It’s Important To Be Honest About What Today’s Media Really Are

The great comedian Chris Farley had a recurring “Saturday Night Live” sketch in which he nervously and incompetently interviewed celebrities. “Remember when you were with the Beatles? … That was awesome!” he “asked” Paul McCartney in 1993, after fidgeting for a suitably awkward amount of time. “Yeah … it was,” replied McCartney, who played it straight.

That happened for real last Thursday, but without any self-awareness or comedy, when the entire White House Press Corps either effusively praised or more-than-gently handled President Joe Biden for the duration of his first press conference. Biden had his own struggles in the slow and painful press conference, repeatedly having to read off notecards to get through the few mild foreign policy topics and occasionally getting lost in “rhetorical cul-de-sacs,” as Fox News’s Bret Baier kindly put it. But somehow, it was the media performance that stood out as particularly cringe-inducing.

“[T]he perception of you that got you elected — as a moral, decent man — is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and entrusting you with unaccompanied minors,” PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor, the second “reporter” to be called on, asserted Farley-style. Comedian J.P. Sears joked, in a sketch offering constructive notes for the “people running Biden,” that Alcindor sounded like she was worshiping a dictator and suggested that reporters go ahead and leave the over-the-top compliments out of their questions.

Alcindor’s posture toward the inhabitant of the White House has not always been that of a very supportive fan. Her questions of President Donald Trump were always hostile and never failed to accept Democrat narratives, no matter how false those narratives were. At this press conference, nobody so much as muttered quietly about her sycophancy. In fact, two more reporters riffed off her preposterous assertion.

“How far are you willing to go to achieve those promises that you made to the American people?” asked the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller, who also heads the White House Correspondents Association, pressuring Biden to help the media and other Democrat activists to end the Senate filibuster. Miller views his job, accurately, as an adjunct of the Biden White House, heading up its media division instead of something independent from the Democratic Party.

Alcindor wasn’t sure Miller made his lobbying for that major Democrat policy goal clear enough, so she spelled it out for Biden as if he were a remedial student. “[W]hen it comes to the filibuster, which is what Zeke was asking about, there’s — immigration is a big issue, of course, when it — related to the filibuster, but there are also Republicans who are passing bill after bill, trying to restrict voting rights. Chuck Schumer is calling it an ‘existential threat’ to democracy. Why not back a filibuster rule that at least gets around issues including voting rights or immigration?” she advocated, using Democrat talking points and slogans, from her perch as a “reporter.”

These media activists were completely the opposite of Trump. They weren’t professional or honest or trying to get at the truth. They were the adversarial political opposition, working relentlessly against him every day and at each press availability.

In any case, the rest of the Biden press conference was bad, too. As Michael Goodwin noted, no one asked him why he was reading from prepared talking points, unlike previous presidents. No one peppered him about the health reports he’s kept hidden, even when he repeatedly lost his train of thought.

Not only did the media not push back against his radical agenda, but they also seemed to think that nothing he proposed was radical enough. “Why don’t you, when will you, why haven’t you? Over and over, the aim was not to ask a question but to speed up an agenda,” Goodwin wrote. Here’s more:

The man who campaigned on unity is hell-bent on permanent polarization, meaning cancel culture and the supercharged racial climate are here to stay.

Biden gave license to the worst instincts on the left with his repeated sneering references to all Republicans, especially Donald Trump. At one point, he actually accused Trump of letting immigrant children ‘starve to death on the other side’ of the Mexican border.

He said it in a room full of 30 supposed journalists, and not a single one challenged him or even asked whether he meant it literally. In fact, not a single one challenged him on any of his falsehoods.

This is a clown world. This is embarrassing. This is unbecoming of professional adults. This is so ridiculous and self-debasing that even Chris Farley couldn’t have played it for laughs.

The term for people who lobby for Democrat policies in this clumsy manner is “Democrat activists in the propaganda field,” certainly not reporters or journalists. They need to be treated as what they are.

It’s time to stop acting like these political activists are professionals who do honest journalism. Continuing that pretense is not doing a favor to the public. It’s not true. With very few exceptions, these people are not there to do journalism, and we need to be honest about that with the public. Not everyone is as bad as everyone else, but nearly the entire press corps is somewhere on the Democrat activist scale, from lefty to fringe, from shrewd to clumsy and clownish.

What To Do

It’s easy to complain about the obvious reality that our political media are completely corrupted and engage in propaganda, not journalism. But as they are the largest, most powerful, and least accountable political advocacy group in the country, Americans also need to do more than complain as the press harms the country.

They need to be treated as what they are. So for the love of all that’s holy, stop calling them the “mainstream media” when they are anything but mainstream, with views far to the left of the average American, and they’re not media but propagandists and political activists. If you hear anybody else refer to the “mainstream media,” rhetorically slap that 1980s term out of their mouth.

Average Americans need to stop reading and watching the corrupt corporate media. They should immediately stop subscribing to them, stop advertising with them, and stop paying attention to them. Reporters at these outlets quite obviously hate many Americans and the values they hold, and it’s time most Americans realized that and acted appropriately in response.

If forced to engage with these corrupt political actors’ work, Americans should learn to identify the leftist talking points and assumptions in reporter questions and develop a reflexive suspicion toward them, without fail. Assume out of the gate that the narrative these leftists activists are pushing is not true.

Whether it’s claims about Brett Kavanaugh being a serial gang rapist, or claims about the Covington children attacking an innocent bystander, or claims about the 2016 election being won because Trump colluded with Russia, or any of the other daily false narratives they push, assume that the opposite is more likely to be true and only change your mind if you get real evidence from real reporters. When they all tell you in unison that indefensibly mild voter security reforms are the same thing as, and we’re not joking here, starving and dehydrating voters, assume they’re lying with every bone in their body.

It also goes without saying that average Americans should never, ever speak with a corporate reporter. Their decades-long track record of hostility, glee in destroying lives, and general mendacity mean you’re an idiot if you engage with them.

If You’re A GOP Official, Grow A Spine

If you’re a conservative leader of some kind, or an elected Republican official, the requirements are much higher. Maybe you don’t have Trump’s courage in taking on the media, but you must still do your part.

As a start, stop thinking of the corporate press as anything other than Democrat partisan activists and propaganda pushers. Have some self-respect and recognize this reality. My goodness, is it embarrassing to see the fealty and subservience that Republican and conservative “leaders” have in the face of the propagandists?

On Sunday, Rep. Michael Waltz taught a master’s class how to handle propaganda from a CNN host.

Waltz knew the details of the issue the corrupt CNN host was pushing propaganda about and had the confidence of his viewpoint to fight back.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky always does an excellent job of understanding media’s false assumptions enough to push back on them immediately.

These men retain their composure and their principles and recognize the media as the corrupt activists they are. Yes, it requires preparation and nimbleness, but it can be done.

Consider Other Creative Responses

Another option, a great option, is to starve these corrupt actors from getting your free help. There is no need to respond to whatever your most powerful and unaccountable political opponent says you have to respond to, particularly on their own corrupt and partisan terms. Treat them as your primary political opposition because they are.

Conservative leaders should have lists of fraudulent reporters and the outlets they work for. Sometimes media outlets are 95 percent hack, with one easily controlled lackey who is less bad than his colleagues. They put that lackey out there to work with gullible members of Congress.

If the media outlet publishes lies and propaganda, as they so frequently do, they shouldn’t expect a quote from any self-respecting congressional GOP office for a while. Maybe ever. When the lackey can’t get quotes, even though he’s not as bad, it might lead to some internal pressure. If it doesn’t, leave them behind.

If you must respond, respond in such a way that the only quote they can publish or air is one ripping them to shreds as the propagandists they are. When the entire media establishment went to war against Rep. Devin Nunes on account of his exposure of their fake narrative of treasonous collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election, his office seemed to have fun with the situation.

As an example, the Daily Beast took one of their many leaks from Rep. Adam Schiff’s office to write a hit on Nunes for linking the Democrat information operation of the “Steele dossier” to a later Democrat information operation even more focused on Ukraine. Asked for comment, Press Secretary Jack Langer responded, “The Daily Beast and its regular cabal of Democrat leakers don’t seem to realize they are claiming that Rep. Nunes made the same argument behind closed doors that he’s repeatedly made in public.”

Betsy Swan and Sam Brodey rewrote that statement, quite insufficiently, as “A Nunes spokesperson said the congressman had made the argument described above in public.” So Langer shared his actual biting quote with another media outlet, which published a fun story debunking the false narrative set by the activist reporters, with additional commentary from Langer:

‘The Daily Beast does not practice journalism. It’s just a Pravda-like messaging apparatus for the Democrats and resistance leakers,’ Langer told the Wire. ‘They flout fundamental journalism ethics and won’t even print responses they themselves request if the statements counter their narrative. They’re scribes and mouthpieces for their ridiculous anonymous sources, and they’ll regurgitate whatever dreck these unknown people spoonfeed to them.’

Embrace The Vibrant Media Space, At Long Last

The non-leftist media ecosystem is more vibrant and built out, thanks to corporate media’s failures. Right-of-center political groups and leaders should stop giving their news items to corrupt major media as if they’re nerdy and socially awkward high schoolers trying to convince themselves that the hot chick will get busy with them if they play it right.

They need to work with real journalists at non-leftist outlets. For all of its success in recognizing the corruption of corporate media, the Trump administration failed at this spectacularly.

The political organizations on the right need to be much more aggressive in responding to the falsehoods, lies, and defamations that routinely come against them from the political media. Where is the GOP war room that recognizes its main opponent is the media, not the Democrat Party that serves as the mere political arm of the media? Apart from the political concerns that the right half of the country should have with the corrupt media, this is a deadly serious situation for the country’s future.

“It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” wrote Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit for the Court of Appeals. “It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.”

That press conference was so horrific that it should serve as a wake-up call of how dire the situation is, with its weak, sycophantic questions after years of hyena-like behavior. The White House press corps, like most of the rest of the media, is an embarrassment. It pushes propaganda. Treat them like the propagandists they are.

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist. She is Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and a Fox News contributor.

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Tucker Carlson Knows More Than we Think He Knows

Tucker Carlson has been known for years as a no-nonsense, gut-punching realist who has a striking propensity to cut straight to the heart of fallacies in politics. And he seldom takes prisoners.

In this 2020 election, Carlson has been more intense than ever, primarily because something about the Biden campaign, the polling, the verbiage of Democrat Party leaders during the campaign, and the calmness exhibited by the Media all did not create a realistic election outcome. Those Dems got their hoped-for vote results — at least initially. But the Media lost it in their glee that voting results showed those several hundred thousand Americans who waited in line for hours and sometimes days to get a good seat at a Trump Campaign rally appeared to be the only Americans who voted for Trump. More voters apparently preferred the guy that spent almost all of his time in his basement-bunker in Delaware, who never held a press conference, and when he DID speak to someone on camera often forgot where he was and sometimes even who he was. Two hundred people at a Biden campaign event was massive.

Tucker is in no way convinced of the validity of all of this, and his disdain for the media hacks that pushed Sleepy Joe to the forefront of election news spills from Carlson’s pores.

Tucker Gets The Media Sychophants

When it comes to cutting through the mainstream media’s claptrap, Tucker Carlson has it down cold.

The straight-shooting Fox News host’s positions have sometimes angered conservatives, but he was right on target on Monday when he delivered a post mortem on the 2020 election that can be summed up in four words:

Collusion in plain sight.

This isn’t the fictional “Russia collusion” kind of tale Democrats and their mainstream media allies foisted on the country for three years, beginning before President Donald Trump was even inaugurated.

It’s a bona fide system of dishonest cooperation in the deliberate service of the progressive agenda between the Democratic Party, the liberal mainstream media and the titans of Silicon Valley to manipulate what American voters know and when they know it.

It’s why the election’s “results” have left so many millions of Americans feeling like the election wasn’t simply lost — they feel like it was stolen. And that doesn’t bode well for the future of the Republic.

“On many levels, the system was rigged against one candidate and in favor of another. And it was rigged in ways that were not hidden from view,” Carlson told his viewers. “We all saw it happen.”

Carlson, as usual, had it nailed.

The Democratic Party’s role in the 2020 election is obvious. As the opposition party, its goal was to defeat Trump and no one can fault Democrats for it.

(The fact that they support a deranged, tyrannical agenda that’s better represented by vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris than the absent-minded, quite possibly criminal, figurehead of Joe Biden is another story. But on the purely technical grounds of team-sport politics, Democrats played their usual dirty game. As the saying goes, politics ain’t beanbags.)

The mainstream media — practitioners of what used to be the profession of journalism, on the other hand, has no such excuse.

As Carlson put it:

“The media openly colluded with the Democratic nominee. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refused to explain what they would do if they were elected.

“That’s never happened before, in any presidential election in American history.

“But the media allowed them to do it.”

That’s a betrayal of the fundamental purpose of journalism, and an even more fundamental betrayal of the First Amendment that guarantees freedom of the press in the United States.

In the early days of the Republic, newspapers had open political allegiances that were known to friend and foe alike — and often proclaimed in the name of the organ itself — a newspaper called the “Democrat” for instance, wasn’t going to give the Whig side to a story and every reader knew it.

In the modern media environment, however, newspapers, television networks and entire news conglomerates portray themselves as paragons of fairness, but in reality operate as simply public relations vehicles for the Democratic Party.

Their coverage of the summer wave of the “mostly peaceful” riots that swept the country is just one of the most obvious examples.

That First Amendment “Thing”

The First Amendment was intended to ensure a press free of government regulation. What the current system does is ensure statist control over the media, with the media’s slavish compliance — a direct contradiction of the Founders’ vision (not to mention a moral crime against the concept of journalism in the first place).

And hovering over it all, like the vast surveillance state it has become, was Big Tech, the Big Brother of the 21st century.

“But above all, Democrats harnessed the power of Big Tech to win this election,” Carlson said. “Virtually all news and all information you are seeking will travel through a single company, Google.

“A huge percentage of our political debates take place on Facebook and Twitter.

“If you use technology to censor the ideas that people are allowed to express online, ultimately, you control how the population votes. And that’s exactly what they did.

“They rigged the election in front of all of us, and nobody did anything about it.”

The leftist politics of companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter are too well known for even the most blindly partisan Democrat to deny.

Building on years of documented anti-conservative bias, all three companies played a role in the 2020 election — some more openly than others.

The suppression of news potentially proving a link between Joe Biden’s son Hunter and corrupt political and financial figures in China and Ukraine showed conclusively that the executives of Twitter and Facebook are more than willing to keep Americans ignorant of information about favored politicians.

Google’s impact, on the other hand, has been less obvious, but might ultimately have been more effective for progressive purposes.

As argued by Carlson’s guest Robert Epstein, a self-described liberal concerned about the power wielded by the world’s largest search engine, Google has the power to sway votes simply by what it shows its viewers — or declines to show.

“There’s no question that they set about after the 2016 election to make certain President Trump, who I do not support by the way, to make sure he was not re-elected,” Epstein told Carlson.

“If you’re a Democrat and you’re a liberal, you like what Google and, to some extent, these other tech companies are doing, you like it. It’s to your advantage.

“The problem, though, is that we don’t know who Google is going to be supporting tomorrow.”

And that’s the real question: The mainstream media’s abdication of its job of informing Americans of what’s really happening behind the scenes, in favor of cheerleading for one particular side, has stripped the institution of its power to protect the country from potential misrule.

Instead, news outlets appear to be intent on perpetuating misrule by the Democratic Party.

Still, and contrary to what the mainstream media, Democrats and Big Tech are arguing now, the 2020 election still is not concluded — and won’t be until the Electoral College meets to select the president-elect in mid-December. What happens then will likely set the nation’s course for the foreseeable future.

But there are even bigger issues than that ahead.

In a country where the mainstream media is in bed with the political party that controls the House of Representatives and could well control the White House and Senate come Jan. 20, in a country where every major form of information technology supports that political party, where are Americans supposed to go for truly free information?

No matter how the Electoral College votes, no matter who takes the oath of office in January, more than 150 million Americans cast votes in the 2020 election (accepting, for the sake of argument the idea that all those Biden votes were legitimate). More than half of them are going to know in their souls that, as Carlson put it, there was nothing “fair” about it.

It was collusion in plain sight all right, and the rest is claptrap.

Tucker Carlson gets that. So do 75 million other Americans. Media hacks, Democrat Party leaders, and Democrat “sheepel” believe those 75 million and tens of millions of other Americans are too stupid to see the truth.

They see it — they ALL see it.

Rachel Maddow Has Determined What is the Trump Plan for COVID-19 Treatment: “Let Them Die!”

Everyone reading this knows my personal and professional animosity for Rachel Maddow of MSNBC. She seldom delivers the truth to her tiny audience, is the “shock-jock” for her television network, who always relies on some sensational “Uh-Oh!” to stimulate her fans. Who can forget that famous expose’ she gave to America by revealing one year of President Trump’s tax returns that mysteriously appeared in her mailbox. She built the expectation of blockbuster news the entire day. When she finally shared her terrible news, it seemed that President Trump paid “only” $15 million in federal taxes that year. Woe! Throw him in jail!

In the current uproar in D.C., Maddow finds herself lacking in relativity to today’s big news stories. “What to do?” Hmmm, how about another blockbuster, “Gotcha!” Her latest attempt to crawl back into being relative in the news is about Coronavirus. Why not? With RBG’s death, the holocaust of rioting, looting, and election hoopla, just flip the calendar pages back 30-days or so and find yourself another conspiracy. And that she has done.

What is her blockbuster? President Trump’s new COVID-19 strategy is to simply allow herd immunity, which enables the virus to run its course while in doing so, killing millions of Americans as we “hope” in doing so most Americans will develop a natural immunity to the disease. And to show us just how great a travesty for the President to don’t that strategy, she gave us some “shock-jock” data.

The President’s “new” position on treating the virus (according to Maddow) will result in millions upon millions of deaths throughout the country! Never mind this in NO way is part of what the CDC or the White House has shown to be a process that they have or will initiate to fight COVID-19. How in the world did Maddow even find herself in possession of those numbers?

To arrive at those death numbers, Maddow took the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the U.S. (what she claimed was just over 6.6 million) and compared it to the number of recorded deaths from the virus (around 200,000), concluding that the death rate from the disease was 2.9% and that pursuing a herd immunity strategy countrywide would thus result in multiple millions of American deaths before the virus would burn out.

“That would be what [President Trump] is aiming for,” Maddow said.

Here’s Rachel Maddow making her case directly to her viewers a few days ago after the President mentioned that “while” we are completing the aggressive development, testing, and getting an approved vaccine to the marketplace, we look at what has already developed in multiple countries around the world, “herd immunity.” She takes the President’s words and takes off on a trip to Planet Krypton:

 

Can you believe the insulting insinuation that runs throughout Maddow’s presentation? She states plainly in her closing that continuing the already aggressive and historic push to get a vaccine for COVID-19 to the marketplace is simply “too hard for this president.”

Let’s put that to the side for a moment and examine Maddow’s data and conclusions:

Strictly speaking, Maddow’s math is correct, but the numbers she’s using to make those calculations are, at least by the measure of earlier expert analysis, wildly off-base, or in TruthNewsNetwork-speak, “insane!”

The U.S. has indeed recorded well over six million COVID-19 cases (the website Worldometers puts it at slightly more than Maddow’s 6.6 million estimate, at just under 7 million). Comparing the number of recorded U.S. deaths to those cases will get you Maddow’s high death rate of around 2.9%.

But only counting the number of confirmed cases isn’t how virologists and public health officials calculate the total caseload of a pandemic disease. Instead, they use various tools — including serology tests, hospital data, and epidemiological projections — to estimate how widespread a virus is within society.

For instance, that’s how the CDC calculates the severity of influenza seasons in the country. “Because influenza surveillance does not capture all cases of flu that occur in the U.S., CDC provides [estimated] ranges to reflect the larger burden of influenza better,” the CDC says on its website.

Public health officials have made similar projections with COVID-19. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July estimated “six to 24 times more infections” than had been recorded by public health officials in the U.S. at the time. And remember: “cases,” which is the word used by ALL media in reporting those tested positive for COVID-19, is an incorrect medical term. Testing positive for the virus is simply, in medical terms, called an “infection.” Cases are only confirmed when a patient becomes symptomatic and begins to require medical treatment. Those are two VERY different things that, if factored into the “official” COVID-19 numbers, would dramatically REDUCE the number of actual COVID cases in the nation. “Infected” and “Symptomatic” are vastly different in number. But classifying every infection as a case gives those anxious to petrify Americans with fear ammunition with which they can (and have) used against us all.

Several estimates of total COVID numbers throughout the country have been put forth throughout the pandemic in the U.S., with most of them falling more or less within the range of CDC Director Robert Redfield’s estimate in July that “for every case that’s reported, there are ten other infections.” (there’s that word “case” again, instead of using “infections”)

It is unclear if Maddow is aware of those estimates. Applying Redfield’s figure to current confirmed U.S. coronavirus infections would put the United States at close to 70,000,000 infections since the pandemic began in this country. Assuming the death toll is roughly accurate, then the national death rate of the disease in the U.S. would hover around 0.28%, or approximately ten times lower than Maddow’s claims.

Maddow stated that a minimum of 65% of the U.S., or about 215,000,000 citizens, would likely need to contract the disease for herd immunity to kick in. Applying an 0.28% death rate to that number of infections still produces a shockingly high number — a little over 600,000 deaths.

Yet that estimate also fails to account for the belief among some scientists that most of the population may have some degree of preexisting immunity to COVID-19, meaning much less than 65% of the people might have to become infected by the coronavirus before the disease begins to burn out.

The actual number of infections of COVID-19 throughout the United States may never be known; we also cannot yet say how much of the population is at least partially immune to the virus.

But Maddow’s approach to epidemiological analysis — in which she implicitly assumes that a disease’s spread is fully captured by merely the number of confirmed cases of it — is significantly divergent from that which is practiced by epidemiologists and other public health authorities.

Summary

I can only surmise ONE explanation for Rachel Maddow’s creating this faux horror story so that she can attempt to make herself and her failing show relevant during the current political “Scamdemic” in which we find ourselves. Consistently throughout her career at MSNBC, Maddow finds herself riding a rollercoaster of success and struggling to rescue her dwindling audience numbers based on the “conspiracy wind of the day.” Maybe she missed it: today’s conspiracy in D.C. is President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell throwing all reason and historical perspective regarding replacing a Supreme Court Justice to the wind! And she has NOTHING new to add to that conversation.

I will end by repeating something a former employee said to me in an office full of fellow employees when I reacted to some comment a person made with a funny quip that was innocent in my intent and its substance. But, somehow, it struck her the wrong way. She looked at me and said in a gentle and normal tone: “Dan, go lay down by your bowl!”

I think that might be an appropriate response to Maddow regarding this rush for relevance and struggle for ratings. But I won’t say it to her. You just think about it!

Is it Only Past Sins of Republicans Matter in Elections?

It is incredible how the Media, about a year before national elections, always seem to forget about the sins of politicians who run for office under the Democrat Party banner. Do you think that is done on purpose? Ha! This election cycle is NO different.

Don’t get angry because I pointed to only the sins of Democrat candidates and not Republicans. Why would I do such? Probably because the Media never STOP pointing Americans to the sins of Republican candidates: you know the “REAL” sins as well as their “PERCEIVED” sins! Democrat candidates get a free pass. If not a free pass a “get out of jail free” card.

I’m not sure of your religious perspective, but if you are a Christian who holds to the Bible as factual and the guide for Christians, we are taught that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” I’m reasonably sure Democrats who run for office will occasionally blow one of the Ten Commandments, too!

Maybe, though, that is NOT true of Joe Biden. If you watch and listen to any news reports, podcasts, interviews, or analyses of many experts, it appears that Joe Biden stepped off a cloud to begin his formal campaign for President. And, of course, angels in Heaven — where Joe descended from on that cloud — do not commit sins. And if one ever did, it would not have been an “actual” sin, but merely an “honest mistake.” That’s the job of the Mainstream Media during this election cycle: making sure every voter in the U.S. knows in a detailed fashion that former Vice President Joe Biden is not only a good man, a great Dad, a wonderful husband, and a fantastic former U.S. Senator and Vice President.

Painting Joe Biden as a man of honor is a piece of cake for Democrats who have centuries of practice portraying sinners as saints. We don’t even need to go back to Jim Crow-era racists who dominated the party after the Civil War. Or presidents with feet of clay like Woodrow Wilson, who re-segregated the federal workforce in Washington, or even Franklin Roosevelt, who turned away a ship carrying Jews fleeing the Holocaust while allowing Japanese Americans to be placed in internment camps.

Their modern hero, JFK, was a philanderer whose sex partners included a mob boss’s mistress and White House interns not yet out of their teens. Bill Clinton has remained a party hero despite the infamous interludes with his own intern and robust evidence that he committed sexual harassment in Arkansas and multiple felonies – including perjury and suborning perjury – while in office. (Suborning perjury was proven)

Democrats haven’t worked this sliver of history on their own – liberal historians and partisan journalists have diligently twisted the past to create their new cast of heroes. Some of these leaders are now facing a long-overdue confrontation with past evil deeds only accentuates how successfully their past improprieties have been buried.

Now that Biden is their candidate – now that they need him – the propaganda effort to paint this troubling man in a rosy light is in full swing. The glory bestowed incessantly on this cherub from recent political past flows like rivers from the media talking heads. Even a recent smalltown editorial asserted that Biden “is extraordinarily kind, that he is principled in public and private and that he is fundamentally decent.” Their evidence: The video messages extolling Biden at the Democratic National Convention!

The issue is not the Democrats’ hero-worship – the Republicans did the same for Donald Trump during their convention – but the media’s benign acceptance of this spin as fact. (They didn’t accept that of the Republican Convention for Trump) Instead of addressing Biden’s disturbing past regarding areas they repeatedly assail Trump on – race, gender, abuse of office, veracity, and general character – news outlets simply declare his virtue and move on.

They ignore, for example, his troubling history on race. In 1991 Biden pulled the rope in the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas, leading the cause to derail his Supreme Court nomination in 1991 by promoting racist innuendos about hyper-sexualized black men.

In 2007, Biden asserted that Barack Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Stop for a moment and consider how deep are the lakes of racial stereotypes one must pull from to say that.

Kindness?

The same media outlets that passed along every smear about Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court fight in 2018 quickly dismissed the more credible claims of a Senate aide who said Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. As a candidate, Biden doesn’t just jeer and bully opponents, as Trump does – he does it with one-on-one expletives to ordinary Americans who ask him questions he doesn’t like.

Principle?

The media has continually ignored clear evidence that Biden stood by while his son Hunter exploited his father’s position as vice president — for hundreds of millions of dollars. While Joe Biden served as the Obama administration’s point man on policy in the Ukraine and China, Hunter received $80,000 per month for a no-show job on the board of a Ukrainian gas company; through another one of his concerns, Hunter cut lucrative deals with the Chinese that included a $1.5 billion cash investment in a newly-formed Hunter Biden investment company.

Decency?

Perhaps the most troubling examples from Biden’s past were the lies he used to tell about the death of his first wife and daughter in a car accident in 1972. Police reports say she drove into the path of an oncoming truck. For years Biden claimed that the truck driver, who tried to save his family, was drunk. He only stopped when the man’s daughter tearfully complained.

Honor?

Let’s be honest: political party doesn’t matter; state of resident doesn’t matter; university nor fraternity or sorority doesn’t matter; religion doesn’t matter: all that matters is the status of a person’s heart. NO candidate for any office in the nation has any type of immunity just because they may be a member of one party and not the other. Political affiliation has never given any candidate a single bit of legitimacy based solely on which party may have done so.

Here’s what the majority of Americans want regarding politics and political parties: Truthfulness. This election like in no other in recent memory has exposed the worst in America’s political system. That’s hard to find.

I am not asking for,  nor do I expect, a free pass for Donald Trump for his past transgressions. I AM asking for everyone to handle the personal attacks regarding individual “issues” one has with Mr. Trump, Mr. Biden and any other person running for any office in a purely personal way.

Honestly, expecting any to accept or reject any candidate based on a perception of who that person is that is painted by a political party is a stupid idea. We owe it to each other to — especially for an election this important — put aside our personal opinions about each of these candidates make our election choices based solely on each candidate’s abilities and expectations of performing in specific ways that align with our views. 

That means: forget about political party affiliation!

The insanity of the demands that people of a certain religion, a certain national origin, a certain skin color, a certain economical class has any obligation to vote for any one candidate based solely on these above characteristics has throttled hatred and division between Americans never before seen. It must stop.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every voter put aside all of the partisan hand grenades the Media are throwing at us all day every day and determine for whom we will vote based solely on OUR opinion of who will do the better job.

What a novel idea, right? I wish someone else had thought about that years ago — certainly long before me.

Wait a minute: wasn’t that at least in part the process our forefathers put together when they created the American voting system?

Who changed it?!?!

“Die, Atlantic Story! Please Just Die and go Away!”

It won’t! My Labor Day was unusually quiet and restful.

Sundays are “regeneration” days at TruthNewsNetwork. Unless D.C. is helter-skelter with scandal, riots, or impeachment, Sunday is a great day to just relax for a few hours and plan the week ahead. The Atlantic story set the World on fire when published last Thursday, and the fire will just NOT burn out! After all, it included some REAL dirt on Donald Trump! All of that ate up my Sunday.

Sunday was a church day with lunch with the Bride that included some amazing Mongolian Beef, rice, and vegetables. I LOVE carryout Chinese food! My plan was simply to bask in the one day this weekend I felt I could just skate through. I had already prepared my story for Labor Day: “Too Good to be True?” It, of course, was about the 2018 Trump trip to France that suddenly resulted in the Atlantic story last week that set the World on fire two years after the alleged atrocity happened! But, as I said, that story just will not die. I knew I was going to be forced to recharge the batteries for a follow-up story. And sure enough, today’s the day.

The Atlantic stunk up an otherwise beautiful Labor Day weekend for a lot of folks — especially President Trump — with a uniquely ugly story. Anti-Trump editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg (pictured above) claims that Donald Trump snubbed a World War One American cemetery in France because “it’s filled with losers,” and the Doughboys buried there are “suckers.” Goldberg also asserted that “Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain” on November 10, 2018. Honestly, I doubt the President would ever even say the word “disheveled!”

President Trump categorically rejected the Atlantic’s tale. He called it a “total lie. It’s fake news. It’s a disgrace.”

“I was ready to go to a ceremony,” Trump told journalists at Joint Air Base Andrews Thursday night. “But the helicopter could not fly…because it was raining about as hard as I’ve ever seen. And, on top of that, it was very, very foggy.” The Secret Service would not transport Trump by motorcade, he added, since “it was a very long drive.”

The Atlantic’s Goldberg wrote: “Neither claim was true.”

Who to believe? Goldberg or Trump?

Goldberg cites “four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day” — all anonymous, of course: my least favorite and most incorrigible journalistic source veracity guarantee process of seeking credibility for a sketchy script.

In contrast, at least 11 named members of Trump’s Paris team to corroborate him. So does an email from an unidentified military aide. So does the weather data. Trump’s next-day agenda also discredits the Atlantic.

President Trump’s most compelling witness is former national security adviser John Bolton. Since sent packing last September 10, Bolton has become a loud but less formidable Trump critic. But, Bolton told Fox News: “I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything resembling them. I was there at the point in time that morning when it was decided that he would not go. It was an entirely weather-related decision and, I thought, the proper thing to do.”

Pages 241-242 of Bolton’s 577-page anti-Trump offering, The Room Where It Happened, published June 23, sinks the Atlantic’s foundering ship.

“The weather was bad, and Kelly and I spoke about whether to travel as planned to the Château-Thierry Belleau Wood monuments and nearby American Cemeteries, where many U.S. World War One dead were buried. Marine One’s crew was saying that bad visibility could make it imprudent to chopper to the cemetery… If a motorcade were necessary, it could take between 90 and 120 minutes each way, along roads that were not exactly freeways, posing an unacceptable risk that we could not get the President out of France quickly enough in case of an emergency. 

‘The press turned canceling-the-cemetery-visit into a story that Trump was afraid of the rain and took glee in pointing out that other world leaders traveled around during the day. Of course, none of them were the President of the United States, but the press didn’t understand that rules for U.S. Presidents are different from the rules for 190 other leaders who don’t command the world’s greatest military forces.”

Others in Trump’s Paris party echoed Bolton’s recollection.

  • “The Atlantic story is not true,” First Lady Melania Trump declared. “It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, and no one knows their motivation.”
  • Former counselor to the President Johnny DeStefano said: “I was on this trip. The Atlantic bit is not true. Period.”
  • “I did not hear POTUS call anyone losers when I told him about the weather,” former deputy White House chief of staff Zach Fuentes revealed to Breitbart Monday. John Kelly’s then-top aide added: “Honestly, do you think Gen. Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?”
  • “These are disgusting, grotesque, reprehensible lies,” wrote former deputy press secretary J. Hogan Gidley. “I was there in Paris and the President never said those things. In fact, he would never even think such vile thoughts because I know from first-hand knowledge that President Trump absolutely loves, respects, and reveres the brave men and women of the United States military.”
  • “Again, this is 100 percent false,” a former personal aide to the President Jordan Karem tweeted. “I was next to POTUS for the whole day! The President was greatly disappointed when told we couldn’t fly there. He was incredibly eager to honor our Fallen Heroes.”
  • “I was with the President the morning after the scheduled visit,” said staff Secretary Derek Lyons. “He was extremely disappointed that arrangements could not be made to get him to the site and that the trip had been canceled. I have worked for the President for his entire administration… I have never heard him utter a disparaging remark, of any kind, about our troops.”
  • Senior adviser Stephen Miller dismissed the Atlantic hit piece as a “despicable lie.” He told the Washington Examiner: “The President deeply wanted to attend the memorial event in question and was deeply displeased by the bad weather call.”
  • “The Atlantic story on Donald Trump is total BS,” said former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “I was actually there and one of the people part of the discussion — this never happened.”
  • “I was with POTUS in France, with Sarah, and have been at his side throughout it all,” said assistant to the President Dan Scavino. “Complete lies by ‘anonymous sources’ that were ‘dropped’ just as he begins to campaign (and surge).’”
  • Former deputy chief of staff Dan Walsh said: “I can attest to the fact that there was a bad weather call in France and that the helicopters were unable to safely make the flight. Overall, the President’s support and respect for our American troops, past and present, is unquestionable.”

An email stamped 5:59 a.m. that day, from a “United States Marine Corps Military Aide to the President,” whose name the White House redacted, reads: “Team, We are BAD WX call for today’s lift. COS Gen. Kelly, will motorcade and replace POTUS for today’s ceremony.”

With NO traffic, Château-Thierry is a roughly 90-minute drive northeast of Paris, partially along two-lane, rural roads. The congested return journey would have taken a presidential a motorcade 15-30 minutes longer. And a presidential motorcade is NOT comprised of a few cars with one leading the pack and several following. It is undoubtedly a small army because, after all, it would have been the President of the United States.

What about the truth of the Weather that day? Here’s the “official” weather report from France:

“During this time period, the ceilings (height of the base of the clouds) were extremely low during the midday hours (600-700 feet),” the Manhattan-based forecasting company reported. “Note that ceiling heights that low can be treacherous for a helicopter when flying over unfamiliar terrain. For reference, during the crash that killed Kobe Bryant earlier this year, ceilings were reported to be around 1,100 feet nearby.”

The next day, November 11, 2018, President Trump’s public schedule placed him at French President Emmanuel Macron’s noon Armistice Day Centennial Commemoration Luncheon at Élysée Palace. Given what the Atlantic calls “Trump’s seeming contempt for military service,” his alleged dismissal of America’s war dead as “losers” and “suckers,” and his purported to keeping his hair dry, President Trump could have sped to Orly Airport at 12:55 p.m., boarded Air Force One, and headed back to Joint Base Andrews.

Instead, Trump stayed in France two-and-a-half hours longer. He ventured to Suresnes American Cemetery and spoke in the rain for 10 minutes — without an umbrella.

“Each of these marble crosses and Stars of David marks the life of an American warrior — great, great warriors they are — who gave everything for family, country, God, and freedom,” the President said of the fallen there, from both world wars. “Through rain, hail, snow, mud, poisonous gas, bullets and mortar, they held the line, and pushed onward to victory…never knowing if they would ever again see their families or ever again hold their loved ones.”

Call me a southern redneck, skinhead, or even an idealist if you like. But putting all of the above in context, I think Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg thinking he was going to drop a blockbuster revelation Labor Day Weekend on a President who he despises instead dropped something in the punch bowl. And it wasn’t a bunch of cherries or a chunk of pineapple!

Now can we put this event to bed and move on to a REAL story about something truthful? Do you think Goldberg has any REAL information about that $1.5 Billion Xi Xinping gave to Hunter Biden? A story about that might bring some REAL facts to the table!

Too Good to be True?

Usually, when something is too good to be true, it isn’t true. Also, timing is everything.

Coronavirus is probably the most intelligent virus or bacteria or any other infectious disease that has ever existed. Why? Coronavirus is so smart it knew not to show it’s head in the United States until the day after the U.S. Senate declined to remove Donald Trump in the impeachment trial. Too good to be true? Millions of Americans think the COVID timing IS too right to be true: NOT that COVID is NOT true, but that the timing of its revelation in the U.S. was not just coincidence.

If you have an hour or two, I can share dozens of other “too goods.” There are plenty to go around — especially in U.S. politics. Yet they continue. That in itself is puzzling to me. Washington D.C. and the press are full of knowledgeable journalists of every ilk: political, military, medical, educational, foreign policy, and domestic policy geniuses. Yet, the press seems to be THE source of one “too good” after another, especially during a campaign season. But even more ironic than that is how they appear always at the exact time necessary to receive maximum news coverage!

Case in point: last Thursday, Washington D.C. virtually shut down for the Labor Day holiday weekend: four days of no hard news, nothing happening on Capitol Hill, nothing going on in Trump World, and no significant campaign events scheduled. But some viewed this period as an “opportunity zone.” Atlantic dropped a bombshell on America that has captured the Labor Day weekend with non-stop anti-Trump horror that has dominated every aspect of news for the last four days around the clock: “Donald Trump hates World I veterans and lashed out at their uselessness while in France in 2018.”

OMG! We all knew what a cad is this president. We all knew how crude and cruel he sometimes is. But we thought he was pro-military, pro-veterans, pro-Mom’s apple pie, and the “Star-Spangled Banner.” How could a sitting president demean anything to do with the military at a time like this? We’re in an election cycle!

That is unbelievable!

What happened?

Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg dropped what could be his most significant piece since he won a substantial award for drawing bogus links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda. The piece claims that during a 2018 visit to France, President Trump canceled a visit to an American war cemetery, dismissing the dead who lie there as “suckers” and “losers” unworthy of his walking among their graves.

Outsiders have expressed skepticism of the story for many reasons. For starters, in Goldberg’s account, Trump also questioned America’s pointless and enormously costly involvement in World War One. If Trump said that, it would be an unprecedented display of historical knowledge and insight on the President’s part. You know: the mainstream media are certain Trump knows NOTHING about American history, especially not about either World War.

Then there’s the fact this supposed exchange happened all the way back in 2018. For four years, every remotely unflattering conversation involving the President has leaked almost immediately: the phone call with then-Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, or the “shithole countries” remark. But somehow, this conversation was locked-up in Manhattan Project-level secrecy for more than two years, through a hotly contested midterm election, before abruptly being leaked and confirmed by four separate sources at the apex of the 2020 campaign, with a very well-produced ad ready to come out barely 12 hours later. Yet confirmed Trump-hater John Bolton undercut the core claim of Goldberg’s piece in his own recently-published book?

And then there’s the “unnamed sources” part. Trump has innumerable public enemies, many of whom were once close advisers to his administration. Yet for this “ironclad” story, nobody is willing to go on the record, while numerous people are on the record denying it. Supporters have pointed to Goldberg’s personal reputation as a decorated journalist and the Atlantic’s status as a very credible and respected news outlet. Remember, though, this is the same magazine that printed a fake story to justify the defunding of the police. According to Goldberg, his sources just couldn’t take the fateful final step of lending their names to their allegations because they fear having mean tweets sent at them. Literally! Two former senior administration officials also “confirmed” the story to Fox News. That meant the news most certainly was truthful because everyone knows FOX is in the tank for Trump and would never report anything so negative about the President.

“Come on, Man!” Whoever these alleged sources are certainly would know the significance of not only the content of their claims but also the timing of Goldberg’s story. So why would such a reputable reporter for such a respected news outlet even consider publishing such information and without naming sources?

“Some Things are too Unbelievable to be Believed by Anyone.”

Before we conclude today with input on the reality of media “anonymous sources,” here’s some inside information about Atlantic’s editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg.

“Unnamed” sources from inside the Atlantic have shared disturbing information about editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg. According to these four unnamed sources, Goldberg lives in terror of his staff.

In 2018, when the Atlantic’s Red Guards targeted a recently hired conservative Kevin D. Williamson, Goldberg at first tried to defend him, but later, according to three eyewitnesses, began crying, soiled himself, then hid in a bathroom on a different floor of the building for seven hours. (Yes, it’s true: an “anonymous source” confirmed the details to TruthNewsNetwork!)

Sources said Goldberg’s letter announcing Williamson’s firing after a single week was extracted under offensive threats from his staff: they hated Kevin D. Williamson not so much for his writings, but he’s a Conservative! And every decent journalist — especially an editor-in-chief at Atlantic — should NEVER hire a real Conservative. By doing so, Goldberg threw mud in the faces of Mussolini and Stalin!

Since the Williamson incident, Goldberg seldom interacts with his staff. He stays to himself and communicates with his writers and other editors through email and text.

Summary

There are undoubtedly several “real” thinkers looking-in today who take umbrage with some of the stuff included in the last paragraph. It may seem crude for me to allege these things were happening in Atlantic offices and by Goldberg. After all, the sources that related them to us remain unknown. It’s impossible for their verification.

Isn’t it a bit comical that the same is true of Goldberg’s story? The umbrage every American should take is this: if a person has information that if made public, will demean, diminish, threaten professionally or personally any person — especially an important and very public person — those Americans who demand the truth in reporting are also in more significant and growing numbers requiring ALL sources not only have references but the revelation of those sources with such a story.

I am a journalist, and I summarily reject that worn talking-point that “in real journalism in a free nation, we must protect the identities of those who reveal information that is vital to our nation. Often revealing their identities will place them in personal and professional jeopardy. We must protect them.”

What about the Truth?

Do today’s journalists not understand those claims cut both ways? Doesn’t journalism owe all of those who partake in it in anyways factual information and not merely opinions and hateful innuendos? Is there such a consuming rush for ugliness to use against political opponents that our editors and publishers abandon the necessity first to be factual?

This rush to believe anything demeaning of a political opponent is being quickly and regularly paraded to Americans as News when, in most cases, is found to be nothing but gossip.

Where is the accountability? What can be done to eliminate this yellow-journalism?

Since reporters, editors, and publishers no longer demand verification before reporting news, the only option is for Americans to exercise the ultimate accountability: Capitalism. Atlantic, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, New York Times, any and every other news outlet rely on readers, viewers, listeners, who are the consumers required for news outlets’ success. If Americans will say, “Enough!” this will stop.

Isn’t it shameful that we’re even having such a conversation? Power begets followers. Followers beget consumers. Consumers begat advertisers. Advertisers begat advertising revenue.

“The Love of Money is the Root of ALL Evil.”

Mark Levin Clarifies the Lies of Mail-In Voting and Hydroxychloroquine

Mark Levin is without question one of America’s most adept Constitutional experts. He hosts a Sunday Night show on FOX News and is known for tackling some of our nation’s greatest problems — especially in political matters — and providing documented proof of many of the political rumors that are daily passed around by today’s fawning Leftist media as “factual.” Levin is adept at cutting to the chase in important matters. He is passionate, detailed, informed and adamant about ferreting-out truth in every matter he addresses and making certain Americans are given facts in every matter of importance.

Two days ago, Mark Levin on his television show presented the facts that expose the conspiracy theory of the Democrats and mainstream media about two critical matters right now in our nation. Today as we approach the final few months before our 2020 election. He has examined and found factual information regarding two of the hottest and most contested matters in 2020: Mail-in voting and Hydroxychloroquine as used to attack COVID-19. Levin tackles both.

Mail-In Voting

First and foremost, voting by mail is the responsibility of states that are independent of the federal government, that is, Trump has no power over those elections.

Based on a report by the Politico, Levin pointed out the main factors that could make the mail-in election a complete disaster:

  • Ballots arriving on time: If ballots don’t arrive on time, you can’t vote and delays in the mail are commonplace.
  • In fact, some states have their own election laws; they require that ballots have postmarks on Election Day, others require that ballots arrive in the mail on Election Day.
  • Clerical errors on ballots: Clerks and people who fill the ballots make mistakes ranging from not putting the stamps in, to not closing the envelope properly, to not signing the ballot, to forgetting personal information. If any of these things fail, the ballot is invalidated. In 2018, 8.2% of votes were not counted due to human error.
  • Casting the ballots is one thing and counting them is another: the states are not prepared for a massive vote. The voting rolls are not updated properly. There have been cases of people who are registered in two or more states and the votes go both ways. Also, if all the votes arrive on the same day, it could take weeks to count them all.

This year’s primary elections which have relied on mail-in ballots have been decimated with errors and mistakes.

  • In the New York primary election just a month ago, 20 percent of the ballots were invalidated solely on the basis of outward appearance because they did not meet the requirements for filing.
  • In Wisconsin, 6% of the votes were rejected.ziI
  • In Nevada, 250,000 ballots were nullified.

With respect to the mailboxes, Levin pointed out the statistics of the period between 2011 and 2016, in the Obama-Biden era, when 14,000 mailboxes were replaced within the mailbox collection program. When a mailbox receives less than 25 pieces per day, it is removed, others are replaced due to old age or vandalism.

Levin wondered why the Democrats and mainstream media are so keen on voting by mail and he gave his theory: They want to flood the system, overwhelm it, create anarchy, and seize power.

Levin said the Democrats want to create a constitutional crisis. When the ballots do not arrive on time, when there are irregularities in the voting, when after weeks the results are not known, there will be a wave of litigation against the federal government and this can generate chaos and a collapse in the judicial system. In fact, Biden has hired 600 lawyers for these lawsuits, Levin said.

Levin asked his guest, Hans Von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation if the $25 billion the Democrats want to give the USPS will solve the mail problem. Von Spakovsky said it wasn’t a question of money. The mail has been mismanaged for decades, and attempts have been made to modernize it to function as a company like FedEx, for example, but the mail unions have been adamantly opposed.

“There is no sabotage here going on, except by the Democrats,” concluded Levin.

Hydroxychloroquine

The second topic of the Life, Liberty & Levin program was the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with the CCP Virus for which Levin invited Yale University public health professor, Dr. Harvey Risch, to share facts.

Levin wondered why, when most studies say the drug is effective in CCP Virus patients, President Trump has promoted it, as have many doctors, the media and Twitter, and Facebook have censored or disqualified it.

Risch said, “The evidence is overwhelming that patients who are treated early with this drug substantially reduce the risk of hospitalization and mortality.”

Risch added, “And there’s been a massive disinformation campaign that stretches from the government to the media. That is either suppressing this message or is countering with a false message.”

Risch explained that the few studies that show negative or neutral results and which are used by FDA following Dr. Fauci’s advice, were performed on patients under 60 years of age without CCP Virus conditions, people who can overcome the disease on their own and in whom the drug shows no beneficial effects.

“So those are low-risk people, and we are not talking of low-risk people. We are talking about people who are over 60, or with corona conditions, or obesity, diabetes, and so on. Those are the people who are at risk of being hospitalized and dying from this illness, those are the people who have to be treated,” Risch explained. In this group of people, the results have been completely positive.

Levin asked the professor if people with asthma or heart disease are at risk of dying if they use this drug. The doctor said no. But like all drugs, it has to be prescribed by a doctor who knows the patient and can follow up. “In general, it is a very safe medication,” Risch said.

Finally, Levin consulted the professor about reports in the media, particularly one from The Washington Post, which accused the president of promoting a drug that is killing more and more people.

Risch responded that they did not specify what type of patients were those who had died. If they were people who were already in the last stage where nothing was working and they were given the drug, that relationship could be established.

“You have to be very specific about what kind of patients you are referring to when you make statements like that,” Risch said.

Risch concluded that “somehow politics overruled science” and the media has managed to silence this message, although now more and more people have stepped forward to speak publicly of its benefits.

An independent general physician, Dr. Mariana Colombres Garmendia, when asked what the reason might be behind this censorship effort, said that perhaps there is opposition to Hydroxychloroquine from Big Pharma because this compound is so cheap and easily available.

Summary

Isn’t it eerie that we in the 21st Century find ourselves in the greatest country in World history that is torn apart by political narratives shoved down our throats by a group of frantic politicians who are trying to use these lies and others to somehow achieve a specific goal? This all seems to me like an episode of that 1960s television series “The Twilight Zone.”

There is very little logic in these two footballs being battered around by Leftist politicians: Hydroxychloroquine and Mail-in Voting. Common sense plays NO role in this charade.

What is so mind boggling to millions of Americans is that millions of other Americans have fallen into this nightmare without even a question of what and why this is being foisted on this nation.

I have NO absolute answers for all this. And the temptation is to launch into some frantic reaction just to escape from what appears to be a nightmare and nothing more. But even if it IS a nightmare, it’s not about to go away any time soon.

It’s in a time like this our best resort is to clutch the things in our lives that are absolute and unquestioned: those things, events, and people which we have no doubt about motive and intention.

As Levin illustrated above, Mail-In voting can only be an opportunity to control our upcoming election to achieve the desired goal of driving Donald Trump from office. There is NO other reasonable conclusion.

It is an uncontroverted certainty that Hydroxychloroquine is a 60-year-old drug that was and has been laboratory tested in dozens of trials with decades of proof of its efficacy.

So why the efforts to force fear upon our nation?

That answer has still not been revealed. But one thing is certain: we will know before this plays out.

My suggestion for all Americans is be honest with yourself and others, even if in doing so you share your fears and concerns with others. Trust your gut feelings. Delay making major decisions until YOU achieve a comfort level in every such decision.

Other than that, consider prayer for guidance and peace.After all, this nation still is “One Nation Under God.”

He created this globe on which we live. He knows what we need to survive.

Let’s trust in that, especially with all else in question.

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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