Polls: Public Sides with Trump on ‘Fake News’ Media Bias


The general public agrees with Republicans and President Donald Trump that the establishment press are biased against Republicans and the Trump administration, according to recent national polls.

Dem Rep Cohen: Senate GOP Health Care Bill Is ‘Like Death Part Two’


Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) ripped the Senate Republican health care bill Saturday, calling the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) “deceptive” and “a political scam.” “It’s kind of like death part two,” Cohen said on MSNBC. “It still puts 23 million people out of health care. It destroys Medicaid, which is for the disabled, seniors, poor and pregnant mothers. It is a cruel bill He added, “It’s a deceptive, awful bill that shouldn’t be called a healthcare bill. It’s an entitlement for the rich and it’s a political scam.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Bill Nye Show Writer Ready to Accept Deaths of ‘Old Ass Conservative White Men’ If It Sparks Gun Control Debate


Marcella Arguello, a standup comedian and a writer for Bill Nye Saves The World on Netflix, tweeted in the wake of the Congressional baseball shooting that the deaths of "a few old ass conservative white men" were a worthwhile risk if it led to gun control.

MSNBC-Style 'Conservative' Charlie Sykes Bashes GOP 'Cult,' Fox News

Appearing as a panel member on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher, MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes displayed the latest example of why he is the type of right-leaning figure that liberal outfits like MSNBC include who will join liberal analysts in bashing Republicans.

Sykes took aim at Fox News for supposedly not informing its Republican-leaning viewers on the nefarious activities of President Donald Trump, and likened conservatives to a "cult" that always supports the "Dear Leader" and "Orange Deuce."

At one point, even when he was actually taking a shot at Democrats over the "insanity" of keeping Nancy Pelosi for so long as their House leader, he oddly suggested that she had done "wonderful things" in the past.

At 10:33 p.m. ET, during a discussion of the recent Georgia special election, Sykes argued that Democrats need to find a point between "hysterical opposition" and "being boring" if they want to start winning again, and then managed to praise Pelosi as he added:

How many elections are you going to put up, you know, a party led by Nancy Pelosi. That is kind of the definition of insanity, isn't it? I mean, she -- all the wonderful things that she's done -- 77 years old.

A bit later, after liberal host Bill Maher recalled that 90 percent of Republicans voted for Trump and wondered, "Can you get your party back? Do you have hope?" the right-leaning MSNBC analyst brought up an over the top reference to the horror film The Exorcist as he lamented:

Less every day -- 65 percent of Republicans don't even believe this took place, this Russian hacking. I mean, remember Linda Blair in The Exorcist? I honestly think that if Donald Trump came out and his head spun around 360 degrees and exploded with green projectile vomit, that 65 percent of Republicans would say it was brilliant performance art. (audience laughter and applause) And this is the challenge that we're up against. 

The MSNBC contributor then took aim at Fox News and theorized that President Richard Nixon might have survived Watergate if the cable news network had existed during the Republican's presidency as he added:

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You were talking about, you know, the alternative reality of Fox News. The reality is, is that you have a lot of Republicans that do not read these stories, do not read about this, and have quite frankly just decided that they're going to -- they're going to dismiss all of this. So this is the real challenge, that if you had Watergate with this media ecosystem, I'm pretty convinced that Richard Nixon would have survived, would have had Sean Hannity talking about the witch hunt. They would have all of that cover that would have allowed him to get away with the coverup.

Later on, as the group wondered why Republicans have remained so supportive of Trump, Sykes brought up his "cult" comparison as he explained:

Now, it is a cult. It is a cult of personality. And there's almost no other way to interpret it. I mean, I want -- and I've stolen this line, by the way, from Jonah Goldberg -- for me, watching the last few years has been like watching Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where people I've known for 20 or 30 years -- decent people who used to argue that character mattered and all of these things -- suddenly, they get them.

And they start, you know, figuring that, "No, we have to follow the Dear Leader -- whatever the Orange Deuce believes, we have to go along with." And so it makes it very, very difficult because the Democrats can come up with any line, but understand that, for the Right right now,  you don't have to be pro-Trump, you just hate the Left and the media more.

Below is a transcript of relevant portions of the Friday, June 23, Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO:

CHARLIE SYKES, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: The Democrats have to find that sweet spot between hysterical opposition with which the Trump folks feed upon and being boring and vanilla as Jon Ossoff was. And they haven't really figured out how to do that. And, by the way, you know, how many elections are you going to put up, you know, a party led by Nancy Pelosi. That is kind of the definition of insanity, isn't it? I mean, she -- all the wonderful things that she's done -- 77 years old. What the Democrats miss is they thought they were going to make this a referendum on Trump -- Republicans made it a referendum on Nancy Pelosi. Look, every party needs some fresh blood, some fresh faces at some point.

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BILL MAHER: Only 10 percent of Republicans did not vote for Donald Trump, and they're still pretty much with him. What do you guys have to do to get your party back? Can you get your party back? Do you have hope?

SYKES: Less every day -- 65 percent of Republicans don't even believe this took place, this Russian hacking. I mean, remember Linda Blair in The Exorcist? I honestly think that if Donald Trump came out and his head spun around 360 degrees and exploded with green projectile vomit, that 65 percent of Republicans would say it was brilliant performance art. (audience laughter and applause) And this is the challenge that we're up against. You were talking about, you know, the alternative reality of Fox News.

The reality is, is that you have a lot of Republicans that do not read these stories, do not read about this, and have quite frankly just decided that they're going to -- they're going to dismiss all of this. So this is the real challenge, that if you had Watergate with this media ecosystem, I'm pretty convinced that Richard Nixon would have survived, would have had Sean Hannity talking about the witch hunt. They would have all of that cover that would have allowed him to get away with the coverup.

(...)

BRADLEY WHITFORD, ACTOR: Republicans understand that their party affiliation is like a union membership -- "Well, I may not agree" -- I think a lot of them think Trump's an idiot, but "Well, I'm going to stick with my group."

SYKES: No, no, no, it's way worse than that. ... I used to say it was, you know, tribal politics. Now, it is a cult. It is a cult of personality. And there's almost no other way to interpret it. I mean, I want -- and I've stolen this line, by the way, from Jonah Goldberg -- for me, watching the last few years has been like watching Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where people I've known for 20 or 30 years -- decent people who used to argue that character mattered and all of these things -- suddenly, they get them.

And they start, you know, figuring that, "No, we have to follow the Dear Leader -- whatever the Orange Deuce believes, we have to go along with." And so it makes it very, very difficult because the Democrats can come up with any line, but understand that, for the Right right now,  you don't have to be pro-Trump, you just hate the Left and the media more.

Video: Lena Dunham Enlists Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hamm, Other Stars to Urge Planned Parenthood Support


Jennifer Lawrence, Judd Apatow, and Amy Poehler are among the many Hollywood A-listers who appear in a video urging support for Planned Parenthood.

Pelosi, Schumer, Other Democrats Silent on Johnny Depp’s Remarks on Assassinating Trump


Senate and House Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, respectively, did not respond to Breitbart News’s request for comment on actor Johnny Depp’s remarks at a festival in England about assassinating President Donald Trump.

Journalist Who Penetrated North Korean Nightmare Tells All

What is North Korea actually like?

Institutional Left Loses Again: Nonprofit Tracker Withdraws Inaccurate Leftist-Driven Labels Hurting Conservative Groups

Pro-Muslim protestor carrying a sign saying 'No Freedom for Hate Speech' as opposing groups of protesters clashed over the M-103 motion to fight Islamophobia during pro-Muslim and anti-Muslim demonstrations in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on March 04, 2017. Canadians across the country staged similar protests against Islam, Muslims, Sharia Law and M-103. These protests were met by counter protests by those supporting Muslims and in favour of M-103. M-103 is a private members motion put forth by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid that asks the government to 'recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear' and condemn Islamophobia, as well as all other kinds of 'systemic racism and religious discrimination.' (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
The institutional left suffered a significant blow on Friday when nonprofit and charity tracker GuideStar withdrew inaccurate labels placed on conservative groups on its website—labels that were pushed by the far left-wing organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Alex Jones And The Testosterone Wars

MSM funded by Big Pharma attacks Infowars

Meet The Man Who Is Going To Beat Paul Ryan

Establishment reps feeling pressure

Reagan Official Calls Out Spy Agencies As Pro-Obama

Unelected bureaucracies enslave America

“The Russians Are Taking Over America”!

It’s nice to see some public opinion polls showing the (white) American public is getting sick of the endless Lib/Left/Cuckservative/Zionist media’s obsession that the Russians supposedly stole the Presidential election away from Hillary and President Trump is about to get impeached by some Watergate/Whatevergate scandal that Trump is somehow ….

In bed with THE RUSSIANS.

(I so much wish I was in bed with beautiful Russian women tennis players!)

Here’s another Farstar comic on this theme about keeping out

New Poll: 50 Percent Believe Media Have Over-Dramatized Trump Charges

If you believe that the news media's coverage of allegations involving President Donald Trump has been irresponsible and over-dramatized, you’re not alone.

According to a new poll released by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 50 percent of participants believe the media have favored people making allegations against the Republican occupant of the White House; 34 percent think the media have been responsible; and 12 percent say the media have been too restrained.

In an article for NBC News by reporter Mark Murray, 89 percent of Republicans polled said they believe that the media coverage of Trump allegations have sided with the president’s accusers.

Only five percent of the GOP participants said the news was responsible and proper in its coverage, while only three percent said the press was too restrained.

Of course, only 16 percent of Democrats participating in the survey stated the reporting was “Irresponsible” and over-dramatized, with a whopping 63 percent said the media was responsible and proper in their coverage.

Another 16 percent claimed that the press was “too restrained.”

Meanwhile, 48 percent of Independents stated that the coverage was irresponsible and over-dramatized, with 27 percent agreeing that the coverage was responsible and proper, while 20 percent felt the press was too restrained.

In another aspect of the survey, Murray stated:

By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump when it comes to their differing accounts of events that led up to Comey's firing.

Forty-five percent of respondents say they are more likely to believe Comey's version of events from his June 8 testimony to the U.S. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said.

“An additional 21 percent say they believe neither of them,” Murray noted, “and eight percent say they believe both of them.”

When asked who the respondents believe, 76 percent of Democrats replied that they would trust Comey while 50 percent of Republicans said they favor Trump.

Murray continued by indicating that the poll “also finds 46 percent of Americans disapproving of Trump’s decision to fire Comey -- up from 38 percent in May.”

“Just 27 percent approve of Comey's ouster,” the reporter asserted.

Murray also noted:

President Trump fired Comey on May 9, and the Trump administration initially said it was because of how he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election.

But Trump later suggested it was due to the FBI's investigation into Russia's interference in the election -- and whether Trump's 2016 campaign might have had contacts with Russian entities.

"When I decided to [fire Comey], I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story," Trump told NBC's Lester Holt two days after Comey's dismissal.

“Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 that the president asked Comey to let go of the investigation into former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn,” Murray stated. “Trump and his personal attorney have denied he ever said that.”

“According to the NBC/WSJ poll, 53 percent of Americans believe that Russia's government interfered in the 2016 election, compared with 36 percent who disagree,” Murray added.

“But this breaks along partisan lines,” he continued, since “78 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of independents think Russia interfered, versus just 26 percent of Republicans” and 65 percent of the GOP participants asserted that there was no Russian interference.

The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted June 17-20 of 900 adults, including more than 400 by cell phone -- and it has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.

However, if this poll is as inaccurate as the ones claiming Republican Karen Handel was in a dead heat with Democrat Jon Ossoff in the runoff for the House of Representatives seat in Georgia’s 6th District last Tuesday, anything can happen.

On the morning of June 20, pollsters claimed that race was too close to call. Twelve hours later, Handel trounced Ossoff by more than 1,300 votes.

If weathermen were wrong as often as some pollsters, they’d be looking for another job – probably in the rain.

WaPo’s Rucker: Democrats ‘Can’t Run Just as the Resistance Party’ – ‘They Need an Agenda, Some Ideas’

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On Friday’s broadcast of PBS’ “Washington Week,” Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker said Democrats lack a strong leader at the national level and can’t just be the resistance party if they want to win. Rucker commented on former President Obama’s statement against the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill by saying Obama is “trying to help galvanize Democrats, who don’t really have a strong national party leader right now.” He later stated, “[T]he bigger problem for the Democratic Party right now, is they need fresh faces, and they need a fresh message. They can’t run just as the resistance party. That’s what we learned in Georgia. That’s what we learned in all these other special elections. They need a vision for the future. They need a message. They need an agenda, some ideas, some policy ideas. Go out in the country. Try to figure out what a movement could look like. And they’re not there yet. They might get there by 2018, but they’ve got a lot of work to do as a party.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Strict California Gun Control Impotent as UPS Gunman Uses Stolen Firearms

San Francisco police released this booking photo of UPS shooter Jimmy Lam on Friday, June 23, 2017. (Photo by SFPD)
California has universal background checks, gun registration requirements, gun confiscation laws, a ten-day waiting period on gun purchases, an "assault weapons" ban, a "good cause" requirement for concealed carry, and a high-profile shooting that garners national attention two or three times a year.

Turkish Authorities Ban LGBT Pride in Istanbul

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Turkish authorities have banned the LGBT Pride parade in Istanbul for the second year in a row, citing "safety concerns."

On CNN, Montel Williams: GOP Would Send 140 Million to 'Death' w Health Plan

As Montel Williams appeared on Friday's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to discuss his recent USA Today article attacking Republican plans to repeal ObamaCare, the former talk show host accused congressional Republicans of not caring about their own family members and of supporting a plan that would send their relatives and 140 million other Americans to "death."

After recalling that, by the year 2020, 140 million Americans would be suffering from chronic illnesses, he added: "They are going to be looking for somebody to give them medication and health care. And what this bill does is sends them all to death." A bit later he further charged that congressional Republicans do not care about their own relatives: "This Congress is the richest Congress we've ever had in history. They can afford premium health care. They don't care about even their own family members -- their cousins, their aunts or uncles or nieces who they all know have just been sentenced to death."

Williams -- who endorsed Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich for President last year -- even turned on him for expressing a willingness to phase in Republican reforms on Medicaid over seven years. Williams: "Governor Kasich along with every other member of Congress have family members right now who are ill. And they need to look those family members in the face and say, 'Darling, I love you, but fend for yourself because we're not going to help you.'"

Below is a transcript of relevant portions of the Friday, June 23, CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

(Montel Williams begins by recalling that his insurance company recently wanted him to find a less expensive medication to treat his Multiple Sclerosis even though he does not know of any.)

MONTEL WILLIAMS: And that's the reason I'm so angry about this ridiculously stupid piece of legislation that is honestly nothing more than a tax cut and a political agenda disguised as a health care bill because if they were really putting together a health care bill, the first thing we would do is to stop talking about this as if it's just a piece of paper. Right now, Brooke, in America today -- anybody watching us can look this up -- there are over 125 million of the 312 million Americans who right now suffer from a chronic illness. Out of that 125 million, 70 percent of them suffer from two. Now, these are real numbers. Forget all of the garbage that you're hearing about in this debate. These are real numbers. 

This 125 million people as of today will be as high as 140 million by 2020. And in 2020, they are going to be looking for somebody to give them medication and health care. And what this bill does is sends them all to death. (Brooke Baldwin visibly winces.) So we can talk about things and use these obscure things. Let's talk about the numbers. Right now, Brooke, I mean, it's ridiculous to think -- 

BROOKE BALDWIN: I know --

WILLIAMS: Go ahead.

BALDWIN: I know it's the numbers, but it's also the faces -- and I know you're getting worked up -- I know you're really passionate about this. But when we really hammer in on Medicaid, for example, and as I said, lower income and a lot of the elderly in this country like totally rely on it, and a point that you make in your piece -- which is a point I think you'e made before -- is when you think about the folks who really believe in Donald Trump who helped put him in, you know, the Oval Office, those are the folks who will really be hurt by this.

WILLIAMS: They will be, so here's what I suggest. I got the easiest fix, Brooke. I'm telling you right now -- for the American health care bill. Here's what we ought to do. The Senate and the Congress and let's also include the President of the United States and also our Supreme Court justices. Any bill that's passed for health care, they must sign on to that. That bill must end the amount of money that the public spends on Congress's health care. So Congress should be forced to take the exact same health care that we the constituents take. If they're willing to write a health care bill that way and put that in writing that says unequivocally that whatever we give to the American people --

BALDWIN: Is good enough for us.

WILLIAMS: -- is what we will have for ourselves, then let's all back that bill. And I guarantee you, you won't see it happen because, you know why? Because this Congress is the richest Congress we've ever had in history. They can afford premium health care. They don't care about even their own family members -- their cousins, their aunts or uncles or nieces who they all know have just been sentenced to death.

BALDWIN: But what about -- I'm looking at you and I remember in all of our conversations when you were on the trail, when you were really -- you were loving the Ohio governor, John Kasich. You were like "This is a guy who should be in the White House."

WILLIAMS: Yes. Yes.

BALDWIN: And even earlier this month, you know, even Governor Kasich said that he, too, was warming to this idea of a slow Medicaid rollback, albeit a bit more gradual. I think he wanted seven years, and this would be something like three. But your response to Governor Kasich, someone you really, really respect?

WILLIAMS: Well, I think the governor needs to understand that, again, we talk about numbers -- three years, seven years, let's roll it back. Let's look at three years from now, Brooke. It's 2017 -- 2020, there will be 140 million Americans who are going to require advanced forms of health care. And out of that 140 million, 100 million will require it for two different illnesses. Governor Kasich along with every other member of Congress have family members right now who are ill. And they need to look those family members in the face and say, "Darling, I love you, but fend for yourself because we're not going to help you.

BALDWIN: Meantime, these other Senators who are saying, "Thanks, but no thanks," they're saying it doesn't go far enough. You've got people on all different sides of the spectrum. And, Montel, you find me one of these members of Congress who agree with you who will sign up, and we'll have a big conversation on TV.

WILLIAMS: Guess what, I won't find one, but we'll keep working on it.

Brooks: Georgia Loss ‘A Big Loss’ for Democrats, Pelosi Has ‘Become a Central Liability’

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On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that the loss in the Georgia special election was a major loss for the Democrats and that House Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has become a drag on people across the country. Brooks stated, “I think the Georgia loss is a big loss. I don’t think it’s, oh, this is always a Republican district, it’s not such a big deal. If the Democrats are going to pick up seats, it’s going to be in upscale, highly educated suburban seats. And this was tailor-made for that, a seat that Trump barely won. And so, if after all that’s happened in the last four or five months, they can’t pick up the seat, that, to me, is an indictment.” Brooks added, “It’s first, a sign that there’s limits to being anti-Trump. Second, that the Trump phenomenon was not just a fluke, that it’s based on some deep structural things in the economy that are driving people to support the Republicans, some deep structural things in the country, that people are extremely distrustful of government and extremely distrustful of Washington.” He continued, “There’s also a sign that the Republicans, despite all that’s happened,

Georgia Reports Massive Decrease in Food Stamps Use as Economy Improves

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) station, more commonly known as Food Stamps, in the GrowNYC Greenmarket in Union Square on September 18, 2013 in New York City.
Georgia is seeing a deep decline in the number of residents dependent on food stamps as the Peach State's economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession.

British Parliament Hit By Primitive Hacking Attempt, Russian Tinfoil Goes Into Overdrive

Mark my words, there will come a time in the not too distant future when we’ll see governments in the declining West resorting to the blame game against Russia for literally every form of internet hoax, scam, and trolling mission – look for Nigerian lottery emails to also be laid at the feet of Vladimir Putin himself.

It may sound absurd to many readers, but you have to understand that a sizable chunk of the ruling classes in most advanced nations have now reached the point where they cannot stop themselves from appearing clinically insane and worthy of mental asylums for their deranged conspiracy theories.

From The Independent:

Hackers have targeted Parliament’s email system in an attempt to access the accounts of hundreds of MPs, Lords, aides and staff.

Security services to shut down access for anyone not in Westminster as part of efforts to secure the network.

“The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts,” a parliamentary spokesperson told The Independent.

“We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). 

“We have systems in place to protect member and staff accounts and are taking the necessary steps to protect our systems.”

MPs were told of the cyber attack on Friday night and said they were unable to access their emails the following morning.

An email sent to everyone using a parliamentary address said “unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyber attack” had been discovered.

“Closer investigation by our team confirmed that hackers were carrying out a sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in attempt to identify weak passwords,” said a message seen by the Huffington Post.

Based off of what we know about the security of accounts related to John Podesta, I wonder what the odds are that Theresa May’s personal password is “kittens,” “cats,” or “meals for one?”

 

It came days after reports that Russian hackers had put passwords belonging to senior ministers, ambassadors and senior police officers up for sale online.

Britain just does not understand that they are no longer an important power in the grand scheme of geopolitics – surrendering their Empire by triggering the Second World War, and essentially dooming their native population and economy by allowing their non-White former subjects (now everyone) to pour into the small island nation.

Because let’s just be realistic here – Russia could likely cripple the entire infrastructure of Britain if they deemed it expedient, although my guess is that they’re not interested in the little emaciated fish floating around in the world lake screaming of their past importance and long-diminished health.

Israel Strikes Syrian Positions, Tanks After Mortars Land in Golan Heights


TEL AVIV -- In response to at least ten projectiles launched from Syria that landed inside Israeli territory, the Israel Air Force on Saturday carried out retaliatory strikes targeting the positions from which the mortars originated.

Report: Trump to Get Second Supreme Court Pick

Napolitano possibly in running

No In-State Tuition for Arizona DREAMers, Court Rules


An appellate court in Arizona has ruled that DREAMers cannot receive in-state tuition. Each state can determine whether it can give these tax-supported benefits, the court held.

Supreme Court: Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship

Immigration, Naturalization Ceremony
The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government.

Silly: CNN Debases Itself, Hires Sketch Artist for Off-Camera WH Briefing

File this one under, ‘no, this not a joke.’ For Friday’s off-camera White House press briefing, CNN hired a sketch artist to render images of press secretary Sean Spicer as yet another example of their pathetic meltdowns over the Trump communications team’s decisions about access.

Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke teased this news earlier Friday, but CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin made an on-air announcement following the tape-delayed audio from briefing while sketches appeared next to her.

“We at CNN sent a sketch artist inside to provide you with the visuals the White House won't allow you to see. So you're actually looking at this artist rendering of press secretary Sean Spicer giving the answers. They refused to be recorded on camera. Brian, this is the only way people can see. It's ridiculous,” she complained to Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter.

Stelter obviously agreed, touting his network’s latest achievement as an example of CNN “getting creative.” He explained that they were done by “well-known courtroom artist” Bill Hennessy and are open for “other television networks...to use.”

“He's covered a lot of trials but I believe it's his first day sketching a White House press briefing....He was in the back of the briefing, didn't have his easel the way he usually has but he was able to draw the briefing. He's working on color versions of these images now,” Stelter added.

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Almost predicting the onslaught of criticism and mockery that CNN would face (from spaces like this one), Stelter proclaimed that “[t]he point here is serious” and “CNN did not send a cartoonist in order to make fun of the briefing”:

They sent an actual sketch artist because it's a way to create a picture, paint a picture of these briefings for people because we, the viewers, weren't able to watch on camera. You know, Brooke, this is an example of the White House rolling back press access. 

“I think today, CNN trying something new inside the briefing in order to have people have a sense of what it looks like,” the senior CNN media correspondent concluded.

Senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny chimed in a few moments later, stating the White House position that they believe off-camera briefings “allow for a more substantive discussion on policy.” Naturally, Zeleny quickly pivoted back to slamming this argument.

If the laughter created by this idea wasn’t enough, Zeleny correctly surmised that these meltdowns (including his) are exactly what President Trump (and, by extension, his supporters) want to see:

This White House is trying to avoid questions about the Russia investigation over and over and the President also, I believe, is trying to have the media sort of fight with itself and talk about itself. He relishes the moment when the media is talking about the media. You know, he enjoys this[.]

Before going back to Baldwin, Zeleny complimented Hennessy by suggesting that this role is no different than one Hennessy has played in courtrooms for murder trials:

I was just talking to Bill Hennessy just before I came out here, Brooke, and I can tell you, he is a very talented artist as we've seen, and he has, you know, a sketching out some more things of the scene in the room there and as Brian said, this isn't a cartoon. This is a real depiction of what's going on there. So certainly, like a courtroom, like a murder trial or something elsewhere cameras aren't allowed, they weren't allowed today so we went in with a sketch artist, Brooke. 

Here’s the relevant transcript from June 23's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin
June 23, 2017
3:24 p.m. Eastern

BROOKE BALDWIN: Let’s also just talk about the briefing now. Brian Stelter is with me and just so we're all transparent, this is the second straight day that the White House has not allowed you to see the briefing. In fact, there have only been two on-camera briefings in the past two weeks, so 15 days. We at CNN sent a sketch artist inside to provide you with the visuals the White House won't allow you to see. So you're actually looking at this artist rendering of press secretary Sean Spicer giving the answers. They refused to be recorded on camera. Brian, this is the only way people can see. It's ridiculous. 

BRIAN STELTER: This is CNN getting creative. Other television networks will be able to use these images later today as well, Brooke. This is by artist Bill Hennessy, who’s a well-known courtroom artist. He works at the Supreme Court all the time for CNN and other news outlets. He's covered a lot of trials but I believe it's his first day sketching a White House press briefing. So you see his images on screen here. He was in the back of the briefing, didn't have his easel the way he usually has but he was able to draw the briefing. He's working on color versions of these images now. The point here is serious. CNN did not send a cartoonist in order to make fun of the briefing. They sent an actual sketch artist because it's a way to create a picture, paint a picture of these briefings for people because we, the viewers, weren't able to watch on camera. You know, Brooke, this is an example of the white house rolling back press access. We've seen what is normally on camera daily briefings become a relatively infrequent exercise. You mentioned only twice in the past two weeks. The briefings have been held on camera. Most of the time they have been off camera, audio only and no live audio. It's weird in this age Periscope and Facebook live that you and I could get our phone out and live stream right now but the White House is being so restrictive and we've seen a number of attempts to change this. There was a meeting yesterday with the head of the White House Correspondents Association with Sean Spicer expressing concerns about these restrictions, but I think today, CNN trying something new inside the briefing in order to have people have a sense of what it looks like. 

BALDWIN: So the concerns have been expressed. Jeff, just back over to you at the White House. I mean, tell me what's the White House's explanation? I'm checking my Twitter during the briefing and getting from viewers like I'm not tuning in to listen to a podcast. I mean, people deserve to see the briefing. Why not? 

JEFF ZELENY: Well, Sean Spicer was asked that directly again today at the audio-only briefing and he said, look, he said that this is something the White House is trying to allow for a more substantive discussion on policy. That's actually, perhaps, some of it and it was a robust briefing today with some serious discussions. Of course, that can happen on camera as well here. I mean, this would not be all that unusual if this happened to be the anomaly. If there were three or four daily briefings and once a week or so — I can remember back in the Obama days, back in the Bush administration, which I was covering as well, the press secretary would have, you know, a group of reporters in his office to talk about things in a more substantive way that weren't necessarily in sound bytes but that's not what this White House is doing. This White House is trying to avoid questions about the Russia investigation over and over and the President also, I believe, is trying to have the media sort of fight with itself and talk about itself. He relishes the moment when the media is talking about the media. You know, he enjoys this, but seeing this sketch artist there, I was just talking to Bill Hennessy just before I came out here, Brooke, and I can tell you, he is a very talented artist as we've seen, and he has, you know, a sketching out some more things of the scene in the room there and as Brian said, this isn't a cartoon. This is a real depiction of what's going on there. So certainly, like a courtroom, like a murder trial or something elsewhere cameras aren't allowed, they weren't allowed today so we went in with a sketch artist, Brooke. 

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If abortion groups are trying to keep a low profile, they’re not doing a very good job of it. While Congress debates whether taxpayers should fund the likes of Planned Parenthood, the industry has spent the last six months trying to avoid headlines. That will be impossible now, thanks to a federal judge who’s threatening to send the man responsible for exposing the grisly business to jail.

At issue now is whether Daleiden’s team violated the court’s order by posting new footage of clinic workers talking about the grisly details of abortion (and an admission that they sometimes “[alter the procedure for financial gain]”. BuzzFeed insists the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) is in serious hot water now, having “flouted multiple injunctions and court-issued seals by posting more shocking videos of abortion providers and identifying 14 of the John/Jane Does participating in the state criminal complaint against him and his recording partner Sandra Merritt. Those names were previously under a court seal.” If the court holds Daleiden in contempt for going public with the tapes, it could be “punishable by fines, jail time and disbarment for the attorneys involved.”

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is doing his best to make that pain a reality. Together with the National Abortion Federation, the state’s top law enforcer is pushing for the maximum penalty against Daleiden’s team. And with Planned Parenthood’s PAC on his donor rolls, it’s no wonder why. “Before becoming the current attorney general,” RedState points out, “Becerra was a state representative and over years received thousands in donations from PPFA.” That investment is paying off handsomely for the abortion industry, which has watched with satisfaction as the courts and AG’s office work overtime to protect their pals from investigations like David’s.

The pro-lifer was already in an uphill climb against federal Judge William Orrick, who’s responsible for putting the videos under lock and key to begin with. And according to records, Orrick has some interesting political connections of his own. Not only was he appointed by President Obama but as documents show, raised $200,000 for Obama’s campaign. So much for impartiality! This is the same judge who — despite an independent forensic report — insisted, “[CMP’s projects] thus far have not been pieces of journalistic integrity, but misleadingly edited videos and unfounded assertions.” That intimidation continued with Orrick’s warning: “Mr. Daleiden better be well advised by his lawyers … that he is obligated to follow the Court’s orders and not try to skate around them and cause real harm to human beings and [legally] to himself.”

Of course, the tragic irony is that real harm is already being done to human beings. And not by David Daleiden! If his work has proven anything, it’s who the real culprits are. To the pro-life movement, David is a hero, who’s put an exclamation point on taxpayers’ insistence that Congress defund these groups. In the meantime, the attorneys for CMP aren’t taking this collusion lying down. They’ve argued all along that the tapes are protected by the First Amendment — and former Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley agrees. The case against Daleiden is “beyond weak,” he told reporters. “He is being persecuted for using very law-based efforts to expose corruption and criminality.” And he’s not alone. Even the LA Times editorial board found the 15 felony charges bogus!

FRC’s Arina Grossu is one of millions who thinks the abortion industry should be paying the price — not CMP.

“David Daleiden is a courageous hero for exposing the gory reality of the abortion industry and its sale of baby body parts. The implicated parties, including the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood, want to hide the truth from the general public about ‘the heads that get stuck’, the baby eyeballs falling into laps during abortions, using forceps to ‘pull off a leg or two,’ and executives even admitting that abortion is violence and killing a person. David Daleiden’s First Amendment rights must be protected. The perpetrators exposed in these videos should be put in jail, not the messenger exposing them.”

Even staring down time behind bars, the pro-life leader has no regrets. “The story is not over yet,” Daleiden said. “They’ve brought it all back front and center again.” Even now, facing a prison sentence for blowing the lid off of these clinics’ real agenda, he’s just happy the videos are back in the news. “I’m all in. We have more videos that have yet to be released and there are more battles that have yet to be fought,” Daleiden said. “I’m not giving up.” Neither will we — not until abortion is held in the contempt that it deserves.

Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.

Editor's Note: This article appeared in Life News on June 21, 2017 and was published by the Family Research Council.

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Liberals made a big deal out of the report that Fox News has dropped its old slogan “Fair and Balanced.” The slogan was always a mockery of the liberal media’s rejection of what they call “false balance.” It’s “false balance” because the conservative view is false. From their arrogant viewpoint, only the “truth” is worth reporting.

That same worldview infects public broadcasting, which from its very beginnings in the LBJ days was a left-wing propaganda project. They passed a Public Broadcasting Act with a meaningless rhetorical bow to fairness and balance, and liberals made sure any legislative teeth in that law were pulled. 

The gender deconstructionists on the Left are now using PBS to push only their viewpoint.  On June 19, the documentary-film series Independent Lens aired a one-hour film called Real Boy. The star, naturally, was a girl named Rachael who wants to be a boy named Bennett, and her goal in this film was “top surgery,” known in less euphemistic terms as breast amputation.

The “balance” in this film was Rachael’s mother Suzy, who the gay activists at the “NBC Out” website described as “frustratingly apprehensive.” Inside the LGBT media bubble, acceptance is mandatory. They routinely employ emotional blackmail: resistance is worse than futile, it encourages self-loathing and even suicide.

Inevitably, as a PBS documentary would, it shows how Suzy comes around to support the amputation, as a fellow mother of a “trans boy” tells her “We have to love them and support them....Love them through it, that’s all you can do.’” They cannot be told they’re mistaken. 

Gushy music plays in the background, as Suzy continues to be pushed: “There’s so many other people in this world who would love to bring them down. We just have to make sure we’re not any of those people.” 

“Those people” means people who accept that allegedly oppressive “binary” view of gender. 

Rachael’s father and sister do not support the amputation, and so they’re off camera. They “bring people down.” In one scene, Rachael tells her father over the phone “I’m not interested in arguing with you.” Then she hangs up and yells “My f—ing family!” 

Rachael is a musician and early on in the film, they illustrate her singing her song, with lyrics that include “If the skin your soul embodies, doesn’t fit quite right, and you hate what their god gave you, fear not my love.” 

God is not a favorite at PBS. This is certainly part of what Pope Benedict meant when he denounced a “dictatorship of relativism.” A religious view, or even a common-sense non-religious view of how the human race was created, male and female, is cast aside as hateful and discriminatory....and not worth air time on a TV network funded by the taxpayers. Relativism will allow no rebuttal. 

The film was funded through the “Independent Television Service,” a PBS offshoot that subsidizes documentaries, overwhelmingly on the Left. They claim they “help inform civil discourse essential to American society.” Translation: they create essential change. 

Shaleece Haas, the maker of Real Boy, is upset that there aren’t a glut of pro-transgender propaganda films, and claims the media part of the cultural revolution isn’t sufficient. “It does not solve the problem of homophobia and transphobia, of all the various forms of hatred.... alongside storytelling, we really need to be working to create safe, inclusive spaces, in our schools, communities, in our institutions.”

The cultural revolution will be televised...and then it will be imposed. Dissenters will pay for the privilege of being denounced. Then the Left complains that conservatives hate democracy.

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