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Indoctrination Saturation

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

A new politicized borg ferrets out every aspect of our lives. Nothing is safe, nothing sacred. Dead or alive, the relentless social-justice messaging continues. Like some sort of time machine, we go back in time to alter history as if a few corrections and adjustments will change and thus improve the entire present. Progressive politics seeks to connect and energize us as millions of shared malignant cells inside a metastasizing tumor — or to destroy us in the attempt.

Media Obituaries Didn’t Give Us ‘The Full McCain’

John Fund, National Review

John McCain was enough of a genuine American hero that he need not be placed on a pedestal and treated like a plaster saint. By holding up him up as a paragon of virtue, the media failed last week in their job of telling John McCain’s story in full. I suspect their credibility took another hit with many Americans as a result, a credibility that is already so low that someone like Donald Trump has been able to exploit it.

The monkey with a well-done nothingburger

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Barack Obama practically invented charisma. But who you calling articulate, man? Here’s Barack Obama, the man himself, campaigning at Kent State University in Ohio, on Sept. 3, 2007: “I come from Chicago. It’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes Democrats have, too. You know, whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to tilt things in their direction.” You could look it up, as Casey Stengel used to say. We’ve clearly got enough monkeys to go around. And maybe one or two we don’t really need.

The Left Still Doesn’t Know Why It’s Losing

David Catron, The American Spectator

Negative images are evoked whenever the media and the Democrats mock voters for the crime of showing Trump support. These images are hard to banish when it comes time to cast a ballot on Election Day, considering the sordid history of the Democratic Party. Trump voters are daily reminded that, at best, they are second class citizens. That pisses them off, thus they pull the “R” lever. And their relationship with Trump does indeed involve “a kind of complicity” to make America great again.

What The MSM Doesn’t Get About Trump's Support

What the establishment media doesn’t seem to comprehend is that Donald Trump’s supporters, conservative, populist voters, not just white Evangelical Christians, stick with him because they want results, and Trump, despite his personal foibles is delivering them.

Mueller and the Media Represent the Ancien Régime

David Catron, The American Spectator

Mueller, the Media, and the Democrats are out to get Trump only because they want to crush the populist revolt and restore the Ancien Régime. They have no respect for democracy and even less for the voters. They want to disenfranchise 63 million “deplorable” Trump supporters and go back to business as usual — fundamentally transforming the U.S. into a Venezuela. There’s only one way to stop these creeps from impeaching the President and ruining the country. Every Trump voter who came out in 2016 must to go to the polls on November 6 and drown the Democrats in a red wave.

The Laughable Boston Globe

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It's easy (and obvious) for any newspaper to write purple prose about the glories of the First Amendment and the crucial role the press plays in keeping governments accountable. The rebuttal is just as easy: Many liberal media outlets stink at holding liberal politicians accountable. Instead, they gush over them and defend them at every turn, refusing to advance stories that could damage their reputations.

A Case Study in Obama-Trump Double Standards

David Catron, The American Spectator

Like most academics and journalists, Professor Nicholas Bagley lives in an insular world where the only debate occurs between the center-left and the loony left. In this fool’s paradise, Bagley’s flaccid critiques of Obama’s “well-meaning” violations of the law create the illusion of balance. That’s why he got his knickers in a knot when I highlighted his hypocrisy. In his world, dissent has long since been banished to outer darkness.

Nonsense About 'Crybaby' Conservatives and Hollywood

Brent Bozell and Tim Graham, Townhall

The line about crybabies is odd, isn't it? Has anyone ever heard more crying and screaming and raging coming from the Hollywood left than since the night Hillary Clinton sunk her battleship? Not a day goes by without finding one or two or 20 of them on Twitter, in awards ceremonies, on late-night television and anywhere else they can find an audience wailing hysterically. It doesn't matter who you are, or how big your star. Come out as a conservative in Hollywood and you're a marked man.

Can America Ever Come Together Again?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

We are an irreconcilable us-against-them nation today, and given the rancor across the ideological, social and cultural chasm that divides us, it is hard to see how, even post-Trump, we can ever come together again. The people who cheer Trump believe the country they inherited from their fathers was a great, good and glorious country, and that the media who detest Trump also despise them. For such as these, Trump cannot scourge the media often enough.

The Double Standards of Postmodern Justice

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

In these polarized times, Americans are not so much angry that newspapers and magazines fire reporters, or that Robert Mueller indicts those under suspicion. What bothers them is that our guardians of morality do not offer any principles to explain why some people’s lives are harmed or destroyed, and others’ lives are not. When there is no blind code of justice, people suspect that our institutions define wrong behavior and bad words as those in service to the wrong political agenda.

Comedy Threatens Liberalism So Liberals Want To Kill It

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

It’s important to laugh at liberals, which is why liberals want to stamp out laughter. Laughter is subversive. Back when comedy was funny, before it got woke, the left used to use it to undermine traditional culture. Now that they have the wheel of the cultural car, they are afraid that people pointing and giggling at their hypocrisy, venality, and stupidity will make them lose control and crash. Hence, comedy must die.

The “Enemy Of The People” Media Were On The Wrong Side In The Revolution

It’s not their criticism of Donald Trump that has made many in the establishment media “the enemy of the people.” They earned the title by embracing progressive narratives on lopsided trade policies, open borders, the admission to our country of millions of unvetted “refugees," big government subsidies for special interests and other policies rejected in the 2016 Trump revolution.