In a bizarre twist in the Steve Bannon White House puppet master narrative, Bannon called up the editor of the liberal magazine The American Prospect Tuesday afternoon and proceeded to give him what appears to be his unvarnished opinion on many things. On the other end of the line was Robert Kuttner, who then proceeded to write a story about his 25-minute conversation with one of the key, but elusive figures in the Trump White House. As Kuttner tells it, Bannon called him apparently following up on a column Kuttner had written on how China was profiting from the U.S. and North Korea’s nuclear squabbles. Continue reading Steve Bannon Is Not A White Nationalist
Here’s something many of you may not know is going on that is very irresponsible. Journalists and reporters use Twitter alot to get information out to the public as quick as possible. Yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted out how he went to visit Alexandria gunshot victim, Congressman Scalise, in the hospital. Trump said Scalise was in rough condition and to pray for him. Well, reporter, Jim Acosta, sent out a tweet saying the President never visited Scalise at the hospita!. This was read by thousands and even Jake Tapper took Acosta’s word and reported the findings. Well, it turns out Jim Acosta was wrong, and therefore Jake Tapoer. But instead of tweeting out a retraction saying he was wrong, Mr. Acosta just deleted the tweet and called it a day. No retraction, yet tens of thousands of people thought Trump just lied. Luckily real reporters who still believe in fairness captured an image of the tweet in error and tried to spread the correct version of events around while also publicly shaming Acosta. The fair reporters weren’t conservatives, but progressives. They just believe in the integrity of their profession
This is just one example of what is happening with the news we intake, but it’s becoming a fairly big problem with those in corporate media trying to rush stories out. If they make a mistake, instead ot correcting it, they’re just deleting it.
Disappointed in Senator Al Franken for cancelling events with Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher after their justifable mistakes. Yes, they both made mistakes and are facing the consequences, but I have a different code for when you are good friends. Franken says he is good friends with both and has talked to both since their faux pas. But to me, good friends don’t turn their backs on you when you’re down and out. Franken knows good and well, as a fellow conedian, what it’s like when you push the envelope too far. So Im just disappointed in him as far as the friend code of ethics. And that goes double for you, Anderson Cooper!
The mainstream media has gone on and on for weeks, even holding panels on it, that the President was going to use his Executive Privilege to block Comey from testifying to the Senate on certain things or not at all, really ginning up the drama. Well, I reported via the New York Times, but I knew anyway through instinct, that he was not going to invoke it. Still the MSM persisted, kind of like Clinton. Well today, the White House stated that Trump would not be invoking the privilege. Now, Im sure we will hear all the dastardly reasons why hes not blocking Comey. Predictable and. Sad
On the one hand it’s good to see the media doing some adversarial reporting again after being so dormant for a long time, but on the other hand I think it will be short-lived or until someone palatable is in the White House. Right now theyre experiencing a renaissance because they’re feeding a bloodthirsty public’s hatred for an unpopular President.
Nevermind that the majority of reporting is shoddy at best. What they’re relying on are anonymous sources within the Intelligence Community that can’t be verified or autgenticated, with an axe to grind against an adversarial Trumo. Then the media just riffs on the morsels its given basically turning the reporting info gossip, innuendo, and entertainment. And the gullible public just eats it up without questioning anything. It’s hard to tell what to believe
That’s why its such a good thing that we have a special counselor in Mueller whom for all intents and purposes is a primo guy. At least he will be able to dole out some answers.
I really don’t think they’ll find evidence of collusion. With the Intelligence agencies throwing out everything but the kitchen sink about Trumo, you’d think we’d have the information by now. I think we may find some criminality concerning Manafort and probably Pagd, but not much more. But as far as collusion, I just haven’t seen any evidence, only circumstantial and innuendo.
I guess you could make a case for impeachment with Trump on obstruction of justice but it would be hard to prove intent because I think he was going to get rid of Comey anyway.
However, it woukd be disturbing if that happened. For one, it gives too much power to the Intelligence Community because they could easily manufacture evidence. And they have a seamy past and are hard to trust. Thats whats been so funny to watch because the Left has always had an adversarial relationship with the CIA and FBI. Now to watch them treat these Agencies as heros and warriors is rich and a little much, but then this goes to show the deepness of hatred for this presidency. Another negative is that the people who voted Trump in would feel like their will had been thwarted and there’s no telling what that effect woukd have on the country.
But with Mueller at least we’re on good footing now.
Of course she is being investigated! You post a piece of performance art (????) where you’re showing the president being decapitated, then expect the secret service to investigate you. Just cause you/re on the left doesn’t make you immune to what happens to those on the right who depict a president hanging from a noose. At least Ms. Griffin was spared a visit from the secret service unlike Ted Nugentt when he made his faux pas against Obama. And I’m sorry but the constant, relentless visceral hatred for this President set the stage for Ms.. Griffin to think she could get away with this kind of indulgent behavior. What’s particularly sad is that this routine hateful behavior by the left opened Ms. Griffin to the mistaken belief that she was safe to commit this piece of stupidity only to witness her political sister group, her friends, and her colleagues rise up, condemn her, then devour her whole taking her completely by surprise. Poor thing, I guess. She might as well have not even apologized. I wouldn’t have. Her idol, Joan Rivers, wouldn’t have, Joan also wouldn’t have given that embarrassing press conference blaming Donald Trump for her now present woes. What did he do except send off one his tweets defending his family having to see him die an Isis style death. I actually thought his response was rather muted considering his style. But he didn;t “break” her. Nor did his tamily who naturally stood up for their father. No, Joan Rivers, more than likely, would have come out bashing the political left, her friends, and her colleagues for turning their backs on her when she needed them most. Talk about a bunch of pussies. But really, when are celebrities going to learn the lesson that you can’t casually make fun of or try to make a statement about a president using violence or their death as the backdrop? This happens with every presidency and the celebrity is always left shellshocked that the secret service is knocking at their door. This is standard operating procedure for a sitting President. Oh, and Kathy, kudos from learning from your so–called role model Hillary Clinton by using every trick in the blame game book to try and get off the hook.
Putin just now to US businessmen: “Help us restore normal political dialogue. I ask on behalf of Russia…help the new US president.”
What is wrong with that statement? We hang out with worse thugs than him. The only reason we’re demonizing him is that he’s allied with Syria and we want their gas and oil reserves. It’s always about the oil, never for the humanitarian reasons. The reason Putin hated Clinton, although she and Bill colluded with them as well, is that Clinton wanted a no fly zone over Syria which would have put us at war with Russia, thus WWIII. We dodged a bullet.
I didn’t realize how little viewership cable news channels got. It’s such a small fraction of our society. Where do the majority of people get their news of oh Lord, do they not get it at all?:
FNC: 2.24 million viewers (up 11 percent); 453,000 adults 25-54 (up 23 percent)
MSNBC: 1.69 million viewers (up 105 percent); 417,000 adults 25-54 (up 101 percent)
CNN: 1.12 million viewers (up 26 percent); 399,000 adults 25-54 – (up 39 percent)
Constantly bashing Trump only elevates him and distracts from the policies at hand. This approach didn’t work for Hillary Clinton so it’s probably not working now. All these clickbait articles don’t help either, unless you’re just trying to get him elected again.
If we ever want to get rid of the Clinton’s we’d have to get rid of CNN and MSNBC first. They have this weird symbiotic relationship. But it’s the only way.