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“I Needed That”: CNN’s Don Lemon Laughs to Tears as Guest Mock “Rube” Trump Voters

This is what is felt, and sometimes said, throughout Washington. If you doubt it, then ask, where is the outrage in Washington? Can you imagine if Bernie’s voters were mocked in this manner?

According to the Washington Examiner.

CNN hosts Don Lemon was joined by New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali and GOP strategist Rick Wilson during his show Saturday night to discuss the recent feud between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NPR. Following an interview last week, Pompeo yelled at NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly and demanded she locate Ukraine, the topic of the initial disagreement, on an unlabeled map.

Wilson pivoted the conversation to attack Trump supporters, claiming they wouldn’t be able to identify Ukraine. 

“[Pompeo] also knows deep in his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” he stated, eliciting a laugh from Lemon. “He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world. And so, that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.”

“‘You elitists with your geography and your maps — and your spelling!'” Ali chimed in, while his fellow guest added, “‘Your math and your reading! All those lines on the map!'”

GOP Sen. Martha McSally Calls CNN’s Manu Raju a “Liberal Hack”

Aww, so mean.

CNN spent several minutes in an emergency “roundtable” creating a safe space for Raju, commenting on how he is the most fair reporter of the 21st century, etc.

Time was when a news organization never made itself part of the news, just ignoring criticism as a feature of the job.

But now, the news is all about the reporters, who showboat and freely give their opinions on the TV. Which has caused their liberal biases to shine through and turned many of them into . . . liberal hacks.

I’m not saying Raju is one, although if he is not, his reporting is polluted by the bias of his colleagues at the network. Though he was cited by the Washington Post – normally biased itself – for falsely claiming, along with others from CNN, that portions of the Steele Dossier had been corroborated.

It’s why President Trump has at least some reason to call much of the media Fake News.

Sad days for my profession.

WashPost Reporter Compares Crowd at Trump Inauguration to That of Soleimani Funeral

More of the balanced journalism you can expect from the liberal media.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Washington Post reporter shared a comparison of the crowd gathered for the funeral of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and for President Trump’s inauguration.

Missy Ryan, who covers the Pentagon and national security, retweeted the comparison on Monday. The original tweet had the caption: “Hard to resist not retweeting this.” While attendance at a U.S. presidential inauguration is voluntary, Iran is a theocratic regime judged one of the least free countries in the world, where only state-sponsored gatherings are permitted.

Since when are reporters who cover the administration permitted to publicly mock it?

Since for quite awhile now, unfortunately. Journalists were always liberal, but once they were at least professionals. The bias came through, but not in such a massive and sustained way, and they made at least some effort to hide it and be fair.

Chuck Todd: America is in a “Dark Period”

And who do you think is responsible for the darkness? Like, not Obama or Pelosi.

Of course, his Meet the Press colleagues mostly agreed, including Helene Cooper, a New York Times reporter who said we prioritized guns over kids. She and Todd are supposed to be unbiased.

According to Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner:

This week’s Liberal Media Scream features Meet the Press host Chuck Todd in a post-impeachment funk, talking on his NBC show about America being “in what feels like a more dark period.”

On his show, he noted a lack of “moral leadership” from politicians in the age of President Trump before giving his ominous view.

Todd revealed that before the program that the panel had voted “social ills” as the No. 1 story of the past decade, specifically gun killings at schools and the opioid crisis. After New York Times reporter Helene Cooper rued that in the wake of the Obama-era Sandy Hook, New Jersey, school shootings, “We were willing to prioritize our gun rights over protecting children in elementary schools,” Todd said, “It’s a reminder of how little Americans turn to politicians anymore for moral leadership because our politicians have totally failed on these two crises.”

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said that “losing trust in government means losing trust in our collective ability to do something,” but, she added: “There were positive things about these ‘10s, there was activism. … More women ran and won than ever before, a lot more people interested in politics. There’s an arc to this decade. You have to see the positives.”

Trump Campaign Bans Bloomberg News

Bloomberg is refusing to investigate either its owner, Michael Bloomberg, or the other Democratic candidates. But it will continue to go after President Trump and his campaign.

So Trump banned them, at least from the campaign.

Even some at Bloomberg must be in shock that they are being banned from investigating the Democratic candidates.

“This all could have been avoided had someone just stood up and said, you’re running for President of the United States now,” tweeted Megan Murphy, Bloomberg News Washington bureau chief during the 2016 election. “I really think you can handle your own newsroom of immensely talented editors and reporters covering you the same way they do everything else.

Where was the outcry about this from the rest of the press?

The Latest from the Press: Trump is Running a Cult

According to Becket Adams in the Washington Examiner:

Certain members of the media need to get out more often. They are doing that thing again where they are all saying the exact same thing.

The latest fad promoted by members of the commentariat involves alleging that Republicans and Trump supporters are members of a “cult.”

Edgy stuff — almost as edgy as it was in 2016.

“Increasingly, President Trump’s support seems cultish,” disgraced newsman Dan Rather said on Nov. 17 during an appearance on CNN’s ironically named Reliable Sources. “These cults, cults generally don’t end well. People will say it’s too much to say it’s a cult. I don’t think so.”

Later, on Nov. 24, Reliable Sources hosted so-called mind control expert Steven Hassan to lend credibility to Rather’s “cult” characterization.

“I define a destructive cult as an authoritarian pyramid structured group with someone at the top who claims to have total power and total wisdom that uses deception and control of behavior, information, thoughts, and emotions to make people loyal, and dependent, and obedient followers,” the supposed expert said in reference to “Trump’s organization and followership.”

“Never Happened”: Trump Says Washington Post Made Up a Story

I read this story in the Washington Post this morning, and I’m not sure why it was high on the website and sounded like yet another abuse of power.

Trump supposedly asked Attorney General Barr to hold a news conference to say that he hadn’t broken any laws during his call with Ukraine President Zelensky. Which appears to be true. Barr didn’t hold the news conference.

Now Trump is saying the story is fiction.

The Washington Post pretends it is just reporting news. Maybe it would make up a story too.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Trump denied reporting yesterday by the Washington Post that he had asked Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to deny any wrongdoing in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump chided the newspaper for not sourcing their story. “The degenerate Washington Post MADE UP the story about me asking Bill Barr to hold a news conference,” he said. “Never happened, and there were no sources!”

The story from the Washington Post cited “people familiar with the matter” as the source for their story, saying they knew that Barr had declined a request from the president to hold the press conference.

GOP Lawmakers Blast CNN for Violating First Amendment by Not Airing Trump Ad

According to the Washington Examiner:

A number of GOP lawmakers sent a letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker accusing the network of violating the First Amendment by refusing to air a campaign ad for President Trump’s reelection.

CNN refused to run the president’s ad earlier this month, which highlighted former Vice President Joe Biden’s role in getting Viktor Shokin fired, who was the top Ukrainian prosecutor. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, worked at a company that Shokin had been investigating for corruption, though neither of them was implicated in wrongdoing.

The Oct. 18 letter was led by South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan, and was also signed by North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, Texas Rep. Randy Weber, Idaho Rep. Russ Fulcher, Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne, and Florida Rep. Greg Steube.

“As a press organization utilizing the freedom of the press guaranteed to you in the First Amendment, it is particularly disheartening to see you suppressing the free speech of federal political candidates, potentially in violation of federal law and Supreme Court precedent,” the letter reads

Politico: “Impeachment Risks Fading From the News”

Seriously? Ya think? Politico need not worry. They and the rest of the liberal MSM will make sure that does not happen. From Politico’s daily “Playbook”: HOW DO HOUSE DEMOCRATS keep momentum in their impeachment probe? Some worry about that, as the party has mostly retreated behind closed doors to take testimony from various witnesses. Without… Continue Reading

MSM Suddenly Sees a Witch Hunt When a Democrat — Hillary — Gets Investigated

Look at this. Look how that Washington Post handles a news story about a legitimate investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to handle State Department business, a practice for which any employee would have been fired and possibly subject to criminal charges. The article is all about . . . Trump!… Continue Reading

CNN’s Jim Acosta: America is a “Vicious, Nasty Country”

From the Washington Examiner: Bemoaning Trump’s description of the media as the “enemy of the people” — the title of his new book — Acosta jabbed at the president and said, “I throw my beer cans at the TV screen,” when Trump appears. “Do you remember, Bill, when we use to say ‘I’d like to… Continue Reading

Press Secretary: No Plans to Bring the Briefings Back

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Monday said the White House has no plans to bring back the daily briefing. “Ultimately, if the president decides that it’s something we should do, we can. Right now, he’s doing just fine,” Grisham said. “To be honest, the briefings had become a lot of theater.” She noted the… Continue Reading