Not so Facty

It is interesting to watch liberal pundits disguise themselves as Truth Detectors. Two of my favorites are Snopes and FactCheck.org. Each uses the finest of nuance to push an article and associated title to fit their narrative.  That narrative is always, 100% of the time, liberal good – conservative bad.

Take the example of Hillary Clinton and Uranium One. I recently posted an article regarding Chuck Schumer’s selective investigative syndrome (SIS). Of particular note is his strong urge to have two investigations into the Trump administration and Russian ties. Yet, when the Secretary of State was Hillary Clinton, when she was running State business on her own personal server –  Uranium One made four donations to the Clinton Foundation totaling $2.35 million. Chuck Schumer said of this situation, “I think all this other stuff is going to be bumps in the road when you look back on it.” The old, nothing to see here… move along.

When you run to Snopes or FactCheck.org to review the Clinton/Uranium One issue you get headlines that could have been written by Chuck himself… move along, nothing to see here. FactCheck.org’s title on this topic is, “A False ‘Corruption’ Claim”. Snopes gives it a “False” rating. By the way, Snopes will never give a conservative viewpoint a clear positive claim. It is usually “mostly this” or “mostly that”, or so I’ve notice.

I’ll just take FactCheck.org (Snopes is pretty much the same) to make a point. By selectively choosing the angle of argument, they paint the picture of non-corruption. I notice this technique often with liberal media outlets. Morning Joe is famous for this slight of hand. You will always hear one contributor say “people I know”, “people are telling me”, “friends say to me”, “crowds tell me”, “everywhere I go people say”… and then they make the point they want to make. This trick is used to lend credibility to the point they want to make. Of course, they are just saying that – you can’t prove people are saying this or that. You don’t know if it is their other liberal friend saying that and they are being “liberal with the facts” making it sound like half of America.

FackCheck.org’s (FC)  title on the Clinton/Uranium controversy as noted before is “A False ‘Corruption’ Claim”. FC makes the following point regarding the April 23, 2015, a New York Times article.

“The story doesn’t find evidence of a pay-to-play scandal or say that Clinton was responsible for the uranium deal.”

In building their selectively narrow narrative they add “New York Times wrote about the uranium issue, saying the paper had “built upon” Schweizer’s information.”

This now allows a pivot to Schweizer and Fox News:

“A few days after the Times story, Schweizer made the false claim on “Fox News Sunday” that Clinton, as secretary of state, had “veto power” and “could have stopped” the sale. We found that only the president had that power.”

So now we have the narrative foundation built. You see it isn’t about the potential corruption, or linking a private email server and donations to the Clinton Foundation to the Russians.  No it is about the false claim that Hillary had veto power? That now becomes the false claim!

FC’s goes on to note:

As the Times wrote, there are certainly ethical considerations when a former president is accepting foundation donations from people who have a stake in a business deal and his spouse sits on a committee that approves such deals. But Hillary Clinton wasn’t responsible for “hand[ing] over American uranium rights to the Russians,” Well no, she didn’t mine it, put it in a bag and give them the rights to take it – this is true and a good fact check!

So you see, the issue of impropriety in an administration that said they would be the most transparent in history has no quarter here. When combined with a personal email server, the Secretary of State being closely tied to large donations and being paid large sums of money to speak, combined with getting access to US Uranium is boiled down to A False ‘Corruption’ Claim.

(and don’t give me the Annenberg connection. The Annenberg Foundation was originally founded by Walter J. Annenberg, a conservative who supported Ronald Reagan. However, when Walter Annenberg died, his family took over the management of the foundation and it took a turn to the far left and has ties to radical left individuals such as Bill Ayers and his friend and fellow left wing radical colleague Barack Obama. See Chicago Annenberg Challenge)

Selective Investigative Syndrome (SIS)

Chuck-E has made a lot of news lately. Commenting on a fake news story about the national guard rounding up illegals, Chuck-E said “I just hope it’s not true. The fact that it might even be considered is appalling”. He was also brought to fake tears on the temporary immigration band of the Trump administration. Barry Obama put lab coats on staffers so they looked like doctors. This can give your Street Cred when p170129141304-chuck-schumer-emotional-trump-travel-ban-00000000-small-169ushing a healthcare program down the throats of citizens. Chuck-E is no dummy, he utilized a child Muslim prop when he whipped up some tears for the cameras. Brilliant Chuck-E! I guess he forgot that in Nov. 2015 he said, “We’re waiting for the briefing tomorrow, a pause may be necessary. We’re going to look at it”. No he didn’t forget, that was political expediency. And of course MSM is missing in action.

Following an emergency Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) warned that Trump officials might try to cover up improper contacts with Russian intelligence. Hey Chuck-E, you mean like having your own email server? Vetting your own email for FOIA? You know… like when you said, “Oh, I don’t know, I think Hillary is great,” said Schumer. “I think, ya know, she’s already said she wants the emails out. What do Americans care about? Good paying jobs, good country, good family. All that stuff isn’t gonna matter.”

Chuck-E also demanded an independent Russia probe on the Trump administration, saying “If an investigation is not independent, nonpartisan, and most of all, transparent, there is no guarantee this administration will take the decisive and immediate actions necessary to keep our country safe”. Chuck-E urged the creation of two independent investigations: one by Congress and the other by the executive branch. Yet, when Hillary Clinton was utilizing a personal email server to conduct business as Secretary of State, and contributions were flowing into the Clinton foundation as the U.S. reviewed a deal of a Russian energy agency’s control in Uranium One, Check-E was all but silent!

These contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, according to the Times, despite an agreement Clinton, then candidate for president, made with the Obama administration to do so. What was Chuck-E’s conclusion on all of this? Special dual independent  probes??  Well not quite. No in this instance he said, “I think all this other stuff is going to be bumps in the road when you look back on it.

(more on the press, liberal bias and FactCheck.Org in relationship to the Uranium One deal coming next – least you think, there is no there, there)

Time magazine’s cover features menacing portrait of Steve Bannon

If you want to see how the media shapes a narrative and thus sets an agenda they want to talk about, look no further than Time magazine’s cover with Steve Bannon. The official MSM narrative is that Bannon is out promoting himself, Trump is upset and the one I love… Axelrod never did anything like this.

Point one – Did Steve Bannon ask Time to do the article? No. Can he stop an article being written about him? No. Should he be proud of what he accomplished? Yes!

Point two – It is not uncommon to do a story about a campaign manager when said candidate wins the presidency! In fact, that is exactly what happened with “you never saw Axelrod do something like this” Axelrod:

 

ABC News – August 22, 2008

Obama’s $2-Million Man: Campaign Guru Axelrod

 

The Christian Science Monitor – July 15, 2008

David Axelrod: architect of Obama’s unlikely campaign

 

The New York Times – October 26, 2008

Long by Obama’s Side, an Adviser Fills a Role That Exceeds His Title

 

Even Advertising Age ran a story in November, 2008

The Team That Brought You the New President

How Plouffe, Axelrod and the Rest of the Gang Built a Master Campaign

 

So if you want to know why we call it “fake news”, if you want to know why alternative media gets large viewership, if you want to know why “citizen reports” are popping up all over and creating blogs like this – look no further than MSM. You are so transparent these days we cannot even see you!

 

 

 

Racist America / Racist Trump

I have heard the cries as long as I have been alive… Racist America. The only problem is the people yelling this all the time are the bigots. Duplicitous is not a strong enough word to throw at these people! When they win, they say, “Elections have consequences”. When then lose they cry like adolescent children.

Turn the tables for even a brief moment in time. What if… just what if… people across this nation started protesting when President Barack Obama was elected? Can one even imagine the outcry of racism that would invoke? The Tea Party Protests were characterized as… Racist. As noted in Newsweek:

A new survey by the University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality offers fresh insight into the racial attitudes of Tea Party sympathizers. “The data suggests that people who are Tea Party supporters have a higher probability”—25 percent, to be exact—”of being racially resentful than those who are not Tea Party supporters

I wonder if Newsweek is doing a story on the Trump protestors as being racist.

Even Chris Matthews does not know the term racism. He like so many others think you can only be a racist if you are “white” Listen to him say, “… the belief that one race, white, should rule all others”. This is astounding coming from someone with his background. Here are some others that do not believe black people can be racist.

Again, just imagine if you can the outcry that would have happened had people started protesting Obama!

Brandon Victor Dixon is the latest idiot to show just how truly duplicitous people can be. When Vice President-elect Mike Pence attend the show Hamilton, the cast used the opportunity to make a statement:

We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights

Can you imagine… can you only imagine if this had happened by a white man addressing Obama, out with his family to watch a Broadway play! Yet, President Obama abroad (something rarely addressed on US soil) took the chance to tell the world, yes the world… protestors of American Democracy – March On!

The one thing the left excels at is calling a segment of America names, names that actually identify them. Hillary called Trump supporters “Deplorable”, yet Brandon Victor Dixon and the cast of Hamilton are! Hillary supporters carried signs that said “Love Trumps Hate”, yet when they lost the election, it was their boots that trumped into the flesh of fellow Americans. “He voted Trump… Damn!” Will this be considered a hate crime? Certainly not by the likes of Chris Matthews.

In addition, what about Black Lives Matter? Do you see White Lives Matter marches? You say why should we… here is why – take a look! Remember you cannot even say, “All Lives Matter”.

So who really are the racists in America? Those that voted across racial lines or those that voted 93% for their own race. In 2012, 93%… yes almost every single African American voted their race, in 2008 it was 95%. In 2012 40% (almost half) of whites voted for Obama, in 2008 43%. No other group voted so overwhelming along racial lines.

Those figures alone shout out something very important. Yet, that is never considered as racial prejudice.

So what exactly concerns people like Brandon Victor Dixon. Anything in Trump’s contract with America? Maybe it is the “five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service” or maybe the “withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership” or maybe directing “the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuse”. To be sure, there is a lot a racial positioning in his contract with America to be worried about, like trying to create jobs. Uh Oh – did I just say something racial? It was… only if you think creating jobs is racial, or you simply look for the racial monstrous imaginary figure under every stone!

Sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!

Sanders famously said, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” (Bernie 2016)

Brilliant Bernie!

One thing for sure, the Main Stream Media (MSM) certainly is and they want no part of any investigative reporting. The only good news to come out of this email mess is a majority of American people now see the press for what they are – defenders of the Democrat party. They have become so obvious in their biased reporting that even a DemBot friend of mine said she sees it now too (not that it would persuade her to change positions – fair enough).

As I write this, a breaking story hit the news “FBI reopens Clinton probe after new emails found in Anthony Weiner case”. We do not know at this point, what is or is not going to be revealed. However, we do not really need any more than what the FBI itself has already released!

If there were actual, honest to goodness journalist still alive in the MSM, a single page from what the FBI has already released would have been enough to generate a Watergate like story that would make the likes of DemBots Woodward & Bernstein proud (well maybe “crouch” is a better word).

You can read it yourself here. Look for page 10 and you will find the following:

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Of note: “Once informed that the sender’s name is believed to be pseudonym used by the president, Abedin exclaimed: ‘How is this not classified?'” the report says. “Abedin then expressed her amazement at the president’s use of a pseudonym and asked if she could have a copy of the email.”

So on a single page we have:

  • The President lying regarding knowing about Hillary’s email server
  • The President participating in this breach of protocol using a pseudonym
  • Both the President and Secretary of State skirting FOIA laws
  • A non-FBI individual, Abedin, recognizing the breach of classified data “How is this not classified”

While some of these revelations were ever so lightly touched on by the MSM, their full investigative prowess was saved so they could spend a month replaying and examining a 10 year old video of a non-candidate (at the time) who was not in office, speaking like a NFL player!

MSM – the next time you see a crowd yelling at you the words “You Suck”, you might want to consider … maybe you do!

Trump’s intelligent election results posture

The third debate is over and while Wallace did a much better job – he just could not stop himself. Yes, we have to push some issue to knock Trump out of the race.

Mr. Trump, please tell Mr. Bush why you will not accept any election outcome, regardless if there is evidence of large-scale voter fraud… You know like promising to vote for the GOP nominee no matter who it is… unless of course it is you and not Mr. Bush.

The mainstream media is useless! They are 100% agenda driven. For most modern Democrats the ends justify the means. Democrats make up the majority of the mainstream press, in case you did not already know that:

Poll: Not a Single White House Reporter Is a Republican

Republicans’ media bias claims boosted by scarcity of right-leaning journalists

Just 7 percent of journalists are Republicans. That’s far fewer than even a decade ago.

This “ends justify the means” world view for most Democrats mean they will cheat, lie, steal, vote multiple times – whatever it takes to win. Because winning is the most important thing because they feel morally superior. That moral superiority includes killing babies by the way.

The mainstream media is simply duplicitous when reporting on events. While outraged about Trump’s comment about not accepting ANY voting malaise, they ignore their own party history:

How to fix the next Lester Holt, Candy Crowley and George Stephanopoulos

Jester Holt continued the proud tradition of being in the tank for the Democratic candidate. We are shocked, it was very unexpected. Such a rare thing!

Remember Candy Crowley? CNN moderator Candy Crowley and President Obama enacted what appeared to be a prepared script to get Obama off the hook for misleading the American people about the terrorist nature of the Benghazi attack, which left several dead Americans.

Remember George Stephanopoulos pushing Mitt about whether he believed the Constitution allowed states to ban contraception. A topic no one was even talking about, but a topic the Democrats wanted to use as a “War on Women” narrative. George did his duty to party and should have lost his career with that one, but no – not in the liberal media.

This year marked the First Time the DNC held a Democratic debate on Fox, and it happened one time. In contrast, this year they held five on CNN and five on MSNBC. Yet the imprudent RNC keeps going on their biased news organizations for debates – you know the ones that edit footage of real news to make it fit their agenda. They do Joseph Goebbels proud.

Then we have Jester Holt. Breitbart News noted that Holt intervened several times to “fact-check” Trump — often erroneously — while never checking Clinton’s facts, even when she was completely wrong, as in her claim that she had never flip-flopped on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In addition, the Washington Examiner‘s Eddie Scarry notes Holt asked Trump six follow-up questions, and none of Clinton, leaving Trump “having to debate the highly anticipated event’s moderator as well as his Democratic opponent.”

Here is how to fix this in the future – RNC listen up:

 

  • All future debates are held at a neutral venue
  • The RNC, DNC, and Independent parties’ Voir dire potential moderators
  • A pool of 6-8 potential moderators are agreed to by the RNC, DNC and Independent Party
  • Moderators are chosen at random from that pool the day before the debates

 

One additional note for the RNC, since it will not be apparent to you. You do not let the DNC tell you which moderator is chosen at random… just sayin’

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Hillary Started It, I Finished It!

So Trump says Obama born in the US period. The liberal media quickly ran to the aid of Hillary to denounce Trump’s claim about Obama. All the while, the liberal media slavishly waits over 263 days for Hillary to hold a press conference, ignoring her obvious health issues and lack of campaign stops. It takes a Czech man to actually video the depth of her medical condition! Then like the good little lap dogs they are, they start supporting the pneumonia angle – even if Bill thinks it’s the flu.

Nevertheless, what about this birther issue? Just like the liberal media dutifully ignored Obama’s racist Wrights church, who said things like, “There’s white racist DNA running through the synapses of his or her brain tissue. They will kill their own kind, defend the enemies of their kind or anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life”, they totally ignored any question about Obama’s origins. They are more than fine with his sealed college records and for months while the questions of his US birth were raised the press was just fine with a “Short Form” birth certificate dated in the 2000’s – a reprint if you will. Liberal media are simply stenographers for the Democrat party; they have no journalistic integrity – worse they do not care to have any!

Now they claim Trump is off base claiming Hillary started the birther issue, yet her campaign did! And it was indeed Trump that made Obama finally produce a Long Form Birth Certificate (LFBC)! The press kept reporting as fact what the Obama campaign told them to report and CNN reporters kept waiving a reprinted short form birth certificate at the cameras with a 2000 date. The GOP played the politically correct card by accepting it all at face value. Trump actually got the LFBC entered into the public discussion by simply questioning the facts.

The press should have been embarrassed, just as they should now be embarrassed by the third grade magic trick that was played on them with Hillary’s health! Instead, they will continue to edit footage, report lies, misdirect and play the role of Praetorian Guard for the Democrat party.

As to Obama’s birth, did you ever see the liberal press report on Obama’s business college biography which states “Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

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And what about Obama’s selective service card – ever see them report on this one:

Joe Scarborough has lost his mind!

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough clinched fist up in the air cheered Michelle Obama’s speech. He said, “…her optimism and her hope reminded me of Ronald Reagan”. He has truly lost his mind, or certainly his memory. Of course, she now thinks America is on the right path – her husband has been running the country for eight years! National Debt has doubled under his administration up over 110%, unemployed Americans are 761,000 higher than at the start of the Great Recession, ISIS is on the rise, and attacks have reached our shores. However, the most egregious memory loss is that Michelle Obama for her entire adult life was at best indifferent and at worst ashamed of this country until Barack Obama was elected – remember Joe, she told us. She was also excited about the change people wanted, at that time. Fast forward to now and the change Bernie Sanders followers want… not so much.

Raise your hands Joe and listen one more time…