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Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

Until President Trump rids himself of those officials and advisers who do not share his foreign policy goals the internal coup against him will continue to the detriment of our war with the Islamic State and the broader success of his administration.

The Party of Nyet

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What we’re witnessing is nothing more than a smug and amoral ruling class ganging up on a Republican president. Even as they viciously encircle him, they have the gall to cast him as the “bully.” They sow divisions, then call him “divisive.” They declare him a threat to world peace, then poison relations between the U.S. and other countries.

The Sabotaging of the President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The President of the United States — is the President of the United States. And for entirely political reasons, this President is being deliberately sabotaged. It has to stop. For the sake of the country and the presidency, not to mention the intelligence agencies whose credibility is at stake — the sabotaging of the President has to stop.

The Media Finally Admit Obamacare Is Collapsing

David Catron, The American Spectator

The price hikes that are about to descend on Obamacare’s victims are nothing new and they have nothing to do with Trump. They are the result of irreparable flaws in Obamacare, and the reporters and editors of the legacy media know it. This is why they are frantically trying to shift the blame for this mess from the Democratic authors of the law to the most convenient Republican target.

Message to Republicans: Don’t Fall for Media Tricks on Comey

Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

I have a message for the Republicans: The last thing you should do is find anything in common with the Democrats on this. The last thing you should do is feel sorry, simpatico. Do not fall for the temptation to join the Democrats in their rants against Trump on this. Here’s the deal, folks. There is no collusion. The Russians did not hack, did not tamper, did not impact the outcome of our election. It’s been established for over nine months, if not longer.

The Most Asinine Claim About the AHCA

David Catron, The American Spectator

We have a consensus: Partisan academics, biased journalists, unemployed Obama administration hacks, and clueless comediennes agree that there can be but one reason to repeal Obamacare — and it has nothing to do with the failure of the “reform” law to accomplish any of its ostensible goals. It’s all about racism. This is certainly not the only spurious pretext concocted by the left to denounce AHCA, but it is easily the most asinine.

Sudden Media Anger Over Happy Talk to Dictators

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, Investor's Business Daily

It's good for journalists in free countries to question leaders about their commitment to advocating human rights instead of pragmatically enabling dictators. Unfortunately, our media display a reflexive habit of questioning only Republican presidents. The Carters, the Clintons and the Obamas skate free.

Inspector Obama and the Red Panther

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

What has come out of all this snooping? No evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, as even Obama aides James Clapper and Mike Morrell have conceded. But it is yielding plenty of evidence of criminal collusion between the Obama administration and the media. Only the chattering class would have the Orwellian gall to shift the scandal from the Obama administration investigating a political opponent and inflicting damage on him through criminal leaks to the Republicans’ exposure of that devious gambit.

Keep Calm and Propagandize On

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

When a normally garrulous and gossipy media turns taciturn, the explanation is usually political correctness. In this case, an extreme sensitivity to Islam has a chastening effect on reporters who would typically exert themselves for a scoop. Even many hours after the mayhem, few of their stories contained any descriptions of the attacker from witnesses.

Hiding the Media's Disapproval Rating

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The newspaper industry is declining, as USA Today surely knows: Gannett split into two companies in 2015, one for broadcasting and one for the less profitable print business. It is interesting to watch elite newspapers in the Trump era doubling down on the liberal-activist course. There's a reason half the country no longer cares to read them.

The Media’s Sham Coverage of FISA-gate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

When it was to Democrats' partisan advantage to support the this-is-about-Trump storyline, they supported it. Now that it is to their partisan advantage to deny that storyline, they deny it. And a propagandistic media lets them get away with it by treating this story as a game of parsing and semantics, all the while playing dumb about the very investigation their own coverage for the last four months either pushed or presupposed.

Harvard Attacks CHQ as “Biased”

Harvard University's library website now features a new page titled, "Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda." And ConservativeHQ.com and other conservative and right-leaning organizations, think tanks and news portals make-up the core of the list.

The Media's Anonymous-Sources Hypocrisy

Tim Graham, CNS News

It's beyond ironic that the press that champions transparency also advocates relying on completely opaque sources on a daily basis. In political combat over allegations that the Obama administration holdovers in the intelligence community tried to take down Trump, wouldn't it help to know whether these liberal newspapers are relying on the holdovers and granting them all the benefits of anonymity?

The Smearing of Jeff Sessions

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The media and Dems are looking to scalp Sessions not for any misdeeds but for his conservatism, and these Republican frauds are helping them. That the chattering has even turned to whether he should “resign” is a measure of the partisan hysteria of the moment. Every Dem under the sun is rushing to a microphone to call for his resignation. With a straight face, Nancy Pelosi even called for prosecuting him: “Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate.”

Those White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Among other things, what the dust-up over President Trump’s non-appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has revealed is that presidents of the United States are used as the main attraction to fund a scholarship program that, in turn, funds young liberal journalists, the particular irony being that Republican Presidents have been essentially used to perpetuate the liberal media bias that they and their supporters so frequently complain of.

The White House Correspondents Association Dinner And Other Fake News

Despite the self-promotion, the White House Correspondents Association dinner is hardly a “tradition” in the sense most Americans think of our national traditions, such as turkey for Thanksgiving dinner or fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Trump Is Beating the Media at Its Own Game

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Contrary to the whining of Jake Tapper at CNN, last week’s press conference was not a distraction from his governance but an essential component of it. He recognizes that his agenda can only move forward if the people tune out the media’s distortions of it. Were Trump to take the media’s advice, he couldn’t govern. The more he neutralizes the media, the more successful he will be.

Missing the Meaning of Trump

Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal

Mr. Trump is an unusual president in that, unlike any we can think of, he speaks only for himself. There is no army of Trump interest groups and loyalists and activists to respond to his command or suggestion. He does not have deep knowledge of policy, government or politics. He does not have longtime organizational ties.

Media responds to Trump’s ‘fake news’ charge — by pumping out fake news!

Joseph Curl, Washington Times

After last week's Trump press conference, the press bristled at charges from the new president that they are selling fake news — and immediately goes out and proves his point. Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get any weirder.

How Dictatorships Get Started

Contrary to what Senator McCain said about dictatorship starting by suppressing a free press, it is not hard to see parallels between today’s free, but highly politicized establishment elite media, and the media in Germany that helped the Nazis take power.