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Kung Flu Fighting: How Trump Can Deal With His China Virus Critics

Guest Piece by Gregg Updike

Unfortunately, since everything is now politicized to the nth degree, regardless of whatever action President Trump takes, it is always criticized as being wrong or incompetent etc. That being the case, he needs to make it “political”, as there is no doubt it will be made into a major campaign issue by the Democrats.

So, that being the reality of today’s political environment, he needs to treat all his virus actions as a major campaign issue – just like fighting a war would be. He just can’t work to solve this “pandemic” as a normal person or a business person would. Trump should continue to be frank with America and state with clarity that due to the hyper-partisan nature of the media narrative, entertainers, and the opposition party, he needs to treat this and the actions he has/is taking as a make or break moment for his presidency. That is just today’s reality and Trump does best when he faces and speaks to reality.

Since the president is already conducting daily press briefings on the China Virus and has the best and brightest minds in his administration and the CDC etc. already working on a solution, he should broaden scope of the input from all available sources. Why not invite the presumptive nominee Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, selected governors and mayors of the most impacted states and cities, and any other Main Stream Media medical “expert” they wish to present to the briefings? Draw these people out of their comfortable bunkers.

He should have an open televised round table discussion – like he did a couple years ago on the immigration issue – for the whole world to see. Show the country a true presidential bipartisan discussion between the leaders of both parties which, like two years ago, would exclude the pointless and nonsensical reporter’s questions. If Trump should wish the press to be involved, he could have the reporter’s questions submitted in writing with name and network attribution, but would deny them camera-hogging facetime.

This would force Trump’s detractors to either support him and his indefatigable efforts to solve this “pandemic”, or counter him with their “solutions”. We would then get an unfiltered view of how uncooperative and self-serving Trump’s opposition actually is. Make the opposition present and defend their positions in a meaningful way. If they decline to attend and display national solidarity and offer up their solutions, then Trump’s case of being serious and ”presidential” will have been made. The Democrats will be in an untenable position where they will have to present logical input and offer real cooperation, or they will be further exposed as the anti-American subversives they are.

Use these conferences to display charts and graphs on all aspects of the China Virus spread, infection rates etc. Broadcast openly the monetary relief aspects and negotiations of the various proposed stimulus programs – show which politicians in congress are opposing the various solutions and why they are opposing the solutions. There should also be someone from the FED and the private (industry) sector available to explain what they can and are doing to help in this crisis.

There is no reason to keep this information from the American people. If the networks don’t want to air – perhaps – four hour conferences every day, then insist it be broadcast UNEDITED on all CSPAN channels, PBS, NPR, and YouTube and other social media platforms.

No one, not Trump’s political enemies or his political allies, would be able to creditably accuse him of being a partisan dictator, a grandstander, or of hiding the truth in any way.

Since the herd-mentality of virtually everyone is on board with the idea of, and calling for, the commitment of spending up to one to two TRILLION DOLLARS – which is three to six thousand dollars per person in America – or more to solve this CHINA caused “crisis”, then let everyone see just who is advocating for these budget-busting expenditures. Expose those who are larding up the “stimulus” with their own pet projects and causes – most of which are NOT related to this China virus “crisis”.

Sunshine is a great disinfectant; let us all see where everyone stands on dealing with basically an enhanced version of influenza which, as of this writing, seemingly is curable by common, inexpensive, safe, and soon to be readily available drugs.

Prior to this virus causing social gathering shutdowns, which included the suspension of Trump’s huge and successful rallies, his campaign staff were gathering data on who was attending his rallies while they were happening. Since the rallies are suspended, he needs his campaign staff to monitor every large and small article, blog and post, and, most importantly, the resulting comments from those postings, on social media, and aggregate sites like Whatfinger. It is a treasure trove of heartfelt and logical public opinion and thought. Obviously the incoherent noise, the trolls, and stupid comments need to be purged and dismissed. Perhaps a fair algorithm could be developed to separate the wheat from the Schiff?

Forty plus years ago, I remember hearing President Carter openly soliciting written suggestions to be sent to the White House to help him deal with the unemployment, high interest rates, oil/energy and the Iran Hostage crises. To me, this was a tantamount admission that he, and his administration, was either unable or incompetent in its ability to deal with any difficult issue.

President Trump doesn’t have to ask for suggestions; they are freely offered by many very practical, intelligent, and patriotic Americans who want what is best for the country and ask for no compensation. It would be foolish not to search for and take the good advice freely offered – especially if it is from people who are not paid politicos with a hidden agenda.

 

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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Pelosi, Biden Plumb New Depths of Political Depravity

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

They literally corrupt everything they touch. – Including stimulus bills in time of national emergency, as we found out last night. At the prodding of Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats banded together to filibuster the stimulus bill working its way through that chamber, a bill that had been exhaustively negotiated between congressional leader of both parties – including San Fran Nan – for three days. By late morning on Sunday, it appeared that a deal had been struck:

But just hours after that meeting concluded, San Fran Nan began making noises about how the Senate bill was “inadequate” and promising to move her own bill in the House. The hangup? Well, abortion, of course. Seems the Senate bill doesn’t provide a bailout for Planned Parenthood, and the party of abortion on demand cannot possibly allow their baby-killing machine to suffer like everyone else in our society. It’s their religion, after all. Well, one of their religions, along with Climate Change and Alinskyism.

From the PJMedia article linked above:

Even more ominous to Democrats was a Medicaid restriction that would hurt Planned Parenthood and other non-profits.

A Democratic aide said that the small business provision was drafted to exclude non-profits who receive Medicaid from being eligible for Small Business Administration assistance offered under the bill. That, according to the aide, would impact Planned Parenthood but also community health centers, rape crisis centers and disability service providers.

Planned Parenthood is not a “small business” and non-profits, as their name implies, aren’t “businesses” either. Tens of millions of dollars — or more — could be denied to real small businesses who need that cash as well.

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Thus, the Democrats are willing to tank the stock market even further and throw thousands more people out of jobs so that their baby-killing “non-profit” (except from the sale of baby body parts) factories can keep killing. Does it get any more ghoulish than that? Hard to imagine how.

Meanwhile, Quid Pro Joe prepares to create even more confusion and division. – Many have been wondering where the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator has been over the past week, since he basically disappeared from view after wins in several state primaries on Tuesday.

The answer came in a piece by Politico on Friday: He’s planning to hold what he is calling “regular shadow briefings” to provide his supporters in the corrupt news media with alternative talking points to what the President’s Coronavirus Task Force is telling the public:

Joe Biden is planning a regular shadow briefing on coronavirus to start as early as Monday to show how he would handle the crisis and address what he calls the lies and failures of President Trump.

Biden gave a preview of what’s to come in a conference call with reporters Friday, where he listed a litany of false and misleading statements from Trump, who has been holding regular White House press conferences concerning coronavirus preparedness and response that have been broadcast live on all major networks.

“President Trump stop saying false things, will ya?” Biden said. “People are worried they are really frightened, when these things don’t come through. He just exacerbates their concern. Stop saying false things you think make you sound like a hero and start putting the full weight of the federal government behind finding fast, safe and effective treatments.”

Biden made his comments from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, where he has been holed up for more than a week in adherence with Centers for Disease Control guidelines that urge people to practice social distancing.

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Why would he do this, you ask? Why, because the Task Force briefings have proved to be very effective in keeping the public informed, in the process providing the President with a platform to speak directly to the American people. As a result, the President’s public approval rating has skyrocketed, rising into the mid-50s in multiple polls last week.

This reality created a panic situation in the Democrat/media complex of propaganda late in the week. The media responded with a new narrative, accusing the President of lying, with op/eds in both the NY Times and Washington Post demanding that the networks actually stop covering the briefings. Now, despite Quid Pro Joe’s obvious advancing mental decline, they are urging him to get out there multiple times a week to provide a rebuttal to the President that all the networks will also air.

So, in a time of national crisis and a declared state of national emergency, we see the Democrats and their media toadies planning a process that is intentionally designed to decrease public confidence in government, increase confusion and produce outright panic.

Make no mistake about it: That is literally the outcome these demented and depraved people prefer. They are so mad with their pursuit of power that they would rather see millions of ordinary Americans suffer, lose their retirements, and see mass rioting in the streets than to see President Trump’s public approval ratings tick up by 5 percentage points because he’s doing a good job.

It used to be fair to merely say that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for socialism. As of this morning, it is entirely fair to say that a vote for a Democrat is a vote for the destruction of our economy and our society.

Stop doing it, folks.

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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Corrupt Media Now Working Hard to Demonize Potential Coronavirus Cure

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

They don’t want this thing cured too early. – Thursday evening, a spokesman for Stanford University Medical Center appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program to tout a long-used prescription drug called hydroxycholoroquine (HC) as a safe and effective cure for the coronavirus:

Subsequent to that announcement, detailed in Friday’s Campaign Update, the public was informed of other successful trials and use of this treatment in China and South Korea. The President himself talked about the potential for HC to be a game-changer in fighting the Chinese virus.

Presto! A new corrupt media narrative is born. Trump likes something, it must be bad. If it’s good for the American people, it’s got to be hella bad for the corrupt news media and their Democrat masters. Thus, now we are seeing pieces like this one from Bloomberg pop up all over the corrupt media complex:

Virus Drug Touted by Trump, Musk Can Kill With Just Two Gram Dose

The drug touted by the U.S. President Donald Trump as a possible line of treatment against the coronavirus comes with severe warnings in China and can kill in dosages as little as two grams.

China, where the deadly pathogen first emerged in December, recommended the decades-old malaria drug chloroquine to treat infected patients in guidelines issued in February after seeing encouraging results in clinical trials. But within days, it cautioned doctors and health officials about the drug’s lethal side effects and rolled back its usage.

This came after local media reported that a Wuhan Institute of Virology study found that the drug can kill an adult just dosed at twice the daily amount recommended for treatment, which is one gram.

As the drug hasn’t been approved by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration to treat the disease known as Covid-19, the Chinese experience may be useful as the American regulator studies the medication which has been endorsed by Trump as well as Tesla Inc. chief executive officer Elon Musk.

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It isn’t until the 9th and 10th paragraphs in the piece that we see that an honest news organization would have focused on the undeniable fact that HC has in fact been highly effective in China in treating the virus, just as it has been in other parts of the world:

Chloroquine was among the first group of therapies Chinese scientists identified as being effective in curbing the new coronavirus. Clinical trials on about 130 patients demonstrated the drug’s ability to reduce the severity of the illness and speed up virus clearance, according to China’s Ministry of Sciences and Technology.

Chroloquine phosphate was officially recommended on Feb. 19 in the Covid-19 treatment guidelines published by China’s National Health Commission, along with a few other drugs such as AbbVie Inc.’s Kaletra and flu drug arbidol as antiviral treatments for patients. The commission recommended no more than a 10-day course of chloroquine for adult patients at 500mg — half a gram — twice a day.

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Oh, you don’t say. So, what is the basis for the irresponsibly sensationalist and misleading headline? Why the final paragraph, of course:

A woman in Wuhan proved how lethal chloroquine can be when it’s taken beyond the recommended dose. On Feb. 25, Shanghai-based The Paper reported that she took 1.8 grams of the drug she ordered online after suspecting she had the coronavirus. She did not, but the drug caused her to develop malignant cardiac arrhythmic, which can cause sudden death, and she was admitted to the intensive care unit.

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So, here we have a woman who took almost FOUR TIMES THE RECOMMENDED DOSE of HC who developed a heart arrhythmia as a result. Go figure.

Folks, ANY drug taken in massive quantities far above the recommended dosage can be lethal.

This is what your corrupt news media does in its zeal to try to damage the hated Trump. It is the kind of thing it does every day in its desperation to attract clicks to its websites. It is incredibly irresponsible and frankly unpatriotic in a time of national emergency.

These people are sick, and not due to a virus.

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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There may be a Larger Agenda at Play Here

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

“There’s something happenin’ here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.” – Not trying to raise alarm here, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that there may be some larger agenda taking place in our society behind the scenes that has not yet risen to the surface.

The government’s response to the China Virus, so oversized when compared to its responses to H1N1 and other previous virial plagues, indicates that either we are not being told the entire truth about this current virus, or that something else is driving this train.

The manner in which the national media worked in overdrive during February to create a national panic cannot be discounted as a motivator of the government’s decision to literally shut down 75% of the U.S. economy in an unprecedented attempt to control the spread. But does that really explain it all? The destruction of wealth we have witnessed in just the past few weeks is astonishing, as millions have lost jobs and businesses and seen their retirement funds decimated.

If this was, as we were initially told, just a two-week effort to control the spread, then a quick recovery might be in the offing. But as this past week progressed, the estimates of timelines began to extend as the measures by state and federal governments became more draconian. The states of California, New York and Illinois are either now or will soon be 100% shelter in place mode with people allowed outside their homes for only a few exceptions. More states will no doubt follow within days.

Policing these shelter-in-place orders will require the activation of state National Guard units, and we can see the Administration already making plans to acquiesce to pressure from various governors – like New York’s Andrew Cuomo – to activate Army units to assist.

Certainly, the justification for such measures of trying to avoid overwhelming our hospitals and medical supplies/equipment is a reasonable objective. But if we create a 25% unemployment rate and skyrocketing poverty and homelessness in the process, thousands more Americans will die in the coming months not from the Chinese Flu, but from inability to feed themselves or obtain proper medical care.

If we had seen this kind of government reaction to the H1N1 outbreak in 2009/10, when Barack Obama waited until 60,000 were infected and over 1,000 dead before really doing much of anything, then all of this would be understandable. But obviously, we did not see that then, in part because the lapdog media never questioned anything Saint Barack ever did or said.

As much as I like and trust President Trump to protect the American people above all else, there can be no denying at this point that we are literally turning our country into a police state and destroying a massive slice of our economy in order to limit the spread of this virus. We are told that this is all temporary, but how temporary it all is just keeps becoming less and less temporary with every passing day.

Something bigger is in play here. What it is ain’t exactly clear, yet, but we will know soon enough. Again, this is not to raise alarm – I can think of several potential scenarios that would actually be positive developments in the long run.

Be careful. Be safe. Protect your loved ones. Pay careful attention to what the President is telling you and no attention at all to CNN or the New York Times.

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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America Must Disentangle Itself From China

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

Never let a good crisis go to waste. – If the China virus produces no other positive outcome, at least it has clearly demonstrated to anyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities that our country can no longer afford to be entangled in any real way with the Chinese communist government. Let’s look at just some of the reasons why:

In a globalist world, secrecy kills. – Communist governments by their very nature are dishonest and secretive. They must take so many repugnant actions in order to exert control over the masses, actions that they can never allow civilized nations to see if they are to be allowed entre’ to global markets. As Axios detailed in a story Wednesday evening, the ChiComs’ secretive nature where coronavirus is concerned has had a devastating impact on the global economy and threatens to cost hundreds of thousands of human lives.

From the Axios story:

Axios has compiled a timeline of the earliest weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in China, highlighting when the cover-up started and ended — and showing how, during that time, the virus already started spreading around the world, including to the United States.

Why it matters: A study published in March indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited.

This timeline, compiled from information reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the South China Morning Post and other sources, shows that China’s cover-up and the delay in serious measures to contain the virus lasted about three weeks.

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That’s right: 95% of what you are seeing happening today in America and the rest of the world is directly the result of ChiCom dishonesty and secrecy. There simply must be a price to be paid for this level of mendacity.

ChiCom money corrupts other countries. – You can start this with the activities of Joe and Hunter Biden related to China while Quid Pro Joe was Vice President and Obama’s “point man” for China policy. Joe takes Hunter on a trip with him to China, and a week later Hunter’s fledgling firm secures $1.5 billion in Chinese largesse. If you don’t think this rank influence peddling corrupted Biden’s decision making related to U.S. foreign policy, I don’t even know what to say to you.

Then you have the way in which Chinese investments in American media operations have turned half of the White House press corps into blatant ChiCom stooges. After a reporter for OAN, Chanel Rion, asked President Trump how he feels about so many of her colleagues basically parroting ChiCom propaganda in their corrupt reporting yesterday, she was mercilessly harassed by those same colleagues for the rest of the day. After harassing Rion, those corrupt reporters then turned back to parroting ChiCom talking points.

Make no mistake about this: The content and tenor of what these “reporters” put onto the airwaves is dictated from the top down in these corrupt news organizations. Most, if not all of those corporations are heavily entangled with and dependent upon ChiCom money, and money talks, with these corrupt reporters serving as the mouthpiece. This is why you see these people react so emotionally every time President Trump correctly refers to this current plague as a virus that originated in China.

Supply chains are the economy’s life’s blood. – The one saving grace of our financial entanglements with China is that China’s economy is even more reliant on American money than vice versa. When we are more dependent on a communist country for pharmaceuticals and antibiotics than we are dependent on the Middle East for oil, we are enormously vulnerable as a country. Were China not so reliant on U.S. money, we would probably already be suffering from interruptions in pharmaceutical supplies. This cannot be allowed to stand.

It is an act of outright insanity to allow the very health of our citizens to be in the hands of a communist government. This must change, and this crisis affords the President and members of congress who aren’t also in the pockets of the ChiComs the opportunity to force the change. We need new regulations requiring the entire supply chains of critical goods like pharmaceuticals to be contained within our borders.

Here’s the good news. – The entire Trump economic plan from Day 1 has been designed to gradually force the decoupling of the U.S. economy from China. A big part of making America great again is to bring U.S. manufacturing, U.S. supply chains and U.S. jobs back home from China and other parts of the world. This is what Trump’s trade and tariff policies have been working to achieve.

Now, we have this crisis, caused entirely by ChiCom dishonesty and secrecy, that gives the President an opening to accelerate that process. It seems increasingly likely that setting the stage for taking some aggressive action in this realm is why the President has been so focused on making sure everyone understands that China brought this problem to our shores. The ChiComs understand this, which is why they and their corrupt media toadies in the U.S. have responded to the President’s use of the term “Chinese virus” in such panicked tones.

This is what Donald Trump promised to do throughout his campaign for the presidency, and this is one of the main things we elected him to do. No president in American history has been so myopically focused on keeping the promises made during his campaign as Trump has been.

Decoupling from China is an enormous challenge, but Donald Trump has proved repeatedly throughout his adult life that enormous challenges are his favorite kind.

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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From Kung Flu to Bat Virus, The Corrupt Media Beclowns Itself One More Time

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

Just when you thought the corrupt, fake news media could not possibly become any more corrupt or fake than it already was, they go and prove you wrong. – As President Donald Trump and his administration mobilize the entirety of the federal government in the fight to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, he and his task force members are doing everything they can to keep the public informed. Simply put: Our country is now on a war footing, regardless of anyone’s opinion about whether or not such measures are actually justified.

The President and his team hold press conferences at least once every day, often twice or even more, as a part of this effort. During a time like this, any patriotic American who cares about this country and our fellow citizens would hope that people who hold themselves out to be “news reporters” would focus their questioning on actual news-related stuff, and do their best to leave their leftist political correctness and active grudges against the President secured away in the enormous fanny packs in which all their rage-filled grudges are stored.

Well, you can hope that, but you would be disappointed if you did. Take the raging nitwit below as a prime example of a corrupt reporter using yesterday’s televised press conference as an excuse to grandstand her own grudge against President Trump and his ongoing, 100% accurate use of the term “Chinese virus” to describe what he is fighting:

Reporter (no idea who she might be): “Ok, why do you keep calling this the Chinese virus? There are reports of dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans in this country. Your own aide, Secretary Azar, says he does not use this term because ethnicity does not cause the virus. Why do you keep using this? A lot of people say it’s racist?”

President Trump: “It’s not racist. It’s not racist at all, no. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate. I have great love for all of the people from our country. But, as you know, China tried to say at one point – maybe they’ve stopped now – that it was caused by American soldiers. That can’t happen. It’s not going to happen, not as long as I’m President. It comes from China.”

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Now, about those “dozens of incidents of bias against Chinese Americans,” which this reporter wants people to believe were somehow caused by the President correctly identifying where this virus originated: Most likely almost all such reports – assuming they even exist anywhere outside of this reporter’s mind – are false. Possibly all of them made up by leftist activists pursuing their political agenda, an Alinsky tactic that Democrats and their media toadies use all the time.

Do idiots exist in our society who exercise bias against Chinese Americans? Sure. There are idiots in our society who exercise bias against all races, colors and religions in America. No society of 339 million people can ever be free from the acts of idiots.

This reporter is one of those idiots, exercising her rage-filled bias against a President trying to get accurate information to the American people. And she wasn’t even the worst example from yesterday’s press conference – check out this raging clown show:

Reporter (Again, no earthly idea who she is): “There’s reporting that the federal government has a plan that shows this coronavirus outbreak might last as long as 18 months – are you seeing those numbers?

President: “No, I’m not seeing that at all.”

Reporter: “And my second question is, there are some, at least one White House official who used the term ‘Kung flu’, referring to the fact that this virus started in China. Is that acceptable? Is it wrong? Are you worried that, that having this virus be, be talked about as a Chinese virus, that that might …

President: “I wonder who said that. Do you know who said that?”

Reporter: “That, I’m not sure the person’s name, but would you condemn the fact …”

President: “Say the term again.”

Reporter [clearly lying]: “Th, um, a person at the White House used the term ‘Kung flu'”…

President: “Kung flu.”

Reporter: “My question is, do you think that’s wrong – Kung flu – and do you think using that term Chinese virus, that puts Asian Americans at risk?”

President: “No, not at all. No, not at all. I think they probably would agree with it 100%. It comes from China.”

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You seriously could never make this up, folks. In the middle of a national emergency, an emergency that is going to end up ultimately killing hundreds, if not thousands of Americans, all these tiny-brained “journalists” can focus on is political correctness. If these people had been alive on D-Day, they would have used their time to chastise FDR for someone in the White House using the term “kraut”, or maybe for using unfair stereotypes to demonize Herman Goehring.

It is a stunning display of not only inexcusable, pervasive bias in the American media, but also of what can only be called rank stupidity. These reporters are just plain stupid people who have no sense of priority.

But hey, in case anyone is sitting there thinking I’m picking on the women, fear not: The award for absolute dumbest, most brain-dead corrupt reporter take of the day goes to Richard Engel of NBC News:

*sigh*

The American media is garbage. Smelly, rancid, putrid garbage.

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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