12NOV2020 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Foxed Up Beyond All Recognition

https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/11/foxed-up-beyond-all-recognition/

So here is a quick summary of how the tv news got where it is.  After concluding with Fox News stabbing its conservative in the back on election night the writer concludes that NewsMax and OANN will now be able to make a lot of money catering to the former viewers of Fox News.  Very true.  If Fox wants to lose their viewership then someone else will benefit.  Let’s hope that Tucker and a few others migrate to a new home that does appreciate our patronage.  We can use a reliable source of news.

When the Mainstream Media Descends into Self-Parody

I just skimmed through a magazine article called (so help me this is true):

“How Joe Biden Is Positioning Himself as a Modern FDR”

It was published in what is left on-line of Time magazine and written by Charlotte Alter who apparently has either learned at the foot of her father Jonathan Alter  how to lie outrageously or is a congenital idiot.

Reading what Alter says about the similarities between Roosevelt and Creepy Uncle Joe is like some kind of fun house mirror that could turn a flawed but patriotic persona like FDR into the semblance of a congenital liar and moral leper like the grifting, influence peddling, hair-sniffing, shoulder-fondling, gollum-like sex predator that fathered something as degraded as Hunter Biden.

Now I know that the mainstream media is shameless and will say anything to aid the Democrats but what kind of morons do they think the American people are?  FDR was a master communicator that was elected four times to the presidency during the Great Depression and World War II.  Joe Biden can barely string a noun and verb together in a sentence and when he manages to do that the noun is invariably a mistake for some other subject.  Is he running against George Bush or Donald Trump?  Is he running for the Senate or the presidency?  Is it 1988 or 2020?

FDR was a power politician who was known to manipulate those around him to achieve his goals.  But Joe Biden is a just an out and out crook who has sold the influence that his offices as Senator and Vice President have allowed him.  And the culmination of that career of betraying his public office is on display on the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop.  Hunter was Joe’s self-identified bagman for thirty years.  He collected the bribes and laundered them through ridiculously overpaid, no-show jobs for which he was absurdly unqualified.  He was paid $80,000 a month by Burisma, a Ukrainian oil company, when he had no knowledge about the petroleum industry and no knowledge about the Ukraine.  And just to make sure no one mistook him for an actual employee he never showed up in the Ukraine.

Just to be clear, I am not a big fan of FDR.  His handling of the Great Depression was disastrous.  His socialist policies in the long run have not been helpful to the financial health of the United States.  And his character was quite flawed.  But to compare FDR to Joe Biden is like comparing Augustus Caesar to Caligula.  We can agree that both men were Romans and there the comparison ends.  We can agree that FDR and Joe Biden were both born in the United States and that’s about it.

Instead of advocating to have Biden elevated to the White House we should be endeavoring to have him locked up in a prison or at best consigned to a mental institution where he can’t harm himself or anyone else.

I didn’t include a hyperlink to the article because I didn’t want to provide them with any clicks for this crap.  If you really have a strong stomach or enjoy absurdist humor just do an internet search with the title.  But you’d be more amused by stopping by the Babylon Bee.  It truly is amazing what the human mind can make up if rent money is provided as an incentive.  At least if you happen to be a shameless progressive.

The President and Vice President Stiff Arm 60 Minutes

The Conservative Tree House linked up to the White House release of the Sixty Minutes interviews with Trump and Pence.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/10/22/president-trump-releases-the-raw-footage-of-60-minutes-interview-with-bias-hatred-rude-lesley-stahl/

Of course the President gave his usual pugnacious defense of his record and hit back at Leslie Stahl at every step.  But I was really pleased to see how Mike Pence has advanced over the last four years.  He is a different personality from Trump much quieter and soft spoken but all the deference he used to show toward the press is gone.  He stood up for his side, made his case and didn’t apologize for anything.  He was very effective.  By 2024 they may have to tone him down a little, who knows.  Bravo Mr. Pence.

It’s funny, they do the same old act every time.  They send a woman and then let her bad mouth our side in every question.  The dishonesty and bad faith every time she opens her mouth is like a caricature of a dishonest journalist.  The only one she left out was about wife-beating.

I love that the White House put out their unedited version to counteract the spinned version that CBS will doctor up and curate.  The other high point was whenever President Trump reminded Stahl about the softball interview that Biden got from 60 Minutes.  That was effective and smart.  It allowed him to throw out some digs about Hunter and the crooked Biden family business.  All in all, a win for our side.

Jeff Toobin Gets a Timeout for a Personal Foul

Due to a COVID related telecommunication miscalculation, Jeffrey Toobin finds he will now have more time on his hands to document Donald Trump’s moral shortcomings.  Isn’t poetic justice amazing.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-jeffrey-toobin-zoom-masturbation

You can’t make this stuff up.  To paraphrase from the classic Seinfeld episode on this topic Jeffrey is no longer “King of his Castle, nor Lord of his Domain.”

 

 

What to Expect When President Trump Squares Off Against Chris Wallace at the First Presidential Debate

Chris Wallace, the lefty shill from Fox News will moderate the first debate, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Cleveland.  Whether Joe Biden shows up either corporeally or even as a hologram, the real debate will take place between the President and Wallace, the lefty Media’s hatchet-man du jour.  I expect the first question he’ll address to Joe Biden will be a yes or no question, “Do you agree that President Trump is criminally responsible for all COVID deaths?”  Joe may flub this question by thinking it’s about him or by mistaking the term COVID for some kind of video-sharing service but either way it will be up to President Trump to slap Wallace around for most of the night in order to be declared the winner by the viewing public.

And I think he will.  President Trump is a savvy media personality and he knows that Wallace is there to try and swing the election for Biden.  And since Biden at this point is about as intellectually capable as a flat worm with its head cut off it’s up to Wallace to do the dirty work.  And he will.  He will go right to the COVID issue and try to portray every death as a crime that the President is responsible for.  But let’s face it, Wallace isn’t all that convincing a liar.  He always has that smug grin on his face and he always seems to be overreaching with his accusations and innuendoes.  I expect the President to drill down into Wallace’s accusations and push back very hard.  I hope the President calls him a liar and a lefty shill because that is exactly what Wallace is.  Chris Wallace is a poor man’s version of the commie that his father was.  Mike Wallace had gained credibility based on his long association with the news industry’s icons of yesteryear like Walter Cronkite and his work on the old television news series Biography and 60 Minutes.  But his son hasn’t got the gravitas that the elder Wallace had or his sonorous voice.  Chris’s voice is more of a nasal honk that annoys a lot of listeners.  I confess I will be disappointed if Wallace doesn’t get knocked around in these exchanges.  He really needs a good smackdown performed on him.

Now looking at the Biden component of the event, I am curious to see if his handlers try to use an ear piece to feed answer to Slow Joe.  That would be fun to watch.  Maybe we can pick up the signs that he is listening to an audio message.  I wonder if the Secret Service has the capability to jam radio transmissions around the people they are protecting.  And I wonder if the White House will have any kind of surveillance that picks up that kind of thing going on.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if after the debate an audio recording of someone prompting Joe were uncovered?  Well, I shouldn’t be too greedy.  I’ll settle to just watch and listen as Joe does his Biden act and eventually starts umming and uhhing at the end of every sentence he attempts to make.

And who knows, maybe they’ve loaded Joe up with pep pills to cut through the fog and he won’t embarrass himself.  But as long as the President goes on the attack about the substance of Biden’s long and undistinguished record in government it will be enough to carry the night.

So, sure I’ll be watching.  It could turn out to be a lot of fun.  I just hope Joe doesn’t get flustered and wanders off into the crowd.  He’d be bound to start sniffing hair and rubbing shoulders and even I have limits on what I’ll watch on tv.

update:

The comments section on Chris Muir’s Day by Day cartoon today (9/24/2020) has a lively discussion on the ins and outs of the debate.

Easy Company.

 

Media Uses Deceptive Headlines to Get Clicks

 

If you see a headline like “Why the Trump Campaign Has Biden On the Ropes,” on a news aggregation site best to check who wrote it.  If it’s a lefty outlet like Newsweek you might find that the real title is, “The Trump Campaign Believes It Has Biden On the Ropes. Here’s Why.”  And if you bother to read it, you’ll find that the real thesis is the opposite of the original headline that caught your eye.

So, either the aggregator or the publisher is trying to trick you into clicking on their black pill article.  I like to look over Real Clear Politics every day to see what’s out there.  They’re a news aggregator that is useful because they make a point of balancing articles about 50/50 between left wing and right-wing sources.  But I suspect that their readership is more heavily right leaning, probably 70/30.  So, in order to increase clicks they seem to hide the lefty content as well as they can.

But I’m a wily consumer of the news.  If they leave the name of the publisher off the article, I hover my mouse over the link and eventually it reveals the web address and I can tell who wrote it.  Since there is so much political content during an election my rule of thumb for finding meaningful content is to look for left leaning writers who have good news for me and right leaning writers who have bad news for me.  That eliminates the stuff that is just partisan flag waving on both sides.  But apparently Real Clear Politics is trying to game things by altering titles.  So now, even if I think I’ve found something interesting I have to check the whole IP address to see who it came from and what the actual title is before I click.

I guess I could just read any stuff that sounds interesting but I like to limit any support for places like the NY Times or the Washington Post to a bare minimum just on the principle that not feeding trolls is a good strategy.  But even more importantly time is a precious commodity and wasting it reading nonsense is an offense against your own life.  Especially since some of these guys at places like the Atlantic will rattle off a 5,000-word screed.  That’s 15 – 30 minutes of your life you could have used to do any number of useful and enjoyable tasks.  Hell, throwing out the garbage would still be a more constructive and satisfying employment than reading some woke hipster’s take on why Joe Biden should get your vote.

So, if you have run into this problem the appropriate strategy is look at the web address of the link and you can typically tell the publisher and the actual title of the article.  But of course, a much better strategy is to go first to Orion’s Cold Fire.  The perceptive readers who come here know that we would never try to lure you in with deceptive titles.  And the writing and analysis is always top notch.

A Moderate Throws In the Towel at the NY Times

Here’s what happens when a liberal journalist thinks real journalism can still be done at the New York Times.

“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.”

Imagine if an actual conservative journalist was discovered on the premises.  They’d probably burn him at the stake.

14MAY2020 – Boosting My Morale

I remember how much fun it was to watch the compilation videos of the 2016 election and the reactions of the Left.  To hear them go from arrogant assurance to nervous uncertainty to shocked disbelief and finally crash land into wallowing misery was a comedic masterpiece on par with the best of Seinfeld or Monty Python.  The loopiness of the lefties both famous and unknown was marvelous.  Their gob-smacked stuttering shock was music to my ears.  In every way it was poetic justice.

And I’ve missed that experience.  It’s a great tonic to see your enemies driven before you in panic and derision.  At the very least, it’ll be six months until the election and even the debates, if they happen, are months away.  So, what’s a deplorable to do?

YouTube may be the Great Satan but it is the lazy man’s answer to any audio-visual search that could exist.  So, I searched under President Trump and Acosta and I found all kinds of comic gold.  It really is remarkable just how much abuse Jim Acosta has absorbed in the last three years.  President Trump has called him a hack, a liar, a purveyor of fake news, an employee for a fake news network.  The only thing he hasn’t done is make fun of his mother.  And then I saw some videos purporting to show the President attacking female reporters unfairly.  More gold.  For them his favorite line is calling their questions nasty.  One compilation claimed that the President especially attacked women of color.  And of course, that was the focus of that video.  But it’s great to see the President doling out equal derision and scorn to all fake news purveyors regardless of race, color or sex.  In fact, I like to think that the President would be proud to give the same messages of scorn to a tall muscular man in a sun dress as he does to a petite Chinese woman or a plain old doofus like Jim Acosta.  His message is one of egalitarianism.  No matter who you are and what you look like all it takes to qualify as a purveyor of fake news is a bedrock lack of honesty and an IQ of about 85.  In a way the White House Press Corps has become a sort of Ellis Island or mixing pot of dishonest talking heads.  Probably the biggest distinguishing characteristic is just how rude any particular reporter is willing to be to the President of the United States.  In this competition women have without a doubt taken the lead.  And this is another area where women’s rights could advance.  I have always harbored the hope that one day in the middle of one of Acosta’s rude outbursts against the President that he would instruct the Secret Service to drag Acosta out by the arms and legs and hurl him out the door.  If they tossed him just right, I always thought that he might bounce a couple of times like when you skip a flat stone over the surface of a lake.  The move could be nick-named the “Acosta.”  What would be great is if someday a woman could be acosta-ed just like a man without any sexism about how women aren’t just as capable of two or even three bounces on that polished White House floor.  That is my dream.  That a reporter not be judged by the choice of its pronouns but rather on the basis of its aero dynamicity and bounce elasticity.  Kinda chokes you up, don’t it?  I can almost hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic playing somewhere in the background.