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Corrupt Media Outlets: Damned if They do Cover Trump, Damned if They Don’t

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Just in case you were still laboring under the delusion that CNN and MSNBC are actual “news” organizations, know this: When President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) had to leave his daily Coronavirus Task Force press briefing early yesterday, turning it over to Vice President Mike Pence and doctors Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, the corrupt reporters for CNN and MSNBC also left.

What does that tell you? It tells you that CNN and MSNBC view their sole purpose for covering those events as an effort to cause some controversy involving the President in their neverending efforts to damage him personally. Their corrupt reporters are not there to hear from the experts; they aren’t there to gather real-time information about the China Virus pandemic so that they can convey it to their viewers; they are are there with a single, overarching goal in mind, which is to find a way to damage the President of the United States, who is himself focused on steering a nation of 339 million people through a major crisis.

Think about it: These same two corrupt media outlets went nuts earlier this week when Dr. Fauci was not present for 3 of the updates over a span of 5 days. They ran story after story and convened TV panel after TV panel claiming Fauci was being unfairly excluded from the events because he had disagreed with the President on the potential of hydorxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment.

But Dr. Fauci chastised reporters on Sunday and Monday for attempting to drive a wedge between him and the President, stating that it was “not helpful” and demanding that they stop. Since he did that, these utterly corrupt media outlets suddenly have no interest in hearing from the guy they were portraying as the second coming of Mother Teresa and Albert Einstein not even a week ago.

If he isn’t useful in creating negative “news” about the President, he isn’t useful to them, period.

This pattern is certainly not limited to CNN and MSNBC – they are simply the most blatant about their bias and corruption, parading those traits out there on the air and websites every day like figurative badges of honor. It really applies to all the major networks, newspapers and magazines in the country – even to Fox News, although to a somewhat lesser extent.

We hear a lot of conservative voices complaining about the idiotic behavior of the reporters at these daily updates, but I think that is actually a very good thing for our country. As the New York Post reported yesterday, these events are attracting huge ratings, serving both as substitutes for the massive rallies the President is unable to hold during this crisis and as a window for the public to view the utterly irresponsible and unhinged behavior of the press corps.

From that New York Post article:

President Trump’s daily White House coronavirus briefings are a ratings hit.

The president, who has taken the lead in the task force’s daily updates to the nation, has attracted an average audience of about 8.5 million viewers on cable news — about the number of viewers who watched the season finale of “The Bachelor,” The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing Nielsen numbers.

And as the outbreak continues to surge across the country and more Americans abide by shelter-in-place orders in a number of states, the viewership is increasing.

Monday’s briefing drew 12.2 million people on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, ratings similar to those of “Monday Night Football.”

Fox News has benefited from the briefings, with the cable network attracting 6.2 million viewers on Monday, numbers on par with popular prime-time shows.

The newspaper said millions more are watching on the traditional networks — ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as online — but they offer less reliable numbers than the cable stations because of the way Nielsen ratings are measured.

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So, millions of Americans – especially younger ones – are really getting their first taste of exactly how idiotic and overwrought the White House press corps really is, thanks to these daily briefings. At the same time, they are also getting a big dose of the real Donald Trump, coming to them live on their TV screens without any filter  from corrupt and biased talking heads.

The corrupt media organizations began to wake up to this monster they have helped to create last week, when polls showing high public approval for the President’s handling of the crisis began to come out. There is so much concern over this phenomenon now in Democrat/media propaganda land that we have seen a steady drumbeat of op/eds advocating for the TV outlets to actually stop covering the updates live in recent days.

But that’s a big problem: These updates have now become ‘must-see TV’ in tens of millions of homes across America, as people going stir crazy from being shut-in hunger for any news that might give them an idea of when their sheltering-in-place might come to a merciful end.

If the corrupt TV outlets now move to deny them this form of daily entertainment, they face a potential backlash that could be severe. It would be like denying people their daily dose of Wheel of Fortune.

It’s a real conundrum.

The simple reality is this: President Trump has broken the corrupt news media, likely forever. He has now put them in a spot in which they are damned if they do cover these daily updates, and damned if they stop covering them. Given the sorry conduct of these corrupt media outlets over the last four years, that is a very just reward.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Another Monday, Two More Democrat/Media Hoaxes

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

We now have two new Democrat/media hoaxes underway. – As the President’s public approval ratings continue to flourish during this China Virus crisis, Democrats and their toadies in the corrupt news media have flitted about in a desperate search to find some narrative – any narrative at all would do – to knock them down.

Yesterday, they tried releasing the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator from his hiding place, to give a “counter-briefing” on coronavirus matters. That strategy predictably crashed and burned as Quid Pro Joe couldn’t remember his dictated lines at the point at which the Teleprompter had a glitch:

Such are the hazards of having a presumptive nominee who is suffering from obvious advancing dementia. All told, Biden talked for about 8 minutes, safely at home with no reporters tossing vicious questions at him, and was so disastrous that ABC didn’t even mention it on its evening newscast. Contrast that to President Trump, who conducted a 90-minute update and handled hostile and idiotic questions from the depraved White House press corps for over an hour, and you see the Democrats’ problem here. The contrast is not just stark, but incredibly disturbing to anyone with a functional cerebral cortex.

So the Democrat/media complex of propaganda needed a new narrative with which to try to diminish the President’s performance. On Monday, they landed on one they completely made up out of whole cloth, and another tragic one that fell into their lap.

The “Where’s Anthony Fauci” narrative. – It has become apparent over the past 10 days or so that President Trump is increasingly uncomfortable with the draconian measures to control this virus being recommended to him by Dr. Anthony Fauci and the CDC. As the “remedy” to this latest in a long line of viruses brought to us by China increasingly appears to potentially be more deadly than the outbreak itself, Fauci’s time speaking during task force updates has decreased.

Things really seemed to get tense between the two last week when Fauci aggressively downplayed scientific, peer-reviewed studies and anecdotal evidence from China and South Korea that show that hydroxychloroquine can be very effective in actually curing the China Virus. Anyone who argues with the President immediately becomes a hero to the corrupt media; thus, Fauci’s absence from the podium created a mini-panic among the press corps.

After he failed to appear for the second consecutive day’s briefing on Monday, the news-fakers at the New York Times ran a piece that portrays Fauci, who has utterly failed to effectively deal with an array of viral outbreaks over his 40 year career, and whose CDC thinks nothing of losing upwards of 60,000 Americans to the common flu every year, as the second coming of Mother Teresa in an article laced with libelous false statements about the President. Because of course they did – it’s what these ghouls do for a living, after all.

Once the Times led the way, pretty much every other corrupt news outlet in America followed with parroting pieces of their own, containing all the anti-Trump talking points that went out in the evening memo from the DNC. All the hosts and leftist talking heads on CNN and MSNBC followed suit. This is how it all works.

UPDATE: For his own part, Dr. Fauci denied in a radio interview on Monday that there are any substantial differences between himself and President Trump related to dealing with this virus:

Key Quote: DR. FAUCI says media is trying to “pit” him against President Trump. “That is really unfortunate. I would wish that that would stop. … there are not differences. The president has listened to what I have said… The idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful.”

What Dr. Fauci apparently fails to grasp is that our corrupt news media has no interest in being “helpful.” It’s only interest is in advancing the Democrat party line, and thus harming the bad Orange Man.

The “Chloroquine killed a guy!” narrative. – Early Monday evening, the corrupt news-fakers at The Hill broke a story that contained this absurdly deceptive headline:

Man dies after taking malaria medication in effort to prevent coronavirus

The story, of course, is supposedly about hydroxychloroquine, the malaria medication that President Trump has touted as a potential cure for the China Virus on several occasions in recent days. The problem with the headline is that this man – and his wife, who was also hospitalized – did NOT take the prescription medication being used to fight this virus, as the story itself even admits:

“A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks. Within thirty minutes of ingestion, the couple experienced immediate effects requiring admittance to a nearby Banner Health hospital,” the statement read.

These people ingested FISH TANK CLEANER that contains chloroquine and expected it to somehow protect them. Here’s some good advice, folks: DON’T INGEST FISH TANK CLEANER, BECAUSE IT MIGHT KILL YOU. This is something most 5 year-old children understand.

You seriously could never make this stuff up. Not in a million years.

But hey, nevermind pesky things like facts and truth – the entirety of the fake, corrupt news media ran with this story anyway as if this couple’s tragic stupdity somehow means we cannot possibly use this cheap, well-known, safe drug that has been prescribed millions of times by doctors all over the world to fight the China Virus.

It is fair to once again remind you that many of the corporations who own these corrupt media outlets are heavily-invested in and from China, whose communist government gave us this plague.

These people hate you and want you dead. That reality has never been more clear than it is today.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Positive Signals From Trump and Barr

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

This is a tweet to remember. – Many, including yours truly, have expressed concerns that the “cure” for this Chinese virus being prescribed by the federal, state and local governments may, if it becomes any sort of long-term effort, end up creating an economic catastrophe of such proportions that it would end up being worse than the effects of the virus itself. Last night, it became apparent that President Donald Trump shares that concern.

At 10:50 p.m. eastern time Sunday evening, the President issued this all-caps tweet:

This can only be taken as a positive signal that the President at least intends for this massive closing of a huge portion of our national economy to be a temporary phenomenon. With the questionable motives of Anthony Fauci and the CDC, and the natural inclination by bureaucrats at the FDA to work to prolong timelines in their endless turf protection efforts, it is good to know that, while the President has rightly followed most of their recommendations to this point, he remains skeptical and focused on producing the best possible outcome for the American people.

For further emphasis on this message, the President re-tweeted it at around noon ET on Monday, as this piece was being written. It is clearly something he wants all of his various audiences – you, the corrupt media, congress and his team of advisors – to understand. This is an extremely positive signal.

Meanwhile, on the John Durham front… – In an interview published Monday morning in the Wall Street Journal, Attorney General William Barr made sure to let it be known that his and U.S. Attorney John Durham’s effort to “investigate the investigators” has not fallen victim to the Chinese virus. From a report in the Washington Examiner:

Attorney General William Barr told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Monday that Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, was in Washington, D.C., last week working on the high-profile inquiry with staffers.

“There’s some discombobulation, but part of what we’re trying to do is keep up the mission,” Barr said of the Justice Department’s commitment to proceed with criminal investigations, prioritize coronavirus-related fraud prosecutions, keep the justice system functioning amid court closures and trial suspensions, and pursue other Trump administration priorities during a deadly outbreak.

Last week, Fox News reported that Durham was on pace to finish his “investigation of the investigators” by the summer. One source “suggested the investigation could end as soon as July.” But another “said it could be closer to September, based on Durham’s progress, which could be hindered by the coronavirus pandemic rocking the nation and the globe.”

Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, also said this month that Durham’s inquiry is “due to be completed sometime this summer.”
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So, at least if you believe William Barr – a prospect that becomes harder and harder as time goes on without a single indictment of any of the treasonous members of the Obama-era Coup Cabal – Mr. Durham is still on the job and working towards some kind of conclusion.  That conclusion had ultimately better include multiple indictments and prosecutions of the real bad actors who worked so hard to destroy our democratic processes, and not just of low-level flunkies who make convenient scapegoats.

Failure to do that would create a devastating blow to millions of Americans’ faith in our legal justice system.

So, thanks for the positive update, Mr. Barr, but some real actions would speak much louder than your comforting words.

Or, as The King would have put it:

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

 

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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What is Anthony Fauci’s Real Agenda?

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

These are not the polls the corrupt news media was hoping to see. Not at all. – After two solid weeks of the corrupt news media and prominent Democrats parroting the talking points of the communist Chinese government, the public is obviously grown weary of the nonsense. No one with a normal, functioning brain believes that the terms “Chinese flu” or “China virus” that President Donald Trump likes to use are in any real way “racist.” They simply – and accurately – identify the source of the virus that is killing thousands of people all over the world.

The public’s weariness of the tiresome media/Democrat narrative is now showing up in polling data, with no fewer than four new national polls this past week showing strong majorities of Americans pulling together to reject the narrative and approving of the President’s handling of the crisis. In the two most recent polls, taken this week as the media focus on this non-issue reached a fever pitch, the majority margin is now in double digits.

A new ABC/Ipsos poll released early on Friday shows the approve/disapprove ratio at 55% to 43%, and a new poll from Morning Consult released on Friday afternoon pegs the margin at a whopping 53% to 39%.

The corrupt media petulance moved into the silly season at Friday’s Coronavirus Task Force press conference. The questioning became so absurd that even the normally composed Dr. Anthony Fauci, a 40+ year veteran of such events, snapped at the media twice for reporters’ efforts to mischaracterize some of his own comments.

Unfortunately, though, Fauci’s own comments – intentionally downplaying the potential for hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus – ended up playing a dominant role in the presser.

The President’s most notable confrontation of the Friday event came with inveterate jackass MSNBC reporter Peter Alexander, who decided it was his role to debate the POTUS on whether or not he was being “reassuring” enough to the American people.

Here’s a longer, unedited clip of the exchange, not the highly-edited one pretty much every TV outlet decided to run with later:

Transcript:

Alexander: What do you say to Americans who are scared, though, nearly 200 dead, 14,000 who are sick, millions, as you witness, who are scared right now. What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?

Trump: I say that you are a terrible reporter. That’s what I say. [crosstalk]

Alexander: [badgering now] But what do you say…

Trump: I say that’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers, and they are looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism, and the same with NBC and Comcast, I don’t call…

Alexander: [more badgering]

Trump: …I don’t call it Comcast, I call it Concast…[more badgering] let me just, for who you work…[more badgering] let me just tell you something: That’s really bad reporting, and you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism. Let’s see if it [hydroxychloroquine] works: It might, and it might not. [more badgering] I happen to feel good about it, but who knows? I’ve been right a lot. Let’s see what happens.

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Now, what had led up to this was really caused by Dr. Fauci, whose real agenda in all of this remains a matter that is still up in the air. Fauci, despite multiple peer-reviewed international studies – one of which we talked about in yesterday’s Campaign Update – indicating that hydroxychloroquine, a plentiful, well-known anti-Malaria treatment, is highly effective in actually curing coronavirus, had just finished his own statement during which he severely downplayed the potential for that drug to help in this pandemic, choosing instead to focus on new drugs that are in the development phase.

Several things are important to note here:

  1. Fauci is a life-long bureaucrat, and it is the nature of bureaucrats to protect their own turf and always seek to expand it. His remarks were entirely consistent with this professional outlook.
  2. Those new drugs stand to make billions for American Big Pharma in the context of this plague.
  3. Profits from mass production and distribution of a well-known, pre-existing drug like hydroxychloroquine would be far, far less. And,
  4. The use of an already-approved, well-known drug denies federal bureaucrats the opportunity to gum up the process and claim credit.

So, what is Fauci’s real motivation here? Is he just another turf-protecting bureaucrat who is being influenced by corporations and their lobbyists? It certainly happens. But to his credit, Fauci did come back to the podium later and lecture the reporters in the room for overstating his previous remarks.

Another concern about Fauci surfaced on Friday, this in the form of a letter he sent to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after her shamefully dishonest Benghazi-related testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in 2013. Here is the text of that email, which can best be characterized as a love letter, found yesterday in the files of WikiLeaks:

From your doctor admirer From: Fauci, Anthony (NIH/NIAID) [E]

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:10 PM

To: Mills, Cheryl D

Subject: Today’s performance

Cheryl: Anyone who had any doubts about the Secretary’s stamina and capability following her illness had those doubts washed away by today’s performance before the Senate and the House. She faced extremely difficult circumstances at the Hearings and still she hit it right out of the park. Please tell her that we all love her and are very proud to know her.

Warm regards, Tony

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Director National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Building 31, Room 7A-03

31 Center Drive, MSC 2520

National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892-2520

Phone: (301) 496-2263 FAX: (301) 47-4409 E-mail: afauci

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My goodness. “Please tell her we all love her”? Really???

At best, this letter and his remarks at Friday’s press conference show lack of judgment and situational awareness on Dr. Fauci’s part. At worst, well, let’s hope the worst case scenario is not in play, because lives are literally at stake.

Bottom line, it is best to treat everything this guy says with a very skeptical ear.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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