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Comey and Baquet — united against Trump — have caused a nonstop feeding frenzy

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

You don’t have to be a cynic to see a pattern. It’s a game, with news organizations competing to see which one can get the story that brings down the president, and other media and 2020 candidates piling on in knee-jerk fashion. It’s a rinse-and-repeat exercise. Indeed, the so-called whistleblower complaint recalls the early days of Trump’s presidency when Comey and other Barack Obama holdovers were poisoning the well. Even the word “whistleblower” suggests something untoward happened. But what? The media was in the dark but still the coverage took on tones of hysteria. They didn’t know the source of the complaint, the agency, the substance or any evidence.

Establishment Political News Influence Nosediving

The establishment media's efforts to destroy Trump are having the opposite effect – the media’s credibility is being destroyed, Sleepy Joe Biden is falling fast to Elizabeth Warren and, according to Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll 52 percent of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

Earth Worship and Climate Confessions

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

New York's Union Theological Seminary, a progressive Christian adjunct to Columbia University, put out a tweet that many people must have assumed was a satire from the religion pranksters at The Babylon Bee. "Today in chapel, we confessed to plants," it began. "Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor." Then they asked for an Amen: "What do you confess to the plants in your life?" Liberal guilt has never been more pronounced. We recommend as proper corporal punishment using the switch, provided liberals then apologize to the bamboo.

New York Times Front Page Promotes Fake News And Lies About Guns

Smart policy decisions are rarely made by a population steeped in misinformation and fear, but through fake news and outright lies that is exactly the atmosphere The New York Times and other Far Left media outlets seek to create in order to disarm law abiding Americans.

The Kavanaugh reboot

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

Attacking the legitimacy of Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court is all the left has in their dwindling arsenal. They’re still after President Trump’s tax records. They hate his Supreme Court appointments. They are livid that his economic policies are working when they have always believed the economy was their issue — never mind their failure to achieve any level of success close to what Mr. Trump’s administration has accomplished. If the current Democratic Party were a defendant in court, it could credibly plead insanity. Let’s see how far this insane behavior gets them with voters in the next election.

The Kavanaugh lynch mob returns; once again, plot to defame drives Democratic playbook

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

This is a part of another tactic the left feasts on — making it too dangerous and frightening for their opposition to participate in political or social life. With today’s technology and legacy media’s acceptance of fake news as a means to an end, personal destruction is easier than ever. Even if nothing happened in your childhood, you were a perfect student in high school and college, that won’t matter. Lies will be the foundation of the effort to defame you. Publicly exposing these plots must become a part of the pushback against the Democrats’ appalling determination to defame and destroy.

The Squad Aims To Make Pro-Life Democrats Extinct In 2020

In today’s “woke” Democratic Party non-conformity is not tolerated, especially on abortion, so any pro-life Democrat is bound to draw an opponent. Such is the case with pro-life Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, whose Far-Left challenger has just been endorsed by Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Far-Left Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Trumped Out?

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

No president has had his life so exhaustively explored for any morsel of impeachable material. So far more wearisome than Trump’s tweets are three years of unethical and likely illegal attempts to remove an elected president, to so warp our culture that 90 percent of media coverage is anti-Trump and dozens of grandees in the entertainment, sports, and media industries have so often publicly wished to assassinate, beat up, or otherwise physically injure the president of the United States. After all that, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing.

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.