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The derangement virus stalks the land

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) rarely kills, but it wounds, and it might be fatal to the Democratic crusade to take back the House. Once upon a time, and not so long ago, a sob and a whine for mercy in any press room would have been hissed, booed and shouted down by the embarrassed gentlemen of the press, including a few ladies as tough as muleskinners. Jim Acosta’s performance would have embarrassed Helen Thomas. They weren’t all giants in that ancient day, but they were grown-ups.

The Emmy Awards Tilt to the Left

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The Fox News channel, which leads in cable-news viewership year after year after year, got no News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations for 2017. Raise your hand if you're surprised.There are plenty of reasons to be disgusted by what's being nominated for excellence in 2017. It has nothing to do with talent. It's about the best promotion of the leftist agenda. It's OK to denounce the mainstream media as "fake news" if you're a radical lefty, however. You can even get nominated for an Emmy.

When Roosevelt flew to Tehran

Daniel Oliver, Washington Times

Trashing Donald Trump is the favorite indoor and outdoor sport of the liberal media, the deep state, the so-called intelligentsia and all the people who still can’t believe Hillary Clinton lost — including the Never Trumpers. Now they’re all busy writing stories about what a disaster Mr. Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin was. But why is the left so unkind to Mr. Trump when they tend to be so nice about President Franklin Roosevelt’s meeting with Joseph Stalin toward the end of World War II?

Making sport calling out 'them lyin' newspapers

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The press can’t figure out what to do, and the mightiest (and loudest) organs only repeat themselves, scolding with the same rants that didn’t work the first time, or the second or third time. Focus groups tell researchers they don’t particularly like the way the president does it, but they like what he’s doing — restoring the Supreme Court to its constitutional moorings, staying out of the way of an economy that keeps on booming (“it’s the economy, stupid”), his telling free-loaders in Europe where to get off. It’s not pretty, but neither is the work of a tank.

Media Wail for Brennan and Clapper

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The networks have always politicized intelligence, back to the Vietnam War days. The FBI and the CIA were under fervent leftist attack in the 1970s. They seemed to be filled with villains every time the Republicans were in office — with former President Nixon and Watergate, former President Reagan and the Iran-contra affair, and former President George W. Bush and the Iraq War. But when they're scheming alongside Obama to help Hillary Clinton win, well, that's somehow patriotic activity.

Just How Far Will the Left Go?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

For now, Democrats rant, they rave, and they stew, accepting that they cannot do what might save them and therefore they only do more of what is destroying them. Out of that lose-lose dilemma was birthed Trump hatred. Without a persuasive argument, progressives came up with the mantra that Trump is a traitor, and that all they needed to do was to explain to supposedly dense voters that their current economic renaissance was actually jackbooted National Socialism. How far will the Left go? I fear that we have seen nothing yet.

Conservatives Use Their Secret Weapon to Create a Revolution (16 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When I first went to work for the new conservative movement, it didn’t take me long to discover that I really didn’t like asking people face to face for money.  I found that I had a knack for writing letters, though, so that’s what I began to concentrate on.  (Excerpt 16 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.)

Conservatives Test a New Secret Weapon (15 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The establishment elites who ran the Republican and Democratic parties thought they had killed the conservative beast with Barry Goldwater’s crushing defeat in 1964. They didn’t count on our perseverance and our ingenuity—or our secret weapon.  Excerpt 15 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Trump Has A Point About The Media

While the political establishment continues to attack President Trump for his “enemy of the people” comment about the media, Americans out in flyover country tend to wonder what else you would call an institution that employs people who regularly wish for them to fail and for their lives to be harder.

The Media vs. Brett Kavanaugh

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The one guarantee with Trump appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that the Democrats, fueled by their mindless street mobs, will try to destroy him. It's how Democrats behave. It is not how the "news" media should behave. Is there anyone who disputes that? But it is how they will comport themselves, because they are one with their Democratic brothers and sisters. They are about to show the world what first-class hypocrites they really are.

#NeverTrumpers dominate media despite Trump party loyalty at historic high

Joe Concha, The Hill

Trump has loyalty from his party like we've never seen outside of George W. Bush, who quickly lost that loyalty once the rallying cry after 9/11 died down. But our media prefers to provide platforms only to a small group of rebels rather than to those who represent the nearly nine out 10 in the party who support the president. You want to know why our media has never been so mistrusted? The big stage provided to #NeverTrumpers serves as Exhibit A.

Thanks to Shamelessly Dishonest Liberals, Conservatives Have No Chance in 1964 (13 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The assassination of President Kennedy presented a new and unparalleled opportunity to smear conservatives, and the liberal media and LBJ took full advantage of it.  That worked in 1964, but conservatives would not be defeated that easily, as we see in this excerpt (No. 13 of 45) from America’s Right Turn.

CNN Host Proclaims 'National Emergency'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Most Americans would suggest that the Dow Jones Industrial Average being up 5,000 points since President Trump's inauguration and the unemployment rate being 3.8 percent is not a national emergency. But then again, most Americans aren't journalists. Our media have shunned any notion of objectivity under Trump. Activists like Brian Stelter keep urging top editors to oppose, rebel and resist, and they wonder why their own approval ratings continue to sink lower, and lower, and lower.

This is What Happens When the Other Side Controls the Mass Media (12 of 45)

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
By the numbers, 1964 was an unmitigated disaster for conservatives.  But it was worse than it had to be, since the liberals controlled all of the mass media, and used that pulpit to smear all conservatives as fascists and Nazis.  It worked—for the time being, in Excerpt 12 of 45 from America’s Right Turn.

Why There Was No Mass Libertarian Movement—Lessons for Conservatives (11 of 45)

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Why did conservatives succeed in creating a mass movement, while the libertarians fell short?  This is not just ancient history—there are critical lessons here for today’s conservatives, in this excerpt (No. 11 of 45) from America’s Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power.