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October 15, 2018

 

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When Donald Trump first started talking about “fake news” I thought of it as no more than typical Trump hyperbole. My own prejudice against Trump kept me from seeing that the media malfeasance was far worse than the usual bias. This was rabid hate, lies, distortion, omission and smears. Lies from not only politicians but from media.

One bit of “fake news” currently in vogue with media is the one about Trump praising Robert E. Lee thereby proving that he’s a racist. It’s an easily disproved lie if you listen to what Trump actually said.

He was in Ohio and he used the occasion to praise Ohioan Ulysses S. Grant as the one who was able to defeat the great general – Robert E. Lee. There is no secret about what he said except by the media who is “outraged” and exclaiming that this surely will turn black voters against Trump.

As if most black voters weren’t already safely tucked into the Dem Tribe. The Tribe by the way that enslaved them. Don’t ask me to make sense of that – I can’t.  It’s not “fake news” it’s rampant ignorance.

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Another big lie from the media is that there are no Democrat mobs. Are they nuts? Or do they think we’re all blind? There were liberal lunatics clawing at the door of the Supreme Court! We saw them.

The Constitution gives us the right to protest.

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The ANTIFA thugs must have forgotten about that “peaceably” part.

Meanwhile Portland, Oregon, home of liberal lunacy, is a war zone while her Mayor plays least in sight.

Portland Mayor Defends Decision To Let Antifa Run Wild, Claims Portland Is ‘Completely Safe’

I guess it’s safe unless you happen to be an elderly man trying to navigate through the crowds of hooded ANTIFA thugs blocking the street.

Antifa took to the streets last weekend to protest the shooting death of Patrick Kimmons, who was killed in a police involved shooting in early October. Independent journalist Andy Ngo documented the protests, including an incident where Antifa demonstrators forced their way into a busy intersection and proceeded to direct traffic. Protesters even chased down one elderly motorist who refused to stop when indicated, leaving him shaken.

How “safe” does that seem to you? Where is the media? Where is the media outrage when citizens are chased through the streets? Safe Mr. Mayor? That sounds like a lie to me. And “fake news” from any who report it as fact.

Last night  violence erupted in the “safe streets” of Portland again.

ANTIFA RAGES: Patriot Prayer Rally In Portland Turns Bloody; American Flag Saved From Flames

Here’s another big lie in the news last week:

Stop Lying: The Trump Administration Has Not Banned Transgender Americans From Military Service

But as has been often the case in these highly politicized debates, the reality does not quite reflect the narrative. The transgender policy is detailed in a 44-page memorandum to the president, written by Defense Secretary James Mattis on February 22, 2018. The document titled “Military Service by Transgender Individuals” is an exhaustive review of the concerns related to both aspiring service members who are transgender and transgender people already serving.

The Military Is Not a Social Justice Organization

The details are remarkable and staggering in complexity. The paper uses compassionate language and illustrates an underlying respect for transgender individuals and an appreciation of their unique struggles without compromising accuracy and honesty.

Mattis states firmly that “The purpose of the Armed Forces is to fight and win the nation’s wars.” So the determining factor in a person’s qualification for military service is whether that person can meet the standards of the armed services, which the paper distills as “qualified, effective and able-bodied.”

Some of what we see the media doing is “fake news” and other things are just  childish name calling.

The CBS Hillary fantasy bubble

Hillary Clinton isn’t president, but Hollywood is offering the biggest consolation prize it has: working her into TV plots where she can be toasted as wise and wonderful. Within the first two weeks of the fall season, CBS has done this twice.

On the Oct. 7 episode of drama “Madam Secretary,” terrorists send a rocket-propelled grenade into the White House during a signing ceremony for an India-Pakistan peace treaty. It turns out the terrorists are the Aryan Popular Force, white nationalists with a neo-Nazi echo.

In the last 10 minutes of the episode, fictional Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord meets in her office with actual former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, and they all make noble minispeeches about reassuring the country.

Mrs. Clinton proclaims: “They attacked what has made America great, and still does, and that is our diversity. I mean, look at us.” Powell adds: “And the attackers wanted to destroy that, to divide us.”

Diversity is three former Cabinet officials who all voted for Barack Obama and against Donald Trump.

CBS is of course is home to the infamous “60 Minutes”  News Magazine where liberal bootlickers regularly embarrass themselves with teen-girl love for some Democrat. Obama had a permanent home in their Green Room and his own entourage of lickspittles.

Then “60 Minutes” made the mistake of inviting Trump. And last night happened.

Trump Hilariously Informs CBS Correspondent Just Who’s The Boss

In an interview with Lesley Stahl for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” President Trump had one heck of a blunt response for Stahl when she attempted to sidetrack his effort to delineate how dishonest the mainstream media is. Stahl wanted to change the subject but Trump would not be dissuaded, nailing it down by stating, “In the meantime, I’m president and you’re not.”

Trump stated, “The thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a soundbite. I never knew how dishonest the media was –“

Stahl, interrupted, “I’m going to change the subject again.”

Then there is always the ongoing liberal fantasy of Global Warming. If it snows – that’s Global Warming. If it doesn’t – it’s still Global Warming.

The despicable cretins who use the horror of Hurricane Michael to push their liberal agenda when rescuers are still searching for bodies is beneath contempt. But of course we know their mantra since Rahm Emmanuel famously told us: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

I wish you a wonderful day to start a new week. May we have more “real” news and less “fake news” and may we always have the integrity to seek to know the difference.

 

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