The New York Times Gives In to the Mob. All the Adults are Gone!

Saying that “Twitter has become its ultimate editor,” New York Times columnist and editor Bari Weiss resigned yesterday with a scathing letter to the paper.

Weiss, one of the few centrist voices at The Times, said she faced bullying at the paper for her views, and that the free exchange of ideas on the opinion pages was now dead. The search for truth has been replaced by “orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.”

In the letter addressed to publisher A.G. Sulzberger, Weiss bemoans how the Times has strayed from the ideals laid out by Adolph Ochs in 1896, that the paper should publish “all shades of opinion.”

In part, here is Weiss’ resignation letter:

It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times.

I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home. The reason for this effort was clear: The paper’s failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers. Dean Baquet and others have admitted as much on various occasions. The priority in Opinion was to help redress that critical shortcoming.

But the lessons that ought to have followed the election — lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society — have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.

Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.

My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.

There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.

What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.

Op-eds that would have easily been published just two years ago would now get an editor or a writer in serious trouble, if not fired. If a piece is perceived as likely to inspire backlash internally or on social media, the editor or writer avoids pitching it.

What’s Going On?

Weiss was an unusual fit at the New York Times. It is a rare occurrence when a young writer at that paper still maintains a sense of providing its readers looks into both sides of political policies — not just that of the Millennials who gorge daily on Twitter and Snap Chat. Weiss honored the institution of Journalism. She is not a patsy and never hesitated to pen her thoughts on any applicable subject.

But she also allowed for considerable room for readers to hold an OPPOSITE opinion. After all, Journalism is supposed to be a free marketplace of ideas.

The marketplace of The Times is anything but open to multiple ideas on ANY subject.

“Bari Weiss’s letter was tame,” a New York Times insider said. She could have named names. She could have said, “There are dozens of other instances of bullying and harassment. Because there are.”

What took Weiss so long? Prominent writers at the Times never accepted her as a colleague. Instead, her colleagues on the opinion page sniped and leaked against her on Twitter from the first. Was it “tall poppy syndrome” – resentment of a young writer who, in an era when legacy media seem to be in perpetual crisis, landed a plum job at the Times? Or, as Weiss implies in her resignation letter, was it something nastier than mere jealousy – an ethical and legal failure that my source calls a ‘hostile workplace culture’?

The resignation letter she released on Tuesday alleges that Weiss, a liberal centrist who also happens to be a prominent Jewish supporter of Israel, has been called a “racist and Nazi” in her place of work and on Slack social media channels on which senior Times management are regular presences. She also says that the Times’s publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, and ‘other Times leaders have “stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage.” Her letter is restrained, but still, what sources call “the actual horror of her daily life at her job” again comes across.

“It’s astounding, but it’s also instructive,” one source says. “This is what happens when management doesn’t lift a finger to defend you.”

As Weiss herself says, her verifiable claims could amount to a costly compensation case for the Times: “unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge.” The Times’s management may also have breached Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964), by failing to protect Weiss from “discrimination based on certain specified characteristics” including “race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.”

Weiss’s online enemies are already assuming that she jumped before she was pushed. That alone would confirm the impression of ethical collapse at the Times. The radical left is running the paper, and no dissent is tolerated – not even from a US senator. But the truth is that she left in disgust.

‘This was obviously her decision. It was just, “What am I doing here anymore? The place has gone mad.”’

It won’t stop with Weiss. Colleagues on the opinion pages and in the newsroom have ratcheted up their disdain for moderates and conservatives. Who’s next?

It’s harder to get rid of a weekly columnist than an editor like Weiss. It’s a much bigger stink if a columnist leaves. But the fish stinks from the head, and the owners have no guts.

Summary

In her resignation letter, Weiss blathered what must have been devouring her insides for months. She made clear what the internal issues are at the formerly top newspaper not just in the U.S. but in the World. Today, it is far from that. Why is that?

The Times editors and publisher have stepped to the side in silent approval of a pronounced swing to the far left — not just far-left politics, but far-left social and moral mindsets that heretofore been subjects of columns like those from Weiss. Today, they are nothing more than ho-hum tweets from pimple-faced teens opining about their barrage of tweets that embarrassed, humiliated (or both) subjects of their attacks.

With Weiss gone, The Times has relented to be little more than an extension of Twitter. Maybe the paper should change its prominent building signage in Manhattan. Based on what Americans see today, an applicable sign on their building would say: “Twitter-East.”

The Adults Have Left the “Twitter-East” Building!

Insanity at NBC News

That probably doesn’t surprise too many of you: that anyone would say anything that can indicate any insanity at  NBC. Actually, there’s plenty there to go around! When we were preparing our story for this podcast, I found an interview with a news anchor and Chuck Todd — who is NBC’s political guru of sorts — and I was so taken aback listening to the two psychoanalyze not just President Trump, but every Republican member of Congress and every other Republican in the nation I stopped and was speechless. I thought, “I’ve got to break this idiocy down for all our TNN partners.

Because of my intense desire to show you personally just how jaded NBC News has become and just how consumed with their hatred for this president, I chose not to write the story. It’s much better and far more descriptive if I just do the audio podcast, play the interview, and stop their comments intermittently and give you MY analysis of their insanity while pointing out specifically just how they “bend” the truth to fit the narrative that is so pervasive at NBC News.

Please don’t be angry there’s no story today! Listen to the podcast. I think when you hear their mantra and my comments you’ll understand. And my hope is that we all will get to a place where anything we hear from those who have been permanently tagged as Leftist media hacks in their “reporting” are NOT given the benefit of the doubt when we hear them. Let the truth ring through their very words and expose their biases themselves.

We’ll elaborate on all this and more at 9:00 AM Central today on TNN Live. Don’t miss it!

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What Should We Call It?

It’s taken over the nation in just three short months. It’s everywhere. It consumes each 24/7 news cycle, it dominates work and home atmospheres, and it’s pretty much all Americans speak about to each other. It so dominates our social and political cultures today, one would think it long ago would have been analyzed, examined for its sources and substances, and because of its detrimental results in the nation would have been eliminated. If not removed, we would have a well-devised plan in place and operation and be well on the way to its destruction.

But it’s still here. And it’s still dominating our lives. Every day we watch it consume all the oxygen in the air, choking out independence, freedom, entrepreneurship, peace, joy, what little tranquility we can find in our busy lives, and is stealing the souls of our children. It’s not religion. It’s not politics. It’s not war. It’s not even divisiveness or anger or hatred, or fear.

What is it?

It’s chaos. It’s here, it’s spreading, and it’s consuming every aspect of every American’s life. It’s dominating almost every waking hour of each of us. It even wants to take over our sleep. Its objective? The identical goal it has had since it first appeared on Earth: the destruction of all that’s good.

In the past few years, we’ve published stories about chaos. But we’ve not seen such chaos as today. Indeed, chaos has been robust and far-reaching in the past from time to time. But today, chaos has taken on a life of its own. And it’s being fed the fuel that will not only perpetuate its living with us but will enable it to grow ever more powerful and all-consuming. And as it always does, it is set on the destruction of all that oppose it.

The Message of Chaos

What’s its goal? Who owns it? Why is it growing so rapidly and consuming so wide? And the last and probably most important question is: who is its Master?

Let’s work backward in finding those answers. Who started it all?

That’s an easy one to answer for Christians: “God is not the author of confusion, but peace.” With that verse, it is simple to consider that whatever or whoever is opposite of God is whatever or whoever control confusion. That would be Satan or whatever you wish to use to call him.

The objection of chaos can never be for any positive purpose. It has always been divisive by its nature. It never calls on unity or peaceful communication or purposeful finding ways to dissolve the confusion it creates. It feeds on anger and spitefulness, hatred, and meism. It is controlled by those who choose to weaponize it for causes to divide and separate people who it targets. Those have found ways to take ownership of that process and to enhance the damage it creates. Chaos draws its power from the selfishness of human nature — the lust for power and control over others. Chaos, by its nature, exists to permanently destroy all that is good.

Chaos’ master is Evil. And its taskmasters are all those who use it as a weapon of destruction for their perceived enemies.

2020 U.S. Chaos

It began with the impeachment of Donald Trump. The chaos narrative that was built for that project was created on a bundle of lies, misinformation, lying, cheating, and the demonization of some really good and honest people.

The Second Chapter of “2020 Chaos” was an artificial pandemic that was introduced to the United States by a group of medical experts.  They demanded the undying respect and obedience of every American to introduce and implement not real methods to tackle a new disease — which COVID-19 is — but to intimidate Americans with the continuous use of the fear of the unknown to in three short months destroy the American economy while calling on the messages emanating from American elitists who were given credibility by those around them because “they are experts, and we MUST listen to the experts.”

In full disclosure, I know COVID-19 is a disastrous disease and never have and will never denigrate that fact. But it is a manageable disease that, even with all of the purposeful mystery around it, will NOT destroy the United States. And it certainly does NOT warrant the chaos that has resulted from the non-factual facts that have been shoved down the throats of the nation. What it accomplished was to put Americans’ immunity systems in a pause because of the universal lockdown forced on the people by these elitists that have prevented us from normal interactions, which are mandatory for our bodies to protect themselves against bacterial and viral foes that permeate our atmosphere 24/7.

The Third Chapter of “2020 Chaos” is sowed racial unrest that was seeded by the horrendous act of four Minneapolis police in the George Floyd killing. After that atrocity, activists from dozens of known and unknown groups have pulled out the dog whistles of chaos and ordered demonstration and protests that seemingly and purposely often morph into looting and rioting. Those have all erupted into mass devastation and even death at the hands of other humans.

The Messengers of 2020 Chaos

Need I say? There could be NO better trained, NO better armed, NO one angrier than the Mainstream Media. They’ve had years to practice and to perfect their purpose. In those years, they’ve bowed to new taskmasters in politics who promised them horror stories about their opponents, nonstop camera and satellite news coverage of their riots, 24/7 coverage that aggressively identifies while demonizing the “supposed” foes of the partners of the Mainstream Media.

The truth? It matters little to the Media Mob. They see their foes limping and even bleeding a bit. Just like rabid dogs that the bleeding has stoked their hunger to finish their foes, no matter the cost and no matter what that “finish” might be. All that is relevant to them is a victory at the cost of all who they determine are on “the other side.”

Never mind how much destruction results from this chaos. Forget about the cost for it all that can never be recovered. Forget about what of the fiber of this nation that gives us our identities will be devoured and lost forever. All that matters is “The Win.” No price is too much; no cost is too high, no wrong is too wrong, no pain hurts too much.

Don’t doubt about this revelation. Here, I’ll let someone else paint a more definitive picture:

“We can seek out media that is well-sourced and informative.” That MUST be a requirement that not only do we adopt ourselves, but we teach our children the same things. If we do not pour into their malleable minds the truths in our world, their basis of reason will be established by others with whom they interact: like liberal teachers in our schools and universities and on YouTube, Snap Chat and Twitter posts, and what they see and hear in video games.

Who can turn down the chaos? Only ME, and only YOU.

Advice? Turn down the media. Moderate your own chaos. Stop letting agendas of others to whom you watch, listen, and read determine your state of mind. Be an individual — a thoughtful, deliberate, and conscientious decision-maker. Do that, and you’ll see your chaos meter go way down quickly.

Hurry up and do that! You’re going to need to get as low as possible. Why? I don’t think the chaos around us is going to go away anytime soon.

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When Lying Becomes Pathological

I’ve my entire life heard the term “pathological liar” used to describe the most despicable and dishonest humans on Earth. I never really understood its true meaning, until now. I fully understand not only its meaning but to whom it applies.

The above letter is self-explanatory. It illustrates exactly how deep is the dishonesty perpetrated by members of the Democrat-controlled media, leftist pollsters, and even television network and newspaper producers.

How could these dishonest polling numbers be considered pathological?

“Pathological Liar” defined: A pathological liar is an individual who chronically tells grandiose lies that may stretch or exceed the limits of believability. While most people lie or at least bend the truth occasionally, pathological liars do so habitually. Whether or not pathological lying should be considered a distinct psychological disorder is still debated within the medical and academic communities.

Does that definition describe the pathological actions of today’s Media?

Intentions

It has become abundantly clear that there without question is intent on the part of the Mainstream Media (MSM) to insert themselves in the 2020 election for the purpose of impacting election results. That in itself might an innocent objective, unless one remembers exactly how rabid the MSM went during the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. The target of their angst: Russia, Russia, Russia!

It seems it was discovered that the Russians (and probably other foreign actors) had found ways to infiltrate the American media to further their own purposes for election results. Some claimed it was Russia to benefit Trump. Others swear it was Russia impacting election results in Hillary’s favor. Which if either was correct, it is clear there were attempts to use the American media to impact that election. And it is certain they will do the same thing in the run up to November 3, 2020.

Fairness

The American media have always played a role in national, state, and local elections. But their purpose was never to themselves impact election results, rather to facilitate the messaging of political candidates reaching the electorate with their political plans and ideas.

The Federal Communication Commission is responsible to guarantee all broadcast media outlets provide equal time for campaign ads for all candidates in each race. Additionally, the FCC policies political operations to assure Americans broadcast radio and television channels — which belong to the American people — are used and operating in lawful compliance. The FCC demands for all political advertising that every candidate receives the exact same advertising opportunities as all other candidates. That includes time provided and pricing for ads.

Leveling the political media landscape is a noble cause, IF the MSM just let it stop there. Unfortunately, they determined THEY should themselves play a major role in choosing candidates themselves! Heretofore they have implemented actions to do just that with no regards to their wrongfully impacting election results in biased ways. Who can forget this travesty that played out for the media during the 2016 election:

Notice all their responses to the election results. They had bought into their own pathological thinking that there was no way Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton! The truth made NO difference in their mental and emotional responses during the campaign period. They were so convincing they convinced themselves through the non-stop lies Hillary was a sure winner. That is one of the issues with pathological lying: deceit and misrepresentation.

Don’t think for one moment that they did not learn from their 2016 mistakes. They’ve learned. They are STILL operating in the same mode. They’ve been hell-bent on doing and saying anything they can use to thwart a second Trump term. And they’re convinced once again they can do that.

They may be correct.

One thing has been confirmed. Until the last several years, conservatives and this President had a group of advocates that were totally committed to spurn political correctness and the “certain” election result outcomes that needed to be foretold and predetermined by the MSM. The conservative news advocate was FOX News. But the unbiased political narrative heretofore front and center and FOX is losing its luster. And with it goes impartiality in reporting. How so? Look at THIS story published on FOX Monday:

“A new national poll indicates that President Trump’s approval rating is dropping and that he trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by double digits if November’s presidential election were held today.

According to a CNN survey released on Monday, the president’s approval rating stands at 38 percent, a dive of 7 percentage points from CNN’s previous poll, which was conducted in early May. And Trump’s disapproval rating jumped from 51 percent month ago to 57 percent now.

And the poll shows the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee topping the GOP incumbent in the White House by 14 points — 55 to 41 percent. That’s nearly triple the 5-point margin – 51-46 percent – Biden led by a month ago in CNN polling.

The president, who rarely misses an opportunity to blast a poll that he doesn’t like, took to Twitter soon after the survey’s release to charge that “CNN Polls are as Fake as their Reporting.”

There was more in the FOX News story. But the bundle of information necessary to show the legitimacy of ANY poll is glaringly missing. What is that?

Notice in the letter at the beginning of this story today: the entire second paragraph detailed the testing criteria, details of the polling process, and the sample detail.

The FOX story neglects to point out the most important details in ANY poll that gives it ANY legitimacy: two details. What are they? The breakdown of the sample voters by party affiliation, AND whether voters are registered voters are not, likely to vote, and even if they are registered voters at all!

This story by FOX apparently marks a dramatic change for FOX News. You may remember, after the 2018 midterms, FOX reached out and hired a different polling entity themselves — one that is dramatically partisan and is firmly left-leaning. That’s one issue. The second is the printing “partial” details of the CNN poll without including the undeniable proof that the CNN poll is undeniably non-representative of a realistic group of 2020 voters!

Why would any network do that — especially FOX News? Remember: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS and all the major newspapers conduct reporting that way all the time. But, for FOX it’s a new and shameful departure from truth in reporting and unbiased news gathering.

Summary

Does this mean FOX is in the MSM tank? It’s looking more and more that might be true. If you pay attention to FOX News programming, their news operations during the day and early evenings have made a sharp left move. But their evening show hosts remain rock steady in that conservative mode. Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Shannon Bream continue to raise the conservative banner.  But does this Monday report on the CNN poll mark a concerted move by FOX away from their previous policy of making themselves part of political stories and polling operation rather than just to report on those.

We cannot be for sure which way that organization is moving. But what we can be certain is that their competitors don’t bother to hide their political bias at all. In fact, they are proud of their partisanship — something NO real journalists would ever fall prey to.

Keep your eyes peeled. And share this information with all those around you. Many of your family members and associates when reading that CNN poll (and especially seeing it discussed by FOX News) will begin to bow under the weight of discouragement and false information.

Isn’t that what the MSM have been doing for most of this century anyway? They haven’t changed their song or their message. If this really is a move by FOX News, it will be the most dramatic and substantive change in political news of this election.

By the way: if anyone in politics has the capability to tackle such destructive and pathological actions it’s President Donald Trump. HE will keep us in the know about this slide left by FOX. And he’ll be loud and nasty — just as nasty as those who continue to spread false information to impact the electorate.

I want Trump in my corner on this!

The Facts are In: Hydroxycloroquine is a Hoax

Washington Post Opinion Piece

THE HYPE over the drug hydroxychloroquine was fueled by President Trump, who touted it repeatedly. The president’s claims were not backed by scientific evidence, but he was enthusiastic. “What do you have to lose?” he has asked. In desperation, the public snapped up pills and the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization on March 28 for the drug to be given to hospitalized patients. On Thursday, Mr. Trump declared, “So we have had some great response, in terms of doctors writing letters and people calling on the hydroxychloroquine.”

Now comes the evidence. Two large studies of hospitalized patients in New York City have found the drug was essentially useless against the virus.

One study, by Eli S. Rosenberg and colleagues, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined 1,438 patients suffering from infection across 25 hospitals in the New York area between March 15 and 28. The study also looked at those who received hydroxychloroquine along with the antibiotic azithromycin. Mr. Trump had heralded the combination as “a real chance to be one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine.” The conclusion of the study: “Among patients hospitalized in metropolitan New York with COVID-19, treatment with hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, or both, compared with neither treatment, was not significantly associated with differences in in-hospital mortality.”

The second study, by Joshua Geleris and colleagues, examined 1,376 patients at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Irving Medical Center in northern Manhattan from March 7 to April 8. Their conclusion in the New England Journal of Medicine: “In this analysis involving a large sample of consecutive patients who had been hospitalized with Covid-19, the risk of intubation or death was not significantly higher or lower among patients who received hydroxychloroquine than among those who did not.” The results, they said, “do not support the use of hydroxychloroquine at present” except in clinical trials.

The two studies were observational. Separate, controlled clinical trials are underway, including one sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. But both of these hospital studies examined a group of patients significantly larger than the tiny, initial research by the maverick doctor Didier Raoult in Marseille, France, that triggered the frenzy.

Then there’s this story:

TRUMP’S MIRACLE DRUG: French Study of 1,000+ Patients Including Seniors See 98% Success Rate with Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Regimen

In late March FOX News host, Laura Ingraham reported on the latest study by the French research team led by the renowned epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult was able to repeat his findings from a previous study.

This time Dr. Raoult administered hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to 80 patients and observed improvement in EVERY CASE except for a very sick 86-year-old with an advanced form of coronavirus infection.

(Here are the details of the trials of this test. It may be hard to read.)

My Few Questions for the “Experts:”

• Why were not the findings of the two studies for the summary of their findings listed as are those in the French study? Isn’t it mandatory for a reputable study to disclose those findings so as to give them some credibility?
• Stories all over the news yesterday quoted “experts” and “doctors” who said, “Hydroxychloroquine will kill you.” Where are any facts to confirm those claims?
• If as media pundits keep saying that HCQ CAN kill you, why would the FDA even allow its use in any format under any conditions? “Will Kill” is pretty demonstrative and final.
• If tens of thousands of doctors around the world are self-prescribing Hydroxychloroquine for themselves as a prophylactic against COVID-19, doesn’t it make medical sense there should be a sound basis for their doing so?
• Why do the deaths of 60,000 Americans not spur the “experts” to conduct the clinical trials they demand are necessary to green-light Hydroxychloroquine for formal use against COVD-19 in an emergency 24/7 setting? Could it be that either 60,000 is to them an acceptable loss of life against a virus or could it be there’s some reason they want to downplay the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine for use against COVID-19?

Summary

It is curious that although the new “miracle COVID-19 drug” remdisivir is still in early testing and there are no completed clinical trial studies from which its efficacy is confirmed – in Dr. Fauci’s analysis of Hydroxychloroquine’s test results, remdisivir’s results currently would be called “anecdotal” as he has termed Dr. Raoult’s results – the FDA immediately when notified of its readiness for clinical trials green-lighted remdisivir human tests. That is VERY rare.

Many experts feel there is an economic purpose for the downplay of Hydroxychloroquine’s benefits of treating the virus.

Wait: don’t think for a second big Pharma has no stake in this pandemic and therefore no concern for the findings of clinical trials for both remdisivir and Hydroxychloroquine. That’s exactly what Democrats who were begging for control of the House in the 2018 election promised they would immediately do after being sworn: FORCE BIG PHARMA TO SLASH DRUG PRICES FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS! That has NOT happened. Any price reductions in prescription drugs Americans have seen came about by measures taken by the Trump Administration with NO involvement of Congress. Big Pharma is “Big” solely because of their monopolies in the U.S. perpetuated by the largest and most financially qualified to “facilitate the legislative concerns” of Big Pharma: Lobbyists.

Several years ago I spent two months on business in Switzerland. My original plan was for that trip to last two weeks at most. I had prescriptions that while there needed to be refilled. I had my doctor email those prescriptions from the U.S. and headed to a Swiss pharmacy. To be brief, one month of my prescriptions purchased at my pharmacy at home cost about $150. The exact same prescription drugs in Switzerland cost $35.

What’s the difference? Big Pharma through U.S. federal legislation through the years has parlayed contacts with legislators to make sure drug prices are artificially inflated that are sold in the U.S.!

You don’t think they see drugs for COVID-19 as the latest gravy train they need to control?

By the way, I have a Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin prescription that I WILL fill if and when I show the first symptom of COVID-19. I have total confidence in MY doctor who told me to do it because he’s doing it!

CoronaLying

It’s regrettable that during this real national emergency during which we have been urged by our government to “pull together for the common good,” that there are those who continue their continuous efforts to divide the nation along political, racial, gender, and religious lines. But it continues.

I just watched New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who, in a news conference, actually acted contritely. The Governor seemed tired. He indeed, despite his historical continued vitriolic partisan attacks on the Trump Administration, said the following:

“We’re not Democrats. We’re not Republicans. We’re all Americans facing an American issue. It’s time for us to pull together for the common good of all Americans. It’s essential states and the federal government work together to fight this crisis.”

Isn’t it amazing how attitudes morph when the realities of life push to the front of the consciousness of politicians?

I’ve stated this on numerous occasions in writing about the vast and concerted efforts by many on the Left to blame everything wrong in America on Conservatives: “Will it take another war, another horrific earthquake, an attack against Americans by foreign enemies like 9/11 to rally Americans in unity once more?”

It looks like we are on the eve of such an occurrence.

When Andrew Cuomo in an act that seems almost his “final straw,” it appeared that what he was saying was, “I give up. Maybe the President’s right. Maybe I’m wrong. But for certain, New York needs the help of the Trump Administration, as hard as it is for me to admit it.”

Cuomo, in curbing his animus for Donald Trump, joins another Trump “governor enemy” in changing tunes about the President. California Governor Gavin Newsom has also paused his rancor at Mr. Trump in the wake of emergency assistance from the Trump Administration to help his state.

When the cruise ship with numerous coronavirus-infected passengers was held offshore at San Francisco, the governor reached out to Washington for help. Donald Trump personally intervened. Newsom had nothing but good to say about assistance offered to California by the President.

“We had a private conversation, but he said, ‘We’re gonna do the right thing’ and ‘You have my support, all of our support, logistically and otherwise,'” Newsom told reporters at a Monday news conference.

“He said everything I could have hoped for,” the governor asserted. “And we had a very long conversation and every single thing he said, they followed through on,” he noted.

Newsom said that he had received “consistent” support from Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who is leading the administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Maybe, just maybe, politicians may be coming around to understanding and accepting that President Trump and his coronavirus tactical team know what they’re doing and that this administration has the welfare of the nation at heart. Maybe they can all just drop the partisan rhetoric and finger-pointing and get along for the common good of the country for a while.

I’m not so sure about the media, though. The attacks rife with lies just keep on coming.

A New York Times editorial board member has graduated from not understanding basic arithmetic to telling lies on social media about the White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The New York Times’s Mara Gay tweeted Monday afternoon, “Trump told governors this morning they are on their own: ‘Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,’ Mr. Trump said to the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times.”

Her tweet, which has been shared by more than 5,000 social media users, is a lie of omission.

President Trump did not tell the governors they are on their own. He told them they can streamline their respective responses by taking specific actions at the state level. He also made sure to tell them they have the support of the White House.

The note that Gay shared with her more than 72,000 followers includes a link to the New York Times’scollection of live updates on the COVID-19 virus. That collection includes the relevant portion of Trump’s remarks to governors.

It reads: “Mr. Trump told a group of governors that they should not wait for the federal government to fill the growing demand for respirators needed to help people diagnosed with coronavirus.”

Trump told them specifically, “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves.”

“We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves,” he said, according to the New York Times. “Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”

This is nowhere near what Gay’s tweet suggested the president had said to the governors. There is no other way to characterize her tweet than to call it “fake news.” It is intentionally false information, disseminated broadly on social media with the explicit intent of misleading people. The only real difference between Gay’s tweet and the sort of stuff the Russians pumped onto social media during the 2016 presidential election is that Gay is an American citizen.

(Published 3/16/2020 by the Washington Examiner)

It’s not just the New York Times. Want another example?

  • On Feb. 28, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank tweeted out, “Remember this moment: Trump, in South Carolina, just called the coronavirus a ‘hoax.’ ” The tweet has since been “liked” more than 162,000 times. Milbank subsequently wrote a column repeating the claim. But anyone watching Trump’s rally in the Palmetto State that day knows this wasn’t what Trump said. “Trump said that when he used the word ‘hoax,’ he was referring to Democrats finding fault with his administration’s response to coronavirus, not the virus itself,” noted FactCheck.org, which generally leans left.
  • The Washington Post accused GOP Sen. Tom Cotton of fanning “the embers of a coronavirus conspiracy theory that has been repeatedly debunked by experts,” namely that the Chinese may have engineered the virus in a lab. But as Cotton noted on Twitter, he was merely laying out one among several hypotheses about the virus’ origin, including that the virus may have originated from a well-known biological testing facility in the Wuhan region — a possibility that can’t be ruled out, even though Cotton admitted it was unlikely. The Washington Post appeared more determined to slap down GOP lawmakers for airing hypotheses than, you know, investigate the Beijing regime.
  • The New York Times quoted anonymous sources to say the White House was “muzzling” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This prompted Fauci to cry fake news. “I have never been muzzled, ever, and I have been doing this since the administration of Ronald Reagan. I am not being muzzled by this administration.”
  • On the heels of the president’s announcement of a sweeping travel ban from other countries and declaration of emergency, a Sunday CNN chyron (Headline on-screen graphic) read: “Trump on Coronavirus: From ‘Hoax’ to National Emergency.”The trouble is that Trump never called the coronavirus a “hoax” — this is an inaccurate and misleading distortion of what he has said, created and propagated by major media. And CNN won’t stop repeating it.
  • Politico Reported President Trump called Coronavirus a Liberal Conspiracy. Their reporters Nancy Cook and Matthew Choi also mislead readers with the headline, “Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax.’” Their report further stated, “He sought to deflect blame at a time when many Americans sought leadership and scientific facts,” the story reads, ignoring the multiple press conferences Trump held with the Centers for Disease Control officials to explain new travel restrictions and other precautions.
  • New York Times called it ‘Trumpvirus.’ In a not so subtle headline, New York Times Columnist Gail Collins suggests who is to blame for the coronavirus. Hint: It’s not China, where the outbreak all started.
  • Washington Post A columnist said the Media isn’t doing enough to combat Trump on Virus information. Margaret Sullivan took the “blame Trump” storyline a step further when she charged the media with “helping him spread” his lies. Sullivan lamented Trump’s “disdain for scientists, medical experts, intelligence officials, journalists and others who deal in a fact-based reality.” Nevermind the White House’s coronavirus task force, and Vice President Mike Pence’s appointment of Ambassador Debbie Birx as the new response coordinator. Birx is a “physician, researcher, and former HIV/AIDS program chief at the Department of Defense and then at the CDC,” where she is respected for her “unparalleled leadership of the lifesaving global AIDS program first established by President Bush in 2003″ and under both the Obama and Trump administrations. (Sounds qualified to me)

We could continue with example after example how the Media continue to show their number one objective — of almost all the Mainstream Media — is to simply abandon journalistic integrity and any commitment to truth in reporting when anything regarding Mr. Trump’s handling of Coronavirus might be beneficial to the American people. Just go after him with guns blazing! We’re not going to do that. Rather than continue to throw rocks at television screens and grab the radio knob to change stations, let’s take a short break and come back with something inspiring to show and let you listen to. A doctor has found a method that is successful in killing the coronavirus with HEAT! You surely don’t want to miss this.

Watch and listen closely:

Can you say Wow!

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Do you have a bunch of questions? You bet I do!

  • Why haven’t we heard of this? The Cold Arrest Procedure IS TRADEMARKED! It’s been tested successfully in actual use in 55 other countries.
  • Dr. Dimme seems to know what he is saying. I’ve heard for years that the reason influenza dies off almost always in late Spring is because the influenza virus cannot withstand the heat of Summer. Doesn’t that make sense to you?

Now, let me fill you with a yesterday-for-me conspiracy theory. I, through research, discovered this video and prepared it for this story. I was excited. I even shared it with several friends. However, last evening when I went to YouTube to download the video for re-broadcasting here, IT HAD BEEN REMOVED! On the blank screen where that link took a viewer, there was this written across the screen: “This video has been removed for violating our community guidelines.”

“Oh, Dan, you’re just a conspiracy theorist!” Ok. You try it yourself. Here’s the link. Click on it and see what YOU get: https://youtu.be/TfKmOeZbVV4

Put that in your peace pipe and smoke it for a while! Fortunately, I found it hidden at two other sources and downloaded both.

I’m not confident in what’s going on. But something’s going on. I’m doing my best to find out and will let you know if I do and what it is.

In the meantime, it might be a good idea for us all to spend a few hours in the sauna!

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“Russia, Russia, Russia” Again!

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Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Trump get reelected, according to three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing.

The officials, who asked for anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence, said Thursday that the briefing last week focused on Russia’s efforts to influence the 2020 election and sow discord in the American electorate. The intelligence warning was first reported by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

A senior administration official told the Associated Press that the news infuriated Trump, who complained that Democrats would use the information against him. Throughout his presidency, Trump has dismissed the intelligence community’s assessment of Russia’s 2016 election interference as a conspiracy to undermine his victory. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private meeting.

A day after the Feb. 13 briefing to the House committee, Trump berated the then-director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, and he announced this week that Richard Grenell, a Trump loyalist would replace Maguire.

Moscow denied any meddling. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the allegations are “paranoid reports that, unfortunately, there will be more and more of as we get closer to the elections [in the U.S.]. Of course, they have nothing to do with the truth.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted, “American voters should decide American elections — not Vladimir Putin.” She added that all members of Congress “should condemn the President’s reported efforts to dismiss threats to the integrity of our democracy & to politicize our intel community.”

Wait: there’s more Russian U.S. election interference underway at the same time!

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday, Feb. 21, acknowledged that U.S. intelligence officials briefed him about Russian attempts to interfere in the Democratic primary race to help his campaign, reported the Washington Post.

According to the Post, President Donald Trump and congressional lawmakers have also been informed of the Russian attempts. Sanders, in a statement to the press, disavowed the alleged interference from Kremlin to help him win the 2020 election.

“I don’t care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president,” Sanders said. “My message to Putin is clear: Stay out of American elections, and as president, I will make sure that you do.”

“In 2016, Russia used internet propaganda to sow division in our country, and my understanding is that they are doing it again in 2020. Some of the ugly stuff on the Internet attributed to our campaign may well not be coming from real supporters,” he added.

Uh Oh! Bernie has made one fatal mistake: he has burst into a significant lead in the Democrat push to win the White House. And Bernie’s not the hand-picked Democrat the Democrat Party machine has chosen to assume the role of the “next” Barack Obama.

So what happens now that has happened? The Russians always get involved in whatever election is coming up!

What Happened?

The same thing that happens every four years! There is plenty of history to support the theory of Democrat Party leadership, pulling out the stops to use everything in their arsenal to beat whoever is their “chief election nemesis of the day.” They used it in 2016. They didn’t win the White House for Hillary, but their efforts resulted in a three-year, $40 million investigation of President Trump’s campaign because “sources said” Trump was colluding with Vladimir. He wasn’t. Trump won.

Are they at it again, or is Russia a real election-tampering threat?

Let’s break that down:

  • “Intelligence sources” briefed members of Intelligence committees on methods that Russia used to throw the 2016 election to Trump. That’s according to Democrats who were in the room when those briefings were held.
  • Democrat after Democrat and even some Republicans stated again and again, “There is uncontroverted proof that Russia attempted to impact the 2016 election.”
  • Interim Attorney General Rod Rosenstein informed Congress and the world after a DOJ investigation that “any outside election influence impacted not a single vote in 2016 by Russia or anyone else.”

Wait a minute! Everybody declared emphatically that the Russians elected Mr. Trump. And evidence they have proved the Russian meddling gave Trump the win.

What did they do? What did their efforts change? How many votes were impacted? How did Russians change those votes?

I’ll venture a guess: Russian influence in the 2016 election was two-fold: buying Facebook ads that ran pro-Trump online ads. They, too, bought Facebook anti-Hillary ads to denigrate the former Secretary of State. Those ads influenced 63 million voters to choose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

IT DID NOT HAPPEN!

I have asked and asked for this: If there have been attempts by Russia or any other foreign country to impact the results of our elections directly, Americans should have those facts presented to us. That the intelligence agencies feel it is their job to deal with that information — if it ever happened secretlyIt’s disingenuous for them to “say” something’s right and not “prove” it’s right to Americans.

Until they present evidence proving otherwise, I don’t believe any election hacking has taken place.

How would that actually play out anyway? Remember this: there is no national U.S. network system in which federal elections are handled. Election voting is dealt with in total by the individual states. That means there are systems for each of the 50 states, one for Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and several territories. Each is separate with no internet connections and no way to coordinate in any way. Voting methods and even types of voting machines vary from state to state. If Russia was successful at getting into a voting machine, it not being connected to all other machines would fail any election hacking attempt.

But there IS election coordination. Where does it originate and who is responsible? Who stands to gain if it is even possible to change outcomes of federal elections?

The “Rest of the Story”

Anytime in politics, you question sources and methods for controversies, you can find the answers fairly easily. Do so from the bottom up. “Hmmm. What does that mean?”

Assume for a moment Russia really wishes to impact U.S. elections. “If” they are doing so, they must have a purpose and also the desired result. The first thought of most Americans is, “They want Donald Trump to win because he will go easier on Russia than any other candidate.”

In 2016, almost every Democrat preached that Putin was helping Trump beat Hillary because he was in Putin’s pocket. Their conspiracy has been soundly debunked. No other American President has been tougher on Putin and Russia than has Trump — economically and politically. Think about it: Trump rebuilt the U.S. military putting it back in the #1 international spot. Putin certainly wouldn’t want that to happen. He and Russia would have been far better with Hillary at the helm. She would have continued Obama’s track of “defanging” our military.

For the 2020 election, would Putin build a platform under Bernie Sanders? That seems more likely than a platform for Trump for the same reasons as that 2016 picture we just looked at — not because Bernie would do Russia any good but because Trump who is so tough on Russia would be unable to do anything further to hurt Russia.

Conclusion: other than the same social media ad campaigns by Russia in 2016’s election, Russia’s not helping Bernie OR Donald in 2020!

Facts

With both conspiracy theories in the American marketplace at the same time, what is happening regarding election interference by Russia? Russia doesn’t care. They want confusion in the electorate that causes distrust in the U.S. election system. Think about it: if the Russians can cause Americans to no longer trust the fidelity of the election system, Americans will always question if who in the White House was truly elected.

“Trust in Leadership” is something Putin never experienced from the Russian people. He knows how tough it is to govern with that cloud of doubt always overhead. He licks his chops to think of the chaos in our Republic that Americans just thought we controlled. Anytime we think there’s cheating in a U.S. election, Russia wins.

The bottom-line in all this is we don’t know if any nation is after our election process other than for typical reasons that have existed for decades. Nor do we know who is doing it if it’s happening.

There’s only one unanswered question in this puzzle: Why then would these stories be leaked in 2016 and 2020 if there’s no real opportunity for anyone to hack our election system?

Answer: someone DOES stand to win, and win big, no matter who wins or who loses the 2020 presidential election: The U.S. Mainstream Media!

The “Chaos” Culprits

Who needs chaos in elections as much as the Media? Look at what happened before, during, and since the 2016 election of Donald Trump. The Lamestream Media have had a field day in the news. Hardly a day goes by in which they are not lambasting President Trump or someone in his administration. There is a “Trump story of the day.” And those stories are always negative.

What could be better for the Media than to have the ability to sow seeds of contempt to drive a wedge of political divisiveness between conservatives and liberals? That gives mediocre networks and newspapers fuel for stories that might return to them whatever glory in reporting they had before Obama came to D.C. THEY HAVE NO CREDIBILITY!

We previously revealed the private news website operated by a group of major liberal news journalists that can be accessed by only other journalists. They have coordinated news stories. An everyday leaked tidbit of Russia news each day locks-in readers, listeners, and viewers. With that comes ratings that consistently surpass any they had in the past.

What’s their objective? MONEY! But not only money — control of what people think about the U.S. political system. 

That may be the most critical result of all. Think about it: if the Media can convince a majority of the population something that is NOT true IS true, it makes it easier to sell to that public that something is evil. Those conspiracy thoughts grow. And with that growing audience comes the windfalls of larger audiences along with money, respect, and power over Americans.

“Information begats Power.”

Hitler knew that, Stalin knew that, Mussolini knew that, Mao knew that, Democrats KNOW that, and Vladimir Putin certainly KNOWS that.

I’ll end with this: do you know who in the United States (besides media moguls) knows that? Donald Trump. And he knows how to use it to his benefit.

Am I the only one to ever consider this scenario as “the” obvious explanation for why U.S. intelligence specialists would, in the same week, report to the President that Russia was tampering with the 2020 election for HIS benefit and then tell Bernie Sanders the Russians were tampering on HIS behalf?

Puzzle it through: it certainly makes 2+2=4, in this case, a plausible conclusion!

 

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What Do These Things Mean?

Never before in my lifetime have I watched as so many unexplainable things happen in Washington. It has been uncanny in the last few years to watch the “other shoe” drop on people and circumstances time after time. “Unexplainable” is the applicable word for use in this discussion today.

Washington and politics go hand-in-hand. That alone initiates some things that Americans will never understand. Many of those never get explained — some for purposes of security, and some because someone does not want the public to know accompanying details. But since Donald Trump’s 2016 election, it seems there has been a flood of these mysterious events that occur at the most peculiar times.

“Impeach 45!” Even before the 2016 election, Democrats were already discussing impeaching Donald Trump. The “all-in” Mainstream Media reported about the cries for impeachment but never mentioned how crazy those cries were. Minutes after Trump’s oath of office, several national newspapers released stories discussing his “impending impeachment.”

The Mueller Investigation. Almost the entire Mueller Investigation was rife with strange and unusual elements. Its basis was bogus from the beginning: the investigation of alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. Mueller used a team of 30 investigative attorneys that were almost entirely registered Democrats who had supported Hillary Clinton and other Democrat candidates in 2016. Thirty-months and $40 million later, no one was implicated by the Mueller team with any type of connection with the Russians.

A year or so into the Mueller probe, it quietly morphed into an investigation into President Trump’s obstruction of justice. Democrats in the House and Senate were frozen for the entire time, accomplishing little if anything in federal legislation.

To wrap up the probe, Mueller himself faced lawmakers to answer questions about the investigation. Mueller came away as little more than an “empty suit:” no proof of nor even a whiff of intent on the part of anyone that was part of the Trump campaign — or anyone else — to use Ukraine or Russia as a piggy bank or any other way. The Mueller Probe was a bomb.

Sealed Indictments. Not long after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions authorized (in a letter made public) federal prosecutor John Huber Utah to launch a broad investigation into “wrongdoing in the 2016 presidential campaign,” tens of thousands of sealed indictments began to show up in the public registries of eventually every federal court in the U.S. That they have each been sealed means that the public has no way of knowing who the indictments name, the charges against those charged, or any other details. For the purpose of comparison, prior to these indictments being implemented, the most such citations being issued in any year totaled 2300. From November 2017 through October of 2018, 60,000 had been released. It’s 2020, and we still do not know the nature of any of those indictments that are yet to be unsealed.

2019-2020 Impeachment. Those year dates are inserted in the heading because it looks like we may have to differentiate Trump’s impeachment by the years the impeachments were conducted! We’ve had one so far. The way it looks, Democrats have left the door open for another impeachment inquiry before the 2020 November election. They have even stated if he wins the election, investigations into his wrongdoing will continue. We’ve covered for you ad nauseum the entire first impeachment circus. So we don’t need to share those details today. We’ll almost certainly be back with “Trump Impeachment #2.”

Turnovers. In Trump’s first 30 months in office, it seemed he was constantly replacing senior members of his campaign team and those part of his cabinet and other areas in his administration. It often seemed there was no rhyme or reason to some of those replacement decisions. Of course, the Media made each one the “beginning of the end” for President Trump. More of those changes came at the hands of those leaving which immediately fueled the Media to jump on President Trump.

“Media Mania.” Never before in my lifetime has the American media been so obviously in the corner of a presidential candidate as in 2016. From even before Trump announced his run, the Media had Hillary Clinton already moving into the White House. Throughout the campaign and the election, their reporting in support of HRC was non-stop.

Never before in my lifetime has the American media been so obviously negative about a presidential candidate as in 2016. Someone looking in from somewhere else on Earth would have thought Donald Trump was a convicted baby-killer who was trafficking young children.

With the Mueller Investigation, Ukraine-Gate, and the subsequent impeachment of President Trump, at least 90% of Mainstream Media’s reporting was about Donald Trump and whatever was the “Trump scandal of the day.” The Senate acquitted Mr. Trump. But one would think the trial was still in full swing.

The Department of Justice. First, there was Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the media LOVED because he was feckless at best. Remember: he really put the President in a box by his personal recusal from the investigation of the Trump Campaign for Russian collusion. And he gave the President NO warning about recusal as a possibility before he was appointed AG. The President continuously blasted Sessions on Twitter.

It seemed for two years there was at least one tidbit of wrongdoing a day by the Obama DOJ in the news: wrongdoing by both Obama AG’s, former FBI Director James Comey, FBI agents, DOJ officials and even assistant FBI Directors.

After Sessions, Mr. Trump appointed William Barr as Attorney General. He too has been an everyday target for the Left. Nothing he does is correct and each of the things he does — regardless of circumstances for his doing so — is worthy of demands from Democrats for his resignation. But Mr. Barr is heavily involved in the latest DOJ “scandal.”

President Trump’s main source of information dissemination is through his Twitter account. POTUS is remarkably proficient at using it. February 10 the sentencing recommendation from DOJ prosecutors of convicted Trump confidant Roger Stone was made public. It was extremely harsh for the crimes he committed. President Trump went to Twitter and blasted the DOJ for the excessive sentence. Almost simultaneously it was released that Mr. Barr had instructed his underlings to consider revision of the sentence. The Media started screaming claims of coordination between the White House and the DOJ while numerous Democrats began crying for Mr. Barr’s head.

The AG immediately went to the media to explain:

In an exclusive interview, Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News on Thursday that President Donald Trump “has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case” but should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because his tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

Barr’s comments are a rare break with a president who the attorney general has aligned himself with and fiercely defended. But it also puts Barr in line with many of Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill who say they support the president but wish he’d cut back on his tweets.

“Barr Must Resign.” More than 1,100 former officials of the U.S. Department of Justice (both Democrats and Republicans) have so far signed a letter demanding Attorney General William Barr resign his post because he represents “a grave threat to the administration of justice” in the United States. The open letter accuses Barr of “doing the President’s personal bidding” and in so doing, damaging the “Department of Justice’s reputation for integrity and the rule of law.” Barr has long been accused of seeing his job as defending Trump as a personal lawyer instead of impartially representing the government in all legal matters and is beyond politics. The “fuse” that resulted in the letter: Barr’s alleged abuse of power decision to reduce the amount of prison time a team of four DOJ prosecutors planned to seek for Trump friend Roger Stone, who was found guilty of seven criminal counts. Barr’s decision prompted the four DOJ lawyers who prosecuted Stone to quit the case.

“It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case,” said the letter. “Those actions, and the damage they have done to the Department of Justice’s reputation for integrity and the rule of law, require Mr. Barr to resign.” The letter also said, “because we have little expectation (that Barr will resign), it falls to the Department’s career officials to take appropriate action to uphold their oaths of office and defend nonpartisan, apolitical justice.” It also said the DOJ’s legal decisions “must be impartial and insulated from political influence.”

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There are too many of these odd occurrences involving the Donald Trump presidency for this to just be “an accident” or “part of the political process.” It appears much if not all of these are coordinated and are for some specific desired result. What could that be?

I am unsure if anyone can answer that question accurately. And if there is someone who can, I doubt we’ll ever hear that answer. Why? Because if there IS a cause for all this rancor, it could only be part of some type of offense to remove not only Donald Trump from the White House but dismantle the “new” Department of Justice lead by Attorney General William Ball.

Would you like to speculate for a moment to examine what might be some of the reasons for these? Let’s do that:

  • There is a strong feeling by some Americans that Donald Trump is evil, has aspirations for sole power over our nation, and has ambitions to be the head of its government for longer than Constitutionally allowed;
  • There’s a deep-seated hatred among Democrats for President Trump because he interfered with the Liberal cause of moving the U.S. into Socialism by beating Hillary Clinton. She was their “anointed one” who was destined to continue that move away from Capitalism to Socialism.
  • “The World hates Donald Trump and, as a result, no longer looks up to the United States.” I know there are those who feel that way. But I find it difficult to accept that that alone would be sufficient purpose for the many and varied attacks on the President and others in his administration.
  • They disagree with his policies. Remember: through executive orders, he dismantled a huge amount of caustic regulations that stifled not only corporate growth but forced millions into unemployment lines. Trump’s tax cuts devastated the ambitions of the far left to drive the economics of the U.S. even further down the road of bigger government. That always interprets into massive social program expense increases in several ways: adding to existing programs, adding new programs, and by putting those unemployed folks back in the ranks of the unemployed drives welfare and other government assistance programs through the roof. That interprets directly into “government control” — the panacea of the Left.

It’s plausible to me that some of these may contribute to all of the hateful uncertainly that has been purposely initiated by the Democrat Party since Donald Trump’s November 2016 victory. But there are too many that are so obviously timed and coordinated just to be happening in innocence. If they are not all coordinated, I’ll eat a Nike tennis shoe!

But Why?

Here are my two cents: those on the Left are desperate to hide eight-years of wrongdoing — much of which was illegal.

That would explain all the sealed indictments. That would explain the Jeff Sessions authorizing in a letter released to the public of federal prosecutor Jim Huber of Utah to investigate all the wrongdoing during the 2016 election campaign. It would also explain their tremendous displeasure with Attorney General Barr authorizing Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham to conduct an investigation into FBI wrongdoing (and ancillary matters that result from that original investigation). Durham’s first was “an investigation.” He then released to the public that it had turned into a “criminal investigation.” Durham has used so far at least one grand jury and probably one more.

There’s one big giveaway that leads me to these conclusions: Attorney General Barr did NOTHING unethical or wrong in instructing his department to revisit the sentencing recommendation of a convicted person to confirm the “penalty fits the crime.” That is common in almost EVERY federal criminal case. Secondly, those Mueller hold-over prosecutors were anti-Trump bureaucratic DOJ lawyers with an ax to grind. They spent $40 million U.S. tax dollars and almost three years in the worst FBI/DOJ investigation of my life that achieved virtually NO substantive results. They did not find one person guilty of anything that could have been considered “collusion with the Russians in the 2016 election.”

The bottom line is this: it is my opinion that some or many of those 1100 “former” officials of the DOJ who signed that letter asking for AG Barr to resign were in former Administrations. I am sure some of those may have a name on one of those many sealed indictments. Some may be implicated in Durham’s investigation. Just consider this: one does not have to be an attorney to understand that an Attorney General not only has the authority to ask his staff to find a revision of a harsh sentence to a person convicted of a non-violent crime, but it is also done all the time. It was done numerous times in the Obama Administration.

The “Old Guard” in Washington is afraid. They have been scratching the dirt frantically searching for some way to stop Donald Trump. Their desperation is at a fever pitch because the DOJ is getting close. With Barr and Trump gone, their mischief can remain buried!

That’s Washington, folks. That’s how the Deep State operates today and for the last 50 years: they protect their own.

I missed Part 3 of my impeachment forecast. Part 1 was immediately following Mr. Trump’s inauguration when I predicted he would be impeached before the 2020 election. Part 2 was that the House would impeach him but the Senate would acquit him: two-for-two. Part 3 was the resignation of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. That has not happened…YET. Two-for-three is not a bad day betting on horses!

There are too many smart people looking in on all this. There’s something being hidden; someone’s desperate to keep the covers from being pulled back.

By the way: where have John Brennan, James Comey, Susan Rice, Eric Holder, James Clapper, and others of that clan been hiding lately? Do you think there may be massive amounts of antacid being consumed there?

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Do Leftist Journalists Coordinate Stories? If so, How?

I know you’ve wondered how it “just happens” that journalists — newspaper, magazine, television, radio, and internet — give the same stories on the same day from the same liberal perspective? Those journalists would like for Americans — especially those who classify themselves as “liberals, progressives, or Leftists” — to believe what they report that has been coordinated with others of similar ilk is because what they say is the truth. So why should they NOT say the same things?

It IS coordinated. And the truth has nothing to do with it. And they make NO attempts at all to disguise it. Have you not noticed that anytime anything politically controversial that comes from Donald Trump is in their reports, they often all use one word in their reports? Watch or listen to this:

Those are not controversial stories about Donald Trump or other conservatives, but this is an example of what we see and hear all the time: repeat, repeat, repeat, and repeat again to diminish the mental capabilities of their audience members.

Have you ever heard of “JournoList?” 

JournoList (sometimes referred to as the J-Listwas a private Google Groups forum — a private chat room — for discussing politics. The private members with whom they shared such tidbits were 400 “left-leaning” journalists, academics, and others. Ezra Klein created the online forum in February, 2007, while blogging at The American Prospect and shut it down on June 25, 2010, amid wider public exposure. Journalists later pointed out various off-color statements made by members of the list denigrating conservatives, as well as a seeming conspiracy to prop up Barack Obama. Others defended such comments as being taken out of context or simply a matter of private candor.

Politico outed the J-List in a story that blasted the super-secret group of liberal journalists who felt it necessary to not only share thoughts and ideas, but very obviously to coordinate not just stories, but actual verbiage used within those stories.

Is their an “heir to JournoList? It was followed by a similar web chat room called “Cabalist.” We only know about its creation, method of communication, and that it is a private chat entity. Those involved learned from J-List that Americans frowned upon a journalist-only chat-room used to secretly interface with each other and to keep hidden their conspiracy to “fix” the news for all Americans.

With no certainty and with the only an assumption, I assume this: If Cabalist is no longer in operation, there is some method for them to regularly access each others’ story sources and discuss who, what, and when stories would be released. It’s impossible that with regularity, we see political stories that say the same things often with the same words or phrases, and that are 100% negatively slanted toward the “political conservative of the day” and NOT believe leftist news journalists coordinate stories.

During the Impeachment trial, a Media Research Center study of broadcast evening news coverage of the opening arguments of both sides, found ABC, CBS, and NBC did not live up to the standard they demanded of Republicans. They gave Democrats double the airtime and showered their arguments with mostly praise, while expressing only criticism of the President’s legal team during the Impeachment trial of President Trump.

Between Wednesday, January 22, when Democratic House impeachment managers launched their opening arguments, and Tuesday, January 28, when the President’s defense team rested, evening newscast reporters and anchors made a total of 34 evaluative statements about the merits and effectiveness of both sides.

Democratic impeachment managers received a total of 21 evaluative statements from ABC, CBS, and NBC journalists. Of that total, 95 percent of those (20) touted their efforts and presentations, which means only one of their evaluative comments were negative. ABC’s World News Tonight had eight positive comments, CBS Evening News had five, and NBC Nightly News seven. NBC had the lone negative comment.

In stark contrast, every evaluative statement from reporters and anchors about the merits and effectiveness of Trump’s Defense Team were negative. Of the 13 total statements, ABC and CBS each had five with NBC pitching in with three.

We won’t give you the breakdown of network bias in coverage for each day of the trial, but let’s look at just Day One:

That day, the networks covered the Democratic managers for almost 25 minutes (24:57). That’s compared to the 11 minutes and 34 seconds they gave to President Trump’s Defense Team. The most wildly imbalanced was CBS Evening News, which gave seven minutes, 42 seconds for Democrats and skimped on Trump’s team with two minutes and 26 seconds.

ABC gave Democrats the most time at nine minutes, 25 seconds. Contrast that with the five minutes and 21 seconds they gave the Trump team. NBC allocated seven minutes, 50 seconds for Democrats, while giving three minutes, 47 seconds to the defense.

With the liberal media’s demand that Republicans be impartial in hearing the impeachment case, it was clearly more of a “do as I say, not as I do” suggestion.

Summary

It’s Monday, the day for both sides to make their closing arguments in the trial. Americans starting on Thursday began to hear the chorus of excuses given through the weekend in all Mainstream Media outlets and parroted by Democrats of every political group or organization: “Trump is not being acquitted. You must have a trial for there to be an acquittal. You cannot have a trial without witnesses. There were no witnesses, so Mr. Trump was NOT acquitted.”

That talking point was orchestrated and rolled out through the media to the people by House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

I don’t yet know what the format will be for closing statements. But it’s a sure bet whichever of the House Managers gives a closing will NOT stray from that Pelosi-Schumer talking point. And it will be the talking point used by every Democrat member of the Congress or on the campaign trail through the 2020 election.

Every TruthNewsNetwork member knows my animus for today’s faux journalists. The reporting seen and heard at every level of media has devolved into being little more than a supermarket check-out gossip rag story excerpt. Few are the legitimate and honest news outlets that report the news without spin, the personal perspective of the journalist, and that does not talk down to their audience members demeaning the intelligence of those looking-in or listening.

Even if these 2020 news representatives do NOT coordinate their stories and narratives, they release their “news” in time cycles so that whichever comes second, third, and after that in story releases all use the first story as a template for the “negative Trump story-of-the-day.” There is no mathematical formula that supports the unity in story content we see and hear. It’s all coordinated, and all devised to fit the Leftist, Socialist anti-Trump narrative.

The reason for this tool of Leftists in the Media: “Create and share a falsehood that feeds the liberal perspective that fits whatever story is being disseminated and then repeat it, repeat it, repeat it again and again… Their default perspective of those who see or hear their reporting about conservatives in government and conservative ideas is that Trump supporters are ignorant, uneducated, boobs, that are easily tricked because of their inherent lack of perception and intelligence.

You don’t think they feel that way? Watch or listen:

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The “Inconvenient Truth” Isn’t an Al Gore Movie

Do you think that Democrats are petrified to believe that Donald Trump is looking more and more likely to be re-elected in 2020? Few will acknowledge that the 45th President’s support among Americans is NOT falling in the wake of the non-stop attacks mounted by Democrats and their bevy of Leftist supporters. Their attacks seem to encourage Americans who have tired of the “same old thing” in Washington: tax and spend, political corruption, ignoring federal laws, refusal to enforce immigration laws while repairing U.S. immigration, and tearing apart American healthcare. Add to that the massive loss of jobs of all kinds to foreign nations that drove millions even to quit looking for jobs in the U.S. Americans just had enough. Then came Donald Trump.

In the wake of the three-year plethora of amazing accomplishments on all fronts during Trump’s first term, one would think Americans — ALL Americans — would trumpet (pun intended) the American achievements in every sector and fall in line. Instead, the Left has just ramped up their nonstop attacks on the President. Tagging right along (if not leading the charge) is the Lame-Stream Media. They not only miss-report actual news, but manufacture story after story that demean the President personally and professionally. They report fake news as real news while ignoring every accomplishment achieved for Americans during Trump’s first term. They even use Americans on a personal level to fuel their attacks:

“Mark” tells a really sad story in this political ad. According to media reports, Mark is just one of the millions of Americans who, with the hope of change, voted for Donald Trump in 2016 who are appalled and ashamed of their 2016 votes. The only problem with this story is that “Mark” didn’t even vote in the 2016 election! BL News reported the story recently this way:

News reports revealed that a man who appears in an ad saying he regrets voting for Donald Trump did not even show up to vote in the 2016 presidential election. The controversial video was funded by Democratic Party supporters.

The controversial American Bridge 21st Century ad features Mark Graham, a man from Erie, Pennsylvania, who claims to have voted for Trump in 2016 and today regrets his decision.

“I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 because I thought he would make a change,” Graham said in the video urging Pennsylvanians not to support President Trump and even comparing voting for him to pouring “gasoline on a fire.”

However, Erie County elections office records indicate that Graham did not vote in the 2016 election.

What could be going on here? Was this an honest mistake that happened to a group of American patriots diligently trying to get the truth out that Pennsylvanians who voted for Trump are so disappointed they regret those votes? That doesn’t appear to be the reason for this ad and others like it.

American Bridge 21st Century, the entity that financed the ad, is considered a Super PAC. Political action committees (PACs) are organizations that pool contributions from donors to use those funds for campaigns for or against candidates, election initiatives, or legislation.

The American Bridge PAC, one of the significant liberal groups coordinating election fundraising, is funded mainly by Democratic donors and unions. Controversial billionaire speculator George Soros was the group’s largest donor for the 2012 and 2014 cycles, contributing $1 million in 2012 and more than $1 million in 2014, according to reports by the NGO Fact Check.

It’s one thing to point to the actual failures and wrongdoings of elected officials as reasons for voting for their removal or against their re-election. But it’s another thing to unethically seed the ground with falsehoods and fake ads to try to in underhanded fashion impact election results.

Wait a minute: isn’t that what the Mueller Investigation was about? Didn’t the Media implicate the Russians for subversively through social media ads and fake accounts to induce American voters to vote against Hillary and for Trump in 2016? I guess, in this case, it’s OK because it’s not a foreign government committing the fraud. Most would probably agree that both were incorrigible attacks on America’s election system. But only one was illegal.

The “Real” Story

Mark Graham’s story — at least as used in the context of that television ad — is not unique. One can put two and two together and conclude that if Mr. Soros and others of his political persuasion are willing to conflate facts and even outright lie, there are far more campaign tricks with which to fool Americans.

Democrats for generations have shouted from the mountaintops that they alone have been the supporters of minorities in America. They with the support of numerous African-American leaders have successfully led the majority of Blacks in the U.S. to their staunch support of the Democrat Party. Why? Because “conventional wisdom” proves that the GOP has always fought against the rights of African-Americans and even fought to keep Blacks suppressed in every way.

Indeed, there have always been Republicans who have discriminated against African-Americans.  But, it’s a fact that Republicans have pushed through legislation that gave the African-American community more freedom, more opportunity, more justice than have Democrats. Doing so created more chances to fulfill the promises made by our forefathers to all Americans in the Constitution.

In this brief audio/video report, one gets the truth of the Democrat Party’s lies about their Civil Rights gifts to African Americans:

It comes as no surprise to most that the tools of the Left are NOT legislative, social, or racial accomplishments for the poor or disenfranchised. In fact, Democrats fought against such freedoms for 100 years or longer. Their purpose is so obvious to some while so confusing to others that they have been successful in keeping members of the African-American community and other minorities from “seeing” the truth. Democrats are undoubtedly masterful communicators. But their achievements for minorities in America do not support their promises, nor their touted accomplishments.

Most Americans have known for decades the truth of the Democrat Party: their existence as a party depends solely on the maintenance of a nationwide voting majority. In the last twenty years or so, they watched as their voting majority began to slip. Why? Because Americans realized that Democrats had actually become the Taskmasters of minorities. How could these minority members allow this? Democrat Party leadership planted the seeds of deception that taught minorities that Democrats are the only Americans who care. Democrats supposedly were the only ones that would help them achieve the American Dream. That lie has been perpetrated in minority communities for more than half-a-century.

Under Donald Trump, Democrats have been exposed!

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Here’s what’s happened: Donald Trump’s policies in total have given minorities massive life improvements in just his first three years. They are fleeing the Democrat Party in droves. Why? They are tired of empty promises, party policies implemented to perpetuate party power over its members, and legislative proposals that, if ever signed into law, would do nothing but further stifle opportunities for ALL Americans.

Democrats have been exposed.

It’s not just African-Americans that have seen the truth. Native Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and immigrants from all over the world who have emigrated to the U.S. SEE the benefits in their lives they never saw under Democrat presidents. They more than ever understand the promises given to them for decades by Dems have been empty promises devised to do nothing but keep their votes.

The video ad at the beginning of this story today proves just how desperate they are. The Democrat Party lies in shambles. They watch as its storied history fades into a distant past. Their power is dwindling, and that scares them the most. They know that without that power, they are doomed. They refuse to admit it, but to their horror, the Democrat Party is taking its last gasps.

The George Soros millions put into advertising and promotion along with the zillions of dollars from Bloomberg and Stern flooding this election cycle has done little to attract new Democrat voters. Polls show dramatic numbers of Democrats are leaving the party altogether.

The alternative for Democrat voters — Donald Trump in 2020 — leaves them speechless. Donald Trump and the Republican Party together form “The Inconvenient Truth”  of today’s political landscape. They are clamoring to overcome that “Truth.” But everyday ends for them saying, “What can we possibly do to prevent this from happening?”

There’s not much they CAN do: Americans have awakened.