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MSDNC Democrat Media Operative Joy Reid is a racist idiot, but the kerfuffle over the gay-baiting posts on her old blog is somewhat overblown. Feel free to disagree.

The Media Lie, and Nobody Trusts Them

Yup.

We were told that the black man shot in Ferguson was holding his hands up to surrender.

We were told that many women had been assaulted by Trump but the fact that they all apparently disappeared after the election makes reasonable people wonder if there was a wolf.

The media can’t stop talking about Russian colluding with Trump even though after months and months of investigation absolutely nothing has been found.

The media also told us that the Duke Lacrosse team raped a woman and Trayvon Martin was an innocent schoolboy shot in cold blood by a trigger happy racist.

The lies the media tell conspicuously favor one point of view over another.

We know that the media ignored a credible claim that Bill Clinton raped a woman.

We know that the media ignores the fact that thousands of blacks are shot each year in Democrat-run cities.

We know that the media has refused to cover the clear evidence that Hillary colluded with Russia when she was secretary of state and that her campaign colluded with the Russians to fake dirt on Trump.

Can we at least be honest enough to admit that — regardless of what the truth of the matter is — the Roy Moore story is a carefully timed hit-piece by a Democrat-run media apparatus intended to take down a Republican candidate before a major election and that the media would never do this to a Democrat?

David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested this past Friday on a felony stalking charge after a woman accused him of sending her frightening and lewd text messages and showing up at her home. Alcon was previously convicted of stalking his exgirlfriend in 2007 and was described as “infatuated” and “clearly obsessed” by the judge in the case.

According to a search of the television database TV Eyes, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC have given zero onair coverage to Alcon’s arrest. The networks have also not published any stories about Alcon’s scandal on their websites in the past week.

You don’t have to be a defender of Roy Moore (and I’m not)  to admit that the MFM hype some scandals and ignore others based on partisan bias, you just have to be intellectually honest.

To what extent did CNN fake their “rescue”?

According to CNN, their correspondent Drew Griffin helped rescue a man from a truck yesterday in Houston (Hurricane Harvey). Actual quote from Griffin (in the video at presently at the preceding link): “There was no time to call 9-11”.

But, there was time for Griffin to change his outfit, putting on pants and boots. See this guy’s analysis:

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  • At 0:34-0:35, he points out that Griffin is in shorts and sandals.
  • At 0:50, after an intentional CNN edit with their camera stopped on a Handicapped sign, you can see that Griffin is suddenly in pants and boots.

At time of writing, this is 100% consistent with CNN’s own video (at the link above).

Of course CNN is allowed to do edits to compress the storytelling. And of course costume changes are allowed, and can be done in seconds. By themselves, those things are understandable and not lies.

But still: How can it be that “There was no time to call 9-11”, yet there was time for a costume change? A change in the rain, that was supposedly all unplanned?

CNN had a crew of multiple people on-scene. If there was time for Griffin to do an unplanned costume change, there was time for one of the other crew to call 9-11 immediately. Something’s fishy. At a minimum, Griffin told a lie. At a bare minimum.

How fake is CNN? At least this fake

CNN frequently has Ana Navarro on, and calls her a “Republican strategist” to legitimize her tantrums. Wiki agrees, saying she “served in a number of Republican administrations, including the transition team for Florida governor Jeb Bush in 1998. She also served as the National Co-Chair of the Hispanic Advisory Council for John McCain in 2008 and Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2012. She supported Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign… a lifelong Republican…”

But a GOP researcher, Stephen Cretien, did some digging in federal election records and elsewhere, and found a different story.

  • Apparently, Navarro was a fundraiser for Democrat Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey in 2006. “Fundraiser” meaning an activist for Menendez (not just a donor).
  • And she was quoted in The New York Times expressing her satisfaction in electing Menendez – although she knew it cost Republicans control of the Senate.

Menendez is a far-Left Senator who will soon go on trial for several counts of bribery, fraud and conspiracy in a pay-for-play case.

According to the Department of Justice: “Between January 2006 and January 2013, Menendez accepted close to $1 million worth of lavish gifts and campaign contributions from Melgen in exchange for using the power of his Senate office to influence the outcome of ongoing contractual and Medicare billing disputes worth tens of millions…

It is the first time a US Senator has been tried for bribery since 1981…

Navarro has previously tweeted baseless conspiracy theories about Menendez’s legal issues, alleging that the disgraced Senator is the victim of various grand plots to silence him for political reasons.

Navarro also admits to having voted for Hillary in 2016. For comparison: even I, as a non-Trump supporter and non-Republican, still had enough sense to NOT vote Hillary.

CNN’s Ana Navarro: #FakeRepublican.

Controlled Media watch

  • Congress readies a bizarre resolution against WikiLeaks.

    It is the sense of Congress that WikiLeaks and the senior leadership of WikiLeaks resemble a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such a service by the United States.

    “Resemble”? The resolution is saying that if you *look like* anything Congress doesn’t appreciate, they can strip your First Amendment protections and take the U.S. to war with you.

    WikiLeaks, remember, is non-profit journalist service. They publish leaks. The traditional, First Amendment approach is that *the leaker* commits a crime and can be punished, but *the journalist or publisher* does not. Someone wants an exception, it seems, for super-effective journalists whom the government can’t control.

    More from Julian Assange, here.

  • CNN endorses the undercover journalism of Project Veritas. Indirectly.

    A journalist snowed Breitbart employees by pretending to be someone they would trust. The journalist gave the story to CNN, who gladly reported it. Very embarrassing. But that is undercover “sting” journalism, like what James O’Keefe and Project Veritas do, and CNN and many lefties fulminate indignantly about them. Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e-s? 🙂

  • Google and Apple ban Gab (a Twitter competitor), censoring what you can do with your own phone.

    “Whatever is permissible under the First Amendment is what Gab allows onto its site.”

    …Gab’s Android app was available through Google’s app store until yesterday, when Google banned it, citing violations of its hate-speech policy

    While Android users can install unapproved apps, it’s a cumbersome process…

    It’s difficult to credit Gab as a white-supremacist site when its cofounder is a Turkish Kurd and Muslim…who says “I’ve never supported Trump for a minute in my entire life”…

    Google is being plain evil. They’re saying *you can’t use a non-Google app to say anything to anybody that Google would not like*. What’s next, Google censoring your private emails? Remember, email is a phone app.

  • Breitbart has more on Google’s other steps to punish conservative speech.

Flashback: When Facebook ex-employees admitted that Facebook routinely censors conservative news from their “Trending” section. Even if it was really trending.

Alt Left does violence & destruction; media silent

If you’re with the Alt Left Media, you’re outraged – outraged! – that anyone would compare the Alt Left to neo-Nazis. Because “One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.” (Mitt Romney, lying for them)

In the real world, it’s different. Recent example: Alt Left injures reporter, then blames the reporter.

Antifa protesters assaulted a reporter filming in Richmond, Va., on Sunday night, and later defiantly blamed him for the attack on their Facebook page.

The unnamed reporter at WTVR CBS 6 was filming the marchers, who were protesting a monument to Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart, when he was hit with a blunt object, WTVR reports. The protesters believed they could stop him from filming by “denying consent” even though they were in public, and video shows them blocking his iPhone camera before striking him in the back of the head…

An ambulance took the reporter to a hospital where he received four staples in his head…

According to the Antifa Seven Hills, the marchers were the real victims of the reporter who was “perpetuating rape culture” by ignoring their “denial of consent.”…

Antifa also argued that his presence as a white man was suspect…

“Due to the intensity and context of this time people are very scared of white men running full speed at them with iPhones as this is the exact behavior of a white supremacist [ed: or a responsible law enforcement officer]…,” Antifa Seven Hills wrote…

Antifa argued that the media does not have a right to report on them in ways they do not consent to.

Hey, Antifa: If you’re doing a public protest, by that action alone, you consent to be filmed. Too late to “deny consent”.

The media told us that, if Trump were President, reporters would be in danger! There it is…from the Left.

A quick search did not show this story covered on CNN, NYT, WaPo or any big-time outlet.

RELATED:

  • Missouri State Senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, calls for Trump’s assassination. To their credit, leading Missouri Democrats have called for her resignation. But she refuses.
  • A bust of President Lincoln is burned in Chicago. Locals say that locals did it, back on July 4. To his shame, a Chicago Democrat alderman now blames Trump via a fanciful tale of outside white extremists doing it.
  • Alt Left website, Vice, calls for the destruction of Mt. Rushmore.
  • Numerous Confederate monuments are attacked or destroyed.

    Remember, these monuments were put up to heal the vast wounds of the Civil War, making a statement that both sides were American and had fought well, with history worth remembering. To pull them down is to take a stand against national healing – and against America. Pat Buchanan is scathing about it:

    Two years ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the giant statues of Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson on Richmond’s Monument Avenue “parts of our heritage.” After Charlottesville, New York-born-and-bred McAuliffe, entertaining higher ambitions, went full scalawag, demanding the statues be pulled down as “flashpoints for hatred, division and violence.”

    Who hates the statues, Terry? Who’s going to cause the violence? Answer: The Democratic left whom Terry must now appease.

Saturday morning videos

Via Papa Giorgio, Red Pill Black explains how it’s allllllllll just media drama:

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Via McSimonus, Ali Velshi interviews Breitbart’s Joel Pollak on MSNBC. It’s not bad. Which shocks me. Velshi’s tone is respectful and he listens to Pollak’s answers. What a difference from, say, the Mad Cow.

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Triggering the media

I keep hearing that the media is heavily filtering President Trump’s comments yesterday. So let’s get a bit closer to the real thing.

Trump says why his statements on Charlottesville were the right statements, in the right way at the right time. A triggered melee of voices strives to interrupt him.

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[before the extract above] “I didn’t wait long. I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct…It takes awhile to get the facts. You still don’t know [all] the facts.”

I think the driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, his family and his country. You can call it terrorism, you can call it murder… The driver of the car is a murderer, and what he did is a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.”

“Senator McCain? You mean, the one who voted against Obamacare [replacement]? The one who voted against us getting good health care?”

“What about the Alt Left, that came charging at the Alt Right? …They came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging. Do they have any problem? I think they do… That was a horrible day…You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. You had a group on the other side that came charging in, without a permit, and they were very violent.”

“This week, it’s [protesting a traditional statue of] Robert E. Lee. I notice that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

“You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was a horrible thing to watch…I think there’s blame on both sides, and I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either, and if you reported it accurately, you would say it.”

“George Washington was a slave owner. So, will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down statues of him? How about Thomas Jefferson? …You’re changing history, you’re changing culture, and you had people – I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had many people [who just wanted to keep the traditional statue], and the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also [who wanted the statue to come down], you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers…with the baseball bats.”

“There are two sides to a story. I thought that what took place was a horrible moment for our country.”

UPDATE: Added some highlighting, to help the cognitively-blind.


The one thing that I would regret in the above, is that President Trump should (and didn’t yet) call for a universal, national pledge against political violence, that Left and Right alike would be required to take – if they want to be regarded as moral or responsible.

The media (like CNN) and the Democrats must be made to disavow the violence and bigotry of Antifa and #BlackLivesMatter.

Having the Right disavow the violence and bigotry of the #WhiteLivesMatter types is easy, a small price to pay, something that I’m happy to do. Because anyone who believes in tradition or God or liberty for real will know instinctively that #AllLivesMatter. (Plus the fact that the #WhiteLivesMatter types are crypto-leftists anyway.)

More Google updates

Just to round out today’s earlier post, we also have new interviews in Breitbart’s Rebels of Google series.

UPDATE – Everyone we don’t like is Raaaaaaaaaysist: CNN falsely smears the planned March on Google as a “White Nationalist”, “Alt Right” event.

To begin with, the organizers of March on Google are known to be pro-peace, anti-racist and anti-Alt Right. But they also say it pointedly, at this link.

Code of Conduct for March on Google

The March on Google condemns and disavows violence, hatred, and bigotry and all groups that espouse it such as White Nationalists, KKK, Antifa, and NeoNazis.
We will not use messages that are designed to incite anger, hate, or violence.
We will respect the law and the police and cooperate in all matters.
Any violation of these tenets will not be tolerated.
Is this an “Alt-Right” event? The answer is no. This is an event for First Amendment supporters from across the country, from all backgrounds, ethnicity, and walks of life.

CNN could have checked it easily. Instead, CNN published a complete falsehood – once again attempting to smear anyone who challenges them, or Google or the hard Left, as racists.

Hey, lefties: This is why Trump won (be that good or bad). This is why rational, honest people reject and despise the Left.

UPDATE: Peaceful March on Google is postponed, due to Alt Left terrorist threats following the CNN slanders.

CNN’s promotion of left-wing violence

Reminder:

CNN has been fairly silent about Antifa – until yesterday, when CNN did a whitewash piece on Antifa that failed to label it a terrorist, criminal or Trotskyite organization.

According to an early report from Daily Caller, this extract would be as close as CNN came to admitting anything might be bad about Antifa:

The group is known for causing damage to property during protests. In Berkeley, black-clad protesters wearing masks threw Molotov cocktails and smashed windows at the student union center where the [Milo] Yiannopoulos event was to be held.

Absent: Any mention of Eric Clanton or Antifa’s other injurious, criminal assaults on human beings.

Present: Extensive justification, for the supposed mere “property damage”, from Antifa representatives:

[Scott] Crow[, a longtime Antifa organizer,] said members use violence as a means of self-defense and they believe property destruction does not equate to violence. “There is a place for violence. Is that the world that we want to live in? No. Is it the world we want to inhabit? No. Is it the world we want to create? No. But will we push back? Yes,” Crow said.

Then more of the same, from another Antifa organizer.

CNN may have edited the piece after Daily Caller saw it. Looking at it now, I do see one additional mention that Antifa might be kinda violent – from a certain krazy, racist, Alt Right point of view. That mention is followed by another “But…”, with justifying comments from an Antifa organizer, to whom CNN grants the last word.

Still absent: any hint of Antifa being on New Jersey’s official terror watch list. From CNN, you’d never know. Sad to say, this all fits in a larger pattern.

No word yet on whether CNN will do anything about either Wilson or Boykin. I doubt they will.

I call on CNN to explicitly disavow Antifa, #BlackLivesMatter, and all left-wing bigotry and violence. I call on President Trump to make a similar call upon CNN and Democrats everywhere, on behalf of all Americans.

Eric Clanton update: His preliminary hearing was supposed to be last week, but is now in September. “Clanton was charged in May with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, with the special allegation of causing great bodily injury to Sean Stiles. He was also charged with wearing a mask to evade identification, a misdemeanor.”

How hypocritical and low is the Left? This low

Bakers refuse a pro-Trump 9-year-old’s cake request.

When it becomes a thing, The Washington Post reveals the kid’s name, his hometown and his mother’s name. Also known as doxxing.

To be clear: I believe in freedom of association. I think the bakers should be able to refuse. Just like Christian bakers should be able to refuse the wedding cakes of gay couples.

But the Left takes the opposite view: that bakers shouldn’t be able to refuse any of the public. Fine, except for one very big thing.

Lefties care ONLY about making Christian bakers serve gays. When it comes to making ordinary bakers serve a kid who likes the President, the Left is nowhere to be found; or even doxxes the poor kid. Disgraceful!

How agenda-driven is CNN? This agenda-driven

At a White House press briefing yesterday, CNN’s Jim Acosta debated and over-talked that day’s spokesperson, Stephen Miller, so long and hard that Acosta was essentially making speeches. That isn’t the journalist’s role.

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It’s clear that Acosta is a Democrat spokesperson. Not a journalist (under any honest definition of the word).

Miller rightly nailed Acosta on the matter of favoring immigrants who speak English. It’s already part of U.S. policy that, to be naturalized, you must show proficiency in English. President Trump’s proposal strengthens that by favoring (somewhat) immigrants who already know English. I’m not saying if that’s good or bad here; but it’s certainly inclusive of billions of people in China, India, Latin America and Africa who study English. Whereas Acosta tried to make it into a quasi-racist thing.

Eichenwald Whooaaaa…

We have fun with far-left writer, Kurt Eichenwald. Noting his bitter hatefulness. Or his unhinged responses to Tucker Carlson. His investigation of Hentai tentacle porn and how he deployed his own wife and kids in his public excuse for it. Or how he did a key Trumprussia smear which later lost a lawsuit for his employer, Newsweek magazine.

But I just now happened to come across Debbie Nathan’s article from 2007:

A New York Times reporter not only gave money to a child pornographer, but did business with him and even signed on to an illegal porn website as a member and administrator, documents unsealed yesterday in a federal criminal proceeding in Nashville reveal. He claims in one court document, he only “posed” as a pedophile.

The reporter is Kurt Eichenwald, who quit the Times in October, 2006…

And Eichenwald did write a big story on child porn that was much-praised at first – but, according to court documents, by then he had given thousands of dollars to multiple 18-and-under pornographers to encourage their efforts. And other articles say he posed as Don Henley, and more. Allegedly, Eichenwald’s research involved so many manipulative actions and such intensive “posing” that I had to stop and go “Whoa”. And not in a good way.

Eichenwald would seem to have a history, of privately (not as part of law enforcement) “researching” strange porn in tremendous depth while saying publicly that he does it for the good of others. (Nathan’s article again shows him bringing his wife into his excuses.) Whether you believe Eichenwald is on the level and thus a hero, or something very dark indeed, will be your call.

Coming back to the present, now it seems that Eichenwald and Newsweek are apart (it’s unclear who fired whom). And he has just started a Twitter fight with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, and lost.

After Eichenwald attacked him in a long series of petty tweets, Assange linked Eichenwald to the CIA (and Assange would know) and exposed Eichenwald’s Amazon pen name, “Andrew McDonald”, by which Eichenwald allegedly fabricates independent, 5-star reviews to his own books. (Hey gang, remember when Sockpuppets were a thing?)

Mr. Eichenwald – get help! Going by your Wikipedia bio (much of which reads as if you wrote it to praise yourself), you could be brain-damaged – you know, that concussion in college that led to your having grand mal seizures. So maybe there’s a medical explanation for your unhinged behavior? Maybe you can still get yourself under control? Best of luck.

A new low: Media fat-shames Trump

Tucker has it:

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I thought the Left was against fat-shaming? But, there’s more. Tucker goes into something even lower: the media’s (and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA’s) efforts to sensationalize the fact that President Trump and Vladimir Putin talked at dinner last week during the G-20 meetings. With Louise Mensch literally calling for the death penalty.

In other News of Teh Crazy:

  • Burn on Kurt Eichenwald. It’s a long story. Read it if you care. Basically, Newsweek settled a lawsuit that he had gotten them into with some Trumprussia-related smear of his.
  • CNN keeps bringin’ the hysteria with a new series on the Russian sleeper-spy-next-door. Notably absent: CNN’s interest in the Chinese sleeper-spy-next-door, or the Muslim sleeper-terrorist-next-door.
  • Remember the rumors of Obama considering martial law, if the election didn’t go as planned? (cough, Hillary win) It turns out there was something to it.

Some palate-clearing good news:

Is CNN’s Don Lemon an agent of Vladimir Putin??

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 1:13 pm - July 18, 2017.
Filed under: Big Journalism,Hysteria on the Left,Media Bias,Trump-hatred

Scott Adams pointed this out.

  • Don Lemon is said to like vodka (Russian) martinis with a lemon twist. He could have chosen a different TV name but he went with Lemon to dog-whistle the link.
  • Don Lemon has never released his tax returns! How do we know he’s not getting Russian payments? There’s no evidence that he has, but what are we supposed to think? How do we know he hasn’t? What is he hiding?
  • Lemon has interviewed Russian nationals – as part of his job, even! There was value exchanged – it’s beyond question that Lemon met with Russians, intending for them to help him in his job. So what if nothing came of it? It’s all about his intent.
  • Lemon has never filled out any forms which would disclose his Russian contacts and collusion! Why not? Has he lied, in claiming to be a loyal American? Looks that way. Can we believe anything he says?

With that much smoke, there’s gotta be a fire. We must investigate Don Lemon immediately, and exhaustively.

Because we could easily find something out that we don’t know, now. He could be committing treasonous crimes that we’ve just seen no indication of, yet. After all, Lemon has failed to call for a war with Russia. Isn’t he obviously serving Putin’s interests?

/trumpRussiaParody

Is all this about George Soros and David Brock?

I mentioned looking forward to Sharyl Atkisson’s new book, The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote.

It came. I’m not far into it, but it seems pretty good. I already knew some of what she has to say, but the organized wealth of details makes the cake.

Chapter 2 is on David Brock and his Soros-funded empire. As you probably know, Soros-Brock have Media Matters and a vast array of other organizations, meant to seem independent (but not), with armies of paid trolls that astro-turf Twitter, the blogosphere, the media pages and employees, etc. in order to plant their favored narratives and terms, crush their enemies (and disfavored narratives/terms), and generally get the Controlled Media to do Hillary’s bidding – oops sorry, their bidding.

I have no doubt that the Soros-Brock armies are a big part of the Trumprussia hysteria. Meanwhile, Atkisson suggests that a lot of terminology is spread by them. She suggests that the Soros-Brock armies established climate change (when Global Warming didn’t work on people anymore), progressive (for liberal), and the over-use of racist, white nationalist, alt-Right, microaggression, body shaming, white privilege, etc.

Many know that David Brock was a rightie in the 1980s-1990s and was the chief agent of smearing Anita Hill. (Who deserved a little of it, at least, in that she had helped smear Clarence Thomas.) In the late 90s, Brock transitioned to extreme Clintonite, and hooked up with Soros for funding.

It’s funny but…the late Nineties / early Naughties are about when I started transitioning to the liberty-loving Right, after noticing that the Left was getting more silly, dishonest and hysteria-prone – which I thought the Right had been too much of, up to that point. And Milo has also expressed the idea that in the 90s, the Right was too much into saying nasty ridiculous things and he would have been anti-Right back then, but today the Left is much worse (so Milo has to be anti-Left).

Could it be that Milo and I each felt – and rejected – the creepy, hateful, dishonest spirit and work of David Brock, as it traveled from Right to Left? Without knowing what it was?

And the current, widespread distrust in the media – is that also about 2 decades of the baleful influence of Soros-Brock, boomeranging?

When you’re a walking train wreck, it will take a toll

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 1:07 pm - July 7, 2017.
Filed under: Big Journalism,Media Bias,Unhinged Liberals

CNN led the cheerleading for Hillary in 2016. That turned out to be B.S. Then CNN led the Trumprussia collusion story in 2017. That was also B.S., with CNN having to retract more than one story and fire more than one employee.

Then we had the Project Veritas videos of CNN employees calling their own employer’s Trumprussia coverage “B.S.” and a “nothing burger” that was done to “spike the ratings”, and calling the American voter – in other words, their own audience – “stupid as sh*t”. And this week, we had the spectacle of CNN – a $20 billion company – using its vast resources to intimidate a private citizen whose meme they didn’t like. And gloating about it.

And yesterday, CNN spread more fake news about a non-existent snubbing of President Trump. (Check out the video. Another nothing burger. Can you believe they spend time on such crap?)

As CNN’s self-destruction proceeds, their ratings have begun to drop. If you prefer your news in the form of visual memes, this might give you the idea:

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#FakeCNN and their #FakeLincolnQuote

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 1:43 pm - July 6, 2017.
Filed under: American History,Big Journalism,Hysteria on the Left,Liberal Lies

From Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist. On July 4, CNN Politics tweeted this:

Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe. — Abraham Lincoln

As if it endorses CNN’s fake approach to the news. Problem: The quote is fake. It’s not from any of Lincoln’s speeches or letters.

After Lincoln’s death, someone reported a conversation (also known as hearsay) in which Lincoln might have said this:

I have faith in the people. They will not consent to disunion. The danger is, they are misled. Let them know the truth, and the country is safe.

Maybe CNN meant that quote; but note how they got it wrong (or deceptively edited it?). Or there’s another quote which, some years later, a writer attributed to Lincoln:

Let the people know the facts, let them see the danger; but let every effort be made to allay public fears, to inspire the masses with confidence and hope, and, above all, to frown down every attempt to create a panic.

Translation: Lincoln would be against CNN spreading fake, false, phony stories of Trumprussia collusion.

As Hemingway puts it:

Insofar as a hearsay quote should ever be tweeted out or inscribed in walls, at least it should be accurate. Particularly when it’s about “truth” and “facts.”

When I use a quote, I google it first to make sure. It takes two minutes. Except that, if I misremembered it, then I have to submit to reality and re-shape the post. I’m a minor blogger and I do all that. But CNN couldn’t be bothered. They live on a higher plane. (cough)

UPDATE: The New York Times isn’t much better. They recently mistook a parody site as a source of North Korea government quotes. (more…)

Real threats to journalists’ safety

#RetardedCNN thought they had scored bigly, because they tracked down a nobody who launched a silly Internet meme – a funny gif of Trump beating down CNN’s company logo. And because they were able to terrorize the nobody into begging CNN’s forgiveness.

Hey CNN, how about getting back to real life? Try this one on:

On the fifth anniversary of [a controversy], I appeared on stage with five other people. Of those five… [and for having spoken about the controversy,] one was shot at point-blank range. The other had his event shot-up and two people were killed. Another was forced out of public life entirely. And the fourth had her family’s restaurant fire-bombed. Those are real threats against media figures that go on… right now.

Can you guess

  1. The specific controversy?
  2. The larger theme – who did it? Who does those kinds of attack on public media figures, in real life?

The first answer might not be obvious, but the second should be super obvious. Hint: It wasn’t Trump supporters, or conservatives of any stripe. (more…)

No one can complain because it’s just art, right?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 2:34 pm - July 5, 2017.
Filed under: Big Journalism,Humor,Liberal Hypocrisy

Via those Interweb Twitters. (Small clip, but it may take a few seconds to load.)

No one can complain because it’s just art, right? Or is it let’s-assassinate-CNN porn? Or humor?

Discuss – and enjoy.

UPDATE: As to the whole Cosa Nostra Network thing. It’s worth noting that: (more…)