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NBC Admits Media Bias, but only in a Highly-Biased Way

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Even the fake news media’s pieces admitting media bias subconsciously display the media’s bias. – NBC has a piece at what it calls its “Think” website this morning that actually admits that the media is biased against conservatives.  Yippeee!!!  Happy days are here again!!!!  All the fake reporters have realized the error of their news-faking ways and are going to start reporting real news again!!!!

Ok, don’t get too excited.  This isn’t that, not remotely close to it.

The piece is actually just another hit piece on President Trump and his supporter base, which continues to grow in spite of all the #fakenews hysteria generated by outlets like NBC and CNN, written by an inveterate “Never Trumper” named Evan Siegfried. Siegfried bills himself as a “Republican strategist,” though the origins of that tag remain somewhat mysterious.

Among Siegfried’s previous writings is a piece he penned in May 2016 for the dying anti-Trump rag the New York Daily News titled “Why I’m With Her: A Republican strategist explains why he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.”  Oh.  That guy.

So you end up with a piece in which the President of the United States is accused of “weaponizing” the media’s own bias, which somehow ends up meaning that anyone who supports the President of the United States of America is living in a “post-fact world.”  This is #NeverTrump dogma, Book 1, Chapter 1, Verse 1.

Siegfried even goes to the brain-dead length of comparing the media’s treatment of President Trump to a couple of incidents in which New York City’s commie Mayor Bill DeBlasio complained about negative media coverage.  This of course ignores the reality that the NY City media’s coverage of DeBlasio has been overall the sort of fawning groupie coverage the media always gives to Democrats, while President Trump somehow remains a fairly popular POTUS despite vicious media treatment that has been 92% negative according to the Media Research Center.

He does at least correctly point out that the media’s treatment of Mitt Romney and George W. Bush was also absurdly negative and vicious – he could have gone all the way back to Nixon and Reagan to reinforce that point – and points out that the media’s long history of blatant, absurd bias against Republicans is the main reason why almost no one trusts the media to tell a story straight anymore.  But then he destroys all that solid historic foundation work by then going into attack mode on the President and anyone who supports him, in the process revealing his own anti-Trump hatred.

Here are some things he doesn’t point out about the media’s ridiculous behavior towards this President:

  • Neither the Washington Post nor the New York Times currently employs a single commentary writer who takes a pro-Trump view.  Everyone of their “conservative” writers are fervent #NeverTrumpers like Siegfried.  This is an unprecedented circumstance;
  • Just last week, one of the NYTimes’s fake conservative writers, Brett Stephens, admitted he was employed there “to oppose the President.”
  • The week-long media-fed hysteria characterizing the President’s private meeting with Vladimir Putin as being somehow unprecedented (it wasn’t) and even “treasonous” (it wasn’t);
  • The New York Times is still paying an anti-Trump reporter who was recently discovered to be trading sex for the illegal leaking of classified information.  She has simply been reassigned;
  • The Media Research Center – which Siegfried himself cites – has compiled a list of dozens of outright false reports filed by myriad media outlets, all negative to Mr. Trump, since Trump was was sworn into office.  Only a small handful of those outright false reports have resulted in negative consequences for the reporters and editors who allowed them to go to press;
  • Siegfried doesn’t mention the obvious, blatant message coordination that takes place between leading Democrats and pretty much every national media outlet on a daily basis.  Rush Limbaugh puts together montages of all these people parroting not just the same positions on issues, but the exact same words 2-3 times every month.  He could do one every day if he wanted to;
  • He doesn’t mention the obvious media practice of dummying up false stories based on “anonymous sources” every time there is a news development that is positive to the President.  John Kelly is about to celebrate his one-year anniversary as Trump’s Chief of Staff, and we have been through at least a dozen rounds of “John Kelly hates the President and is about to resign” media-generated rumor mongering since he took the office last August.  That appears to be the NYTimes’s  and CNN’s default fake story whenever they can’t find a porn star or centerfold to talk about;
  • And of course, Siegfried doesn’t make note of the fact that so many of these “journalists” make a practice of making their outright hatred for this President known to the world on their Twitter and/or Facebook accounts every day, which is the real key to everything here.

If it has done nothing else positive for our society, social media has served as the great unmasker of these people pretending to be unbiased “journalists.”  In times past, the American public had very little knowledge of the personal lives and attitudes of the reporters and editors who shaped the news every day.  That has all changed now, thanks largely to their 280-character daily rants on Twitter.

The truth is that we Trump supporters consider most of the media establishment to be #FakeNews today because we now know them so much better than we ever have before.  And that familiarity breeds contempt.

Just another day in fake news media America.

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[UPDATED] CNN, NYTimes Dummy up Some Great Fake News in Advance of GDP Report

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

God bless them and their families. – The remains of 55 U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean Conflict more than 65 years ago arrived back in the United States on Thursday, as part of the commitments Kim Jong Un made to President Donald Trump in their meeting in Singapore last month.  The transfer coincides with the 65th anniversary of the armistice that created the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea and ended the active military fighting phase of the Conflict.  The U.S. government believes that the remains of around 5,300 U.S. military personnel still reside in North Korea, so yesterday’s event was just a down payment on what will be a long and somber process.

The #FakeNews follies just keep on coming. – In a desperate effort to distract public attention from this morning’s release of what is expected to be very strong 2nd quarter GDP numbers, the fake news media worked overtime rolling out the rumors yesterday.

My favorite bit of fake news came from New York Times Clinton shill Maggie Haberman, who “reported” that, according to anonymous sources (of course), Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his band of merry Clinton/Obama hacks are now scouring President Trump’s Twitter feed in their ongoing efforts to dummy up a fake obstruction of justice charge.  While Ms. Haberman no doubt intended this fake news to be some sort of bombshell, if it’s true, it’s actually wonderful news for the President and his supporters because it is such a sign of rank desperation on the part of the Mueller team.

Think about it:  Mueller has had dozens of hack lawyers and FBI investigators working round the clock for more than a year now, feverishly searching for some evidence – any real evidence at all would do – that the President somehow obstructed justice during the early days of his presidency.  And he’s got bupkis.  Nothing.  Nada.  Zippo.  Zilch.  So he’s now reduced to assigning these high-powered hacks and gumshoes to spend their days going through the Twitter account of the President of the United States of America, hoping against hope that some smoking gun has just been sitting there in the public domain for months and none of the hundreds of millions of Twitter users have noticed.

Good luck with that, Bob.

Then you have the ever-reliable CNN (why do almost all of these fake news stories originate with either the NYTimes or CNN?) fake reporting that weasel shyster Michael Cohen is supposedly willing to tell Mueller that then-candidate Donald Trump knew in advance of the infamous October 2016 meeting his son Don, Jr. had with that Russian lawyer who the FBI and Clinton Campaign knew all about and were probably paying.

CNN says its “report” is based on “sources with knowledge”.  Well hell, I have “knowledge” of all of this – so do probably half of the people in the United States, given all the time CNN and the myriad other fake news outlets have spent on their vain attempts to turn what was a basic opposition research meeting into some sort of crime over the last 10 months.  I mean, seriously, that vague description by CNN could mean that its “source” for this information is the guy running the hot dog truck down on the corner of 43rd Street and 7th Avenue (those are really great hot dogs, by the way).

But let’s think about what this story means if it turns out to be true:  It means that the candidate knew that his son and others working on his campaign knew they were doing some opposition research, meeting with someone who claimed to have damaging information about their opponent.  If that can be turned into some sort of criminal act, then everyone every involved in any campaign anywhere in the United States needs to have a grand jury convened against them.

The reality is that Mr. Cohen is a desperate man who finds himself on the brink of being prosecuted for allegations of bank fraud, tax fraud and myriad other crimes unrelated to the Trump campaign or presidency.  He is also a notorious serial liar who is willing to say pretty much anything to keep himself from going to prison, where a soft guy like him probably would not fare too well.  So it would not be at all surprising that he might be willing to tell CNN’s alleged story to Mueller to get a deal.

But make no mistake about it:  The reason why you are seeing this story and Ms. Haberman’s bit of news fakery all over your TV sets this morning is simply to give the entirety of America’s fake news media an excuse to by and large ignore the very positive GDP growth numbers that will be released later this morning.

Timing is everything in life, especially if your job is the daily faking of the news.

[UPDATE]  About 5 minutes after I posted this piece, the President began addressing this very subject on his Twitter feed (it’s amazing how often this happens – you’d think he’s reading these things as I type them):

Obviously at least one more to come – I’ll do an update when he posts it.

[Update 2]  aaaaaannnnnd 2 minutes later, here it is:

 

 

Just another day in all #FakeNews all the time America.

That is all.

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Jordan and Meadows Act Against Rosenstein is Transparently Disingenuous

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part I – Facebook’s revenues have begun to decline as conservative members, sick of years of abuse and discrimination coming from the evil minions of Mark Zuckerberg, have begun to abandon the site in droves, and new privacy regulations enacted in Europe begin to take a bite.  The result on Wednesday, after the company’s earnings released failed to meet expectations, was a 17 percent decline in its stock price, and a whopping loss of about $12 billion in net worth for Mr. Zuckerberg himself.  Man, no one could have seen this coming.  Oh, wait…

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Despite Facebook’s sucking wind, the stock markets in general jumped up in late trading after President Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker held an impromptu press conference to announce they’d reached an agreement on a variety of tariff reductions and agreed to a process for lowering them further in the months ahead, with a goal of elimination of tariffs on many products entirely.  For the day, the Dow finished up by 172 points and the NASDAQ rose by 91.  The Winning never really does get old, does it?

Faking the news at CNN is a high stress assignment, Part I – The pressure of faking the news five days a week and sometimes even on weekends is apparently getting to veteran news faker Jake Tapper.  Mediaite has a report this morning detailing an incident in which Tapper went utterly ballistic last week at his “incompetent” staff during a commercial break after they rolled video clips in the wrong order as Tapper was doing his best to smear President Trump.  To be fair to Tapper, given that that’s pretty much all he and his staff do on their daily program, it’s easy to see why he’d be a little ticked off.  After all, smearing the duly elected President of the United States ought to be rote for these people by now.

Faking the news at CNN is a high stress assignment, Part II –  Finally, at long last, the White House took action to control the increasingly hostile and idiotic behavior of the White House press corps yesterday, banning CNN reporter Kaitlin Collins from an afternoon event after she has shouted inappropriate questions at the President, interrupting a morning event.  Naturally, all the other fake news outlets went berserk, accusing the White House of suppressing the press, which is a load of horse manure.

The White House move is neither inappropriate nor unprecedented.  Barack Obama, for instance, banned three reporters from Air Force One during the 2012 campaign after they’d written critical pieces about him.  And when Obama literally had a reporter tossed out of an event in real time for shouting inappropriate questions, the rest of the press corps cheered the action:

Whether these preening peacocks want them or not, every White House has enforced rules of decorum at the events it allows the press to cover.  So while all the fake journalists in the White House press corps were whining about Ms. Collins’ temporary banishment, any thinking American was applauding it as nothing more than a good and belated start.

Yes, let’s start paying foreigners for breaking U.S. law.  Genius idea. – New York Democrat Joe Crowley – you know, the clown who got his butt kicked by 28 year-old lame brain Alexandrea Ocasio Cortez in the Democrat primary a few weeks ago – told a gaggle of fawning fake reporters yesterday that he thinks the U.S. should compensate the illegal alien parents who have been temporarily separated from their children after they committed the crime of illegal entry against our country.  Just when you think Democrats cannot become any more anti-American than they’ve already become, they never fail to prove you wrong.

Congress’s Kabuki Dance with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein advances another step.  It’s a big one. – Just two days before the House of Representatives goes off on its annual month-long August recess, a group of 11 GOP representatives introduced articles of impeachment against him.  Led by conservatives Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, the group accuses Rosenstein of “intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).”

While all that is no doubt true – Rosenstein’s efforts to stonewall various congressional committees and his participation in the defrauding of the FISA courts have been well-chronicled here and elsewhere – the timing of this action is about as pathetic and transparently without intent to follow through as it could possibly be.  If these GOP congressmen had any real intention of enforcing congress’s authority to perform its oversight duties in the face of blatant DOJ obstruction, they’d have moved against Rosenstein months ago, given that the Deputy AG has been spitting on congress’s document requests for more than a year now.

“We’ve caught the Department of Justice hiding information, redacting information that they should not have redacted,” Jordan charged, adding that Rosenstein had attempted to intimidate House staffers with subpoenas.  “We’re tired of the Justice Department giving us the finger,” Jordan added. “The American people are sick of it.”

Yes, the American people are sick of it.  But the American people are also sick of members of congress being disingenuous with their constituents.  The introduction of these articles of impeachment, two days before a lengthy recess, with the full knowledge you do not have the votes to succeed (which Jordan and Meadows both admitted when discussing the subject no more than 10 days ago) and that it will all be a forgotten subject by the time you return to Washington DC after Labor Day, is about as disingenuous as it gets.

Tellingly, Congressman Jordan said he and Meadows had not even spoken to GOP House leadership about the impeachment articles, but said that “The American people are with us — that’s what matters.”

Keep pulling more stunts like this, Congressman, and the American people won’t be with you much longer.  Timing is very important on stuff like this, and the disingenuous timing for this stunt couldn’t be more obvious.

Just another day in a pox on all their houses America.

That is all.

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The Democrat Meltdown Over the Supreme Court Vacancy Gets Off to a Rollicking Start

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? Part I – With Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his long-anticipated retirement from Supreme Court on Wednesday, it was just like Election Night 2016 over at CNN.  Check out these looooooooonnnnnng faces:

Just charming, aren’t they?

Tired of all this Winning yet?  Part II – Oh, but it got even better over on Twitter (because liberal outrage and angst is always better on Twitter), with SJWs and snowflakes wailing out their innermost feelings in 280 characters or less.  Here are a couple of examples:

And this:

Yes, because this 81 year-old man had an obligation to keep working to make sure helpless snowflakes like Molly Knight wouldn’t have meltdowns on Twitter.  My goodness.

There were many  more examples of liberal depravity and dementia in the wake of Kennedy’s announcement, but they pretty much all involve the “F” word or explicit references to male and female body parts, so I won’t quote them here.

Note that Ms. Knight is already promising riots over this change in a single Supreme Court justice.  She was far from alone.  Former Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) told the execrable Nicole Wallace on MSNBC that “It’s time for Democrats to throw down, and what I mean by that is we’ve been playing by the rule book, and Donald Trump and Republicans have been playing by street rules,” Edwards said. “We need to play by street rules.”

Oh, hey, everyone, what we’ve been seeing from the lunatic Democrats the last 20 months is them “playing by the rule book.”  Of course, Ms. Edwards left out that it’s the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals rulebook, but I’m sure she just ran out of time.

Then there’s Angela Rye, who is some sort of “analyst” for last-place CNN.  Her advice to Democrats went like this:  “They have to raise hell,” Rye said. “I said it kind of—whatever, but I mean, like, seriously. This is a decision that doesn’t just impact our lives next year or the next two years.”  Man, is that some serious analysis, or what?

Not to be outdone, alleged serial woman harasser Chris Matthews (how does this guy still have his job?) told his audience that the nomination fight over Kennedy’s vacant seat is a “time for vengeance” for Democrats. See?  This is the Democrats and their fake media guardians, playing by that “rule book.”

While the Democrats were actually relieved that Kennedy’s announcement now gives them an excuse to quit talking about the fake “don’t separate the families!” border issue that is killing them in the polls, the truth is that the politics of this situation are equally horrible for them, really as bad as they could possibly be.  Even though craven RINOs like Susan Collins and Jeff Flake are already scurrying out of the woodwork promising to use the nominating process to satisfy personal grudges with President Trump, the fact of the matter is that the Democrats don’t control a single lever of power in this process – they have no means whatsoever of stopping it.

For that, they have their own ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to thank, because it was Reid who decided to go down the road of eliminating the filibuster rule on judicial nominations.  Too bad, so sad, as my kids used to say.

To make matters even worse, the Democrats in this mid-term election year have at minimum 8 incumbent senators from states won by Donald Trump in 2016 who are in serious jeopardy of losing their bids to retain their seats.  The vote on Kennedy’s replacement will in all likelihood come at some point in October, bare weeks before Election Day.

Think of the fix in which this places Democrat senators like North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, Montana’s Jon Tester, Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, Florida’s Bill Nelson, and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin.  They and other vulnerable Dems are going to be placed under severe pressure by the Party’s far-left voter base and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to march in lockstep (because marching in lockstep is what good little fascists are best at) with the rest of the Democrat senators in opposing any nominee.  But for many of these folks, doing that will be fatal, assuming President Trump puts forward another nominee of similar character and quality as Neil Gorsuch.

Trust me, Trump’s nominee has to be someone who is completely impeccable of character and whose record of public service is unassailable in any honest way.  The Democrats will go to extreme lengths to “Bork” him or her by portraying them as “too extreme” to assume a seat on the highest court.  Failing that, they will then subject the nominee to the Clarence Thomas strategy, so expect a parade of people coming forward to hurl false accusations of harassment or some other form of bad behavior in an effort to execute what then-nominee Thomas called “a high-tech lynching.”  Because this is what the Democrats and their media guardians do.

One thing we can all be absolutely certain of is this:  President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three words) will put forward a stellar, high-character, strict constructionist nominee to fill this vacancy.  He will do that because that is what he promised to do in his campaign, and this man, like no president before him, keeps his promises to the American people.

Just another day in Donald Trump keeping his promises to America.

That is all.

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This was not the plan for the Fake News Media. Oh, no – not even close.

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(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

This was not the plan for the fake news media.  Oh, no – not even close.  Part I – President Donald Trump held another of his raucous rallies in South Carolina on Monday, this one in support of the re-election of Governor Henry McMaster, and things just did not go well, not well at all for CNN’s poor little Jim Acosta.

First, well before the evening’s program got underway, Acosta was, ahem, ‘accosted’ by someone’s great-grandmother, an older lady who decided it would be fun to hang out near the CNN position waaaayyyyy at the back of the hall and repeatedly shout “get him out!  get him out!”  You know, the kind of behavior that CNN loves to award copious amounts of air time whenever it comes from anyone on the political left.

Things just got worse for the little fake reporter when he went on-air for a live shot at his seditious network.  As Acosta went into his standard, tiresome anti-Trump screed, the crowd erupted with chants of “Go home, Jim!” and “CNN go home!”  Then, to top things off, one enterprising guy got close enough to get his “CNN Sucks” sign into the shot, and remained in the shot on live CNN feed for a good 15 seconds.

Of course, since these were Trump supporters and not professional leftwing agitators, this was all in good fun.  No one was threatened, no one was assaulted, no one was harmed, and many in the crowd actually came over to Acosta and other members of the press to take selfies and get autographs.  Because these people are Americans who love America, not a bunch of paid agitators.

But, well, CNN does suck, and Acosta is one of the main reasons why.

 

This was not the plan for the fake news media.  Oh, no – not even close.  Part II –Hey, check out this tweet from ABC News and the film embedded in it:

You know what that is?  That is President Donald J. Trump forcing the unwilling fake journalists at ABC to accidentally cover what is actually happening every hour of every day along our country’s border with Mexico.  That report actually aired on ABC’s prime time newscast, something the network would have never dreamed of airing just two weeks ago.

Here are other long-ignored border-related issues that the fake news media has accidentally been forced to cover in its efforts to support its Democrat wards on this fake “don’t separate the families!” issue:

  • Child trafficking and human smuggling;
  • Sex slavery, often involving young children;
  • Mexican gang warfare, often taking place north of the border;
  • How deeply these gangs, including MS13, have infiltrated our nation’s cities;
  • How woefully under-staffed our Border Patrol is;
  • The fact that 4 out of 5 of the kids in these holding centers are unaccompanied minors;

This list of border issues long ignored by the fake news media because they reflect badly on their political wards could go on and on.  If you are wondering why this issue is polling horribly for the Democrats, this is why:  Millions of Americans who stupidly depend on the major TV networks and CNN for their “news” have learned about the issues above for the first time over the past two weeks.

And then, of course, there’s Maxine Waters.  The Braying Buffoon has gone and gotten herself in a pickle with her clear incitements to violence over the weekend.  The ugly film of her repugnant screams has done irreparable damage to the increasingly depraved and despicable Democrat Party, and will no doubt provide dozens of Republican congressional candidates with fodder for extremely effective campaign ads in the Fall.

How bad is it for the Dems, you ask?  It’s so bad that both Chuck Schumer and San Fran Nan felt the need to repudiate Waters’ actions on Monday.  Schumer did so directly with a speech on the Senate floor, and Pelosi did it indirectly in a tweet, because that’s the kind of political coward she truly is.

Trust me on this, folks:  Neither Schumer nor Pelosi would have said a damn thing about the Mad Maxine incitements unless they had received some extremely negative polling and/or focus grouping information.  Those are the only things that motivate any Democrat politician to do anything.  Well, other than money.

Before any of you goes and gives these two slimeballs any credit at all for doing the right thing here, you need to remember that they and their silence are the main reasons why we have arrived at this point to begin with.  These two and every other leader in the Democrat Party have remained disgracefully silent through 20 months of riots, violent protests, public assaults on Trump supporters, public assaults on Trump officials, spying on Trump and his people by the FBI and a trumped-up Special Counsel witch hunt, all of which have combined to create the current toxic atmosphere in our public discourse.

Had either of these two clowns, or Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or even Bernie Sanders had the personal integrity to speak out and condemn the rising violence and anti-social behavior on the political left since Election Day 2016, things would have immediately calmed down.  But they all – every one of them – bought into the “Resistance” and adopted it as their Party’s sole platform for the 2018 elections.

They all remained silent because, hey, this was the plan.  It’s been the plan all along, and save for the situations in which an idiotic rant by the Braying Buffoon costs them in the polls, it will remain the plan going forward for one simple reason:  The Democrat Party is bankrupt of ideas.

Think about it:  Everything the Democrat Party has stood for during the Obama Administration has been revealed to have been a lie.  The “new normal” of less than 2% economic growth?  A lie.  If you like your plan you can keep your plan?  A lie.  The Paris Climate Accords?  A pathetic lie.  You can’t just wave a magic wand and make those manufacturing jobs reappear?  A pathetic lie.  It’s impossible to root out ISIS?  A disgraceful lie.  We can’t drill our way to energy security?  A laughable lie.  The Iran deal?  A despicable lie.  You can’t talk to North Korea and get anything out of it?  A disgusting lie.  Open borders are good for the country?  A nation-ending lie.

These are desperate people now, because nothing they do works.  President Trump’s polling numbers have actually risen over the past two weeks amid all the fake hysteria about the border.  They are utterly shocked by this and have no idea what to do to change the dynamic.

Thus, they will do what they’ve done for the last 20 months:  Gradually try to drop this subject and move on to another faked-up scandal.  Because that really is all they got.

Just another day in November is going to be a Red Wave wipeout America.

That is all.

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Horowitz Report Drops Today – Teen Drama Queens Prepping Their Defense

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Note:  The wonderful photoshop that accompanies this piece was constructed by a loyal Campaign Update reader who asked to be credited only as  dagalas.]

Hey, y’all, so far this week, President Donald Trump has gotten the Democrats and the fake news media to endorse:

– War games
– Nuclear weapons
– Refusing to negotiate with despots (where were they when Obama did that Iran deal?)
– Neverending war on the Korean peninsula

And it’s only Thursday morning!

PSA: Those loud noises you are hearing right now are just the sounds of liberal heads exploding…. – Two Norwegian lawmakers formally nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday.  The two are of course described as “right-leaning” members of Norway’s “Progress Party, which advocates for limited immigration and shrinking the size of government.”  Gosh, such radical ideas, wanting to preserve your country’s native culture and holding down the size of government.  If we didn’t have biased, stupid media, we would have no media at all in America.

And speaking of biased, stupid, fake news media…

“Ok, the President had a really great summit in Singapore, sadly.  So, here’s what we do:  ABC, you go with the fake report about Michael Cohen turning on Trump.  CBS, you toss out the false report about Sarah Sanders resigning.  CNN, well, you have the porn star franchise, so get on it!” –  Seriously, it’s like clockwork:  Any time President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three words) has a domestic or international triumph, all the fake news media outlets start pumping out fake news stories designed to distract attention.

If that seems like a coordinated plan to you, that’s because it is a coordinated plan.  This is what your fake news media is in today’s world:  They aren’t “news” organizations, they are propaganda arms of the Democrat Party.  It’s been this way for quite some time now – at least since 1992, but really since shortly following World War II.

It’s become more amplified since November 2016 because the people at the top of these organizations are increasingly desperate.  With every successive act of #Winning, President Trump reveals the DC “Establishment” – mainly Democrats but also a raft of disloyal Republicans – to be a decades-long utter fraud perpetrated on the American people.  Tuesday’s election results, in which a challenger loyal to the President – Katie Arrington – knocked off longtime DC swamp creature Mark Sanford in South Carolina in a very surprising upset, only served to heighten the fake media’s panic.

And guess what?  Today is the day the next report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz drops.  Just imagine the frenzied flood of freakin’ news-fakery we are about to be treated to in the wake of that document going public at 3:00 ET this afternoon.  It will be glorious.

Several readers have asked this week what we should expect from this next Horowitz report.  My only honest answer is, hell if I know.  There are reasons to be concerned about what it might – or more likely, might not – contain, and reasons to be optimistic about it.

First, it is key to remember that the scope of this report is limited:  It only covers the DOJ/FBI conduct of its blatantly fake investigation into the Clinton email scandal, an investigation that we already know was little more than a desperate coverup designed to keep Barack Obama’s favored candidate from going to federal prison.  Horowitz is still working on a more comprehensive, subsequent report whose scope is far broader and will cover all of the DOJ/FBI efforts to fix the 2016 election and spy on the Trump Campaign, transition team and administration.

The main reason to be concerned about today’s report is that Horowitz has no doubt been placed under massive pressure internally at DOJ to mealy-mouth his findings.  We’ve already seen one report that the report will find ex-FBI Director and current teenage drama queen James Comey to have been “insubordinate”, but probably will not find him to have committed any crimes.  If that account – based of course on anonymous sources only – is accurate, then this report is a major fraud given that we already know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Comey has committed multiple perjuries before congressional committees and illegally leaked classified information to the New York Times.

So, right off the bat, we will have that barometer to inform us conclusively on the relative usefulness of this report.

The next big concern is how much of the report will be redacted.  We must remember that bad actors like Rod Rosenstein have had their greasy fingers all over this report for the past three weeks as it has gone through its review process.  Under Rosenstein’s incredibly corrupt leadership, DOJ has become notorious for redacting vast passages of documents under claims to be protecting national security, only to have it revealed later that the redacted information was merely embarrassing to the Department.  If Rosenstein has had his way with this report, we can expect that less than half of it will actually be open for public review.

But there are also reasons for optimism that this report will at least move the ball forward towards cleaning up some of the DOJ corruption and getting the process of perp-walking and prosecuting the key bad actors underway:

  • Horowitz himself has already agreed to testify before the House Oversight Committee next Monday, and that testimony will be offered under oath and threat of prosecution for perjury.  If he has been forced to make inaccurate changes to his report and the Republican members of that committee have the presence of mind to ask the right questions (we know the Democrats will only try to cover things up) then we can expect Horowitz to offer honest answers.  Or we can hope he will, anyway.
  • Horowitz is considered by most everyone to be one of the good guys, for good reason.  Yes, he served during the Obama Administration, but he was constantly engaged in fights with Obama’s corrupt attorneys general, who did everything they could to deny him the right to conduct his oversight responsibilities.
  • Then there’s the fact that, as noted above, this report has been circulating within DOJ for three weeks and also reportedly shared with the congressional “Gang of 8” – which includes notorious hacks like Dianne Feinstein and Adam Schiff – and none of it has been leaked to the press.  You can be damn sure if the original text of this report exonerated James Comey or Andrew McCabe or Peter Strzok or Lisa Page or any of the other bad actors within the FBI and DOJ, that news would have long ago appeared in the New York Times or Washington Post.  The fact that that has not happened gives us cause to hope that Horowitz has done his job.

A word of caution:  Reports like this are never fully satisfying to anyone.  Regardless of how hard Horowitz might have tried, it is literally impossible to fully keep political motivations out of any 500 page report produced in Washington, DC.

It is also very likely that those of us hoping for full justice will be initially mislead by what might seem to be inconclusive findings or mealy-mouthed language in the report, only to find out later that it is in fact extremely damaging to the subject.  It’s key to remember that Horowitz himself is not the prosecutor here:  His job is to simply lay out the facts, though he does have the power to make criminal referrals if he so chooses.

Once the report is out, the job of prosecuting the bad actors falls to the relevant U.S. attorney.  So, while you might initially be disappointed by language that, say, finds “insubordination” or “ignoring of departmental rules” by a James Comey or Andrew McCabe, we may discover later on that a prosecuting attorney finds that to be evidence of criminal conduct.

Bottom line:  I don’t know what’s in this report yet, but we’ll all have a pretty good idea by about 5:00 this afternoon.  Stay tuned.

Just another day on the poop is about to hit the fan America.

That is all.

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With Enemies Like Nancy Pelosi, Republicans Don’t Need Friends

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The rules, they are a-changin’. – This was the week we learned that the long-detested and off-limits “C”-word is now just fine to use in public.  If you don’t think that’s going to be the net result of leftist celebrities like Sally Field and the execrable Michael Moore praising really bad comic Samantha Bee for her use of the term to describe First Daughter Ivanka Trump, you’re living in a dream world.

After all, defining deviancy down is what left-wingers do best, and they’ve been doing it for more than half a century now.

Remember when Bill Clinton told us that having oral sex with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office was ok because, hey, oral sex isn’t really sex?  Wasn’t that wonderful?  Remember what happened shortly afterwards?

Within a few months, we began to be flooded with stories about kids having oral sex in high schools, junior highs and even elementary schools all over the country because hey, that isn’t really sex.  What, is there a rule against that or something?

So get ready for the coming stream of stories about kids in 3rd grade calling each other the “C” word and school officials having to explain to outraged parents that their offended daughters should just get over it because Sally Field said it was really just fine.  Because that’s what’s coming.

Hey, remember when Obama made a point of posing in front of that mural of Che Guevara?  Yeah, good times…good times… – Bernie Sanders, who has spent his life idolizing Josef Stalin and Fidel Castro, told a fake reporter on Friday that President Trump “kind of likes all the authoritarian leaders.”  No kidding, he really said that.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up.

Speaking of clueless Democrats, how about that San Fran Nan Pelosi?  Isn’t she a pistol?  A reader asked me yesterday when, oh, when are the rank and file Democrats in congress going to get rid of this doddering nitwit as their leader in the House?  Don’t they realize she’s going to kill them in the midterms?

These are great questions – we’ll get to the answers in a minute.  But first, let’s review Pelosi’s endorsements and condemnations in just the last two weeks:

She has endorsed:

  • The ultra-violent MS-13 gang;
  • Kim Jong Un;
  • Hamas, which has been classified by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization since 1998;
  • Raising taxes;
  • Impeachment;

She has condemned:

  • A 3.7% record low rate of unemployment;
  • Record low Black and Hispanic unemployment;
  • Tax cuts;
  • Rapidly expanding economic growth;
  • The effort to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula;
  • Accelerating wage growth;

This is not the makings of a winning campaign platform for the Democrats’ down-trodden congressional candidates.

Now, the answers to the readers’ questions:  Yes, they realize she’s killing them, and no, she’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  She is clinging to her power like a rabid squirrel clinging to its last acorn.

Isn’t that great news for Republicans?  Why yes, yes it is.

After all, if the fake news media had any standards, it wouldn’t be fake! – MSNBC announced on Saturday that it is will continue its pursuit of CNN for the title of Fakest Outlet In The Fake News Universe by hiring former Obama advisor Ben Rhodes to be its newest fake news analyst.  You might remember Mr. Rhodes as being most famous for going around bragging about having created an “echo chamber” within the national news media on the horrible Iran deal by strategically lying to all the “20-something” naive fake reporters.

Hey, if you’re gonna go fake, you might as well go all-in.

In other news, the Fox News channel has been the #1-rated cable news network for 197 consecutive months.  Proving yet again that liberals have zero sense of self-awareness or ability to engage in real introspective thought.

Just another day in the rules, they are a-changin’ America.

That is all.

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Kill the White House Press Briefings Now

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Your fake news media in action! – The last couple of days have produced one of the fakest fake news stories in fake news media history, typified by this blaring headline in USA Today:  The Feds Lost – Yes, Lost – 1475 Migrant Children.

Of course, the first fake part of this story is the headline – these aren’t “migrant” children, they’re illegal immigrants who crossed our border in violation of our nation’s laws.  The story blames the problem entirely on the Trump Administration, yet these children are mostly unaccompanied minors allowed into this country by the outlaw Obama Administration beginning in 2015, under executive-ordered policies that were also in clear violation of U.S. immigration laws.

Once these unaccompanied minors entered the U.S. in violation of U.S. law, they were intentionally scattered all over the country by Obama’s evil minions at taxpayer expense, often flown first class to their destinations.  Once these illegal immigrants arrived at their destinations, they were registered with local officials of the Health and Human Services Administration, and then simply released into the general population.  Many were reunited with their illegal immigrant parents, some weren’t because – shockingly! – their illegal immigrant parents didn’t really want to be found by government authorities.

Is it really any surprise, then, that of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors allowed into this country under this illegal program, the government has lost track of 1,475 of them since 2015?  Wouldn’t this be completely expected, especially given the reality that a pretty good percentage of these parents are criminals who are going to do everything they can to hide from law enforcement?

This is a classic example of Josef Goebbels-style media propaganda, in which a statistic that is actually real is turned into a Big Lie that both ignores the cause and places the blame on some convenient boogeyman.  Goebbels would have blamed it all on the Jews;  our fake news media blames it all on Trump.

These people are disgraces to their dead profession.

Speaking of disgraces to the dead profession of journalism, CNN’s Little Jimmy Acosta, the dimmest bulb at the fakest news network in the history of mankind, was whining on his Twitter feed Friday evening:

So, he had to whine on his Twitter feed because he hasn’t been getting to get his whining done at the White House press briefings as often as he’d like recently.  Isn’t that terrible?  Don’t you feel awful for him?  No?  Yeah, me neither.

Look, I’m all for freedom of the press, but there is no reason why the White House – any White House – should ever hold a daily press briefing.  These briefings didn’t even begin until the 1970s – somehow, the Republic had managed to survive for almost two centuries without them.  The briefings became a daily thing for awhile during the Nixon Administration, in a failed effort to get Nixon’s message out through the news media of the time.  They were largely dropped in the Ford years but started on a daily basis again during the Carter presidency, and have continued with only sporadic interruptions since.

The briefings lost all meaning in 2009, when the fake news media decided to simply perform as pathetic lapdogs to their hero for 8 long years.  Obama could have ended them at any time he wanted to, and you’d have never heard a peep of protest from CNN.

In the Trump Administration, the briefings have devolved into nothing but forums for aspiring peacocks like Acosta to get his relished camera time and for belligerent dopes like April Ryan to throw out the most idiotic questions their tiny minds can come up with.  Trump’s two press spokesmen – Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders – are assaulted on a daily basis, cross-examined by hostile reporters who in fact consider them and the President they represent to be mortal enemies, and none of the Administration’s points of view are ever given fair treatment in any media reporting outside of Fox News or the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal.

Even worse, both Spicer and Sanders have been attacked in the most personal and ugliest ways in social media by the same fake reporters who spend most of their day inside the White House.  It’s to the point now where the relationship has become so hostile with some of the reporters – like Acosta and Ryan – that you really have to wonder how the Secret Service justifies continuing to allow them into the building.

I argued way back in January 2017 that the very best thing President Trump could do with these press briefings is to eliminate them because they serve no legitimate purpose anymore.  Every president has an obligation to keep the American people informed about the actions of their administrations, but no president has any obligation to allow a bunch of hostile enemies of their administration and personnel onto White House grounds on a daily basis.

There are any number of alternative means of getting information to the public that don’t involve placing Sarah Sanders and other White House personnel in harm’s way.  These include:

  • Social media;
  • Taking and answering legitimate questions in writing;
  • Daily press releases summarizing important events;
  • Regular recorded video or audio messages from the President and his senior people;
  • Frequent call-ins to televised news programs, even to CNN on occasion.

The President has obviously been advised by his communications team that continuing to work with the pathetic collection of banty roosters and cackling clowns that make up the White House press corps somehow makes the press coverage of his presidency more favorable.  I said last January that this is horrible advice, and nothing has changed since that time.  The only way this President’s message gets out to the people in any real way today is via his own Twitter account.

This is a very unconventional presidency and it requires the use of unconventional means of communications.  The daily press briefings are a relic from the past that represent a terrible model for today, and they need to be killed.

Here’s hoping that the fact that there have been only 10 in the last 32 days is the start of a trend.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.

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Every Day is “Opposite Day” in the Fake U.S. News Media

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

If you’re shocked at the utterly dishonest manner in which the entirety of the fake mainstream media is covering Spygate (thanks to President Trump for coining that shorthand term today), well, you need to pay closer attention to the Campaign Update and less attention to CNN.

Here’s the short message about this 100% “Opposite Day” coverage:  Get used to it, because it’s going to continue.  At this point in the saga, fake media outlets who have served as nothing but leak receptacles for the Deep State Cabal within the FBI/DOJ for the last 2 years have no choice but to keep coordinating fake narratives with the perps.

And boy, are the perps spreading a fake narrative.  Clapper’s on The View, telling the View Shrews that the Trump should be grateful for the FBI’s efforts to illegally surveil and entrap no fewer than half a dozen members of his campaign.

Ex-FBI Director and current teenage drama queen James Comey’s out there issuing tweets like this one…

…which of course perfectly describes the 8 years of Obama that Americans had had enough of when they went to the polls on November 8, 2016 and elected Donald Trump to the presidency.  But Comey’s either too dense or just too dishonest to realize it.

Interestingly, John Brennan, who the President went after on his own Twitter account on Tuesday, has remained oddly quiet since his Cicero-quoting outburst on Sunday.  But rest assured that can’t last – this is one seditious drama queen who, like Clapper and Comey, simply can’t contain himself.

And hey, when you have The View Shrews, Jake Tapper and the other class clowns at CNN, and the entire staffs at the New York Times and Washington Post eagerly waiting to take dictation from you and spread your false narrative, why not?

The most hilarious part of this comes when some fake reporter or opinionist manages to take a step back and realize that for President Trump, the mass media immolation that is going on is completely to his advantage.  Times fake columnist Frank Bruni went through an incredibly rare moment of clarity on Tuesday with a piece titled “Robert Mueller, You’re Starting to Scare Me.”  In this semi-lucid screed, Bruni frets that all the media focus on the Mueller investigation actually helps Trump enact his agenda by distracting the public’s attention away from all the other things he’s getting accomplished.

Well, welcome to the party, pal.  I’ve been writing about this reality for a freaking year now.  Good of you to suddenly try to catch up.

But trust me, Bruni’s fret is just a flash in the pan at the NYTimes, a one-off that won’t be repeated because it does not fit the narrative the Deep State Cabal is pushing.  Expect to see far less semi-clear thought pieces like Bruni’s, and far more utterly backwards reasoning in stories like this “analysis” from the fake newsers at the ongoing massive dumpster fire that is NBC News:

 

This is me, slapping my damn head reading that tweet.  Ho Lee Cow.

That is all.

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