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Brennan, Strzok, Clapper and our #Fakenews Nation

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin’ on here?” – Man, the Campaign Update goes on vacation for 10 days, and you people let all hell break loose.  Well, ok, all hell breaks loose pretty much all the time in our fake news media society these days, but the past week and 3 days seemed more active than usual.

Just for fun, let’s do a quick review of the highlights that took place while yours truly and the little wifey were minding our own business on the high seas:

Super Duper FBI Agent and aspiring spawn of Satan Peter Strzok got canned.  Yes, friends, Jeff Sessions apparently woke up from one of his 3-week naps early last week and realized that he had forgotten to hit ‘Send’ on that FIRE PETER STRZOK RIGHT FREAKING NOW! memo to FBI Director Christopher Wray that he had drafted way back in April.  Now, if he can just get around to drafting – and sending – that INDICT PETER STRZOK RIGHT FREAKING NOW! memo to John Huber, we can begin to regain some semblance of confidence that our justice system still functions to some extent.

Super Duper FBI Agent and aspiring spawn of Satan Peter Strzok got rich.  Well, ok, not exactly rich, but he did get a nice supplement to his investment fund by setting up a GoFundMe account and watching with glee as thousands of Democrats lined up to give him money, proving yet again that PT Barnum was right when he said there’s a sucker born every minute.

Speaking of the justice system, the jury in the Paul Manafort trial went into its deliberations late last week after the defense rested without calling any witnesses.  The defense believes it was able to poke enough holes in the prosecution’s case prove reasonable doubt, which may well be true given that the jury sent a note to Federal District Judget T.S. Ellis requesting him to define the term for them one more time.  Right after that happened…

The fake news media tried to doxx the Manafort jury!  Yes, friends, the very same fake news media that doesn’t want you all to think it is the enemy of the people proved beyond any doubt at all that it is indeed the enemy of the people by suing the court to obtain the names and addresses of the jury members within hours of it becoming obvious that at least some jury members were thinking about acquitting Manafort due to reasonable doubt.  Given that CNN and the New York Times were among the media outlets making the request, there can be no doubt whatsoever – reasonable or otherwise – that the names and addresses of all of the jurors would be leaked to Antifa and other violent leftist groups within moments of their being obtained.  Does anyone really believe the likes of Sarah Jeoung or Chris Cuomo – who actually endorsed Antifa on air  last week – would even give it a second thought?  Thankfully, Judge Ellis told the fake news purveyors to pound sand, perhaps because he has personally experienced numerous death threats himself and requires round-the-clock security thanks to his involvement in this trial.

John Brennan lost his security clearance.  The former CIA Director and obvious role model for the evil Dar Adal character on “Homeland” initially claimed he was being “silenced,” and then went to the fakest fake journalist he could find – MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow – to give him a reliably softball interview on national television.  During that interview, the guy who had accused the President of the United States of committing “treason” for meeting with the leader of Russia claimed he had never accused the POTUS of committing “treason.” He also told Maddow that he doesn’t “think I’m being political at all.”  Even Maddow smirked at that one.  Brennan got paid by MSNBC to do all of that, by the way.  No wonder President Trump wanted to elevate this guy’s public profile – he is the perfect foil.

James Clapper tossed John Brennan under the bus.  In a desperate bid to save his own security clearance – which he has been blatantly monetizing thanks to his contract with CNN for the last 18 months – the former Director of National Intelligence went on CNN Sunday and tossed his old colleague under the bus, saying that Brennan’s outspokenness was becoming an issue.  Remember that Clapper is also the guy who tossed Barack Hussein Obama under the bus just a few weeks ago when he admitted to CNN that all of the spying efforts on the Trump Campaign by the FBI and other intelligence agencies were instigated at Obama’s request.  Clapper is truly the king of CYA.

Keith Ellison got accused of abusing multiple women and the fake news media couldn’t be bothered to report it.  No surprise here, since Ellison is only the second-in-command at the DNC, which dictates the daily talking points to the fake news media.  Or maybe it’s the other way around.  At any rate, expecting NBC, CBS, ABC, or CNN to report on Ellison’s abuse is like expecting a wife to testify against her husband in a criminal trial.  Not gonna happen, at least not voluntarily.

The New York Times faked up another story on a slow news day.  On Saturday, the fake reporters and fake editors at the fake New York Times got bored and decided to fake up a story about how White House Counsel Don McGahn had spent 30 hours “cooperating” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation.  This set off a clamor among the entire fake media – which basically just cuts and pastes whatever the NYTimes spews out on its pages – that lasted the rest of the weekend.  Analogies to Watergate and John Dean were ubiquitous.  The problem with the story is that it’s very old news, simply a re-wording and recycling of information that had been made public months ago by none other than President Trump himself, who had authorized McGahn’s cooperation in the Fall of 2017, in an attempt to speed Mueller’s efforts along.  And the media wonders why half of America considers it to be the enemy.

The media outlets who claim they don’t conspire against President Trump…conspired against President Trump.  No kidding, on either Tuesday or Wednesday of last week (I was on a boat having too much food and wine so the days kind of all blend together at this point) more than 300 newspapers joined together to pen editorials bashing President Trump.  They thought they were doing something special, but this is what ordinary Americans out here in Flyover Country think of as your average Tuesday or Wednesday – or Thursday or Friday or Saturday or Sunday or Monday, for that matter.

Ok, so those are just some of the highlights that took place over the last 10 days.  I’d fill you in on what the little wifey and I did on our vacation, but it mostly had to do with food and wine and seeing a couple of Broadway productions and getting on and off a big boat and this is getting a little long and I don’t want CNN or the NYTimes doxxing any of the wonderful folks we dealt with along the way.

It’s great to be back.

That is all.

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Chicago is a War Zone – No News There

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Note to CBS:  When you have to publicly declare that your network isn’t broken, your network is broken. – CBS entertainment division head Kelly Kahl led a press event on Sunday and, doing his best Baghadad Bob impression in the wake of the network’s latest major sex abuse scandal, declared there’s nothing to see here, all is well.  No one believed him.

Yes, Councilman, the people of Santa Barbara do lack common sense.  They elected you, after all. – Over at Powerline, Steven Heyward has a hilarious quick read about a member of the Santa Barbara city council (thus obviously a Democrat) who got caught with his rhetorical pants down a couple of weeks ago.  Go read it – you’ll be glad you did.

If Chicago had a Republican mayor, CNN would move its entire operation there and report on nothing but all the killing going on. – As it is, with Democrat thug Rahm Emanuel firmly ensconced in the Mayor’s office, and the brain-dead voters of Chicago too dimwitted to vote him out, CNN can barely be bothered to even notice the fact that no fewer than 63 shootings took place in the Windy City over this past weekend.  Thus far, at least 10 of the victims are dead.  And nobody – literally nobody – in our fake national news media cares.  Doesn’t fit the approved narrative, after all.

As if to emphasize the utter cluelessness and ineffectiveness of the city’s leadership, Superintendent Eddie Johnson attempted to deflect all the blame onto inanimate objects, because of course he did:

“I think some of our more challenging, communities, it’s just imperative that police and the community work together to reduce this gun violence.  We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago.”

Mind you, Chicago – like the other Democrat-led, extreme high crime cities in our country – has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.  The standard answer for any Democrat politician when faced with the abject failure of the policies he or she has favored is of course to simply double-down on more failure.  So, don’t look at the gangs behind the curtain who commit all the violence, or the Democrat welfare state-created culture of broken families and dependency that made the gangs possible in the first place, look at this shiny object over here that you can’t even legally purchase in this city.  That’s the problem.

Don’t kid yourselves otherwise:  These politicians don’t really want to solve the problem, because so many of them are in fact on the take from the gangs committing almost all the killings.  Chicago today is little different from the Chicago of the Prohibition era, with crime gangs having been allowed by ineffective policing to become an ingrained part of the local culture and ultimately owning so much of City Hall that they effectively become a major part of the city’s government.

The Chicago “swamp” is no different than the Swamp in Washington, DC:  You have this embeded, incestuous culture of corruption that ensnares almost everyone that comes into contact with it and becomes a self-sustaining entity.

As I type this piece, there’s a Democrat state representative from Illinois named La Shawn Ford on my television, telling Fox News that Chicago is in a state of emergency, and urging President Trump to send in the National Guard to police some of the neighborhoods in the city.  So at least one Democrat politician in Chicago actually gives a damn, which is nice to know.

But Mr. Ford is fighting a losing battle there, since Mayor Emanuel has declared his city to be a “Trump-free zone,” and will no doubt vehemently oppose accepting any help from the federal government that he can’t control.  Because for corrupt politicians, control is everything.  Just like the corrupt Chicago politicians of the 1920s, you can’t have the feds coming into your city and giving orders.  You can’t just accept federal help because that help would inevitably lead to scrutiny from investigators and auditors and hey, it was the auditors, not Elliott Ness and his Untouchables, who finally managed to put Al Capone in the federal pen.

As of today, August 8, there have been 1,700 shootings in the City of Chicago in 2018.  1,700 Americans wounded or killed, most by the gangs who have become a de facto part of the corrupt city government.

Yes, the city’s in a state of emergency.  Yes, the residents of these poverty-ridden neighborhoods where almost all of the shootings take place desperately need the help of the national government since their local government cares so little about them.

But it will be a cold day in hell before Chicago’s elected leaders allow that to happen.  Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.  With literally zero pressure from the national news media, they have no incentive at all to change.

Just another day in Democrats are destroying Chicago and nobody cares America.

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Lyin’ April Ryan Rebutted by…Jim Acosta???

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Wait.  Somebody didn’t already know this? – The New York Post has a story this morning titled “Twitter is Run by Democrat Donors and Activists.”  Well, yes, yes it is.  So is Facebook.  And Youtube.  And every other social media platform you’re accessing today.

In all seriousness, the piece is by Paul Sperry, one of the handful of real working journalists still functioning in our national news media today, and anything by Sperry is well worth taking the time to read.  So go read it already.

April Ryan is a shameless liar, Part 6,578. – In her ongoing role as irrational propagandist for CNN, the execrable April Ryan told one of the fake news channel’s myriad fake hosts on Friday that, at the President’s rally earlier this week in Tampa, poor little Jimmy Acosta’s “life, in my opinion, was in jeopardy that night.”

Guess who vehemently disagrees with that assessment, and left evidence on his Twitter feed to prove it?  If you guessed Little Jimmy his own self, you a winner!

Take a look:

Hey, in fairness to the lyin’ Ms. Ryan, that baby is dressed in prison stripes, so…

A very, very inconvenient truth for the Ethanol lobby. – It won’t receive any notice from the fake newsers at CNN and the major television network news operations, but the EPA issued a devastating and long-overdue report on the environmental impacts of corn- and soybean-based ethanol on Thursday.

Since the early years of this century the EPA has, through a raft of subsidies and mandates, required oil refiners to mix this stuff into the nation’s gasoline under the guise of improving air quality.  Previous reports by EPA have claimed that it has had some positive effects in reducing ozone.

But this new report – which the Obama Administration was supposed to have issued way back in 2014 but of course failed to do so – reverses that claim and finds a set of other negative environmental impacts from the blending of ethanol with our gasolines:

According to David DeGennaro with the National Wildlife Federation, the report documents millions of acres of wildlife habitat lost to ethanol crop production, increased nutrient pollution in waterways and air emissions and side effects worse than the gasoline the ethanol is replacing.

“In finding that the Renewable Fuel Standard is having negative consequences to a whole suite of environmental indicators,” DeGennaro said, “the report is a red flag warning us that we need to reconsider the mandate’s scope and its focus on first-generation fuels made from food crops.”

Of course, the problem with getting the ethanol out of our national system is that the subsidies and mandates have had the effect of making thousands of farmers dependent on the government dole and propped up an entire industry that in reality should not exist.  Add in the fact that pretty much the entire state of Iowa – whose caucuses are always the first real voting event in every presidential campaign – is heavily reliant on the corn-growing and corn ethanol industries, and you have a real political conundrum for both political parties.

This is reinforced by the fact that the program of subsidies and mandates is statutory in nature.  While EPA does have regulatory authority to tweak the levels of ethanol added to our auto fuels, getting rid of the noxious stuff entirely would require an act of congress, and we all know that isn’t going to happen.  Thus, in spite of this new report, we should not expect any action from the government to curtail the program.

From our ICYMI files… – Oh, hey, in case you missed it – since the fake news media outside of San Francisco is doing its dead level best to pretend the story doesn’t exist – the current ranking Democrat and former chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, was revealed this week to have employed a Chinese spy as her driver.  Not for a day, a week, a month or a year, mind you, but for 20 DAMN YEARS.

Yes, friends, for two solid decades, this DEMOCRAT had a spy for China on her payroll, listening into the conversations and phone calls she made while he was driving her around our nation’s capital.  This CHINESE SPY was in fact Sen. Feinstein’s driver during 2010-12, when Feinstein was Chairman of Senate Intel.  During that three year period, the Chinese government was able to root out and execute the entire U.S. network of intelligence operatives working in its country.

Coincidence?  That’s what Feinstein wants us all to believe, and her pals in the fake news media are lined up right with her, because of course they are.

When Feinstein’s driver was found out in 2013, what happened?  Did the CIA do its job and spirit him off to Gitmo for interrogation and prosecution?  Was he shipped back to his home country?  Anything?  Buehler???

No.  None of that happened.  What happened was, James Comey’s FBI hushed it all up and swept it under the rug, and Feinstein fired the guy and hired a new driver.  Let’s all hope this new guy’s first name isn’t Vladimir.

Just another day in Democrats hate our country and are trying to destroy it America.

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Jim Acosta Goes Full Alinsky on Hannity, Trump Supporters

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The ADP non-farm payroll employment report for July was released yesterday, and of course studiously ignored by our fake national news media.  That’s because the report yet again came in well above expectations, sporting a whopping 219,000 new jobs added vs. analyst projections of 185,000.  Good news for President Trump and the American people = no coverage at CNN, the NYTimes or any of the major TV networks.  It’s a rule or something.

Speaking of CNN, whiny little Jimmy Acosta, who spends his time injecting poison into the nation’s bloodstream from the White House press room 5 days every week, took to Twitter last night to accuse Fox News host Sean Hannity of…wait for it…wait for it…INJECTING POISON INTO THE NATION’S BLOODSTREAM!

I kid you not, the guy who is the literal poster child for the #Fakenews Poison Injecting Association of America got all pissy (which is what he does best) about Hannity’s CNN-bashing opening monologue.  Here’s the tweet:

Don’t you love how this professional purveyor of news fakery adds that he’s “confident in the long run that truth will prevail”?  No doubt that will indeed ultimately happen, but Littly Jimmy won’t like it when it does.

Acosta went on his little Twitter tantrum shortly after he had told one of his fellow CNN fake newsers that the Trump fans at the President’s Tuesday rally in Tampa made him feel “like we weren’t in America anymore,” and that what the President does amounts to “whipping these crowds up into a frenzy” and is “a pitting of American against American and honestly, it needs to stop.”

This is so utterly dishonest.  If you watched the online live feed of the half-hour before the rally began, you saw Acosta  and other members of the press laughing around with people in the crowd, giving autographs, taking selfies with them, and just generally having a good time.  Acosta even sent out a tweet talking about what a good time he has having, while of course taking a false cheap shot at the President, who takes questions from the press almost every day of the week:

What Acosta and CNN do, though, is let the people know when they’re about to go live on camera and encourage them to be as loud and nasty as they can be.  It’s like what the sideline camera crews do with fans at football games.

So having literally created the scene, Acosta then later takes to the air to accuse the same people with whom he’d been paling around of being un-American, and implying they’re a bunch of violence-prone rubes who can easily be whipped into a frenzy.  This is literally the very definition of fake news.  It is also the very definition of encouraging violence to be committed against Trump supporters by de-humanizing them, which is something CNN does every day.

Here’s reality:  In all of the Trump rallies – and there have been hundreds of them since 2015, involving literally millions of Americans – the fake news media has been able to document exactly one incident in which one Trump fan actually committed an act of violence inside one of these rallies, and that was in late 2015 when one old man got mad at a younger protester who had been screaming obscenities at then-Candidate Trump while he spoke, and threw a single punch at him.

Meanwhile, during the campaign there were dozens of incidents in which Trump supporters were violently assaulted – often, as in Santa Cruz, CA, while local police stood around and did nothing – by leftist thugs as they attempted to enter or leave the rallies.  Acosta and his fellow fake newsers at CNN think you’re so dumb you’ve forgotten all of that.  Because, of course, you’re just a bunch of violence-prone rubes.

The truth is that it is CNN, with its constant dog-whistling for violence and absurdly false coverage of this President, that is, along with its wards in the Democrat Party, whipping up and refusing to cover the violence that is taking place on the streets of our country at an alarmingly increasing pace.  Last night, Little Jimmy Acosta was simply engaging in the Democrats favorite Saul Alinsky tactic of projection – accusing your opposition of being guilty of your very own bad behavior.

But hey, he’s been coordinating his efforts with Democrats for years now, so he’s learned from the best.

Just another day in all fake news all the time America.

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The Great Turning of the “Russia Collusion” Tide Continues

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

News you won’t see reported on CNN – Just so you know, your President of the United States of America donated his second quarter salary ($100,000) yesterday to a project that helps rebuild military cemeteries.

Hey, remember all those media-generated rumors that Chief of Staff John Kelly was fed up with the President and going to resign? – Yeah, those were fake.  The White House announced yesterday that President Trump had asked Kelly to commit to staying on through 2020, and that General Kelly has agreed to do so.

This move was intended not only to signal stability in the White House ranks, but to emphasize to the fake news media that the President has no concerns about being caught up in their “Russia Collusion” fantasy or of being impeached by a Democrat congress.  Awesome.

Today’s Required Viewing – Last night, CNN’s fake newsman Anderson Cooper had dimwitted never-Trumper Max Boot on a panel with America’s premier expert on Russia, Prof. Stephen Cohen, to discuss U.S. relations with that country.  The result is five minutes of Cooper and Boot being utterly decimated and made to look like a couple whining children by a vastly superior intellect.  Ever watched your cat toy around with a helpless grasshopper for an hour before finally killing it?  It’s like that.  Just.  Like.  That.

Watch it here.  You’ll be glad you did.

Your Fake News Media in Action! – The fake news media is really running out of scandals to dummy up.  This morning, all the talking heads and fake reporters are attempting to make a big deal out of the President’s claim at his Tampa, Florida rally last night that “you have to show an ID to buy groceries.”  Your fake news media is contending that claim is false, and “THE PRESIDENT’S A LIARRRRRR!!!!!!!!”

Funny, though, I waited for what seemed like an interminable amount of time at the local Albertson’s on Monday as the lady in front of me sllllllooooowly wrote a check for her tab, after which the checker asked her for her driver’s license, which the lady then slooooowwwwwwllllly dug out of her purse.  Which of course is exactly the process that the President was referring to.

So who’s lying?  It’s not hard to figure out.

More news you won’t see on CNN – As you no doubt know by now, since it’s pretty much the only story the fake news media really focused on the last couple of days, the trial of Paul Manafort in Virginia has gotten underway.  While everyone at CNN and the rest of the fake news media continues to claim this is all about their Russia Collusion fantasy play, it is in fact not about Russia or Manafort’s role in the Trump campaign at all.  In fact, is so NOT related to either of those subjects that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crack team of Clinton/Obama hacks has actually instructed their witnesses to avoid mentioning the T-word.

Yes, that’s right:  the hacks running the “investigation” that’s supposedly designed to prove the Trump Campaign “colluded” with Russian agents to influence the 2016 election are actively instructing their witnesses to avoid that particular subject entirely.  Which is not really surprising given that the charges of tax evasion and bank fraud in the case are over Manafort’s dealings from a decade ago.  You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

Oh, hey, that’s not supposed to be happening, because Blue Wave or something. – A new pair of senate race polls show that the media’s effort to revive its whole “Blue Wave” narrative is a bit premature.  In Nevada, where Democrats are just absolutely certain they’ll knock off unpopular GOP incumbent Dean Heller, a new Suffolk poll has Heller leading his challenger by 1 point.  In Florida, where Democrats are just sure their slimy incumbent Bill Nelson will easily retain a seat that was not supposed to be up for grabs, a new Mason-Dixon poll has GOP candidate Rick Scott leading by 3 points.

There is no “Blue Wave” building, folks.  It just isn’t there.

The great turning of the “Russia Collusion” tide continues. – Eight days ago, the Campaign Update detailed the belief that the July 21 release of the FISA warrant filings by Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch would come to be remembered as the event that heralded the great turning of the tide in the whole Trump/Russia collusion fantasy the Democrats and their media guardians have been using to divide the nation for two years now.

Since that piece was written, we’ve seen ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tossed his former boss Barack Obama under the bus and we’ve seen Rudy Giuliani casually toss out the fact that prosecutors and the White House are in possession of dozens of recordings of 2016/17 phone calls between ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and reporters/media executives.

Hey, remember Tony Podesta?  You know, the brother of John Podesta, the spirit cooking chairman of the Hillary Clinton campaign?  The high-powered DC lobbyist who mysteriously shut down his practice, fired all his employees and disappeared from public view last November when his former business dealings with Paul Manafort started making the news?

Yeah, that Tony Podesta.  Now comes this little bit of news, quietly rolled out by the hacks at NBC on their low-traffic website:  It turns out that Mr. Podesta, along with former lobbying partners Vin Weber and former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig have for months now been under investigation by U.S. attorneys working out of the Southern District of New York.

Oh.

The rumor that this investigation had been initiated was first reported way back in November, but then quickly quashed by a fake news media desperate to focus solely on reports negative to President Trump.  But now that the tide is clearly turning in the whole “Russia Collusion” fantasy play, NBC suddenly felt the urge to “update” its previous reporting on this little matter.

The real fun is going to come after DOJ IG Michael Horowitz issues his upcoming FISA abuse report, and all the fake news hacks at NBC and the rest of the #fakenews universe start figuring out what U.S. Attorney John Huber and his 400+ staff of attorneys and investigators have been up to out in Salt Lake City since last summer.  That’ll all start taking place in late August/early September, just when the mid-term election campaigns all get started in earnest.

The only “wave” building in this country is the turning tide in the Russia Collusion fantasy play.

Just another day in the bad guys are losing America.

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Rudy Giuliani Drops a big bad Bomb, Media Pretends not to Notice

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

When Donald Trump tweets, people listen. – Let’s just start this one off right with a couple of hilariously on-point missives from his Twitter feed this morning:

For those wondering what’s prompting the President’s ire, the famously pro-open borders Koch Brothers have recently been threatening to offer financial support to Democrats in certain congressional races where the Republicans have Trump’s endorsement.  Charles Koch, speaking to the media over the weekend, said “I don’t care what initials are in front or after somebody’s name.”

To emphasize their point, leaders of the Kochs’ campaign funding organization, Americans for Prosperity, announced that they will not support Republican Kevin Cramer in his effort to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Heidi Heitcamp in North Dakota.

Tim Phillips, head of AFP, told the group’s meeting that “He’s not leading on the issues this country needs leadership most right now,” specifically citing spending and trade, where the Kochs hate the President’s efforts to renegotiate all the nation’s terrible trade deals. “If Cramer doesn’t step up to lead, that makes it hard to support him.”

Thus, the Koch brothers, who have spent the last 20 years being heinously vilified by the despicable political left and our fake news media, suddenly find themselves becoming the left’s new political darlings.  Funny how that works.

They should be careful, though.  The President is correct when he says that he has “beaten them at every turn,” one of the main reasons why he holds the most powerful office in the world.  The Kochs’ new allies on the political left hold no such power or anything close to it.  Food for thought.

She finally found a place where she truly fits in. – Just wanted to share this hilarious meme found on Twitter yesterday:

Oh, hey, there’s another Trump tweet:

When you think about Mexico, envision the South Side of Chicago spread over an entire country 2/3rds the size of the continental United States.  That’s what we have on our Southern border today, and the Democrat Party and the Koch brothers couldn’t care less.  As the President would say:  #Sad!

Wait.  Rudy just said what??? – So, we had two items of news on Monday that most likely did not mean anything like what your fake news media said they meant.

First was the news that New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger rushed over the White House on Sunday to meet with President Trump about his ongoing targeting of the Times and other news outlets as “fake news” and “enemies of the people.”

Second were two interviews given by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, in which the ex- New York City Mayor said many things, but the one thing the fake media focused on was Guiliani’s repeated statement that “collusion is not a crime.”  Interestingly, the first Giuliani interview took place in real time with the Sulzberger meeting at the White House.

I’m going to tell you that the media’s focus on Giuliani’s “collusion is not a crime” contention is simply a diversion tactic from what’s really going on here.  Prominent people have been making that very point for more than a year now, including constitutional scholars like Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz and George Washington University Law Prof. Jonathan Turley.  It is simple fact that the word “collusion” does not appear anywhere in the U.S. criminal code.  Period, end of discussion.

Thus, all the fake media focus on that specific statement by Rudy is an obvious dodge, meant to deflect public attention away from the truly astounding bit of information that America’s Mayor tossed out as casually as could be:  that the weaselly ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen made a habit of recording his conversations with prominent people in the fake news media throughout 2016 and 2017, and “dozens” of recordings of said conversations are now in the hands of the Justice Department.

More to the point, those recordings were also all shared with the President and his lawyers in recent weeks as they deliberated over whether or not to waive executive privilege for their use against Cohen, which they ultimately did.

But it gets better.

In a second interview with the eternally dim CNN fake host Alisyn Camerota Monday morning, Rudy expanded the universe of those recordings to include Cohen conversations not just with reporters, but with “media executives”!

Uh, ‘executives’ like Arthur Sulzberger, the Publisher of the New York Times, as an example?

Gulp.

Still think Sulzberger was at the White House Sunday morning to talk about presidential tweets?  I don’t.

Just another day in panicked, deflecting fake news media America.

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

Today’s Campaign Update

(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.

That is all.

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4.1% Q4 GDP Growth – and it’s Probably Understated!

So, the U.S. Q4 GDP comes in at a whopping initial estimate of 4.1% growth.  All the fake reporters and talking heads at all the fake news outlets are now busily coordinating with their favorite Democrats to either a) give all the credit for this wonderful economic news to Barack Obama, the only POTUS in U.S. history to never achieve a year of even 3% economic growth; b) pretend that this really isn’t good news at all because PORNSTARSCENTERFOLDSRUSSIANLAWYERS!!!!!!; or c) ignore the story entirely.

But everyone with firing synapses in their cranial cavities knows that this robust economic growth is in fact the outcome of the policies of Donald J. Trump, policies designed to reverse the heavy Obama regulatory actions and take the chains off of the levers of this country’s massive, unrivaled economic growth engine.  This is in fact great news for every American, and our fake news media simply cannot stand to spend any real time reporting on that because it surely does not fit the narrative they’ve so carefully constructed with their Democrat and #NeverTrump dinner club buddies.

Here’s the even better news that literally no one in the fake news media will utter a word about today:  This huge 4.1% GDP number for the 2nd quarter is almost certainly understated.  Many bad actors obviously remain in place at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which constructs these estimates, given that literally every initial GDP growth estimate during the Trump presidency thus far has later been revised upwards.

Here are the numbers:

Q1 2018:  In today’s announcement, BEA also notes that Q1 2018 GDP has now been revised upwards from 2.0% to 2.2%.

Q4 2017:  The estimate for the final quarter of 2017 was ultimately revised upward from 2.5% to 2.9%.

Q3 2017:  The estimate for Q3 2017 was revised upwards twice, from an initial 2.8% to 3.2% to a final 3.3%.

Q2 2017:  The estimate for the first full quarter of the Trump presidency was initially estimated at slightly less than 3%, then revised up to 3% and then finally revised up again to 3.1%.

Thus, four straight quarters of pretty significantly understated initial estimates.  Two in a row could be written off as statistical noise; three could be attributed to mere coincidence;  but four?  Four is a pattern, and not a good one, because, given that very few people ever actually hear about the upwards revisions from our eternally fake news media, the pattern is obviously designed to temper the public’s knowledge of just how well the President’s economic policies are working.

Someone in charge over at BEA needs to be taking a close look at whomever it is that is calculating these consistently understated initial estimates.  Here’s a clue: During the Obama years, the consistent downwards revisions of initial GDP estimates became almost legendary.

This kind of subversive nonsense needs to come to an end.

That is all.

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

Today’s Campaign Update

(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.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

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