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Sunday News Roundup: Media Repeats 2016 Playbook, Barr’s Doing Plenty, Pelosi is Nora Desmond

News media, June 2016: Trump admits to grim realization that he is losing!!!!!

News media, November 2016: D’oh!!!!!!

News media, June 2020:

*sigh*

News media this week: William Barr is doing nothing to hold rioters accountable!!!!!

William Barr this week, from a story at WND:

Barr: 500 criminal investigations launched against leftist rioters

Indictments already at hand for arson, destruction of property

Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that the Department of Justice is conducting about 500 investigations into acts of arson and destruction associated with the protests and riots over the past several weeks.

The DOJ is ramping up investigations into the activists who participated in destruction of private and public property over the last several weeks, Barr said during an episode of the Verdict podcast with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

“We’ve had scores of indictments so far for such things as arson, destruction of federal property,” Barr said, adding that the DOJ is going full bore on a probe. “We have right now about 500 investigations underway, so it’s picking up pace. We are committed to holding accountable the people who engaged in this.”

He added: “State and local are not doing their jobs.”

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Of course, “state and local” is a polite way of saying that Democrat governors and mayors are preventing their local law enforcement officials from doing their jobs. Because that’s what Democrats do these days.

Then there was this DOJ announcement Saturday night:

Oh.

And this from Friday:

Golly. Sure seems like he’s doing a lot.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi can’t even remember George Floyd’s name, doing her best impression of Nora Desmond in the process:

If you want fake news, bookmark the Washington Post. – Swear to God, this all came from the same Washington Post story:

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Catherine Herridge won’t be tolerated by CBS News much longer. – But while she is there, she’s doing terrific work reporting the truth. Of course, doing that will eventually get her fired by CBS, just like what happened to Lara Logan and Sharryl Atkisson before her. Watch:

NOOSECAR Update: For anyone keeping count, hoaxer Bubba Wallace finished 22nd in the NASCAR event on Saturday. I’m just shocked that all the virtue-signaling white drivers didn’t just pretend to have car problems so Wallace could finally win a race.

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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NASCAR Really Needs to Come up With a Better Hoax Narrative

But this one’s for really real, y’all. Promise. – Just hours after the FBI verified that the story about a “noose” being found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway was just another hoax, officials at the Sonoma Raceway, another NASCAR track in California, let it be known that they are going down the exact same road again. I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

From a tiresome story at The Hill:

Authorities in California are investigating after another noose was reportedly found at a NASCAR race track, this time Sonoma Raceway.

According to the track, a member of the raceway’s staff found the noose hanging from a tree Saturday morning.

“If this is what it appears to be, it is distressing and disgusting, and it has no place in the sport,” Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway’s president and general manager told the Sonoma Index-Tribune.

“Someone had taken the time to tie it into a noose,” he added. “We think it is what it appears to be.”

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is handling the case as a possible hate crime, a spokeswoman for the office said in a statement.

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If anything, this ridiculous story sounds even more like a hoax than the Talladega fairy tale, which turned out to be a case of a clear fraud in which the garage door pulls on the storage garages had been tied into loops so workers can get handholds on them. The one on Wallace’s garage had obviously been cut off with scissors and then “found” by some enterprising hoaxer.

In Sonoma, we don’t even have a logical tie Wallace, the only Black driver on the NASCAR circuit, so what would be the point? Plus, note that the Sonoma “noose” was supposedly “found” hanging in a tree outside the facility on Saturday, before any reports out of Talladega began circulating.

Investigation after what appears to be a noose found at Sonoma ...

So, what are we supposed to believe, that some redneck racist is spending all of his beer money feverishly flying coast to coast tying strings into “nooses” and planting them at NASCAR facilities? How dumb do these NASCAR people think we all are?

Ok, don’t answer that.

Back to the Bubba Wallace hoax: take a look at this statement from the FBI released last night:

In that first sentence, we see that the Talladega scam wasted the time and resources of no fewer than 15 FBI agents. FIFTEEN. For a garage tie that was nothing more than a knot for a handhold, Christopher Wray decided he had 15 agents with the time to spare to apparently go talk to everyone in the city of Lincoln, Alabama, where the raceway is located.

Given that pretty much any sentient being who has been paying attention to what has been going on in this country for the last four years pretty much knew this would all turn out to be a hoax within about 10 seconds of hearing the first reports about it, this case should have been sewn up by a single agent very quickly. The fact that the FBI has 15 people to allocate to something like this tells us all we need to know about how much money is being absolutely wasted by Wray and his bureau.

Can’t wait to see what Wray’s virtue-signaling head count will be out in Sonoma. After all, there is much fine wine in which to imbibe out there once the 2-minute “investigation” has been completed. Why, this one might require the presence of Wray himself, since he obviously has nothing better to do.

One final question about NASCAR and Talladega: Is it really possible that, in the year 2020, NASCAR and Talladega don’t have the financial wherewithal to install automatic door openers on its garages? How are these guys still having to pull those doors down with ropes? This was really the first question that came into my mind when I saw the photos.

In any event, NASCAR really does need to come up with a better hoax narrative. If other “nooses” have been planted in additional tracks around the country, they need to send someone out today to quietly remove them, because nobody is buying what they’re selling.

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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Bubba and the Noose – Just Another Scam

The Conservative Treehouse reported this early Tuesday morning, and now it has been confirmed. The FBI has completed its investigation of the incident in which NASCAR has claimed that someone left a noose in the Talladega Raceway garage assigned to African American driver Bubba Wallace. It turns out the “noose” was actually the pull rope for the garage door, and had been tied in the shape of a tiny noose – so people could get a batter handhold on the damn thing – in the garage since last year, when no one could have possibly known that the garage would end up being assigned to NASCAR’s only Black driver:

FBI Statement released late Tuesday afternoon:

On Monday, fifteen FBI special agents conducted numerous interviews regarding the situation at Talladega Superspeedway. After a thorough review of the facts and evidence surrounding this event, we have concluded that no federal crime was committed.

The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019. Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.

The decision not to pursue federal charges is proper after reviewing all available facts and all applicable federal laws. We offer our thanks to NASCAR, Mr. Wallace, and everyone who cooperated with this investigation.

From NASCAR:

“The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime,” NASCAR said in a statement. “The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment. We appreciate the FBl’s quick and thorough investigation and are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing.”

Good lord. What a bunch of drama queens.

UPDATE: I just can’t leave this there.

It is important to note, I think, that each and every NASCAR official, driver and pit crew member present for yesterday’s race at Talladega participated willingly in this scam, whether they knew it was a scam or not. NASCAR in fact staked its’ sport’s entire reputation on what turns out to be a damn fairy tale.

It is possible that Bubba Wallace himself was not aware of the fact that this was in fact a scam. On the other hand, who among you would be surprised that the guy driving the “Black Lives Matter” race car would willingly and knowingly become racing’s version of Jussie Smollet?

The most infuriating part of this is knowing with absolute certainty that the U.S. Department of Justice will make no effort whatsoever to serve justice upon the jackass or jackasses who wasted FBI resources by filing what was without any question at all a false report.

I sure am glad I never was a car racing fan, because I would have to give that up along with the NFL and Major League Baseball after this.

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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Tuesday News Roundup: Durkin and the CHOP; Bubba and the Noose; and Kimmel and the Cancel Culture

#CancelKimmel is trending on the Twitters… – So, it looks like late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel – who was actually funny when he co-hosted a game show with Ben Stein 20 years ago – is going to be the next career fatality to the social media cancel culture.

It turns out that Kimmel has dressed up in black face more often than Virginia Governor Ralph Northam did in college, and now a video of him using the “n-word” several times while impersonating Snoop Dog and black comedian George Wallace has gone viral. Honestly, it’s really pretty amazing it has taken this long for the cancel culture to catch up with Kimmel, given that he spent half a decade hosting something called “The Man Show” during which he spent an hour each weak objectifying women and looking up their skirts while they jumped on trampolines. But hey, that whole #MeToo deal wasn’t really about protecting women at all, as things have turned out.

But of course, being an un-funny critic of President Trump has its benefits, one of which is that your past sorry behavior doesn’t impact you – that is, until the video of you using the wrong word while imitating a hip-hop artist goes viral. Then you’re in trouble, at least for a little while.

The strange case of Bubba Wallace and the Noose. – Apparently, there are no security cameras at Talladega Raceway, which is passing strange in this age of technology. At least, that seems to be what you are expected to believe in the increasingly odd case of Bubba Wallace and the Noose.

Mind you, Bubba Wallace, a terrific champion NASCAR driver who happens to be the one and only African American on the circuit, never saw any noose. Supposedly, a member of Wallace’s team found it in an area that is restricted to only certified NASCAR personnel, and that also is where all of the incredibly expensive equipment is stored. That would imply high security, which must surely mean the presence of security cameras.

Yet, unlike seemingly every other crime committed in America today, no video of any suspects has been made public. In fact, FBI personnel who are normally extremely anxious to get their faces on TV with accompanying security video to display for the media are mysteriously quiet about the whole thing thus far. Two days down the road, we also don’t know the name of the Wallace team member who found the noose or any NASCAR official who says they saw it.

But who knows? Maybe this is the one incident during Christopher Wray’s tenure at the FBI in which the agents involved take the approach that solving the crime is more important than milking it for publicity.

In the meantime, NASCAR itself is milking the incident for all of the publicity possible, with every driver at Talladega engaging in a show of support for Wallace that, if this noose incident is real, was very moving and unifying.

Sad as this sounds, let’s hope it is a real incident, because if this turns out be some ham-fisted attempt by some idiot or group of idiots to burnish NASCAR’s cred with the woke crowd – similar to the whole Jussie Smollet situation – it will almost certainly come to light and would be incredibly tragic.

And now a word from your President… – At long last, President Trump appears to have grown weary of watching Democrat mayors and governors sit idly by while the American Taliban made up of Antifa and BLM tears down historical monuments. He issued these tweets as this piece was being compiled:

And now another word from your President… – This one appears to presage an effort by the Department of Justice to follow up on the government’s win in court on Saturday. In his decision on the Bolton case, Federal Judge Royce Lamberth noted that Bolton’s reckless disregard for national security by including highly-classified information in his book opens him and his publisher up to a government seizure of all proceeds derived from its sale:

Cool.

And now a word from the most pathetic nitwit in America… – With the CHOP’s “Summer of Love” – as it was described a week ago by Seattle’s dim Mayor Jenny Durkin – very predictably devolving into violence and chaos, the Mayor who facilitated it all for the last month announced late Monday that she would finally, at long last do her job, but not before three people had been shot and one killed.

From a report at Fox News:

Seattle will move to end the police-free zone known as the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest,” or “CHOP,” after two recent shootings, one of which was deadly, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday — signaling that a stunning chapter in the city’s history could be drawing to a close.

The mayor said the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality. Activists set up “CHOP” in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood about two weeks ago, barricading off the area after police evacuated a ransacked precinct building there.

“The cumulative impacts of the gatherings and protests and the nighttime atmosphere and violence has led to increasingly difficult circumstances for our businesses and residents,” Durkan said at a news conference. “The impacts have increased and the safety has decreased.”

That last sentence is just priceless, given that this despicable leftist Democrat knew from day 1 exactly how this would all go. Let’s remember that she literally facilitated everything that has happened in the CHOP by ordering her Chief of Police to stand down as the violent rioters seized the department’s 3rd Precinct station, which lies within the CHOP area. She allowed these violent radicals to illegally seize control of all private property within that zone, shutting down an array of businesses and preventing residents in the apartments and condos there from the peaceful use of their homes.’

When it comes time for the government to prosecute the leaders of this armed insurrection on U.S. soil, Durkin herself would be at the top of the list if we lived in a just society.

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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