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The Road Goes On Forever And The Fake News Never Ends

  • The road goes on forever, and the fake news never ends (with apologies to the great Robert Earl Keen) – After 10,000 texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok  and his lover, Justice Dept. lawyer Lisa Page, were made public, the three national broadcast networks very predictably disgraced themselves with their fake coverage of the matter.  But then, it would have been actual news had they behaved otherwise, and these networks are not in the business of making or covering real news anymore.
  • None of the networks mentioned the two federal employees were engaged in an extra-marital affair, and none mentioned the most disturbing message of all, the one Strzok sent to Page reading, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he [Trump]  gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40…”
  • Wait, what?  The “Andy” to whom they’re referring is obviously FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but what is this “insurance policy” the two apparently discussed with McCabe, a policy that would presumably undermine Trump should he ultimately win the election?  No one at any of the three networks had the curiosity to ask, much less report on that key question.
  • Nor did any of the networks cover the later exchange that begins with Page texting, “maybe you’re meant to stay where you are because you’re meant to protect the country from that menace,” to which Strzok – who apparently thinks he is the FBI’s version of Batman – replies, “I can protect our country at many levels”, presumably referring to whatever secret “insurance policy” had been hatched in the office of Andrew McCabe.
  • All of which probably adds up to the real reason why McCabe suddenly decided to cancel his long-scheduled Tuesday appearance before the House Judiciary Committee at the last minute – he may need time to coordinate with the DNC and the fake media on a set of talking points about this “insurance policy”.
  • But the 20 million or so Americans who for some inexplicable reason still get their “news” from ABC, NBC and CBS all went to bed blissfully unaware of any of this, which, of course, was the networks’ collective goal.
  • Elsewhere, fake host Anderson Cooper and the PR hacks at CNN had to scramble to come up with an explanation for a highly-inflammatory tweet that was sent out from Cooper’s Twitter feed early Wednesday morning.  After President Donald Trump tweeted that “The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right!”, the Cooper account quickly came back with  “Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser.”
  • Cooper then went into panic mode, first tweeting that he  “just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account. i have not sent a tweet in days or replied to any tweets. We are looking into how this happened.”
  • CNN officials, already seeing what little credibility they had remaining – which, let’s face it, wasn’t much – swirling down the Anderson Cooper toilet, later issued an absurd explanation that said that “His assistant inadvertently left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym early this morning, and someone took his phone and sent the tweet.”  Which of course is ridiculously and hilariously false.
  • Either Cooper sent the tweet or his assistant sent it in a fit of pique.  That’s the only rational scenario that would explain this.  But rather than just admit that, apologize for the incident, and move on, CNN wants you to believe that some random guy at the assistant’s “gym” picked up the phone, somehow realized he could shoot a tweet from Cooper’s Twitter account, paged through the news to figure out what he wanted to tweet about, and then sent that inflammatory tweet, all while the assistant was working out or whatever he was doing at his “gym.”
  • The main thing this proves is that whomever it was at CNN that came up with this cock and bull story has no future whatsoever writing scripts for James Bond movies.

Just another day in the fake news never ends America.

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That Time Poor Little Jimmy Was Bullied By Mean Ol’ Sarah

  • Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore got his head handed to him Tuesday, losing the vote to Democrat Doug Jones by more than 21,000 votes in the final count.  Despite that margin, Moore, as of this writing early Wednesday morning, is still refusing to concede victory, telling his supporters they need to let God sort this all out.  Um, Judge, to the extent God cared about what happened in your election, he’s probably already done all the sorting he’s planning to do.  Show just a little grace here, like your Bible teaches you to do.
  • The editorial board for USA Today has obviously decided it wants its fading platform to join the grand pantheon of fake news organizations.  After President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three words) responded to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s call for his resignation with a tweet that says that the Democrat Senator “would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them),” the USA ed board responded with an insane op/ed that accused the President of calling the Senator “a whore.”  No, guys, he called her a politician.  Try to keep up here.
  • The President has quite often made that exact same reference to Democrat politicians – mainly New Yorkers like Chuck Schumer – who, when Trump was a private citizen, used to come to his office and beg for money in return for whatever favors Trump wanted them to do for him.  There is really no mystery at all what the President was saying in that tweet, and, as stellar White House Spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told fake reporter April Ryan at Tuesday’s press briefing, only those with their mind in the gutter would take the tweet to be a sexual reference.  Of course, as we have discovered in the past two months with all the revelations about liberals in politics, entertainment and the fake news media being engaged in rampant sexual abuse at the workplace, having their minds in the gutter is apparently where Democrat politicians and fake reporters live 24 hours a day.
  • Never to be outdone, Senator Fauxcahontas Warren weighed in by issuing a statement accusing the President of “slut-shaming” Senator Gillibrand with his tweet.  This led to the fake Indian from Massachusetts being utterly ridiculed in the social media space by Millennials who understand that being “slut-shamed” means the person who is the target has been engaging in slutty behavior, an accusation to which Sen. Gillibrand just might take offense.  Obviously, Senator Heap Big Running Mouth needs to brush up on her urban slang dictionary before wading into controversies such as this in the future.
  • Speaking of Sarah Huckabee Sanders and fake reporters, the fakest White House Reporter of them all, CNN’s Little Jimmy Acosta, hilariously accused Ms. Sanders of being a mean ol’ bully to him on Tuesday.  When the President came out to make a statement to a limited number of White House reporters at what is called a “pool spray” (wonder if April Ryan thinks that’s some sort of sexual reference, too), Little Jimmy claims Sanders came to him beforehand and warned him that his access to future such “sprays” would be limited if, as is his grandstanding habit, he shouted out a question to the President.  Little Jimmy, who has been desperately trying to get a hosting gig on CNN by making a constant ass of himself at the White House, predictably shouted out his question, then bravely tweeted out “Sorry, Sarah – we will not be intimidated.”
  • Now, none of this would be remotely noteworthy were it not for the reality that reporters are very often told that “sprays” such as this are not open to questions, and that, for the past 8 years, whenever the assembled White House press corps was given that instruction by the Obama spokesman, they wagged their tails and panted like the good little lapdogs they were, and then went out and regurgitated whatever Obama had had to say without further comment.  Little Jimmy was maybe the most obedient lapdog among them, though he had plenty of competition.
  • Let’s also remember that, whenever His Royal Oneness Obama did lower himself to take a few questions from Little Jimmy and his gang, the questions asked by these intrepid fake journalists were things like “How ya doin’ today?”, or “What is the very, very best thing about the job you do?”, or “Why are you just so darn wonderful?”
  • After eight years of that on-the-job failure, for Little Jimmy now to lose all sense of proper decorum at the White House or of his place in the world because the people elected a President he personally hates, and whine about being “bullied” is almost too pathetic for words.  But there, I found them.

Just another day in poor Little Jimmy’s being bullied by mean ol’ Sarah America.

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That Sad Moment When You Realize The FBI Is As Fake As The Fake News Media

  • I want to believe in the FBI.  Hell, who doesn’t?  Who doesn’t want to believe that our nation’s highest federal law enforcement agency is a stand-up deal, that we can trust the agency and its leaders to be honest and do the right thing?  Of course we all hope that is the case.  Which is why it is so distressing this morning to learn that the FBI’s stonewalling of multiple court orders and congressional committees not only continues, but has in fact escalated.
  • Late on Monday, we learned that the Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, had suddenly and without real explanation cancelled his long-scheduled appearance to testify before the House  Intelligence Committee today.  There was no immediate response from anyone on the Committee, but Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted Monday night that “congressional sources” told him that a subpoena would likely be issued to try to compel his appearance.  That’s fairly ironic, since it took a threatened subpoena in early November to convince McCabe to agree to testify in the first place.
  • Pergram further reported that his sources believe McCabe cancelled his appearance due to  a concern that he would be questioned about Justice Department muckety-muck Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who we also learned on Monday worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign.  Ohr, of course, was recently “reassigned”, i.e., marginalized within the DOJ when it was learned that he held meetings with Fusion GPS – the firm that was hired by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC to collude with Russian officials to compile the fake Trump Dossier – throughout the 2016 election campaign.
  • So, because he was “concerned” that he might be forced to answer questions he obviously does not want to answer, McCabe apparently chose what has become FBI standard policy in 2017, which is to join the agency’s ever-growing stonewalling of any testimony or records production that might reveal the truth about what senior officials at the FBI and the DOJ were up to during the 2016 election cycle.
  • A DOJ spokesman is making the rounds of the TV morning shows claiming it’s all just an innocent “scheduling error,” but that’s just another obvious dodge.  How is any American supposed to have confidence in a “law-enforcement” agency whose obvious working policy is to blatantly and repeatedly stonewall efforts by others to discover if laws were violated?  It’s an absurd expectation that will only be complied with by those who have been brainwashed to believe anything their government tells them to believe.
  • Asking Americans to do that is no different than the hilariously absurd comment by Atlantic Editor David Frum on Sunday that “mistakes are precisely the reason people should trust the media…They get partial pieces of the truth. So in the process there are going to be overshoots and undershoots.”
  • Frum’s idiotic remarks would have some level of validity if there were ever any “undershoots.”  But what we see from our fake national news media where President Trump and his Administration is concerned is a constant stream of laughable “overshoots”, false reports that always, without exception, cast a negative light on the President.
  • Think about it:  over the past 2-1/2 years we have seen dozens, if not hundreds, of instances in which a fake reporter from a fake media outlet like the NYTimes, the WaPo, CNN, and NBC rushes to get out a “bombshell” report that is then repeated throughout the entirety of the fake media as “the beginning of the end for Donald Trump”, only to have said the fake media outlet who filed the initial report have to retract or “correct” it because it turned out to be entirely false.  We saw three such instances last week alone, and pretty much no week has gone by during 2017 in which we have not seen at least one example of this pattern taking place.
  • Yet, you would be at great pains to produce a single example over the last 30 months in which the fake news media made, in Frum’s parlance, a “mistake” that was false in a way that worked to the President’s benefit.
  • Here’s a clue for David Frum:  when a long series of events flow in only one direction, those events are not “mistakes”;  rather, they are the norm.
  • When it comes to the FBI or the fake news media, no American can trust them anymore.  The biggest “mistake” anyone can make is to try to defend their institutionalized behavior.

Just another day in fake FBI America.

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Why Does The Fake News Media Keep Lighting Up Trump’s Exploding Cigars?

  • What’s the over/under for how long it will take before Chelsea Handler blames this on President Donald Trump? – After telling a haughty British interviewer that she would not be representing President Trump at the Winter Olympic Games or visit the White House should she win a medal there, skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury at World Cup trials on Saturday.  No doubt, the intrepid fake journalists in our fake news media will find a way to blame this on collusion between Trump and Russia.
  • Ok, so, the whole Democrat/fake media “Russia Collusion” narrative has failed, and there is obviously no case to be made against the President for obstructing justice.  As a result, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the fake media has latched onto going after the President for his personal habits now.  The NYTimes this morning has a hit job today claiming that President Trump watches too much television and drinks too much Diet Coke.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  Who could?
  • Remember that this NYTimes hit job – based entirely on un-named “sources”, of course – comes on the heels of a major media-fed dustup early in the week over whether or not the President eats too much junk food, and eats too fast.
  • Later in the week, sleazy Joe Scarborough obsessed over the fact that the President slurred a few words in his speech announcing the move of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel, claiming – in Joe’s expert opinion as a scumbag TV host – that it was a sign of early dementia.  Scarborough was made to look like a fool (no great task there, of course) when Mr. Trump went out to Pensacola and spoke for an hour without stumbling over a word Friday evening, but that won’t stop Joe from offering more opinions on subjects about which he has no knowledge whatsoever when his program resumes tomorrow morning.
  • Meanwhile, at the end of every week, Politico runs a piece titled “5 Things Trump Did This Week While You Weren’t Looking,” a piece that lists the President’s major policy accomplishments  that took place while the NYTimes was reporting on how many Diet Cokes he consumes and Morning Joe is obsessing over the fact his mouth got dry at the end of a 15 minute speech.
  • Note to all you fake journalists who infest our news media like cockroaches infest the average single-wide trailer house:  Nobody out here in flyover country voted for Donald Trump based on his eating or TV watching habits.  Nobody voted for him because of his high use of language or his diction.  We voted for him because he promised to come into office, get things done, and reverse the anti-American legacy of Barack Obama.  That’s why he won, and that’s exactly what he’s going about doing, very successfully I might add.
  • Seriously, it’s as if President Trump hands the fake news media a great big exploding cigar each and every day, and each and every day, the fake news media just lights it up.  I’m cool with that.

Just another day in fake news media America.

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Fake News, Fake Republicans and Real, Live Snowflakes – Merry Resistmas, America!

  • Now we know why his approval rating in Arizona is 11%. – Hey, remember when Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake used to pretend to be a Republican, just like his fellow Senator, John McCain?  Yeah, those were good times, but they’re over now.  On Tuesday, Flake wrote a check to ultra-liberal Democrat Doug Jones, who is running against the very weird Roy Moore for the senate seat in Alabama.  Embarrassingly, Flake’s check to Jones, which he made sure to trumpet all over the social media space, was for a paltry $100, meaning he’s not only rankly dishonest, he’s also a skinflint.  But hey, liberals are always far more generous giving away other people’s money than contributing their own, right?
  • Hey, all you SJWs, snowflakes and pussy hat wearers, if you lack a tree-topper for your “holiday” tree this year, a mail-order company can supply you one of your favorite “inspiring woman”, so long as your favorite “inspiring woman” is either Beyonce’, Serena Williams or Hillary Clinton!  I swear I don’t make this stuff up: 
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  • Our young people seem to suffer from a severe lack of self-awareness. – The UK Telegraph carried a piece yesterday titled, “Don’t call us snowflakes – it damages our mental health, say young people”.  I kid you not, it’s a serious piece.  Note to young people:  If being called a ‘snowflake’ damages your mental health, that means YOU’RE A DAMN SNOWFLAKE!  How is it possible that that really needed to be said?
  • Tuesday was a big day for fake news news.  Let’s start with ABC News’s announcement that its star fake reporter, Brian Ross, will no longer be allowed to cover stories involving President Trump when he comes back from his 30 day holiday in January.  ABC had also made sure to leak the text of a “memo” written by its News Division President James Goldston, ostensibly lambasting his staff over Ross’s false report from last Friday, which temporarily tanked the stock market.  This is all window dressing, folks – ABC used the same tactic after Ross filed a previous fake report a few years ago, falsely tying a mass shooter to the Tea Party.  Nothing is going to change at ABC – the news fakery will go on unabated.
  • Meanwhile, over at NBC, if you are laboring under the illusion that Matt Lauer’s intra-office sexcapades were some sort of big secret at the Peacock Network, well, think again.  Everyone at NBC – and apparently at every other fake news media outlet – knew everything about Lauer, and many of his colleagues were willing participants and abettors of his behavior.  That’s the only reasonable conclusion one can draw from the report linked here from Fox News, which details the proceedings of a 2008 obscene roasting of Lauer at which everyone assembled in the room laughed uproariously about the fake news host’s debauchery.  I would post out-takes from it, but the Campaign Update draws the line at repeating jokes about anal sex.  In any event, if you’re thinking that NBC’s convenient jettisoning of Lauer – which will save the network $27 million annually – means the culture there will change, you should probably disabuse yourself of that silly notion.  No word if Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin had seats at the head table, but it does seem likely.
  • Hey, remember when real journalists would always require at least two corroborating sources before running with a big news story?  Yeah, those times are dead. – The normally fairly reliable Bloomberg ran with a report mid-day on Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank demanding it turn over client records related to its relationship with President Trump.  Within a few hours, Trump’s legal team had completely debunked the story, and one can only wonder  what the motive was for running with it in the first place, given that Bloomberg cited only a single, naturally unidentified source for the information.
  • But hey, faking the news is a highly-competitive business, and if Bloomberg’s gonna play with the big boys at the NYTimes and the WaPo, inconvenient things like real journalistic practices and editorial control have to be tossed out the proverbial window, right?  Right.

Just another day in fakety fakey fake news media America.

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Keith Olbermann Loses Another Gig, All Is Right With The World

  • Sen. Al Franken kicked off an apology tour on Monday with a press conference in which he said he will “learn from” his “mistakes”, mistakes that he claims to not remember making.  Not sure how that will really work, but hey, he’s a member of congress, so those were just talking points written by someone else, so…
  • He’s had a sudden change of heart.  Very, very sudden. – Don’t look now, but there’s a new write-in candidate in the Alabama senate race, a guy named Lee Busby.  Mr. Busby, a retired Marine Colonel for whose service we should all be thankful, claims to be an “establishment conservative”.  He’s so “conservative”, in fact, that he was recently spotted at a fundraiser for…wait for it…oh, you gotta wait for this one…extreme liberal Democrat candidate DOUG JONES!  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.  Who could?
  • “Pocahontas” is her first name.  Her middle name is “Hypocrite”. – After President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those words) referred to her as “Pocahontas” at a White House event honoring WWII-era Navajo Code Talkers, Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the President of uttering a “racial slur.”  At this point it is instructive to note that Sen. Warren spent most of her adult life falsely pretending to be a Native American in order to secure high-paying teaching jobs at Ivy League institutions.
  • All that tut-tutting and harrrrummmphing you heard yesterday was emanating from the halls of CNN and the NYTimes. – The President had a very busy day trolling leftwingers on Monday, issuing the following Tweet before the Code Talker event:  “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”  Never.  Stop.  Tweeting.  PLEASE.
  • Where have we heard this record before? – Lunatic left-wing commentator, or something, Keith Olbermann, used the whole dustup between the President and Sen. Running-Off-At-The-Mouth as his smokescreen for “ending all political commentary in all venues.”  In other words, Olbermann, who has been fired so many times by so many media outlets it’s hard to count, was most likely fired by his only current outlet, the dying GQ Magazine, where he has been delivering amateurishly-recorded anti-Trump tirades from a set that looks like it was built by my pre-school aged grand-daughter for the last year or so.
  • In a farewell Tweet (we must assume he’s also giving up his Twitter account, since that technically counts as an “outlet” for his unhinged “commentaries”), the former bad sports newsreader for the also-dying ESPN had this to say:   “After “Pocahontas,” Trump’s an ex-president waiting to happen – imminently. So this will be the last episode of . If you’re a political account and I unfollow you it ain’t personal. And I recommend everybody follow @ddale8“.  Don’t ask me who @ddale8 is, because I have no idea and do.  not.  care.
  • In his ostensibly ‘final’ video, the nutjob told his half-dozen loyal fans that, “I’m especially proud to have done these [187] videos for free and for charity but, frankly, I have not enjoyed one minute of it…it has been unadulterated pain and revulsion and horror.”  Think about that:  This guy is such a clown he just got removed from an unpaid job by a publication that is literally dying to attract attention, any kind of attention at all.
  • As for the “unadulterated pain and revulsion and horror,” that is obviously how most Americans react to pretty much anything Mr. Olbermann has ever had to say in those 187 unpaid “commentaries.”  Which is why, as of today, the guy who couldn’t keep a job at Fox Sports, couldn’t keep a job at ESPN, couldn’t keep a job at MSNBC, couldn’t keep a job at something called Current News and couldn’t keep a job at ESPN2, now can’t even keep an unpaid gig with a dying publication that is obviously willing to host literally anything that is anti-Trump on its website.
  • Hey Keith, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. – Signed, America.

Just another day in Keith Olbermann is unemployed yet again America.

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Saturday Scattershooting While Wondering Whatever Happened To That Delightful Jill Stein?

Today’s Campaign Update

  • Funniest Story of the Week – This is a little off the beaten path for the Campaign Update, but it’s too awesome to ignore.  Turns out that trying to stage a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in China is a little more challenging than organizers had originally hoped.  Tone deaf singer Katy Perry was scheduled to perform at the event, but was unable to obtain a visa when Chinese officials were informed that, during a 2015 concert in Taipei, Ms. Perry wore a dress adorned with great big sunflowers.  Given that the sunflower has been adopted as a symbol by anti-government rebels, the government has decided that Ms. Perry is now persona non grata.  #Irony
  • California Dreamin’, er, nightmare – Public officials in California continue to get caught abusing their constituents, but somehow the situation out there just keeps getting worse.  The Desert Sun reports that two towns, Coachella and Indio, in a money-raising scheme, partnered with the law firm of Silver and Wright to prosecute their citizens for warrants outstanding on minor crimes.  The deal with the shysters provided that, not only would the offending citizen be on the hook for the fines related to their violations, they would also get billed for massive legal fees charged by the law firm.  Thus, one guy who owed a $900 fine for expanding his living room without a permit got hit with legal bills for $26,000. When he appealed, the legal bill went up to $42,000.  In Texas, city leaders who tried a scam like this one would soon have their butts severely kicked.  In California, they’ll probably all get re-elected.
  • ESPN Continues Its Assault On Middle America – Long-time ESPN host Scott Van Pelt proved this week that the folks at ESPN don’t care if anyone outside of the social justice warrior community watches their programming or not, having this to say about ordinary Americans who get upset about all the leftwing political commentary that continues to infest the dying network’s programming:

    “If you truly wanna boycott the NFL and you wanna boycott ESPN, the notion that some guy sitting out there, or gal, and they decide, ‘you know what, I’m gonna cut my entire cable package because ESPN gave an award on a made-up show in July because there’s no sports, to a woman who used to be a man, so I’m now not gonna have any cable TV at all and I’m gonna sit around at night and read books by candlelight like olden times because of that,’ that’s not happening. And if you did that, than you’re so dumb that I can’t even pray for you because you’re beyond hope.”  Alrighty then.

  • Someone Give Ted Lieu a Pacifier, Quick! – Terminally insipid California Democrat Cong. Ted Lieu tossed a fit on CNN Friday evening after Attorney General Jeff Sessions made some pretty funny opening remarks at a speech before the Federalist Society in Washington.  Sessions, mocking the Democrats’ unending Russia collusion fantasy play, started his speech by facetiously asking, “Is Ambassador Kislyak in the room?” Sessions asked the crowd. “Before I get started here. Any Russians? Anybody been to Russia? Got a cousin in Russia or something?”  Funny stuff, given the idiocy the AG has had to endure from Democrat sleazebags this year over a meeting he had fifteen months ago with the Russian Ambassador while still a Senator.
  • But Ted Lieu, who is never amused, was predictably not amused.  “Jeff Sessions still doesn’t get it,” Lieu told CNN’s fake host Wolf Blitzer, “He is not in trouble because he happened to be in places where there were Russians.”  Lieu of course ignores the fact that his Democrat colleagues on several congressional committees have tried to make a huge deal of the fact that, last November, Sessions did happen to be at the same reception as the Russian Ambassador.   But, to paraphrase the great Forrest Gump, Ted Lieu is as Ted Lieu does.  And that’s all I got to say about that.
  • One must be careful how one criticizes anything having to do with the Clintons if one wishes to remain healthy – Campaign workers on both the Bernie Sander and Hillary Clinton campaigns claimed on Friday they were sexually harassed by campaign officials, and were disillusioned with the fact that neither campaign appropriately addressed their situations.  But, the Clinton campaign worker, obviously in fear for her safety, hastily adds, “When I criticize the Hillary campaign, I am not criticizing her.”  Good catch there.  You should be ok, for now.

Just another day in leftwing lunacy America.

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What A Sad Existence It Must Be To Fake The News For CNN And The NYTimes

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Actor Keven Spacey, who has apparently had a habit of preying on young boys over the last 30-plus years, played the traditional “I’m sick” card yesterday, checking into the very same rehab facility used by Harvey Weinstein.  Weinstein managed to last a whole week before he just couldn’t take anymore curing and decided to declare himself “cured” and fly the coop.  Of course, Spacey is an actor, not a mere producer like Weinstein, so we can expect Spacey to keep up this facade of seeking help for quite a bit longer, because that’s what actors who prey on children do.
  • We can always hope. – The Hollywood Reporter runs a piece this morning by some guy named Stephen Galloway titled “Harassment, Scandal and the Media: Is a Hollywood Witch Hunt Brewing?” My reaction to that is dang, let’s hope so, since there sure do seem to be a lot of witches running around Hollywood, assaulting women and little boys.
  • The writer’s big concern is that, golly, the bad ol’ fake news media – a news media that had huddled happily in Tinseltown’s hip pocket for the last century – might not exercise proper care and will start airing accusations at all those innocent people as well as the guilty.  Obviously this guy hasn’t heard that the New York Times actually had the goods on Weinstein in 2004, and chose to sit on the story rather than upset its advertising revenue, or that Ronan Farrow was turned down with his own story on Weinstein by NBC before finding a home for it elsewhere.  Or that fake news media icon Barbara Walters viciously attacked Corey Feldman when he appeared on The View in 2013 to talk about his and the late Corey Haim’s experience with Hollywood’s pedophile mafia.
  • To this point, the fake news media has been far more interested in covering up for Hollywood’s monsters than in carelessly pointing fingers at anyone who is innocent.  And let’s be honest, the same is true of all those actors, directors and producers who have piously lined up to claim “I didn’t know” after having worked closely with Weinstein, Spacey and other monsters for the last 30 years.  They were all more than happy to hide the monsters in their midst as long as the monsters might benefit their careers in some way.
  • This….is CNN. – The fake reporters and editors and hosts at CNN are so anxious to portray President Donald Trump as an incompetent boob that they resorted on Monday to intentionally editing a video of him feeding Koi fish with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a way to fasely portray him as breaking protocol.  The video, as edited, shows the President following the Prime Minister’s lead in spooning food from a box into the Koi pond, and then shows Mr. Trump pouring the remainder of the food from the box, as CNN’s commentators claim he just got tired of spooning the food.  The unedited video, of course, shows that the President was simply following the Prime Minister’s lead in emptying the box after a few spoonfuls had gone into the pond.
  • How sad an existence must it be to get up out of bed every morning believing that it is your job as an employee of CNN to intentionally mislead the American public?  Sad!
  • Wait, what? – Speaking of sad existences, Brett Stephens, the NYTimes’ latest fake conservative op/ed mascot, told the nitwits who host “Morning Joe” on Monday that conservatives can’t cite a “single instance” of anyone “us[ing] their guns to protect their liberties.”  This statement ironically came less than 24 hours after someone using his guns protected not only his, but a bunch of other peoples’ civil liberties by shutting down the leftist Antifa disciple who was wantonly killing people in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
  • It is not surprising that Mr. Stephens is not aware of that element of the story – he does work for the NYTimes, after all – or that he is unaware of the literally thousands of instances of armed citizens protecting their homes, families and civil liberties from assault by thugs that take place each year around the country.  Nor is it surprising that no one on the Morning Joe lineup of lunatics had the presence of mind to correct him, since they’re all locked in the NYTimes fake news bubble themselves.  The only surprising thing about any of this really is that the NYTimes’ editors still feel the need to hire liberal idiots to pretend to be “conservative” writers on the fake newspaper’s op/ed pages.  Why continue a facade that no one believes?
  • Oh, wait – that literally describes the daily modus operandi of our country’s entire national news media.  Nevermind.

Just another day in shamelessly Fake News Media America.

That is all.

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How To Keep Up With Trump Change, i.e., Why Whatfinger > Drudge

Today’s Campaign Update 

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • I get a lot of questions from readers and friends, but here’s one I get frequently:  How do you keep up with everything that’s going on these days?  That question is almost inevitably followed with, How do you decide what to write about each day?
  • These are great questions, because there is no doubt that the news – both real news being generated by public policy, world events and the incredible pace of radical change being implemented by the Trump Presidency, and fake news being generated by myriad false narratives coming from the Democrats and their agents in the fake news media – moves at a rapid pace, a far faster pace than we have ever experienced before.  I think some readers think there is some sort of magic involved here, but in reality, it’s just a matter of getting up early and using the right tools.
  • I get up at 5:00 every weekday morning – I try to sleep in until 6:00 on weekends – and start my process of scanning the news.  I turn on the TV, and keep it mainly on “Fox and Friends,” not necessarily because I enjoy it all that much, but mainly because I find the morning programs on CNN and MSNBC to be pretty much unwatchable at this point.  Joe and Mika are just a couple of TMZ wannabes these days, and the hosts on CNN are two of the most singularly dimwitted people I’ve ever seen in my entire life.  Expecting to obtain any real, honest information out of any of these people is the errand of a fool, and I’m too old to spend any time running that kind of errand anymore.  Sorry.
  • But in reality, I’m a reader, and I get most of my news input online, and the vast majority of that is initiated from just a couple of places:  Twitter, and my favorite news aggregation site, Whatfinger.com.
  • I started using Twitter back in 2011 after a very smart person who I highly respect told me she that was where gets pretty much all of her news.  Prior to that, I had considered Twitter to be a toy and a waste of time, but I figured hey, if she’s using it maybe I need to give it a shot, too.  So I established an account and was immediately hooked.  Twitter has a lot of drawbacks, not least of which is that people tend to lose their social filters on social media, but when managed correctly through the use of lists and muting and/or blocking of annoying riff-raff, becomes a valuable tool for quickly getting up to speed.
  • Where news aggregation is concerned, most people immediately default to the Drudge Report, and I did that too, until about a year ago.  I can’t remember how or why I first became aware of Whatfinger.com, but I imagine I just stumbled across it during one of my morning news feeding frenzies.  I know it was in the final days prior to the election because I remember how glad I felt to come across it at such an intense time.
  • Don’t get me wrong here:  Drudge is still great, and everyone should be eternally grateful to Matt Drudge, because in the mid-90s he, along with Fox News, permanently destroyed the ability of the Democrats and their agents in the fake news media to completely control the narrative, tenor and slant on the news we all consume each day.
  • But in our new world, where the big story changes multiple times almost every day, Whatfinger is just better.  The first reason for this is just the volume of the content.  I’m a guy who never, never ever goes beyond the landing page of any aggregation site or Google search.  Don’t have time for it, seldom find anything useful or current beyond Page 1.  On its landing page, Whatfinger always links to at least three times as many current, relevant stories as you will find on the Drudge Report, and they appear to be updated on pretty much an hourly basis.
  • The second reason is organization.  The Drudge model is just to throw links to about a hundred stories or so up onto his landing page in a pretty much random order.  Whatfinger groups its stories into a series of specific categories.  If you want opinion columns, here’s the section.  If you want videos, they’re over here.  Breaking news is at the top.  Fake news from CNN and MSNBC is even organized into its own convenient grouping for all the gluttons for punishment who access Whatfinger.  A real time-saver.
  • The third reason is curation.  Again, Drudge is almost purely a collection of links described with the story’s headline.  Whatfinger not only gives you the headline, on its breaking news and many other current stories, its editors also provide a brief description of the story’s content, including its hilarious “Barf Alert” warning on stories that are particularly idiotic and/or slanted.  Again, this saves time, and time is extremely valuable when you’re trying to put out a relevant 800-word piece by 7:00 each weekday morning, a little later on weekends.
  • Keeping up with this incredibly rapid pace of change requires identifying and using the best tools.  I use several, but if you’re a reader like me, there is no better, more useful tool out there right now than Whatfinger.com.  Trust me.

Just another day in Keeping Up With The News in Trump’s Rapidly Changing America.

That is all.

 

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