Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Guest Piece by Gregg Updike
Earlier this week, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Robert Manfred, announced the conclusion of MLB’s exhaustive several month long investigation of the Houston Astro electronic sign-stealing scandal. The penalties meted out were severe and had several major repercussions which haven’t totally played out.
The Astros’ general manager, Jeff Luhnow and field manager, A. J. Hinch were both suspended for one year for using electronic surveillance to facilitate on-field cheating beginning (at least) in the 2017 post season. The owner, Jim Crane, was fined five million dollars and the Astros lost their first and second round draft picks for the next two years. This is a huge sanction and nearly unheard of in American Professional Sports.
Luhnow and Hinch were subsequently fired by the Astros, despite leading them to one of the best records in baseball for the last five or so years; by all accounts, they were running a model franchise. These two were considered to be among the best baseball brains in the game; how the mighty have fallen.
The fallout has extended to Alex Cora; he was Hinch’s bench coach (the #2 man) in 2017 during their World Series winning season. In 2018, be became the Red Sox’ field manager and led the Red Sox to the World Championship in his first year. Yesterday he was (mutually agreed upon) dismissed from the Red Sox for his part in the 2017 Astros’ scandal and for a pending cheating investigation into the Red Sox 2018-9 seasons. The final outcome of MLB’s investigations may also reach the New York Mets’ new field manager, Carlos Beltran. Beltran was an Astros’ player in 2017 and has been implicated in the scandal and may also be “resigned” before he even manages a game for the Mets.
It is rare for such severe, and justified, punishment to be handed out to prominent, respected, and beloved (by many in the industry) leaders in America’s “Toy Department” known as professional sports.
Now , let’s check out what has transpired with the entertainment and “news” industry:
Harvey Weinstein is facing a whole lot of legal problems and his Hollywood “kingmaker” reputation has been forever shattered.
Michael Avenatti was recently actually taken into custody by the IRS during a hearing in court on another matter; he too is in heap-big trouble on may fronts. He is the male version of the noted, publicity-seeking, and infamous celebrity lawyer and shakedown artist, Gloria Allred. CNN, MSMBC, and other “news” outlets couldn’t get enough of him and his bogus accusations against President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Much of the Mainstream Media was actually touting him as a viable contender for the Democratic Presidential Nomination to run against Trump.
CNN just settled with the Covington High School Student, Nick Sandman, who will also successfully sue the other malignant organizations and people who gratuitously slandered him.
The ratings of most news networks, award shows, and left sponsored “debates”, are in the tank, as are the attendance figures of so many “message” movies starring loudmouth idiot activists. The dead tree media is all but dead, with many newspapers shutting down.
The over-the-top vilification of the President and his supporters by the left for the last three plus years, and the (until now) well disguised hidden agenda of so many prominent people and so many “trusted” organizations has been exposed for all to see. These once highly regarded people and organizations have been revealed as shams built on houses of cards. They live and exist in glass houses, which are just waiting for the right stone to hit them and have the whole fraud of their existence collapse upon them; it is inevitable.
The “entertainers” are in the process of getting their just rewards, as conservative voices are fighting back against their PC garbage and are being heard. Ricky Gervais’ (hardly a conservative) Golden Globes monologue is an excellent example of this recent push-back. Soon the government and media cabal who have committed so many crimes against the people and our republic will have their comeuppance and get the “due process” they so richly deserve; a due process they so willingly deny to their political and cultural enemies. They may not ultimately be incarcerated or punished as severely as we conservatives would like, but I have no doubt that eventually meaningful punishment will be forthcoming to the guilty.
It is perhaps surprising the entertainment industry, as (sadly) more Americans are tuned into it rather than government and politics, is the first to be exposed and punished, rather than the corrupt “public servants”. The trend toward justice is being set in the minds of much of the public and the momentum is growing for more genuine justice to prevail during the Trump and future conservative administrations.
However, this positive trend will only continue with the reelection of Trump and election of true conservative presidents and members of Congress in all future elections. A couple of elections with mixed results, won’t solve all our problems; we need to be active in all elections. We are now being armed with the facts and knowledge of the left’s true agenda; therefore, we Americans must continue the good fight against crime and evil, or it will fester and return with a vengeance.
As President Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction…” How true!
That is all.
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