Dino Media Twists Trump’s Words — Joanne Yurchak has let us know that the dino media is still playing its games.
Huffington Post takes from President-elect Trump’s interview with Chris Wallace that aired yesterday (Dec. 11) on Fox News that “Trump Says He Doesn’t Need Daily Intelligence Briefing Because He’s ‘Smart.'”
Business Insider shouts in a headline “TRUMP: I’m a ‘smart person,’ don’t need intelligence briefings every single day.”
Here’s what he actually said: “I get when I need it. First of all, these are very good people that are giving me the briefings. And I say if something should change from this point, immediately call me. I’m available on one minute’s notice. I don’t need to be told … the same thing every day, every morning ― same words. ‘Sir, nothing has changed. Let’s go over it again.’ I don’t need that . . .”
It seems a rather sensible allocation of priorities than arrogance.
Journalism is a noble vocation and an important bulwark for a free society. The corporate frauds who control our once major media companies have long stopped practicing it.
Maureen Dowd Thanksgiving Good Humor — We are shamelessly without permission reprinting this column with an introduction by Maureen Dowd that appeared in the New York Times after Thanksgiving, and that we received by email. It perfectly illustrates to many still bruised over this last election that peace can be found and families don’t have to be broken up. Hat tip Joanne Yurchak.
WASHINGTON — First I had to deal with the president-elect scolding.
During his interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, Donald Trump chided me twice for being too tough on him.
Sitting next to our publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Trump invited everyone around the table to call him if they saw anything “where you feel that I’m wrong.”
“You can call me, Arthur can call me, I would love to hear,” he said. “The only one who can’t call me is Maureen. She treats me too rough.”
Then I had to go home for Thanksgiving and deal with my family scolding me about the media misreading the country. I went cold turkey to eat hot turkey: no therapy dog, no weaving therapy, no yoga, no acupuncture, no meditation, no cry-in.
The minute I saw my sister’s Trump champagne and a Cersei figurine as the centerpiece — my brother, Kevin, nicknamed Hillary “Cersei” during this year’s brutal game of thrones — I knew I wasn’t in a safe space.
My little basket of deplorables, as I call my conservative family, gloated with Trump toasts galore, and Kevin presented me with his annual holiday column with an extra flourish.
My colleague Paul Krugman tweeted Friday that “affluent, educated suburbanites” who voted for Trump are “fools.” What else is there to say, he asked.
Well, here is what Kevin, an affluent, educated suburbanite, has to say in his column, titled an “Election Therapy Guide for Liberals”:
Written by Kevin Dowd: “Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine.
The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.
The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.
Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion. This did not go down well in the Midwest, where Trump flipped three blue states and 44 electoral votes.
The rudeness reached its peak when Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by attendees of “Hamilton” and then pompously lectured by the cast. This may play well with the New York theater crowd but is considered boorish and unacceptable by those of us taught to respect the office of the president and vice president, if not the occupants.
Here is a short primer for the young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. That can be her participation trophy.
If any of my sons had told me they were too distraught over a national election to take an exam, I would have brought them home the next day, fearful of the instruction they were receiving. Not one of the top 50 colleges mandate one semester of Western Civilization. Maybe they should rethink that.
Mr. Trump received over 62 million votes, not all of them cast by homophobes, Islamaphobes, racists, sexists, misogynists or any other “ists.” I would caution Trump deniers that all of the crying and whining is not good preparation for the coming storm. The liberal media, both print and electronic, has lost all credibility. I am reasonably sure that none of the mainstream print media had stories prepared for a Trump victory. I watched the networks and cable stations in their midnight meltdown — embodied by Rachel Maddow explaining to viewers that they were not having a “terrible, terrible dream” and that they had not died and “gone to hell.”
The media’s criticism of Trump’s high-level picks as “not diverse enough” or “too white and male” — a day before he named two women and offered a cabinet position to an African-American — magnified this fact.
Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane is waiting. And to Jon Stewart, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or a rebate.
As Eddie Murphy so eloquently stated in the movie “48 Hrs.”: “There’s a new sheriff in town.” And he is going to be here for 1,461 days. Merry Christmas.”
Tucker Carlson Demolishes Jonathan Allen — The times they are a changin’. Tucker Carlson left Roll Call columnist Jonathan Allen literally red faced with shame after an interview, yesterday, Nov. 18, on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Allen smeared Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, as racist in an innuendo-filled but fact-free column.
Carlson repeatedly asked for specifics leaving the hapless swamp-dwelling hack sputtering in helplessness.
Tom Wolf Backed Racist York Dem — The Washington Post is continuing its politics of hate and division against President-elect Donald Trump despite owner Jeff Bezos’ desperate offer of the peace pipe.
Yesterday, Nov. 11, the rag carried a story about and ran on its website a video of a teenager shouting “white power” in York, Pa. The kid was in proximity to a Trump sign.
The story mentioned the 1969 York Race Riot and brought up how York Mayor Charles “Charlie” H. Robertson was charged in 2001, while in office, with the murder of a black women due to actions he committed as a young police officer during the riot. Robertson was acquitted albeit there didn’t seem to be a defense that he was a noble defender of law and justice for all, and in fact, admitted to shouting a racial slur.
Which gets us back to the WaPo propaganda piece. The Post doesn’t mention Robertson’s party which is Democrat. Far more damning, the Post failed to note that his campaign manager and political supporter was Gov. Tom Wolf.
It is not the Trump people who back racists. Wolf, if you don’t know, is a very “progressive” Democrat.
Trump Fights Sexual Predators — Pseudo-journalist Megyn Kelly has accused Donald Trump of being a sexual predator based on a 10-year-old recording in which he described the insane attraction that some women have for Hollywood-connected billionaires.
Meanwhile, real sexual predation is, well, not much talked about by Ms. Kelly and her ilk.
How many stories have you seen regarding this matter last June in which two Muslim migrant boys from Sudan were charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Idaho?
How about this story from earlier this month concerning a Muslim migrant who raped a 10-year-old in Minnesota?
Frankly, a candidate who talks dirty doesn’t bother us if he is the only one in the race who is going to look hard at immigration from cultures where this sort of stuff is considered to be some kind of holy duty.
Regarding the “inappropriate touching” allegations against Trump that have strangely sprung up in the last few weeks, smear jobs are SOP against those who threaten the establishment class.
Wikileaks has conclusively shown the depth to which the Clinton camp will stoop and how the press is happy to collude with them.
Wikileaks Project Veritas New Journalism — Journalism is giving you facts that you don’t know but should.
The traditional media has long lost its independence and has long-stopped practicing journalism. If there is a fact that you should know but the corporate overlords prefer that you don’t, then you will not learn of it from TV or a daily newspaper.
The internet is about the last place left for the trade to be practiced.
Hillary Groping Allegation — A journalist has released a video that has gone viral describing an horrific experience with Hillary Clinton in which Mrs. Clinton brutally groped her in an airplane bathroom.
Prissy Holly says the event occurred 10 years ago and she provides numerous corroborating details.
It is every bit as substantiated as the allegations made by the Clinton campaign’s minions against Donald Trump.
And the first-person account by Natasha Stoynoff in People magazine has serious holes especially with regard to her claimed friendship with Melanie Trump. Mrs. Trump says they were never friends or friendly and that she would never have recognized the woman. Her lawyers have demanded People make a retraction or she will sue.
Meanwhile, women who knew Trump during those years are coming forth unprompted and calling him a great guy and a gentlemen.