meetings between Obama administration officials and Iranian operatives concerning the Iranian
nuclear deal. It almost looked like Obama adviser Ben Rhodes' media echo chamber was still operational even after his
boss had left office. A U.S. intelligence official told NBC News that the FBI had found nothing improper in the
eavesdropped telephone calls: [...]
in the Road: Trump vs. Obama. The resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn has the
anti-Trump media declaring the new administration a "mess," in "turmoil" and thrown into "chaos." Funny, these same
Chicken Littles barely shrugged their shoulders during the turmoil-laden first 100 days of Barack Obama's first term.
scandal-plagued Trump regime. This week, the same people in the media and the Democratic party leadership who
applauded then-senator Obama's world diplomatic tours in 2008 managed to take their first Trump administration scalp: that of
General Michael Flynn — and based on little more than rumor and innuendo at that. Meanwhile Obama is said to
be plotting leftist resistance to Trump, the media is encouraging hate and violence against Republicans, thousands are
publicly weighing a Trump assassination against what might have been had Beppo Romer and Nikolaus von Halem succeeded in
ridding the world of Adolf Hitler in 1934, and an activist judiciary seems to be gearing up to partner with the bureaucracy
to resist and reverse every policy and every initiative the American people want the federal government to act on.
Jihad Against the Trump White House Staff. [Scroll down] The elephant in the room in these stories about
the Trump White House staff is not just that the liberal media can't stand the new president — it can't abide his
agenda. And watching one executive order after another pour out of the Trump White House that is at a 180-degree
variance with the Obama-era and all things far Left, the media reflexively zeroes in on the Trump staff. Thus the
stories. Steve Bannon is really the president. Or, according to Time magazine, which has put him on the cover, he
is "The Great Manipulator" of the President. And he's a white supremacist. Not to mention he's anti-Semitic.
Oh, and by the way, he's incompetent too. Kellyanne Conway ignored Ethics Rules 101. She has no integrity and she
went out of her way to make the rich Ivanka even richer using her public position. And so it goes through the list.
Does this not mean that at any given moment President Trump may in fact have a genuine problem with one of his staffers?
Of course not.
is Saturday Night Live News? Every Sunday morning, the Associated Press has a news story about the prior
evening's Saturday Night Live show. Today's story is headlined Host Alec Baldwin, 'SNL' cast skewer Trump White
House. Well, yes, they do that every week. Last Sunday's AP headline told us that someone I had never heard
of — Melissa McCarthy — was mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer. And it isn't
just the Associated Press. Many news outlets breathlessly recount the latest anti-Trump skits on SNL.
Washington Post' Trolls for Stolen Documents. Wow. The Post is openly admitting they will hide
behind 1A protections in order to solicit stolen goods. It's the perfect fencing operation!
Toobin Catching On — President Trump's Executive Order Wins by Losing. There are two ways you can
tell when moonbats are losing, one is subtle the other is obvious. A subtle indicator is how the entire MSM apparatus
switched (literally overnight on Thursday [2/10/2017]) from calling President Trump's executive order a "Muslim ban" to
calling it a "Travel Ban".
Apparently there is a very fine line between "loose cannon" and "too reserved."
Panel Whines: Trump 'Whiffed' Statement on North Korea Launch, too Reserved. News broke late Saturday
night that North Korea launched a missile in a show of force during the Japanese Prime Minister's visit to the United
States. During a quickly put together media event PM Shinzo Abe spoke first to condemn the launch and was backed up
with a brief statement of support from President Donald Trump. But that wasn't enough for CNN's Inside Politics,
whose Nia-Malika Henderson proclaimed, "He has talked tough, I think Trump, on Twitter about North Korea, but when it got to
his time to be that tough person that we've come to know, he just kind of whiffed I think in many ways."
Open Letter to the Mainstream Media's Anonymous Sources. I'm not sure which of your stories stands out the
most. Is it the portrait you painted almost two weeks ago, of a president in his bathrobe compulsively watching the
news? Yesterday's story of a National Security Council in "turmoil," filled with staffers who "struggle to make policy"
to fit President Trump's tweets? The report in Politico that Trump's personnel concerns extend "beyond his
embattled national security adviser" and that Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus may be on the chopping block, with "Trump
campaign aides" drafting "lists of possible Priebus replacements"? The CNN report that "multiple current and former US law
enforcement and intelligence officials" have "corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a
former British intelligence agent"? The list goes on and on. You've been leaking relentlessly since the very first
days of Trump's presidency, making the president look like a "clueless child," as the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza
put it. Political Twitter amplifies your voice, with countless concerned citizens retweeting the stories you helped
create, appending dire worries that "we're all going to die."
Opens 'CBS Evening News' by Calling Trump 'Divorced From Reality'. "It has been a busy day for presidential
statements divorced from reality." Anchor Scott Pelley greeted "CBS Evening News" viewers with that line Monday night
[2/7/2017]. Pelley opened the show standing in front of a photo of President Trump which bore the words "Reality Check."
Conservative Parties Are Not 'Far Right'. Europe's media constantly smear democratic conservatives as "extreme right" or "fascist."
That is a vicious lie, as you can hear for yourself by listening to video speeches on the web by European conservatives. If you don't happen to
understand their languages, you can listen to Nigel Farage, who sounds just like Trump. But notice that the Fakestream in Europe can never allow
conservatives to speak, not without smearing them in the same sentence. Trump is a madman according to the media elites in Europe. But
then their own democratic populists are also ready to go for a new Hitler, if you listen to the establishment media.
reporter asks if Trump will go down Putin's 'dangerous path' (and start killing opponents?) Across every front
of the culture war, the left is planting the notion that President Trump is on the way to becoming a dictator so that by
implication, all means of opposing him are legitimate, even violence and insurrection. Put that another way, they are
ginning up an uprising, the romantic dream of the sixties left — the demographic group that dominates the
leadership of the Democratic Party. Readers are already familiar with the demonization underway, at home and
abroad. But consider the insidiousness of the question posed by NBC News's Katy Tur.
Oh, you mean like Andrew Breitbart?
Tur Suggests Trump Will Be Responsible for 'Suspicious Deaths' of Journalists. MSNBC took its fear mongering
smears of the Donald Trump administration to a dark new low Monday afternoon when reporter Katy Tur suggested the president's
war with the media would start racking up actual casualties. During an interview with Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a
Republican, Tur suggested Trump would take a page from Russian President Vladimir Putin's playbook and start targeting
journalists for death. "As we know, there's, since 2000, been a couple dozen suspicious deaths of journalists in Russia
who came out against the government there," Tur reminded the Senator before unscrupulously suggesting Trumps distaste for the
media would escalate, "Donald Trump has made no secret about going after journalists and his distaste for any news that
doesn't agree with him here. Do you find that this is a dangerous path he is heading down?"
Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won. Since at least Donald Trump's election, our media have
been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump's constant railing against the American press,
there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.
Minutes of Mainstream Media Backtracking Really Put 'Fake News' Into Perspective. Since Trump's election,
numerous mainstream outlets have propagated rumors or falsehoods before being forced to peddle them back.
Today Equates Steve Bannon with Islamic State Leader. Monday's editorial in USA Today likens White House
Chief Strategist and former Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the
so-called Islamic State (ISIS, or ISIL) terrorist "caliphate." The editorial argues that Bannon is like al-Baghdadi
because both perceive a "clash of civilizations between Islam and the West."
From The Press Are Piling Up In The Opening Weeks Of The Trump Administration. Journalists can't seem to get
their stories straight in the opening weeks of the Trump administration, whether in tweets or in articles where falsehoods
have been spread almost daily. The mistakes have not just been from newer liberal news outlets such The Huffington Post
or BuzzFeed, but from legacy media like Reuters, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. What follows are several
botched stories or conflicting reports since President Trump took office.
magazine sparks furor with cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty. The magazine Der Spiegel has ignited
controversy in Germany and elsewhere with a cover illustration that depicts President Trump as an ISIS executioner,
brandishing a bloody knife in one hand and the head of Lady Liberty in the other, Reuters reports.
tries to humiliate Trump by claiming he takes female hormones for hair. Can you recall the NYT ever publishing
salacious details about Obama's health? Do we all not recall the New York Times' reticence to talk about Hillary
Clinton's fainting spells and concussion?
facts': A common legal term. It has been rather shocking to observe the recent tidal wave of derision hoisted
upon President Trump's senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway — shocking not because the derision is the deserved
blowback for a foolish, embarrassing utterance, but because the derision has been so spectacularly off base. The phrase
"alternative facts" is used in law and is known to most lawyers. I presume that this includes Ms. Conway, who
received her degree from George Washington University Law School. It therefore seems eminently possible that
Ms. Conway knew exactly what she was saying. Before we move on to some nonlegal examples of alternative facts,
here is but one of many ways the concept can be employed in an actual case.
Executive Orders Are Nothing Compared To Obama's 'Pen And Phone' Abuses. President Trump has apparently
reignited the country's interest in civics. How else to explain that rash of stories on the basics of "executive
orders" and the limits of presidential power? But where was all this concern when President Obama was egregiously
violating constitutional limits on his authority? Interest in "executive orders" is so widespread that Google currently
has a separate category in its news feed devoted to stories about the topic. Obviously, it's all been stirred up by
Trump's controversial orders. But Obama issued more executive orders out of the gate, some just as controversial.
Show Public Backs Trump's Travel Ban. After nearly a week of nonstop protests and vicious denunciations, the
unhinged opponents of President Trump's terror-related travel suspension have managed to sway almost no one. Three
polls show that far more Americans support Trump's executive order than oppose it. If you haven't heard of these polls,
don't kick yourself. The mainstream press isn't exactly parading them around.
freakout: Another day, another media-instigated panic over Trump. It seems the rate at which members of
the press are circulating misleading "breaking news" stories alleging some nefarious action by the Trump administration has
actually gotten worse since the inauguration. On Thursday [2/2/2017], NBC News' Peter Alexander claimed the new White
House had eased restrictions on Russia so that U.S. companies could go into business with the Federal Security Service.
As Alexander also noted to his nearly 100,000 followers on social media, the FSB is the successor of the dreaded KGB.
Did Not Personally Kill an Iraqi Woman, Disappointing Journalists. The news that President Donald Trump's
travel ban killed an Iraqi Green Card holder sparked outrage from DNC-approved comediennes, people with Hashtag Resistance in
their Twitter bios, and some of the nation's savviest political commentators, hard-nosed reporters, and even harder-nosed
fictional TV anchors.
Media Elite Alienate Many With Anti-Trump Coverage. After failing in its attempt to delegitimize and defeat
Donald Trump through persistently negative coverage of the candidate throughout the recent campaign, the establishment news
media might have been expected to acknowledge its failures and make some effort toward restoring objectivity to
journalism. However, the American public, which has lost confidence in the news media due to its antagonistic approach
to President Trump and his supporters, has little hope that the media will cover the Trump presidency in a fair and objective
way, according to the findings of a recent Investor's Business Daily/TIPP Poll.
Obama Bombed 5 Out Of 7 Countries Trump
Banned — Media Didn't Care. While the lying media is freaking out over President Trump's travel ban
for seven Middle Eastern countries deemed security risks, they didn't [care] about Obama bombing them. Though the media
is currently in a tizzy because Trump's executive order held up around 300 people at airports, Obama's bombings were reported
as completely reasonable to bring about peace.
Anything Obama Did Was Constitutional. Anything Trump Does, Isn't. A tiny handful were affected by this
order — likely less than a dozen. And the reason the judge didn't issue a "broader ruling on the
constitutionality of President Trump's actions (for some reason, the Democrat Operators With Bylines at NYT
can't seem to bring themselves to call him that) was simple: The judge understood that Trump's Executive Order was
perfectly constitutional. I would further expect this temporary order to be overturned as soon as the Trump
administration can lodge an appeal with an appellate court.
about The New York Times.
percent of the media outright hate Trump'. I thought it would be impossible for the MSM to treat a POTUS
[president of the United States] with less objectivity than they did President Bush (43) but I was wrong. Forty-five
percent of the MSM is simply suspicious of President Trump. Forty-five percent outright hate him. Ten percent
will adopt the appropriate "wait and see and report" attitude.
Trump Won EV 'Fair and Square' — But He's Not 'Completely Elected By the People'. On Friday's [1/28/2017] broadcast of
MSNBC's "Morning Joe," co-anchor Mika Brzezinski argued that while President Donald Trump won the Electoral vote fairly, "this is a president who
lost to Hillary Clinton... I think there's a lot of support he still needs to gain. It's not a president completely elected by the people."
Omits from Transcript Trump Shutting Down Muir on March for Life. On Thursday afternoon, our friends at
RedState flagged this peculiar development that ABC News transcript excluded an exchange from the David Muir-President Trump
interview where Trump scolded Muir for the media's lack of coverage of the March for Life versus the Women's March on
Washington. With an eagle eye for this detail, RedState's "Streiff" provided a generous nod to Nicholas Fondacaro's
blog from Wednesday night and concluded it'd be pertinent to check out the full transcript. [Video clip]
Cheer Left-Wing Protesters & Politicians 'Defying' Trump on Immigration. All three network morning shows on
Thursday hailed left-wing protesters and Democratic mayors across the country denouncing President Trump's executive orders
on immigration and border security. Co-host Matt Lauer led off NBC's Today by proclaiming: "Breaking
overnight... Protests across the country after President Trump orders a Mexican border wall to be built immediately."
Clips played of demonstrators chanting: "Donald Trump has got to go!"
News Anchor Suspended After Cursing Out Kellyanne Conway. Mike Jerrick, a Philadelphia-based television anchor,
has been suspended after he used a curse word on air Monday to describe Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump.
Pretends to Fact-Check Trump, But Only Misleads Readers. We have seen this pattern over and over: Donald
Trump says something that may be debatable or exaggerated, and in their quest to bring him down, reporters and editors
publish "fact checks" that are more misleading than what Trump said in the first place. It happens every day.
Yesterday [1/26/2017], Trump delivered a speech to a GOP gathering in Philadelphia. He talked for around 27 minutes;
you can see the full speech [elsew]here. Apparently there wasn't much for reporters to take issue with, as purported
fact checks focused on what he said about crime.
WaPo Publishes Study That Claims Millions of Illegal Aliens Vote. When The Washington Post's Phil Rucker describes Trump's
belief that millions of illegal aliens voted as "his unsubstantiated theory; when CNN's Jake Tapper flaps his hands and screams "3 to
5 million illegal votes??; when PolitiFact DESTROYS Trump with a "Pants on Fire," it is all talking points and zero journalism.
However, the Unfied Message is pretty clear, and one we hear too often from these bullies: the science is settled, beliefs outside the
settled science are heresy. Notice, though, how across all of these media outlets, everyone is on the exact same page in their panicked
rush to shut down debate by declaring Trump a liar, and a liar with "zero evidence." It all seems kinda coordinated, no?
are so many media people puzzled that Trump keeps bringing up illegal votes? The MSM outlets are nearly
unanimous that President Trump is "lying" and presenting "deliberate falsehoods" to the American public about illegal votes
tipping the majority to Hillary Clinton in the election. The mantra is that there is "no evidence," so Trump is "losing
his credibility" and will no longer be believed. (As if they cared about Trump maintaining credibility.) All of these
warnings about lies coming from a president come at the hands of media outlets that rarely if ever used the word "lie" with
regard to President Obama's many prevarications on serious issues, such as the video causing the Benghazi attack and the
Obamacare promise of keeping your plan and your doctor. These were politically consequential lies that I do not recall
CNN warning about, as this morning's newscast warned Trump about losing his credibility.
Brock's Shareblue to Be 'Nucleus' of Multi-Platform Anti-Trump Media Entity. David Brock, the Democratic
operative who founded the left-wing Media Matters for America, plans to use a news entity he recently purchased as the
nucleus of his efforts to delegitimize President Donald Trump, according to confidential documents obtained by the
Washington Free Beacon.
Van Jones Leads
CNN Assault on Trump. In his blockbuster new film, "Civil War 2017," Trevor Loudon asks why the political left
is so determined to destroy the Trump presidency. Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center responds that Trump
"doesn't back down from a fight," unlike previous "squishy" Republicans. What's more, Trump has upended the
"progressive coalition" by convincing millions of Democrats to abandon their union leaders and the Democratic Party.
Marxism is at a crossroads. And so are its adherents in the media, such as Van Jones of CNN. Jones is smart enough to
know that Trump has tapped into the anger and discontent of American workers. But at the same time, he is compelled to
rally what remains of the progressive coalition against Trump.
of the Press, Believed by But 15%, Straggle on in Defeat. This week's issues themselves are not important; what
is at issue is a contest between the attitudes of the press and the tactics of the administration. The two signal
facts, or "alternative facts" in the well-chosen parlance of the brilliant and engaging co-counselor and victorious campaign
manager of the president, Kellyanne Conway, are that public approval of the national news media now stands at 14%, and the
allegations the press are now making against the new administration are of no interest to any serious segment of the
public. As a result of these facts, the continued press assault on Donald Trump is much less dangerous even than when
it failed to derail his candidacy for the Republican nomination and the election.
Predictably Freak Out Over Reinstated Reagan Policy on Abortion. To start of his first week in office, Donald
Trump spent the morning signing executive orders, one of which was reversing a pro-abortion policy from the Obama
Administration. The "Mexico City" policy, more commonly called the "Global Gag" policy by the left, bans federal funds
from being given to organizations who pay for or promote abortions overseas. It was originally enacted by Ronald Reagan
in 1984 and was rescinded in 2009 by President Obama. Now eight years later, President Trump has reinstated the policy,
and some liberal journalists' displeasure with the news came across in their reporting and their tweets.
Covers Trump's First Executive Orders With The Worst Camera Work In History Of Broadcast Journalism. Donald
Trump signed his first executive orders as president Monday morning, and for some reason, the cameraman the White House press
pool assigned to cover the event appeared to have never operated a camera before.
Mainstream Media Lies on Trump's First Day. The mainstream media lost no time in attempting to undermine
President Donald Trump, as opposed to actually reporting information. After eight years of kowtowing to Obama, they
have suddenly discovered a civic responsibility to hold the government accountable. But they are focusing on minutiae,
and in some cases actually telling lies, both of omission and commission. That risks alienating the public even
further — making it harder, actually, for the media to act as watchdogs.
president has fired a warning shot at Donald Trump. Don't mess with CNN. That's the unvarnished version of
a message that the network's president, Jeff Zucker, delivered to President-elect Donald Trump in an interview published on
Thursday by New York magazine. "One of the things I think this administration hasn't figured out yet is that there's
only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus —
and that's CNN," Zucker said. "The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by
CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake."
editor defends photo of sparse National Mall during President Trump's inauguration. A Reuters editor defended
his photographer's disputed image of an underwhelming crowd to witness President Trump's inauguration, the same photo that
enraged the new administration the following morning. Jim Bourg, who assigned a photographer to scale the Washington
Monument for a sky-high view of the swearing-in ceremony, slammed "inaccurate talk and allegations" he found circulating
among his own Facebook friends.
for a Lightweight. The mainstream media tried hard in the transition period to continue to wound Trump,
sticking shivs in his proxies, his nominees. The NYT published a demonstrably false article claiming Rick Perry
didn't even know the scope of the duties of the Department of Energy; they promoted the Democratic falsehood that Tom Price
had violated his ethics obligations. The Washington Post headed a story "Trump picks former Governor Sunny Perdue,
who once led a prayer for rain, as agriculture secretary," making that seem like an outlandish thing only a hick or primitive
shaman would indulge in.
I Am Mad
About The Protests and The Press. The protesters waited until the cameras were set up to begin
"agitating." They organized around the camera positions between D and 7th and K and 12th, and performed for the news
crews. We walked through those areas and there was no violence as the cameras were just getting set up after the
inauguration events. These were not just angry people. They were trained, likely paid, agitators. They were
coordinated with with press so the crews knew exactly where to put there cameras. The filming angles, shots and
probably even the actions of the agitators were staged. And the news ran with their footage over and over again.
The progression from "peaceful" protest, to confronting the police, to vandalism was set for maximum impact so people would
focus on this and not the historic events taking place just blocks away.
administration accuses media of playing down inauguration crowd size. Donald Trump's administration has accused
the media of inaccurate reporting over the size of the crowd at the president's inauguration, saying the event had seen the
largest audience in history "both in person and around the globe". White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a media
briefing that there had been "deliberately false reporting" about the size of the crowd at Mr Trump's inauguration. In
particular, he said that photographs of the inauguration had been intentionally framed in a way to minimize the crowd.
"This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period," he said, but offered no evidence to support the claim.
House slams 'shameful' reports downplaying inauguration crowds. White House press secretary Sean Spicer blasted
the media Saturday for its "dishonest" coverage of President Trump's inauguration, accusing journalists of skewing the
discussion about crowd sizes in order to downplay the number of people who attended. "This was the largest audience to
ever witness an inauguration, period," Spicer said, highlighting the millions of people who watched the inauguration on
television and online in addition to those who viewed it from the National Mall. "These attempts to lessen the
enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong."
latest low blows against Team Trump. It's getting downright nutty, even vicious, in many newsrooms as Donald
Trump's presidency is finally upon us. Thursday alone brought several brazen bits of bias, not to mention downright
sloppy reporting. [For example,] A New York Times piece claimed Energy Secretary-designate Rick Perry had no idea a key
purpose of the agency is to maintain US nuclear security. But the story was unsourced and unattributed. And the
one person quoted by name says he was misinterpreted. Plus, Perry's statement on the day he was nominated says flatly
he looks forward to "safeguarding our nuclear arsenal." (His state, Texas, has the nation's largest nuclear-weapons
Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media Coverage Of Trump. One may have hoped that the media would respond
to their 2016 failures and resulting lack of credibility by reforming. Instead, it seems that many in political media
are quadrupling down on the mistakes that served them and their readers and viewers so poorly in the lead-up to Donald
Trump's surprise victory in November. It's impossible to track all the ways in which the media are leaning into their
bias, their unnecessary hostility, and their abandonment of journalistic principles. So let's just look at a few
examples from the last few hours. Many members of the media would like to imagine themselves as brave heroes who will
valiantly fight the excesses of the Trump administration. These examples show why people do not trust the media to tell
the truth, much less hold anyone accountable for anything.
Malpractice In The Age Of Trump. For eight years, it was virtually impossible to get reporters interested in
legitimate Obama administration scandals. Now, they are so eager to run scandal stories about the incoming Trump
administration that they are making them up. Two stories from major news outlets demonstrate this.
Washington Post Takes Anti-Trump Bias To A New Level. [Scroll down] The story is about a Washington
Post/ABC News poll that asks, among other things, whether Trump should sell his business to avoid any possible conflicts of
interest while president. Trump has taken steps to avoid these conflicts, although not to the satisfaction of some in
the media — many of whom probably wouldn't be satisfied no matter what Trump did. What did the poll
find? It found that most (52%) think the steps Trump has taken are enough to "separate Trump's business interests from
his obligations as president." On the other hand, only 42% said that Trump should sell his business.
WARNS: Attack on Inauguration Could Justify Obama Administration Keeping Power. This is the craziest thing I've
ever seen on CNN — and that's saying a lot. Wolf Blitzer broke out with a "developing story" about how if
the inauguration is attacked and everyone died, the constitution actually says that an Obama cabinet member would legally
become the president. How am I supposed to take this? Is this some kind of warning?
Journalists Rediscover Mission As Obama Leaves Office. In an article published Monday [1/16/2017], Politico's
Jack Shafer argues that Donald Trump has made reporters "free" to cover the presidency in a more aggressively critical manner
than they did during previous administrations. Reporters, Shafer says, "ought to start thinking of covering Trump's
Washington like a war zone."
House Correspondents Association Circles Echo-Chamber Wagons Against Trump Administration. The White House
Correspondents Association held a closed-door Town Hall event last Thursday to unite behind a singular ideological political
narrative. According to published reports of the event [via CNN ] the Association's prevailing theme was a rallying
call there must be "unity" against the Trump administration. [...] Ah yes, the herd mindset must be retained if the
echo-chamber is to battle united against a singular ideological adversary, President Donald Trump.
Spins Lewis vs. Trump. Start with the headline: "Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil
rights legend." Most people only read headlines, and this one gives no clue that it was Lewis, not Trump, who
started the fight by saying on Meet the Press that Trump will be an illegitimate president. And Lewis is identified
as a "civil rights legend," not as a hyper-partisan Democratic politician, which is what he is.
testing floated for White House press corps. One proposal on dealing with the media that was pitched to
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team calls for drug testing the White House press corps. Trump's attacks on
the mainstream media were a cornerstone of his campaign and last week he called BuzzFeed a "failing pile of garbage," but
forcing reporters to undergo random drug tests would provoke a media meltdown. The pee-in-a-cup proposal was one of
13 ideas one candidate for White House press secretary wrote in November in a confidential memo to members of the
Presidential Transition Team's Executive Committee.
stunned that Trump hits back. [Scroll down] But here's what the corrupt media will not tell you: BuzzFeed is nothing more than
a political propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. In June, the website terminated an advertising deal with the Republican National
Committee because, as their CEO said, "The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and
the world." Two days later, BuzzFeed's chairman, Kenneth Lerer, hosted a $33,000-a-ticket Democratic National Committee fundraiser
in New York City that President Obama attended. Lerer already had a long history of donating to Democrats — since 2004, he's
contributed almost a half a million dollars to Democrats, including $2,700 to Hillary Clinton in 2016. It should be no surprise
that, even after being exposed by President-elect Trump, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith is standing by the decision to publish what
amounts to fake news in a desperate attempt to smear the next commander-in-chief.
Slams CNN and Buzzfeed For Letting 'Their Bias Get in the Way' With Russia Reports. MSNBC's Morning Joe
on Wednesday [1/11/2017] has been wrestling with how to handle unverified reports that surfaced in the media yesterday
evening, and cohost Mika Brzezinski called out two key media outlets for taking part in what she calls the same sort of
behavior that many wrongly engaged with before the election. Before President Barack Obama gave his farewell address in
Chicago Tuesday night, there was a dizzying array of reports regarding President-elect Donald Trump and his connections to
Russia. First, it a four-byline story from CNN: "Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to
compromise him," from Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper, and Carl Bernstein. In it, CNN reports that both President-elect
Trump and President Obama were presented with classified documents last week that suggested Russian intelligence had "compromising
personal and financial information about Mr. Trump."
Laments Being Unable to Hear a Good Speech 'Like This' from Trump. Almost minutes after President Barack Obama
concluded his farewell address Tuesday night, CNN jumped into whining about not being able to hear such deep speech from
President-elect Donald Trump. "Also as we think about the next president about to take office, I mean, their speaking
styles could not possibly be any more different," noted moderator, Anderson Cooper, as unseen members of his panel laughed.
"We're not going to be hearing a speech LIKE THIS from a sitting president for the next four or eight years," he continued to
bemoan, as CNN's chief political correspondent Dana Bash chimed in to glorify Obama's speech delivering acumen: [Video clip]
writer ponders how to "remove Trump from office" before he's even sworn in. Just in case you were wondering
whether the owners of the Washington Post learned anything from the last election and their failure to stop America from
voting for Donald Trump, fear not. They haven't. If there was any sort of change coming to the editorial board,
they probably wouldn't have given a green light to Richard Cohen's column this week which carries the not very ambiguous
title of, "How to remove Trump from office."
Obsessively Try to Get McCain to Say Trump Election Was Illegitimate. Thursday afternoon [1/5/2017] on CNN,
reporters from several networks surrounded Republican Senator John McCain and attempted to get him to call Donald Trump's
election illegitimate. McCain spoke to the reporters in the hallway immediately following a Senate hearing where
Intelligence officials testified about the Russian hacking of the DNC this past Summer. Ever since Clinton lost the
election, the media has been desperately trying to pin her loss on Russian influence. While the only thing that has
been made evident is that Russia was able to access private DNC e-mails after DNC officials clicked on a phishing e-mail,
somehow that means that Russia hacked the U.S. election, at least according to the media. Immediately following the
Senate hearing, reporters from CNN, CNBC, CBS and MSNBC swarmed around McCain and obsessively tried to get the Republican
Senator to confirm their bias.
Days Later, Broadcast Morning and Evening News Haven't Called Obama 'Lame Duck'. On November 5, 2008, the day
after the election, CBS Evening News correspondent Chip Reid said of then-still-president George W. Bush, "he is now
not only deeply unpopular, he's a full-fledged lame duck." But in the 57 days after the 2016 election, the morning and
evening news shows of ABC, CBS and NBC haven't used the term "lame duck" even once. By avoiding this phrasing, the
networks are giving post-election Obama a legitimacy they denied post-election Bush. Instead of downplaying President Obama's
role, the networks hyped disagreement between him and Trump, calling it a "turf war."
Self-Awareness: Chuck Todd Whacks Trump's 'Concierge Media Friends'. On NBC's Meet the Press on
Sunday [1/1/2017], Chuck Todd devoted a whole hour to analyzing Trump vs. the Press, but he worked energetically to avoid the
notion the media lost trust because it's seen as part of the Democratic National Machine. There were no questions about
whether they failed in being too soft on Hillary Clinton, because they never think they've been too soft on Democrats.
meltdown as tipsy Trump-hater Don Lemon has mic cut off by CNN. CNN anchor Don Lemon has copped the honor of
the first on-air Trump-hater meltdown of 2017, year one of the Trump presidency. Sour Lemon's behavior was so
disgraceful and out of place during a celebration of the New Year that the network brass cut his audio feed just after
midnight when he began speak of "awful" 2016.
Biggest Media Trend of 2016? Abject Humiliation of the Media. For lots of high-profile media personalities,
from Nate Silver to Nick Denton, 2016 dealt an enormous reckoning. Michael Moore made some startling predictions, but
few other liberal commentators saw what was happening. Much of the pundit industrial complex spent the calendar year
standing athwart history, yelling "It can't happen here" or "Trump is going to pivot any day now." Clinton lost.
Ten Most Under Reported Stories of 2016. [#3] The disappearing women — Trump accusers. Isn't it interesting
how the manufactured and promoted claims of dozens of women simply disappear once their usefulness is exhausted. Where's the
media follow-up stories on what, who, why and where are they now? It's as if the entire media apparatus knew from the outset
the story only held value in the short-term goal of taking down candidate Donald Trump. Now, they simply just disappear as
quickly as they originally surfaced.
Seven times the media compared Trump
to Hitler. The ultimate shutdown in politics is to compare a political opponent to Adolf Hitler. And
while Donald Trump may have changed much of what we know about politics, that truth lived on in 2016, even if it didn't stop
the president-elect from winning. Here are seven times, in no particular order, the national media compared Trump to Hitler. [...]
Who Reads About Russian Hacks And Donald Trump Should Read This First. The reports on the intelligence community's (IC) alleged
conclusion that Russia wanted President-elect Donald Trump to win the election have been, in a word, schizophrenic. They're also drawing
on some odd sourcing.
Eichenwald Further Explains His Claim That Trump Was Institutionalized. [Scroll down] So: Eichenwald was making
a joke, and "signalling to a source," but he also really believes that Trump was institutionalized in 1990. The problem is that he can't
prove it — it's merely "reporting process" — so he hasn't said so publicly. Except for when he did say so
publicly, but that doesn't count because he really doesn't like Tucker Carlson. Now we know. If Eichenwald genuinely believes
that Tucker prevented him from explaining all of this on the air, then I'm glad to help make things right.
Already Accusing Trump Of "Treason" A Month Before He Takes Office. This weekend you can catch a preview of
what the next four years of mainstream media coverage of the Trump presidency will look like by checking in at the Boston
Globe. They've decided to run an op-ed piece penned by John Shattuck, a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy. Clearly not wanting to pull any punches or inject a level of nuance into the discussion, the title blares
out at us, Donald Trump raises specter of treason.
Insane Interview Between Newsweek Writer Eichenwald and Tucker Carlson Goes OFF THE RAILS. Thursday
[12/15/2016], Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald appeared on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight to talk about
his unsubstantiated accusations that Donald Trump was on amphetamine derivatives, and had a nervous breakdown in 1990.
Within seconds, the interview began to go off the rails. Carlson asked Eichenwald if he had any evidence to
substantiate a tweet he sent on September 13, 2016, which reads: "I believe Trump was institutionalized in a mental
hospital for a nervous breakdown in 1990, which is why he won't release his medical records." The tweet was deleted
shortly after it was posted, but not before numerous screenshots were taken. Eichenwald never substantiated his claim
regarding Trump, and on Thursday, Carlson tried to get to the bottom of it: [...]
Why the Media
Can't Tell the Truth about Trump. President Obama repeatedly trashed fossil fuel companies, banks, investment banks, insurance
companies, drug companies, physicians, and others. He intentionally bankrupted coal companies and for-profit colleges. He and the
Treasury Department unilaterally rewrote tax law to try to prevent companies from moving their headquarters. The media and Democrats never
had a problem with any of this, but if Trump jawbones companies that is unheard of. Now that Trump has ripped into Boeing and Lockheed
for costs, Democrats and the media all of a sudden care deeply about them. This is the first time I can recall that the media and Democrats
are worried about government interference with corporations.
Robert Baer: We Should Have Another Election. Well, that didn't take long. The morning after the
Washington Post's Friday evening [12/9/2016] story that a "Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump
win White House," a "deeply disturbed" Bob Baer, appearing on CNN Newsroom, when questioned as to whether "we should
have another election," said that if it's true, "I don't see any other way than to vote again."
Priebus Destroys Chuck Todd Over Russia Conspiracy Theories. As the corrupt Democrat media complex continues to
meltdown down, even a month after the election, Chuck Todd is still looking like the jackass he really is. NBC of
course is a leftist clown show ever since GE bought them. The media's last gasp is to go back to pushing the Russia
hacking conspiracy theories. Fake News outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post are spreading fake news that
the RNC was hacked and that Russia sat on the information. Problem is for the media, The RNC was NOT hacked.
Stelter: Trump Win a 'National Emergency'. Those who expected the mainstream media to pause and reflect
on its own biases following President-Elect Donald Trump's victory are surely disappointed. It has become inescapably
clear that rather than attempt to break free from the ideological echo chamber in which they exist, liberal journalists in
the mainstream media are only doubling down on progressive propaganda — descending ever further into self-parody.
"Meddling" In Election: Most Overblown Story Ever? It is certainly the most overblown story in a long
time. The casual reader of newspaper headlines might well believe that the Russian government hacked into voting
machines, or something of the sort, to influence the presidential election. But that is not the case. If you read
the Washington Post story, they are merely talking about the well-known hacks of Democratic National Committee and John
Podesta emails. The only news here is that someone at the CIA thinks the Russian government carried out the operation
and did so in order to help Donald Trump win the election.
Russia Help Trump Get Elected? Consider The Source(s). There used to be a rule in journalism that
reporters should consider the source before running with a story. Like many other rules of journalism, that seems to
have gone out the window when it comes to covering Donald Trump. But "consider the source" should be the watch word
when reading about news over the weekend that Russia interfered with the U.S. elections to get Donald Trump elected,
particularly since the sources of this story are so unreliable. The first source to be cautious about is the newspaper
that published the bombshell story over the weekend: the Washington Post.
Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA's Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence. The Washington Post late
Friday night [12/9/2016] published an explosive story that, in many ways, is classic American journalism of the worst
sort: The key claims are based exclusively on the unverified assertions of anonymous officials, who in turn are
disseminating their own claims about what the CIA purportedly believes, all based on evidence that remains completely secret.
Stock Market vs. The Media — Whom Do You Trust? While the stock market rockets to new highs
virtually every twenty minutes, the media continues to gasp with more and more dismay at Donald Trump's picks to fill his
cabinet. Today, as the Dow approaches 20,000, the Washington Post is moaning about the president-elect's
choosing too many generals for important positions, as if all military minds automatically think alike. The Post
certainly wouldn't say that about, say, Muslims. Nor would anybody who'd actually read a history book.
when Obama had three generals on his team? he nomination of Gen. John Kelly (USMC-Ret) for Secretary of Homeland
Security has caused elite members of the DC and New York media to harrumph their way through deeply concerned opinion pieces about
the disturbing influence of the military in President-elect Donald Trump's nascent administration.
Owes The Media Nothing — Here's Why. The media dropped the ball during the last campaign with its
overwhelmingly negative coverage of the major candidates, especially Donald Trump. That's not the conclusion of some
disgruntled conservative media watchdog, but of a new report from Harvard University's impeccably liberal Shorenstein Center
on Media, Politics and Public Policy. You know when left-of-center media watchdogs see media bias against a conservative
candidate it must be really egregious. And the respected Shorenstein Center's report found that both Donald Trump and
Hillary Clinton took their share of hard hits by the media. But Trump came in for especially vicious treatment.
Trump Was Right About Overwhelmingly Negative Press Coverage. One of the hallmarks of both the McCain and
Romney presidential campaigns was the candidates' weakness in the face of hostile press coverage. As has been mentioned
many times, Romney essentially threw an entire election because he let debate "moderator" Candy Crowley lie for President
Obama. For many Republicans who weren't enthusiastic Trump supporters but wanted something to like about him,
his refusal to give the media a free pass on their combative bias was the thing. It was practically otherworldly to see
a Republican presidential candidate expressing frustration over something that GOP voters have been angry about for decades.
of Double Standards. While the mainstream media was willing to excuse Barack Obama for everything he did, it is
in full attack mode with Trump. To be more precise, the press declared everything Obama did to be genius. It
seems to believe that everything Trump does signals incompetence and an absence of qualification. Have you noticed that
no one questioned the absurdly thin resume of Barack Obama? Some of us have questioned the Trump qualifications, but
how many people pointed out that Obama had no qualifications to speak of? He had a few years as a backbench U.S.
senator who accomplished nothing. Trump has no experience in government but he has worked as an executive and has dealt
with foreign countries for decades. Trump's antics managed to make Obama look presidential, but Obama's resume makes
Trump look qualified.
More 'Authoritarian'? Trump or the Media Elite That Wants Him to Shut Up? When Harry Truman said "If you can't
take the heat, get out of the kitchen," he was probably talking to politicians, and not to the press. But it's become
quite obvious in the nascent Trump era that the press simply cannot take the heat. Criticizing the press isn't fair
game. It's a dangerous sign of an undemocratic temperament. On Sunday's [12/4/2016] edition of the CNN
Trump-trashing show called Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter insisted that the media needed to define Trump as a
dictator, not a president: "I talk to international correspondents who say to you, 'This is exactly what authoritarians
do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes.' I think we need to start using
those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us."
When The Media Swooned Over Obama's Phone Call With Terror Sponsoring Iranian President. Over the weekend
President-elect Donald Trump took a phone call from the President of Taiwan. The move set off a mainstream media
firestorm of criticism, with many news anchors and pundits warning the acceptance of the call could damage U.S. relations with
China. [...] Back in 2013 President Obama made direct contact with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with, you guessed it,
a phone call. The call was initiated by President Obama, not Rouhani. Iran is listed as the world's largest state
sponsor of terror by the State Department and before 9/11, its terrorism offshoot Hezbollah was responsible for more American
deaths than any other terrorist organization in the world. The outrage from the same media players panicking over
Trump's call with Taiwan was absent.
[...] and LA Times editorials. The Left, having no value for truth, honesty, integrity, or anything else
besides getting their way of course, has no problem with printing absolute falsehoods like the ones in this editorial
bemoaning the prospect of national concealed carry reciprocity. It seems the Times is aggrieved that liberty and
greater ability to self-defense might soon be coming[.]
'Working-Class Whites' Vote On Emotion, Not Policy. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign did not fail as a result of its
subscription to unpopular left-wing policies, said left-wing CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday's [12/4/2016] GPS. As is his custom, his
introductory monologue was a reading of his weekly column at left-wing news outlet The Washington Post. Despite declaring Hillary
Clinton's victory as inevitable on October 16 ("Let's be clear. Donald Trump will lose the election."), Zakaria now claims to
understand President-elect Donald Trump's appeal. He also now claims to know what Clinton could have done to win the
presidency. American voters aren't driven by policy, said Zakaria, but by emotion: [...]
Trump Turned the National Media Into Impotent Hecklers: Savor it. It finally happened. The national
media no longer matters. The entire institution has been rendered as irrelevant as a drunken fan in the cheap seats
pretending to know more about the game than Kobe. Sure, the media might still have the power to annoy. But as far
as how the players play, the institution is now just, well, belligerent jerks with no power, no sway, no influence.
Much of the credit does not belong to President-elect Donald Trump. The media did this to themselves.
Twin Pillars of Progressive Prejudice. In media land, Donald Trump risked world peace by accepting a phone call
from the democratically elected president of Taiwan; Barack Obama's talks with dictators and thugs such as Hugo Chavez,
Daniel Ortega, and Raul Castro were long overdue. In media land, jawboning Carrier not to relocate a plant to Mexico is
an existential threat to the free market; not so when Barack Obama tried to coerce Boeing to move to Washington State to
produce union-made planes, or bullied a small non-union guitar company, or reordered the bankruptcy payouts of Chrysler and
essentially took over the company. In campus land, the election of 2008 was cause for ebullition; in 2016, elections by
nature were traumatic as students were reduced to whining toddlers who needed cookies and milk.
Walter Reed: NYT Hailed Obama's 'Sacred Duty' to Troops, But Bush Staged Photo Op. Presidential visits to
wounded soldiers at Walter Reed should be non-political events worthy of non-partisan coverage, but the New York Times
manages to shows its colors even in those solemn moments. In the half-page "Obama's Sacred Duty: Visiting the
Wounded — Trips to Walter Reed Take Toll and Inspire" for Wednesday's [11/30/2016] edition, reporter Gardiner
Harris brought a somber, emotional, personalized tone to the proceedings. [...] Yet the tone was quite more brusque and
abrupt, almost guilt-tripping, when it came to former President George W. Bush's visits to the wounded at Walter Reed during
the Iraq War, even down to the terse headlines, like this one from November 2004: [...]
They can dish it out but they can't take it.
Dana Bash Wishes Trump Would Stop Going After the Press. CNN's Dana Bash reacted tonight to President-elect
Donald Trump's big post-victory rally by lamenting how much he attacked the media. Trump went on his usual attacks
against the "dishonest media," this time mixing it with mockery of how much the press downplayed his chances of
winning. Bash said this in response: [Video clip]
Columnist Calls Trump 'Least Successful' Candidate Of Our Time. New York Times columnist Gail Collins calls
President-elect Donald Trump one of the "least successful" presidential candidates in American history in an op-ed Thursday
[12/1/2016]. Although Trump pulled off an unprecedented comeback in the polls to win the election, Collins points to his
loss in the popular vote as evidence he's actually one of the least successful candidates ever. "The one positive
effect of the recount, besides reassuring people who worry the Russians might be capable of hacking a massive American vote
tally, is the way it reminds the nation, every day, that Donald Trump is one of the least successful successful presidential
candidates in American history," she writes.
Friedman, Apparently Straight-Faced, Claims Most of the Media Support Trump. Chalk it up to the rigors of a book tour, if one is inclined
to be charitable. Otherwise this comes across as delusional. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, making the media rounds to flog
his new book, [...] made an assertion on NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook on Nov. 22 that surely set off guffaws coast to coast.
rise at CNN as the network aims for Trump. CNN is taking an increasingly negative approach toward its coverage
of President-elect Trump, causing at least some tension within the network, inside sources told the Washington
Examiner. Trump, according to a New York Post story, told the network he wasn't happy with their coverage during an
off-the-record meeting at his headquarters in Trump Tower this week. Trump critiqued the news media at large during the
meeting, but CNN was one of the top targets, according to the Post's report.
Times Establishment Media and Pollsters Assured the People of Donald Trump's Defeat. From the time Donald Trump
announced his White House bid, there has been no shortage of establishment media outlets predicting his defeat. Indeed,
as the weeks and months marked Trump's ever-apparent political preeminence, the pundits, pollsters, and prognosticators
doubted and declared his collapse inevitable. Even as Trump, a real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star, clinched the
Republican presidential nomination, the affirmations of his failure kept coming. The very establishment media and
pollsters who benefitted from Trump's celebrity before branding him leader of a deplorable political base will stand against
Media Should Fight Trump Because He Might Start Putting Us In Cages. CNN's chief international correspondent
Christiane Amanpour urged journalists Tuesday night to protect their profession from the "existential threat" of President-elect
Donald Trump, who she implied might try to put the media in "cages." Citing Trump's tweet about the media "inciting" some
of the protests against him following the election, Amanpour warned gravely of authoritarian leaders who dismantle the free
press and imprison journalists.
Trump-Trashing Journalists Oozed Over Obama's '08 Transition. During the campaign, the liberal news media did
everything they could to prevent Donald Trump's election — including 91% negative coverage from the broadcast
networks — but he won anyway. Now, journalists are trashing the way Trump is handling his transition, as
well as his early Cabinet picks. But eight years ago, viewers heard a very different tone coming from the media, as
journalists celebrated the election of Barack Obama, cheered the "brain power" of the "team of geniuses" he was assembling
for his Cabinet, and tingled over how "cool" Obama seemed as he assumed the responsibilities of office. With Trump, the media
are touting the "continuing turmoil" in his transition, as ABC's Tom Llamas claimed on the November 16 Good Morning America.
Press Continues To Misinform Public About Trump. When the Pew Research Center asked the public who conducted
themselves worst during the presidential campaign, the answer was ... the press. But after promising to shape up after
the election, the mainstream media are already back to their old games.
supposed 'Muslim registry' is just more fake news. The first thing to know about Donald Trump's alleged
proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isn't a Muslim registry. This has been lost in a freakout that has some brave
souls already promising acts of civil disobedience to disrupt and overwhelm the prospective registry. The controversy
tells us much more about how the media will cover the Trump administration — i.e., through the lens of fact-free
hysteria — than about the administration's immigration enforcement agenda. The source of the fracas is a
comment from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Trump immigration adviser and (excellent) candidate for homeland
security director, to Reuters.
Press Suddenly Realizes a President's Life Is Opulent and Expensive. Wait, now there are complaints
about the expenses surrounding the security bubble around the president-elect? [...] Yes, we did go through a variation of
this when Obama was elected. Except the local papers had to file a FOIA request, and the complaints from the Chicago
city government seemed pretty muted.
the Wall Street Journal hate capitalism? The Wall Street Journal today [11/18/2016] in an editorial
demanded that President Trump hold a fire sale by selling off everything he owns in the next 73 days. [...] When George
Washington accepted the job as president no one in their right mind demanded that he liquidate Mount Vernon.
President Trump already sacrificed for his country. He donated up to $100 million to his campaign. On top of
that, he sacrificed potential earnings that, by the end of his first term, should easily top $1 billion. Economists
call this opportunity cost.
NBC Smear Trump's Cabinet Picks as 'Really Old White Group'. As President-Elect Donald Trump's cabinet
selection process continued move along Sunday morning [11/20/2016], the liberal media's claims of chaos behind the scenes
seemed to give way to cries of racism on the network morning shows. "So, there's a concern about lack of diversity so
far in the hiring," bemoaned ABC's Paula Faris on Good Morning America, "We saw that he brought in Michelle Rhee and
Nikki Haley, but is there really any likelihood of a pick who is not a white male at this point?" Faris had posed her
ridiculous question to ABC's Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, who on election night almost broke down in
tears from Hillary Clinton's loss.
The Editor says...
Is there now something distasteful about being a white person? The new president was elected to clean up the mess left
behind by Barack H. Obama, the most incompetent and intentionally destructive president the country has ever had. The
new president seems to be inclined to hire the most competent people for his cabinet, rather than hiring people who represent a
fashionable assortment of ethnicities and non-standard sexual lifestyles.
ignore the media and trust his gut. Here's my advice to President-elect Donald Trump: When it comes to
the media, don't listen. Ignore the haters. These are the same people who, as WikiLeaks exposed, were openly
colluding with Hillary Clinton's campaign in violation of every ethical standard they are supposed to honor and uphold.
Trump goes to dinner without media;
wailing about 'lack of transparency' produces comedy gold. How dare this madman simply "go" to the 21 Club and
order a steak? Who does he think he is? Does he not know about the glorious "tradition" whereby the media is privy to
the commander in chief's every move?
media narrative on Donald Trump: Disarray and families torn apart. By the way, President-elect Obama ditched his [media] pool in Hawaii eight
years ago, and it wasn't treated as a national calamity.
Trump and the media.
Trump can't get anything right so far as the press is concerned, and can this be because this Conservative betrayed those
Liberals by winning? Yes it can — and already we can see where this is going for the next four to eight years. Trump
will have no choice but to give as good as he got, and he got it pretty bad from the moment he announced himself a candidate. The
tweet has been Trump's revenge, and it will have to remain so. That's his news media against theirs.
of Ever-Present Coverage May Not Pass Muster With Trump. Since Election Day, Mr. Trump has refused to let
reporters accompany him to the White House, accused the media of inciting protests and tweeted accusations that The New York
Times fabricated stories about his transition. As a candidate, he vilified journalists by name and blacklisted news
outlets that displeased him. So when Mr. Trump ducked out to dinner Tuesday night without informing the
journalists assigned to cover him, it struck White House reporters as a small but significant omen that cordial relations
between the president and his press corps, a hallmark of the West Wing, were under threat.
dig in for long battle against Trump. The national media appear to be digging in for a long fight with
President-elect Trump, and are already issuing stern warnings about how the Trump administration should behave weeks before
Trump officially takes office. A group of press freedom and government transparency groups sent an open letter to Trump
on Wednesday to call on him and his incoming administration to abide by the rules that traditionally govern the press-White
House relationship. "A great America depends on having sunlight on its leaders," said the letter, signed by the heads
of the National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others. "We expect the traditions of
White House press coverage to be upheld whether in Washington or elsewhere."
Obama Spokesman Threatens Trump Over Media Access. In the continuing media saga/melt-down over President-Elect
Donald Trump's audacity to eat a meal in a restaurant with his family we find the following quote from former Obama
administration spokesperson Tommy "Dude" Vietor: [...] What's the media going to do Tommy, stop reporting on
Trump? Ignore Trump?
1, WHCA 0. President [elect] Trump trumped the press last night [11/15/2016], ditching them so he could have a
nice steak with his family and friends (and maybe Ted Cruz). The boo-hoo bears in the media complained. [...] We remember
the 2011 White House Correspondents Association dinner in which the Washington Post invited The Donald, only to laugh at him
as the president of the United States mocked him — live on national television. Who's sorry now?
Nets Fret About Bannon; Gave Catholic-Hating Podesta a Pass. Prior to the election, WikiLeaks produced e-mails
in which Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta and other staffers denigrated conservative Catholics. Clinton aide
Jennifer Palmieri suggested people became conservative Catholics because, "Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they
became evangelicals." Wow. Sociology. Aide John Halpin wrote to Podesta that conservative Catholicism is
"an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender
relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy."
ready for Trump to fail. Five days after Donald Trump was elected the next president, the national media that
misread his popularity are now anticipating his likely failures and shortcomings. And he hasn't even made it into office yet.
New York Times can't improve until it admits bias. The New York Times is so, so very sorry that its
presidential election coverage was so, so very wrong. Please have pity on them, Times publisher Arthur "Pinch"
Sulzberger Jr. begged his paper's readers the other day. "We aim to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of
Times journalism. That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor...," Sulzberger said in a
letter. Tell me, how is the paper going to "rededicate" itself to "honesty" if it can't even admit that it was
dishonest during this past election? The Times' coverage was blatantly slanted against Republican Donald Trump, so much
so, in fact, that even its own Public Editor — who is supposed to be the referee of ethics — slammed
still pushing fake story about Muslim attacked by Trumpsters. CNN is the poster child for media bias and once
again they don't disappoint. [...] This woman claimed that the men drove up, got out and attacked her. That one was
wearing a Trump 'Make America Great Again' cap and they beat her and robbed her, stealing her belongings and hijab. She
also said they hurled racial slurs at her. She didn't realize there were cameras there and that they prove it never
happened. There were no other witnesses and it was labeled the hoax that it was.
Stephanopoulos: Trump Civil Suit Conviction Could Be 'Impeachable'. ABC's George Stephanopoulos raised
the prospect of the impeachment of President-Elect Trump on Thursday's [11/10/2016] Good Morning America, as the
morning show spotlighted the multiple civil lawsuits against the billionaire. The former Clinton administration
communications director underlined that "if he takes the risk of going to trial and he's convicted, that could be seen as an
impeachable offense." ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams corrected Stephanopoulos's faulty take: "You can't impeach someone
for stuff that they did before they became president."
Really? Do you have 'Hundreds' of pictures?
Stelter: 'Hundreds' Of Swastikas, Racist Attacks After Trump Win. In little-noticed remarks Saturday [11/12/2016], "Reliable
Sources" host Brian Stelter Saturday [11/12/2016] parroted data from the Southern Poverty Law Center, claiming that there have been
"hundreds of cases of swastikas, of racist language, of harassment, of in some cases, assaults and bullying across this country"
since Donald Trump was elected.
There Is No Violent
Hate-Crimewave in 'Trump's America'. [W]hile all sorts of horrible incidents are being reported on Twitter and
Facebook... well, anyone can say anything on Twitter and Facebook. The bulk of these stories are "friend of a friend"
told me types. But if men were really going around pulling knives on Muslim women on public buses in Trump's name,
there would at least be local or campus news reports of it. Same, too, for the alleged wave of transgender teen
suicides which keep getting mentioned in media but for which no one can offer any evidence.