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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.

Skipping the Philly Fanatics at Netroots Nation

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The radical fringe of the left came to Philadelphia last weekend for the annual Netroots Nation conference. It was extremist enough that only four Democrat presidential contenders dared to show their face there. If ever there were an event that was ripe for parody, this was it. Yet you didn't hear any negative coverage of it on the broadcast networks. This is how the 2020 campaign is going to unfold. Donald Trump's statements will be subject to withering attacks hourly — He's hateful! He's corrupt! He's inept! Meanwhile, the Democrats and their "Nutroots" base will be carefully curated to look as reasonable and ready to govern as you could possibly imagine.

The MSM And Four Anti-American Congresswomen

Being an “American” requires more than simply being born here or otherwise qualifying for United States citizenship – it requires allegiance to a certain and quite definite set of principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Representative Omar and her posse all took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but we see no evidence that they and their media defenders actually hold any allegiance to its principles.

Leftwing Media Glorify ANTIFA And Terrorist Who Firebombed ICE Facility

The difficulty in learning more about Willem Van Spronsen, the ANTIFA terrorist who attacked the ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington should really surprise no one, given that CNN and other Leftwing media have a record of supporting and even glorifying ANTIFA, including airing a favorable program in which ANTIFA terrorist Willem Van Spronsen appeared.

Trolling the 4th of July

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Liberals loudly denounced President Trump for taking part in the Fourth of July festivities in the nation's capital.Then they used the celebration of our nation to attack her. Their actions are deliberately designed to offend ... to grab everyone's attention ... to please the people who really can't stand the thought of American exceptionalism. This nation needs to be diminished. Being divisive can be very effective politics — and business. But it also underlines that the left is totally disingenuous when it talks about tolerance and unity yet its actions betray the opposite. The antifa group is fascist, and the "patriotic" protesters burn American flags ... even on our nation's birthday.

'Fact-Checkers' Find Democrats Are Truth Tellers

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

It was maddening that NBC News put its "fact-checker" Jane Timm on the first Democrat debate, who then proclaimed on the "NBC News Now" livestream, "It was a pretty clean debate." No errors? Timm proceeded to support Julian Castro for tying the "tragic death of that father and daughter to Trump's own immigration policies." She added, "And we checked that. It is true!" Saying that Trump policies kill immigrants is graded as true? That, according to NBC, is a natural consequence of following the rule of law. Anyone who gets through a Democrat debate and pronounces that it was "pretty clean," implying every utterance was true, cannot be taken seriously as nonpartisan and independent.

An embarrassment to village idiots

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

One might be tempted to say Jim Acosta is an embarrassment to his profession, but there is nothing professional about the guy. He is an embarrassment to village idiots. CNN should strip him of his press credentials. He should be forced to file as a registered lobbyist for the Democrat National Committee or whatever committee handles this virulent strain of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Someone needs to change his diaper and shove a pacifier in his suckling lips. Like James Madison and Thomas Jefferson before him, President Trump understands that freedom can be messy. And it is best to let ludicrous loudmouths like Jim Acosta have their say like the raving lunatic caterwauling on the street corner. Best to just let the nut vent.

The Media's Speeding Ticket on Tagging Trump With Rape

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

We should all agree we want to have a president who is not a rapist. The liberals and the Trump haters turned the page back to when Juanita Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton 20 years ago, insisting that conservatives made her a cause celebre. Yes, that's true. But there's at least one important difference: the speed of the journalism.vNew York Magazine released the story on Friday, June 21, shortly after noon. It was launched on "NBC Nightly News" ... after about six hours. Who needs time for vetting the evidence? But when NBC News reporter Lisa Myers interviewed Broaddrick back in 1999, NBC sat on the story for more than a month, insisting it was undercooked, not ready for broadcast. The timing was transparently political.

Humorless Liberals Pan Trump Appearance At Faith And Freedom Coalition

Democrats are increasingly hostile to pro-life Americans, supporting abortion and infanticide and doing their upmost to drive Christian believers from the public square. And joking about the Johnson Amendment aside, that’s the bedrock reason for Donald Trump’s popularity among Evangelicals that no Democrat has a prayer to change.

A Tsunami of Hypocrisy

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

When you point out the elites' shameless dissembling, you get accused of “whataboutism,” which is apparently defined as “the outrageous act of pointing out how liberals are full of it.” But whataboutism is a moral necessity. It identifies the liars and clarifies the rules. They wouldn’t demand you stop doing it if whataboutism didn’t punch them in the gut. The days of us letting them play by one really loose set of rules and forcing us to play by another that jams us up every time we seek to pursue our own interests has passed. We’re neither suckers nor saps, and they don’t get to dictate how we defend our interests anymore. Their tsunami of hypocrisy has washed away any pretense of their moral superiority. They are why they got Trump.

The media hypocrites get their last kicks at Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

In its story on her leaving, the Times was kinder than most but scolded Sanders for “breaking with decades of tradition” by canceling daily press briefings. To support their arguments, reporters quoted a former Obama press aide. That’s teamwork for you. In fact, the televised briefings became a circus because Jim Acosta and other Washington showboats hijacked them to display their contempt for Trump. The briefings are not missed except by insiders looking for a stage and an easy headline. But Sanders will be missed. She was quick on her feet and gave as good as she got. She was also smart enough not to take herself too seriously. “No one elected me to anything,” she told the Times. “They elected the president.”

The Media/Democrat Complex Strikes Big Tech

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The media and Democrats have picked the right target: The lords of Big Tech are eager to please and frightened of blowback. They're political liberals who can be intimidated into censorship while being simultaneously assured that they're making the world a better place. They aren't. All it would take for this censorious moment to end would be a little backbone: Facebook, YouTube and Twitter announcing that they won't censor people unless those people violate actual First Amendment principles like incitement and libel; advertisers announcing that they won't pull their dollars based on astroturfed pressure tactics. But backbone is in short supply. And the glut of intimidation won't relax anytime soon.

NBC Names Debate Moderators -- or Celebrators

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator per four contenders. 1. Rachel Maddow is a leftist, Trump-hating Russiagate conspiracy theorist. 2. Lester Holt was a one-sided disaster as a moderator between Donald Trump and Clinton in the fall of 2016. 3. Chuck Todd has a clear conflict of interest. 4. Savannah Guthrie. 5. Jose Diaz-Balart. The fabric that's been shredded here is the notion that NBC or MSNBC can be perceived by anyone with a brain wave as neutral moderators in our political debates.