- The reliable Democrat shills at the Associated Press have a lovely puff piece out this morning on Sen. Al Franken’s growing groping scandal. The piece, titled “Franken’s rising political star obscured by accusations”, portrays the SNL refugee as an intrepid pursuer of truth, justice and the leftist way, all the while putting his serial degrading and groping of women in the best light possible.
- My favorite part is the following paragraph: “It’s always a great disappointment when leaders you like and admire do bad stuff,” said Mike Lux, a liberal Democratic consultant. He said it was premature to say how the allegations would affect Franken’s career. But, Lux added, “If more incidents come to light, he’s got a real problem.” So, just so we’re keeping score here, four gropes and abuses of women is ok for a Democrat Senator. But any more than that, why, he’s got a problem. Holy cow.
- So good of you to finally point that out. – Meanwhile, the #NeverTrump nitwits who run the National Review published a piece by Deroy Murdock on Thanksgiving Day that contains unbridled praise of …wait for it…DONALD TRUMP! I kid you not, Mr. Murdock, who is a contributing editor for TNR, has awakened to the fact that, as he puts it, “The Never Trump faction still claims that the president of the United States “is no conservative.” And yet, with rare deviations (such as free trade), he spends nearly every day implementing the conservative agenda.” Ahem. Some of us have been telling you guys this for ten months now. Welcome to the party, pal.
- The Award for The Most Absurd Global Warming Claim of the Month goes to a group of chemists at the UK’s universities of Reading, Bristol and Bath, who issued a report this week claiming that frying foods is now causing the earth to heat up. I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Who could?
- It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. – In case you still harbor reservations about how much you love the job Sarah Huckabee Sanders is doing as White House Press Secretary, read this column from Kathleen Parker at the Washington Post, and you’ll lose all doubt. Ms. Parker, who used to pretend to be a conservative but now just spends her column space endlessly whining about the Trump presidency, complains that Ms. Sanders “humiliates the media on a daily basis.” Ummmmm…yeah, so? Is there a point here?
- Ms. Parker’s big complaint – her last straw with Ms. Sanders, apparently – was that Sanders began her press briefing on Wednesday by – gasp! – asking various members of the press corps to talk about one thing for which they are actually thankful. It seems that, in Parker’s mind, asking this band of eternal grumps to say one positive thing about anything amounts to “humiliating” them. “Yet again, she controlled the crowd, though this time by candy-coating her usual condescension with faux fellowship,” Parker wrote. “I’m thankful I wasn’t in the room.” Alrighty, then.
- But Parker wasn’t done, oh, no, she wasn’t: “For a press secretary to require professional journalists to essentially beg for their supper, surrendering their adversarial posture like a dog commanded to Drop The Bone, is an infantilizing tactic. The effect is to neutralize the opposition.”
- First of all, what “professional journalists” would those be? The White House press corps is nothing but the single biggest collection of fake journalists on the planet. There isn’t a real journalist among this gaggle of primping, preening asshats.
- Second, how does asking any person to talk about one positive thing in their life “infantilize” them? If the price of adulthood is chronic grumpiness, someone failed to point that out to about 99% of the people on this planet. Kathleen Parker, though, obviously got the memo.
- Third, on that part about “surrendering their adversarial posture like a dog commanded to Drop The Bone,” well, this particular pack of dogs dropped those bones for eight long, disgusting Obama years that amounted to a disgrace to the entire profession of journalism. So spare us that nonsense, Kathy.
- On Wednesday, a spokesman for the Roy Moore campaign referred to the Washington Post as a “worthless piece of crap.” Ms. Parker’s column presents irrefutable proof of the accuracy of that assessment.
Just another day in worthless crap journalism America.
That is all.
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