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NY Times Uncovers a New Accomplice in El Paso Shooting: Conservative Media

Incredible. I can see only one guilty party revealed by this article: The participation of the New York Times in the destruction of journalism by printing an opinion piece, and a highly illogical and irresponsible one, in the news section of the paper.

And this one is particularly malignant. It attempts to suggest that because there are words and phrases included in the killer’s manifesto that are spoken by conservative media to describe mass, often illegal immigration, then therefore conservative media had a role in the killing.

They don’t say that, but that’s clearly what they are trying to get across.

The speech police in the press, of all places, have decided that if you use strong language, you could be guilty of murder.

This is so dumb I simply can’t believe that five reporters and no doubt numerous editors participated in it. That’s the power of Trump Derangement Syndrome and the media’s hatred of conservatives.

From the New York Times piece:

Tucker Carlson went on his prime-time Fox News show in April last year and told his viewers not to be fooled. The thousands of Central Americans on their way to the United States were “border jumpers,” not refugees, he said. “Will anyone in power do anything to protect America this time,” he asked, “or will leaders sit passively back as the invasion continues?”

When another group approached the border six months later, Ann Coulter, appearing as a guest on Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show, offered a dispassionately violent suggestion about what could be done to stem the flow of migrants: “You can shoot invaders.”

A few days after, Rush Limbaugh issued a grim prognosis to his millions of radio listeners: If the immigrants from Central America weren’t stopped, the United States would lose its identity. “The objective is to dilute and eventually eliminate or erase what is known as the distinct or unique American culture,” Mr. Limbaugh said, adding: “This is why people call this an invasion.”

There is a striking degree of overlap between the words of right-wing media personalities and the language used by the Texas man who confessed to killing 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso this month. In a 2,300-word screed posted on the website 8chan, the killer wrote that he was “simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.”

It remains unclear what, or who, ultimately shaped the views of the white, 21-year-old gunman, or whether he was aware of the media commentary. But his post contains numerous references to “invasion” and cultural “replacement” — ideas that, until recently, were relegated to the fringes of the nationalist right.

An extensive New York Times review of popular right-wing media platforms found hundreds of examples of language, ideas and ideologies that overlapped with the mass killer’s written statement — a shared vocabulary of intolerance that stokes fears centered on immigrants of color. The programs, on television and radio, reach an audience of millions.

“It remains unclear what, or who, ultimately shaped the views of the white, 21-year-old gunman, or whether he was aware of the media commentary,” the Times writes. But, well, who the hell cares? Let’s indict Tucker Carlson as a co-conspirator.

These journalists seem to think they have done something scientific. What they have done is garbage.

But all their peers in the liberal mainstream press will think they are wonderful for going after those awful conservatives. That’s no small part of what this is about.

Oh, and BTW, somebody has got to do something about this invasion of illegal immigrants from Mexico.

Trump: “I Almost Got a Good Headline from the Times”

The craven New York Times caved to pressure Tuesday and changed an accurate headline about Trump’s remarks Monday into something more politically correct.

It was another sign of the decline of the media and, as Trump put it, “an astounding development in journalism.”

“Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,” was the unacceptable headline. It was changed to, “Assailing Hate but Not Guns.”

If Stalin said “We need more democracy and freedom,” that would be the headline. You could talk about his actual record within the story.

Journalism is supposed to be about the news and accuracy. Instead, it is now about people’s “feelings” — those of the reporters and their readers. Journalists have always been liberal and biased, but at least they once made some attempt to hide it. No more.

MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace Apologizes for

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace and former George W. Bush White House aide backed off her suggestion made Monday that President Trump is considering exterminating Latinos.

Here’s what she said:

President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table. You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos.

Last year, Wallace likened Trump and his supporters to Hitler and the Nazis.

Oh No! Trump Writes Sarcastic Tweet About Elijah Cummings’ Home Robbery

Oh man, I laughed, I admit it.

Trump is loved by his supporters because of his assault on political correct correctness. Which is also something quite healthy for society.

I mean, he’s echoing John Lennon, right?

And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn’t notice that the lights had changed

Trump did this not just because it amuses him, but because he knows it will be another day of dominating the news. Oh, the outrage! Another racist tweet! Trump is promoting violence!Poor Elijah Cummings, he’s such a good man and so well liked!

Give me a break.

The media lap it up. And they’re fooled again by Trump into giving him some more PR.

Man, he knows just how to play the press. He wins the news cycle every single day.

An Entire CNN Panel Questions Dems Pie in the Sky Ideas

Surely this means CNN panelists are beginning to understand that the proletariat may not yet be ready to forfeit all its property to the state.

So for a Democrat to beat President Trump, they must be reasoning, moderates needs some TLC from the punditry.

Scarborough agrees. See? They see that this thing could get away from them if they’re too far left and want to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Trump: Et tu, Fox News?

President Trump is now going after Fox News for a new poll that shows him losing to Joe Biden 49 to 39 percent and to Bernie Sanders 46 percent to 40 percent. However, he beats Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, each by one point.

Fox News leans right, but I haven’t noticed that its polls are any different than anyone else’s, for better or worse.

White House Press Room Floods During DC Storm

I doubt most of you will be chagrined to hear this. There was a sudden torrential rain in Washington, and the basement section of the White House press room flooded. This is neither unusual nor surprising. Remember, the White House is, in the end, just another federal building. I like how it is characterized as… Continue Reading

Trump Congratulates CNN on its Lowest Ratings of the Year

CNN is trailing the Food Network. Which makes sense, I guess. Only a portion of people hate President Trump, but very few people hate food. Very few people who survive, anyway. I’m not sure I get what the strategy was. MSNBC pretty much had the market cornered on leftist, endlessly anti-Trump news. CNN decided that,… Continue Reading

CNN’s Jim Acosta Whines He Didn’t Get Called On by Trump in Vietnam

Aww. CNN opinion journalist Jim Acosta failed to get called on in Vietnam during President Trump’s press conference and tried to make it an issue of freedom of the press, suggesting Trump was busy calling on foreign journalists instead. Meantime, more responsible journalists from U.S. outlets did get called on by Trump. Continue Reading