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Fox Sports' Undisputed: Whites Know Kaepernick Is Right

The sports media, but really the media as a whole, have been waging a crusade on America on behalf of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick being the miserable quarterback who kneeled in protest of each pregame national anthem last season, because, you know, America is a horrible place. Last week on Fox Sports' Undisputed, hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless once again spewed their ignorance:

SHARPE: But if it’s a cause that we don’t like, Skip, so what does that tell ‘em; we’re not gonna like the person that’s fighting for that cause. Skip, if I don’t like an actor, I’m not going to see any movies that actor is in; I don’t care what grade they give it. And that’s how they look at Colin Kaepernick; forget the cause.

BAYLESS: True; that’s a good analogy. That is true. In the end, they can’t get past “he disrespected the flag.”

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Yeah, no big deal. He just disrespected the flag that represents the country that countless people have died for and has given us, especially Kaepernick and these two loser hosts, the opportunity to flourish. Why can't we just get past that?

SHARPE: Yes. That’s their hang-up Skip. Yeah it might be a worthy cause; deep down I think they know it’s a worthy cause.

We're just hung up on our privilege I guess. But deep down we know we are all racist and Kaepernick is a hero. That's why owners won't sign him. Not because he is worthless as a starting quarterback.

BAYLESS: You know what? I can’t say. I’m playing armchair shrink here; I think most people, most white people, deep down they know he’s right. Deep down they know that Colin Kaepernick stood for something he should have stood for, and that he had national impact that needed to be had at that moment. He created dialogue; he opened eyes and ears to a growing conflict between white policemen and unarmed black men and women that needed to be addressed. And I would like to believe, I can’t prove this, I believe it had positive impact. It made a lot of police forces more aware of, “Man we’ve got internal issues going on here, right?”

Yep. Because trashing the greatest and most just country in the world is a great cause. Just swell really. What a joke. As if white cops are just going around shooting unarmed black people.

SHARPE: Yeah, so to keep them from talking about the cause, “Oh, you disrespect the flag.” Well, I don’t care you disrespected the flag. What about all those guys who fought and lost their life fighting for that flag? But they’re fighting for the very freedom that Colin Kaepernick chose: the freedom of protest.

You have got to be kidding me. Remember, most members of the armed services vote Republican and an even greater majority of those in combat roles do so. Nobody is arguing that Kaepernick doesn't have the right to do stupid and horrible things. We just won't support it. Maybe you can take that logic and apply it to Christian bakers?

Bayless: But people can’t see that; they can’t get past it. I’m talkin’ mostly white people …

Ugh. White people, the worst. Am I right? 

Shannon Sharpe is the same guy who said, "The hardest job in America is being black." Okay, so can we switch places? I would love to be a hall of fame football player with millions in the bank and an easy job.

On Tuesday, Bayless argued: “If the black players would unite, and say, ‘We will not play Game 1 this year,’ I promise you, it would have an impact and would get something done.” Sorry Skip, maybe you haven't heard, but NFL viewership is declining because Americans are offended by the disrespect shown towards our nation. Talk about living in a bubble.

The truth is, Colin Kaepernick just isn't a good NFL quarterback, yet he wants starting quarterback money. And why is he demanding starting money when he is a crap quarterback? Because he wants to claim that he is being blackballed and act as a martyr. He has, in fact, been offered a contract by at least one team. Sharpe also claimed that the Miami Dolphins should have signed Kaepernick. Let me rephrase that: The Miami Dolphins with a huge Cuban fanbase should have signed the Fidel Castro loving Kaepernick. They literally booed him last season.

Fox Sports' Undisputed: Whites Know Kaepernick Is Right

The sports media, but really the media as a whole, have been waging a crusade on America on behalf of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick being the miserable quarterback who kneeled in protest of each pregame national anthem last season, because, you know, America is a horrible place. Last week on Fox Sports' Undisputed, hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless once again spewed their ignorance:

SHARPE: But if it’s a cause that we don’t like, Skip, so what does that tell ‘em; we’re not gonna like the person that’s fighting for that cause. Skip, if I don’t like an actor, I’m not going to see any movies that actor is in; I don’t care what grade they give it. And that’s how they look at Colin Kaepernick; forget the cause.

BAYLESS: True; that’s a good analogy. That is true. In the end, they can’t get past “he disrespected the flag.”

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Yeah, no big deal. He just disrespected the flag that represents the country that countless people have died for and has given us, especially Kaepernick and these two loser hosts, the opportunity to flourish. Why can't we just get past that?

SHARPE: Yes. That’s their hang-up Skip. Yeah it might be a worthy cause; deep down I think they know it’s a worthy cause.

We're just hung up on our privilege I guess. But deep down we know we are all racist and Kaepernick is a hero. That's why owners won't sign him. Not because he is worthless as a starting quarterback.

BAYLESS: You know what? I can’t say. I’m playing armchair shrink here; I think most people, most white people, deep down they know he’s right. Deep down they know that Colin Kaepernick stood for something he should have stood for, and that he had national impact that needed to be had at that moment. He created dialogue; he opened eyes and ears to a growing conflict between white policemen and unarmed black men and women that needed to be addressed. And I would like to believe, I can’t prove this, I believe it had positive impact. It made a lot of police forces more aware of, “Man we’ve got internal issues going on here, right?”

Yep. Because trashing the greatest and most just country in the world is a great cause. Just swell really. What a joke. As if white cops are just going around shooting unarmed black people.

SHARPE: Yeah, so to keep them from talking about the cause, “Oh, you disrespect the flag.” Well, I don’t care you disrespected the flag. What about all those guys who fought and lost their life fighting for that flag? But they’re fighting for the very freedom that Colin Kaepernick chose: the freedom of protest.

You have got to be kidding me. Remember, most members of the armed services vote Republican and an even greater majority of those in combat roles do so. Nobody is arguing that Kaepernick doesn't have the right to do stupid and horrible things. We just won't support it. Maybe you can take that logic and apply it to Christian bakers?

Bayless: But people can’t see that; they can’t get past it. I’m talkin’ mostly white people …

Ugh. White people, the worst. Am I right? 

Shannon Sharpe is the same guy who said, "The hardest job in America is being black." Okay, so can we switch places? I would love to be a hall of fame football player with millions in the bank and an easy job.

On Tuesday, Bayless argued: “If the black players would unite, and say, ‘We will not play Game 1 this year,’ I promise you, it would have an impact and would get something done.” Sorry Skip, maybe you haven't heard, but NFL viewership is declining because Americans are offended by the disrespect shown towards our nation. Talk about living in a bubble.

The truth is, Colin Kaepernick just isn't a good NFL quarterback, yet he wants starting quarterback money. And why is he demanding starting money when he is a crap quarterback? Because he wants to claim that he is being blackballed and act as a martyr. He has, in fact, been offered a contract by at least one team. Sharpe also claimed that the Miami Dolphins should have signed Kaepernick. Let me rephrase that: The Miami Dolphins with a huge Cuban fanbase should have signed the Fidel Castro loving Kaepernick. They literally booed him last season.

NRA Exposes New York Times Reporter for Violent Rhetoric, Hypocrisy, Lack of Journalistic Ethics

On Tuesday, NRATV released yet another video responding to false attacks from The New York Times. In the video, Grant Stinchfield goes after the media and exposes their hypocrisy. See the video here.

That isn’t behavior fit for real journalists. Certainly not a gentleman. But after all real journalists don’t exist anymore and none of them appear to be real gentlemen. You see Weigel and Goldman are filled with hate. Hate for President Trump. Hate for gun owners. Hate for the awesome power the NRA harnesses from its 5 million members.

While these so-called reporters–purveyors of lies–hide behind a computer screen, using a keyboard to fuel the fires of violence, they hold democracy hostage and freedom at bay.

Not surprisingly violence is nothing new to journalistic conmen like Weigel. Not long ago he said he wanted to see conservative Matt Drudge "set himself on fire." He called conservatives Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin "ratf***." Well, I can’t even say it. And he referred to Ron Paul supporters as "Paultards."He targets conservatives. It’s why he works for The Washington Post. And why I work for NRATV. Two outlets with very different missions. We push freedom. They push lies. Strategic misinformation… and the bogus outlets are growing, pushing headlines like this from Raw Story: "The NRA promises to fist The New York Times"

Or this from The Huffington Post: “Fist or fisk? NRA’s bizarre ad has a confusing message for New York Times

Or this from Vice News: "NRA spokeswoman denies threatening to fist The New York Times"

Really. We see right through you Vice News...

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Try to fracture us by claiming we are violent and hateful. Try to demoralize us. Try to control us. To all of you, especially Goldman and Weigel, good luck. Hide behind your tweets and leaks. You have no power over us anymore.

In the end, you can threaten us, slander us, malign us, even report us. I make a vow to you. We here at NRATV will never stop fighting.

 

CNN Sends Alert for Article Suggesting Americans Murdered a Women Through Climate Change

On Friday, CNN sent out an alert for an article suggesting Americans are murderers and are responsible for the death of a woman killed in a flood. Why? Because Americans contribute to climate change. This misuse of alerts normally reserved for actual news is nothing new. CNN now promotes propaganda via mobile alerts on a regular basis.

The article used a common technique of the left. Take a heart-wrenching anecdote and blame a boogie man (capitalism, America, Republicans, lack of big government, etc.). It claims the science behind man-made climate change is undisputed, but in reality that is a myth (See what I mean here).

And just because it may be impossible to prove, in court, that climate change killed a particular person or flooded a particular house, that doesn't mean real losses aren't occurring.

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There you go. CNN is not a news organization, but rather a special interest group pushing an agenda. The article did indeed try to "put a face on the victim," as it rambled on for what seems like an eternity, trying to make you feel bad for ruining the planet. It claimed, "We don't look grieving mothers in the face." 

Of course, the writer managed to fit in political jabs as well: "In May, President Donald Trump threw a middle finger to the planet -- and the future -- by pledging to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change..."

MSNBC/HuffPo's Howard Fineman Suggests that Conservatives Are Prone to Sexual Harassment

On Saturday, MSNBC analyst and global editorial director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group Howard Fineman tweeted the following:

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The tweet demonstrates how detached from reality the left/media really are. They literally have to ignore what is happening around them in order to believe what makes them feel good. Here are just a few examples of Democrats who have been exposed for sexual harassment/assault:

Here are a couple of scandals that have broken out this year:

The mainstream media can try to pretend otherwise, but the left has a serious problem with sexual harassment and sexual assault. They literally nominated and elected a man for president who in all likelihood committed rape, and at the very least sexual harassment.

CNN's Cuomo: Questioning Climate Hysteria a 'Pet for the Right Fringe' of GOP

CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo always does his best to push climate change propaganda. On Tuesday morning, he had the following to say:

The president has called climate change everything from a hoax invented by the Chinese, to not really understood, and maybe there's something to it. He's vacillated at best. It's become a little bit of a pet for the right fringe of his party playing with the realities of science. You now have government scientists in a report approved by some 13 agencies that suggest what most in the scientific community say is obvious at this point, climate change is real. The temperature change in a positive direction is real, that it is more than a statistical anomaly, and that human behavior is central to this incident. They leaked this report through the New York Times because they were afraid the administration would suppress it.

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First, the science is far from settled. In fact, there is science to suggest that it is solar activity that is the main driver of this "climate change." Not to mention, these agencies are often found to be manipulating their data

The Most Comprehensive Assault On 'Global Warming' Ever

REPORT: Earth Has Not Warmed For Past 19 Years

Fabricating Phony Climate Fear Over Sea Levels

Then we come to this whole "13 agencies" line as if these agencies are not infected with politics. But, the discussion went on as Cuomo and CNN National Security Analyst Michael Hayden expressed approval of the government leaks to the New York Times.

HAYDEN: What bureaucracies do when they feel as if their views cannot get a fair hearing, is you create pressure, and this kind of information comes out one way or another, and now you've got the New York Times with the entire report out there. I think largely because, as you suggest, these folks felt they would not get a fair hearing. Not that it had to be accepted, Chris, but that it would not get a fair hearing within the government. 

CUOMO: Thirteen government agencies, it will be interesting to hear the White House -- I've never heard of the White House debunking something that made its way through that many agencies especially with that process. General Hayden, thank you so much, as always. Appreciate the perspective.  

He failed to mention that these agencies benefit from climate change hysteria and are politicized. Most studies on the climate are essentially required to conclude that climate change is man-made or they will lose their funding.

The Truth About Climate Change

What They Haven't Told You About Climate Change

This propaganda is nothing new, CNN, Cuomo, and the rest of the media give these performances on a regular basis.

CNN's Cuomo: I Don't Care If I Miss Important Stories to Cover Trump-Russia; I Don't Take Sides

Filling in for Don Lemon Thursday on CNN Tonight, New Day's Chris Cuomo once again sparred with White House counsel Kellane Conway. Conway called out the network for their obsession with the Trump-Russia story:

Six percent said it's the number one issue to them but it's consumed 75 percent of coverage...you wonder what other news you're missing or what are we going to cover, or what are we not covering today because we're covering this. You've got to feel a little bit of trepidation.

Cuomo put to rest that stipulation real quick:

CUOMO: No

CONWAY: That you are covering an issue...

CUOMO: I don't.

CONWAY: --that 6 percent of Americans tell pollsters--

CUOMO: I don't.

CONWAY: --that is most important to them when 75 percent of them--

(CROSSTALK) 

CUOMO: I cover it because I think it's right...

Nobody is saying don't cover the issue at all; just be rational about it. Devoting 93 percent of a three-hour program to the Trump-Russia issue is not rational, especially since they were and are silent about Democrats colluding with the Russians in the 80's and the Chinese in the 90's (Both communist enemies by the way).

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Conway then brought up the hypocrisy of the media's lack of coverage on the Clintons' Russia connections:

I will just say this to you--Thank you--That if you are so concerned about what family members of presidential candidates get from Russia, whether they're involved in Russia, then please explain to your viewers why you're not or never were as a network incensed about Bill Clinton getting a $500,000 speaking fee in Russia, and his wife turning around and giving 20 percent, being part of the 20 percent of the Iranian rights that went to Russian interests.

This was perhaps the most humorous moment of the exchange:

CONWAY: Are you for sanctuary cities, do you think that's a good idea? Because that means the law is nothing. 

CUOMO: I'm not for or against anything. I'm a journalist. I'm not an elected leader. People didn't put me anywhere.

Right, a "journalist." "Not for anything," you say. Just like you were "not for anything" in these moments either (Click here to see the endless propagandizing).

Conway followed up:

CONWAY: Well, OK, so you're not for the rule of law? 

CUOMO: I am for the rule -- of course, I'm for the rule of the law. I'm an officer of the court. I'm an officer of the court. 

CONWAY: You're asking for the rule of law. You want to appeal to America tonight. 

CUOMO: I'm an officer of the court. 

CONWAY: Are you for the rule of law? That's interesting, which is this nation, we're a nation of law. 

CUOMO: Of course, of course, we're for the rule of law. But how you enforce the law is the subject of question. 

(CROSSTALK)

CONWAY: OK. The rule of law...

CUOMO: And that's one issue but that's not what we're talking about here. 

CONWAY: ... the rule of law would say that sanctuary cities should not get grants from DOJ and DHS. 

CUOMO: That's fine, but that's not what we're talking about here. This is about the standards for who gets in...

CONWAY: Well, we are talking about... 

 

CNN's Cuomo Spews False Democratic Talking Points About Dodd-Frank, 'Consumer Protection Agency', and EPA

The Democratic Party can always count on CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo to push their talking points for them. On Wednesday, Cuomo spewed nonsense about President Trump's support for reforming Dodd-Frank and the "Consumer Protection Agency":

He's also attempting to roll back parts of the Dodd-Frank bill, passed in the wake of the financial crisis, effectively making it easier for those on Wall Street to once again gamble recklessly. He's also hobbling the Consumer Protection Agency. 

First of all, Dodd-Frank is a complete disaster that doesn't protect anybody. Instead, it hinders small banks and puts a massive regulatory burden on the economy that does not prevent abuses. It was also unnecessary considering one of the main causes of the economic crash was the government essentially forcing banks to give out subprime loans. Meaning, no, it wasn't just a bunch a greedy Wall Street executives running wild. Many of them were taking their orders from Washington.

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Second, the main feature of the Republican reform bill is as follows:

If they maintain a significantly higher level of capital, they would receive additional regulatory relief — the choice for which the bill is named. Higher capital means less indebtedness and more funding through ownership stakes. The idea is that requiring higher capital would reduce the likelihood of a bank collapsing and also institute more market discipline because owners have more skin in the game. No banks that had the levels of capital required by the bill failed during the crisis.

In other words, Dodd-Frank is built off of a false assumption. This GOP bill would be an improvement. The attack isn't surprising though, as this isn't the first time Cuomo has pushed this narrative.

Now, when it comes to the "Consumer Protection Agency," Cuomo probably does not have the slightest clue what he is referencing. In fact, I know he doesn't because there is no such thing as the "Consumer Protection Agency." What he means is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is also a disaster. It is a bureau that is accountable to no one, yet wields serious power in its ability to enforce regulatory laws on banks including small ones and there is nothing Congress or the president can do about it. They are an agency of harassment that answers to no one. The Trump administration is arguing in court that it is unconstitutional for the head of the agency to be unfireable. But Chris would know none of this because he gets his information spoon fed to him from the Democrats.

Cuomo also stated that "Trump famously pulled out of the Paris accord, but he's also moving to roll back the clean power plants, the Waters of the United States rule, that protects smaller bodies of water and the Arctic drilling ban."

In reality, the EPA has used this rule to prosecute people for having puddles on their property, destroying lives. The Supreme Court has rebuked them many times, only to have the radicalized agency redefine what "waters" defines.

See the following reports for more details on the rule:

Final 'Waters Of The U.S.' Rule Is More Overreach By EPA

The “Waters of the United States” Rule and the Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine

CNN's Cuomo Spews False Democratic Talking Points About Dodd-Frank, 'Consumer Protection Agency', and EPA

The Democratic Party can always count on CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo to push their talking points for them. On Wednesday, Cuomo spewed nonsense about President Trump's support for reforming Dodd-Frank and the "Consumer Protection Agency":

He's also attempting to roll back parts of the Dodd-Frank bill, passed in the wake of the financial crisis, effectively making it easier for those on Wall Street to once again gamble recklessly. He's also hobbling the Consumer Protection Agency. 

First of all, Dodd-Frank is a complete disaster that doesn't protect anybody. Instead, it hinders small banks and puts a massive regulatory burden on the economy that does not prevent abuses. It was also unnecessary considering one of the main causes of the economic crash was the government essentially forcing banks to give out subprime loans. Meaning, no, it wasn't just a bunch a greedy Wall Street executives running wild. Many of them were taking their orders from Washington.

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Second, the main feature of the Republican reform bill is as follows:

If they maintain a significantly higher level of capital, they would receive additional regulatory relief — the choice for which the bill is named. Higher capital means less indebtedness and more funding through ownership stakes. The idea is that requiring higher capital would reduce the likelihood of a bank collapsing and also institute more market discipline because owners have more skin in the game. No banks that had the levels of capital required by the bill failed during the crisis.

In other words, Dodd-Frank is built off of a false assumption. This GOP bill would be an improvement. The attack isn't surprising though, as this isn't the first time Cuomo has pushed this narrative.

Now, when it comes to the "Consumer Protection Agency," Cuomo probably does not have the slightest clue what he is referencing. In fact, I know he doesn't because there is no such thing as the "Consumer Protection Agency." What he means is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is also a disaster. It is a bureau that is accountable to no one, yet wields serious power in its ability to enforce regulatory laws on banks including small ones and there is nothing Congress or the president can do about it. They are an agency of harassment that answers to no one. The Trump administration is arguing in court that it is unconstitutional for the head of the agency to be unfireable. But Chris would know none of this because he gets his information spoon fed to him from the Democrats.

Cuomo also stated that "Trump famously pulled out of the Paris accord, but he's also moving to roll back the clean power plants, the Waters of the United States rule, that protects smaller bodies of water and the Arctic drilling ban."

In reality, the EPA has used this rule to prosecute people for having puddles on their property, destroying lives. The Supreme Court has rebuked them many times, only to have the radicalized agency redefine what "waters" defines.

See the following reports for more details on the rule:

Final 'Waters Of The U.S.' Rule Is More Overreach By EPA

The “Waters of the United States” Rule and the Void-for-Vagueness Doctrine

'Buffoons': Mark Levin Crushes Media for Ignoring Dem Scandals, Going Nuts Over Trump

Mark Levin blasted the news media for going bonkers over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and ignoring more important stories about Fusion GPS, Obama's unlawful surveillance activities, and the Clintons' Russian ties.

On The Mark Levin Show Tuesday, Levin began the show with these criticisms:

I would ask the people at the Washington Compost, do you ever do any story that is actually supportive of Donald Trump? Have you ever done any story supportive of Donald Trump? I would ask the New York Slimes the same thing and the Constipated News Network, CNN, the same thing. Is all news anti-Trump? Now it's one thing to have a disagreement with the president on the editorial pages, I get it. That I get...

It is important to note that we are not complaining that the media is covering these Russia stories. Rather it is how they cover them, how much they cover them, and what they choose to ignore that is so egregious.

Now, we get into the appearance of this and the implication of that, and the insinuation of this. Who needs that when we have real scandals involving Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Fusion GPS and domestic surveillance undertaken by the Obama administration? Those are real scandals that the media essentially ignores...The same Washington Compost that ignores the Obama scandals one after another, covers for Obama when it comes to the abuse of the IRS or Fast and Furious or ignoring the Constitution's limits on the presidency. Of no consequence whatsoever. The great crime of open borders, nah they don't care about that.

As explained here, the recent Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Fusion GPS stories are very important, yet are being completely covered up by the media.

Newsbusters has documented this cover-up. Here are just a few examples:

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Levin points out the absurdity that this meeting is getting so much coverage considering Hillary's dealings with the Russians.

Okay, did they give up American uranium to Putin, no?... We are driven into these areas of insanity by the left media in this country, which has its own agenda. which has its own agenda and of course picking up right from there are the Democrats.

 He continued:

Now, ladies and gentlemen, we have this Fusion GPS report, and the nub of that report is the Kremlin put it together. For Fusion GPS, which many of us think is a Democrat front group. Which was also used by Mr. Comey and the FBI to some degree and we can't seem to get to the bottom of this. We have actual, actual collusion and conspiracy with an organization that got information a dossier that involves the Kremlin and Putin that was intended to damage Donald Trump and his election efforts, and she's [White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders] not asked one damn question about that, not one...And by the way, a group that took money from the Russian government, maybe the Democrats, and Mr. Comey was thinking of giving them money too. This Fusion GPS thing is your quintessential KGB ruse...

[RECORDING PLAYS]

SANDERS: And if you want to talk further about a relationship with Russia, look no further than the Clintons as we have said time and time again. [BEING INTERRUPTED BY MEDIA] Bill Clinton was paid half-

[RECORDING STOPS]

LEVIN: Now stop stop. Notice the reporters interrupting her and probably more than one. We're not allowed to look at the Clintons. Don't look at the--we changed the wording of the Espionage Act statue to help the Clintons. They changed multiple tax returns in order to help the Clintons. Can't do this to the Clintons. Obama is never talked about when it comes to domestic surveillance. Are you saying the president, yes we did...Go ahead.

[RECORDING PLAYS]

SANDERS: --Million dollars to give a speech to a Russian bank and was personally thanked by Putin for it. Hillary Clinton allowed one-fifth of America's uranium reserve to be sold to a Russian firm whose investors were Clinton Foundation donors and the Clinton campaign chairman's brother lobbied against sanctions on Russia's largest bank.

[RECORDING ENDS]

LEVIN: And here's she's educating these clowns. Educating these bufoons in the media, who will not be educated. Because they're ideological.

Levin then mocked the media for their irrational hysteria:

And you know, I'm just waiting some time in the show, as you know we're the cleanup hitter over here, given we are on six to nine eastern. So all the eastern media, you know, all of them go home by seven o'clock. We're always waiting for one of these, just waiting for the next, "Oh my God, did you hear this?" "What!?" "Ivanka was going to hold a meeting with a Russian but she didn't." "Oh my God!" Go ahead.

What makes the hysteria even more ridiculous besides the hypocrisy (The Clintons actually colluded with the Chinese in the '96 election and Ted Kennedy did so with the Russians in '84), is that Trump's policies are far harsher on the Russians than that of any Democrat.

 

[RECORDING PLAYS]

SANDERS: If you guys want to talk about having relations, which you guys seem obsessed with doing, look no further than there. If you want to talk about someone who's actually been tough on Russia, look at President Trump. He wants more fracking, more coal, more energy, a stronger military, a stronger defense. Those things aren't good for Russia. I think the distinctions are very clear and you guys want to create a narrative that just doesn't exist.

[RECORDING ENDS]

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Putin doesn't like what we are doing with our energy in this country. He'd much prefer a Hillary or Obama and Bernie Sanders and all the hate America first crowd...We're not slashing it [miltary] like we were in the previous regime... You have to be Hellen Keller when it comes to Fusion GPS and domestic surveillance by Obama and all the rest of it...

The show can be found in its entirety here

Ben Shapiro: Remember How the Media Embraced Venezuela's Socialism?

As socialist Venezuela implodes, the media has been strangely silent on the matter.

But, the lack of coverage isn't so strange considering the media's love for Venezuela's former socialist dictator Hugo Chavez and his leftist ideology. As Ben Shapiro at The Daily Wire points out, the media swooned over Chavez:

Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post called Chavez “quick” and “popular.” Larry King called him “huggable.” The Associated Press called him a “fighter.” The Atlantic stated, “Passionate and charismatic, Chávez slipped comfortably into the role of romantic Latin American revolutionary, championing the poor against an unfeeling local oligarchy and its imperial paymasters….Today millions of Venezuelans will weep tears of genuine anguish at his passing.” ABC News and Univision said he was “revered by Venezuela’s poor, who considered him one of their own.”And The New York Times sounded off, of course, calling him a “dreamer with a common touch and enormous ambition” who “maintained an almost visceral connection with the poor.”

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During his tenure, Chavez received praise from Oliver Stone and Noam Chomsky, from Danny Glover and Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who said, “Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appears to have had success in bringing health and education to the people in the poor neighborhoods of Caracas, to those who previously saw few benefits of the countries oil wealth…. It is not only important to have sustainable growth, but to ensure the best distribution of economic growth, for the benefit of all citizens.”

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Venezuela's current president/dictator Nicholas Maduro, Chavez's handpicked successor, has continued to run with the late leader's leftist policies, which have been disastrous. But this reality will not make a difference to the left. As Shapiro rightly states, "The Left owns Venezuela. But they’ll simply say that socialism has never been properly tried. Again. Which, undoubtedly, will contribute to the suffering of millions of other people the next time it’s tried."

WashPost: Trump's Reference to 'Paddy Waggon' Insults Irish Americans

There is no depth that The Washington Post will not sink to in order to ridicule President Trump. On Tuesday afternoon, this story was published: "President Trump’s reference to ‘paddy wagon’ insults Irish Americans like me"

In the article, James Mulvaney wrote, "I was also put off by Trump’s description of police rounding up gang members into a 'paddy wagon.' To many Irish Americans like myself, the phrase is insulting; it should not be used in polite discourse."

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First off, that is no longer true. Nobody serious is actually offended by that word. Second.....Really? That's what you are going with. A "paddy wagon" is an old word that simply refers to police vehicles.

Merriam Webster's definition of the word: "An enclosed motortruck used by police to carry prisoners —called also Black Maria, patrol wagon." 

In fact, Irish pubs/restaurants owned by Irish often use the term. Heck, the Irish actually advertise "Paddywagon Tours" to tourists for goodness sakes. Joy Ann Reid was similarly offended by Trump's use of the term. The only people offended by it are apparently people who want to score political points against Trump. Who knew?

GQ's Olbermann: CNN Should Dox Reddit User, Media Shouldn't Report Anything White House or Supporters Say

The disgraced Keith Olbermann continues to spew his incoherent ramblings on the platform GQ gives him. In a July 20 episode of the Resistance with Keith Olbermann titled "The Media Must Fight Back," he declared the following:

  • CNN should dox the guy who posted the wrestling GIF of  Trump beating CNN.
  • Fox News goes "almost wall to wall calling CNN fake news."

I am not aware of a single instance where a Fox News reporter called CNN fake news. Obviously, Sean Hannity has, but he is a commentator. Regardless, it is a ridiculous attack. Here are a few more declarations he made:

  • The media should not hire any Trump supporters.
  • They should "boycott" them [Trump supporters and administation] outright. Everything they say is meant to put, "a hole in the First Amendment."
  • Trump may be calling for people to violently attack the media
  • "War has been declared on the values of this country by the man in charge of this country."

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He then ended by raising his hand and saying, "Resist. Remove. Peace." Something straight out of a cheesy sci-fi film. Maybe he is trying out for a Star Wars film. Perhaps, he believes he is in one and Donald Trump is actually Darth Vader. For someone who questions the President's mental stability, he doesn't seem so stable himself.

 

CNN Grills Republican, Lobs Softballs to Dem Immediately After

CNN's double standard in their treatment of Republicans versus Democrats is on continuous display. On Wednesday's New Day, conservative Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was grilled by co-host Chris Cuomo. Yet, when fellow co-host Alisyn Camerota interviewed liberal Sen. Sherrod Brown immediately following the King interview, the Senator was given non-challenging softball questions. Take a look at the comparison of questions:

Chris Cuomo's questions to Rep. Steve King:

What do you make of the president going after fellow party members?

Do you think it's just about politics, Congressman? You and I've known each other for a while, aren't some of these tactics really just about character, just about personality, not about knowing the way to do things. This is about dealing with people. That doesn't change when you're in politics? 

Would it also help if the president had been more clear about what he thinks the plans should be, what the policy should be, all he's said so far is inaction is not an option. He called the repeal replace plans that was in the offing coming out of the House mean, as you'll remember. But he hasn't said what he doesn't think would be mean. 

But why--how can the people get behind something that they don't know about? If all you're going to present them with is what you have now is gone, we're phasing it out and we don't know what we're going to replace it with, why would you expect support? 

It's fundamental to how to keep costs down. I mean that's going to be the concern. If you repeal, if you take away all these things and say we'll figure it out later, how do I know that I'm going to be able to get health care, how do I know that what I'm depending on, whether it's pre-existing conditions or lifetime caps which almost all these suggestions want to get rid of or that I need the supplemental help in the form of subsidies or Medicaid, which is tens of millions of people, if you're just taking it away and not saying how you'll replace it, why would I support that? 

No, I'm saying if I am in that situation. You don't have to worry about me -- thank God Turner is giving us good insurance so I'm not at the mercy of the lawmakers. But, you know, although there could be cost increases even to us as a result of what you guys do. 

Before the ACA by almost any metric, things were worse. So you may have a small sample that says that. But when you talk to the experts and the different groups involved, you're not going to get a lot of support for that kind of proposition. But let's see what they come up with in the Senate and they decide to move forward on and I'll come back to you and we'll test it. 

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This last statement is false. In fact, it's the opposite. Around 80 percent of the country was actually satisfied with their health care pre-ObamaCare. ObamaCare is a disaster.

Alisyn Camerota's questions to Sen. Sherrod Brown:

What are you Democrats doing while all of this plays out on the Republican side?

Yes. So, Sen. McCain did come back from his own brain surgery and he did make that impassioned plea, as he said there on the floor, for bipartisanship and collaboration. So is there any collaboration happening? I mean, when you say that you keep approaching the leader, what is the response to getting Democrats involved?

OK. So are you telling us that when you go to the Senate leader -- to Mitch McConnell -- and you say we want to talk about lowering the cost of prescription drugs, we want to talk about, you know, all the things that you just outlined, that there's no response? That you don't get a seat at the table?

So from where you sit what health care plan will Americans have six months from now?

Another issue obviously today is what the status and fate of Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be. If I could ask you to make another prediction, will Jeff Sessions be in his job a month from now?

CNN when interviewing Republicans: "We are serious journalists. You must respect us."

CNN when interviewing Democrats: "So, like, what are you guys up to these days? Could you give me some predictions? I mean if that's okay. I wouldn't want to bother you or anything.

CNN Suggests McCain Is Hypocrite, Claim GOP 'Rigged' Process

 

Before even the first commercial could be aired on Wednesday's New Day, CNN managed to claim that repealing ObamaCare was wrong, the GOP had rigged the Senate process, and even suggested that McCain was a hypocrite for voting to open debate on health care.

Washington Post reporter Karoun Demirjian started the ball of delusion rolling with co-host Chris Cuomo and CNN political analyst Chris Cillizza expressing agreement: 

DEMIRJIAN: One thing you have to point out in there, is that as much as John McCain was saying things that everybody needed to hear, especially at this time, he did still vote with his party, right?

CUOMO: Yes.

DEMIRJIAN: It's even a dilemma for the person who was delivering the measure--

CHRIS CILLIZZA: That's right--

DEMIRJIAN: to actually live it out to its fullest extent, so.

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Or maybe it's the Democrats who are being partisan and McCain was just being rational in opening up debate. But not if you are living in the leftist bubble, which is CNN. Cuomo then suggested, in an effort to defend Democrats, that it is wrong to repeal ObamaCare and that the Republicans have "rigged" the system.

That's the motivation. Here is the problem with that [Repealing ObamaCare], is that it is only as strong a move as what it leaves people with in the end. When they go to cover their kids and themselves or their young families or just their individual self, and that's where John McCain's wish is going to fall on deaf ears. The Democrats know, and it is a reasonable proposition, this process is rigged. You can have your debate, but this is not your typical promulgation process. The amendment structure here is largely controlled by the Republican majority. So the idea that the Democrats can come in with amendments and we'll all have equal ideas, that's a false premise, is it not? 

And of course, Daily Beast Editor-in-Cheif and CNN political analyst John Avlon was there to provide support to Chris' B.S.:

AVLON: Oh, fundamentally. We're so far away from anything resembling that, you know, pollyannish image of Senate-past. 

CUOMO: Because we had Cornyn on the yesterday saying, "Everybody can bring their amendments up and we'll debate them and we'll vote on them."

AVLON: That would be lovely if true. Woe if true.

CUOMO: Why is it not true? 

AVLON: Because that's not the process in place right now. First of all, the ruling party will put forward with the amendments. That's the problem, also. There's a resistance even to the bunting of bipartisan reform, let alone regular order as John McCain said. 

First of all, as has been explained a thousand times over, ObamaCare is a disaster. Introducing freedom and competition is the only way to fix the health care system.

Second, the media always seem to develop amnesia regarding the reign of Democrats. ObamaCare was perhaps the most partisan bill in American history. Not a single Republican supported it and for good reason. This idea that Democrats were taking Republican ideas is a downright lie. Basic logic can tell you this fact. The Democrats did not need a single Republican, meaning they were only truly debating among themselves.The majority party always controls the amendment process, duh. Harry Reid ran the Senate like a dictatorship. The man was the king of rigging. He would never have even brought up a bill that he or President Obama did not support. The hypocrisy of the left/media is limitless.

CNN Host: New York Times Is 'balanced,' 'Middle of the Road'

CNN Newsroom host Poppy Harlow made the ridiculous claim last Thursday that The New York Times is an "unbiased" publication: "I'll just say, it's good that he's giving an interview to a, you know, down the middle, unbiased publication like The New York Times."

This wasn't the first time that the media has pushed their delusional belief about the Times.

Benard Goldberg recounted a discussion in his book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, he had with disgraced CBS anchor Dan Rather:

"What do you call the New York Times editorial page?" I asked him, since he had  written op-eds for that paper. 

"Middle of the road," he said without missing a beat. 

"You don't think the New York Times has a liberal editorial page?" I asked him, not believing what I had just heard. 

"No," he said, "middle of the road."

Of course, the New York Times is anything but "middle of the road," as you can see here.

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CNN's Cillizza Claims 'No One' Called Trump-Putin Meeting Secret, CNN Then Immediately Labels it Secret

When the big networks realized that President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a second discussion in Germany, they went nuts. The coverage made it seem like a dark and sinister deal was struck in a hidden alley. In reality, the president went over to talk to Putin at a G-20 dinner in front of every major world leader and enough media to make your head spin. Despite this fact, the media portrayed the "meeting," if you can call it that, as "secret" and "undisclosed."

In response to the overblown coverage, Trump tweeted the following:

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CNN's Chris Cillizza responded on New Day and other places including Twitter to denounce Trump's "misdirection."

This is a classic bit of Trump misdirection. No media outlet reported anything about a "secret dinner." No one is making the dinner look "sinister." And, no one is suggesting that the media was unaware that the dinner was taking place.

But as Matthew Boyle of Breitbart pointed out:

On the same day that Cillizza published his fake news—Wednesday, July 19—two different CNN anchors contradicted his assertion that nobody said the meeting was “secret” live on air on CNN.

Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor, twice referred to the meeting as a “secret sitdown” between Trump and Putin—and even at one point asked, “Why didn’t we know about this?”

Another time, Baldwin said live on CNN, “These two presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, did not disclose a second meeting until now.”

Kate Bolduan, another CNN anchor, also repeated the line that it was a “secret” meeting between Trump and Putin.

Bolduan on Wednesday called it a “secret and second sitdown between the president and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Why wasn’t the meeting revealed? What was discussed? And who knows what really was said?”

Also on Wednesday, Bolduan described the meeting a second time live on CNN as “secret.”

She called it “a secret sitdown between the President and Vladimir Putin. Only three people know what they said at all, what was talked about, how unusual is this? Did it break any rules? Can it happen again? And why wasn’t it revealed that they met for a second time?”

Roll the clip:

Oops. That's fake news.

CNN Hypes Tweets/Stories Mocking Trump

On Wednesday, CNN did something they would have never done to President Obama. New Day and Newsroom highlighted tweets and news reports mocking President Trump. The tweets/reports were having fun with the fact that a tropical storm was named Don. Even the Washington Post joined in. So much for respectful journalism.

Take a look:

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CNN Commentator Considers Bombing Russia, Mocked Romney in 2012

If the Trump-Russia news frenzy has shown us anything, it is the hypocrisy of the left. Wednesday evening, CNN political commentator and former Clinton official Paul Begala took things to DEFCON 1 on Anderson Cooper 360:

Every patriotic American should subvert an election with a hostile foreign power. That is what Donald Trump Jr. agreed to do with Mr. Kushner and Mr. Manafort in the meeting. We were and are under attack by a hostile foreign power and they seem to be abetting that hostile foreign power. We should be debating how many sanctions we should place on Russia or whether we should blow up the KGBO or GSU or GRU. I mean we should be retaliating massively...

That's all fine and good except....

My how things have changed. Remember it was the Democratic Party that not only wanted to appease the Soviet Union, but did actually collude with them. I guess Russia was great when they were just anti-American. Once they attacked the DNC, they apparently crossed the line.

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Consumed: CNN New Day Spends 93% of Airtime on Russia

As CNN continues their crusade to bring down the Trump presidency, New Day spent 93 percent of their three-hour program Wednesday covering Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump campaign's supposed collusion with Russia. The other seven percent was spent on baseball (~1.5%) and negative coverage of the GOP's healthcare bill (~5.5%).

No one is arguing that this revelation should not be covered, but when you spend 93 percent of your time talking about it, it shows an obsession, not an objective news judgment. The same liberal media spent virtually no time seriously covering the supposed collusion between Bill Clinton and the Red Chinese in Clinton's '96 re-election bid. They ignored the potentially corrupt behavior by the Clinton Foundation for years. Yet, when there is even a sniff of scandal surrounding a Republican, they pounce with hysterical outrage.

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Here is the actual time allocation:

2 Hours 15 Minutes 46 Seconds on Russia

7 Minutes 45 Seconds on GOP Health Care

2 Minutes 20 Seconds on Sports

CNN: Voter Fraud Allegations Are 'B.S.', GOP Just Trying to Suppress Vote

On CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, co-host Chris Cuomo claimed that serious allegations of voter fraud are "B.S.": "Is there a second line to this story in terms of what this commission is about other than the obvious, which is trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation."

CNN Political Commentator Errol Louis agreed, saying it is worse than that. The real objective of the administration's voter fraud commission is voter suppression:

LOUIS: Well that's right. They're trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation...Then there is this question of voter suppression being really sort of the end goal of all of this.
 
(...)
 
CUOMO: So you're saying they're saying its about stopping voter fraud, but these efforts go to voter suppression?
 
LOUIS: Absolutely. Absolutely...This seems to be really kind of what the end goal is, and, of course, Kris Kobach's personal history sort of leads you to conclude this is something he's been associated with all along.

That history, of course, includes voting security measures. What a racist, am I right? CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza then claimed that there is zero evidence of voter fraud:

According to the data this is a solution in search of a problem. I mean, there's no other way to put it, Alisyn. There's -- there's been extensive studies done, not one, not partisan, extensive studies done of elections and alleged voter fraud and the simple fact is, is that to the extent they found mistakes they're almost always, 99.99% of the time attributable to human error, that there is no malicious intent here...

The reality is that the claim is not B.S.

  • The Daily Signal has reported on the many cases of voter fraud and other studies have found that there are potentially large amounts of noncitizens registered to vote.
  • An Old Dominion University study found that noncitizen voting "is at times substantial enough to change important election outcomes including Electoral College votes and Senate races." As Tom Fitton points out, using this study's math, 1.41 million noncitizens would have voted in 2016.

The Pew Center's 2012 election survey found that:

  • "Approximately 24 million—one of every eight—voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate."
  • "More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as active voters.”
  • “Approximately 2.75 million people have active registrations in more than one state.”

Additionally, as the Washington Times reports, investigations in Maryland and Virgina have found thousands of aliens registered to vote. I guess that's all B.S. huh?

As far as the voter suppression allegation goes, there is no evidence of it at all. According to Louis, if you want any degree of voting security measures, you are racist. You need a photo ID for almost anything these days. Not protecting the integrity of our elections would seem absurd if it wasn't for the fact that Democrats benefit from voter fraud. In fact, most Democrats think illegal immigrants should be able to vote. After all, illegals overwhelmingly favor that party. The Democrats are very concerned that the Russians are posting fake news stories to affect our elections, but seem to actually favor illegally affecting the vote tally via fraud.

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Cuomo finished the segment with this comment: "You think you'd want to with the problem you have all these eligible voters in the country that don't vote. You would think you would want to be increasing participation." Unsurprisingly, co-host Alisyn Camerota expressed her agreement by adding: "Right."

"Right," but we want that increase to come from legally registered voters (and informed ones for that matter).

See the transcript below:

6:20 AM ET

CHRIS CUOMO: Is there a second line to this story in terms of what this commission is about other than the obvious, which is trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation. 

ERROL LOUIS: Well that's right. They're trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. Allegation. They're trying I think also to sort of show us that they can move quickly. This is done by executive order and, you know, as Shannon points out, they move so quickly they obviously didn't really sort of look at it because it's a relatively narrow point they're sort of getting jammed up on here, which is that they're supposed to issue a privacy impact statement. Just show us that you thought about what the implications for privacy would be. They didn't bother to do that, hence the lawsuit. Then there is this question of voter suppression being really sort of the end goal of all of this and there's a strong whiff of it in all of this because the scenarios if you stop and think about it, how the thing was put together in such haste, you look at the things they're asking for and the reasons why they're asking for it, things like party affiliation -- which really have nothing to do--

CUOMO: So you're saying they're saying its about stopping voter fraud, but these efforts go to voter suppression? 

LOUIS: Absolutely. Absolutely. Because this in some respects, I think the advocates that are calling it suppression or the prelude to suppression have a point which is that this is intended to sort of put up this sort of cloud of wrongdoing which will then give individual states, which is where elections are really controlled anyway, give them the predicate to sort of say, you know, "No more early voting, or we're not going to accept all kinds of different I.D. We're going to make it harder and harder for people to register and get their votes counted." This seems to be really kind of what the end goal is, and, of course, Kris Kobach's personal history sort of leads you to conclude this is something he's been associated with all along. 

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CHRIS CILLIZZA: According to the data this is a solution in search of a problem. I mean, there's no other way to put it, Alisyn. There's -- there's been extensive studies done, not one, not partisan, extensive studies done of elections and alleged voter fraud and the simple fact is, is that to the extent they found mistakes they're almost always, 99.99% of the time attributable to human error, that there is no malicious intent here. This has been something that Republicans talked about before Donald Trump, but it is something that Donald Trump, and this is true with a lot of things, Donald Trump has brought more light to, the three to five million people that voted illegally, that claim that is just not factually accurate in the 2016 election. So, again, this is -- there is -- it is important to note this, there has never been a study that has suggested there is widespread voter fraud in elections. There just hasn't been. When you have hundreds of millions of votes cast, there are going to be some errors. You know, 65, 70 million votes, there's going to be errors here there, balot -- series of ballots are misread, things are left out, but it is never been proven or come close to being proven that this is in some way, again, malicious, intended, and that's what -- go away from the oddness of the request -- some of the requests for data from Kris Kobach, the broader thing here is, what is the problem we're trying to solve for? Because it doesn't seem like, based on the objective data, there is this problem. 

CUOMO: You think you'd want to with the problem you have all these eligible voters in the country that don't vote.

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Right.

CUOMO: You would think you would want to be increasing participation. 

CNN Suggests Americans Are Racist and Only Reject Illegal Immigration Because of Politicians Like Trump Selling Fear

On Friday, CNN New Day invited on the network’s race baiting Kamau Bell to talk about the upcoming episode of his show United Shades of America (a show about how America is racist). The episode focuses on American stereotyping of Chinese Americans.

CLARISSA WARD: Kamau Bell joins us now live. And I just wanted to ask about this idea. You know, Chinese-Americans, what's their feeling of connection, or is there a strong feeling of connection, to China, which has become this kind of looming force on the world stage? 

KAMANU BELL: Well, I mean, I think that, you know, often America's politicians and then also Americans in general who are not Chinese assume there's some sort of strong connection to China. But when it comes back down to it, for many Chinese people, they've been in this country for maybe several generations. So they may have been to China, but they don't have - they are Americans. They just happen to be Chinese-Americans. But we often force them to sort of answer for China's sins because that's how we work in this country. You are like those people, so you must be those people. So when really the show tonight - the show on Sunday is about how there's a Chinese-American identity that is wholly - that is in some ways wholly separate from China.

Right, Americans definitely blame Americans who happen to be Chinese for Red China’s sins. You are kidding me, right? It certainly is hard taking this network seriously these days. Bell went on to claim people only oppose “undocumented” immigration because of politicians like Trump.

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We allow people to appeal to our basic fears a lot of times and I think that that's why President Trump is in office because he appealed to some of the basic fears of Americans, of some Americans. And so when you start to sell the fear, you forget the fact, you're like, wait a minute, I actually do like my neighbors. I do like the undocumented Latino family across the street. They're very nice. They've very helpful...

To hell with the rule of law and national sovereignty. Just stop being racist. 

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Toobin Whines That Media Isn’t Talking About GOP Harming the Poor

CNN hosts once again trotted out Jeffrey Toobin, their left-wing political commentator dressed up as a legal analyst, to trash Republicans. Toobin on Thursday expressed his frustration that the media is being distracted by Trump’s tweets when they could be talking about the horrors of the GOP health bill.

He whined, “We are not talking about millions of people are going to lose their health insurance and a tax cut for wealthy people.” In other words, don’t let the Trump bashing get in the way of the Trump bashing.

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See the more complete transcript below:

9:07 PM ET

ANDERSON COOPER: Jeff, I mean, you know, I certainly agree what Ken said about how he -- the president -- or the candidate used Twitter to great effect during the campaign. You know, every attorney, you've said this, Alan Dershowitz has said this. Every attorney we've had on has said, "Look, I would advise the president to stop doing this." The president has now very good attorneys, personal attorneys, you know, and Jay Sekulow being the latest one. They seem unable or unwilling or not interested in stopping him.

JEFFREY TOOBIN: He's the client. The client's in charge. The client does what the client wants. Lawyers can only give advice. And, you know, Donald Trump, big television watcher, saw us night after night during the campaign saying, "Oh, it's all over." You know, the "Access Hollywood" tape, his comments about John McCain, Megyn Kelly. And we were wrong and he was right and he won. And I think he feels like he has an understanding of communication with the public that is better than his advisers, better than his lawyers. It certainly doesn't make a lot of sense to me. But the truth is, every minute we are talking about these tweets. We are not talking about millions of people are going to lose their health insurance and a tax cut for wealthy people. You know, we're going to talk about later in the program, but, you know, was it calculated to distract attention? It beats the hell out of me. I do not know.

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Sen Paul Uses 3rd Grade Math to Explain How Tax Cuts Work, Donny Deutsch Still Doesn't Understand

On Friday’s Morning Joe, MSNBC panelist Donny Deutsch pushed the typical liberal “tax cuts for the rich” narrative as he slammed the Republican health care reform bill: "The other side of the aisle will call this as a redistribution of wealth. Obviously, parties are given to hyperbole, but the reality according to the Center [for] Tax Policy is that 90 percent of the benefits in this plan go to families making $700,000 a year or more, the one percent. That is a fiscal reality." He demanded of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): "How do you explain that to some of the people, uh, some of the elderly people, some of the middle-class people, so they let lower income people who are on the other side of that?"

To provide some context on the referenced study, The Center for Tax Policy, "is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution," two liberal think tanks. The senator explained to Deutsch that the rich pay more in income taxes while the poor pay almost nothing. Therefore, tax cuts will always benefit the rich disproportionately:

I think this is the same debate we get into anytime we want to cut taxes and it is really a math problem and people distort math to try to have partisan results. So, for example, the top one percent pay about 33 percent of the income tax. So the top 10 percent, those who make more than 200,000 pay 66 percent of the income tax. So if you have a flat tax and it’s sort of a math problem in the sense that if you cut taxes ten percent, the person who makes 100,000, 10 percent is a bigger number than 10 percent is at 10,000. But we also have a tax code that most people on the lower end are not paying much. Gradually over time we’ve taken people off the rolls at the very lowest end. So over 75,000 pay only four percent of the income tax. So really, it's disingenuous to say this is a tax cut to for the rich. All tax cuts will benefit people who pay more in taxes before the tax cut. That’s just a fact. 

This was far too complicated for a member of the MSNBC family. Deutsch came back with this question: “But it is a four percent tax cut as far as on investments, in terms of payroll tax, it is a tax cut for the rich.” Paul’s answer had Deutsch shaking his head, leaving us to believe the marketing expert does not comprehend basic math:


Well, what it is is that the rich pay more in taxes and so any time you have a tax cut, even if you make it equal across the board and it's not like we're choosing people that have investment income. It just happens that this was a tax increase that was placed on the wealthy. When it comes off, it will be a tax cut for the wealthy, but the thing is the wealthy pay the taxes, so any tax cut, even if it is equal in percentage across the board will always benefit those who pay more in taxes.

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Excited CNN Pushes Ossoff to Tout Importance of Potential Win

On the day of the much anticipated Georgia congressional special election, CNN New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota teed up Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff with grand questions about how important his potential victory would be: 

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Do you see whatever happens today as a bellwether for something bigger than this district?

...
 
CAMEROTA:Yes, but don't you think this race also has national implications? 

...
 
CAMEROTA:Yeah, there's not only great intensity and interest, there's also a lot of money, as we just said, so there has to be a reason, Mr. Ossoff, that all of this out of state money has poured into your campaign. How do you explain it? 

...
 
CAMEROTA: Understood, you've worked hard. But do you not see the national implications of this race? Do you not think it's at all a referendum on Donald Trump? 

...
 
CAMEROTA: As I'm sure you know, there was this negative campaign ad about you, put out by this right-wing PAC and it linked you to the horrible event that unfolded at that GOP baseball game. Let me just play one little portion of this ad. 
 
[AD PLAYS]
 
NARRATOR: Now the unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans. When will it stop? It won't if Jon Ossoff wins on Tuesday.
 
[AD ENDS]
 
CAMEROTA: What did you think when you saw that ad?

 

Translation: You poor victim, what do you say to those hateful, mean Republicans? Here are two more easy questions: 

CAMEROTA: So Mr. Ossoff, if you do win and you do go to Congress, what do you do about the atmosphere that you walk into that many describe as the most toxic ever? I mean, really, other than words, because we've heard a lot of words after this shooting by people. But what would you do, you know, actually to try to change this horrible partisan rancor? 

...
 
CAMEROTA: What about health care? A lot of people think this also —  that your race also is a bellwether of how people are feeling about health care. As you know, Republicans in the Senate are engaged right now in crafting some sort of plan. They're doing it behind closed doors. Much to the dismay of Democrats who held a late-night session about this, railing against it. Do you think that your race is connected to this?

At the same time that Camerota allowed Ossoff to play the wounded victim of partisanship, she ignored the Democrat’s own slams. Look at these slimy attacks on Republican Karen Handel: 

OSSOFF: Well, the contrast in this district is between a career politician, my opponent, Karen Handel, who's notorious for cutting off funding for life saving breast cancer screenings at  Planned Parenthood or a fresh voice who wants to work across the aisle and get things done

...

OSSOFF: I'm proud of the fact my campaign is powered by small dollar grassroots fund-raising with an average of  less than fifty dollars, while my opponent's campaign has been bailed out by the same old special interest super PACS peddling deception, fearmongering and hate here in Georgia for months now.                

So, her opponent wants to cut off life-saving care and is “peddling deception.” Might warrant a follow-up, but not on lazy, liberal CNN. 

After that softball interview, Camerota hyped some personal details about Ossoff: 

CAMEROTA: Jon Ossoff, we have to leave it there. But I do want to note: Congratulations on your engagement.
 
OSSOFF: Thank you very much. I'll pass that along to Alicia. 
 
CAMEROTA: Please do and I like to think that I somehow played some role in badgering you into it.

OSSOFF: I don't think that that's the case, but if it makes you feel good to think that way then fine
  
CAMEROTA: Thank you, it does. Thank you very much for being on with us this morning. We're obviously watching with great interest. 

Nothing like a good send off from your supporters in the media. Optum and Carvana sponsored that hard-hitting New Day interview. Their ads followed the interview.

Media Label Murder of Muslim Hate Crime, No Mention Killer Was Illegal

When Muslim teenager Nabra Hassanen, 17, was murdered Sunday, the media propagandized that it was a hate crime. They had no evidence to do so but they did so anyway. When the Fairfax County police dispelled the myth, they pushed harder. 

The incident is being described as a road rage incident and the killer Darwin Marinez Torres is an illegal immigrant.

CNN reported that the victim’s parents were claiming their daughter was targeted because she was Muslim, but no mention of the suspect being undocumented was made. In fact, the story on CNN.com basically made the argument that the Hassanen was targeted because she was Muslim. 

Despite what law enforcement says, its timing coming amidst a recent spike in attacks on Muslims raised concerns in the Muslim community and prompted calls for increased security.

They then quoted a spokesperson for the terrorist supporting Council on American-Islamic Relations, who called for an investigation: “Would they have been targeted if they hadn't been of a certain faith or ethnicity? These are the kinds of questions we ask."

Al-Jazeera’s headline and subheader read: “Police: Nabra Hassanen killed in 'road rage incident.' Many express outrage over Virginia police's decision not to investigate murder of Muslim teenager as a hate crime.” Notice how they put “road rage” in quotes. The article went on to display tweets from people proclaiming that the murder was, in fact, a hate crime. Because quoting a bunch of ignorant people on social media really gets your point across. They of course then argued that America is Islamaphobic and that Muslims are the target of widespread violence. They reported virtually nothing about Torres let alone that he is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, not a white supremacist.

The New York Times also included tweets from random individuals decrying the violence against Muslims. The article links the incident to increasing hate crimes against Muslims. No details about Mr. Torres are mentioned.

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The Washington Post was perplexed as to why the police were not investigating the murder as a hate crime: “On Monday, they did not release any explanation as to why they weren’t investigating the murder as a hate crime.” The article hyped the parents' claims that Islamaphobia was a motivation and linked the crime to the Portland incident and the London van attack. Mr. Torres was not discussed. Tim Graham went into further detail about a separate Washington Post article.

NBC emphasized the fact that she was Muslim and that new details could end up proving it was a hate crime. No mention of Mr. Torres being from El Salvador or of him residing here illegally.

BuzzFeed News emphasized that she was Muslim, but did not discuss Mr. Torres’ background.

The Guardian ran with the victim’s father’s claims that it was a hate crime and then linked the incident to rising “anti-Muslim incidents” in the U.S. They also asked Muslims in the community if they thought Trump was inciting violence against them:

Randy Myers, a 44-year-old Muslim, said he believed there was a lot of hate in the US and that Trump was fueling hostility. “Trump being the president plays a big part because of the things that come out of his mouth,” he said.

The LA Times did almost exactly the same thing.

Countless other news sources were just as horrendous in their reporting. To the credit of ABC 7 WJLA and the Daily Mail, they both reported that the suspect is an illegal immigrant.

Additionally, CBS and NBC censored Torres' illegal status in their nightly news programs.

MRCTV has also posted an article about the biased coverage.

CNN Contributor: Obama Administration Was “Completely Under Siege” By The Media

On Tuesday morning, CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod wanted to make sure people knew that President Obama too was “under siege” from the media and that they “felt it.”

CNN’s King: Republicans Want People to ‘Dramatically Lower the Bar’ for Presidency

After the much hyped James Comey Senate hearing Thursday, CNN’s John King took a shot at Republicans later that afternoon. He argued that they wanted to “dramatically lower the standard for being President of the United States.”

Sebastian Gorka to CNN: “What You’ve Just Spun Is Classic Fake News”

Deputy Assistant to the President Sebastian Gorka and CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo went head to head Monday morning. Cuomo began the interview by coming out swinging, claiming the President’s executive orders on immigration were “about targeting Muslims and keeping them out.”

Jim Acosta: White House Reporter or Climate Change Activist?

During the Friday White House daily press briefing, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta berated EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on behalf of planet Earth: “Why, then, is the arctic shelf melting? Why are the sea levels rising? Why are the hottest temperatures in the last decade essentially the hottest temperatures that we've seen on record?"

Chris Cuomo Mocks Sen. Mike Lee, Calls Him Partisan After He Reminds CNN of Comey’s Testimony

Thursday morning, CNN’s New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota had to be reminded by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) that then-FBI Director James Comey testified on May 3 that he had received no pressure to end any FBI investigation...

CNN Guest Goes Nuts, Blames GOP for Breakdown in Civility, Implies They Support Violence

On Tuesday morning’s CNN Newsroom, CNN guest and University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato ranted against Republicans, claiming they were almost solely to blame for the breakdown of civility in American politics...

Chris Cuomo Thinks CNN Needs to Hear From More Anti-Trump Voices

CNN’s New Day anchor Chris Cuomo is frustrated that we are not hearing enough from those who oppose Trump. Sad! On Tuesday morning, he grumbled:

CUOMO: He does have a blessing among his base of people really believing the President wants to do the right thing and giving him the benefit of every doubt. Though every time I see one of these panels now, I want you to sit with the people who are not for Trump.

CNN Blames Trump for Violence, Didn’t Mind When Guest Threatened GOP Rep

On Thursday morning, CNN’s New Day linked President Trump’s frequent criticism of the liberal media to Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s violent incident with a reporter Wednesday evening. Appearing on the morning show, The Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian whined: “You’ve got this kind of culture of, you know, reporters are the enemy going on and it depends. You see a lot of Democrats pointing the finger at the President right now. Saying you created, you helped create, at least, this culture where people consider reporters to be, you know, a fifth column or something.”

GOP Rep. Calls Out Media for Jumping to Conclusions with No Evidence, Cuomo Accuses Deception

Congressman Sean Duffy called out the media on Friday morning for their hysterical reporting without evidence. On CNN’s New Day, Duffy scolded anchor Chris Cuomo: "On the influence of the investigation as CNN, a news network, what information do we have about this memo, about this influence? I mean, all you have is a phone call to the FBI -- I'm sorry, to the New York Times, an undisclosed person, an undisclosed memo."

Chris Cuomo: Pointing Out the Lack of Evidence in Russia Investigation Is Sabotage

Chris Cuomo spent the entirety of Thursday’s New Day on a crusade to push the Democratic Party’s narrative on the Trump-Russia situation. He proclaimed that President Trump has shown “clear intent to influence this Russia investigation, even after the appointment of a special counsel.”

Snarky Camerota Claims Clinton’s E-Mails Never Risked National Security, Panelist Claims Trump Aided Iran

CNN’s New Day host Alysin Camerota let her liberal bias show Wednesday morning as she teamed up with Joe Biden’s former chief-of-staff Ron Klain to push their narrative against American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp.

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