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The Plague Of Democrats Smearing Their Way To Power

The plague of smears against Justice Brett Kavanaugh can be understood as the first step in the Left’s post-Ginsberg strategy: Unleash this plague to intimidate Justice Kavanaugh and delegitimize any decision the Supreme Court renders in its aftermath, perhaps even creating a constitutional crisis if Democrat-controlled states refuse to abide by the Court’s decisions on the Second Amendment or abortion.

Democrats Debate Issues No One Cares About And Policies No One Wants

Based on the results of recent polls, racist pandering is getting Beto and Mayor Pete exactly nowhere. But lack of measurable impact didn’t drive the candidates away from talking about issues no one cares about and pushing policies no one wants and that was ultimately the overarching theme of last night’s Democrat debate.

An Excusing Frenzy for Biden's Fact Mangling

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Biden's New Hampshire phony war story was no "gaffe." It was either (a) a trail of gaffes indicating Biden has lost his marbles or (b) a lie. Which is it, and how serious is this? The media's answers were predictable. The Post actually reported this story, but the usual spin quickly fell into place to offset the indictment. For decades now — and especially when Biden was vice president — the media have downplayed and ignored Biden's gaffes and misstatements and lies. This whole energetic frenzy of excuse manufacturing once again underlines the fraudulent media's boast that they are "facts first" and care most deeply about "the truth."

Is the Fed Meddling in Our Elections?

The Federal Reserve isn’t the only Deep State institution that would like to affect the 2020 election in opposition to President Trump – Silicon Valley comes quickly to mind as an equally malign influence – however, as our friend Dr. Ron Paul observed in a recent  column, they are not a state within a state in the same way that the Federal Reserve is.

Our Tawdry, Untrustworthy Fourth Estate

Julie Kelly, American Greatness

A poll showed that a majority of Americans not only don’t trust the political news they receive, they think the media actively is trying to block the president’s agenda. At the same time, there is a widening trust deficit in the federal government. Republicans’ favorable view of the FBI has dropped significantly. The Left and NeverTrump Right whine daily about the alleged damage Trump is inflicting on the presidency. But the real and lasting damage to the media and government institutions once held in esteem by Americans will be far worse. CNN’s hiring of Andrew McCabe just dug that hole a little deeper.

‘Sources Say’

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The media’s hatred of Trump is destroying American journalism. “Get it first, get it right” was Wes Pruden’s motto as editor at the Washington Times, and woe be unto any reporter who got it wrong, especially on a big story. Only a fool would stake his credibility as a journalist on a wild tale based on a tip from a single anonymous source, but that’s the kind of foolishness we’ve come to expect from the liberal media in the Trump era. MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times — they all seem to be trying to outdo each other in a competition to squander whatever credibility they still have for the sake of their anti-Trump agenda.

Savor The Media’s Outrage At Being Held To The Same Standard As The Rest of Us

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The NYT’s leaked transcript from a few weeks ago wrecked any chance of anyone falling for their “All The News That’s Fit To Print” baloney again – when the scribblers are hassling their editor because the paper isn’t calling Trump “racist” often enough, you’ve Old Yeller’d objectivity. When you openly plan to replace American history with a garbage narrative designed to undermine the moral foundation of its citizenry’s right to self-government in order to solidify your own caste’s hold on power, you’ve chosen a side in the Octagon, so don’t be shocked if someone figuratively busts a chair over your skull. Oh well.

The Hate Factory

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Dividing Americans into hostile factions according to race, gender, religion, and sexuality for the sake of political power — well, how else are Democrats supposed to win elections? When politics is organized around demonizing and destroying enemies, no one is safe. Identity politics ultimately leads to everybody hating everybody else — Bellum omnium contra omnes, the Hobbesian “war of all against all” — and if you have not yet been targeted for destruction, it’s only because Democrats have such a need for scapegoats that their hate factory is struggling to keep up with the demand for new orders. And still they wonder how Trump became president.

McCabe and Papadopoulos: Two-Tiered Justice

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

People see the kid-gloves approach to the Clinton emails investigation, and they can’t square it with the aggression of the Trump–Russia probe. They see the laws contorted to let Mrs. Clinton slide, while the screws get put to Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort over the Logan Act and the Foreign Agent Registration Act – statutes the Justice Department almost never invokes. They see the false-statements investigations of Andy McCabe and George Papadopoulos and think, “Hey, wait a second …” “Equal justice under the law” is not supposed to be an aspiration or a quaint slogan. It is supposed to be a guarantee.

The Media's Massive Credibility Problem

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

If media organizations really wanted to improve their image, they would address public skepticism seriously, taking some very simple steps. Stop trying to bury every bit of good news for President Trump and every bit of bad news for Bernie, Biden & Co. Try to acknowledge that policy debates have two sides. It is fair to question climate change, support our national identity and oppose the abortion industry trafficking human carnage. Is it too late? Conservatives have walked away from these networks and newspapers, which means that their audiences are now mostly liberals who reject everything conservatives champion.

Media Talking The Economy Into A Recession To Defeat Trump

From our perspective we think Ainsley Earhardt of Fox and Friends had it right when she laid the blame for the growing talk of an economic recession on the media's attitude against Trump. “They do not want him to win again and they don’t like that the economy is doing well, apparently," said Ms. Earhardt.

You Should Totally Trust Our Elite Institutions...Not

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The fact is you cannot trust our institutions. They are not, and have not been, operating in the interests of Normal Americans for quite some time. They have degenerated into seedy scams run by, and for the benefit of, a garbage ruling caste that inherited the most powerful society in human history and seems determined to do in a couple generations what the Romans took a few hundred years to do – squander it. It’s a wreck. That’s the legacy of our elite. We did not do that. Our alleged betters did that – it’s on them. This disaster didn’t start when Trump swore in, and he’s not going to be able to hose it out anytime soon. But at least he’s trying.

Being a Trump supporter is no longer allowed, it seems

Editors, Washington Examiner

The basic notion — that Trump supporters deserve to suffer — is mainstream these days. It is the voters’ job to hold our elected officials accountable, not the other way around. Increasingly, Democrats and the media believe there is no tolerable excuse to support Trump. Hence the boycotts recently of expensive exercise-bike outfit SoulCycle (whose chairman hosted a Trump fundraiser) and a viral fact-challenged tweet leading confused celebrities to call for boycotts of McDonald's and KFC (which employ some people who have donated to Trump). It’s a radical position and not one that leaves us optimistic about the health of our democracy.

The Media’s Disgusting Bloodlust

David Catron, The American Spectator

We are inured to the belief that freedom of the press is sacrosanct, but neither the Democrats nor the left in general hesitate to silence any voice that fails to adhere to the party line. After decades of “news” coverage that follows the old adage, “If it bleeds it leads,” and the accompanying canard that the carnage is caused by cruel policies conceived by conservatives and Republicans, the only surprise is that there isn’t more unrest and violence than we are actually seeing. It’s time to stop the blood lust of the media from using human tragedies like El Paso and Dayton to divide society and make a few extra bucks.

America Is Drowning in the Left's Lies About Trump

Dennis Prager, PJ Media

The major news media need to understand these are important reasons that half of America considers them frauds. And we get no pleasure from this fact. The reason we don't recoil when the president labels the mainstream media "fake news" is that we know the charge is true. Has one major media news outlet yet apologized to the American people for preoccupying them for nearly two years with the lie of "Trump collusion" with Russia? Has one Democrat? Of course not. Because with regard to the Trump-Russia collusion issue, the news media were never driven by a pursuit of truth; they were driven by a pursuit of Trump.

Trump Says The Things You Can’t Say

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Trump calls out the elite and its inept members without fear and without apology. He speaks, if you’ll pardon the hackneyed expression, truth to power. It’s called “accountability,” and it’s exactly what America needs from its ruling caste. Which is why it is exactly what the establishment wishes to put out of bounds. How dare Trump, and by extension you, be so uppity as to demand that our exalted betters not fail at everything they do! See, this is our country, and we will hold corrupt and incompetent government employees accountable. We will call out the ungrateful and the anti-American. We will stand up for our rights.

15 Questions to Peel the Skin Off the Democrats

Daniel Oliver, Trump Train News

We know the media won't ask them, but here are fifteen questions for contestants in the coming debate among the Democrat presidential hopefuls, a debate that should be more entertaining than seeing gladiators fight lions—with the advantage that no animals will be harmed during the performance. 1. As you know, the major television networks—CNN, MSNBC, and almost all the rest except FOX News—got the Russia collusion story wrong... In view of the findings of the Muller investigative team, most of whom it turns out were Democrats—are you willing to say that the major networks were wrong to push that story for so long?

In Memoriam: William Martin Schulz

In today’s media environment, where Far Left editorial policy is dominant, it may be difficult to believe that, due in large measure to the influence of one man -- William Schulz -- Reader's Digest, the nation’s most widely read magazine, with a monthly U.S. readership exceeding 50 million, was strongly anti-communist and staunchly pro-American.

The Mueller Farce Exposes The Enemies Of The People

Yesterday’s House hearings featuring testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller offered nothing of substance regarding the charges fabricated to impede Donald Trump’s presidency. However, they did provide beyond a shadow of a doubt proof of the complete corruption and utter cynicism of the Democrats and their allies in the establishment media.

New York Times Goes Pro-Soviet for Moon Landing Anniversary

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The New York Times — that Democratic Party house organ that fancies itself "liberal" or "progressive" or some such — is actually one of the more reactionary institutions in our country. Sometimes you have to wonder if it might actually be an American version of Izvestia. Speaking of which, in honor of the fifty-year anniversary of the USA putting a man on the moon, the once-upon-a-time newspaper of record produced this ridiculous nonsense under the rubric "How the Soviets Won the Space Race for Equality." Ah, diversity — the new religion. As long as they can put a "person of color" — also, of course, mentioned in the article — or from the proletariat in space, everything else is excused.