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The Washington Post Wants Team Trump Removed or Jailed

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The Post is goading the Democrats from the hard left for contempt citations, impeachments and even jail time. These same champions of impeaching and jailing Republicans out of so-called "institutional duty" will coo and wink over every Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris who runs against Trump. Back in 1972, Bob Dole had this newspaper pegged when he said, "without benefit of clergy, The Washington Post has set up housekeeping with the McGovern campaign." McGovern became "the beneficiary of the most extensive journalistic rescue-and-salvage operation in American politics." Some things never change.

The Government Spied on Me. You Could Be Next.

Sharyl Attkisson, Real Clear Politics

DoJ has blocked us at every turn in our attempts to obtain "discovery" from government agencies. Not a single page has been turned over. In a circular justification that only makes sense in the swampy recesses of Washington, D.C., a court recently determined that I am to blame for not being able to shake loose the information from the government to identify the John Doe federal agents who surveilled me. My appeal of this finding continues and, if we do not prevail, we will continue to the next step. Understandably, most Americans wouldn’t know it, but my court challenge is crucial to preserving our longstanding notions of personal freedom, press freedom and privacy.

The Avengers Is A Conservative Movie

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The conservatism we are talking about in Avengers, in Star Wars and in at least the original Star Trek is a larger kind of conservatism. It’s one that recognizes that there is good and evil, and that good is on the side of exceptional individuals rather than faceless masses of collectivist drones (like Imperial Stormtroopers, or all those interchangeable creatures the Avengers smash to bits). Government power is to be suspected and questioned – there’s often a conspiracy of bad guys embedded in the bureaucracy. The only difference between Hydra and our Deep State is that a looming doofus like James Comey who tweets pics of himself standing in cornfields inspires ridicule rather than fear.

I'm Glad Citizen Journalists Are Out There, Giving Us More Choice

John Stossel, PJ Media

We have lots of new media options today. Joe Rogan's podcast covers viewpoints from all sides. He has won a huge audience. Dave Rubin reports on YouTube from a classical liberal perspective. Naomi Brockwell covers how tech is changing the world. On the right, Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder and Candace Owens irreverently critique my New York City neighbors' sacred cows. On the left, Sam Harris has attracted a big podcast following by discussing all kinds of ideas, and Jimmy Dore takes a principled left-wing stand. I don't agree with all those new media people. I very much disagree with some of them. But I'm glad they are out there, giving us more choice.

Skipping Over Hillary and Obama Fights

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When Democrats start ripping one another, the media sees it as Ma and Pa having a fight and hide it shamelessly. A sulking, sanctimonious Obama blasts Clinton — and nothing. The networks haven't reported this, despite the source being a New York Times reporter. But this is funnier: It's also not in The New York Times. You have to go to the London Daily Mail or the Washington Examiner to find it. The media strongly denounced Donald Trump after an October 2016 debate for refusing to say whether he would accept the election results. But Hillary Clinton, like the press corps, can never accept what actually happened.

Should Journalists Go to Jail for Spreading Russia Lies?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Will these journalists have learned a lesson and change their habits? Not likely. For the most part, they are moral narcissists, primed to feel confident of the righteousness of their cause even when faced with countervailing reality. And in any case, to change would lead to personality disintegration, loss of friends and family and, worse, being fired by the profiteers who run their companies. That's the way of the media world today. Time for the rest of us to learn new ways of getting our news, if we already haven't. And we probably have. Will those sources too be biased? Of course. All news is. It's written by humans. But at least it won't be criminal — or seditious.

Our Lying Garbage Media Is Lying Garbage, But You Knew That

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The mainstream media was a lying garbage institution that considers truth an obstacle to its agenda. Join me in making a personal commitment to cause the media harm in any lawful way possible. Never spend a dime on the mainstream media. Given the choice between gouging out my eyeballs and watching the broadcast networks, CNN or MSNBC, I’d go for gouging. I haven’t paid for a newspaper since Elizabeth Warren was a papoose.  Highlight media failures and humiliations to the unwoke on social media and in person. Never talk to a mainstream media reporter unless it helps you achieve one of your goals.

Crybaby meltdown at White House Correspondents' Association dinner

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

It is said that Washington is Hollywood for ugly people. That is, of course, an insult to homely people everywhere. But if Washington is the Hollywood of anything, then the insufferably tedious White House Correspondents’ Association dinner held every year is, truly, the Oscars of Washington. Every spring, frumpy, ink-stained wretches squeeze themselves into ridiculously mismatched tuxedos and sequined gowns straining at the seams and — I am not kidding — walk across a plush red carpet to the snapping and flashing of cameras. This, mere feet from the stone-walled sidewalk where President Ronald Reagan was nearly assassinated in 1981.

Work Hard, Play By The Rules, And Be Hated By Liberals

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Here’s a fun test, a little mental exercise for those of you so unwoke that you don’t get that the leftist objective is your enslavement (meaning your utter obedience to the ruling class and the total forfeiture of your right to participate in your own governance) and/or your death (whether through the fine grinding of time, fellow boomers, or through more proactive means on softball fields and elsewhere – it’s all good as long as you’re gone): Look at the 672,451 Democrats running for the chance to be crushed next year by Donald “3.2% GDP/3.8% Unemployment” Trump and see if you can find a single policy, position or promise from any of them that increases either your prosperity or your liberty.

Trump Opponents Never Tire of Losing

David Catron, The American Spectator

Are these people really so obsessed with bringing down the President that they can’t see they are making his case about “the swamp” with slander, partisan investigations, and deep state sabotage? I stumbled across a Latin tag the other day that Trump’s antagonists should learn: Saepe intereunt aliis meditantes necem. This translates into English as, “Those who plot the destruction of others often destroy themselves.” They have been trying to destroy Trump for three years, and he’s still standing. If they keep it up, he will win reelection in 2020. Will they never tire of losing?

The one lesson Trump's enemies just can't understand

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Congress is engaging in Investigation Overload. And it’s boomeranging badly on Mr. Trump’s enemies in two ways. One, the myriad probes are increasingly viewed not as Eliot Ness-like searches for the truth but as unnecessary, vindictive, desperate and mean-spirited ambushes targeting a president trying his best to govern. And two, Mr. Trump’s enemies and their clown-car investigations are accomplishing a formerly impossible thing: Turning him into a sympathetic figure. Mr. Trump has been wise to recognize and capitalize on this emotional impulse, while the principle of diminishing returns continues to be lost on his enemies. Perhaps after he’s re-elected in 2020, they’ll learn.

In certain precincts, we're all snowflakes now

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

In the wake of rising scorn of all things Jewish, Christian, white and the fear and loathing of almost everything, the widespread reaction in the West, particularly in the precincts of the left, is that “we’re all snowflakes now.” We can only marvel at how our grandparents made it through life, surviving the actual hunger and misery of a Great Depression and then having to call on unknown reserves of energy and fortitude to fight and win the greatest of all our wars. One of these days we may be called on again, to survive depression, war and worse, and unless we get an enemy coming at us from Lower Volta, New Guinea or the Republic of Shangri-La, the Christmas goose is already cooked.

Pulitzer Prizes and Howling Omissions

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Just look at the list of judges, most from top brands: the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, ProPublica and, of course, the Columbia School of Journalism, which runs the whole racket. All are squarely on the left. This is not debatable unless such a challenge comes complete with a laugh track. Inside this liberal bubble, they use prizes to build their own moral authority and prestige, rewarding journalism that lands on "the right side of history." Right now that means anything leading to the end of the Trump presidency. Just look at the 2019 prizes.

It’s Against The Rules To Criticize Liberals

According to liberals, Donald Trump has coarsened politics by hitting back and standing up for himself and his ideas, instead of stoically taking the pummeling they dish out. Now that Trump has announced there are new rules to the game and he is going to hit back, there’s no end to the Liberal wailing.

Who's Worse—Julian Assange or the New York Times and Washington Post?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The mainstream media reporters have gotten off with nary a slap on the wrist (indeed received fame and fortune) for lying while Julian Assange may be headed for prison for telling the truth. There's a bit of irony in that, no? No one, as far as I know, has ever accused Assange of not publishing the truth. In fact, that's part of the problem. He's meticulously accurate, publishing verbatim material usually without comment, unlike the reporters from the NYT and WaPo who were perfectly happy to print whatever came their way as long as it made Donald Trump look bad or, as some have put it, like "Putin's asset."

Poll Underlines Liberal Dominance in TV News

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The media remain remarkably unwilling to acknowledge that the complaint of leftist bias in the "news" product is a very old complaint that resonated long before Donald Trump came down his escalator to run for president. The subject of biased television news is about as old as ... television news. It's certainly true that even the slightest pretense of fairness has been shredded in the Trump era. Anyone observing the "news" agenda today should probably admit that saying any national media outlet has "no political lean" is a stretch. Letting conservatives make a point apparently ruins everything for the people who self-identify as the "right side of history."

One foolish remark and a presidential candidate is toast

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Joe Biden's hugs and massages diverted the attention of the ever-dozing media to the really chilling things he said in a speech the other day at the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan. He was trying to offer a full grovel to the radical feminists for his close questioning of Anita Hill at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings in the previous century. He’s apparently willing to sacrifice America’s crown jewels to make the benighted ladies feel better. The trouble with America is the white man, good old Joe said. The political culture of centuries of dreadful white men in charge has encouraged violence against women, and Joe knows why.

The World Doesn’t Care About Groupthink

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Free-market constitutional societies depend not so much on natural resources as on their own system of free markets, meritocratic and enlightened government, and free inquiry. Americans usually are the most creative and resourceful when they are written off as has-beens and doomed — as we saw when they went from being a hobbled oil importer to OPEC’s greatest nightmare. Among the political classes, both being slurred or slurring others of like kind in disgusting fashion is no big deal. Apparently, it is just the usual foul water that such kindred fish always swim in.

The Virtuous Can Never Be Guilty

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The Steeles, Smolletts, and Dees of the world will continue to con their way to fame and riches while damaging the country — until it no longer pays. And it will no longer pay when we have the collective courage to accurately and matter-of-factly label Steele a pathological liar and fraud; and Smollett for what he is, a racist con artist; and Dees for what he has become, a virtue-signaling grifter; and our elite college system for what it has descended to, a non-meritocratic, cattle-branding operation that fast-tracks its chosen herd into green careerist pastures.

The Conservative Case For Conservatism

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

How about we do things that benefit Americans, conservative things? How about we demand respect for our rights? That’s a conservative principle. Let’s try that. How about we demand respect for the law, and insist that there be one set of laws that applies to everyone equally? Yeah, that seems like a good conservative goal. In fact, there are a lot of good things about conservatism. Maybe we should focus on making the case for conservatism instead of making the case for always giving liberals what they want.