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Saying that the Get Trump media has been exposed — again — is understatement. Thursday night, Buzzfeed announced that it had proof that President Trump had told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Immediately, legions of ‘journalists’ started dancing on President Trump’s grave. Shortly thereafter, Democrat politicians “speculated about impeaching President Trump or calling for his resignation.”

Unfortunately for them, the ‘reporting’ was from Buzzfeed. Rather than react with caution, Democrat politicians and the media wing of the Democratic Party started dancing on President Trump’s grave. ‘The MSM’ is already trying to distance itself from the crap it touts each day:

The MSM’s hatred of President Trump is palpable. If I got $100 for each ‘journalist’ that’s said that “the walls are closing in on Trump” or that they’ve got him now or that Mueller is close to getting President Trump or other such statement, I’d be wildly wealthy. If I received another $100 for each time a ‘journalist’ started a sentence with “If this is true” about this case, I’d be as wealthy as Trump.

I’m with Alan Dershowitz when he said “The anti-Trump pundits have been wrong so often that the only people who persist in believing them are Trump opponents who dream of seeing him forced out of office and maybe even winding up in prison. By any objective standard, these self-appointed media ‘experts’ have lost all credibility.” CNN’s Brian Stelter bemoans the loss of credibility of ‘the MSM’, saying that the whole industry shouldn’t be judged based on the actions of a few bad actors.

That’s fair enough if there were only a few bad actors. There aren’t. It’d take me virtually the rest of this weekend to list the anti-Trump spinmeisters that appear on CNN panels alone. Remember, too, that this is a long weekend. That’s before talking about the anti-Trump haters on MSNBC. Later, Dershowitz wrote this:

I wish the media would go back and show the categorical statements and confident predictions of their paid commentators who have been proven wrong so many times. Their record of accurate predictions is nothing to brag about.

That’s being generous. At the end of the video earlier in the post, Stelter said “We have to keep our standards high.” Huh? You’re kidding, right? CNN doesn’t have standards. They’re as untrustworthy as Buzzfeed.

Thursday night, Buzzfeed published this article insisting that they had sources who’d verified as fact that President Trump had ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congressional investigators. Friday night, the Special Counsel’s office issued a statement, saying “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.

Let’s first highlight what Buzzfeed ‘reported’ about President Trump. They reported “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. ‘Make it happen,’ the sources said Trump told Cohen.”

What started as another ‘the walls are closing in on Trump’ turned into another dismal failure for the left. The Special Counsel’s statement doesn’t exonerate President Trump but it certainly cripples Buzzfeed. Again. Here’s how CNN covered the special counsel story:

Here’s how FNC covered the same story:

Like I said earlier, this doesn’t exonerate President Trump but it certainly hurts Buzzfeed.

Before the election, Jim Acosta infamously insisted that Hondurans weren’t invading the US. Acosta and CNN said that pictures of thousands of migrants marching on highways were, essentially, figments of our imagination.

Now that those ‘figments of our imagination’ are throwing projectiles at border patrol agents, it’s time for Acosta and CNN to admit that they’re officially the propaganda service for the DNC. I don’t care whether CNN and/or Acosta apologizes. That means nothing to me. I’d rather watch columnists like Rich Lowry extract several pounds of flesh from the media’s collectivist hides in columns like this one. Remember this?

It’s been about three weeks since CNN reporter Jim Acosta repeatedly told President Trump at a news conference that the migrant caravan is “hundreds and hundreds of miles away” and “not an invasion.” Acosta strenuously objected to a Trump ad that showed migrants climbing border walls: “They’re not going to be doing that.”

Guess what, Mr. Acosta. Migrants climbed border walls this past weekend. These ‘migrants’ aren’t “hundreds of miles away” from the US-Mexico border. They’re at the US-Mexican border and throwing projectiles at border patrol agents.

These ‘reporters’ only have a passing relationship with the truth, if that. Bill O’Reilly exposes that fact in this video:

Any Democrats saying that they’re pro-law enforcement are lying to you. Any media that insists that they’re foundational to democracy but then intentionally misreports like Mr. Acosta frequently does is a parasite, not part of the foundation of this nation.

President Trump is right. These migrants are bad dudes. They didn’t hesitate in using women and children as human shields. How despicable.

When it comes to undermining the first step in democracy, aka elections, there’s no low too low that Democrats won’t accuse Republicans of. Byron York’s article chronicles the Democrats’ Stacy Abrams’ attempt to steal the Georgia gubernatorial election.

York wrote “Well before Election Day, Democrat Stacey Abrams accused her Republican opponent, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, of using his office to throw minority voters off the rolls. ‘He disproportionately purged voters of color,’ Abrams said on The View about a week before the election. ‘That’s problematic because regardless of intent, the result is that racial bias has been injected into our system and undermines confidence in our democracy.'”

Those statements have a problem, though. They’re opinions. The Abrams campaign never supplied proof that these things happened. Instead, Abrams’ fellow Democrats raced to microphones to repeat Ms. Abrams’ allegations:

“I think that Stacey Abrams’ election is being stolen from her,” said New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker. “If Stacey Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it,” said Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. “If she had a fair election, she already would have won,” said Hillary Clinton.

Again, where’s the Democrats’ proof? The Democrats’ habit is to make wild accusations, then have the Fake Media amplify the accusations. Don’t have proof? That’s ok. We’ll repeat it often enough until people buy the Democrats’ BS. Here’s Sherrod Brown yapping to the National Action Network:

BTW, NAN was founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton.

Most Abrams supporters did not suggest that she actually won more votes than Kemp. Instead, they pointed to Georgia’s requirement that the winning candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. The Abrams scenario was based on the hope that, somehow, Abrams might find an additional 17,000 or so more votes, while Kemp got no more, and then Kemp, while still substantially ahead in total votes, would have less than 50 percent of the total. If that happened, there would be a runoff with Abrams.

The only problem was, the numbers weren’t anywhere close to what Abrams needed.

Why let reality get in the way of undermining democracy? The Media Wing of the Democratic Party, aka Fake News, didn’t. As someone committed to accuracy, doing the required research and getting things right, I don’t have a problem labeling the Media Wing of the Democratic Party as Fake News. It isn’t like they’re searching for the truth. They’re working to further their agenda. Period.

Yes, they have First Amendment rights. They just don’t have any credibility with honest people. That territory is reserved for journalists like Salena Zito, Byron York and Ed Morrissey.

The US has reached a tipping point. Will we insist on honesty and principled patriotism? Or will we settle for the Democrats’ constant undermining of our system of government? I hope it’s the former.

Jackass Jim Acosta made another spectacle today, questioning White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders about whether she thinks “the press is the enemy of the people.” Rather than answering directly, Huckabee-Sander replied “It’s ironic, Jim, that not only you and the media attack the president for his rhetoric when they frequently lower the level of conversation in this country. Repeatedly, repeatedly the media resorts to personal attacks without any content other than to incite anger.” She then continued, saying “Including your own network said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked. ICE officials are not welcomed in their place of worship” before finishing by saying “When I was hosted by the Correspondents’ Association, which almost all of you are members of, you brought a comedian up to attack my appearance and call me a traitor to my own gender. As far as I know, I’m the first press secretary in the history of the United States that’s required Secret Service protection.”

Later, Acosta walked out of the briefing before tweeting this:

Here’s the video of their fiery exchange:

The truth is that Jim Acosta is a spoiled brat with no manners. It’s impossible to take him seriously. Further, his unprofessionalism is obvious to anyone with a functioning brain.

What’s painfully obvious is that this was another attempt to get attention. This was the first time that Acosta talked about the White House Correspondents Dinner fiasco. He didn’t bring it up, either. He spoke to it after Sarah Huckabee-Sanders brought it up along with a lengthy litany of other abuses she’s suffered through. If the media wants to rebuild their credibility, they should stop acting like jackasses. Further, they should stop hiring insulting comediennes for the White House Correspondents Dinner. Nothing says ‘Don’t take me seriously’ like an unfunny, unserious comedian.

The only thing that’s worse is this:

Including your own network said I should be harassed as a life sentence. That I should be choked.

That qualifies as a legitimate reason to say that the press is the enemy of the people. That’s what bitter, hateful people say. That isn’t what a professional with self-respect says. Kicking a reporter out for asking a controversial statement is one thing.

Today’s episode goes far beyond that. That was just mean-spirited unprofessional behavior. Acosta shouldn’t have been allowed to walk out early. He should’ve been kicked out. Then the White House should’ve issued a statement highlighting acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

If fair-minded people read this WCCO article, they’ll wonder who’s paying this reporter’s paychecks. The article opens by saying “Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed Wednesday the biggest tax and spending bills of the year. The move leaves the 2018 Legislature with few accomplishments, and a long list of grievances.”

It’s impossible to accomplish much when you’re working with a governor that puts politics ahead of people’s needs. I quoted Sen. Roger Chamberlain in this post because he said “The governor behaved like a toddler – emotional, impulsive, and unreasonable. Vetoing everything and bringing the session to a crashing halt because he couldn’t get exactly what he wanted is just another temper tantrum. It has become a recurring theme with this governor; it is a legacy of chaos and failure.” Amen to that, Sen. Chamberlain. That’s exactly how Gov. Dayton behaved.

If Gov. Dayton behaved like this to give the DFL a political advantage, he failed. By acting like a spoiled brat, he’s now forced DFL legislators and DFL legislative challengers to defend indefensible gubernatorial decisions. Vetoing the tax conformity bill because (here’s his words) “it didn’t punish corporations enough” for bringing their foreign profits home is beyond exceptionally stupid. Punishing them for bringing their foreign profits home incentivizes companies to leave their profits overseas. What type of idiot can’t figure that out?

By vetoing the tax conformity bill, Gov. Dayton is forcing DFL legislators and challengers to explain to these businesses why they’re getting hit with a major tax increase. Good luck selling that decision to a roomful of upset entrepreneurs.

Notice the slant, though. The almost-reflexive slant is that Gov. Dayton’s vetoes are the Republicans’ fault. WCCO doesn’t contemplate the possibility that Gov. Dayton didn’t act in the state’s best interests. It’s like WCCO thinks that it’s only possible that it’s the Republicans’ fault. Here’s a hint to WCCO: it’s perfectly possible that it’s Gov. Dayton’s fault because a) the tax conformity bill was reasonable legislation and b) he vetoed all of the major bills this session.

If Gov. Dayton had negotiated in good faith, which he didn’t at any point during the final weekend, it might be fair to blame Republicans. When the governor won’t negotiate but he will criticize everyone except him, then it’s his fault that nothing got done. That’s if you’re only paying attention to this year. I’m paying attention to each of the 8 painful years of the Dayton administration. In 2011, he promised Speaker Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Koch that they had a budget deal that didn’t include raising taxes. Zellers and Koch returned to their caucuses to brief them on the details of the deal. When they returned to Gov. Dayton’s office, he’d changed his mind. A tax increase was required.

Gov. Dayton’s promises are worthless.

In 2015, Speaker Daudt and Sen. Bakk spent 5 days negotiating with Gov. Dayton on a final budget. After 5 days, they were about to leave the Governor’s mansion when they decided to hammer out an agreement between themselves. Bipartisanship at its finest. Hooray. We won’t need a special session. Not so fast. Gov. Dayton and Rep. Thissen objected to it. Special session, here we come.

This year, the only thing that needed to get done was tax conformity. The House and Senate worked out a bill without Gov. Dayton’s input, not because they didn’t want his input but because Gov. Dayton was a no-show to negotiations. The bill gets passed with decent bipartisan support. Gov. Dayton vetoes it because he didn’t get his emergency school spending. Fine. There’s time left. The legislature puts together a $225,000,000 school funding package instead of the $137,900,000 that Gov. Dayton asked for. Gov. Dayton vetoes that, too, saying that the school money didn’t include new money.

That’s the equivalent of saying ‘if it isn’t done my way, I’m vetoing it. If people get hurt, that’s their problem.’ That isn’t a leader. That’s a spoiled brat. Thank God his reign of foolishness and incompetence is essentially over. Good riddance. Personally, I won’t miss him. Frankly, I wish he’d never been our governor.

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That might seem like a rhetorical question but it isn’t. It’s meant to highlight just how badly the DC media, aka the MSM, misread what’s happening outside the Beltway and along the coasts. Fortunately for Minnesotans and others in the Great Lakes and Rust Belt states, there’s a reporter who understands Heartlandspeak. Her name is Salena Zito and she’s a national treasure.

Salena has a book out that talks about the populist movement happening across the nation. The name of the book, which she co-wrote with Brad Todd, is “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics.” Follow the link above to get your copy. That’s a strong suggestion. (It doesn’t become an order until you purchase it. LOL) But I digress.

During the panel discussion on CBS’s Face the Nation, Dan Balz said “I ended up talking more to Republicans than people who had supported Trump. But in talking to some of the Democrats in the Midwest, I think there’s a feeling that the national Democratic Party doesn’t understand the Midwest in the same way that a lot of the Trump voters felt that they didn’t understand the Midwest. And their view is, the Democrats have to figure out a way to be able to talk to the center of the country while continuing to hold the coasts. And if they can do that, then they will be genuinely competitive in 2020.”

Then they turned to the real expert (Salena Zito) on the issue:

BRENNAN: And, Salena, that’s a question you’re asking in your book. I mean, is that even possible?
SALENA ZITO, “WASHINGTON EXAMINER”: Well, and, you know, one of the things about this coalition is, is that Donald Trump wasn’t the cause of it. He was the result of it. So this coalition, I believe, is willing to continue to break things, even outside the ballot box. I’m unsure what’s going to happen in — in the midterms. But I do understand that it is still pretty strong and it’s pretty intense and they still believe that both political parties, not just the Democrats but the Republicans as well, aren’t listening to what they have to say. And I find that fascinating that this movement is going on. But we’re still not hearing it. And — and so that —
BRENNAN: Not hearing it you’re saying on Capitol Hill? Not hearing it how?
ZITO: Not hearing it in the way it’s depicted when — typically when there’s news reports and they talk about, you know, well, the Trump voter is this and or that and this is what they want. Case in point, look at the Republicans in West Virginia, they were convinced that Don Blankenship had a chance. Well, I had been to West Virginia. It’s in my backyard. I live in Pittsburgh. Don Blankenship had zero chance. Absolutely none. But both the Republican establishment and a lot of the news media thought this was something that was going to happen. So they still don’t understand what is causing this coalition to stay together, but also to have their voice be heard in the ballot box.

In my estimation, there are 2 motivators for the Trump coalition. First, to tap into this coalition requires good listening. If you aren’t hearing what the people are frustrated about, you won’t tap into the power of this movement. The other requirement is to fulfill the promises made to the people you’ve just listened to.

Trump the candidate promised to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. That promise gets fulfilled today. Another promise kept is getting out of the Iran deal. That was fulfilled last Tuesday. Another promise kept is the reduction of regulations. That started a month into his administration. It’s still continuing.

I’ve been pretty contrarian about the midterms thus far. After watching Salena today talk about Don Blankenship and how the MSM got it badly wrong, I’m more convinced than ever that the Democrats’ blue wave won’t materialize. That isn’t because I think that people think Republicans have changed into this promise-keeping political party. My theory is that there won’t be a blue wave because Democrats haven’t prioritized listening to people. Identity politics gets in the way of that. Further, it’s also my theory that they haven’t prioritized making and keeping promises with people who aren’t part of their identity politics special interests.

Sen. Jon Tester, (D-MT), has been skating on thin ice since President Trump crushed Hillary in Montana, winning by more than 100,000 votes. When Sen. Tester voted against the Trump/GOP tax cuts, he likely sealed his fate. If that didn’t seal his fate, Sen. Tester’s vicious attack on Ronny Brown pounded the final nail into his political coffin.

This morning, the NY Post’s editorial certainly criticizes Sen. Tester, saying “Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) unveiled a stunning laundry list of complaints allegedly made by unnamed whistleblowers — claims that Jackson was routinely drunk on duty (to the point of being ‘unresponsive’), created a ‘toxic work environment’ and handed out prescription opioids like ‘the candy man.’ And yet no one seemed to notice any of this as Jackson was treating three presidents and their families over a 12-year period.”

Like I said in this post, it’s incredible that nobody noticed any of these traits during his multiple FBI background checks. Further, I cited this article, which states “Over the last 48 hours, media outlets have alleged that U.S. Secret Service personnel were forced to intervene during a presidential foreign travel assignment in order to prevent disturbing (former) President Barack Obama. The Secret Service has no such record of any incident; specifically, any incident involving Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson. Rear Admiral Jackson, in his role as the official White House Physician, has provided years of dedicated support to the men and women of the Secret Service, often miles from home and under difficult travel conditions, in order to ensure our personnel are healthy and prepared to execute our critical mission.”

In other words, Sen. Tester’s vicious attack against Rear Admiral Jackson wasn’t justified but it was likely orchestrated. Now President Trump is chiming in on Sen. Tester:

Ruining an innocent man’s career for purely partisan reasons is disgusting. Montana can do better than Tester. In fact, it’s difficult to picture how they could do worse than him.

As for the orchestration accusation, what else explains the 23 faceless accusers who’ve made this accusation? They’ve never shown their faces. They’ve never been subjected to scrutinization by a profession interrogator. (Not that it would happen but wouldn’t you love watching Trey Gowdy interrogate these 23 cowards?) This is pretty cowardly, too:

Tester’s office has not specified the time frame during which the alleged misconduct occurred. The senator’s spokeswoman Marnee Banks said the office would not comment until it knew more about the White House records.

The 23 cowards are mentioned in this report:

Then there’s this:

CNN had reported allegations that Jackson drunkenly banged on the hotel room door of a female employee and that Secret Service personnel intervened out of concern that he would wake Obama.

And this:

The Democratic staff on the committee considering Jackson’s nomination also claimed Jackson had doled out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers panicked because they thought the drugs were missing.

That sounds pretty orchestrated. Faceless (aka cowardly) staffers make the accusation, the media dutifully reports it and Democrat senators announce that they won’t comment on it. Tester’s office won’t even say when the alleged incident happened.

What part of that sounds like it’s on the up-and-up?

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Joe Scarborough’s latest rant is a little frightening. In his latest column, Scarborough wrote “It is true that GOP leaders stand silent as President Trump trashes the rule of law, attacks federal judges and declares America’s free press the ‘enemy of the people.’ These lap dogs even remain muzzled as younger Americans are chained to a future of crippling debt. And they shame the memory of the first Republican president, who gave his life ending slavery, by marching alongside a bumbling bigot who labels Hispanics ‘breeders’ and ‘rapists,’ seeks to bar tens of millions of Muslims from entering the country, and defends white supremacy in the ugly aftermath of Charlottesville.”

First, it’s more than a stretch to say that President Trump is trashing the ruled of law. The chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Intelligence Committee and the House Oversight Committee issued this statement when the Comey memos were released. Here’s the key part of their statement:

Former Director Comey’s memos show the President made clear he wanted allegations of collusion, coordination, and conspiracy between his campaign and Russia fully investigated.

When President Nixon was investigated, Nixon didn’t instruct the FBI to fully investigate the break-in of DNC Headquarters at the Watergate Inn. Nixon did everything imaginable to prevent investigators from finding out the truth.

Next, while calling the liberals’ media enablers the “enemy of the people” is harsh, it isn’t unjustified. The definition of enemies is “a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against, or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.” Certainly, the DC media is filled with animosity towards President Trump. They’ve made things up in their attempt to justify their stories about impeaching President Trump.

It’s fair to say that an intentionally dishonest press is the enemy of the people. That’s because a dishonest press, whether it admits it or not, is putting its thumb on the scales to help one side gain an unfair advantage over the other side. That’s the definition of evil: harmful; injurious

It’s difficult to believe that Mr. Scarborough isn’t being intentionally dishonest in telling his readers that President Trump isn’t trashing the rule of law. Further, during the presidential primaries, Scarborough had Mr. Trump on his show multiple times a week. Other than Trump’s title changing from Mr. to President, Trump hasn’t changed a bit. Examine Scarborough’s facial expressions during this interview of then-Candidate Trump:

Was Mr. Scarborough too stupid to notice Trump’s characterization of Hispanics?

Mr. Scarborough’s credibility is disappearing by the week, thanks to statements like this:

But while the president and his team of misfit lawyers have reason to tread carefully under stormy legal skies, Republicans on Capitol Hill can relax. It’s becoming clear that Trump will not be running for president in 2020.

It’s clear that Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol hate President Trump more than they love America. At a time when President Trump has a legitimate shot at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, little brats are distorting the facts, claiming that President Trump hates the rule of law despite proof that President Trump insists on following the rule of law.

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It’s frightening to think that someone as stupid as Jeffrey Toobin could be paid to be an analyst. Then again, we’re talking about CNN, which seems to set new lows each week. The question is whether they’ll ever stop digging. According to this article, when told of President Trump’s idea to arm teachers, Toobin said “That is insane. That’s an insane idea. Seriously? Did anybody go to school here? Does anybody remember their teachers? Do you think we should give all of them guns? Do you think they want guns?”

First, let’s look at what Toobin said. He said “Personally, I am pro-rancor. I am pro-vitriol. I am pro somebody doing something about this rather than being polite when you hear the president of the United States say the answer is to give every teacher in America a gun. That is insane. That is an insane idea.”

Next, let’s admit that Jeffrey Toobin is lying through his teeth. That isn’t close to what President Trump said. In fact, I just read through the transcript from Wednesday afternoon’s meeting with students, parents and teacher from Parkland HS. The first time that arming teachers was brought up was when Fred Abt spoke:

And one possible solution, which we’ve discussed with Secretary DeVos over lunch, was, if a tragedy strikes, can we wait for the first responders to get to the campus four, or five, or six, or seven minutes later? And one possible solution, which may not be very popular, would be to have people in the school, teachers, administrators, who have volunteered to have a firearm safely locked in the classroom, who are given training throughout the year.

There are plenty of teachers that are already licensed to carry firearms. Have them raise their hands to volunteer for the training. And when something like this starts, the first responders are already on campus. And if it’s not the teachers, you could have people that work on the campus. A custodian could be an undercover policeman. Someone who works in the library or the lunchroom could be an undercover policeman. He serves lunch every day, but he also has a firearm at the ready. A guidance counselor.

If you can’t stop it from happening, and with hundreds of millions of guns out there, I don’t know if it will ever be fully stopped. But the challenge becomes, once it starts, to end it as quickly as possible.

It wasn’t even brought up by President Trump. That didn’t matter to Jeffrey Toobin. His goal wasn’t to further the conversation. It’s apparent that his goal is to put words that advance his agenda into President Trump’s mouth. I know he isn’t a reporter but can’t he at least get this right?

Toobin’s mission wasn’t to enlighten or inform. Toobin’s mission was to throw white gas on the situation. Toobin’s mission was to misinform.

It’s impossible to take CNN seriously as serious journalists. It’s relatively easy to think of them as competitors with National Enquirer or other tabloids.