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Fake News CNN In Full Meltdown Thanks To James O’Keefe

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

CNN found itself in full meltdown mode on Tuesday over its latest in a long line of fake news embarrassments, and a James O’Keefe “Project Veritas” video of one of its producers admitting the network fakes the news for ratings.  O’Keefe promises more videos are yet to come.

  • Despite the public pronouncements of CEO Jeff Zucker, all is not well at CNN, the fakest news outlet in the fake news universe.  Despite Mr. Zucker’s Monday claim that his network is “more trusted than ever”, the cable channel’s ratings are in full tank mode vs. its main competitors at Fox and MSNBC in ratings released on Monday.  CNN has just one daily program among the top 20 in that mix, and it comes in at #20.  It’s key to remember that those ratings reflect viewership for the week before CNN was forced to pull down and apologize for a fake story alleging collusion between a Trump advisor and Russia, and before Project Veritas released its video showing a senior producer at CNN admitting that the channel fakes the news in a quest for…wait for it…higher ratings!  Hey, Jeff, it isn’t working, dude.
  • Making matters worse for Zucker, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders went off on CNN in her daily press briefing, calling the network and other outlets who have been faking the news over the last year “a disgrace to journalism”, among other things.  When a gum-chomping reporter for Playboy Magazine interrupted her answer to a question, she called his behavior “outrageous”. Which it was.  You go, girl!
  • But it gets even worse for the beleaguered Mr. Zucker.  O’Keefe announced on Twitter yesterday that he has not just one, but several more, even more revealing videos of CNN employees caught in rare moments of honesty, and he plans to trickle them out into the public domain in coming days, perhaps starting today.  Quick, somebody get me some popcorn!!!!
  • So what does it all mean?  Well, the travails at CNN are just one of many indicators out there right now that the worm has begun to turn in the Trump Administration’s favor.  If you look at those TV ratings, you see Fox News, after two months running in second place to MSNBC as the public began to think there might actually be something real in the whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy play invented by the Democrats and promoted by the fake news media, now back firmly in first place, where it had dominated for more than a decade.  You also have the late night TV ratings that were released on Tuesday in which Jimmy Fallon is suddenly besting the execrable, Trump-bashing Stephen Colbert, ending a two-month losing streak.  Then you have rank and file Democrats, in the wake of the humiliating loss by Pajama Boy in GA HD 6 last week, pounding on San Fran Nan, Chuck Schumer and the rest of their leadership to stop even talking about the Russia Collusion fantasy and start talking about real issues that people actually give a damn about.
  • All of these things and many more are indicators that the public has by and large realized that the Russia story is nothing but a huge hoax – as Ms. Sanders described it yesterday – and has grown so weary of hearing about it that they are starting to abandon support for any media outlet or Democrat who continues to focus on it.
  • Then you have Bob Mueller, who has done his former credibility enormous harm by going out and hiring a procession of Clinton-and-Obama-supporting lawyers to form up his team of “investigators”.  He has so tainted his own investigation at this point that even some Democrat members of congress and leftist talking heads have begun to express concern about it.  Unless he makes some additional hires that indicate he is at least trying to form up a balanced team, no one is going to take anything he finds seriously at the end of the day.
  • Finally, you have the fact that suddenly, it’s not just Trump and his people who find themselves the subject of congressional, FBI and Justice Department investigations. Over the last couple of weeks, the headlines have been sprinkled with announcements that investigators are now targeting Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, John Podesta, Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane, Congressman John Conyers, even FBI interim Director Andrew McCabe, an Obama loyalist holdover.  You can expect the list of Democrats under investigation to grow substantially in coming weeks, especially as the investigations into Obama-era abuse of intelligence information get fully underway.
  • All of which places Zucker and CNN in even more of a bind, since they have so firmly established themselves as the propaganda arm of the national Democrat Party.  Would it surprise anyone if we soon discover that CNN, the network whose employee was caught passing debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance, was also coordinating talking points and coverage with elements of the Democrat Party?  If you’re honest, the answer to that question is a firm “no.”  And that one-word answer perfectly encapsulates why CNN finds itself in full meltdown mode today.
  • Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people.

Just another day in melting-down CNN America.

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CNN is Having a Bad Week; The Trump Administration Should Make it Worse

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Two fake reporters and a fake editor resigned from CNN on Monday amid the fallout from the #fakenews network’s having to retract and apologize for yet another fake story on what it likes to call “RussiaGate”.  Interestingly, one of the fake reporters, a guy named Eric Lichtbau, had recently come to CNN from the equally fake NYTimes.  Apparently, infesting the already fake CNN with the “standards” of the NYTimes only served to compound fakery on top of fakery.  But don’t worry about CNN – journalism schools turn out thousands of great fake journalists every semester, so they’ll be able to just plug three more news fakers in and keep their fake news operation running like a finely-tuned fake machine.
  • In case you hadn’t noticed (and most normal Americans haven’t), the White House has taken to holding most of its press briefings off-camera in recent weeks.  This has set CNN’s prissy White House fake reporter, Jim Acosta, off on a series of on-air rants with several of CNN’s fake news hosts.  Over the past week, Mr. Acosta has called White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer “worthless”, accused the White House of suppressing the news, and of “black-balling” him and his fake news network.  Yesterday, after he had repeatedly heckled Spicer during the daily press briefing, Acosta found his seat moved to the back row at President Trump’s even with the Prime Minister of India later in the day.
  • All of this brings to my mind the question of why the White House continues to allow Mr. Acosta and his fellow fake journalists at CNN access to the White House at all?  In the wake of the recent Harvard study that found that CNN’s fake reporting on the Trump Administration is 93% hostile, it is more blatantly obvious than ever that Mr. Acosta and his CNN colleagues are nothing more than Democrat operatives with press credentials.  CNN is, after all, the same network that fed debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance during the campaign.  If you are going to allow CNN to ask questions at daily press briefings, you might as well invite the DNC over to do the same.
  • I’ve written this before, but it bears repeating:  The President of the United States and his press people have an obligation to tell the truth to the American people, and keep them informed on what the Administration is doing.  It is up to the Administration to decide how it will meet this obligation.  No POTUS has any obligation whatsoever to legitimize any specific news outlet by granting it press credentials and access to the White House.  When any news outlet makes a conscious decision to abandon all journalistic ethics and become nothing more than a propaganda arm for the opposition political party – which is exactly what CNN has done – then the POTUS has no reason or obligation to allow it continued access to the White House or any executive branch department of the government.
  • CNN, the major TV networks, the NYTimes and the WaPo all continue to engage in their anti-journalistic practices for the simple reason that, to this point in time, they have had no accountability or consequences for doing so.  The Trump Administration could change all of that by revoking the press passes of Mr. Acosta and everyone else from CNN, as Newt Gingrich has been advocating it do in recent weeks.  It is long past time for these bad actors to face some consequences for their bad acts.
  • Tired of winning yet? – Meanwhile, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court allowed most of the Trump Administration’s long-proposed travel ban on seven Muslim terrorist-supporting nations (as identified by the Obama Administration) to go into effect.  In allowing the ban to go into effect, the 9 justices first had to conclude that, when they formally hear the case in the Fall, the Administration is very likely to prevail on the constitutional issue at hand, i.e., whether the current POTUS has the express authority to limit immigration any way he sees fit, as every other POTUS has had.  If you marvel that there is even any question about this power, understand that it is only a question in the perverted minds of the Obama-appointed federal judges whose anti-constitutional lower court decisions in this case couldn’t even pass the laugh tests of the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.
  • The hilarious part about all of this is that the Administration’s proposed “ban” is really a proposal for a 90-day “pause” in immigration from the countries in question, and more than 180 days have now passed since it was initially proposed.  In addition, more than 90 days will pass before the Supreme Court will even hear oral arguments in the case, since the Court does not reconvene until October.  Thus, by the time the constitutional vagaries in this case have been fully adjudicated, the point will be moot. Welcome to the wonderful world of American jurisprudence.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

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CNN Slathers More Lipstick On Its Fakenews Pig

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • The breathless headline at Buzzfeed this morning reads “CNN Is Imposing Strict New Rules On Its Russia Coverage”.  Wow.  “Strict new rules,” huh?  What must those be?  Well, if you read the actual story itself – which we know that most of Buzzfeed’s short attention-span browsers won’t, you find that these “strict new rules” involve CNN’s fake journalists having to – gasp! – check with a couple of editors before rushing their unsourced fake stories to the CNN fakenews website.  What this tell us, if you understand what’s happening here, is that, prior to the issuance of this memo, CNN’s fake journalists could just toss stuff up there without having to check with an editor.  Given that the memo was issued after CNN was revealed yet again has having posted an utterly false hatchet job on a former Trump campaign operative, it should come as no surprise that CNN has to this point been exercising literally no journalistic process at all.
  • But now they are, right?  Well, no.  The thing to understand about this much-ballyhooed memo is that it targets only CNN’s fake journalists who post website stories.  It does not impact CNN’s even faker reporters, anchors and talking heads to infest the fake news network’s television coverage.  Those people are still free to toss out any slander, libel or fairy tale they want to toss while on the air.  So, despite Buzzfeed’s blaring headline, it turns out these “strict new rules” are just CNN’s way of slathering a bunch more lipstick on its #fakenews pig.
  • But hey, CNN is far from the only TV network dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of fake news.  Take NBC’s Chuck Todd as a great example.  Mr. Todd, on his Meet the Press Sunday morning program, interviewed Communist Senator Bernie Sanders for eight full minutes without asking him a single question about why he and his wife find themselves under investigation by the FBI.  This “oversight” by Mr. Todd extends the stonewall of this story by his entire network, which has to this point failed to spend a single second of air time informing its viewers of the Commie’s legal dilemma.
  • But hey, it’s not just CNN and NBC:  CBS and ABC have also joined NBC in stonewalling the Sanders story.  See, FBI investigations are only “news” to the fake news networks when they target Republicans.
  • But back to CNN:  the greatest part of this entire episode is that CNN fake reporter Brian Stelter had to admit in his newsletter on Sunday that CNN’s editors are refusing comment on the matter, even to CNN’s own fake reporters!  That, folks, is 100% priceless right there.
  • Tired of Winning Yet?:  Variety’s Sonya Saraiya reports in her weekend column that, after just 3 weeks on the air at her new home of NBC, Megyn Kelly’s “star is dimmer than ever.”  Ms. Saraiya continues:  “Kelly is didactic without being trustworthy; patronizing without being impressive. Her voiceover suggests doom without really proving it; there’s a scare-mongering side to her reportage. And, most importantly: She’s alienated everyone.”  Ouch.  Of course, Ms. Kelly’s planned morning program does not debut to September, so she hasn’t had a chance to alienate NBC’s morning viewers just yet.  But she will; oh yes, she will.

Just one more day in #fakenews media America.

That is all.

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Jake Tapper Doesn’t Even Know When He’s Been Trump-Trolled

President Trump just announced he does not have any tapes of his conversations with James Comey. Jake Tapper, obviously confused, gets on Twitter, re-tweets the Tweet in which Trump had warned Comey he’d better hope there are no tapes, and says this:

“This is the tweet that started this whole thing. Followed by more than a month of WH refusals to confirm or deny he made tapes. Why?”

These fake journalists are so dim-witted they can’t even figure out when they’ve been trolled by the President of the United States. Epic.

 

 

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All This Winning Never, Never, Ever Gets Old

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Tired of winning yet?:  There were lots of long faces at CNN last night.  They and the rest of the fake national news media spent the last two months telling all of us that the Georgia House District 6 race, in which their fake polls showed Democrat Pajama Boy leading Republican Karen Handel, would become “a referendum on President Donald Trump”, who won the traditionally Republican district by just 2% of the vote last November.  Ms. Handel, of course, won last night’s election easily, as all the polls that just a week ago predicted an easy win for Pajama Boy were proved wrong yet again.  The final vote count shows that Ms. Handel in fact won by a healthy 4% margin despite having been outspent by 4 to 1, so if this election was a referendum on the President’s performance in office thus far, the referendum’s verdict is that he’s doing pretty well.  Don’t expect the fake reporters and talking heads in the fake news media to concede that obvious reality.
  • Instead, expect them to pretend that Handel “ran away from Trump and his agenda”, even though she spent most of her campaign boasting about her plans to repeal and replace Obamacare and cut taxes.  We will no doubt also see them all in unison start saying that the upcoming Virginia governor’s race is the “real” referendum on Trump, even though 3 of the last 4 governors in that state have been Democrats.  And finally, expect them all to drop the subject in unison late this morning, and shift the focus back to the Democrats’ Russia collusion and obstruction fantasy plays, because that’s what losers do when they lose, and America has no bigger class of losers today than the Democrat Party and the fake national news media.
  • We have now had five special elections to replace GOP members of congress who were tapped to serve in the Trump Administration over the last few months, and the Democrats, despite pouring gigantic amounts of George Soros and Hollywood money into four of them (they pretty much ignored last night’s election in South Carolina), and despite the best efforts of their agents in the fake news media to dummy up fake polls and actively campaign for the Democrat candidates in each race, now stand with 0 wins and 5 losses.
  • But hey, they do have 4 “moral victories”, in which they came fairly, kinda sorta close to winning.  As I posted on Facebook last night, if the Democrats can just raise 87 billion dollars from Soros and their crowd of low IQ Hollywood dupes for the 2018 mid-terms, they will finish with 76 moral victories and 0 actual wins.  In focusing on moral victories as a justification to keep doing what they’ve been doing over and over and over again, the Democrats have become the political version of the Cleveland Browns.
  • Any political party made up of thoughtful, fairly honest people would take this moment to engage in a little serious introspection to try to genuinely figure out what it is doing wrong, and devise a plan to change directions in an effort to start actually winning elections somewhere, anywhere, again.  But the Democrat Party today is dominated pretty much entirely of nasty, dishonest, thoughtless thugs who are utterly incapable of engaging in the sort of serious self-analysis and change that would be required to put it back onto a winning path.  So we should expect them and their press agents in the fake news media to simply double down on what they call “The Resistance”, continue to simply oppose everything the Republicans try to do for the sake of opposing, and continue to encourage rioting in the streets and violence against their political opposition.
  • Sadly, the leadership of the Democrat Party today appears to be far more interested in starting a civil war – seriously – than in finding a way to start winning elections again.   Their complete lack of anything resembling contrition and responsibility-assumption following last week’s shooting of the House Majority Whip and four others by a lunatic Bernie Sanders campaign worker is just the latest in a long line of indicators of this new reality.  Considering that they continue as a group to allow their tactics to be funded and dominated by an evil old Hungarian Nazi, this really should not come as a surprise to anyone.
  • Today is a day for Republicans to celebrate a real victory, yet again.  That never gets old.  But this day, and every day, is also a day for vigilance, so long as the Democrats continue to do literally nothing to curb the worst impulses in their increasingly unhinged voter base.

Just another day in Winning Never Gets Old America.

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John McCain Puts the R-I-N-O in RINO

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • He puts the R-I-N-O in RINO.:  In news you won’t see in the fake mainstream media, the Daily Caller reports that John McCain’s foundation – which he created out of $9 million in un-spent campaign funds from his failed, half-hearted presidential run in 2008 – is taking gobs of money from the likes of George Soros, former Clinton bag-man Doug Band, and Teneo, a group that shops both Clintons around for lucrative “speaking” engagements.   McCain’s status as the Senator From the News Media insulates him from any fears that these grimy connections will be revealed to the audiences of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the WaPo or the NYTimes.
  • Voter fraud?  What voter fraud?:  A new report from the New Jersey-based research group Just Facts finds that as many as 5.7 million illegal votes were cast in the 2008 election that elevated Barack Obama to the presidency.  Given that Mr. Obama actively encouraged illegal aliens to vote in U.S. elections throughout his political career, this finding should come as no surprise.  The study also found that as many as 3.6 million illegal votes were cast during the 2012 presidential election, in which Mr. Obama was re-elected.  We can count on the fake mainstream news media to uniformly embargo any reporting on this study, since it reflects negatively on their idol.
  • Speaking of the fake news media, reporters covering today’s election for the House District 6 seat in Georgia whined yesterday that they were not allowed into events held by both candidates in the race.  We can file this one under Fake Media Problems No Normal Person Cares About.
  • And speaking of whining reporter problems, CNN’s Jim Acosta whined most of day on air yesterday about how mean ol’ Sean Spicer isn’t doing a televised press briefing every day, and isn’t any longer willing to answer the same question posed to him 12 times by 12 different fake reporters during the off-camera briefings he has been providing.  Mr. Acosta appears to believe that the White House is his personal playground, and that fake reporters who are nothing more than agents for the opposition party have a constitutional right to wander the halls there all day long.  Frankly, given the hyper-partisan behavior by CNN in particular, and most other fake news media outlets, I find it absurd that any of them are still allowed into the White House and presidential events at this point.  When you choose to behave like an enemy of the state, you need to be treated as an enemy of the state.
  • Tired of winning yet?  Part I:  Megyn Kelly’s much-hyped interview with conspiracy theorist radio personality Alex Jones finished a distant third in its time slot Sunday evening, behind “60 Minutes” and a re-run of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”  At this point it is looking like Ms. Kelly might have a very bright future hosting some future TV talent show.  She’s just not cut out for her current gig, and as NBC is painfully finding out, the public just doesn’t consider her to be much of a big deal at all.
  • Tired of winning yet?  Part II:  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that he was cutting of funding for gym memberships for senior EPA officials, because the program – implemented, of course, during the Obama years – was costing the taxpayers $1 million per year.  Proving that this administration firmly believes that the only thing worse than an EPA bureaucrat is a healthy EPA bureaucrat.

Just another day in whiny, fake news media America.

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Why Are Liberals Openly Advocating The Assassination Of A U.S. President?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Why are liberals openly advocating the assassination of a U.S. President?:  New York City’s “Shakespeare In The Park” troupe had a very bad day on Monday, in the wake of the premier of its production of “Julius Caesar”, which portrays the assassination of a central figure who looks an awful lot like President Donald Trump.  The inevitable controversy over the play has now resulted in several of the troupe’s major sponsors cancelling their support, including Delta Airlines, Bank of America, and later in the day, American Express.  Naturally, Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, which has been dog-whistling in favor of assassinating the President since shortly after he announced his candidacy for the office, announced it sees no problem in continuing its own sponsorship of the troupe.  CNN’s own fake journalist, noted plagiarist Fareed Zakaria, described the production on Twitter as “brilliantly interpreted”, and a “masterpiece.”  He will no doubt get a raise.
  • This “Julius Caesar” production is just the latest in a long line of media/liberal assassination endorsements, following close on the heels of Kathy Griffin’s posing with a mock-up of the President’s severed head, the Snoop Dogg video in which he simulates shooting the President, and the multiple ‘Trump is a monster and who wouldn’t want to kill a monster’ dog-whistles issued daily by the fake journalists and pro-assassination contributors on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and MSNBC.
  • One would think that liberals/progressives/socialists/communists in America, most of whom pledge allegiance to the political party that was home to the last assassinated U.S. president, John F. Kennedy, might think twice before so openly advocating for the killing of another POTUS.  After all, liberals in 1963 and since love to blame that assassination on the “climate of hate” around Mr. Kennedy as a result of all the negative rhetoric pointed in his direction from conservative and business interests of the time.  Yet, these same people now go out of their way to justify the climate of hate they and their friends in the fake news media and entertainment industry have created around President Trump.  But then, that would assume that liberals/progressives/socialists/communists actually do engage in some sort of logical, rational thought process, which is of course not the case.
  • In the end, those on the political left and their media agents are creating a justification for violence against President Trump in the exact same way that radical Muslim clerics create a justification for violence among their followers. This is a very, very dangerous and un-American game they are playing.
  • If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention, Part I.:  Speaking of liberals playing dangerous games, remember when the liberals who infest the EPA turned an entire river in Colorado and New Mexico yellow, when they accidentally caused the collapse of a pile of tailings from a coal mine?  Yeah…  Anyway, the Associated Press reports that, according to the EPA’s Inspector General’s office, the agency actually had no rules whatsover governing the conduct of its own employees when they inspect such mines.  If true, this would be literally the only aspect of our entire society over which the EPA had failed to develop rules.  But then, liberals always – ALWAYS – look to exempt themselves from the rules they wish to impose on everyone else.
  • If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention, Part II.:  Hey, guess what Lifezette reported yesterday?  If you guessed that Special Counsel and long-time James Comey crony Robert Mueller is stacking his staff with Hillary Clinton donors, you are the winner.  What did you expect, an honest investigation?  In Washington DC?  Yeah, that was never in the cards.
  • Rumors are flying all over Washington that the President is considering firing Mr. Mueller due to his obvious, massive conflicts of interests, and due to the plain and simple fact that he was appointed ostensibly to investigate the Democrat/media-created “Russia collusion” fantasy, which has been repeatedly demonstrated to have never happened.  So why continue to farce?  It’s a good point.  But here’s a better idea:  If Bob Mueller wants to demonstrate that he is the “honorable man” he has been portrayed as being by the Democrat/media complex, then how about resigning due to his obvious, massive conflicts of interest?  Yeah…that’s not going to happen.

Just another day in Trump Witch Hunt America.

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Fareed Zakaria’s Moment Of Accidental Self-Awareness

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

  • Huh.  Guess he actually looked in a mirror.:  Fareed Zakaria, one of the fake news media’s best examples of an utterly intolerant, closed-minded, anti-free speech liberal, actually said the following on CNN yesterday:  “Liberals think they are tolerant but often they aren’t…Freedom of speech and thought is not just for warm fuzzy ideas that we find comfortable, it’s for ideas that we find offensive,” Zakaria said. He added that while there was a strain of anti-intellectualism on the right, “there is also an anti-intellectualism on the left. An attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we are so morally superior; we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree.”  We should expect Mr. Zakaria to be fired by his utterly intolerant, closed-minded, anti-free speech #fakenews superiors at CNN any day now.
  • That brimstone aroma you are smelling is emanating from Chappaqua…:  Axios reports that friends of the Most Corrupt Woman in America say their heroine “seething with rage & haunted by losing to someone she considers a soulless manipulator.”  So, just a normal day in the Clinton marriage, then.
  • This is how you know President Trump’s meeting with the G7 leaders was a rousing success.:  The fake reporters at the Washington Post are reporting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is highly distressed about her interactions with President Trump over the past weekend, and is now telling her peers in other European nations that “Europe must now fend for ourselves.”  The fake news media and the useful idiots who infest the #NeverTrump world are tearing their hair out over this because they still don’t understand why Trump was elected President in the first place.
  • So, it was just like when he meets with the House Republican caucus?:  When House Speaker Paul Ryan visited a DC middle school last Friday, more than half of the 8th graders there – encouraged by their idiot parents – refused to pose for a group photo with him.  But then, it’s hard to imagine why he would have expected any other outcome, given that 97% of DC voters are Democrats.
  • Because they’re just as easy to murder as anyone else.:  Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Murder City, er, Chicago, told CNN fake news host Dana Bash that illegal immigrants are welcome in his city, and that “they are part of the Chicago family.”  He failed to warn those “family members” that members of Chicago’s “family” are gunned down on streets by other “family members” at an increasingly alarming rate, thanks largely to his own failure of leadership.
  • What is it with Democrats and pedophilia?:  An assistant to communist New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Jacob Schwartz, was arrested Saturday on charges of trafficking in kiddie porn, involving victims as young as six months of age.  Mr. Schwartz was recently described as a “rising star” in the Democrat Party by CNN, where he has appeared on panel discussions in the past.  We can bet the fake news media will do everything in its power to completely ignore this story.
  • Something is about to hit the fan.:  Meanwhile, multiple news outlets – some fake, like CBS, but also some real, like One America News – are reporting that investigators have identified three White House staffers as being the sources for many of the leaks we have seen in the press in recent weeks.  Supposedly, those three staffers will be arrested and publicly identified later this week.  If these reports are accurate – which of course is a real crap shoot these days – then sh*t is about to get real.

Just another day in sh*t hitting the fan America.

That is all.

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Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 5.13.2017

  • I’ve written this several times, but it deserves repeating today in light of President Trump’s telling Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro that he is considering cancelling the daily White House press briefings and instead taking and answering questions in writing, and holding periodic press conferences himself:  The President of the United States has no obligation whatsoever to hold daily press briefings.  He has no obligation whatsoever to legitimize specific media outlets, especially those that serve – as almost all major national media outlets serve today – as nothing more than propaganda arms for the opposition party.
  • The President of the United States does have an obligation to inform the public about his administration’s priorities and activities.  Typically in the past, this has been accomplished through interviews and open press availabilities with a press corps that for the most part used to take seriously its obligation to accurately inform the public.
  • However, the Republic somehow managed to survive and thrive without the rubric of daily White House press briefings for more than 190 years, until Richard Nixon became the first POTUS to establish this model of communication.  Those briefings have continued since, for better or for worse.
  • Back in January, I wrote that this daily press briefing model would be a lousy model for this particular President to continue, and that he and his staff should seriously consider changing it up, implementing instead a model in which the press, since it has chosen to be nothing more than an arm of the Democrat Party, is dealt with in a more arm’s-length fashion, and in which the President communicates more directly with the American people.  It now appears that President Trump is having thoughts along these very lines.
  • That’s a positive thing, something he should follow through on implementing.  Yes, the fake news media would wail and demonize him and scream like stuck pigs and do all of its “reporting” about the administration with stories based on nothing but unidentified leakers.  In other words, the status quo would prevail.  So what?  The current process is not good for anyone, not the White House staff, not the President, not the fake news media, not the public.  There has never been a situation more in need of radical change, something President Trump is good at.
  • To do that, though, will take a shake-up in the President’s communications team, which I advocated in this space yesterday.  Sean Spicer is a trooper – figuratively and literally, given his National Guard service – but he is not cut out for this particular role.  He needs to be reassigned.  Much of the rest of the communications team also needs to go, given the awful advice they have been giving the President.
  • A new team needs to be brought in, a new model established.  Let the fake journalists who coordinate daily narratives and talking points with the DNC scream about it all.  It doesn’t matter.  What are they going to do?  Call you a fascist?  Hell, that happens 50 times a day on CNN alone anyway.  Doesn’t matter.  Are they going to accuse of suppression of the press?  Hell, that happens 50 times a day on MSNBC alone anyway.
  • The press has uniformly abandoned its intended role in our society, the role of the independent watchdog of the public interest, in favor of becoming nothing more than talking points monkeys for the increasingly radicalized Democrat Party.  It really is time for the Trump Administration to stop this Kabuki dance, and stop legitimizing people who have voluntarily de-legitimized themselves and their industry.
  • Today would be a good day to begin the process.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

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