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Media Caught Red Handed

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By Jim Bowman

In pre Trump times, the well worn phrase “liberal press” was simply the acceptance of normal media bias. The reader was resigned while the journalist felt a sort of pride in knowing that his slant was being digested daily.

Not so today. Now, that “liberal” moniker is being subjected through a detailed microscope, one that they themselves instigated. Decades of indiscriminate accusations and ridicule now face a Presidential accounting. No longer can those assorted journalists and editors freely intimidate without paying the price; and they don’t like it!

Last week, the Boston Globe organized over 300 editorial chiefs into one voice of rebuke against this White House review. This stemmed from Trump’s responses to what he considers as a “fake” presentation of news events. What follows is a rebuttal to such editorial thin skinners. It should offer a greater understanding and accounting of the results from the media’s habitual fakery. Also, this tends to bolster our President’s messaging.

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Fifty years ago, our “free press” began its coverage of the Tet Offensive. This month long offensive was often brutally detailed during evening viewing and was depicted as a major defeat for our military in Vietnam. Only problem was, nothing could have been further from the truth! With this time span, an emerging inference that our President’s characterization of the media’s “fake news” product is long overdue and welcomed.

For some reason, our “free press” chose to report that our forces suffered a humiliating defeat rather than detailing the enemy’s near total destruction. The question which has never been addressed is “why?” Why report such a total fabrication when it would obviously increase at home unrest but more disturbingly, aid our enemy? When comparing that long ago abuse of the truth with today’s media parade of anti-Trumpisms, one could say that similarities exist. That long ago false reporting redirected our Country’s war effort while also affecting our societal norms. Could the present media agenda be a rescale of such disloyal heights? Since it’s obvious that only an impeachment will silence the angry three hundred, could their goal be to once again achieve a redirection of our National policy?

A glimpse into that time so long ago should provide a more accurate focus or understanding of just what the media’s reporting of Tet reversed. A detailed but relatively unknown analysis comes from North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin who wrote of Tet in his “Following Ho Chi Minh: Memoirs of a North Vietnamese Colonel,” that “our losses were staggering and a complete surprise.” The Colonel continues that “Our forces in the South were nearly wiped out by all the fighting in 1968. It took us until 1971 to re-establish our presence…” Also, “If the American forces had not begun to withdraw under Nixon in 1969, they could have punished us severely…”

Our media’s month long “Tet campaign” to deceive both the American public and governmental leaders with reporting a defeat, rather than rejoicing over our military victory, is best undressed by Col. Tin’s conclusion that, “If Johnson had granted Westmoreland’s requests to enter Laos and block the Ho Chi Minh trail, Hanoi could not have won the war.”

Try to measure the damage from such a deceptive media agenda and at a time when Americans were serving and dying in the very effort which was being sabotaged by our “free press!” It would seem that Trump’s labeling of “fake news” is a well earned and deserving acknowledgment?

To think that now, the Boston Globe is joined by their cabal of thin skinned journalists and editors who mutually feel that as one editor stated, “Trump diminishes and belittles the work of the nation’s free press.” This was presented in an August 16th editorial in the Daytona News Journal. Also expressed was that “At every level, most media outlets have restrained from firing back at Trump. We strive to be rational and fair…” No comment on their “rational and fair” efforts, that goofiness speaks for itself, but what is implied from the 300 editorials if not a “firing back?”

Such a long ago accounting of a supposedly battle lost, while fully aware that the opposite was true, may now qualify as the cornerstone for today’s legitimate “fake news” impressions. The degree of injury, both at home and in the field, from this anti-American format stands as testament to the harm that is created when journalistic integrity and truth fall out of favor. After all this time, hopefully what is taking place is a long awaited undressing of what the media has managed to accomplish with its pen; a pen that was and apparently still is valued to be “mightier than the sword.”

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FIGHTIN’ WORDS: Mike Pence Lays Down the Law Regarding Online Censorship

There are only a few scant months left before Americans head back to the polls, and every little bit counts. 

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With the 2020 presidential election just around the corner, everybody’s trying to grab hold of any little politic advantage that they can.  You see, in this wildly vitriolic new American landscape, every little vote really does count – just ask Hillary Clinton about Wisconsin if you need proof.

Of course, nowhere will you find an easier time reaching these individual voters than online – particularly on social media where amateur politicos will give you opinions that you never even asked for, 24/7, 365, and twice on Sundays.

This abundance of influence has led a number of the world’s most prominent big-tech companies to begin cracking down on political content that doesn’t suit the views of their leadership – regardless of what the views of their user base truly is.

Vice President Mike Pence has had enough of it.

Asked during an exclusive interview on Friday about big tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and others downplaying conservative voices, Pence said that President Donald Trump has “made it very clear” this type of behavior is unacceptable. Pence’s interview aired on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel.

“Well, the president has made it very clear that we are not going to tolerate censorship on the Internet and social media against conservatives,” Pence said. “We’re just not going to tolerate it.”

It appears as though the entire White House machine shares a similar view.

The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Trump is mulling creating a panel to review big tech bias against conservatives. The Wall Street Journal’s Alex Leary and John McKinnon wrote.:

President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anticonservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others. The plans are still under discussion but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, these people said. The administration could also encourage similar reviews by federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission, they said.

There are only a few scant months left before Americans head back to the polls, and every little bit counts.

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Home Depot Co-Founder: Media Has Done A ‘Wonderful Job Frightening America’

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Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus has credited the MSM for “frightening America.”

Speaking with Fox News‘ Laura Ingraham of Marcus said that America needs to focus on protecting the vulnerable instead of locking everyone down.

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus: Media have done a 'wonderful job frightening America'

Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said Monday that the media have done a “wonderful job in frightening America" about the coronavirus pandemic.“My age bracket is really the problem. If we take care of my age bracket, that is 70 or above, I think that we can end a lot of the problems that are out there," Marcus told the “Ingraham Angle" on Monday. "People that are 70 or above have to be so careful because you are compromised in many different ways. But we’re only a small portion of the population and we’re closing down everybody, in addition to the schools."

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“My age bracket is really the problem. If we take care of my age bracket, that is 70 or above, I think that we can end a lot of the problems that are out there,” Marcus said. “People that are 70 or above have to be so careful because you are compromised in many different ways. But we’re only a small portion of the population and we’re closing down everybody, in addition to the schools.”

He went on to cite Florida and Georgia as examples of states taking the correct initiatives going forward by reopening businesses.

“What they did is a perfect example of thinking and understanding that people needed to get out the house, needed to start their businesses again, needed to go to work again,” he said. “But there are bureaucrats all over the country in the blue states that are still closed and god knows when they’ll open. Those people up there, they are still struggling and it is desperation time for many of them.”

100% agree. The media machine, and especially the Liberal rags, have an agenda to influence the 2020 election by any means possible!

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Kayleigh McEnany Torches Mainstream Media During Coronavirus Briefing

We can only assume that a steady stream of McEnany mic-drops are coming our way…and that’s just fine by us. 

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There has been plenty of turnover in the Trump White House, and opponents of President Trump like to throw that around as though it indicates trouble at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  While some of the recent shakeups certainly arose from dubious means, much of the shuffling that we see is simply a byproduct of the Commander in Chief’s management style.

Trump is a resultist – The ends will always justify the means under his guidance, and he moves quickly.  If a subordinate isn’t performing at his level, poof, they’re gone.

Knowing this, new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is certainly hoping to speed up the learning curve in her new position; otherwise, she too could be former White House Press Secretary.

Judging by how she handles the press, it would seem that she’s getting the hang of things rather quickly.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany reacts to an Asian-American reporter taking offense to President Donald Trump telling her to ask China about people “losing their lives everywhere in the world.” In an interview with “FOX & Friends” on Tuesday, McEnany said reporters are making the pandemic about themselves.

“What I would note is, leave it to members of the White House press corps to make it about them, to take a question, to turn around and somehow say, how dare you ask this of me, me, me. Well, guess what, it’s not about me. This is about the American people,” McEnany said.

“President Trump says ask China about this, ask China about the facts that they slow-walked information, that alongside the WHO, that American lives were put at risk,” she said. “China has some real questions to answer here, but leave it about the White House press corps to make it about themselves.”

We can only assume that a steady stream of McEnany mic-drops are coming our way…and that’s just fine by us.

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Fox News Bans Popular Commentators Diamond & Silk

Fox News has initiated an end to their collaboration with popular conservative commentators Diamond & Silk after recent comments about the coronavirus.

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Fox News has initiated an end to their collaboration with popular conservative commentators Diamond & Silk after recent comments about the coronavirus.

The announcement comes on the heels of the bombastic pair’s comments that the number of coronavirus deaths have been inflated in order to attack President Donald Trump.

“What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?” Diamond said during a March 30th livestream. “I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues. To call the funeral homes. We need to know, because I don’t trust anything else that comes out of his mouth now… Something’s not right here. Something is off here.”

Diamond continued saying, “Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I’m not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I’m asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?”

But according to a report by the left-wing Daily Beast, Fox executives were not happy with the comments.

Daily Beast claimed that the duo, whose real names are Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, are now unlikely to return to the network as guest commentators.

“After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News anytime soon,” the source told Daily Beast.

The pair, who have been a favorite at Trump rallies, last appeared on Fox News on March 7.

Moves like this has sent the president into criticism of the once conservative-leaning network.

Trump slammed Fox in a Tweet on Sunday.

“Fox keeps on plugging to try and become politically correct,” the president tweeted. “They put RINO Paul Ryan on their Board. They hire “debate questions to Crooked Hillary fraud Donna Brazile (and others who are even worse).”

“Fox News just doesn’t get what’s happening!” he added. “They are being fed Democrat talking points, and they play them without hesitation or research.”

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POTUS Pushes for OANN to Replace Fox News as Chris Wallace Continues Anti-Trump Tirades

If you told us 4 years ago that a Republican President would be in public fight with Fox News, we may have laughed you right out of the room.

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The media wars that have taken place over the last decade or so of American history are far from over, and every crisis we face seems to expose yet another troubling facet of the fight ahead.

Things used to be fairly simple:  CNN, MSNBC, and others were on the left, and Fox News was on the right.  Now that President Trump has shattered all expectations about what American politics could be, nobody seems too sure about where these networks land these days.

This is especially true when it comes to Fox News, who have been consistently bucking the Trump doctrine via longtime personalties like Chris Wallace.  President Trump himself has repeatedly called out Wallace and Fox for their negative coverage of his time in office, and this week he’s taking his criticism a step further by suggesting that One American News Network may be a viable conservative alternative to the mainstream cable staple.

What he’s tweeting:

“@FoxNews just doesn’t get what’s happening! They are being fed Democrat talking points, and they play them without hesitation or research. They forgot that Fake News @CNN & MSDNC wouldn’t let @FoxNews participate, even a little bit, in the poor ratings Democrat Debates.

Even the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats laughed at the Fox suggestion. No respect for the people running @FoxNews. But Fox keeps on plugging to try and become politically correct. They put RINO Paul Ryan on their Board. They hire ‘debate questions to Crooked Hillary’ fraud @donnabrazile (and others who are even worse).

Chris Wallace is nastier to Republicans than even Deface the Nation or Sleepy Eyes. The people who are watching @FoxNews, in record numbers (thank you President Trump), are angry. They want an alternative now. So do I!”Between the lines: Trump has evidently found the “alternative” he’s calling for in One America News Network. He has repeatedly praised the network’s coverage of his administration and has offered favorable treatment to its reporters.

  • Trump tweeted earlier this month: “Watching @FoxNews on weekend afternoons is a total waste of time. We now have some great alternatives, like @OANN.”

Trump’s unconventional honesty may be bad news for Chris Wallace and the rest of the mainstream media cabal, but OANN is likely smiling all the way to the bank.

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A Day After Laying ‘Disinfectant’ Trap for Infotainment Industry, Trump ‘Ghosts’ the Press Corps

This leaves the infotainment industry wondering what’s better for their ratings:  Lambasting the President over an obvious joke, or having nothing at all to work with.

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The mainstream media was furious on Friday, after once again falling for a cleverly-laid trap by President Trump.

On Thursday, utilizing an extremely dry bit of wit, President Trump mentioned the possibility of testing “injected” disinfectants in the battle against coronavirus.  Unbelievably, this sarcastic remark was somehow mistaken as literal by the mainstream media, and the President on Friday said the mentioned the bizarre idea “just to see what happens”.

Well, what happened was that the infotainment industry spent the next 18 hours obsessing over the joke and pretending that it was a serious suggestion.

Trump had again played them like a fiddle.  Then, as if to add an emphatic period to the end of a sentence, Trump simply left these media miscreants hanging on Friday.

President Donald Trump on Friday exited the White House coronavirus press briefing without taking any questions from reporters.

The president concluded the briefing after he and his team delivered opening statements, saying, “Thank you very much,” before turning and exiting the room. Reporters shouted questions as he walked away.

The president suffered a brutal 24 hours of news coverage after he asked whether disinfectant or ultraviolet light could be used in the body to fight the Wuhan coronavirus.

But there may have been a reason for the kerfuffle…

Prior to the briefing, reporters said that White House staff tried to change seating in the press briefing room, moving CNN to the back of the room and moving Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson to the front.

“White House staff just came into the briefing room and informed the print pooler that they want them to swap seats w CNN,” Yahoo News media reporter Hunter Walker wrote on Twitter. “That would move CNN to the back row from the front.”

Reporters refused to move, even though the White House staffer threatened to have Secret Service enforce the seat change.

This leaves the infotainment industry wondering what’s better for their ratings:  Lambasting the President over an obvious joke, or having nothing at all to work with.

 

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Tucker Carlson Mocks Chris Cuomo For Fake, Cheeseball ‘Reemergence’

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Fredo got busted. CNN pushed the false claim that host Chris Cuomo spent the last several weeks in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus. But while Cuomo pretended he spent the time sequestered in his house, the truth is he was seen wandering around miles from his home just last week.

Twitter weighed in:

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