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Today — August 18th 2022Your RSS feeds

Ruhle Smiles & Nods As Guest Compares Banning CRT Books to Nazi Germany

On Wednesday night’s The 11th Hour on MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle proved that she hates conservatives who want to prevent the ideological and sexual indoctrination of children so much that she allowed one of her guests to compare their efforts to that of book burnings in Nazi Germany.  After smearing Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for preventing Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ indoctrination from being taught in schools, which she suggested is making the teacher shortage worse, she cried to Texas Democrat Senator Roland Gutierrez: "Texas is also facing a teacher shortage. It’s not a surprise. Teachers are woefully overworked, underpaid, and now under attack. How do you get more qualified teachers in Texas classrooms?" This led Gutierrez to wail that “70 percent of the teachers in Texas were actually thinking that they wouldn't come back to teaching, over the next several years, because of a lot of the issues that are happening in the legislative process.”      Continuing his kvetching about Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Gutierrez said: “We had a weak, watered-down CRT bill, in a special session, because Abbott said we have to do something about CRT. Yet he won't do anything about guns.” “These aren't problems,” he cried referring to the teaching of the racist Critical Race Theory. “But this is how bad things begin. And it’s how bad things may have begun historically. It is how -- it's what happened in Nazi Germany. They began to burn books, they began to tell people how to think.”  He claimed, “that is what’s happening with people like Rick DeSantis [sic], people like Greg Abbott.”   A responsible news anchor would’ve immediately stopped Gutierrez and told him the analogy he made was inappropriate and historically inaccurate.  Yet, Ruhle is neither responsible, smart, nor a news anchor. Not only did she fail to correct him, but she also sat there and smiled and nodded her head. Ruhle is a Democrat Party propagandist who will say anything to further her party’s radical leftist agenda.  This irresponsible segment was made possible by BMW & Fidelity. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased programming they fund.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  MSNBC’s The 11th Hour August 17, 2022 11:30:12 p.m. Eastern  STEPHANIE RUHLE: Roland, Texas is also facing a teacher shortage. It’s not a surprise. Teachers are woefully overworked, underpaid, and now under attack. How do you get more qualified teachers in Texas classrooms? It's crucial.  STATE SENATOR ROLAND GUTIERREZ: You know, it's really hard. We just saw a survey in Texas where 70 percent of the teachers in Texas were actually thinking that they wouldn't come back to teaching, over the next several years, because of a lot of the issues that are happening in the legislative process. Sometimes I think that Abbott is DeSantis's mini-me. Because what Florida does, Texas does. We had a weak, watered-down CRT bill, in a special session, because Abbott said we have to do something about CRT. Yet he won't do anything about guns. My suspicion is that that CRT bill is going to come back in the spring. We are going to see a much stringent CRT bill. Let's face it.  These aren't problems. But this is how bad things begin. And it’s how bad things may have begun historically. It is how -- it's what happened in Nazi Germany. They began to burn books, they began to tell people how to think. That is what’s happening with people like Rick DeSantis [sic], people like Greg Abbott. People need to wake up. There is certainly a woke problem. But it's the fact that people need to wake up as to what’s happening with these two leaders in this country.  RUHLE: All right. Well, so if Greg Abbott has done nothing on gun violence, you don't have enough teachers, and Texas has an enormous power grid problem -- okay, these are three issues that impact people across your state. And the governor is doing nothing. If he is doing nothing on any of those, what is he doing for the people of Texas? And the reason I ask is because this guy may have his eye on the White House.
Yesterday — August 17th 2022Your RSS feeds

CBS Falsely Equates Abortion Bans with High Maternal Mortality Rates

On Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell and correspondent Elise Preston decided to tie pro-life laws in Republican states with higher maternal mortality rates despite providing no evidence or explanation for how the two are tied together.  O’Donnell kicked off the dishonest segment by randomly bringing up abortion restrictions. “Despite spending more on health care than any other country, America continues to have the highest maternal mortality rate compared to other wealthy nations. Now new abortion bans are limiting women's healthcare options even more,” O’Donnell cried.     She never explained how the two are related, but that wasn’t the point. The goal was to put the idea in viewers’ heads.  Picking up where O’Donnell left off, Preston talked to a man who lost his wife while she was in labor (click expand to read):  ELISE PRESTON: Charles Johnson is trying to fill the void for his two sons, but the loss of their mother, Kira, in 2016, is too deep.  JOHNSON: Kira was rocked when I see these boys and how amazing they are, it's bittersweet.  PRESTON: It was supposed to be a routine c-section.  JOHNSON: The doors to the operating room opened, and they closed behind Kira and that's the last time I saw her alive.  PRESTON: In the U.S., at least 3,000 mothers have died during childbirth since 2016. 12 of the states that have the most restrictive abortion laws also have maternal mortality rates above the national average. Nationwide, black women are three times more likely to die during pregnancy.  Preston never explained how exactly Johnson’s wife died, nor did she explain how abortion bans contributed to her death.  She then interviewed an abortionist who runs an organization called Physicians for Reproductive Health, which is a leftist term for abortion (click expand to read):  DOCTOR JAMILA PERRITT (CEO, PHYSICIANS FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH): I'm as terrified as the people I take care of. Survival beyond pregnancy is the least of what we deserve.  PRESTON: OB/GYN doctor Jamila Perritt says the blame goes beyond women simply having access to quality care. How do we get to black women dying at a rate three to four times?  PERRITT: We didn't get here overnight. I'll tell you that. There's lots of evidence, lots of research that shows black women are treated differently when we see seek care. We're not listened to in the same way. We're given a different level of care, a lesser level of care.  This segment was purposefully vague in order to scare viewers into believing abortion bans lead to increased maternal mortality rates. This is despite the fact that as previously reported here at NewsBusters, there isn’t one state in the United States that prevents a woman from receiving an abortion if her life is at risk.  This deceptive segment from CBS was made possible by TD Ameritrade. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:  CBS Evening News August 17, 2022 6:48:41 p.m. Eastern  NORAH O’DONNELL: Despite spending more on health care than any other country, America continues to have the highest maternal mortality rate compared to other wealthy nations. Now new abortion bans are limiting women's healthcare options even more. CBS's Elise Preston goes in-depth to look at the problem and possible solutions.  CHARLES JOHNSON: I got you!  ELISE PRESTON: Charles Johnson is trying to fill the void for his two sons, but the loss of their mother, Kira, in 2016, is too deep.  JOHNSON: Kira was rocked when I see these boys and how amazing they are, it's bittersweet.  PRESTON: It was supposed to be a routine c-section.  JOHNSON: The doors to the operating room opened, and they closed behind Kira and that's the last time I saw her alive.  PRESTON: In the U.S., at least 3,000 mothers have died during childbirth since 2016. 12 of the states that have the most restrictive abortion laws also have maternal mortality rates above the national average. Nationwide, black women are three times more likely to die during pregnancy.  DOCTOR JAMILA PERRITT (CEO, PHYSICIANS FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH): I'm as terrified as the people I take care of. Survival beyond pregnancy is the least of what we deserve.  PRESTON: OB/GYN doctor Jamila Perritt says the blame goes beyond women simply having access to quality care. How do we get to black women dying at a rate three to four times?  PERRITT: We didn't get here overnight. I'll tell you that. There's lots of evidence, lots of research that shows black women are treated differently when we see seek care. We're not listened to in the same way. We're given a different level of care, a lesser level of care.  [...] PRESTON: Johnson is now sharing his wife's story to help other vulnerable mothers.  JOHNSON: Every time I share my experience it's extremely painful. It's literally the worst thing that's ever happened. But my hope is that by telling the story, it will help prevent what happened to our family from happening to other families. 
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Nets Ignore Former Dem Congressman Under Federal Indictment

On Tuesday Fox News reported that former California Democrat Congressman Terrance John Cox was indicted by a federal grand jury on numerous financial crimes including wire fraud, and money laundering. Despite even The New York Times reporting this news, all three evening news broadcast networks ignored the story.  Instead of reporting on the indictment of former Democrat Congressman Cox, the three leftist networks wasted valuable airtime on fear mongering over climate change and droughts in the midwest, and a shark attack off the coast of the Florida Keys.   According to The New York Times, Cox is “charged with 28 counts, including wire fraud, money laundering and making a campaign contribution under the name of another person, according to a criminal complaint that a federal judge unsealed on Tuesday.”  Cox had diverted $25,000 in contributions to his 2018 congressional campaign to “fund and reimburse family members and associates for donations to his campaign,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of California.  Cox was arrested early Tuesday morning. If convicted, Cox would face millions in fines and 20 to 30 years in prison.  Considering how much time was spent covering the FBI seizing the phone of Republican Congressman Scott Perry (PA-10), you would think this would be a bigger story for the media, or at the very least get a brief mention on the newscasts.  But Cox is a Democrat and Perry is a Republican so the media is happy to ignore Cox’s arrest and hype the FBI seizing Perry’s cellphone.  This appalling example of bias by omission from the three leftist broadcast networks was made possible by Verizon on ABC, Ensure on CBS, and Allstate on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.

Nets Bury School Board Proposing White Teachers Get Laid Off First

On Tuesday, it was reported that the Minneapolis teachers union and the school board reached a tentative agreement that if layoffs are needed, white teachers will be laid off before non-white teachers regardless of seniority. Since racism to fight alleged racism is apparently fine with the three leftist broadcast networks, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News & NBC Nightly News all ignored this blatantly racist and unconstitutional policy.   Instead of reporting on the racism of the Minneapolis school district, the three leftist networks wasted valuable airtime on fearmongering over climate change and droughts in the midwest, and a shark attack off the coast of the Florida Keys.       During Tuesday evening’s Special Report on the Fox News Channel, correspondent Garrett Tenney reported how “if the district is forced to lay off teachers, race will take precedent over experience and seniority when deciding who gets let go. In a section titled protections for educators of color.”  Reading from the contract, Tenney reported that “the contract says if excessing, which means laying off or relocating a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site. The district shall excess the next least senior teacher who is not a member of an underrepresented population.”  According to Tenney “that same policy would apply to the order in which teachers are reinstated to job openings.”  And that “MPS says these changes are needed, quote, to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the district to improve the retention of teachers of color and to ultimately have a workforce that reflects the demographics of the city schools.”  Despite the well-deserved backlash, Tenney reported that “the teachers union is not backing down though. In fact, some of its members are suggesting this policy could serve as a model for schools nationwide.”  Sadly this is what the woke left is all about. They believe in seeking revenge for racism that occurred in the past by enacting racist policies today, and the leftist media is always happy to sweep the news under the rug for them.  This appalling example of bias by omission from the three leftist broadcast networks was made possible by Verizon on ABC, Ensure on CBS, and Allstate on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the transcript of the August 16, 2022, Special Report segment click “expand”:  FNC’s Special Report August 16, 2022 6:26:46 p.m. Eastern  BRET BAIER: Social justice or discrimination that is the question tonight in Minneapolis where a teachers union and the school board say if necessary white educators will be laid off before teachers of color regardless of seniority. Correspondent Garrett Tenney reports tonight from our midwest bureau. Good evening, Garrett.  GARRETT TENNEY: Bret, good evening to you. That is just one of the so-called anti-racist provisions and tentative agreements between Minneapolis public schools and the teachers union. Under this new contract which is still being finalized if the district is forced to lay off teachers, race will take precedent over experience and seniority when deciding who gets let go. In a section titled protections for educators of color.  The contract says if excessing, which means laying off or relocating a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site. The district shall excess the next least senior teacher who is not a member of an underrepresented population. That same policy would apply to the order in which teachers are reinstated to job openings.  MPS says these changes are needed, quote, to remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination by the district to improve the retention of teachers of color and to ultimately have a workforce that reflects the demographics of the city schools. Currently, 60 percent of MPS students are nonwhite compared to just 33 percent of staff. But some critics argue the policy is unconstitutional and has almost no chance of surviving if it's challenged in court.  JAMES DICKEY (UPPER MIDWEST LAW CENTER): The Supreme Court has repeatedly said that an attempt to remedy past discrimination that no longer exists by discriminating in the present is a violation of the protection clause of the 14th Amendment. And that's the case here.  TENNEY: And James Dickey’s office says he has already heard from taxpayers and teachers in Minneapolis who want to challenge this policy if it's not changed. The teachers union is not backing down though. In fact, some of its members are suggesting this policy could serve as a model for schools nationwide. Bret?  BAIER: We’ll follow that one. Garrett, thank you.

MSNBC: Inflation Reduction Act is 'Marketing Genius' for Democrats

The pen ink wasn’t even dry on the so-called Inflation Reduction Act that President Biden signed into law before MSNBC started hyping the legislation and praising the Democrats’ “marketing branding genius.” Moments after Biden signed the bill into law, on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House frequent MSNBC guest Maria Teresa Kumar gushed over how smart her party was for the name they chose for the law, despite the fact that it won’t actually lower inflation.  Guest host John Heilemann teed Kumar up by asking her if it was “worth the wait.” Heilemann bemoaned how “Build Back Better wait seemed to go on forever, the administration took on a fair amount of water over it. And then it finally got done.”      He then asked her to “talk about the substance of this bill and its value and also the politics and its potential value for Democrats.”   Kumar melted with praise for the newly enacted law and its name:  Well, let's start with the name of it. The Inflation Reduction Act basically speaks to what everybody's concerned with right now, kitchen table checkbook items. And so he addresses this head-on. You and I often talk about how the Democrats aren't the best marketers. This is marketing branding genius.  She swooned over the massive spending the bill promises, seeming to not understand how this will only make inflation worse. “Coupled with The Chips Act and The American Recovery Act, this bill affords close to $500 billion in clean energy and clean tech.” She added how it's “historic.”  According to Kumar, the bill appeals to every demographic group “making sure that corporations are paying their fair share. Bundled together, we're talking to the youth vote. We're talking to independents and we're talking to older voters.”  The left thinks that they can name the bill the “Inflation Reduction Act” and expect voters to believe inflation will be solved. The Congressional Budget Office which purports to be nonpartisan even said that the bill will have a negligible effect on inflation at best.  False advertising isn’t “marketing branding genius,” it’s deception! The law should be called the “Inflation Enhancement Act.” This gaslighting from MSNBC over the Inflation Reduction Act was made possible thanks to the endorsement from Progressive and Wayfair. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the transcript of this exchange click “expand”:  MSNBC’s Deadline: White House August 16, 2022 4:05:41 p.m. Eastern  JOHN HEILEMANN: Maria Teresa, I want to ask you, you know, is it worth the wait? I mean, the Build Back Better wait seemed to go on forever, the administration took on a fair amount of water over it. And then it finally got done. Talk about the substance of this bill and its value and also the politics and its potential value for Democrats.  MARIA TERESA KUMAR: Well, let's start with the name of it. The Inflation Reduction Act basically speaks to what everybody's concerned with right now, kitchen table checkbook items. And so he addresses this head-on. You and I often talk about how the Democrats aren't the best marketers. This is marketing branding genius. And now let's move into the actual legislation.  Coupled with The Chips Act and The American Recovery Act, this bill affords close to $500 billion in clean energy and clean tech. It's historic on its own but coupled together, it is telling the American people the big bets that Biden believes we need to do and it's in the future.  Now we talk about Medicare prescription drugs, and we're talking about perking up the ears of older voters who happen to be more on the moderate side, more conservative. This benefits them, and then finally, the corporate taxes.  That making sure that corporations are paying their fair share. Bundled together, we're talking to the youth vote. We're talking to independents and we're talking to older voters. Going into a midterm where we know it's going to be very, very tight races in some of the reddest states in the country. This is a big one for him.

S.E. Cupp Shrieks Over GOP Anti-Grooming Laws: They're Big Government!

If there was any doubt left that CNN commentator S.E. Cupp is now a full-blown leftist, the following should remove all doubt. On Monday night’s CNN Tonight during the panel discussion, S.E. Cupp went ballistic over Republican governors wanting to keep public school children safe from “LGBTQ” indoctrination and grooming from their teachers.  Host Alisyn Camerota broached the subject in light of the nationwide teacher shortage. Suggesting that Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act and the teacher shortage are somehow linked.      “In Florida, there are these two controversial bills. There is one that is called the Parental Rights Act, it's also known by critics as the, quote, don't say gay bill. There’s another that is called the, quote, Stop Woke Act,” Camerota whined.  “Both bills are creating a culture of confusion among teachers who are nervous if they can be open to litigation by parents who somehow disagree with the curriculums,” she continued her wailing. “This is happening in the middle of what the labor bureau is calling a nationwide teacher shortage.”  Later in the segment, S.E. Cupp huffed how Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake “literally wants to indoctrinate kids with the Trump-approved curriculum from Hillsdale College in public schools.”  According to Cupp, teaching five-year-olds about transgenderism isn’t indoctrination, but the liberal arts college Hillsdale teaching high schoolers about our founding documents without smearing them is indoctrination.  Cupp continued her shrill shrieking over Republicans wanting to protect little children from being sexually indoctrinated:  They really are big government Republicans now. I mean, this is as intrusive as government gets into your private life. Your kids and school and education. This is all big government.   When Camerota asked Cupp what she thought about DeSantis’s proposal to hire veterans as teachers. Cupp scoffed at the idea: “Is he under the assumption that all veterans are Republican Trump lovers? Because I know tons that are not.” She ended by howling that “the right has co-opted like the patriot porn” market for decades.  This is supposed to be CNN’s version of a “Republican.” No thanks! No wonder they have no ratings. This hysterical segment was made possible by Bayer. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the kind of programming they fund.  To read the relevant transcript of this segment click "expand":  CNN Tonight 8/15/2022 9:50:25 p.m. Eastern  ALISYN CAMEROTA: It’s back to school time and in Florida and really across the country many kids are returning to classrooms that are struggling to find teachers. In Florida, there are these two controversial bills. There is one that is called the Parental Rights Act, it's also known by critics as the, quote, don't say gay bill. There’s another that is called the, quote, Stop Woke Act. Both bills are creating a culture of confusion among teachers who are nervous if they can be open to litigation by parents who somehow disagree with the curriculums. This is happening in the middle of what the labor bureau is calling a nationwide teacher shortage. [...] S.E. CUPP: The irony is that over in Arizona, the Republican nominee over there Kari Lake, literally wants to indoctrinate kids with the Trump approved curriculum from Hillsdale college in public schools. I mean, literal indoctrination here, but it's the left that’s woke. I just think the worst of it, there's gonna be lawsuits which are terrible, and then there's the villainization of teachers. Which teaches kids to villainize teachers so that they're no longer partners in your education, they are the enemy, that’s terrible.  As you say, they're already understaffed, underfunded, this is going to be worse. And then lastly, what I hope doesn't happen is I fear for transgender students. Who could be targeted by these laws. Because Ron DeSantis has told school districts to ignore federal guidance that would protect trans students from discrimination. That could have, incredibly dangerous, real-life effects.  [...] CUPP: They really are big government Republicans now. I mean, this is as intrusive as government gets into your private life. Your kids and school and education. This is all big government.  CAMEROTA: But about this idea? Ron DeSantis because they’re having teacher shortage, has suggested and is encouraging veterans to become teachers.  And they won't need a college degree. They can just get a certificate. I find this interesting because obviously, veterans have a lot to offer, they certainly have a lot to offer in the classroom. But without a degree in teaching, I’m not sure how that’s going to work.  [crosstalk] CUPP: And also. Also, is he under the assumption that all veterans are Republican Trump lovers? Because I know tons that are not. And so, I mean look, the right has co-opted like the patriot porn, you know, market for decades, decades. And in some cases, Democrats have ceded it to them. But because of Trump, I mean, I know a lot of veterans who feel abandoned by the Republican Party. So I don't think this is very well thought out.

Nets Ignore DISTURBING Border Numbers, 10 Suspected Terrorists Crossed Border

On Monday the U.S. Customs and Border Control released new figures on how many foreign nationals illegally crossed the U.S./Mexico border in the month of July. It seems that each month the number of illegals pouring across our borders rises because of President Joe Biden's refusal to secure the border. While all three evening news broadcast networks (ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, & NBC Nightly News) ignored the new border numbers, Fox News's Special Report anchor Bret Baier proved again how he's one of the few remaining television journalists in the United States.  Instead of reporting on the new Biden border crisis numbers, the leftist broadcast networks decided to focus on a South Carolina woman being killed by an alligator, a recall of baby swings and cribs, and a report on Americans cutting back on streaming service subscriptions.    .@BretBaier on new border encounter numbers: "Just under 200,000 in July. There were 10 hits on the FBI's terrorist screening database bringing the fiscal year total of those hits to 66...Fentanyl seizures were up more than 200 percent in July over June..." pic.twitter.com/yFCdM4qxUC — Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) August 16, 2022   During Fox's Special Report, anchor Bret Baier brought viewers the stats on the rapidly worsening Biden border crisis. "U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has just released its figures for the southern border encounters in July and they're stunning," Baier noted. "Official number just under 200,000 in July. There were 10 hits on the FBI's terrorist screening database bringing the fiscal year total of those hits to 66. That's more than double the last five years combined," Baier added.  Keep in mind that only nineteen terrorists were needed to kill almost three thousand Americans on September 11, 2001. Continuing his breakdown of the numbers from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Baier reported that "Fentanyl seizures were up more than 200 percent in July over June." Considering how deadly Fentanyl is and how it has added to our nation's drug overdose epidemic, a 200 percent increase in a month is stunning.  Baier ended his report by remarking how "added all together, experts say all of these numbers are extremely disturbing."  They are disturbing but the three leftist news networks couldn't care less. They will avoid reporting on the crisis at the border for as long as they can because reporting on the crisis only hurts Joe Biden.  This latest instance of bias by omission from the three leftist networks was made possible thanks to the endorsements from Progressive on ABC, Febreze on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their information is linked so you can contact them. Check out the full transcript of the August 15, 2022 Special Report segment below:  FNC’s Special Report  8/15/2022 6:42:17 p.m. Eastern BRET BAIER: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has just released its figures for the southern border encounters in July and they're stunning. Official number just under 200,000 in July. There were 10 hits on the FBI's terrorist screening database bringing the fiscal year total of those hits to 66. That's more than double the last five years combined. Fentanyl seizures were up more than 200 percent in July over June. Added all together, experts say all of these numbers are extremely disturbing.

Vile MSNBC: Roe's Overturn Serves White Supremacists' Interests

In one of the vilest and most sinister columns ever written for MSNBC, opinion columnist Cynthia Miller-Idriss writes that the overturning of Roe v. Wade serves the interest of white supremacists because among other reasons they can rape women to create more white babies. Even for MSNBC, this is a disgusting new low.  In the column which is titled “How the loss of Roe directly serves white supremacists' horrifying plot,” Miller-Idriss opens by claiming how “Reports late last month of the arrest of a former Marine with ties to a neo-Nazi group highlight the dangerous and somewhat convoluted relationship between white extremists and the state of reproductive rights in the United States.”   “Minorities and white women are targets of an ideology that both seeks to reduce nonwhite populations and to increase white ones,” Miller-Idriss states.  In probably the worst part of this entire disgraceful piece, Miller-Idriss writes “Abortion is seen by white extremists as part of the so-called white genocide plot, and in that sense, reproductive rights are a part of their ‘white extinction anxiety’.” Continuing her disgraceful smear of the pro-life movement by comparing them to white supremacists, Miller-Idriss wailed: “The loss of Roe v. Wade, in this scenario, directly serves white supremacist extremist goals — as long as it is white babies who cannot be aborted. As NPR has reported, ‘prominent white supremacists have at times called for abortion to be banned only for white women but for it to be accessible and even free for women of color’.”  According to Miller-Idriss, “rape is seen by some on the far right spectrum as acceptable, even desirable — if it produces white babies.”  While it’s no doubt true that white supremacists are evil people who adhere to a racist and repugnant ideology, what Miller-Idriss writes doesn’t even make sense at face value.  Forty percent of the potential black population has been killed in abortions since Roe v. Wade, this is something a racist would celebrate, not the overturn of Roe v. Wade.  Meanwhile, pro-life Americans of all races rejoice that the unborn of all races and sexes will now have an opportunity to live. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is not only an evil person, but she doesn’t even have her facts about abortion straight.

CNN: Republican States Are Forcing Women to Have Babies!

On Sunday’s State of the Union on CNN, guest host Brianna Keilar during her interview with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson suggested that Republican states with pro-life laws are forcing women to have babies.  “Arkansas has an unenviable record on maternal and infant care. But you've taken some steps to improve care for mothers and infants like expanding Medicaid coverage for pregnant women” Keilar said to Hutchinson.      After insulting his state, she asked the Governor if “Republican states are going to force women to have babies they wouldn't otherwise have had, do those Republican-led states need to support them more? Because many states are not doing this.”  Hutchinson never corrected her that pro-life laws prohibiting the killing of unborn babies aren’t forcing women to have babies. Life was already created by the time the abortion was to take place.  Instead, Hutchinson discussed how he wants the government in his state to provide maternal care, improved foster care, and increased adoption services. “We want to expand Medicaid coverage, health care services for that mom with that young child in their home to increase the chances of survivability and better health outcomes, both for the mom and both for the child,” Hutchinson said.  Keilar then brought up the case in “Nebraska where an 18-year-old and her mother are facing multiple charges after allegedly conducting an illegal self-managed medicated abortion.” She claimed, “you had police there obtaining their private Facebook messages which is raising concerns that law enforcement is going to use people’s private data to enforce state abortion laws.”   Turning to Hutchinson, Keilar asked if that’s “something that you would endorse in Arkansas? And do you think this is right?” Keilar ignored the fact that the Nebraska woman illegally used the self-medicating abortion drug to kill her 23-week-old baby and then burned and buried the baby’s body.    This CNN segment smearing pro-life laws and distorting a murder case to push the left’s abortion blood lust was made possible by Verizon. Their information is linked so you can contact them.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  CNN’s State of the Union 8/14/2022 9:37:08 a.m. Eastern BRIANNA KEILAR:  I want to talk to you about abortion. Because Arkansas has done something interesting. Arkansas has an unenviable record on maternal and infant care. But you've taken some steps to improve care for mothers and infants like expanding Medicaid coverage for pregnant women. If you’re going— if Republican states are going to force women to have babies they wouldn't otherwise have had, do those Republican-led states need to support them more? Because many states are not doing this.  GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON: Well, the answer is, yes. And I hope that we're all looking at that because in Arkansas because we had a trigger law that we have reduced the number of abortions dramatically. Last year we had 3,000. That means there's going to be 3,000 pregnancies in round numbers that might be unwanted or might be under difficult circumstances.  So, we've got to provide the maternal care, the improved foster care. We've got to be able to provide increased adoption services. It's not because we've neglected that in the past. It's because we do anticipate more live births, which is a good thing and something we support.  So, here in Arkansas, we have made progress in reducing teen pregnancy, but our infant mortality rate is not where it should be. That counts those infants that die in the first year after birth. So, we want to expand Medicaid coverage, health care services for that mom with that young child in their home to increase the chances of survivability and better health outcomes, both for the mom and both for the child.  KEILAR: I want to ask you about something in Nebraska where an 18-year-old and her mother are facing multiple charges after allegedly conducting an illegal self-managed medicated abortion. You had police there obtaining their private Facebook messages which is raising concerns that law enforcement is going to use people’s private data to enforce state abortion laws. Complicated case, yes, but is that something that you would endorse in Arkansas? And do you think this is right?  HUTCHINSON: Well, I'm not familiar with that specific case, but it's very important under Arkansas law and that in all of the pro-life laws that we have that we say that it's illegal to perform an abortion and the penalties is after the provider. There's no punishment for the woman. That is not the target of what we have nor should it be—  [crosstalk] KEILAR: The provider in this case would be -- it was self-managed.  [crosstalk] KEILAR: So don't go after them, you're saying?  HUTCHINSON: Yeah, don't go after the woman. That’s not the target of that. If there's some provider or some internet provider that sent that medication in, that would be a violation of Arkansas law, but there's no penalty, consequences for the woman. We have sympathy for her. We want to improve the health. We want to help them make the right decisions and to care for that child.

Andrea Mitchell Argues With GOP Senator: We're Not in a Recession Yet

You would think being married to a former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Andrea Mitchell would know at least something about economics. Sadly that’s not the case and Mitchell displayed her ignorance for all to see on Sunday’s Meet the Press when she started arguing with South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds about the definition of a recession.  As she did in most of the interview, Mitchell harped on the unprecedented raid on former President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago. “Given how casual he was about securing documents, that's been well established when he was President, do you think that should disqualify him from being President again and would you vote for him if he runs?” Mitchell asked.      Rounds dodged the question and announced Republicans are going to focus on the 2022 elections before paying attention to the 2024 presidential election. “We want to retake the House. We definitely want to retake the United States Senate,” Rounds said.  He added: “I think in doing that, our goal is to focus on what’s going on right now with the American people, we're going to focus on the fact that inflation is still over 8.5 percent.”  Rounds then pivoted to the current recession that Biden’s policies put the country in: “We are still talking about GDP, which has been going down. As you know, sharing breakfast with the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, anytime you got two quarters in a row, you are in a recession. We want to see us get out of that recession.”  This statement of economic fact triggered Mitchell who shrieked “we're not in a recession yet, but we'll wait and see what does happen.”  “Two quarters tell you differently than that,” Rounds shot back. Mitchell then falsely claimed two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth being the definition of a recession is “out of date” and “even according to Republican economists.”  In reality, that does mean we’re in a recession. This has been a widely accepted fact by everyone up until the left decided to start changing the definition of words that don’t fit their definition. Like woman, recession, and most recently, raid.  Don’t let them get away with it! This segment on NBC was made possible by Allstate and Fisher Investments. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  NBC’s Meet the Press 8/14/2022 10:52:35 a.m. Eastern  ANDREA MITCHELL: Let me just ask you quickly, given that they did take all this material, boxes of material, and classified documents as well, and given how casual he was about securing documents, that's been well established when he was President, do you think that should disqualify him from being President again and would you vote for him if he runs?  SENATOR MIKE ROUNDS (R-SD): I'll keep my powder dry with regards to your last question. I think right now we're going to focus on the 2022 election. We want to retake the House. We definitely want to retake the United States Senate. I think in doing that, our goal is to focus on what’s going on right now with the American people, we're going to focus on the fact that inflation is still over 8.5 percent.  We are still talking about GDP, which has been going down. As you know, sharing breakfast with the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, anytime you got two quarters in a row, you are in a recession. We want to see us get out of that recession, and certainly, we want to see gas prices come down. They're still a buck and a half higher than when Joe Biden took office. Those are not good policies to run on for Democrats. We need to focus on that and as we get past that, and get into the 2024, I think the Republican will be well positioned, but let's get past the 2022 election first.  MITCHELL: And we're not in a recession yet, but we'll wait and see what does happen and we really want to thank you. Very good you come on today Senator.  ROUNDS: Two quarters tell you differently than that.  MITCHELL: That's out of date. Out of date. Even according to Republican economists. In any case. 

ABC's Karl Grills Jean-Pierre on 'Orwellian' Inflation Reduction Act

On Sunday’s edition of ABC’s This Week, viewers witnessed a random act of journalism from co-anchor Jonathan Karl who challenged White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on why the recently passed legislation referred to as the Inflation Reduction Act should be called that since according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the legislation will have a negligible effect on inflation at best. Karl even suggested the name sounded Orwellian.  Before getting to that question, Karl started out by sucking up to the Biden administration and their economic record. He bemoaned how “just 37 percent of Americans approve of President Biden's handling of the economy” and “70 percent say they felt the economy was getting worse.”     “We have since learned that inflation actually abated in July,” Karl proclaimed. “Why is it that if things are getting better, so many Americans are unhappy with President Biden’s handling of it?”  Jean-Pierre repeated the Biden administration’s claim that there was “zero percent of inflation” last month and credited the Inflation Reduction Act for working “to lower costs for Americans.”  This led Karl to ask about the dishonestly named Inflation Reduction Act: But let me ask you, it's called the Inflation Reduction Act, but the Congressional Budget Office which is nonpartisan said that there would be a negligible impact on inflation this year and barely impact inflation at all next year, isn't it almost Orwellian?  Jean-Pierre responded that the legislation is “making sure that billionaires in corporate America are paying their fair share making sure that the tax code is a little bit more fair” and she claimed that “when you put it in its totality, you will see that it will bring down lower the deficit, which will help fight inflation.” When asked to clarify her answer by Karl whether she disagrees with the CBO’s assessment, Jean Pierre doubled down: “it is going to fight inflation. It has been proven it has been said by economists across the board on the Republican side and the Democrat side.”  While Karl did ask the right question, he’s too late. The time to challenge the Biden administration about the Orwellian named “Inflation Reduction Act” would’ve been before it was passed by Congress and signed into law, not after.  This segment on ABC was made possible by Nature’s Bounty and Verizon. Their information is linked.  To read the transcript of this portion of the interview click “expand”:   ABC’s This Week 8/14/2022 9:24:41 a.m. Eastern JON KARL: Let me turn to the domestic agenda, so we saw our poll that came out ABC News/IPSOS that came out last Sunday, showed that just 37 percent of Americans approve of President Biden's handling of the economy, 70 percent say they felt the economy was getting worse, now we have since learned that inflation actually abated in July. Why is it that if things are getting better, so many Americans are unhappy with President Biden’s handling of it? KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: So you know we’ll say this. You know we’ve said this before, like get it, we understand what the American people are feeling at this time, this is a number one priority, inflation has been a number one priority for the President. Lowering costs has been a number one priority for this President. If you look at everyday this summer we saw gas prices go down by more than a $1, saving Americans about a little more than 100 bucks a month, that matters, and that is because partly of the work that this President has done, you just mentioned how inflation abated.  You look at the CPI date last month in July. Zero percent of inflation. And so that is the work that we'll continue to do, and if you look—I know we're about to talk about what Congress did, what Democrats in Congress did with this Inflation Reduction Act, the work of this President.  This President when he announced back in 2019 he wanted to make sure that he had -- he led with his conviction on what is needed for the American people, making sure that we build this economy from the bottom up and the middle out, do not leave anyone behind and you see that anti-inflation bill you see that it's going to lower costs for Americans.  Prescription drugs, energy costs, and also let’s not forget those 13 million Americans on the ACA Affordable Care Act who are now going to continue to see their premiums go down, that is important. KARL: But let me ask you, it's called the Inflation Reduction Act, but the Congressional Budget Office which is nonpartisan said that there would be a negligible impact on inflation this year and barely impact inflation at all next year, isn't it almost Orwellian? How can you call it Inflation Reduction Act when the nonpartisan experts say—- [crosstalk] JEAN-PIERRE: I appreciate the question, we've actually addressed this, the CBO. It was the top line number, there's more in there that shows that it will have the money from--remember how we're doing this, too, it's making sure that billionaires in corporate America are paying their fair share making sure that the tax code is a little bit more fair, when you do that, when you put it in its totality, you will see that it will bring down lower the deficit, which will help fight inflation. Look, here’s the thing, we have 126 economists, both Republicans, both Democrats who have said it's going to fight inflation. We have five former Secretaries of Treasury– KARL: So you disagree with the assessment of—  JEAN-PIERRE: Well there's more to it. It was the way that Republicans did that was so that it could make an argument that is false. It is going to fight inflation. It has been proven it has been said by economists across the board on the Republican side and the Democrat side.

ABC Rediscovers Afghanistan Withdrawal Disaster, Avoids Blaming Biden

Now that we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal which left thirteen American service members dead and hundreds of Americans trapped at the hands of the Taliban after their inevitable takeover, ABC’s World News Tonight decided to revisit the story after ignoring it for months.  Other than a brief dismissive mention during coverage of the killing of Al Zawahiri, ABC’s World News Tonight hasn’t covered the ongoing humanitarian disaster due to Biden’s troop withdrawal since December of 2021. Yet recently, ABC’s flagship morning show Good Morning America recently rediscovered the debacle. So World News Tonight is behind the curve even for their own network.  Yet on Thursday evening’s installment of World News Tonight, anchor David Muir turned his focus to the wartorn country in the aftermath of the United States’s withdrawal. Turning to chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, Muir observed how “the Taliban [is] now fully in control.”      For his report from the ground in Afghanistan, Pannell painted a grim picture of the situation in the country: “on one level the city looks similar to this time last year, but if you look again, today the troops driving around in those pickups, some of them carrying American-made weapons are the Taliban.”  Pannell added that “it's clear in a little over a week since Al-Qaeda's leader was taken out here in a U.S. drone strike that the terrorists have a safe haven again, although the Taliban is insisting that Afghanistan won't be used to plot attacks on America.”  He ended by noting how “Afghanistan has become this country of broken promises and lost dreams. Girls unable to finish their high school education. Women forced to live life behind a veil. And over 90 percent of the population lacking reliable access to food.” To underscore how devastating the conditions in Afghanistan have become since American troops left, Pannell reported that “some aid agencies are warning that the humanitarian crisis here could now kill far more Afghans than the past 20 years of war.”  It should be noted that while ABC reported on the disaster in Afghanistan, Biden’s name wasn’t mentioned once. So even when covering the disaster that Biden caused, ABC helps distance him from any blame. Mentioning Biden would only draw more attention to his epic foreign policy failure there.  ABC World News Tonight’s sudden rediscovery of Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal debacle was made possible by Simplisafe. Their information is linked.  To read the transcript, click “expand”:  ABC’s World News Tonight  8/11/2022 6:47:44 p.m. Eastern  DAVID MUIR: We turn now to Afghanistan, and as we prepare to mark one year since that chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban now fully in control, and our chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell tonight back on the ground there. And reporting in today on what he has seen already.  IAN PANNELL: David, on one level the city looks similar to this time last year, but if you look again, today the troops driving around in those pickups, some of them carrying American-made weapons are the Taliban. And it's clear in a little over a week since Al-Qaeda's leader was taken out here in a U.S. drone strike that the terrorists have a safe haven again, although the Taliban is insisting that Afghanistan won't be used to plot attacks on America.  Afghanistan has become this country of broken promises and lost dreams. Girls unable to finish their high school education. Women forced to live life behind a veil. And over 90 percent of the population lacking reliable access to food. Some aid agencies are warning that the humanitarian crisis here could now kill far more Afghans than the past 20 years of war. David?  MUIR: Ian Pannell, who is now our chief foreign correspondent, leading our coverage there in Afghanistan one year later. Ian, thank you. 

LOL: MSNBC Whines About Biden's Lack of Positive Press Coverage

If you need a laugh, then keep reading because this will give you a chuckle. On Wednesday night's The 11th Hour on MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle and guest/MSNBC host, Symone Sanders whined about President Joe Biden's supposed lack of positive news coverage. Anyone who's been paying attention to the American news media knows how insane that complaint is. In reality, the media is largely a Democrat Party propaganda apparatus.  Ruhle kicked off the delusional segment by whining to Symone Sanders: "Symone, you worked in this White House. This week should be dominated by positive White House headlines because of all these legislative wins. Is it getting overshadowed by the Trump headlines even those are bad for Trump? Biden’s not getting headlines!"  Sanders responded by defending her former colleagues in the Biden administration: "I think that the White House is doing everything they can to push through." She then complained about the media not paying attention to Biden's so-called accomplishments.      "The day that the President signed, he also signed The CHIPS Act this week, he had a whole big thing outside on the South Lawn. And as it was starting, it wasn’t anywhere on television," Sanders whined. "None of the networks covered it, MSNBC once the President started speaking, but you heard very little mention of it in the leading up to it."  "[Y]ou're not hearing about it necessarily on the front pages if you will when you turn on the television because so many things have been happening," Sanders added.  Sanders then used her perch on MSNBC's airwaves to advise Democrats to sell the Biden agenda: "Democrats across the board, this is something folks are at home in district this week, the Senate, the House they should be talking about this everywhere they can, on the radios on the airwaves because it is something to celebrate."  This isn't journalism! This is Democrat Party advocacy. MSNBC from morning to night is one big infomercial for the Democrat Party. I don't know why Ruhle or Sanders are complaining.  This sad and pathetic segment on MSNBC was made possible by Chase. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click "expand":   MSNBC’s The 11th Hour August 10, 2022 11:24:26 p.m. Eastern STEPHANIE RUHLE: Symone, you worked in this White House. This week should be dominated by positive White House headlines because of all these legislative wins. Is it getting overshadowed by the Trump headlines even those are bad for Trump? Biden’s not getting headlines! SYMONE SANDERS: You know Stephanie I think that the White House is doing everything they can to push through. The day that the President signed, he also signed The CHIPS Act this week, he had a whole big thing outside on the South Lawn. And as it was starting, it wasn’t anywhere on television.  None of the networks covered it, MSNBC once the President started speaking, but you heard very little mention of it in the leading up to it. The CHIPS Act is huge! The semiconductors, everything from the cars to the toasters, they all needed chips, the cell phones, the laptops. So a very big deal but you're not hearing about it necessarily on the front pages if you will when you turn on the television because so many things have been happening.  So the White House has to get creative. It's not just on them though. Democrats across the board, this is something folks are at home in district this week, the Senate, the House they should be talking about this everywhere they can, on the radios on the airwaves because it is something to celebrate.

CBS Cries Over 'Inhumane' GOP 'Stunt' Sending Migrants to NYC

On Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News, fill-in anchor Margaret Brennan and correspondent Nancy Chen bemoaned the fact that Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is taking the migrants who are pouring across the U.S./Mexico border and putting them onto busses to New York City and Washington D.C. to let their liberal mayors handle them. Instead of pointing out how if President Joe Biden secured the southern border (and the fact this is what the federal government has been doing to border states and towns), this wouldn’t be happening, Chen simply parroted Democrat Party talking points calling Abbott’s bussing of migrants “inhumane” and a “political stunt.”  Introducing the segment, Brennan claimed, “there is a growing political battle between Texas and New York as Governor Greg Abbott continues to send thousands of migrants from the border to Manhattan and Washington, D.C.”  Adding “it's part of the Republican Governor's effort to criticize the Biden administration's immigration policy.”     Taking over for Brennan, Chen whined that “as nearly 100 migrants arrived in New York City from Texas this morning, they stepped off buses and into a political firestorm.”  Attempting to use migrants as political weapons to make Republicans seem cruel, Chen cried about how some of the migrants were tired after their bus ride to New York: “Johnny, a 38-year-old migrant from Venezuela, said he was tired and stressed during his trip but came to the U.S to provide a better future for his children.” “Sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Washington, D.C., and now New York. The mayors of those cities calling the move inhumane as they both asked the federal government for help,” Chen huffed.  Attempting to tell Abbott’s side of the story, Chen reported that “Abbott says he's sending migrants away, in part to protest President Biden's immigration policies,” moments later she began shrieking that “critics call it a political stunt, with families caught in the middle.” This bellyaching over Texas Governor Abbott attempting to prevent his state from being overrun by foreign nationals was made possible by Capital One and Nature’s Bounty. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they are funding.  To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:  CBS Evening News August 10, 2022 6:39:40 p.m. Eastern  MARGARET BRENNAN: Tonight, there is a growing political battle between Texas and New York as Governor Greg Abbott continues to send thousands of migrants from the border to Manhattan and Washington, D.C. It's part of the Republican Governor's effort to criticize the Biden administration's immigration policy. Here is CBS's Nancy Chen.  NANCY CHEN: As nearly 100 migrants arrived in New York City from Texas this morning, they stepped off buses and into a political firestorm. Johnny, a 38-year-old migrant from Venezuela, said he was tired and stressed during his trip but came to the U.S to provide a better future for his children. He's one of more than 6,500 asylum seekers already processed and released by DHS. Sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Washington, D.C., and now New York. The mayors of those cities calling the move inhumane as they both asked the federal government for help.  NEW YORK CITY MAYOR ERIC ADAMS: There's nothing successful about treating people with this lack of dignity.  WASHINGTON D.C. MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER: We have a growing humanitarian crisis that we expect that the federal government expects is going to only worsen.  CHEN: More than 165 buses have left Texas since April, leading to scenes like this at Washington Union Station. Abbott says he's sending migrants away, in part to protest President Biden's immigration policies.  TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT: We're full in the state of Texas. Our communities are overrun.  CHEN: Critics call it a political stunt, with families caught in the middle. Johanna left Venezuela with her children and is seeking asylum. She says, "Everything we endured during the journey-- the sadness, the pain, the fear, and being here right now-- I feel the sacrifice was worth it.”  But one lawyer helping migrants said not everyone wanted to end up in New York. Still, with more buses likely coming, the city has opened 11 additional shelters to help house them.

Ruhle Demands You Stop Calling The FBI Mar-a-Lago Raid a Raid!

On MSNBC's The 11th Hour, host Stephanie Ruhle spent the opening segment of her show on Tuesday evening with her assembled panel to discuss the fallout from the FBI's raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. While the panel discussion itself could constitute a NewsBusters blog in and of itself, what Ruhle said at the end of the segment outshined everything else in its stupidity.  Wrapping up the segment and about to head to a commercial break, Ruhle sanctimoniously claimed the FBI raid on Trump's Florida home wasn't actually a raid. "We keep hearing a lot of people call what the FBI did at Mar-a-Lago a raid. But for fact's sake here's the deal, law enforcement doesn't even use the term raid," Ruhle wailed.      "The Justice Department applied for and got a court-authorized search warrant that gave them lawful authority to into Trump's home. That was consistent with the Fourth Amendment probable cause requirement and allowed agents to seize items as permitted by the judge, and as outlined in the warrant," Ruhle huffed.  Continuing her temper tantrum, Ruhle proclaimed that "words matter" and "calling a court-authorized search a raid suggests some sort of degree of aggression and lawlessness that is simply inconsistent with the facts & the law, and those are the facts."   She ended her smug and factually inaccurate lecture by claiming she wants her "nobody was banging down any doors. Nobody was answering a door in their underwear, shaken from bed. None of that happened. It was law and order. And that's what's happened."  Arguing that the FBI didn't raid Trump's home is semantics at best. A simple google search of the word "raid" will reveal that the legal definition of a raid is "a surprise visit by police to arrest suspected people or seize illicit goods." While Trump obviously wasn't arrested, the FBI did "seize illicit goods."  Every time Ruhle goes off script she proves how dumb she really is. She should stick to simply reading the teleprompter.  Ruhle freaking out over people calling a raid a raid was made possible by AT&T & Sleep Number. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the propaganda they fund.  To read the transcript click "expand": MSNBC’s The 11th Hour August 9, 2022 11:16:16 p.m. Eastern  STEPHANIE RUHLE: And a quick, but I want to say important note for our audience, we keep hearing a lot of people call what the FBI did at Mar-a-Lago a raid. But for fact's sake here's the deal, law enforcement doesn't even use the term raid. So what actually happened? The Justice Department applied for and got a court-authorized search warrant that gave them lawful authority to into Trump's home.  That was consistent with the Fourth Amendment probable cause requirement, and allowed agents to seize items as permitted by the judge, and as outlined in the warrant. Words matter. And calling a court-authorized search a raid suggests some sort of degree of aggression and lawlessness that is simply inconsistent with the facts & the law, and those are the facts. Chuck, do I have that right?  CHUCK ROSENBERG: You got that right.  RUHLE: I want our audience to understand. Nobody was banging down any doors. Nobody was answering a door in their underwear, shaken from bed. None of that happened. It was law and order. And that's what's happened.

ABC Highlights Bipartisan Calls for Transparency in FBI Trump Raid

On Tuesday, the day after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Florida home at Mar-a-Lago, ABC’s World News Tonight highlighted how not only have Trump’s allies come out in opposition to the FBI’s raid and its lack of transparency but some of Trump’s biggest critics have expressed their dissatisfaction. Anchor David Muir noted the “growing pressure on the Department of Justice and the FBI really from both sides of the aisle tonight to release something, some sort of explanation for this, you know, unprecedented raid.”  Chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl reported how this criticism “is coming not just from Republicans who are supportive of Trump, this is coming from people that have been quite critical of Trump.”  This includes Republican Governor Larry Hogan “calling on the Biden administration to release all the documents justifying this raid,” Karl added.      According to Karl, Hogan warned: “if the federal government cannot ultimately provide overwhelming evidence that actions were absolutely necessary, then it will only undermine faith in democracy and the rule of law and further divide Americans.”  During CBS Evening News’s analysis of the fallout of the FBI raid, chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa surmised that the raid “could speed up his [Trump’s] decision on 2024.”  Costa added that “many in the party are ready to aggressively go after the Justice Department in 2023 should Republicans win the House majority this fall. House Republican Jim Jordan and others preparing investigations. Political war on the horizon.”  Continuing to fill in for anchor Lester Holt, Tom Llamas speaking to justice correspondent Ken Dilanian remarked how “we can't lose the magnitude of this moment” and asked Dilanian to walk viewers through “how unprecedented a move this was by the Justice Department.”  Dilanian revealed that “legal experts are unaware of any other time in history when a former President's house was searched by law enforcement agents.”  Llamas followed up by asking if “Trump is likely to be charged[?]” Dilanian responded, “not necessarily” and that “It’s possible this was a case of the government wanting its documents back.”  This coverage of the unprecedented raid of a former President’s home was made possible by Verizon on ABC, Allstate on CBS, and Progressive on NBC. Their information is linked. To read the transcript of each segment click “expand”:  ABC’s World News Tonight August 9, 2022 6:37:54 p.m. Eastern  DAVID MUIR: In the meantime, growing pressure on the Department of Justice and the FBI really from both sides of the aisle tonight to release something, some sort of explanation for this, you know, unprecedented raid.  JON KARL: Yeah, this is coming not just from Republicans who are supportive of Trump, this is coming from people that have been quite critical of Trump, including Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, one of his most prominent Republican critics, is calling on the Biden administration to release all the documents justifying this raid. And he offered a warning, David, listen to what Larry Hogan said. He said, if the federal government cannot ultimately provide overwhelming evidence that actions were absolutely necessary, then it will only undermine faith in democracy and the rule of law and further divide Americans. So, that, a warning coming from somebody who has been quite critical of Donald Trump. CBS Evening News August 9, 2022 6:35:31 p.m. Eastern JERICKA DUNCAN: For more on the possible criminal and political implications of this FBI search, let's bring in CBS’s Robert Costa. Robert, good evening to you. What sort of implications does this have for a potential run for the former President which is looking at a possible bid in 2024?  ROBERT COSTA: It could speed up his decision on 2024. CBS News has learned tonight that many top Republicans on the Trump side of the party are calling him, saying, get in now, consolidate the base around you, block out rivals from running, and complicate life for the Justice Department. Become a federal candidate even while you might be under federal investigation. Others are saying hold off wait, see how this develops.  DUNCAN: And Donald Trump has endorsed nearly 200 candidates already since he left office. What are Republicans saying in reference to him being this sort of de facto leader by some, some would say that's what he is in the party.  COSTA: He is the leader of a wing of the party but the party isn't universally behind him. As Major said, about a dozen House Republicans are going to be in New Jersey tonight rallying at his side, but Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell today, quiet, silent, didn't want to weigh in, wants to see how this all develops.  That's the mood inside the Senate GOP in some quarters, wait to see how this plays out because they know that Trump is still a risk for the party in many ways but at the same time so many in the party are ready to aggressively go after the Justice Department in 2023 should Republicans win the House majority this fall. House Republican Jim Jordan and others preparing investigations. Political war on the horizon.  NBC Nightly News August 9, 2022 7:05:48 p.m. Eastern  TOM LLAMAS: With that new reporting, I want to bring in our justice correspondent Ken Dilanian. Ken, we can't lose the magnitude of this moment. Walk our viewers through how unprecedented a move this was by the Justice Department.  KEN DILANIAN: This appears to be a first, Tom. Legal experts are unaware of any other time in history when a former President's house was searched by law enforcement agents. To get the warrant, the FBI had to convince a federal judge there was evidence of a crime inside Trump's Florida residence. But even before that, Justice Department officials had to make the decision that such a controversial move was the best way to obtain what they were looking for. Well, the DOJ is not commenting. It’s all but certain this search would have been approved by the Attorney General himself who decide that simply asking for the documents, or demanding them with a subpoena wasn't going to work. Tom?  LLAMAS: And Ken, because the home of a former President was searched, the big question is does this mean Trump is likely to be charged?  DILANIAN: Not necessarily. It’s possible this was a case of the government wanting its documents back. That said, government officials have gone to prison in the past for taking classified documents home, Tom. It’s also possible that this is about a lot more than documents. Trump said he did nothing wrong and is calling the search prosecutorial misconduct. Tom?

CNN Analyst: FBI's Mar-a-Lago Raid 'Daring & Dangerous Move'

During Tuesday's At This Hour on CNN, fill-in host Poppy Harlow brought on CNN legal analyst Paul Callan to break down the legal ramifications of Monday's raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Shockingly, at least during this brief moment, there was no celebrating or chest pounding over the former President's belongings being searched by the FBI. In fact, there were even some concerns over the move. Initial reports were that the raid was conducted because of Trump's apparent taking of presidential documents from the White House in violation of the Presidential Records Act. Knowing this, Harlow turned to Callan to ask if "this becomes a Presidential Records Act violation, not more, do you think it is enough to warrant all this?"       Callan answered "it's not enough to warrant all of this. And this is a daring and dangerous move by the Department of Justice to serve a warrant on a former President and to raid his personal residence."  Since according to Callan, this would be a giant overreach by the Department of Justice and the FBI, he thought "the Department of Justice must have something more than an argument about what kind of records have to be saved for a presidential library or the Library of Congress at some future date. They must -- there's more to this than meets the eye, and I have to think that there's something a lot more serious that they think is being withheld from the presidential collection."  Even disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe agreed, adding "this is such a bold, such a disruptive, such an aggressive move. The idea they would do this simply because they weren't getting the sort of compliance they were looking for out of securing the room with the documents, things like that, seems really unimaginable to me. It seems like they must have. I hope they had more than just that." This segment on CNN was made possible by ADT Security Services. Their information is linked.  To read the transcript of this portion of the segment click "expand":  CNN’s At This Hour August 9, 2022 11:09:32 a.m. Eastern POPPY HARLOW: We've heard a lot about the Presidential Records Act now and have for quite some time. If this becomes a Presidential Records Act violation, not more, do you think it is enough to warrant all this?  PAUL CALLAN: No, it's not enough to warrant all of this. And this is a daring and dangerous move by the Department of Justice to serve a warrant on a former President and to raid his personal residence. So I have to think that the Department of Justice must have something more than an argument about what kind of records have to be saved for a presidential library or the Library of Congress at some future date. They must -- there's more to this than meets the eye, and I have to think that there's something a lot more serious that they think is being withheld from the presidential collection.  HARLOW: You know, Andy given the unprecedented nature of this, the fact that Donald Trump himself is talking about the search openly, do you think that we will hear directly from the Justice Department?  ANDREW MCCABE: I think it's unlikely that we'll hear anything specific from the Justice Department until they make the decision to go public with something like an indictment or a charge, and we don't -- we are not there yet, to be very clear. We don't know that that will ever happen, they may not decide to take any action. But this Justice Department is going to speak only through the public legal documents that might become known if this investigation goes in that direction. And if I could, just to tag onto what Paul said, I completely agree, like this is such a bold, such a disruptive, such an aggressive move.  The idea they would do this simply because they weren't getting the sort of compliance they were looking for out of securing the room with the documents, things like that, seems really unimaginable to me. It seems like they must have. I hope they had more than just that.

NBC Touts Abortionist's 'Study' to Smear Texas Pro-Life Law

On Monday night, NBC Nightly News ran a ludicrous segment meant to smear Texas’s fetal heartbeat law which prohibits abortions once a baby’s heartbeat is detected. To accomplish their goal, correspondent Kristen Dahlgren touted a “study” by a Texas abortionist which falsely claims women need to be on the verge of death to receive an abortion. In reality, there is no law in the country that prevents women from getting an abortion if their life is at risk.  Dahlgren opened her report by claiming “when Elizabeth Weller's water broke at just 4 & 1/2 months pregnant, she was told it would take a miracle for her daughter to survive.” Adding that according to Texas resident Elizabeth Weller, she “was at a high risk of infection” and “was told she was not sick enough to immediately end the pregnancy.”  When Weller was asked by Dahlgren if she was “sent home to basically get sicker,” Weller claimed, “the nurses essentially told me you're being sent home to develop the signs of an infection.”      Touting the so-called “study” by Houston Texas abortionist Dr. Anitra Beasley, Dahlgren proclaimed “Researchers looked at 28 recent cases in Dallas where doctors had to delay care until there was an immediate threat to patients' lives. Nearly 60 percent developed severe complications, one was in intensive care, others given blood transfusions, only one baby survived, so underdeveloped it needed life support.”  Turning to state Senator Brian Hughes who actually wrote the bill, which should’ve been done in the first place, Dahlgren snarked “how close to death does a patient need to be before SB 8 would allow termination?”  Hughes set the record straight:  Under Texas law, a doctor sees that condition and based on reasonable medical probability knows this is going to happen. They can act. They do not have to wait for a condition to be aggravated. Not happy with the truth, Dahlgren continued spouting her false narrative about the Texas law: “he says there has been outreach to doctors and hospitals to clarify. But for Dr. Beasley, there is nothing clearer than the study.” In reality, what’s at issue here isn’t whether pregnant women can receive an abortion if their life is otherwise at stake, as previously mentioned every single state allows it. The real issue is that women whose lives or that of their unborn babies aren’t at risk are getting abortions for no other reason than that of convenience. There also appears to be an issue where health care providers might not be getting the proper guidance from their legal teams. MRCTV’s Tierin-Rose Mandelburg contributed to this report.  This pro-abortion segment was made possible by Progressive. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the kind of news they fund.  To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:  NBC Nightly News August 8, 2022 7:15:58 p.m. Eastern  TOM LLAMAS: As more states move to restrict abortion, a study in Texas reveals how the state’s near-total ban is impacting maternal care. It finds pregnant patients with complications face double the risk of patients in states without bans. Here’s Kristen Dahlgren. KRISTEN DAHLGREN: When Elizabeth Weller's water broke at just 4 & 1/2 months pregnant, she was told it would take a miracle for her daughter to survive.  ELIZABETH WELLER: It was the not being able to see her take her first steps or see–send her off to school for the first time.  DAHLGREN: While Elizabeth was at a high risk of infection, she was told she was not sick enough to immediately end the pregnancy. So you were sent home to basically get sicker?  WELLER: Yes. The nurses essentially told me you're being sent home to develop the signs of an infection.  DAHLGREN: Days later when she was infected, doctors finally induced labor. And while she and her husband are still mourning the daughter they named Theodora, a new study shows their experience is not unique. Researchers looked at 28 recent cases in Dallas where doctors had to delay care until there was an immediate threat to patients' lives. Nearly 60 percent developed severe complications, one was in intensive care, others given blood transfusions, only one baby survived, so underdeveloped it needed life support.  DR. ANITRA BEASLEY: This is what happens when we cannot provide the standard of care right up front.  DAHLGREN: Houston Dr. Anitra Beasley recently published similar findings on the Texas heartbeat bill called SB 8.  BEASLEY: What we found was that SB 8 really created a chilling effect on reproductive health care. Physicians were unclear if they could counsel patients, refer patients, having to really wait until something became life-threatening before they could intervene.  DAHLGREN: State Senator Brian Hughes wrote SB 8 and admits he’s troubled by the recent study.  SEN. BRIAN HUGHES: Maybe they're confused by the law in other states or misled by other stories. But for those medical emergencies, the law hasn’t changed.  DAHLGREN: How close to death does a patient need to be before SB 8 would allow termination?  HUGHES: Under Texas law, a doctor sees that condition and based on reasonable medical probability knows this is going to happen. They can act. They do not have to wait for a condition to be aggravated.  DAHLGREN: He says there has been outreach to doctors and hospitals to clarify. But for Dr. Beasley, there is nothing clearer than the study.  So is the data that you're seeing a warning to other places considering bans?  BEASLEY: If it's not, I think that it absolutely should be.  DAHLGREN: The Wellers also worry about the future.  MR. WELLER: It makes me not want to start a family here. It's not safe.  DAHLGREN: They say they have seen that firsthand. Kristen Dahlgren, NBC News, Houston.

Nets Swoon Over 'Blockbuster' & 'Historic' Spending Bill

Picking up where they left off during their respective morning shows, the three evening broadcast network news shows on Monday gushed over the passage of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” which they labeled as “blockbuster” and “historic.”  On NBC Nightly News, which was the worst offender of the three, fill-in host Tom Llamas drooled all over himself with excitement for the Democrats’ newly passed spending bill: “In a deeply divided country with a deeply divided Congress, a blockbuster billion-dollar deal has been made.”  Llamas then turned to Democrat Party propagandist Ali Vitali who disguises herself as a Capitol Hill correspondent from NBC News. Vitali gushed that “Tonight, Democrats [are] victorious, if a little weary after a marathon weekend.”  “A nearly 22-hour Senate session that culminated in the passage of a sweeping health care climate and economic bill, $430 billion in spending with unprecedented climate and energy investments,” Vitali added.      After wrapping up the rest of her report, llamas asked Vitali what “experts saying on how it will affect the current inflation crisis.” In response, Vitali laughably claimed “top economists say this bill will put downward pressure on inflation” and that “investments in energy and health care will fight inflation and lower costs while setting the table for long-term economic growth.”  Over on ABC’s World News Tonight, congressional correspondent Rachel Scott played the part of Democrat stenographer (click expand to read):  The President is on the verge of a hard-fought victory. The inflation reduction act, which will reduce prescription drug costs, lower the deficit, and includes the largest U.S. Commitment ever to fighting climate change.  [...] Democrats tonight pushing on the changes coming for health care. For the first time, medicare will be able to negotiate the price of prescription drugs with pharmaceutical companies and cap out-of-pocket expenses for seniors at $2,000 a year. The bill would also lower premiums for Americans buying their own health insurance. It would be paid for by increasing taxes on top corporations. And on climate, the roughly $740 billion package would help Americans who are looking to buy an electric vehicle, including a $7,500 tax credit for buying certain new electric vehicles and $4,000 for purchasing used ones. Plus tax breaks for Americans who make their homes more energy efficient by installing solar panels. Democrats say those savings will add up.  Responding to a question from anchor David Muir about how this will help Democrats in the 2022 midterms, Scott announced “this is the legislative victory that many Democrats in these tight races had been waiting for. And tonight, the President is urging the House to pass this as quickly as possible.”  Over on CBS Evening News which was the tamer of the three, correspondent Scott MacFarlane took a break from his pathological obsession with the January 6, 2021 riots at the Capitol to report on more current news: “With $369 billion for clean energy programs, it's also the largest climate change bill in U.S. history including tax credits for people who buy electric cars and for energy-efficient home upgrades.”    This media swooning over another massive Democrat Party spending monstrosity that will only make inflation worse was made possible by Verizon on ABC, Ensure on CBS, and Progressive on NBC. Their information is linked.  To read the transcripts of each segment click “expand”:  NBC Nightly News August 8, 2022 7:01:55 p.m. Eastern  TOM LLAMAS: In a deeply divided country with a deeply divided Congress, a blockbuster billion-dollar deal has been made. The plan expected to clear the House this week comes after years of inaction on the warming climate and the rising cost of prescription drugs hitting so many American families. The deal would commit hundreds of billions to reduce greenhouse gases and give Americans tax credits to buy pricey electric vehicles.  It also empowers Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies for the first time. Slashing costs for seniors over 65. And it comes with hefty tax hikes on corporations. Republicans are warning tonight against more spending in this shaky economic reality we are living. But still, Democrats are celebrating it as a crucial win for the President and his party with the midterms less than 100 days away. Our Ali Vitali leads us off tonight from a sharply divided capitol hill.  ALI VITALI: Tonight, Democrats victorious. If a little weary after a marathon weekend.  SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER: It was a long night. It was a long month. It was a long year. But we got it done.  VITALI: A nearly 22-hour Senate session that culminated in the passage of a sweeping health care climate and economic bill, $430 billion in spending with unprecedented climate and energy investments.  GINA MCCARTHY (NATIONAL CLIMATE ADVISOR): I have never seen or anticipated anything as significant as this piece of legislation.  VITALI: Electric vehicle incentives, methane reduction programs, and clean energy jobs. Plus lower drug costs for seniors with medicare now able to directly negotiate with pharmaceutical companies.  What does that mean to you?  CATHERINE HORINE (LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT): It means a lot. My anxiety will go down. Hopefully, that will keep a roof over my head and food in my refrigerator for a longer period of time. It's a big deal. It's a big deal. It means my life, really.  VITALI: To pay for it, Democrats targeting tax changes aimed at the wealthiest and big corporations, hiking the corporate minimum tax rate to 15 percent for big businesses, and boosting IRS enforcement, the bill bears the policy imprint of moderate Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who downsized the package over the course of the last year of negotiating with majority leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer, though, celebrating the political balancing act.  SCHUMER: So this is my secret to success.  VITALI: Some Democrats still mad about what was left out.  SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: Bottom line is this legislation is a baby step forward. It doesn't go as far as it should.  VITALI: But President Biden calling it a win.  PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Do I expect it to help? Yes, I do.  VITALI: The mega-watt deal now a centerpiece of the midterm message for both parties.  [...] LLAMAS: All right. Ali Vitali joins us now. Ali the bill is expected to pass in the House. What are experts saying on how it will affect the current inflation crisis?  VITALI: Tom, top economists say this bill will put downward pressure on inflation. A group of former treasury secretaries from Republican and Democratic administrations had urged congress to pass it. Saying investments in energy and health care will fight inflation and lower costs while setting the table for long-term economic growth. Tom?  ABC’s World News Tonight August 8, 2022 6:34:09 p.m Eastern  RACHEL SCOTT: The President is on the verge of a hard-fought victory. The inflation reduction act, which will reduce prescription drug costs, lower the deficit, and includes the largest U.S. Commitment ever to fighting climate change.  [...] SCOTT: Democrats tonight pushing on the changes coming for health care. For the first time, medicare will be able to negotiate the price of prescription drugs with pharmaceutical companies and cap out-of-pocket expenses for seniors at $2,000 a year. The bill would also lower premiums for Americans buying their own health insurance. It would be paid for by increasing taxes on top corporations. And on climate, the roughly $740 billion package would help Americans who are looking to buy an electric vehicle, including a $7,500 tax credit for buying certain new electric vehicles and $4,000 for purchasing used ones. Plus tax breaks for Americans who make their homes more energy efficient by installing solar panels. Democrats say those savings will add up.  [...] SCOTT: But Democrats didn't get everything they wanted and they’re taking aim at Republicans for what they blocked. During a marathon 15-hour debate, Republicans successfully blocked a $35 cap on insulin for millions of Americans.  [...] SCOTT: And tonight, with the midterms approaching, the larger political question. The president with approval ratings at historic lows, but now with a string of recent victories. This new bill that cuts prescription costs and a historic investment in fighting climate change. The recent bipartisan bill passed to make high-tech semiconductor chips in America. And last week the killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri. But it's an open question if these victories will boost his approval ratings and Democrats' chances this fall.  DAVID MUIR: Well that is the question so let's get to Rachel Scott live on the hill tonight. Rachel as you know, less than 100 days now until the midterms in November. Obviously, President Biden eager to sign this bill, eager to get out into the country now to list these accomplishments, but as you point out the question, will it land with voters?  SCOTT: Yes, David, it's the question that's hanging over these midterm elections. I'm told the President wants to get out in the country and sell this bill directly to the American people. This is the legislative victory that many Democrats in these tight races had been waiting for. And tonight, the President is urging the House to pass this as quickly as possible. They are expected to take it up by the end of the week, David.  CBS Evening News  August 8, 2022 6:38:42 p.m. Eastern  JERICKA DUNCAN: Back here in Washington, Senate Democrats are celebrating the weekend passage of a multi-billion-dollar spending bill that’s focused on healthcare, climate change and taxes. [...] SCOTT MACFARLANE: The Senate vote by the narrowest possible margin. Straight down party lines with Republicans blasting plans saying it might raise taxes.  [...] MACFARLANE: With $369 billion for clean energy programs, it's also the largest climate change bill in U.S. history including tax credits for people who buy electric cars and for energy-efficient home upgrades. It expands subsidies to help more people get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and to help pay for it a new 15 percent tax rate on corporations. Left out of the bill, a plan to cap the price of insulin for millions of people on private insurance.

CBS Sunday Morning Frets 'Human Extinction' from 'Climate Change'

Most people watch morning television news shows to get weather, traffic and other news they need to know to get started with their day. They don’t want climate change fear mongering. This is especially true on Sunday mornings when most Americans want to enjoy their last day off before they go back to work on Monday. Apparently, CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley doesn’t care as she started off her program with the news that the “possibility of worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction isn't out of the question” because of “climate change.”  “Searing heat, massive wildfires, catastrophic flooding. Unequivocal evidence the United Nations says that climate change is real and that human activity is its primary cause. So how bad can it get?” Pauley asked. “According to some scientists, the possibility of worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction isn't out of the question. It's a harsh warning to say the least.”  To most people, Pauley’s fear mongering sounds insane. But sadly as evidenced by the rest of this climate alarmist segment, there are people who believe they’re going to die because of “climate change.”     Correspondent Tracy Smith picked up where Pauley left off claiming “Living through the summer of '22 has made climate change harder to deny. whether here in bone-dry Nevada or in the Caribbean where rampant seaweed growth is choking beaches or Kentucky where too much water created a tragedy that’s still unfolding. But it seems there are still those who could use convincing that climate change has become a climate emergency,” she shrieked.   Smith interviewed a supposed scientist who was one of the protesters who “chained themselves to a Los Angeles bank in protest over the lack of action” on climate change (click expand): PETER KALMUS: We are going to lose everything and we are not joking. We're not lying. We're not exaggerating. This is so bad, everyone.  SMITH: So do you feel like you are sitting on all this science and you are trying to share it with the world and no one is listening?  KALMUS: That's exactly how I feel, yes.  SMITH: Peter Kalmus, a NASA scientist and father of two says that we should be scared to death about the climate right now.  KALMUS: I think that if your house is on fire, you get the adrenaline, you get the panic and that saves your life because you get out of the house and you put the fire out.  SMITH: So, you want people to freak out?  KALMUS: I do want people freaking out. Yeah. I don't think people are freaking out enough. There’s not enough public urgency over this.  SMITH: For starters he wants people to know what the world is going to feel like in Summers to come.  So if this summer is so ridiculously hot, what is next summer going to look like?  KALMUS: In general, it’s a trend going up. 20 years from now we will look back on the summer of 2022 and we will wish that we had it this good. We will wish it was this cool. And that's not an exaggeration whatsoever.”  Instead of helping Kalmus get psychological help for his irrational fears that he’s going to die because of “climate change”, Smith just sat there and interviewed him like he was a serious person without a political agenda.  What’s worse is Smith transitioned from the interview by claiming the United Nations agrees with Kalmus that “we are going to lose everything.”  “For the most part the scientific community is behind him,” Smith huffed. “The UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change report is basically the last word on where we stand.” Two seconds Googling Peter Kalmus would reveal what a climate kook he is. In a report by Climate Depot, Kalmus claimed: "Here's why race justice and climate justice are one & the same: The oppressive extractive plutocracies that colonize and kill black bodies and colonize and kill our planet are one and the same."   If Smith was a real reporter and not a Democrat Party propagandist, she would’ve asked him about these loony statements. Instead she decided to give him a platform to spread his paranoid conspiracy theories about climate change ending life on Earth.  This climate change alarmism on CBS was made possible by Capital One and Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click "expand":  CBS Sunday Morning August 7, 2022 9:00:45 a.m. Eastern JANE PAULEY: Good morning. I'm Jane Pauley, and this is Sunday Morning. Searing heat, massive wildfires, catastrophic flooding. Unequivocal evidence the United Nations says that climate change is real and that human activity is its primary cause. So how bad can it get?  According to some scientists, the possibility of worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction isn't out of the question. It's a harsh warning to say the least. And yet this morning Tracy Smith finds there is still reason for hope.  [...] TRACY SMITH: Living through the summer of '22 has made climate change harder to deny. Whether here in bone-dry Nevada or in the Caribbean where rampant seaweed growth is choking beaches or Kentucky where too much water created a tragedy that’s still unfolding. But it seems there are still those who could use convincing that climate change has become a climate emergency.  [...] SMITH: Hollywood scientists have been sounding the climate alarm for decades, but last spring some real scientists chained themselves to a Los Angeles bank in protest over the lack of action.  PETER KALMUS: We are going to lose everything and we are not joking. We're not lying. We're not exaggerating. This is so bad, everyone.  SMITH: So do you feel like you are sitting on all this science and you are trying to share it with the world and no one is listening?  KALMUS: That's exactly how I feel, yes. SMITH: Peter Kalmus, a NASA scientist and father of two says that we should be scared to death about the climate right now.  KALMUS: I think that if your house is on fire, you get the adrenaline, you get the panic and that saves your life because you get out of the house and you put the fire out.  SMITH: So, you want people to freak out?  KALMUS: I do want people freaking out. Yeah. I don't think people are freaking out enough. There’s not enough public urgency over this.  SMITH: For starters he wants people to know what the world is going to feel like in Summers to come.  So if this summer is so ridiculously hot, what is next summer going to look like?  KALMUS: In general, it’s a trend going up. 20 years from now we will look back on the summer of 2022 and we will wish that we had it this good. We will wish it was this cool. And that's not an exaggeration whatsoever.  SMITH: And for the most part the scientific community is behind him. The UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change report is basically the last word on where we stand.

SHOCK: Stelter Confronts Biden Spox on Hunter Biden Scandal!

So much for the Hunter Biden scandals being “Russian disinformation” as CNN has told their dwindling viewership since the 2020 presidential election. On Sunday’s Reliable Sources on CNN, host Brian Stelter shocked viewers during his interview with First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa by not only admitting Hunter Biden’s many scandals and alleged crimes are real but that they aren’t just “a right-wing media story.”  After laughing it up with LaRosa about how the First Lady doesn’t know where to find Fox News on her television dial, Stelter asked a real question: “What about Hunter? Hunter, under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens. Could he decide not to run for re-election given his son?”    .@MichaelLaRosa46: "I don't think the first lady would ever know where to find Fox." @BrianStelter: "She can't find it on the channel lineup!" LaRosa: "She doesn't watch Fox, no. She doesn't know about those things unless I tell her." pic.twitter.com/wcRWPN6wCj — Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) August 7, 2022   Sidestepping the Hunter question, LaRosa decided to focus on the question of whether President Biden will run for reelection in 2024. “They [the Bidens] make decisions as a family. And they will make that decision when it's time,” LaRosa claimed.  Stelter responded by asking if he thinks “they've talked about it yet.” LaRosa scoffed “the President’s doing his job. He’s doing his work. He's not focused on that. It's 19 months. Why would he be doing that?”      Responding to Stelter’s next question of whether the press is getting ahead of itself, LaRosa claimed that are “way ahead.” Adding that “there's more work to do. It's been 19 months. He intends to run, like I said. But I think the focus should be from the press on how what he is doing is affecting people out in the country.”  The fact that Stelter brought up Hunter Biden shows how much of a liability the President’s delinquent son is to the Biden administration. The media can only hide scandals like this for so long before it becomes glaringly obvious that they’re ignoring it.  Flashback to October 2020, only weeks prior to the November 2020 presidential election, Stelter proclaimed that the Hunter Biden story was a “manufactured scandal” intended to smear the Biden campaign.  This segment was brought to you by Fisher Investments. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click "expand": CNN’s Reliable Sources August 7, 2022 11:12:45 a.m. Eastern  BRIAN STELTER: What about Hunter? Hunter, under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens. Could he decide not to run for re-election given his son? MICHAEL LAROSA: Look they make decisions as a family. And they will make that decision when it's time.  STELTER: Do you think they've talked about it yet?  LAROSA: No. The President’s doing his job. He’s doing his work. He's not focused on that. It's 19 months. Why would he be doing that?  STELTER: Okay so you’re saying the press is getting ahead of— LAROSA: Way ahead, way ahead. Look there's more work to do. It's been 19 months. He intends to run like I said. But I think the focus should be from the press on how what he is doing is affecting people out in the country. Because these are things that Democrats have wanted to get done for a long time, and just over, in just a week, veterans, manufacturing, the unemployment rate, it's been remarkable to see a President rack up so many substantive wins as even your anchors have noted in the last year. 

ABC's Jon Karl: Biden 'on a Roll' Legislatively, Christie Mocks Him

On Sunday’s This Week on ABC, host George Stephanopoulos and chief Washington correspondent, Jonathan Karl gave their best effort to help prop up the floundering Biden administration and their horrendous economic record. Despite their own polling showing, 69 percent of voters give Biden a failing grade on the economy, Stephanopoulos referred to the economic picture as a “tale of two economies,” while Karl whined that Biden is “getting credit for almost nothing.”  Kicking off this portion of the mostly liberal “Powerhouse Roundtable” Stephanopoulos turned to ABC contributor and Democracy for America CEO Yvette Simpson to remark on Biden’s catastrophic polling: “We just saw in our poll this morning, 69 percent sour on the economy, Joe Biden stuck in the 30s right now.”  Simpson correctly noted how “if the issue at the ballot box is, do you do feel like we're in a recession we're [Democrats] going to lose on that” issue.      Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie jumped in to note that “when you're arguing with people in a nine percent inflation world that they shouldn't be feeling pain, that the economy is actually good, that's just a losing argument and the American people feel it, they know it.”  Being the Democrat Party propagandist that he is, Stephanopoulos claimed the nation’s economy isn’t one of recession, but “a tale of two economies.”  “Look at those jobs numbers on Friday!” He breathlessly added.  Christie wasn’t having it:  Yeah but people can't keep up with the costs of living their lives. So they say okay, great I've got a job, that’s a good thing. But to get to that job I got to fill my car with gas and it costs that much more. Then when I’m on my way home from work, I got to go to the supermarket and I get absolutely tanked there from a dollar perspective and then I look at what's going on with my kids, if I’m sending them to school, going to college, all those expenses are going way, way up. And people say yeah, I have a job, but my life is worse now than it was two years ago. And we know from Ronald Reagan, that that’s an incredibly powerful question. Am I better off now than I was two years ago? And the American people don’t feel it and that’s why Joe Biden is in the 30’s. Later on in the segment, Karl huffed that Biden wasn’t getting the love that ABC gives to him on a daily basis: “He's getting credit for almost nothing, he's on a roll, I mean there’s no question that Joe Biden is on a roll legislatively, on the national security front, but he's getting no credit for it.”  Continuing to gaslight his viewers, Karl claimed that while “inflation is still a factor,” “Gas prices are actually coming down and have been coming down for almost two months. The unemployment numbers are remarkable. Not only the unemployment numbers but wage growth continues to rise. It’s just not keeping pace with inflation.”  Once Karl was done, Christie jumped back in to mock Karl and his Democrat pals: “It's an inside Washington role. Like, they won on the Inflation Reduction Act, which is a ridiculous name, as you pointed out in the interview.”  He then noted how ridiculous the media celebrations are over the passage of the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act”: “They got Democrats to actually vote for a Democrat bill, what are we going to do? Like, drop the confetti at the White House?”   The former New Jersey Governor ended by reminding the panel that “The people in the rest of the country, are saying wait a second, I'm still paying much more for gas than I should. I’m still paying much more to cool my house. I can’t get groceries on the table and I’m worried about the future.”  ABC’s whining that Biden isn’t getting enough credit for his stewardship of the economy was brought to you by Fidelity, Angi, and Carfax. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”: ABC’s This Week August 7, 2022 9:42:17 a.m. Eastern GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: We just saw in our poll this morning, 69 percent sour on the economy, Joe Biden stuck in the 30s right now.  YVETTE SIMPSON: Yeah, I think the reality is, continue to debate about whether there’s inflation, we're in a recession. And if you just ask people, they’re struggling. And I don’t know if the IRA is gonna get there. We know that— STEPHANOPOULOS: The bill they’re working on. SIMPSON: The bill that just passed the Senate yesterday. People are still suffering. Child care was not in there. Paid leave was not in there. We still have issues with wages.  People are still feeling the pain. And if the issue at the ballot box is, do you do feel like we're in a recession we're going to lose on that. Do you feel like there's inflation we're going to lose on that.  We need to show the American people that we’re doing everything we can to make them secure. And a small win on gas prices and a bill on climate right now is not gonna get us all the way there.  CHRIS CHRISTIE: Look George, when you're arguing with people in a nine percent inflation world that they shouldn't be feeling pain that the economy is actually good that's just a losing argument and the American people feel it, they know it. And in the end— STEPHANOPOULOS: It is a tale of two economies. You're right, the inflation rate is incredibly high. But look at those jobs numbers on Friday.  CHRISTIE: Yeah but people can't keep up with the costs of living their lives. So they say okay, great I've got a job, that’s a good thing. But to get to that job I got to fill my car with gas and it costs that much more. Then when I’m on my way home from work, I got to go to the supermarket and I get absolutely tanked there from a dollar perspective and then I look at what's going on with my kids, if I’m sending them to school, going to college, all those expenses are going way, way up. And people say yeah, I have a job, but my life is worse now than it was two years ago. And we know from Ronald Reagan, that that’s an incredibly powerful question. Am I better off now than I was two years ago? And the American people don’t feel it and that’s why Joe Biden is in the 30’s. [...] JONATHAN KARL: If you look at our new poll, I mean he's getting credit for almost nothing, he's on a roll, I mean there’s no question that Joe Biden is on a roll legislatively, on the national security front, but he's getting no credit for it. And, look, inflation is still a factor. Gas prices are actually coming down and have been coming down for almost two months. The unemployment numbers are remarkable. Not only the unemployment numbers but wage growth continues to rise. It’s just not keeping pace with inflation.   CHRISTIE: It's an inside Washington role, George. It's an inside Washington role. Like, they won on the Inflation Reduction Act, which is a ridiculous name, as you pointed out in the interview. But they won on that, they got Democrats to actually vote for a Democrat bill, what are we going to do? Like, drop the confetti at the White House.  I mean this is ridiculous. It's an inside Washington role. The people in the rest of the country, are saying wait a second, I'm still paying much more for gas than I should. I’m still paying much more to cool my house. I can’t get groceries on the table and I’m worried about the future. 

Jennings Throws Cold Water on CNN's Inflation Reduction Act Excitement

During Thursday night’s broadcast of CNN Tonight, news broke that Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) went public with her support for the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.” Host Laura Coates was elated to announce the news to her viewers when she returned from a commercial break. Turning to her panelists, each of whom praised the legislation with the exception of Republican CNN political analyst Scott Jennings who warned his fellow panelists that this will come back to bite them.  After Coates turned to Jennings for his reaction, he let the leftists on the CNN set have it: “First of all, no games will change until 2026 because the prescription drug provisions don't kick in until then. So as a political matter, nothing’s going to change.”  “I really think the biggest problem the Democrats have with passing this -- you can call it a win -- but they've named a piece of legislation the Inflation Reduction Act, Jennings noted. “The Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation have said this will have at best a negligible impact on inflation,” he added.      Jennings predicted that “If you vote on a bill today to say reduce inflation and in two months, three months, when we're going to the polls and inflation has not come down, you're gonna own that. And so, I really do think they have a branding issue on this.”  He then surmised that Democrats changed the bill’s name to the Inflation Reduction Act “so that Joe Manchin can go out and claim he did something.”  Continuing to rail against the proposed legislation, Jennings pointed out that “the prescription drug stuff doesn't happen for years. The climate stuff is out in the future somewhere. The main issue is inflation and it does nothing despite the bill’s title.”  Clearly frustrated that facts and logic have seeped into her show, Coates sneered: “Do you think that the voters think to themselves the name is more important than the meat on the bone? I mean really?”  Jennings shot back: “I think if you tell people hey we passed a bill called Inflation Reduction Act, and inflation doesn’t go down or maybe it goes up in the short term according to one analysis they might notice because they're already noticing. It's the number one issue in the country!” This segment on CNN was made possible thanks to the endorsements from Fidelity and Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  CNN Tonight August 4, 2022 9:34:59 p.m. Eastern  SCOTT JENNINGS: First of all, no games will change until 2026 because the prescription drug provisions don't kick in until then. So as a political matter, nothing’s going to change. I really think the biggest problem the Democrats have with passing this -- you can call it a win -- but they've named a piece of legislation the Inflation Reduction Act. The Congressional Budget Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation have said this will have at best a negligible impact on inflation.  And so if inflation is the number one issue in the country. And according to the polling, it is. If you vote on a bill today to say reduce inflation and in two months, three months, when we're going to the polls and inflation has not come down, you're gonna own that. And so, I really do think they have a branding issue on this. I know why they changed the name of it so that Joe Manchin can go out and claim he did something.  But that's not going to change what's happening to voters themselves. So, the prescription drug stuff doesn't happen for years. The climate stuff is out in the future somewhere. The main issue is inflation and it does nothing despite the bill’s title.  LAURA COATES: Do you think that the voters think to themselves the name is more important than the meat on the bone? I mean really?  JENNINGS: I think if you tell people hey we passed a bill called Inflation Reduction Act, and inflation doesn’t go down or maybe it goes up in the short term according to one analysis they might notice because they're already noticing. It's the number one issue in the country! 

Nets Ignore FBI Admitting Hunter Payments Might Be 'Malign Foreign Influence'

On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that payments given to Hunter Biden from China and other countries could be considered a “malign foreign influence” campaign. On Thursday night, all three evening network broadcasts ignored this admission from the FBI Director. Only Fox News Channel's Special Report covered Wray's comments.  Instead of reporting on this admission from FBI Director Wray about Hunter Biden, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News decided to waste valuable airtime on the August heatwave in parts of the United States (CBS & NBC), a volcano in Iceland, and a baby Hippo being born in a local zoo (ABC).     On Special Report, correspondent David Spunt reported on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Moments into the hearing, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley pressed Wray on the federal investigation into the President's son. Hunter Biden has not been charged with a crime, but his tax affairs and business dealings overseas are part of a grand jury probe. Grassley gave Wray a hypothetical."  Spunt then aired an exchange between Grassley and Wray:  GRASSLEY: If the FBI received information that foreign persons had evidence of improper or unlawful financial payments paid to elected officials or other politically exposed persons, would that pose a national security concern?  WRAY: The kind of conduct you're describing is typically something that we would look at very closely through our efforts at malign foreign influence.  He then ended his report by noting "on allegations from whistleblowers, who claim agents suppressed negative information about Hunter Biden without offering specifics, Wray condemned whistle-blower retaliation."  This bias by omission from the three networks was made possible by Liberty Mutual on ABC, Allstate on CBS, and Progressive on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the transcript of the August 4 Special Report segment click "expand":  FNC’s Special Report August 4, 2022 6:02:07 p.m. Eastern  DAVID SPUNT: Moments into the hearing, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley pressed Wray on the federal investigation into the President's son. Hunter Biden has not been charged with a crime, but his tax affairs and business dealings overseas are part of a grand jury probe. Grassley gave Wray a hypothetical.  SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY: If the FBI received information that foreign persons had evidence of improper or unlawful financial payments paid to elected officials or other politically exposed persons, would that pose a national security concern?  CHRISTOPHER WRAY (FBI DIRECTOR): The kind of conduct you're describing is typically something that we would look at very closely through our efforts at malign foreign influence.  SPUNT: On allegations from whistleblowers, who claim agents suppressed negative information about Hunter Biden without offering specifics, Wray condemned whistle-blower retaliation. Wray also addressed what he calls the top national security threat. He says the bureau opens an investigation into China on average every 12 hours.  WRAY: This is a problem of massive, massive scale, and to some extent as a country, we're playing catch up on the threat.

Navarro on Kansas Support for Abortion: GOP Has Mistresses Too!

CNN’s Don Lemon Tonight host Don Lemon was clearly happy on Wednesday night, that Kansas voters didn’t approve of an amendment that would allow the state legislature to enact a tougher ban on abortion. In his quest to analyze the shocking election results in Kansas, Lemon brought on vile, so-called “Republican” Ana Navarro to spew her usual bile at Republicans.  “This is a state that Trump carried by 15 points in 2020. Last night, the pro-choice side won 58 percent of the votes. That means a lot of Republicans had to go out and vote for this,” Lemon said with shock. He then paused and asked Navarro “why?”      Navarro responded that deep red Kansas voted down a pro-life amendment because “Republicans like their rights, too. Because Republicans have young girls, young daughters who get pregnant too. Because Republicans have mistresses.”  Of course, Navarro never explained how this amendment would take rights away. Neither did she provide any statistics that prove there are enough voters with “mistresses” to defeat a statewide ballot initiative. Nor did she explain what the two have to do with each other. Lemon then asked her to explain how Republicans feel about abortion in light of this result since Navarro allegedly knows the Republican Party and was “a Republican strategist.” Without providing any names or evidence of any kind to back up her wild and irresponsible allegations, Navarro claimed: “there are congresspeople right now, Republican U.S. congresspeople who were pro-anti-abortion who was revealed had sent their girlfriends to have abortions.”  Nobody should be surprised at Navarro’s hateful and fact-free comments. One only has to be reminded that she once proclaimed that children in foster care and her disabled relatives should’ve been aborted. This is the kind of person she is. She’s perfect for CNN & The View.  This unhinged commentary from Navarro was made possible thanks to the endorsements of Discover, Liberty Mutual, and Fidelity. Their information is linked so you can contact them. To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  CNN’s Don Lemon Tonight August 3, 2022 10:20:02 p.m. Eastern  DON LEMON: This is a state that Trump carried by 15 points in 2020. Last night, the pro-choice side won 58 percent of the votes. That means a lot of Republicans had to go out and vote for this.  ANA NAVARRO: Republicans— LEMON: Why?  NAVARRO: Because Republicans like their rights, too. Because Republicans have young girls, young daughters who get pregnant too. Because Republicans have mistresses, because this is not an issue that is one side or the other and because this is an issue where people have had rights for 50 years, and taking out a right is one of the most difficult things you can do after people have gotten used to that right. Listen, and I think part of what was so shocking in Kansas yesterday, this is a state that has not voted for a Democrat for President --  LEMON: For President.  NAVARRO: In all of our lifetime. Alice, you and me were not alive in 1964 when LBJ—-you weren't alive, right? LBJ got— [Laughter]  LEMON: I was a glimmer. I was almost alive.  NAVARRO: LBJ got elected. And so that's the shocking part, the numbers and the fact that it’s such a red state.  [crosstalk] LEMON: You know you were a Republican. You know the Republican Party. You worked in Republican circles. You were a Republican strategist. You know how Republicans feel about abortion.  NAVARRO: There are Congress people right now, Republican U.S. Congress people who were pro-anti-abortion who was revealed had sent their girlfriends to have abortions. So the hypocrisy, the hypocrisy by so many people who are making these laws and I'm not referring to Alice because that's not who I'm referring to but there are many, many people who are incredibly double-faced and hypocritical when it comes to this.

Nets Ignore Reports of Paul Pelosi's Toxic Behavior After DUI Arrest

On Wednesday morning, a lawyer for Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, showed up on his behalf in a Napa County, California courthouse to plead not guilty during Pelosi's arraignment on DUI charges. Court documents also revealed more details about the night Pelosi was arrested for driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.  Predictably, all three evening news network broadcasts ignored the latest revelations about Speaker Pelosi's drunk driving husband in favor of local weather reports, an erupting volcano in Iceland, and a large hail storm in Canada.  During Fox News Channel's Special Report, senior correspondent Claudia Cowan reported that "according to court documents, Pelosi’s breath reeked, and he flunked a sobriety test after he allegedly drove his Porsche into the path of an SUV injuring that driver and totaling both cars."     Cowan revealed that "Highway patrol officers noted Pelosi's eyes were red and watery. He was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. When they asked for his I.D. the 82-year-old handed over his license along with an 1199 foundation membership card. That's a charitable organization that supports police and their families."   According to court documents, Pelosi's "blood alcohol level was just above the legal limit. But it was taken two hours after the crash, time for Pelosi to sober up. But a licensed phlebotomist was needed to come to the station late on a Saturday night."  "The Napa district attorney says if the 48-year-old SUV driver had broken bones, or suffered more serious injuries the charges here would've been felonies," Cowan reported.  "Police release dashcam video all the time, but despite repeated requests from Fox News the video of Pelosi's arrest is still under wraps," Cowan added.  This bias by omission by the three networks was made possible by Nature's Bounty on ABC, Prevagen on CBS, and Progressive on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know how you feel about their biased reporting.  To read the transcript of the August 3 Special Report segment click "expand":  FNC’s Special Report August 3, 2022 6:45:24 p.m. Eastern  BRET BAIER: As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi travels in Asia, husband Paul was in court and is pleading not guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence charges related to a May car crash in northern California. The court documents show some new details as new questions arise over whether he should face stiffer charges. Senior correspondent Claudia Cowan joins us now from Napa. Good evening Claudia.   CLAUDIA COWAN: Good evening to you, Bret. Paul Pelosi did not appear in person his lawyer entered not guilty pleas and then left in a hurry. Dodging questions about her client's behavior that night. According to court documents, Pelosi’s breath reeked, and he flunked a sobriety test after he allegedly drove his Porsche into the path of an SUV injuring that driver and totaling both cars.  Highway patrol officers noted Pelosi's eyes were red and watery. He was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. When they asked for his I.D. the 82-year-old handed over his license along with an 1199 foundation membership card. That's a charitable organization that supports police and their families.  If he was hoping that would get him special treatment it didn't work. They arrested Pelosi and locked them up for a few hours at the Napa county jail. Here’s his mug shot and he was charged with two misdemeanor accounts of drunk driving causing injury. His blood alcohol level was just above the legal limit. But it was taken two hours after the crash, time for Pelosi to sober up. But a licensed phlebotomist was needed to come to the station late on a Saturday night. Legal analysts say that may account for the delay. The Napa district attorney says if the 48-year-old SUV driver had broken bones, or suffered more serious injuries the charges here would've been felonies. Nancy Pelosi who was in Rhode Island at the time had no comment on her husband's arrest which was filmed by highway patrol officers. Police release dashcam video all the time, but despite repeated requests from Fox News the video of Pelosi's arrest is still under wraps.  [...] COWAN: Everyone is back here on August 23rd the two sides may reach a settlement or set a date for a jury trial.

CBS, NBC Sneer At GOP for Blocking Vets Bill, Ignore GOP's Reasoning

On Tuesday night, after a week of arguing between Senate Republicans and Democrats over legislation which would help veterans who have been made sick by burn pits, both CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News omitted the reason why Republicans opposed the legislation. Hint: it’s not because they hate veterans. After blocking the legislation late last week, both CBS and NBC were quick to pounce on Republicans for turning around and voting for the legislation on Tuesday evening.  If you made the misguided decision to rely on either CBS or NBC for your news, you would never know that Senate Democrats stuffed the bill with over $396 billion in mandatory spending. Much of which has nothing to do with care for veterans. Once Democrats allowed GOP Senators to add amendment to the legislation, the GOP were willing to support the legislation.      Instead of explaining that to viewers, CBS Evening News led off their coverage with congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane whining how the “long-awaited plan to expand medical benefits for service members headed towards passage, making it easier for vets sickened by toxic fumes from burn pits, to get treatment.” “Veterans felt blindsided last week when Republicans unexpectedly blocked the burn pit legislation,” MacFarlane wailed. Moments later, he reported without any explanation as to why “Republicans dropped their opposition” to the legislation. Just that they did so.  During NBC Nightly News’s report, congressional correspondent Ali Vitali wasn’t any more transparent in her report, simply adding that “this comes after days of pressure from veterans and advocates including Jon Stewart.” Which isn’t true since Jon Stewart has zero sway over Republicans.  Vitali added that the Senate is “taking up a bill that would expand health care access for vets suffering after exposure to toxic burn pits advocates were confident this bill would pass last week given an earlier version passed the Senate in a bipartisan fashion in June, but then 25 Republicans flipped their support.” Again, Vitali — just like MacFarlane on CBS —didn’t reveal why Republicans decided to back the legislation after previously opposing it.  It turns out that if you stuff a bill related to care for veterans with Democrat Party pet projects, Republicans will fight to cut that waste out. It has nothing to do with not supporting veteran care. CBS & NBC know that but the truth doesn’t matter. Only the Democrat Party narrative does.  This dishonest reporting from CBS and NBC was made possible by Allstate on CBS and Geico on NBC. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcripts click “expand”: CBS Evening News August 2, 2022 6:37:23 p.m. Eastern JOHN DICKERSON: After nearly a week of delays, outrage and protests, tonight the Senate is once again trying to pass a bill which will expand healthcare and disability benefits to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. CBS' Scott MacFarlane has the latest.  SCOTT MACFARLANE: With war veterans outside the Capitol demanding action, a long-awaited plan to expand medical benefits for service members headed towards passage, making it easier for vets sickened by toxic fumes from burn pits, to get treatment. Susan Zeier's son-in-law Heath Robinson died from lung cancer, she believes from exposure to burn pits in Iraq.  [...] MACFARLANE: Veterans felt blindsided last week when Republicans unexpectedly blocked the burn pit legislation.  JON STEWART: They haven't met a veteran they won't screw over.  MACFARLANE: Their protest was powered by talk show host Jon Stewart.  [...] MACFARLANE: Tonight, Republicans dropped their opposition.  [...] MACFARLANE: Veterans' organizations tell CBS News this legislation could impact more than three million vets, including those exposed to toxins as far back as Vietnam. The President supports the bill, says he'll sign it as soon as it reaches his desk.  NBC Nightly News August 2, 2022 7:07:30 p.m. Eastern  LESTER HOLT: Just breaking tonight, the Senate reaching a deal on a bill to expand health care benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan days after it was blocked by Republicans. Ali Vitali is at the Capitol. Ali, what more do we know about this?  ALI VITALI: Lester, this comes after days of pressure from veterans and advocates including Jon Stewart. The Senate tonight again taking up a bill that would expand health care access for vets suffering after exposure to toxic burn pits advocates were confident this bill would pass last week given an earlier version passed the Senate in a bipartisan fashion in June, but then 25 Republicans flipped their support.  What would you say to these folks about how long this took?  SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER: It shouldn't have taken this long. We never should have had to do this to begin with, but here we are.  VITALI: Stewart telling me before the vote that veterans kept waiting while the Senate revisited this issue, deserve an apology after days spent protesting and even sleeping outside the Capitol pressuring lawmakers. All of them huddled together tonight inside the Senate chamber to watch this historic vote happen.

Podhoretz Confronts MSNBC Host's Delusion That Dems Will Win in 2022

It’s not something you see often but MSNBC viewers got a taste of reality for the first time in a while. During MSNBC’s “Decision 2022 : Countdown to the Midterms” special, host Steve Kornacki laid out a lengthy case for why Democrats could be turning the tide and keep control of Congress. After laying out his case, his guest, John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine scoffed at the idea that Democrats would escape getting wiped out in the midterms.  Kornacki opened with a bit of wishful thinking claiming “there have [sic] been some press coverage and some pundits who’ve been saying, maybe things are actually turning around in Democrats' favor.”  He went on to read from a Politico article which claimed: “Biden enters the always be closing phase of his first term. And this is in response to that deal he struck with Joe Manchin. Somehow, some way they write, Joe Biden is back in the game, after enduring a brutal year dominated by economic angst, legislative setbacks, and sinking approval ratings, the President is suddenly on the verge of a turnaround that the White House believes could salvage his summer, and alter the trajectory of his presidency.”      “You have Nate Silver, at FiveThirtyEight the forecasting site,” Kornacki said excitedly. “He says the political environment might be improving for Democrats. He cites some legislative achievements. He also cites the Roe v. Wade decision, COVID fading from the news, the January 6 hearings.”   Kornacki also touted how Cook Political Report downgraded their “House outlook from a GOP gain of 20 to 35 seats, down to 15 to 30 seats.”  Turning to Podhoretz, Kornacki asked, “I know you have been bullish on Republican prospects in this year’s midterm elections. Are you starting to feel any doubt about that?”   Podhoretz immediately shut down the idea that Democrats could be on the verge of a comeback in the midterm elections:  No. I think this is all wish casting. I think we haven't even discussed the issue set that is going against Biden. We haven't discussed the fact that 78 to 88 percent of the American people say we're on the wrong track. We've got inflation, as a major political issue for the first time in 40 years. And one key thing to think about inflation is this. When you have a high unemployment number that means that nine or ten percent of the employable people in the country are not employed. And that’s a terrible thing. But it affects them, their loved ones, and their immediate, the immediate people around them. Inflation hits everyone every single person in the United States, every single day, it is inescapable. He went on to note how inflation “is just an anchor on Democratic hopes” and  “every time somebody goes to fill up their gas tank, they're getting mad, and they are getting worried, and they're getting anxious, and they feel bad. And the party in power has control of the House, the Senate, and the White House.”  Podhoretz ended by warning Democrats that they need to “batten down the hatches,” and “prepare for the tsunami to roll over you.” MSNBC's delusions of a Democrat victory in the 2022 midterms was made possible thanks to the endorsements from Bayer and Discover. Their information is linked.  To read the transcript of this segment click "expand":  MSNBC’s Decision 2022: Countdown to the Midterms August 1, 2022 10:08:13 p.m. Eastern STEVE KORNACKI: The history does not look good for Democrats. Biden's numbers don't look good for Democrats. The combination of Biden's numbers and the history, don't look good for Democrats. But as we come on air tonight, we have seen in the last few hours the president announced the killing of an Al-Qaeda leader. We had news last week of a potential breakthrough, negotiations in the Senate on this climate bill Democrats have been trying to get through. Maybe, they have a deal with Joe Manchin now.  And there have been some press coverage and some pundits who’ve been saying, maybe things are actually turning around in Democrats' favor. I wanna just show a few of these things. This is Politico, a story they ran just a couple of days ago. The headline, Biden enters the always be closing phase of his first term. And this is in response to that deal he struck with Joe Manchin. Somehow, some way they write, Joe Biden is back in the game, after enduring a brutal year dominated by economic angst, legislative setbacks, and sinking approval ratings, the President is suddenly on the verge of a turnaround that the White House believes could salvage his summer, and alter the trajectory of his presidency. That was Politico.  You have Nate Silver, at FiveThirtyEight the forecasting site. He says the political environment might be improving for Democrats. He cites some legislative achievements. He also cites the Roe v. Wade decision, COVID fading from the news, the January 6 hearings. And then, you've got Dave Wasserman, from the Cook Political Report, we're gonna be talking to somebody from the Cook Political Report shortly.  But he forecasts House races for The Cook Report, and he said, he's gonna downgrade his forecast a little bit when it comes to Republicans in the House. He says is the red wave ebbing? Probably not much, but as Dems show more signs of life and Rs nominate several problematic candidates, we’re downgrading our House outlook from a GOP gain of 20 to 35 seats, down to 15 to 30 seats. So, John, I'll start with you. I listened to your podcast. I read your columns. I know you have been bullish on Republican prospects in this year’s midterm elections. Are you starting to feel any doubt about that?  JOHN PODHORETZ: No. I think this is all wish casting. I think we haven't even discussed the issue set that is going against Biden. We haven't discussed the fact that 78 to 88 percent of the American people say we're on the wrong track. We've got inflation, as a major political issue for the first time in 40 years.  And one key thing to think about inflation is this. When you have a high unemployment number that means that nine or ten percent of the employable people in the country are not employed. And that’s a terrible thing. But it affects them, their loved ones, and their immediate, the immediate people around them. Inflation hits everyone every single person in the United States, every single day, it is inescapable. It may be -- the acceleration of it may be lessening. But that is just an anchor on Democratic hopes, that all of the structural things you’re talking about, maybe the Republicans have bad candidates here. Maybe Biden's had a couple of good weeks there.  Every time somebody goes to fill up their gas tank, they're getting mad, and they are getting worried, and they're getting anxious, and they feel bad. And the party in power has control of the House, the Senate, and the White House. And the Republicans don't. And therefore, I just don't understand how there's gonna be a turnaround, except if every individual candidate is so terrible that in districts and in states, people go, well we can't have them, which could be the case.  But your historical map, our historical record, combined with the terrible issue set facing Democrats, is just, I think, you just gotta be more realistic, and like, let go, you know like batten down the hatches, if you're a Democrat, and prepare for the tsunami to roll over you and see what you can do after election day.

ABC Thumbs Nose at Afghanistan Withdrawal Critics After al-Zawahiri Killed

In the immediate aftermath of the Biden administration’s announcement that the CIA had killed Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 plotter Ayman al-Zawahiri, ABC’s Cecilia Vega leaped into action to note how President Biden was right that the United States could still fight terrorism in Afghanistan without having a presence on the ground there.  Shortly after the Biden administration’s announcement that the United States killed Zawahiri, Vega couldn’t wait to scream he told you so.  During her report for World News Tonight from the north lawn of the White House, Vega bragged how “This time last year, President Biden was pulling troops out of Afghanistan. At the time, the White House faced push-back frankly for saying that it would continue to be able to hunt down and track terrorists down in Afghanistan after American troops were gone.” Adding that “they have shown tonight that is still a possibility.”      A little over an hour later, during ABC’s special report following Biden’s speech officially announcing the killing of al-Zawahiri, Vega doubled down: Frankly, as Martha was saying there seems to be a little bit of we told you so coming from the President and certainly senior administration officials here. Look they were criticized pretty heavily of course for the botched withdrawal that we all covered in depth about a year ago at this time. In fact, the timing of this was noteworthy. It was about a year ago right now that President Biden had started to pull troops out of Afghanistan, and at the time the White House faced very serious criticism from -- from many across this city and beyond that's basically saying that they wouldn't be able to continue to get intelligence if American troops were not there on the ground and in that region, and at the time they said that would still be possible despite this criticism and you are hearing from the administration right now from senior administration officials who say this is proof you don't need American troops on the ground and in harm's way in Afghanistan in order to get this Intel like you're seeing come out of the White House right now. Meanwhile, during NBC’s special report, chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel tried to slickly blame former President Trump for Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan  “The U.S. left less than one year ago, and they left with this promise that the Taliban would never allow Al Qaeda to come back in the country, that they would never allow a future Osama bin Laden to launch attacks from there. That was the deal struck first by President Trump and carried out by President Biden,” Engel proclaimed.  This is in stark contrast to how NBC treated President Trump when he killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. On October 27, 2019, NBC decried how Trump was “going to take a victory lap” after killing al-Baghdadi.  This wasn’t the only instance, of NBC siding with our nation’s enemies over an American President they disagree with politically. On January 3, 2020, NBC Nightly News turned itself into essentially an infomercial for the Iranian regime after then-President Trump killed terrorist Qasem Soleimani.  At that time, Engel wailed how “Qasem Soleimani was no ordinary general. The U.S. classified him as a terrorist but in Iran, he was a national hero.”  The leftist networks would rather side with our nation’s enemies, rather than a Republican President. It’s only when the President is a Democrat do they not root for evil.  This anti-American programming on ABC’s World News Tonight was made possible by Ensure. NBC & ABC’s special reports did not run ads but you can check out a list of their other sponsors by clicking here.  To read the relevant transcripts click “expand”: ABC’s World News Tonight August 1, 2022 6:35:54 p.m. Eastern  CECILIA VEGA: But the timing of this tonight, Linsey, is worth noting. This time last year, President Biden was pulling troops out of Afghanistan. At the time, the White House faced push-back frankly for saying that it would continue to be able to hunt down and track terrorists down in Afghanistan after American troops were gone. Linsey, they have shown tonight that is still a possibility.  ABC News Special Report August 1, 2022 7:42:59 p.m. Eastern  LINSEY DAVIS: His administration has taken numerous hits over the month. What does this mean? It feels like he was taking a bit of a victory lap today.  CECILIA VEGA: Yeah. I think you're exactly right, Linsey, a victory lap, and frankly as Martha was saying there seems to be a little bit of we told you so coming from the President and certainly senior administration officials here. Look they were criticized pretty heavily of course for the botched withdrawal that we all covered in depth about a year ago at this time. In fact, the timing of this was noteworthy.  It was about a year ago right now that President Biden had started to pull troops out of Afghanistan, and at the time the White House faced very serious criticism from -- from many across this city and beyond that's basically saying that they wouldn't be able to continue to get intelligence if American troops were not there on the ground and in that region, and at the time they said that would still be possible despite this criticism and you are hearing from the administration right now from senior administration officials who say this is proof you don't need American troops on the ground and in harm's way in Afghanistan in order to get this Intel like you're seeing come out of the White House right now.  NBC News Special Report August 1, 2022 7:40:52 p.m. Eastern  RICHARD ENGEL: So, there are many layers to this story. On one hand, it shows the absolute arrogance, overconfidence of the Taliban. The U.S. left less than one year ago, and they left with this promise that the Taliban would never allow Al Qaeda to come back in the country, that they would never allow a future Osama bin Laden to launch attacks from there. That was the deal struck first by President Trump and carried out by President Biden. Clearly, they violated that deal with not only the leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al Zawahiri in Kabul, not far from the presidential palace, but he had also apparently been there for months, long enough for U.S. Troops to start briefing about his whereabouts, U.S. forces, U.S. intelligence to start briefing about his whereabouts back in April, long enough to build a mock-up of the safe house where he was staying, long enough for that mock-up to be studied, to have the President briefed, to discuss the infrastructure of the buildings so that when a strike was carried out that it wouldn't cause collateral damage, kill members of Zawahiri's team.  And the President gave the final go-ahead to the military a week ago saying, when there is an opportunity, you guys take the strike. And that strike was taken while he was on a balcony in the middle of the night on Sunday to eliminate, apparently the risk for collateral damage. So on one level, it shows decisive action from the United States, arrogance from the Taliban, but also confidence Al Qaeda that it was willing to go there, willing to be there for months. It paints a very disturbing picture about the security situation in Afghanistan right now. A lot of people don't know it, but there is cooperation between the United States and the Taliban when it comes to the fight against ISIS, which the Taliban see as a rival organization. But that cooperation has not really extended -- clearly has not extended -- to the fight against Al Qaeda. And I think the U.S. now is sending a message to the Taliban, to Al Qaeda, that it does not want the organization, once again, to have a base in the country.

Racist Mystal: Herschel Walker is 'What GOP Wants From Their Negroes'

On Saturday's edition of The Cross Connection on MSNBC, host Tiffany Cross brought on noted racist and overall crazed lunatic Elie Mystal, who serves as the justice correspondent for The Nation to discuss the Georgia Senate race which is pitting incumbent Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock against Republican and former NFL running back Herschel Walker.  Turning to Mystal for comment on how close the race is after Cross noted how a "poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution released Wednesday indicates Warnock topping Walker 46 percent to 43 percent," Mystal noted, "it's going to be a close election in Georgia because Walker is, has the backing of the Republicans."     He then jumped right into his racist commentary:  Now you ask, why are Republicans backing this man who’s so clearly unintelligent, who’s so clearly doesn't have independent thoughts, but that's actually the reason, Walker is gonna do what he's told and that’s what Republicans like. That's what Republicans want from their negroes. To do what they’re told. And Walker presents exactly as a person who lacks independent thoughts, lacks an independent agenda, lacks an independent ability to grasp policies, and he's just gonna go in there and vote like Mitch McConnell tells him to vote. Mystal doubled down by claiming "the GOP likes these candidates that aren't able to kind of think for themselves because that means that it's just it basically means that Mitch McConnell gets three votes every time he shows up to work as opposed to just his own."  The fact that these outright racist comments have barely made a splash in non-conservative media shows the double standard the leftist media has. If this was said by a conservative commentator about Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock, the media would be hounding Walker and every other Republican candidate for office across the country and demanding they disavow the comments.  This vile racist commentary was made possible thanks to the endorsement of Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked so you can contact them about the kind of programming they fund.  To read the transcript of this segment click "expand":  MSNBC’s The Cross Connection July 30, 2022 11:28:01 a.m. Eastern  TIFFANY CROSS: Elie, my beloved Georgia. What are the folks doing out there? How is this still a toss-up? The poll by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution released Wednesday indicates Warnock topping Walker 46 percent to 43 percent with roughly three percent of voters saying they’ll back Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver and eight percent undecided. Make it makes sense for me.  ELIE MYSTAL: Yeah first of, all I just want to thank the GOP for nominating a running back from Dallas to run in Georgia and a TV doctor from New Jersey to run in Pennsylvania. Thank you guys. But, it's going to be a close election in Georgia because Walker is, has the backing of the Republicans. Now you ask, why are Republicans backing this man who’s so clearly unintelligent, who’s so clearly doesn't have independent thoughts, but that's actually the reason, Walker is gonna do what he's told and that’s what Republicans like. That's what Republicans want from their negroes. To do what they’re told.  And Walker presents exactly as a person who lacks independent thoughts, lacks an independent agenda, lacks an independent ability to grasp policies, and he's just gonna go in there and vote like Mitch McConnell tells him to vote. And remember, this has worked for the GOP in the south already. Tommy Tuberville, who right now is probably the dumbest person in the United States Senate. All he does is do what Mitch McConnell tells him to do. And so the GOP likes these candidates that aren't able to kind of think for themselves because that means that it's just it basically means that Mitch McConnell gets three votes every time he shows up to work as opposed to just his own.

Stelter Brings on Economic Dunce Krugman to Say US Not in Recession

On Sunday’s reliably liberal Reliable Sources on CNN, Democrat Party propagandist Brian Stelter predictably bemoaned how the media is “basically caught up in that debate” over whether the United States is now in a recession despite the well-established definition being two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. Instead of bringing in an actual economist, Stelter decided to talk to leftist New York Times columnist and pseudo-economist Paul Krugman. Before he got to Krugman, Stelter opened by proclaiming “It's the economy, stupid. So how should we cover it wisely? We've all seen the headlines. They're impossible to miss. The economy is slowing, declining, shrinking. And the phrase of the week is recession fears.” Continuing to whine, Stelter said: “It’s what you see in every banner. Recession fears. Economists seem to be struggling to explain this weird economy, maybe the weirdest economy we ever lived there.”  “People want to know is this a recession or not? The White House is arguing about the definition of the term. The media is basically caught up in that debate as well. There's a lot of confusion about it” Stelter claimed. Finally finished ranting, Stelter laughably claimed Krugman was a guest he “wanted to interview for a long time” as if anything Krugman has to say is reputable or honest.      “Can we dispense with the recession debate real quick? Are we in a recession and does the term matter?” Stelter asked.  Krugman gave this false and un-nuanced response: “No, we aren't and no, it doesn't.” Meaning no we aren’t in a recession and it doesn’t matter if we are or not.  “One sentence, that was it?” Stelter said shocked at Krugman’s short answer.  “None of the usual criteria that real experts use says that we're in a recession right now. What does matter? The state of the economy is what it is. Jobs are abundant, although maybe the job market is weakening” Krugman falsely explained.  The New York Times propagandist explained: “Inflation is high, though maybe inflation is coming down. What does it matter whether you use the R-word or not?”  It matters because words have meaning and a recession has a specific definition. As of Thursday, our economy under President Joe Biden has suffered through two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. That is a recession.  This biased segment was made possible by Fisher Investments. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased “news” they fund.    To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:   CNN’s Reliable Sources July 31, 2022 11:28:36 a.m. Eastern BRIAN STELTER: It's the economy, stupid. So how should we cover it wisely? We've all seen the headlines. They're impossible to miss. The economy is slowing, declining, shrinking. And the phrase of the week is recession fears. It’s what you see in every banner. Recession fears. Economists seem to be struggling to explain this weird economy, maybe the weirdest economy we ever lived there. People want to know is this a recession or not? The White House is arguing about the definition of the term. The media is basically caught up in that debate as well. There's a lot of confusion about it. So let me bring in a guest that I’ve wanted to interview for a long time. Paul Krugman. He is of course the Nobel laureate and economist. A distinguished professor at the city university of New York’s graduate center, and a long-time columnist for The New York Times. Welcome to the program. Thank you for coming on. PAUL KRUGMAN: Hi, Thanks for having me.  STELTER: Can we dispense with the recession debate real quick? Are we in a recession and does the term matter?  KRUGMAN: No, we aren't and no, it doesn't.  STELTER: One sentence, that was it?  KRUGMAN: That was it. None of the usual criteria that real experts use says that we're in a recession right now. What does matter? The state of the economy is what it is. Jobs are abundant, although maybe the job market is weakening. Inflation is high, though maybe inflation is coming down. What does it matter whether you use the R-word or not?  

Manchin Triggers Todd by Refusing to Say if He Wants Dems to Keep Congress

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is a common target of the leftist media because, for the most part, he doesn't go along with the Democrat Party's radical agenda. Therefore, he's not a real Democrat because he's somewhat rational, and hasn't completely lost his mind. The exchange which took place on Sunday's Meet the Press is sure to inflame hostilities between Manchin and his party.   During an interview with Manchin, Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd tried to get Manchin to weigh in on his party's midterm prospects. The conversation quickly went in an unexpected direction. "What’s your case for Democrats to keep control of the House and the Senate this election year?" Todd asked.  Manchin responded "I don’t know, it’s just if you look back through history it makes it very difficult, especially in the most toxic times we have ever seen. So it’s up in the air right now."      Todd quickly cut the Senator off and asked if he "hope[s] Democrats keep control of the House and Senate?" Manchin paused, shifted in his seat awkwardly, and said:  I think people are sick and tired of politics, Chuck. I really do. I think they're sick and tired of Democrats and Republicans fighting and feuding and holding pieces of legislation hostage because they didn't get what they wanted or something or someone might get credit for something. Why don't we start doing something for our country? Why don't we just say this is good for America? I've always said the best politics is good government. Do something good, Chuck. But I'm not going to predict what's going to happen.  A clearly frustrated and triggered Todd blurted out "I'm not asking you to predict...What result do you want? Do you want the Democrats to keep control of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives?"  Not taking the bait, Manchin noted how he's "not making those choices or decisions on that. I'm going to work with whatever I have. I've always said that." He added that he "think[s] the Democrats have great candidates in the running, good people I worked with and I have a tremendous amount of respect and friendship with my Republican colleagues. So I can work on either side very easily."  "You don't care about the outcome this year? Of the elections?" Todd said in exasperation.  "Well, whatever the voters choose, I can't decide what’s going to happen in Kansas or California or Texas," Manchin replied. "I've always taken the approach whoever you send me, that's your representative and I respect them and I respect the state for the people they send, and I give it my best to work with them, to do the best for my country. I don't play the politics that way. I don't like it that way. That's not who I am."  This segment of Chuck Todd pressuring Manchin to say he wants Democrats to keep control of Congress was made possible by Allstate, Verizon, and IBM. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click "expand":  NBC’s Meet the Press July 31, 2022 10:44:58 a.m. Eastern  CHUCK TODD: What’s your case for Democrats to keep control of the House and the Senate this election year?  SENATOR JOE MANCHIN: I don’t know, it’s just if you look back through history it makes it very difficult, especially in the most toxic times we have ever seen. So it’s up in the air right now—  [crosstalk] TODD: Do you -- would you like -- do you hope Democrats keep control of the House and Senate?  MANCHIN: I think people are sick and tired of politics, Chuck. I really do. I think they're sick and tired of Democrats and Republicans fighting and feuding and holding pieces of legislation hostage because they didn't get what they wanted or something or someone might get credit for something. Why don't we start doing something for our country? Why don't we just say this is good for America? I've always said the best politics is good government. Do something good, Chuck. But I'm not going to predict what's going to happen.  TODD: I'm not asking you to predict.  MANCHIN: I want to make sure we do something good.  TODD: What result do you want? Do you want the Democrats to keep control of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives?  MANCHIN: I would love -- you know, I'm not making those choices or decisions on that. I'm going to work with whatever I have. I've always said that. I think the Democrats have great candidates in the running, good people I worked with and I have a tremendous amount of respect and friendship with my Republican colleagues. So I can work on either side very easily.  TODD: You don't care the outcome?  [crosstalk] TODD: You don't care about the outcome this year? Of the elections?  MANCHIN: Well, whatever the voters -- whatever the voters choose, I can't decide what’s going to happen in Kansas or California or Texas. I really can't. I've always taken the approach whoever you send me, that's your representative and I respect them and I respect the state for the people they send, and I give it my best to work with them, to do the best for my country. I don't play the politics that way. I don't like it that way. That's not who I am.

ABC Panel Slams Dem Meddling in GOP Primaries as Embarrassingly Hypocritical

On Sunday’s This Week on ABC, both co-moderator Jonathan Karl and his panelists on the “PowerHouse Roundtable” tore into the Democrat Party congressional campaign arm: the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) for running ads promoting Trump-backed candidates in GOP primaries. One panelist, USA Today Washington Bureau chief Susan Page declared it both “risky” and “hypocritical."   Switching gears from an unrelated subject, Karl turned to the topic of the Democrats' election meddling. He remarked: “Speaking of this question of credibility, I wanna Susan, get you to kinda help explain Democrats going in and putting millions of dollars in states, in races across the country to support candidates” that are like former President Donald Trump.  Turning to Page, Karl bemoaned how even liberal Never-Trump Republican Peter Meijer, who was one of the ten Republicans to vote for Trump’s second impeachment is being targeted by the DCCC.      Page slammed the Dems, claiming “it’s risky because sometimes the candidate you don’t expect to win turns out to be stronger than you think, and they win and then they’re in office.”  Continuing to take the DCCC to task, Page noted “it’s hypocritical because Democrats have been saying that election deniers threaten our very democracy,” adding that “Democrats sede the high ground on this.”  After reading a statement given by Democrat Congresswoman Kathleen Rice in which she called her party’s election meddling “unconscionable”, Karl agreed and noted how “They're putting money behind candidates who in her words want to come to Washington and destroy our democracy.”  Fellow panelist and Democrat Congressman Ritchie Torres slammed his party’s misguided and anti-democratic strategy: “It's embarrassingly hypocritical, we cannot credibly defend democracy and then prop up candidates who are an existential threat to the very democracy we're defending. And in politics when you try to be too cute and clever, it often backfires.”  Torres went on to note how the DCCC “cannot guarantee the outcome of the general election and when you prop up a conspiracy theorist in a Republican primary, you run the risk of sending an extremist to the United States Congress, and that’s an egregious use of Democratic resources.”  This segment on ABC’s This Week was made possible by Prevagen. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript, click “expand”:  ABC’s This Week July 31, 2022 9:31:59 a.m. Eastern  JON KARL: Speaking of this question of credibility, I wanna Susan, get you to kinda help explain Democrats going in and putting millions of dollars in states, in races across the country to support candidates that are like Trump junior, you know, I don't mean Donald Trump Jr. But President Trump junior, saying the election was stolen, all of that stuff, including Peter Meijer, I mean this is one of the ten voted who to impeach Donald Trump and now you have the DCCC going in and supporting his Republican primary challenger.  SUSAN PAGE: You know, it's risky and it's hypocritical. It’s risky because sometimes the candidate you don’t expect to win turns out to be stronger than you think, and they win and then they’re in office. And it’s hypocritical because Democrats have been saying that election deniers threaten our very democracy. So you’re going to go out and in effect campaign for an election denier because you made a political calculation that it might serve your interests. I think it means Democrats sede the high ground on this.  KARL: So let me say what one of your fellow Democratic colleagues in the House had to say about this. This is Kathleen Rice, she said dirty tricks like this are part and parcel of political campaigns, but when you talk about putting money behind candidates who want to come to Washington and destroy our democracy, it's not a political, dirty trick anymore, it’s unconscionable. And that’s what it is. They're putting money behind candidates who in her words want to come to Washington and destroy our democracy. What do you think of this? REP. RITCHIE TORRES: It's embarrassingly hypocritical, we cannot credibly defend democracy and then prop up candidates who are an existential threat to the very democracy we're defending. And in politics when you try to be too cute and clever, it often backfires. The DCCC is not God. It cannot guarantee the outcome of the general election and when you prop up a conspiracy theorist in a Republican primary, you run the risk of sending an extremist to the United States Congress, and that’s an egregious use of Democratic resources.  KARL: So do you think the DCCC will reverse course on this?   TORRES: Hopefully under pressure from members because there are a number of members like myself who are displeased. 

WALL WARS: Doocy, KJP Spar Over the Border Wall, Pelosi's Taiwan Trip

On Friday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre got into another battle with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy because of her apparent inability to answer simple questions put to her.  The first question from Doocy came in light of comments made by the former chief editor of the Chinese state media outlet the Global Times, who suggested China would shoot down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane if she visits Taiwan. This is an extremely serious situation, so Doocy attempted to get a response from the White House: “an official who is associated with Chinese state media is suggesting that if Speaker Pelosi tries to go to Taiwan her plane could be shot down. Does the President have a response to that?”  Jean-Pierre’s response was that this was “something that we’re just not going to speak to” adding that it’s “a hypothetical, we are not we're just not going to speak on her schedule.”     You would think this would be a topic the White House would make a statement about since if China shot down the plane of the woman second in line for the presidency it would lead to a war between the United States and China.  Realizing he’s not going to receive an answer from Jean-Pierre, Doocy switched gears to the news that the Biden administration quietly approved construction of former President Trump’s border wall in Arizona asking “why is the Biden administration building a border wall in Arizona?”  Jean-Pierre claimed “we're not finishing the wall. We are cleaning up the mess the prior administration left behind in their failed attempt to build a wall.”   Doocy responded: “President Biden when he was a candidate said that there will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration. So what changed?” Jean-Pierre continued flailing around and wailed “we are not finishing the wall.”  “If walls work in that part of Arizona, is this the administration trying to get migrants to cross somewhere else? Like in Texas? What is the point?” Doocy asked.  Jean-Pierre angrily shot back and set off this exchange (click “expand”): JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing a wall! We are cleaning up the mess that the prior administration made. We are trying to save lives. This is what, this is what the prior administration left behind that we are now cleaning up.  DOOCY: By finishing the wall, is this— JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing the wall.  DOOCY: By filling in? Finishing?  JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing the wall.  Doocy came prepared as always because he dug up comments made by Jean-Pierre from 2019 in which she called the border wall racist, and now three years later she’s in an administration that is attempting to finish building part of the wall:  “Is this racist? Because in 2019 when the former guy was proposing a wall, you said that it was his racist wall. So how is this any different? I'm just having a hard time understanding how this is any different” Doocy asked.  Jean-Pierre falsely claimed, “A border wall is [an] ineffective use of taxpayer dollars so it's ineffective of taxpayer dollars” and reiterated “we're not finishing a wall. We are cleaning up the mess that the last administration made.”   To read the transcript of this exchange click “expand”:  White House press briefing  July 29, 2022 2:25:30 p.m. Eastern  PETER DOOCY: Thanks Karine, an official who is associated with Chinese state media is suggesting that if Speaker Pelosi tries to go to Taiwan her plane could be shot down. Does the President have a response to that? KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: You know, I’ve been asked about–-I know you’re asking specifically about the rhetoric that we’re hearing from China. But as it relates to the Speaker’s travels, it’s something that we’re just not going to speak to. Right now that’s a hypothetical, we are not we're just not going to speak on her schedule. As we have said multiple times, we give advice and guidance to any members of Congress where they travel to the region. They travel whether a advice on geopolitical situation in the region or in the country and any national security issues that may arise. But again, I'm not going to speak to a hypothetical.  DOOCY: Okay and on another subject, why is the Biden administration building a border wall in Arizona?  JEAN-PIERRE: So we are not, we're not finishing the wall. We are cleaning up the mess the prior administration left behind in their failed attempt to build a wall. And I just want to be very, very clear here. On day one, we returned the money, the $8 billion dollars the prior administration took from our military. We gave that back to the military for military families, for schools, for bases. That's what that money was being used. That's what it was taken away from. And so again, what we're doing is cleaning up the mess that the prior administration has done.  DOOCY: But President Biden when he was a candidate said that there will not be another foot of wall constructed in my administration. So what changed?  JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing the wall.  DOOCY: If walls work in that part of Arizona, is this the administration trying to get migrants to cross somewhere else? Like in Texas? What is the point?  JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing a wall! We are cleaning up the mess that the prior administration made. We are trying to save lives. This is what, this is what the prior administration left behind that we are now cleaning up.  DOOCY: By finishing the wall, is this— JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing the wall.  DOOCY: By filling in? Finishing?  JEAN-PIERRE: We are not finishing the wall.  DOOCY: By filling in? Is this racist? Because in 2019 when the former guy was proposing a wall, you said that it was his racist wall. So how is this any different? I'm just having a hard time understanding how this is any different. JEAN-PIERRE: I'm not even sure how you get to your first question to this question that you just asked me. I will say this a border wall. I'm answering your question. A border wall is ineffective use of taxpayer dollars so it's ineffective of taxpayer dollars. Dollars that actually went to the military. That the last administration, the prior President took from the military which took away from schools which took away from military bases.  That's what that money that he pulled away from to build this wall that he wanted. That is ineffective by the way, which I just said just recently CBP reported that new bollard fencing along the southwest border was breached 3,272 times between fiscal year of 2019 and 2021 requiring 2.6 million in repairs. It's ineffective. We're not finishing a wall. We are cleaning up the mess that the last administration made. 

Doocy Demolishes KJP After She Accuses GOP of Using Migrants as Pawns

During Thursday's train wreck known as the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre got demolished by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy after Jean-Pierre accused Republican governors of using migrants as political pawns by bussing them to Washington D.C. The always floundering Jean-Pierre mumbled and stumbled her way through multiple grillings by Doocy.  The first question out of the gate was whether "President Biden ask[ed] President Xi anything about getting to the bottom of the origins of COVID." Naturally, this simple question completely flummoxed Jean-Pierre who began frantically flipping through her notes in her binder for an answer to Doocy's question.  DOOCY TIME: "On the phone today, did president Biden ask president Xi anything about getting to the bottom of the origins of COVID?" pic.twitter.com/WxUBwHVrxn — Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) July 28, 2022 When Jean-Pierre eventually had an answer, if was a rambling word salad that never answered the question put to her by Doocy:  Ah so, on the origins of COVID. The two Presidents did discuss the health, security, and transparency is key part of that. As we have repeatedly said, the PRC is not living up to scientific and public health norms for data and information sharing we have said this before so that is nothing new. And we are—the international community we’ve said this needs more data, they need more information to make clear the determination. On the origins of the pandemic, we continue to work with our partners around the world to press China to fully share information and to cooperate with the World Health Organization so this has come up many times.  Changing topics, Doocy asked "The DC Mayor sent the White House a letter asking for National Guard help with migrants who have been bussed here from Texas and Arizona. Is the President gonna approve that request for the National Guard?"  In response, Jean-Pierre ducked by referring him to the Department of Defense. She went on to whine how "Republicans using migrants as a political tool, and that is shameful, and that is just wrong."      "There is a process in place for managing migrants at the border, this is not it,” she said. "What they’re doing currently that includes expelling migrants as required by court order under Title 42. Transferring them to ICE custody, or placing them in the care of local NGOs as they await further processing. Again so what Republicans are doing, the way that they’re meddling in the process and using migrants as a political pawn is just wrong," Jean-Pierre huffed.  "So the White House's preference would be for small towns in Texas and Arizona to have to take care of these migrants rather than a large metropolitan city like Washington DC?" Doocy replied.  "That is not what I said," Jean-Pierre interjected. "They’re sending migrants to big cities on purpose, using them as a political ploy."  "If they don’t go to big cities, where should they go?" Doocy shot back. Jean-Pierre snarked that "There’s a process. I just laid it out."  Doocy shot back: "There’s a process and they come to a big city and now the Mayor says she needs the National Guard?"  Realizing she's running out of non-answers, Jean-Pierre replied: "That’s because Republicans are using, they’re using migrants who are coming here for who knows? Because they’re dealing with humanitarian issues back in their country. They’re coming here for a better life and they’re being used, Peter, they’re being used by Republican governors. That is what’s happening."  Doocy managed to get in one question before she frantically called on another reporter to get out of Doocy's line of questioning: "Does any of this make the President want to say 'this is causing a lot of burdens on small cities, big cities, maybe I should just close the border?’"  "What I'm saying is what Republicans are doing is wrong and there is a process in place and we should follow the process. There is a legal process in place and they should follow it," Jean-Pierre said dismissively before calling on another reporter.   To read the full transcript of this exchange click "expand":  White House press conference July 28, 2022  4:29:53 p.m. Eastern  PETER DOOCY: Thanks, Karine. On the phone, today, did President Biden ask President Xi anything about getting to the bottom of the origins of COVID? KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: Ah so, on the origins of COVID. The two Presidents did discuss the health, security, and transparency is key part of that. As we have repeatedly said, the PRC is not living up to scientific and public health norms for data and information sharing we have said this before so that is nothing new. And we are—the international community we’ve said this needs more data, they need more information to make clear the determination. On the origins of the pandemic, we continue to work with our partners around the world to press China to fully share information and to cooperate with the World Health Organization so this has come up many times.  [crosstalk]  DOOCY: I know its come up before but it came up today? JEAN-PIERRE: I’m just saying that the two President [sic] did discuss health security. That did come up. DOOCY: Okay, did the President ask Xi about the findings of that congressional investigation that the Chinese were trying to infiltrate the Federal Reserve over the last couple years? JEAN-PIERRE: We don’t have anything to share on that. DOOCY: Okay, ah.  JEAN-PIERRE: Beyond the readout that you all got. DOOCY: On a different topic. The DC Mayor sent the White House a letter asking for National Guard help with migrants who have been bussed here from Texas and Arizona. Is the President gonna approve that request for the National Guard? JEAN-PIERRE: So as to your question on the National Guard, I refer you to the Department of Defense. They will have that answer for you. We have been in regular touch with Mayor Bowser and her team. And I said this before, I said this last week about Republicans using migrants as a political tool, and that is shameful, and that is just wrong.  There is a process in place for managing migrants at the border, this is not it. What they’re doing currently that includes expelling migrants as required by court order under Title 42. Transferring them to ICE custody, or placing them in the care of local NGOs as they await further processing. Again so what Republicans are doing, the way that they’re meddling in the process and using migrants as a political pawn is just wrong.  DOOCY: So the White House's preference would be for small towns in Texas and Arizona to have to take care of these migrants rather than a large metropolitan city like Washington DC?                 JEAN-PIERRE: That is not what I said. That is not what I said.  DOOCY: That is what you said.   [crosstalk] JEAN-PIERRE: Yeah they are. They’re sending migrants to big cities on purpose, using them as a political ploy.   DOOCY: If they don’t go to big cities, where should they go? JEAN-PIERRE: There’s a process. I just laid it out.   DOOCY: There’s a process and they come to a big city and now the Mayor says she needs the National Guard? JEAN-PIERRE: That’s because Republicans are using, they’re using migrants who are coming here for who knows? Because they’re dealing with humanitarian issues back in their country. They’re coming here for a better life and they’re being used, Peter, they’re being used by Republican governors. That is what’s happening.  DOOCY: Does any of this make the president want to say “this is causing a lot of burdens on small cities, big cities, maybe I should just close the border”? JEAN-PIERRE: What I'm saying is what Republicans are doing is wrong and there is a process in place and we should follow the process. There is a legal process in place and they should follow it.

Nets Refuse to Admit U.S. in Recession, Just 'Losing Momentum'

On Thursday morning, the Commerce Department released 2nd quarter GDP numbers showing that for the second quarter in a row, the economy suffered negative growth. For any American with a basic understanding of economics, that means the United States is officially in a recession. But according to the broadcast news networks, that doesn't mean we are in a recession. On ABC's World News Tonight, anchor David Muir claimed Thursday's GDP report is "raising fears of recession" instead of marking the beginning of one. Muir noted that the United States had "the second quarter of decline in a row, which typically has been the definition of recession." Instead of pointing out how Biden is lying about the state of the economy, he regurgitated Biden's comments from earlier in the day that "President Biden [is] pointing to other key factors, too, among them, the jobs numbers, saying this economy isn't an easy one to label right now."      Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis played it off as if there was no clear definition of recession and this was just another political debate: "whether you call it a recession or not, the U.S. economy is losing momentum at the same time American families are facing the highest inflation in a generation." Despite the fact that we are currently in a recession thanks to the policies of Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress, Jarvis claimed "many economists tonight now forecasting a recession will begin towards the end of this year or early next."  Meanwhile, on CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O'Donnell proved how out of touch she is with even her own correspondents, who reported much more soberly on the economy, when she touted "President Biden is going on the offensive against growing fears that the country is heading into a recession" adding that "this follows today's report that the country's GDP fell for a second straight quarter."  Before tossing to correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns, O'Donnell hyped the fact that Biden "is instead focused on what could be a major legislative victory." Finally, on NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt announced that there's "new data showing that it [the economy] shrank for the second quarter in a row. But the Biden administration is pushing back on the idea that we're already in a recession."  Ikeda tried to explain away the terrible GDP numbers by claiming "slowdowns in both the housing market and consumer spending contributed to the decline but are part of the federal reserve's goal, to lessen demand by interest rates. All in an effort to bring inflation down from 40-year highs in a complex economy." This economic gaslighting from the three networks was made possible by Chewy on ABC, Allstate on CBS, and Progressive on NBC. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcripts of each segment click "expand":  ABC’s World News Tonight July 28, 2022 6:37:24 p.m. Eastern DAVID MUIR: We turn now to the other major news this Thursday night, the new report out tonight raising fears of recession in the U.S. The nation's output of goods and services, the GDP, fell 0.9 percent in the past three months, the second quarter of decline in a row, which typically has been the definition of recession. But tonight, President Biden pointing to other key factors, too, among them, the jobs numbers, saying this economy isn't an easy one to label right now.  But whether it's officially a recession or not, Rebecca Jarvis tonight with families across the country who say they're feeling this on everything they're paying for.  REBECCA JARVIS: Tonight, whether you call it a recession or not, the U.S. economy is losing momentum at the same time American families are facing the highest inflation in a generation.  [...] JARVIS: The Commerce Department reporting today that from April to June, consumer spending slowed, business investment fell, and stores slowed their restocking of shelves. President Biden taking an optimistic tone on the news.  PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: If you look at our job market, consumer spending, business investment, we see signs of economic progress in the second quarter, as well.  JARVIS: David, the National Bureau of Economic Research is the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that officially declares when recessions begin and end here in the United States and they look at metrics including GDP, but also including things like unemployment and jobs, which have held up despite this record inflation. Many economists tonight now forecasting a recession will begin towards the end of this year or early next. CBS Evening News July 28, 2022 6:35:47 p.m. Eastern  NORAH O’DONNELL: Let's turn to the White House where President Biden is going on the offensive against growing fears that the country is heading into a recession, this follows today's report that the country's GDP fell for a second straight quarter. The President is instead focused on what could be a major legislative victory. Here's CBS’s Caitlin Huey-Burns. CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS: With news that the U.S. economy shrunk again last quarter President Biden downplayed fears about a recession.  PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: There is going to be a lot of chatter today on Wall Street and among pundits about whether we are in a recession. But if you look at our job market, consumer spending, business investment, we see signs of economic progress in the second quarter as well.  [...] HUEY-BURNS: The economy has now contracted for two quarters in a row. Considered the basic indicator of a recession. Business investment fell from April through June and consumer spending slowed. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger says whether it’s technically a recession or not doesn't matter.  JILL SCHLESINGER: People are freaking out that prices remain high. It is hurting people who make less than the median household income of 60 or 70,000 dollars. And frankly, it’s hurting everyone.  NBC Nightly News July 28, 2022 7:06:23 p.m. Eastern  LESTER HOLT: Let's get to the economy now and the new data showing that it shrank for the second quarter in a row. But the Biden administration is pushing back on the idea that we're already in a recession. Emilie Ikeda has more.  EMILIE IKEDA: Today's numbers confirm it: the U.S. Economy is slowing.  [...] IKEDA: Gross domestic product fell slightly by 0.9 percent. The U.S. economy shrinking for the second quarter in a row, fuelling fears of a recession, fears President Biden tried to calm.  [...] IKEDA: Slowdowns in both the housing market and consumer spending contributed to the decline but are part of the federal reserve's goal, to lessen demand by interest rates. All in an effort to bring inflation down from 40-year highs in a complex economy.

POLITICO Spins for Biden: Tomorrow's GDP Numbers 'Inaccurate'

Politico, like the rest of the leftist media, has franticly attempted to assist the Biden administration's quest to rewrite the definition of recession. So much so that they're now gaslighting their readers into believing that even if tomorrow's GDP report shows the second quarter was negative, the report is inaccurate.  In Wednesday night's Politico Nightly newsletter titled "Bracing for the big reveal", chief economic correspondent Ben White thumbed his nose at Americans who are suffering in the soon-to-be official Biden recession: Set multiple alarms on your phone tonight. Load your coffee maker with the strongest brew you’ve got. And prepare at least six browser windows to feverishly refresh this Bureau of Economic Affairs website at precisely 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning to have your mind absolutely blown by the … first, possibly inaccurate and certain to be revised reading of U.S. economic performance in the second quarter of this deeply weird economic year. "We tease. But just a bit. Because it is actually a big deal whether the reading shows the economy, as measured by gross domestic product, grew by a touch or declined by a hair in the second quarter," White wrote in an attempt to backtrack on the previous paragraph mocking the heightened chatter over the looming GDP numbers.  "If it’s the latter," White continued, "Which many but certainly not all economists expect, it would be the second straight quarter of shrinking GDP. That’s one, though not the only definition of, (cue scary music) RECESSION!"  Set your alarms: Tomorrow we get the first, possibly inaccurate and certain to be revised reading of U.S. economic performance in the second quarter of this deeply weird economic year — one metric to measure if we're in a recession. Nightly reports 👇 https://t.co/6LSiHqYJad — POLITICO (@politico) July 28, 2022 Further down in the tone-deaf and economically illiterate article, White falsely writes that "Two declines in a row is one classic hallmark of recession. But as I’ve noted in this space before, there is no official definition of recession in the U.S. beyond a broad decline in economic activity spread over time." Attempting to spin for his allies in the Biden administration, White claimed if you "Strip out a quirky decline in inventory-building and an increase in imports driven by pandemic-related domestic shortages of goods and first-quarter GDP likely would have been positive." In White's own spin on the classic "Republicans pounce," he wrote that "Republicans are salivating at the opportunity to take a negative number, cast aside any of the wonky nuances, and declare the ‘Biden Recession’ well underway.” Adding that there are "Plenty of news outlets may treat it that way as well."  Of course, it's not true that Republicans are salivating over the "Biden Recession." In fact, nobody wants a recession. Especially Republicans who have warned Biden and congressional Democrats not to pump trillions of dollars into the economy through the American Rescue Plan, because it would lead to record inflation, and eventually a recession.  Ben White is a Democrat Party propagandist disguised as a journalist. Just look at the contrast between how he covered the economic recovery in late 2020 when Trump was President and the games he's playing now.   Trump is expected to get a badly needed positive headline Thursday morning with a report expected to show the economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter. But beneath the headline, the economic picture looks far less sunny. https://t.co/zyaKpNDR7X — POLITICO (@politico) October 29, 2020 In a Tweet from Politico linking to White's article on October 29, 2020, the Tweet caption read: "Trump is expected to get a badly needed positive headline Thursday morning with a report expected to show the economy grew at a record pace in the third quarter. But beneath the headline, the economic picture looks far less sunny." Classic Politico! Downplay the prospering economy when Republicans are in charge, and happy talk about the bad economy when Democrats are in power. 

CNN Sympathetically Covers Hunter Biden Legal Woes: 'Struggled to Pay Bills'

Even when CNN covers the rapidly metastasizing Hunter Biden scandal that is in danger of devouring the entire Biden administration, the leftist network only covers the President’s delinquent drug addict son in a sympathetic and loving way.  On Wednesday afternoon’s The Lead, host Jake Tapper reported that “CNN's own investigation into Hunter has authenticated emails showing Hunter Biden struggled to pay bills despite bringing in a huge income.”  He then tossed to correspondent Drew Griffin,  who immediately sought to frame the investigation as a right-wing witch hunt by whining that “The emails posted by a right-wing operative on the internet have long been used as a political weapon against President Joe Biden.”      After detailing how his emails “reveal Hunter Biden was repeatedly warned about deep debts and years of back taxes,” Griffin cut to a fluffy interview with Hunter’s ex-wife on ABC’s Good Morning America:  KATHLEEN BUHLE: He was struggling under a massive drug addiction. And that's heartbreaking and painful. Narrating in an attempt to excuse Hunter’s actions, Griffin noted how “In past interviews, both Biden and his ex-wife say Biden's financial issues became worse with the death of his brother and his drug use.”  Griffin added how “The couple divorced and Hunter would owe $37,000 a month in spousal support. The spreadsheet shows he fell behind—just part of a lifestyle that was financially out of control.”  Ending the segment, Griffin got in one last shot at Republicans by kvetching how “Even if Hunter Biden is never charged with a crime, that won't matter to Republicans, especially those who may chair powerful committees if the Republican Party wins the majority in Congress.”  [H/T NewsBusters intern Aidan Moorehouse] This sympathetic segment of Hunter Biden’s growing crime spree was made possible by Salonpas. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund. To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:  CNN’s The Lead With Jake Tapper 07/27/22 4:49:33 PM Eastern JAKE TAPPER: In our politics lead, as the U.S. Attorney in Delaware weighs possible charges against the President's son, Hunter Biden, CNN's own investigation into Hunter has authenticated emails showing Hunter Biden struggled to pay bills despite bringing in a huge income. The President's son struggled with massive debt and a huge overdue tax bill. It remains unclear whether the back taxes revealed in these emails are the same tax issue that is part of the federal probe. CNN’s Drew Griffin takes a closer look. [Cuts to video] DREW GRIFFIN: The emails posted by a right-wing operative on the internet have long been used as a political weapon against President Joe Biden, but it's his son, Hunter, who’s facing potential federal charges. As CNN first reported, prosecutors in Delaware are narrowing in on potential tax violations in their investigation of Hunter Biden. These emails, forensically authenticated for CNN, reveal Hunter Biden was repeatedly warned about deep debts and years of back taxes. This despite having a lavish income that included as much as $50,000 a month for sitting on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company. A 2019 spreadsheet sent to Biden from his assistant details more than half a million dollars in bills due or past due, including hundreds of thousands in taxes over several years. The emails show he knew he was delinquent. October 2018, his accountant wrote, “They are late,” noting that Biden had missed an already extended tax filing deadline of October 15. Two weeks later, “Your 2017 tax returns are still unfiled,” the accountant reminded Biden. The next day, “You need to get 2017 filed so we can try to work out a payment schedule.” The accountant told Biden the IRS was also demanding a payment from 2015. “They want $158,000,” the accountant wrote, “The 2018 federal taxes of $471,000 will be in addition...IRS has notified the State Department, and they will not renew your passport until this is resolved.” [Cuts to clip] KATHLEEN BUHLE [On ABC’s Good Morning America]: He was struggling under a massive drug addiction. And that's heartbreaking and painful. [End of clip] GRIFFIN: In past interviews, both Biden and his ex-wife say Biden's financial issues became worse with the death of his brother and his drug use. [Cuts to clip] HUNTER BIDEN [On CBS Mornings]: I went one time for 13 days without sleeping. And smoking crack and drinking vodka exclusively throughout that entire time. [End of clip] GRIFFIN: The couple divorced and Hunter would owe $37,000 a month in spousal support. The spreadsheet shows he fell behind—just part of a lifestyle that was financially out of control. More than 65,000 owed on one credit card. He owed a $1,700 payment on a Porsche. His healthcare bill was back due, and the assistant who was trying to keep track of it all said she too wasn't being paid. “I'm trying to figure out what to do about bills,” Biden's then-assistant asked. “Pay the health care. Pay the Porsche,” Biden responded and told the assistant she should only pay herself half what she was owed. The emails reveal multiple warnings from banks concerning insufficient funds, deep debt, his credit card repeatedly declined. In a statement to CNN, Biden's attorney acknowledged the tax issue, saying, “He is current on his tax obligations and is committed to remaining so as he continues his recovery from addiction.” [Cuts to clip] BIDEN [On CBS Mornings]: I'm cooperating completely. And I'm absolutely certain, 100 percent certain, that at the end of the investigation, that I will be cleared of any wrongdoing. [End of clip] GRIFFIN: Even if Hunter Biden is never charged with a crime, that won't matter to Republicans, especially those who may chair powerful committees if the Republican Party wins the majority in Congress. Like Kentucky congressman James Comer, who promises a Hunter Biden investigation if he heads the House Oversight Committee. [Cuts to clip] REP. JAMES COMER [On Fox Business's The Evening Edit]: Hunter Biden’s a shady business character. We fear that he has compromised this White House. That's why we're not gonna continue to let up on these investigations and we're gonna hold somebody accountable for this. [End of clip] GRIFFIN: Joe Biden is not being investigated as part of the federal probe into Hunter Biden, according to sources. [End of video] GRIFFIN: Jake, CNN has been told the Justice Department is weighing the timing of any possible indictment against the President's son. Sources telling CNN Justice Department guidelines generally avoid bringing politically sensitive cases close to an election. Those guidelines now being weighed as this case has reached a critical juncture. Jake? TAPPER: Alright, Drew Griffin, thanks so much.

Hayes Suggests Zeldin Colluded With NY DA to Release His Attacker Without Bail

Proving how MSNBC isn't a news organization but a propaganda arm for the Democrat Party, Chris Hayes used his platform as the host of All In to suggest that New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin colluded with the Monroe County district attorney to have his attacker released without bail so he could use the controversy to paint his Democrat opponent as soft-on-crime.  On July 21, Zeldin was almost assassinated by a man while giving a campaign stump speech. Naturally, Hayes made the incident political while accusing Zeldin of being political. “In the aftermath of this generally scary incident, Zeldin’s campaign saw an opportunity to take lemons and make political lemonade,” Hayes proclaimed.  Hayes recounted how on “the night of the attack, Zeldin makes this bold prediction. He gets on Twitter and he says quote, the attacker will likely be instantly released under New York’s laws. And my gosh, wouldn't you know it, Zeldin nailed it. Totally got it right. In fact, the very next day, his attacker was charged with attempted second-degree assault, and released from jail without bail.”       Since Hayes is a leftist propagandist, he immediately tied the fact that Zeldin and the prosecutor for the county in which the attack took place are friends, and suggested the two worked together to release the man who attacked him for political gain:  Sandra Doorley was at the rally where Zeldin was attacked. She's a supporter. She's a friend. Zeldin apparently spoke with Sandra Doorley, the DA in Monroe County, just minutes after the incident. And it was Doorley’s office which made the affirmative decision to charge the attacker with a crime that would be eligible for release without bail. "So you might see how it might look?" Hayes asked. “Like Doorley’s office worked to gin up a politically convenient narrative for Zeldin’s campaign, which he is listed as co-chair.”   Hayes ended by telling an unintentional joke: “our job as journalists regardless of ideology or politics is just to separate the real story, from the cynical hysteria and to call out the flagrant propaganda when we see it.” He’s the furthest thing from a journalist, and wouldn’t know the difference between facts and “flagrant propaganda” if his life depended on it.  This biased segment was made possible by Allstate and Prevagen. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  MSNBC’s All In July 26, 2022 8:45:52 p.m. Eastern CHRIS HAYES: But in the aftermath of this generally scary incident, Zeldin’s campaign saw an opportunity to take lemons and make political lemonade. You see Lee Zeldin has been running a kind of old-school tough-on-crime lock ‘em up campaign. With the primary focus of his ire being New York state’s bail reform laws which make it so that some misdemeanor and non-violent offenders don't have to sit in a cell awaiting trial simply because they don't have the money to afford bail. Remember, bail is fully adjudicated based on your ability to pay. Right?  So the night of the attack, Zeldin makes this bold prediction. He gets on Twitter and he says quote, the attacker will likely be instantly released under New York’s laws. And my gosh, wouldn't you know it, Zeldin nailed it. Totally got it right. In fact, the very next day, his attacker was charged with attempted second-degree assault, and released from jail without bail. Zeldin immediately went on the offensive. He held press conferences about bail reform. He did an interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity where he again blamed, New York's criminal justice laws.  [...] First of all, he is wrong there, the attacker was not charged with a violent felony, which is kind of the point actually. But a narrative was already set. Even Donald Trump mentioned it during his speech today, just another example of a soft-on-crime approach from the libs. Too worried about making nice with the BLM folks to keep our streets safe. As you might have, guessed the story is a little bit more complicated than Lee Zeldin initially led on. Because people naturally started asking, well wait a second, who is the prosecutor who only charged this guy with attempted second-degree assault?  Well, the district attorney from Monroe County, New York, where the attack happened, is a woman named Sandra Doorley. As it turns, out Sandra Doorley is a personal friend of Lee Zeldin. Just three months ago, she was listed as official co-chair of his gubernatorial campaign. Position she is now trying to distance herself from and it gets better. Sandra Doorley was at the rally in where Zeldin was attacked. She's a supporter. She's a friend. Zeldin apparently spoke with Sandra Doorley, the DA in Monroe County, just minutes after the incident. And it was Doorley’s office which made the affirmative decision to charge the attacker with a crime that would be eligible for release without bail.  Although Doorely says she did not make the decision personally and that her office was just deferring to what the sheriff's department recommended. But it's a little odd. You see, Monroe County prosecutors are known for pressing more serious charges for requesting bail more often than other New York counties. Sandra Doorley’s law & order politics are in line with Lee Zeldin. So you might see how it might look?  Like Doorley’s office worked to gin up a politically convenient narrative for Zeldin’s campaign, which he is listed as co-chair. Now Doorley announced she would be recusing herself from the Zeldin case yesterday. And the whole controversy is somewhat moot anyway because his attacker is not roaming the streets of New York. He's currently being detained on federal assault charges. Goes without saying that attacking a sitting congressman is a crime, the federal government takes very seriously.  But again the damage has been done. Just an absolute perfect example of the way that we discuss, law and order, crime and justice in this country. Because yes it was a serious crime. And it's also true that in a larger sense, we’ve seen an increase in violence. Right? We need answers to that problem. We need to talk about it and clear up in a rigorous faction.  But then on top of those real issues, Zeldin really was attacked. We also have Republican politicians, conservative propagandists, opportunistically attempting sometimes false, other times disingenuous arguments against the small amount of criminal justice reform that we do have in this country. Which by the way folks, still the most heavily incarcerated country on Earth. Our job as journalists regardless of ideology or politics is just to separate the real story, from the cynical hysteria and to call out the flagrant propaganda when we see it.

Holt Peppers AG Garland with Questions on Possible Trump Indictment

On Tuesday night’s NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt opened with an exclusive interview with United States Attorney General Merrick Garland. Instead of asking him about Hunter Biden’s many alleged crimes, Holt decided to pepper Garland with questions about the investigation into January 6, and the investigation into former President Trump and his alleged role in the riots that took place. “After holding the attention of millions of TV viewers this summer, the recent pause to the January 6 hearings into the attack on the Capitol have turned attention now to the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland to provide what could be the next act in this American, legal, political, and constitutional drama,” Holt said with excitement.  “Let's start off and talk about January 6. We just watched weeks of some pretty horrific testimony about what led up to January 6 and what happened that day. Just as an American, can you tell me what your impression was of what we heard?” Holt asked in his first question during the sit-down interview.  “It is an important part of democracy that every American recognizes the truth of what happened on January 6 and the time surrounding it. I think that this is an important part that we not downgrade or suppress how important that day was,” Garland explained.  The Attorney General added that he thought “the hearings did an extremely good job of reminding us, and for people who didn't know in the first place, telling us how important that day was and what a risk it meant for our democracy.”     Holt then asked, “is the committee offering you anything in terms of an informal road map? Are you learning things you didn't know?” To which Garland replied: “The Justice Department has been doing the most wide-ranging investigation in its history and the committee is doing an enormously wide-ranging investigation as well.” He noted that “it is inevitable that there will be things that they find before we have found them. And it is inevitable that there will be things we find that they haven't found.”  Moments later, Holt repeated the common leftist complaint that Garland isn’t moving fast enough to charge Trump with a crime: “you said you're moving quickly at this. There has been a lot of criticism, a lot of pressure that the DOJ is kind of behind the power curve here, behind the committee. Not moving quickly enough on what appears to be solid evidence in some cases.”  Garland assured his pals in the Democrat Party that “we have been moving urgently” in the investigation and “it is inevitable in this kind of investigation that there will be speculation about what we are doing, who we are investigating.”  Desperately hoping for a DOJ indictment, Holt wondered: “would a criminal referral from the committee carry a lot of weight? Would it be welcomed by the Department of Justice?”  Not taking Holt’s bait, Garland explained “that's totally up to the committee. We will have the evidence that the committee has presented and whatever evidence it gives us.”  Hoping to calm the fears of leftist Democrats who are afraid Garland won’t indict Trump if he’s a candidate for President, Holt asked Garland: “You said in no uncertain terms the other day that no one is above the law. That said, the indictment of a former President of perhaps candidate for President would arguably tear the country apart. Is that your concern?”  “We pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for events surrounding January 6 or any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another accountable,” Garland responded.  As if Garland’s answer wasn’t clear enough, Holt asked the question again in a different way, “so if Donald Trump were to become a candidate for President again, that would not change your schedule or how you move forward or don't move forward?”  A frustrated Garland answered that “we will hold accountable anyone who is criminally responsible for attempting to interfere with the transfer, legitimate lawful transfer of power from one administration to the next.”  Now compare this to how NBC treated Trump Attorney General Bill Barr which was an aggressive interview on every front. Democrats get friendly pressure from the left, and Republicans get a grilling.  This biased interview by NBC’s Lester Holt was made possible by Ensure, Febreze, and Liberty Mutual. Their information is linked.  To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”: NBC Nightly News  7/26/2022 7:01:52 p.m. Eastern  LESTER HOLT: After holding the attention of millions of TV viewers this summer, the recent pause to the January 6 hearings into the attack on the capitol have turned attention now to the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland to provide what could be the next act in this American, legal, political, and constitutional drama.  With outside pressure mounting for indictments, of Mr. Trump and some of his inner circle, I sat down with the Attorney General today for an exclusive interview. The AG dismissing accusations his office hasn't moved swiftly enough to build cases against those at the top of the ladder and telling me concerns over further tearing the country apart would not deter his office from holding those criminally responsible accountable.  Let's start off and talk about January 6. We just watched weeks of some pretty horrific testimony about what led up to January 6 and what happened that day. Just as an American, can you tell me what your impression was of what we heard?  ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND: It is an important part of democracy that every American recognizes the truth of what happened on January 6 and the time surrounding it. I think that this is an important part that we not downgrade or suppress how important that day was. And I think that the hearings did an extremely good job of reminding us, and for people who didn't know in the first place, telling us how important that day was and what a risk it meant for our democracy.  HOLT: Is the committee offering you anything in terms of an informal road map? Are you learning things you didn't know?  GARLAND: The Justice Department has been doing the most wide-ranging investigation in its history and the committee is doing an enormously wide-ranging investigation as well. It is inevitable that there will be things that they find before we have found them. And it is inevitable that there will be things we find that they haven't found. But the Justice Department has from the beginning been moving urgently to learn everything we can about this period and to bring to justice anybody who is criminally responsible for interfering with the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another, which is a fundamental element of our democracy.  HOLT: You said you're moving quickly at this. There has been a lot of criticism, a lot of pressure that the DOJ is kind of behind the power curve here, behind the committee. Not moving quickly enough on what appears to be solid evidence in some cases. GARLAND: As I said, we have been moving urgently. Since the very beginning. We have a number of prosecutors and agents working on these cases. It is inevitable in this kind of investigation that there will be speculation about what we are doing, who we are investigating. What our theories are. The reason there is this speculation and uncertainty is that some fundamental tenant of what we do as prosecutors and investigators is to do it outside of the public eye. We do that for two important reasons. One is to protect the civil liberties of the people and events that we're investigating. And the second is to ensure the success and the integrity of our investigation.  HOLT: Would a criminal referral from the committee carry a lot of weight? Would it be welcomed by the Department of Justice?  GARLAND: So I think that's totally up to the committee. We will have the evidence that the committee has presented and whatever evidence it gives us. I don't think that the nature of how they style, the manner in which information is provided is of particular significance from any legal point of view. That’s not to downgrade it or disparage it. It's just that that’s not the issue here. We have our own investigation pursuing through the principles of prosecution.  HOLT: You said in no uncertain terms the other day that no one is above the law. That said, the indictment of a former President of perhaps candidate for President would arguably tear the country apart. Is that your concern? As you make your decision down the road here do you have to think about things like that?  GARLAND: Look, we pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for events surrounding January 6 or any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another accountable. That's what we do. We don't pay any attention to other issues with respect to that.  HOLT: So if Donald Trump were to become a candidate for President again, that would not change your schedule or how you move forward or don't move forward?  GARLAND: I'll say again that we will hold accountable anyone who is criminally responsible for attempting to interfere with the transfer, legitimate lawful transfer of power from one administration to the next.  HOLT: How is your department dealing with the pressure? Every day you wake up there is a column in a newspaper talking about what you will do and when you will do it.  GARLAND: The only pressure that I or my prosecutors or the agents feel is the pressure to do the right thing. That's the only way we can pursue the rule of law. That's the only way we can keep the confidence of the American people in the rule of law, which is an essential part of our democratic system. 

Levin Slams 'Stupid', 'Idiot' NYT Reporter for Anti-Levin Hit Piece

On Monday night’s nationally syndicated Mark Levin Show, talk radio star Mark Levin tore to pieces left-wing pseudo New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters for his hit piece in Monday’s business section of the Times which outright lied about Levin and conservative media in general. Specifically accusing Levin of saying things he simply did not say. A common leftist media tactic used against conservative talk radio.  During the first half hour of his wildly popular radio show, Levin noted how there was a “big spread in the New York Slimes by our friend Jeremy W. Peters.” He remarked how Peters is “very concerned about me” and is a “stalker.” “He’s also an incompetent boob, and largely illiterate when it comes to the rule of law and the constitution,” Levin continued describing Peters.  Reading from The New York Times (New York Slimes) piece, Levin highlighted the multiple false claims and illiterate passages in the article:      He writes after the January 6 committee’s final summer hearing last week. Talk on the sets of CNN and MSNBC turned to an intriguing if familiar possibility about what might result from the panel’s finding. I think he means “findings.” The case for a criminal prosecution of former President Donald J. Trump many pundits said was not only justified but seemed more than likely given the evidence of his inaction as rioters sacked the capitol. That’s because as he points out, he’s a contributor to MSLSD. And that’s the world they live in.  There’s many pundits who say no but none of them are cited. Of course, if that felt like deja vu more predictions of Mr. Trump’s looming downfall, the response to the hearings from the Pro-Trump platforms felt like something new reflecting the lengths to which the praetorian guard. Isn’t that funny how he steals that phrase from me, Mr. producer? I mean Shakespeare too, but he steals it from me.  Of friendly media have gone to rewrite the violent history of that day. Rewrite it! I’ve never rewritten anything!  I never said violence did not occur that day. But there’s a perspective and there’s a context, and there’s an environment. They treat everyone who was there like some kind of violent trespasser. That’s not the case!  Even as the committee’s vivid depiction of Mr. Trump’s failure to intervene led two influential outlets on the right, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal (owned by the same corporation I think), to denounce him over the weekend. More lies from Peters’ piece claimed “many top conservative media personalities have continued to push a more sanitized narrative of January 6, 2021. They’ve turned the Capitol Police into villains and alleged the existence of a government plot to criminalize political dissent,” which Levin noted he never said: "I have never turned the Capitol Police into villains. Period! And I’m not talking about a government plot to criminalize political dissent.” As NewsBusters contributor Clay Waters noted in his write-up of the sleazy Peters article, there's a random “parenthetical insertion” notifying readers that  (The writer of this article is an MSNBC contributor.) Levin quipped “which shows you what a hack he is.”   Levin put an exclamation mark on his epic takedown of Peters’ lie-filled article by making it crystal clear “what took place in the Capitol in the form of violence, attacking police, breaking windows, breaking down the door, and any of that stuff. I have condemned, I condemned when it happened, and I condemn it now! That has nothing, absolutely nothing to with what I’m talking about.”  As he wrapped up the segment and went to a commercial break, Levin said Peters is “not only an ideologue, he’s an idiot! Stupid as they come.”  That's why they call Mark Levin the Great One! “The New York Slimes” (as Levin calls it) isn’t worth using to line a bird cage with.  To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:   Westwood One’s The Mark Levin Show 7/25/2022 MARK LEVIN: So yesterday, this will take me more than this segment, since it’s a short segment. Minding my own business and there is a big spread in the New York Slimes by our friend Jeremy W. Peters. Haven’t heard from him lately. We’ve heard from others. He’s a proud employee of the New York slimes, which covered up the holocaust, which promoted Stalin and promoted Castro.  He’s very concerned about me, is Mr. Peters. He’s a stalker. He’s also an incompetent boob, and largely illiterate when it comes to the rule of law and the constitution. And apparently, there's a photo of Donald Trump and me at a Medal of Freedom event for former Attorney General Edwin Meese. And under the photo, the statement is the radio host Mark Levin with Donald J. Trump at a White House ceremony in 2019. Mr. Levin has scoffed at the notion that Mr. Trump has tried to overturn the election. Now Mr. Levin has scoffed at the notion that Mr. Trump has led an insurrection or created a crime. He writes after the January 6 committee’s final summer hearing last week. Talk on the sets of CNN and MSNBC turned to an intriguing if familiar possibility about what might result from the panel’s finding. I think he means “findings.” The case for a criminal prosecution of former President Donald J. Trump many pundits said was not only justified but seemed more than likely given the evidence of his inaction as rioters sacked the capitol. That’s because as he points out, he’s a contributor to MSLSD. And that’s the world they live in.  There’s many pundits who say no but none of them are cited. Of course, if that felt like deja vu more predictions of Mr. Trump’s looming downfall, the response to the hearings from the Pro-Trump platforms felt like something new reflecting the lengths to which the praetorian guard. Isn’t that funny how he steals that phrase from me, Mr. producer? I mean Shakespeare too, but he steals it from me.  Of friendly media have gone to rewrite the violent history of that day. Rewrite it! I’ve never rewritten anything!  I never said violence did not occur that day. But there’s a perspective and there’s a context, and there’s an environment. They treat everyone who was there like some kind of violent trespasser. That’s not the case!  Even as the committee’s vivid depiction of Mr. Trump’s failure to intervene led two influential outlets on the right, the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal (owned by the same corporation I think), to denounce him over the weekend.  Many top conservative media personalities have continued to push a more sanitized narrative of January 6, 2021. They’ve turned the Capitol Police into villains and alleged the existence of a government plot to criminalize political dissent. I have never turned the Capitol Police into villains. Period! And I’m not talking about a government plot to criminalize political dissent. The Democrats are criminalizing political dissent in the areas of the government they control. There is simply no question about it.  Mark Levin the talk radio host scoffed, ah the word scoffed! At the notion that Mr. Trump had tried to overturn the election or instigate an insurrection. If he had, Mr. Levin explained during an appearance on Fox News as other networks aired the hearings live, the former President would have taken more direct steps such as ordering the arrest of Vice President Mike Pence or firing the Attorney General. I said you’d think with all the talk of criminality they would show us. There’s nothing! Absolutely zero evidence that Donald Trump was involved in an effort to violently overthrow our elections or our government, literally nothing! And there is nothing!  Which is why even in this piece, Jeremy Peters presents nothing! And to put a finer point on exactly what he meant, Mr. Levin read from a section of the 14th Amendment that says anyone who has engaged in “insurrection or rebellion” is barred from holding federal office. That is why the media kept calling January 6 and insurrection, Mr. Levin explained. The writer of this article is an MSNBC contributor. Which shows you what a hack he is. Part of the right’s message to Trump supporters is in effect you may have initially recoiled in horror at what you thought happened on the Capitol but you were misled by the mainstream media. I have never said that!  What took place in the Capitol in the form of violence, attacking police, breaking windows, breaking down the door, and any of that stuff. I have condemned, I condemned when it happened, and I condemn it now! That has nothing, absolutely nothing to with what I’m talking about. And I’ll get back to Jeremy W. Peters, who’s not only an ideologue, he’s an idiot! Stupid as they come. I’ll be right back! 

OUCH! Doocy, Portnoy Torch WH Over Biden's Doctor Hiding From Press

For the second press briefing in a row, the White House took a beating from reporters due to President Joe Biden’s personal physician hiding from hungry reporters’ questions on the state of Biden’s COVID treatment, recovery, and overall health. You know it's bad when reporters from CBS News, The New York Times, and NewsMax all grilled the White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha on the administration’s lack of transparency.  Due to Biden’s bout of COVID, and the fact that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre can’t take questions from the media without stepping on rakes, Jha was trotted out to handle all questions related to Biden’s illness and other public health-related topics. CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy was the first to take on Jha over Biden’s personal physician Kevin O’Connor’s absence.      “One of the questions has been asked and we’ll have to raise it again. is why the President's personal physician is not here? Are you familiar with a reason? Has the President decided not to send his physician here to answer our questions the way that his predecessors have decided to send their physicians here?" Portnoy asked.  Jha responded that “you’ve heard every day from the President's physician through his detailed accounting of his assessment, his plan.” Adding that “I have been speaking to both his personal physician. I speak to him every single day at length.”  Portnoy wasn’t having it. He continued grilling Jha with no luck of him giving a real answer:  Forgive me. There is a history here in this room of President's physicians standing here to take questions, and in part, it's because some of your colleagues in the medical profession do have questions and they’ve asked us to ask those questions about why the President’s doctor ordered him to stop taking Crestor & Eliquis. You have done your best to communicate the answer that the President’s physician has given. But are you familiar with the reason why the President decided not to send his doctor out to answer questions? Later on in the briefing, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy brought up the subject again by asking if “this a situation where Dr. O'Connor does not want to come and talk about the President's health or where the President doesn't want Dr. O'Connor talking about his health?”  In response, Jha claimed he’s “spoken both to the President and to Dr. O'Connor on an ongoing basis and neither of them has expressed a preference. Dr. O'Connor at any point has not said he doesn't want to come and the President has not at any point said he doesn't want Dr. O'Connor to come. So, I would say neither of those is correct.”  Proving once again why he’s one of the best reporters in the briefing room, Doocy went after Biden’s photo ops taken during his time in quarantine:  DOOCY: Ok and you said again today the President is following the CDC guidelines very quickly. It seems like there are people in the residence taking his photo with no mask on. I was looking at the guidance for COVID-positive people, I don't see any carveouts for something like that. So is he really following the CDC guidelines?  JHA: Yeah, so, if you— so a couple of things. What’s really important is anybody who has interacted with the President, and it has been a much smaller footprint, has been socially distanced as much as possible. They’ve all been wearing N95s, and whenever possible we have done this outside, with windows open.  DOOCY: Isn’t the guidance for the person with COVID to be wearing the n95 when there are people around as well?  JHA: So, look Peter, I think if you think about the President he does generally wear a mask when he’s around other people. He sometimes takes the mask off when he’s getting a photo taken. He’s been—most of his interactions with others he has been wearing a mask. The bottom line is that everybody around him is fully vaccinated and boosted, and he has been following CDC guidelines very carefully. Last but not least, there was this moment from the briefing which was, let’s just say bizarre: REPORTER: "I wanted to go back to Monkeypox and ask what the government's response is to some of the backlash regarding the messaging & language that could perpetuate homophobia and transphobia like we saw during the HIV epidemic." pic.twitter.com/ifQhQGrgRz — Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) July 25, 2022 To read the relevant transcript of the July 25 White House press briefing click "expand":  White House press briefing  July 25, 2022 4:53:27 p.m. Eastern [via C-SPAN] STEVEN PORTNOY: One of the questions has been asked and we’ll have to raise it again. is why the President's personal physician is not here? Are you familiar with a reason? Has the President decided not to send his physician here to answer our questions the way that his predecessors have decided to send their physicians here?     DOCTOR ASHISH JHA: KJP, I don’t know if you want to start it. I’m happy to give my thoughts. Or do you want me to just give mine?    KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: Why don’t you start in, I’ll come in.  JHA: Yeah, so look. You’ve heard every day from the President's physician through his detailed accounting of his assessment, his plan. I have been speaking to both his personal physician. I speak to him every single day at length. With the President on an ongoing basis. And the bottom line is the President has had thankfully because he has double vaccinated and double boosted, he’s had relatively a mild upper respiratory infection. And in that context we have provided I think an extraordinary amount of transparency about his care when he got tested positive. How he’s done each day. the evolving nature of his symptoms. Is his runny nose a little worse, a little bit better? Like we have been very very open and transparent with all of that data.  And what I am able to do is obviously provide that broader context of how to think about the President's condition in the context of the broader COVID response that we have. But the President's physician I think has been very, his words have been very clear. And you have heard from him through his letters every single day. -- From him every day.  PORTNOY: Forgive me. There is a history here in this room of President's physicians standing here to take questions, and in part, it's because some of your colleagues in the medical profession do have questions and they’ve asked us to ask those questions about why the President’s doctor ordered him to stop taking Crestor & Eliquis. You have done your best to communicate the answer that the President’s physician has given. But are you familiar with the reason why the President decided not to send his doctor out to answer questions?  [...] PETER DOOCY: To follow up on Dr. O'Connor not being here, is this a situation where Dr. O'Connor does not want to come and talk about the President's health or where the President doesn't want Dr. O'Connor talking about his health? JHA: I will tell you, I have spoken both to the President and to Dr. O'Connor on an ongoing basis and neither of them has expressed a preference. Dr. O'Connor at any point has not said he doesn't want to come and the President has not at any point said he doesn't want Dr. O'Connor to come. So, I would say neither of those is correct.  DOOCY: Ok and you said again today the President is following the CDC guidelines very quickly. It seems like there are people in the residence taking his photo with no mask on. I was looking at the guidance for COVID-positive people, I don't see any carveouts for something like that. So is he really following the CDC guidelines?  JHA: Yeah, so, if you— so a couple of things. What’s really important is anybody who has interacted with the President, and it has been a much smaller footprint, has been socially distanced as much as possible. They’ve all been wearing N95s, and whenever possible we have done this outside, with windows open.  DOOCY: Isn’t the guidance for the person with COVID to be wearing the n95 when there are people around as well?  JHA: So, look Peter, I think if you think about the President he does generally wear a mask when he’s around other people. He sometimes takes the mask off when he’s getting a photo taken. He’s been—most of his interactions with others he has been wearing a mask. The bottom line is that everybody around him is fully vaccinated and boosted, and he has been following CDC guidelines very carefully.  [...] UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Thank you, I wanted to go back to monkeypox and ask what the government's response is to some of the backlash regarding the messaging which could perpetuate homophobia and transphobia like we saw during the HIV epidemic.  JHA: Are there specific things you are concerned about? I mean I think very clear at this point that the community most affected is the LGBTQ community. This is one of the reasons why I said we have been deeply engaged with them, both to share information, also to learn more, make sure that everybody is communicating in a way that is both scientifically accurate and respectful. You know, obviously, it's really important that we do not use this moment to propagate homophobic or trans-phobic messaging, and I think it is really important that we stick to the science, stick to the evidence, and do it in a way that’s respectful of people.

ABC, NBC Let Biden Slide on Redefining Recession, CBS Skips

On Sunday, Fox News White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich took to Twitter to note how the Biden administration and the Council of Economic Advisers are seeking to redefine what a recession is. In reality, a recession is defined by two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. Concerned that this week’s GDP report will show the second straight quarter of negative growth, the White House published a blog on their website in an attempt to gaslight Americans into believing we won’t be in a recession if we have another negative quarter.  “Bracing for impact: Even if Thursday's GDP report shows a second consecutive quarter of negative growth, you won't hear the Biden admin using the R-word. The Council of Economic Advisers is redefining what a recession is…” Heinrich said on Twitter.    Bracing for impact: Even if Thursday's GDP report shows a second consecutive quarter of negative growth, you won't hear the Biden admin using the R-word. The Council of Economic Advisers is redefining what a recession is...🤔https://t.co/HHBYJKqP5V pic.twitter.com/gecR93vPPj — Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) July 24, 2022   Despite Heinrich and her network doing their best to keep the Biden administration honest, the evening network newscasts had no interest in calling attention to the White House’s gaslighting.  During ABC’s World News Tonight, senior national correspondent Terry Moran attempted to smooth things over for Biden.        “[T]hose key indicators, new home sales, consumer confidence, spending, inflation, the big one on Thursday, economic growth, will tell the tale,” Moran said in reference to whether the United States in currently in a recession.  Moran tried covering for the Biden administration that while “the rule of thumb, [is] two straight quarters of negative growth equals a recession, but the White House doesn't want to use the r-word.” Adding: “Officials pointing to the jobs market, which remains historically strong, and the President saying, God willing, I don't think we're gonna see a recession.”  At no point during the segment did ABC note how the administration is redefining recession, just that “the White House doesn't want to use the r-word” i.e. recession.  Over on NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt and correspondent Tom Costello did paint a realistic view of the economy, however, there was no mention of Biden of his council of economic advisors changing definitions of a universally accepted economic definition.  Costello noted how the “second-quarter GDP numbers could signal that the economy shrank for two quarters in a row. A common definition for a recession.”  In the next breath, he added how “Americans are still spending and employers are still hiring. President Biden says a recession is not a done deal.”   At least ABC and NBC ran segments on the economy. The only economic-related story CBS Evening News ran was on rising rents in Tampa, Florida.  The three networks covering for the Biden administration’s economic gaslighting were made possible by Ensure on ABC, Tylenol on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their information is linked.  ABC’s World News Tonight July 25, 2022 6:40:47 p.m. Eastern  DAVID MUIR: So, let's bring in Terry Moran live in Washington tonight. Terry, as the President recovers here, he knows these key economic indicators come out this week. He was pressed in fact today on whether this country is headed into a recession.  TERRY MORAN: He was David. And those key indicators, new home sales, consumer confidence, spending, inflation, the big one on Thursday, economic growth, will tell the tale. The rule of thumb, two straight quarters of negative growth equals a recession, but the White House doesn't want to use the r-word. Officials pointing to the jobs market, which remains historically strong, and the President saying, God willing, I don't think we're gonna see a recession. David?  NBC Nightly News July 25, 2022 7:22:18 p.m. Eastern  LESTER HOLT: And this week we are going to learn a lot more about the health of our economy like whether we're on the brink of a recession as the Fed is poised to act again to try and slow the unrelenting rise in the price of so many things we buy. Here's Tom Costello.  TOM COSTELLO: In Washington and across the country, high stakes over four-decade high inflation, up 9 percent year over year. In Illinois, mother of three and special Ed teacher Ali Alvarado says it's taking a financial and emotional toll. Clothing up 5 percent, gas up nearly 60 percent, food prices up 10.5 percent forcing them to cut back.  ALI ALVARADO: And now it's back to kind of paycheck to paycheck and watching to make sure we're not going into overdraft.  COSTELLO: At a food bank in Loudoun County, Virginia, so many families are asking for help they ran out of food after 90 minutes today.  JENNIFER MONTGOMERY (LOUDOUN HUNGER RELIEF CEO): We are seeing 20 to 25 new families each week that are coming in, that are new to us, that have never gotten our services before.  COSTELLO: Meanwhile, a new AAA poll finds 88 percent of those asked are cutting back on driving due to higher gas prices. While prices have recently dropped they're still averaging $4.36 a gallon nationwide. All of it adding pressure on the Fed expected to raise interest rates other three-quarters of a percentage point this week. Just as second-quarter GDP numbers could signal that the economy shrank for two quarters in a row. A common definition for a recession.  But Americans are still spending and employers are still hiring. President Biden says a recession is not a done deal.  PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: God willing, I don't think we’re gonna see a recession.  COSTELLO: Financial planners still suggest paying down debt now since interest rates are likely to keep climbing through this year with the rate cut not likely until next year at the earliest. Lester?  

Jennings SCHOOLS CNN on Danger of Dems Meddling in GOP Primaries

On Sunday’s State of the Union on CNN, panelist Scott Jennings wiped the floor with the leftists he was debating during the panel segment of the show. Once the direction of the panel drifted toward how in many Republican primaries, voters have nominated what some claim are weak or radical candidates, Jennings turned it around on them and noted how the Democrat Party has been propping up these candidates.  “Let me just say. We’ve heard a lot of names here this morning. Cox, you brought up the Maryland guy, Lake, Arizona, Mastriano, Pennsylvania. What do all these people have in common?” Jennings asked rhetorically. “Trump is for them and the Democrat Governors Association has spent millions of dollars to get them their nominations. It is the height of cynicism and hypocrisy!”      The panel immediately erupted into chaos. “Cox had no chance except for three million dollars spent by Democrats” Jennings noted, referring to Dan Cox who recently won the Republican nomination for governor of Maryland.  What followed was this testy exchange:  AMANDA CARPENTER: Doug Mastriano was taking that on his own before Trump endorsement… BAKARI SELLERS: A hundred and forty-two thousand people voted for Cox.    JENNINGS: If you’re proud of Democrat donor money being spent to elect people who you say are destroying America say it this morning!  [crosstalk] CARPENTER: Do you think Republican voters are making the wrong decision? JENNINGS: Yes! CARPENTER: Do you think Donald Trump should not endorse them?  Host Jake Tapper then went around the table to ask each panelist if they believe Democrats are playing with fire by meddling in Republican primaries.  CNN commentator Bakari Sellers when asked by Tapper if Democrats are playing with fire said “there’s no doubt we’re playing with fire” but tried turning the tables around on Republicans by claiming “what Scott didn’t mention is all of these other people who are Trump acolytes who actually win primaries who are terrible candidates and Democrats have nothing to do with propping them up.”  Democratic strategist Lis Smith when asked tried to dodge the question by whining “it is the Republican base that is voting for people who deny the results of the last election, want to criminalize abortion, and will only make sure that the people they support for President win the next election.”  Never Trump Bulwark columnist Amanda Carpenter jumped in to essentially agree with the point Jennings made earlier despite her trying to argue with him: “If you believe that Trump represents some kind of crisis to democracy, you can’t in good faith make those ads and then still ask center-right Republicans to believe you that you are 100 percent true on this.” Democrats should be careful what they wish for. During the 2016 Republican primaries, Democrats were begging for Trump to be the nominee because they thought he would be the easiest to beat. We all know how that turned out.  This segment was made possible by Ensure. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”: CNN’s State of the Union July 24, 2022 9:56:41 a.m. Eastern  SCOTT JENNINGS: Let me just say. We’ve heard a lot of names here this morning. Cox, you brought up the Maryland guy, Lake, Arizona, Mastriano, Pennsylvania. What do all these people have in common? Trump is for them and the Democrat Governors Association has spent millions of dollars to get them their nominations. It is the height of cynicism and hypocrisy.  [crosstalk] JENNINGS: Cox had no chance except for three million dollars spent by Democrats. [crosstalk]  AMANDA CARPENTER: Doug Mastriano was taking that on his own before Trump endorsement… BAKARI SELLERS: A hundred and forty-two thousand people voted for Cox.    JENNINGS: If you’re proud of Democrat donor money being spent to elect people who you say are destroying America say it this morning!  [crosstalk] CARPENTER: Do you think Republican voters are making the wrong decision? JENNINGS: Yes! CARPENTER: Do you think Donald Trump should not endorse them?  JAKE TAPPER: But let me ask you, is it not Democrats playing with fire?   SELLERS: Oh no doubt!  TAPPER: Because polls in Pennsylvania  SELLERS: But it’s politics TAPPER: You are correct. Mastriano was winning even before Josh Shapiro the Democratic nominee started running ads about him. But, is it not playing with fire when the Democratic Governors Association boosts these election deniers?  SELLERS: There’s no doubt we’re playing with fire. But also we’re talking about the DGA, but what Scott didn’t mention is Hershel Walker. What Scott didn’t mention is all of these other people who are Trump acolytes who actually win primaries who are terrible candidates and Democrats have nothing to do with propping them up.  TAPPER: What do you think? Is it playing with fire?  LIS SMITH: Eh oh, I’m gonna..look… SELLERS: It’s a yes or no question SMITH: Yes, it is! Ok, look are they playing with fire? Sure. But it is the Republican base that is voting for people who deny the results of the last election, want to criminalize abortion, and will only make sure that the people they support for President win the next election.  CARPENTER: Here’s why it’s bad politics. If you believe that Trump represents some kind of crisis to democracy, you can’t in good faith make those ads and then still ask center-right Republicans to believe you that you are 100 percent true on this. 

Both Can Be The Boss: CBS Gives Gushy Interview to Obama & Springsteen

CBS Sunday Morning sat down with former President Barack Obama and rock star Bruce Springsteen for a chummy interview with the two leftists to promote their podcast. I was as gushy and pathetic as you might expect. Introducing the segment, host Jane Pauley gushed “each of them can legitimately claim to be the boss. Anthony Mason is talking with former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.”  CBS correspondent Anthony Mason visited the two of them at Springsteen’s New Jersey farm which he hypocritically uses as a tax write-off in order to pay less taxes while simultaneously lecturing Americans on “paying their fair share.”   Cutting to footage of Obama and Springsteen driving away in a convertible, Mason gushes: “A rock star and former President hitting the road. If it looks like a buddy movie well, it's kind of become one.” Explaining how it came to be, Obama claimed “Bruce Springsteen decided to charitably help out some not very well-known new U.S. Senator who had the audacity to run for President.”     Mason asked Obama if “in some ways, your father's absence drove your ambition?” In response, Obama said “absolutely. My father was absent. He left when I was 2. I met him only once, knew him for about a month.” “That's interesting how influential that month turned out to be” Mason gushed in response.  Later on in the interview, Mason attempted to return to reality by moving on from Obama and Springsteen’s bromance and their podcast to ask “how are you feeling about the midterms and how the President is doing?”  Obama insisted he thinks “Joe Biden is pursuing the exact policies that need to be pursued.”  Hedging a bit, he added “has he been able to bridge the polarization that we’ve seen building up over several decades now? No. And in fairness to him, I wasn't able to slow that down as much as I would have liked, and certainly my successor, you know, actively promoted it.”  Instead of Mason jumping in and telling Obama that he was a major cause of the polarization that occurred during his administration, he let Obama act like he was above the fray.  “We're going to have to figure out how do we regain some sense of a common American story and I think that is gonna be a longer-term project” Obama lectured. “I think that's a 10, 20-year process.”  Springsteen ended by claiming “we can be momentarily polarized, but at the end of the day, history is moving on.”  The fact that Obama and Springsteen are going to solve our nation’s “polarization” is laughable. If  Anthony Mason was a real reporter he would’ve pointed that out.  To syrupy interview with Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen was made possible by Walmart. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript of this segment click “expand”: CBS Sunday Morning July 24, 2022 9:59:22 a.m. Eastern  JANE PAULEY: Each of them can legitimately claim to be the boss. Anthony Mason is talking with former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. A story we consider one of our Sunday best.  (...) 10:00:19 a.m Eastern  ANTHONY MASON: A rock star and former President hitting the road. If it looks like a buddy movie well, it's kind of become one. This friendship started in 2008.  BARACK OBAMA: You know, Bruce Springsteen decided to charitably help out some not very well-known new U.S. Senator who had the audacity to run for President. (...) 10:04:15 a.m Eastern  MASON: Let me ask you this because you said something in the podcast, Bruce, that really struck me, which was in many ways your work was really about your father.  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: The more I look back on it, the more that's the conclusion I come to.  MASON: What were you doing in that?  SPRINGSTEEN: Well, in a sense trying to be -- I try to create a physical self that I thought he would approve of, have the success that I thought he would approve of, but I also felt a certain sort of -- that I was an instrument of revenge for the disappointments that my father had in his life. And so I started to intensely tell these working-class stories that were filled with both -- both hope and compassion, but a lot of anger also. And I think Barack had a very similar, I mean, why did you become president? Who were you trying to impress?  MASON: Well, that was my next question. Do you think in some ways your father's absence drove your ambition?  OBAMA: Absolutely. My father was absent. He left when I was 2. I met him only once, knew him for about a month.  MASON: That's interesting how influential that month turned out to be.  OBAMA: Well, that’s right. I wrote a whole book called Dreams from my father, a guy I didn't know.  (...) 10:07:07 a.m. Eastern  MASON: Looking forward, how are you feeling about the midterms and how the President is doing?  OBAMA: Well, look, I think Joe Biden is pursuing the exact policies that need to be pursued. Has he been able to bridge the polarization that we’ve seen building up over several decades now? No. And in fairness to him, I wasn't able to slow that down as much as I would have liked, and certainly my successor, you know, actively promoted it.  We're going to have to figure out how do we regain some sense of a common American story and I think that is gonna be a longer-term project. I think that's a 10, 20-year process.  SPRINGSTEEN: It's a generational. OBAMA: It is a generational process. The good news is that I think there is more of a common story among young people, but the older folks like us, we got to get out the way.  SPRINGSTEEN: Yeah, there is no going back. We can be momentarily polarized, but at the end of the day, history is moving on. 

Todd Lets Gore Compare 'Climate Deniers' to Police Officers in Uvalde

On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, host Chuck Todd opened by freaking out over the summer heat wave and credited former Democrat Vice President and climate alarmist Al Gore with being right in his predictions that “climate change” would cause catastrophic consequences for the planet. Most despicably, Todd sat by and allowed Gore to compare “climate deniers” to the “almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred.” After a brief opening monologue in which Todd whined about the hot weather, he turned to Gore and praised him and his documentary "Inconvenient Truth.” Todd claimed everything Gore warned about had “come to life.” “How much do you look back at what you warned and suddenly you see it come to life?” Todd asked.  Gore bemoaned how he wished the “scientists had been wrong in their predictions” but admitted all he had done was “convey the scientific facts as the scientists have patiently explained them to me.” He also panicked that “it’s due to get much, much worse and quickly.”      Todd then jumped in to complain about how other countries like “China and India are emerging powers that are relying on fossil fuels” and how “Europe is backsliding with a decision on methane.” This led Todd to wail: “if the United States can't be a global leader here, who will?”  This led Gore to compare “climate deniers” to Uvalde police officers who stood outside the classroom while children were shot and killed: You know, the climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all of those, almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams. They heard the gunshots and nobody stepped forward. And God bless those families who've suffered so much. And law enforcement officials tell us that's not typical of what law enforcement usually does. And confronted with this global emergency, what we're doing with our inaction in failing to walk-through the door and stop the killing, is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings. We do have the solutions. A sane, level headed host of a Sunday morning political talk show on a major television network would’ve responded with disgust after hearing Gore say that and would’ve challenged him. Unfortunately, Todd is none of those things. Instead, he simply responded that “it’s interesting” how “public sentiment on climate” is “growing more urgent.”  Completely ignoring Gore’s outrageous comparison, Todd complained how “public opinion is on one side on abortion. It’s on one side on guns. It’s on one side on climate. And yet you see it hasn't mattered to some of the decisions that are made in our politics.”  This disgusting segment where Chuck Todd allowed Al Gore to compare Americans skeptical about man made climate change to Uvalde police officers who stood by while children were killed was made possible by Verizon. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript of this segment click “expand”:  NBC’s Meet the Press July 24, 2022 10:34:15 a.m. Eastern CHUCK TODD: You know, this week felt like your powerpoint from "Inconvenient Truth" come to life, some of the headlines, the Colorado river having to do water rations, the monarch butterfly declared an endangered species, we had the ice melt in Greenland, record high temperatures in the UK, wildfires in France and Greece, the Rio Grande is running dry in New Mexico. It's here. How much do you look back at what you warned and suddenly you see it come to life?  AL GORE: Well, I wish the scientists had been wrong in their predictions going back decades now, Chuck. All I have done is really convey the scientific facts as the scientists have patiently explained them to me. It’s due to get much, much worse and quickly.  But we have the ability to stop temperatures from going up. If we got to true net zero, the temperatures on Earth would stop going up with a lag time as little as 3 to 5 years, almost as if we flipped a switch. And if we stayed at true net zero, then half of the human caused C02 emissions would fall out of the atmosphere in as little as 25 to 30 years. And we have the solutions available. We need to deploy them quickly.  TODD: Let's talk about the issue though that is probably the biggest challenge and that is political will. And it’s not just in this country. China and India are emerging powers that are relying on fossil fuels. Europe is backsliding with a decision on methane. If the United States can't be a global leader here, who will?  GORE: Well, the United States must step up and provide leadership. And, of course, President Biden’s been trying to do that, and he has a 50/50 Senate, really a 49/51 Senate on everything related to the climate and a razor thin majority in the House. You know, Abraham Lincoln once said that with public sentiment everything is possible, without it, nothing can succeed. The rest of us need to step up.  The one thing that Senator Manchin said that I really agree with is that if we want more pro-climate policies, we need to elect more pro-climate Senators and Representatives in both parties. And we've got an election coming up. And this is time for all of us to step up.  You know, the climate deniers are really in some ways similar to all of those, almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams. They heard the gunshots and nobody stepped forward. And God bless those families who've suffered so much. And law enforcement officials tell us that's not typical of what law enforcement usually does. And confronted with this global emergency, what we're doing with our inaction in failing to walk-through the door and stop the killing, is not typical of what we are capable of as human beings. We do have the solutions.  And I think these extreme events getting steadily worse and more severe are really beginning to change minds. We have to have unity as a nation to come together and stop making this a political football. It shouldn't be a partisan issue.  TODD: You know, it’s interesting. Public sentiment on climate is certainly in some ways growing more urgent. And you have made notice that rank and file Republicans are growing more concerned about the climate. But, you know, public opinion is on one side on abortion. It’s on one side on guns. It’s on one side on climate. And yet you see it hasn't mattered to some of the decisions that are made in our politics. How do you break through this?

After Getting COVID, NBC Highlights 'Growing Focus' on Biden's Age

On Thursday evening's NBC Nightly News, during a segment on President Joe Biden testing positive for COVID, White House correspondent Peter Alexander mentioned a poll conducted by NBC News that shows many Americans give Biden "low marks" for having the necessary mental and physical health to be President.  While all three networks understandably covered Biden testing positive for COVID, NBC Nightly News was the only nightly newscast to note how Biden's age has been a liability for him and his COVID diagnosis isn't helping matters.  "The White House has taken significant steps to avoid the President contracting COVID, including requiring a negative test for anyone scheduled to meet with him. At 79, President Biden is America's oldest President, and today's diagnosis comes amid a growing focus on his age and health," Alexander reported during his network's segment on Biden's illness.      "An NBC News poll found earlier this year found just 33 percent of Americans give him high marks for having the necessary mental and physical health to be President. 50 percent of Americans give him low marks," Alexander noted.  On ABC's World News Tonight, anchor David Muir reported how "the President's doctor, Doctor Kevin O'Connor a short time later issuing a memo saying the President is ‘Fully vaccinated and double boosted’ and is being treated with the antiviral paxlovid. He began taking it this morning." Muir added that "the President is 79. And from the White House today Dr. Jha the COVID response coordinator offering reassuring words. Saying the President has mild symptoms or runny nose, dry cough and repeatedly pointing out the President had his two vaccine shots, two boosters, and is now on that anti-viral." Meanwhile, on CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O'Donnell appeared concerned at one point in her broadcast by asking CBS's chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon Lapook "how much of a concern" is it that Biden is 79 years old and has COVID. Lapook responded that "of course there's concern, but he should have significant protection from serious illness by the fact that he's double boosted. That's what we're seeing with the cold symptoms that are very mild and on top of that he's getting Paxlovid which should further reduce his risk by lowering the amount of virus in his system."  The network news coverage of Biden's COVID diagnosis was made possible by Chewy on ABC, and Angi on CBS. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcripts click expand:  NBC Nightly News July 21, 2022 7:04:13 p.m. Eastern  PETER ALEXANDER: The White House has taken significant steps to avoid the President contracting COVID, including requiring a negative test for anyone scheduled to meet with him. At 79, President Biden is America's oldest President, and today's diagnosis comes amid a growing focus on his age and health.  An NBC News poll found earlier this year found just 33 percent of Americans give him high marks for having the necessary mental and physical health to be President. 50 percent of Americans give him low marks. Today, the White House downplayed the level of concern with the President's illness, despite his age.  DOCTOR ASHISH JHA: Given how much immunity he has from vaccines, given that he was started on treatments right away, I think his -- all of those things very dramatically reduce his risk of serious illness, and that's really the goal here.  ABC’s World News Tonight July 21, 2022 6:32:54 p.m. Eastern  DAVID MUIR: We begin with President Biden testing positive for COVID. Learning he had COVID after routine testing this morning. The President's doctor, Doctor Kevin O'Connor a short time later issuing a memo saying the President is "Fully vaccinated and double boosted" and is being treated with the antiviral Paxlovid. He began taking it this morning.  The President is 79. And from the White House today Dr. Jha the COVID response coordinator offering reassuring words. Saying the President has mild symptoms or runny nose, dry cough and repeatedly pointing out the President had his two vaccine shots, two boosters, and is now on that anti-viral. CBS Evening News  July 21, 2022 6:35:15 p.m. Eastern  NORAH O’DONNELL: Well, let's turn to CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon Lapook for more on the President's diagnosis. So, Jon, we've heard the President has these mild symptoms, but he is 79 years old. How much of a concern is that?  DOCTOR JON LAPOOK: Well, of course there's concern, but he should have significant protection from serious illness by the fact that he's double boosted. That's what we're seeing with the cold symptoms that are very mild and on top of that he's getting Paxlovid which should further reduce his risk by lowering the amount of virus in his system. Now compare that with two years ago Norah. What a difference two years makes now that we have anti-virals and these vaccines.

Hayes Hypes Fears SCOTUS Will Ban Gay Marriage, Touts Democrat Show Votes

MSNBC will say and do anything to further the Democrat Party’s leftist agenda, no matter what the actual truth is. Further proof of this came during the tail end of Wednesday night’s All In when Chris Hayes claimed, without evidence, that the Supreme Court signaled in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson case that the decision would create a precedent for repealing the right to same-sex marriage, contraception or even interracial marriage.  Hayes took a concurring opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas and ran with it, despite the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in such plain English that even an MSNBC host could understand that “the Court emphasizes that this decision concerns the constitutional right to abortion and no other right. Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.”    Despite this, Hayes continued lying while touting the Democrats’ show vote to codify same-sex marriage despite it already being legal.      “For years, Republican politicians like Ted Cruz have gotten away with being neither for nor against marriage equality for LGBTQ folks,” Hayes claimed. “It's because in 2015 the Supreme Court quite famously made marriage equality the law of the land, it found a constitutional right for people to marry the person they loved.”   Hayes figured that “because voters supported by a massive margin, 2 to 1 in most of the polls, Republicans were kind of off the hook.”   “But now, in the wake of the radical right-wing Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and 50 years of precedent, and, crucially Justice Clarence Thomas explicitly calling to overturn the case that made marriage equality the law of the land,” Hayes wailed.  He tried to shame Republicans and demanded that they “pick a side.” Because “Democrats in the House brought up a bill that would federally protect existing same-sex marriages” and “make states recognize marriages from other states, and also repeal the odious Defense of Marriage Act.”  Regardless of what Supreme Justice Thomas wrote, the reality is the other five right-leaning justices rightly or wrongly won’t support overturning the “right” of same-sex couples to “marry.”  Hayes knows his party has nothing to run on in the 2022 midterms so he has to help the Democrats concoct phony controversies.  This pathetic segment was made possible by Prevagen and Chase. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  MSNBC’s All In  July 20, 2022 8:49:41 p.m. Eastern  CHRIS HAYES: For years, Republican politicians like Ted Cruz have gotten away with being neither for nor against marriage equality for LGBTQ folks. It's because in 2015 the Supreme Court quite famously made marriage equality the law of the land, it found a constitutional right for people to marry the person they loved.  And it was no longer then alive political issue. And because voters supported by a massive margin, 2 to 1 in most of the polls, Republicans were kind of off the hook. But now, in the wake of the radical right-wing Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and 50 years of precedent, and, crucially Justice Clarence Thomas explicitly calling to overturn the case that made marriage equality the law of the land.  Republicans in the Senate and the Congress are now having to pick a side. Because you see yesterday Democrats in the House brought up a bill that would federally protect existing same-sex marriages, make states recognize marriages from other states, and also repeal the odious Defense of Marriage Act.  The bill passed with a big bipartisan majority 267 to 157. 157 Republicans voting against. Which means most House Republicans voted against it. But again, 47 voted for it. So that bill now comes to the Senate. Which is why Senate Republicans are suddenly so squirrely on the issue.  (...) Here’s the thing, because there is overwhelming support for this, the bill could clear the 60-vote filibuster threshold. It could get ten Republican votes and then become law. President can sign it. It’s really a rare example of what going on offense on quote, social or cultural issues looks like particularly when you have public opinion in your favor you press the advantage.  And here, either Republicans vote against this wildly popular provision, or you enshrine people’s marriages into law or both.

Nets Hide MAJOR News Feds Ready to Indict Hunter Biden

Late Wednesday afternoon, news broke that the federal investigation into Hunter Biden has reached a “critical stage” and federal prosecutors are weighing what charges if any to pursue against President Biden’s delinquent son.  Despite the news breaking over an hour prior to the three network newscasts going on air, and even CNN’s Jake Tapper reporting on the latest developments, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News decided to ignore the story and continue their week-long obsession with blaming the mid-July heat wave on “climate change.”  On Fox News Channel’s Special Report, anchor Bret Baier not only covered the Hunter Biden news but also led with it at the top of his broadcast after taking over for The Five.      “Breaking tonight, Fox News has learned the federal probe into President Biden's son Hunter being conducted by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware has reached a quote: critical stage. The tax probe has been going on for years, but we're told the investigation expanded in recent months,” Baier announced, adding “Hunter Biden could face a number of specific charges if prosecutors decide to move forward.”  Picking up where Baier left off, correspondent David Spunt reported that “a source familiar with the investigation confirms the grand jury tasked with looking at potential evidence has wrapped up its latest term in this case in recent weeks.”  Spunt added that, “the source said the U.S. Attorney and Justice Department officials were looking into whether to charge Hunter with various tax violations and more seriously possible foreign lobbying violations and possible false statements.”  Things may be moving towards an indictment of some sort since the U.S. attorney looking into Hunter Biden is a Trump appointee named David Weiss who President Biden decided to keep on “to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest,” according to Spunt.  Spunt ended by noting that “Attorney General Merrick Garland has been asked about the Hunter Biden investigation for over a year now multiple times, every time he says he’s staying clear. Letting U.S. Attorney Weiss in Delaware conduct the investigation.”  This bias by omission from the three evening broadcast networks was made possible by Chewy on ABC, Simplisafe on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund. To read the transcript of the July 20 Special Report segment click “expand”:   FNC’s Special Report  July 20, 2022 6:00:23 p.m. Eastern  BRET BAIER: Breaking tonight, Fox News has learned the federal probe into President Biden's son Hunter being conducted by the U.S. Attorney in Delaware has reached a quote: critical stage. The tax probe has been going on for years, but we're told the investigation expanded in recent months.  Hunter Biden could face a number of specific charges if prosecutors decide to move forward. Correspondent David Spunt has been following this story, has the breaking news tonight at the top of the show. Good evening, David.  DAVID SPUNT: Good evening, Bret. The clock is ticking. Tonight Fox News can confirm things are moving toward a head in the federal investigation into Hunter Biden. A source familiar with the investigation confirms the grand jury tasked with looking at potential evidence has wrapped up its latest term in this case in recent weeks. The case may now be in the hands of the government, the Department of Justice to make the next move. The President's son has not been charged with a crime but is under investigation, and has been since 2018 for tax issues and overseas business dealings. The source said the U.S. Attorney and Justice Department officials were looking into whether to charge Hunter with various tax violations and more seriously possible foreign lobbying violations and possible false statements.  When Joe Biden became President Biden he kept on a man named David Weiss. The U.S. Attorney in Delaware, a Trump appointee. Sources say President Biden did so to avoid an appearance of a conflict of interest. Bret, Attorney General Merrick Garland has been asked about the Hunter Biden investigation for over a year now multiple times, every time he says he’s staying clear. Letting U.S. Attorney Weiss in Delaware conduct the investigation. We'll continue to follow.

Nets Ignore 17 Democrat Members of Congress Arrested Outside SCOTUS

On Tuesday, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and another sixteen far-left members of Congress were arrested at a pro-abortion protest outside the Supreme Court. Footage online showed Ocasio-Cortez being escorted away from the Supreme Court while pretending to be in handcuffs. The leftist members of Congress were reportedly warned by law enforcement to stop blocking traffic or they would be arrested, yet they didn't listen.  All three evening network newscasts (ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News & NBC Nightly News) ignored the story and instead fearmongered over "climate change", and obsessed over local shark attacks. As per usual, Fox News Channel's anchor Bret Baier was on the case and did his job by reporting on the story.    Earlier today 17 lawmakers including @AOC were arrested for blocking traffic in front of the Supreme Court. @BretBaier reported the incident during Fox's Special Report, but all three evening news broadcasts ignored the story. pic.twitter.com/yeUzrMi8tT — Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) July 20, 2022   Baier reported how "several Democratic members of Congress arrested today during a protest near the U.S. Supreme Court. Capitol police had warned they would arrest those who did not listen to the warnings to stop blocking traffic there."  Continuing his report, Baier noted that "among those arrested Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alma Adams of North Carolina, and New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who appeared to be handcuffed but was not. No lawmakers were handcuffed. They were just escorted away. Police say 17 lawmakers were among the people taken into custody."   Two hours later, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, WMAL radio host and Daily Caller editorial director Vince Coglianese mocked Ocasio-Cortez for pretending she was handcuffed as she was being escorted into custody by Capitol Police.    .@VinceCoglianese on AOC: "It's remarkable, her demand to be mistreated was so great that she created invisible handcuffs for herself and then a moment later she raises her fist in solidarity with the crowd as if she's some sort of brave civil rights activist..." pic.twitter.com/AQ2jDu8Z5a — Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) July 20, 2022   Carlson asked Coglianese sarcastically: "can you believe Vince, they arrest her without handcuffs? That's how powerful white supremacy is in Washington D.C."  Coglianese had fun with the moment noting how "it's remarkable, her demand to be mistreated was so great that she created invisible handcuffs for herself and then a moment later she raises her fist in solidarity with the crowd as if she's some sort of brave civil rights activist, and then boom the hand goes right back behind the back again, back into the handcuffs like some sort of David Blain trick."  This bias by omission from the three broadcast networks was made possible by Angi on ABC, Simplisafe on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  Read the transcript of the July 19 Special Report segment below: FNC’s Special Report July 19, 2022 6:08:38 p.m. Eastern  BRET BAIER: Several Democratic members of Congress arrested today during a protest near the U.S. Supreme Court. Capitol police had warned they would arrest those who did not listen to the warnings to stop blocking traffic there. Among those arrested Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alma Adams of North Carolina, and New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who appeared to be handcuffed but was not. No lawmakers were handcuffed. They were just escorted away. Police say 17 lawmakers were among the people taken into custody.

'It's Us': Networks Blame July Heat Wave on 'Man Made Climate Change'

Proving how much their leftist agenda takes precedence over simply reporting the news, on Tuesday, all three of the network evening newscasts blamed man-made climate change on the July heat wave sweeping much of the United States and Europe.  After spending much of the opening segment of the broadcast on the heat wave, ABC’s World News Tonight anchor David Muir turned to chief meteorologist Ginger Zee to ask the leading question of how much has the planet gotten warmer over the past fifty years.  “I was going to ask if you could just show us just the last 50 years what the record books show as far as summer highs recorded here in the U.S. And what you've seen, a clear trend,” Muir asked.      In response, Zee put up a time-lapsed chart that purportedly showed the globe has gotten warmer over the past half-century. “Over the 50 years of this time-lapse as we take the 30-year averages up you see a rapid rise in temperature across the entire nation. There are very few cooler spots than average at all,” Zee claimed.  Zee continued: “I know you're looking at me now and saying okay, so you showed us 50 years, our Earth is way older than this and we've been way hotter than this. And that's true. However, those came with other signals and indicators like Earth's orbit or proximity to the sun. What we have right now, scientists say, the attribution to this rapid rise in temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions. It's us, David.”  Meanwhile, on CBS Evening News, correspondent Kris Van Cleave decided to ask Sarah Barnes from the National Weather Service if this heat wave we’re experiencing this summer is an “example of climate change impacting the weather pattern?”   Later on, in the climate change paranoia segment, foreign correspondent Ramy Ioncencio huffed that “Environmental experts say it's more proof climate change is at our doorstep.”  Lastly, on NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in his typical smug and patronizing fashion opened his broadcast wailing how “this is what scientists have been telling us the future looks like, except it is now.” This climate hysteria from the three networks was made possible by Angi on ABC, Simplisafe on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the relevant transcripts of each segment click expand:  ABC’s World News Tonight  July 19, 2022 6:38:52 p.m. Eastern  DAVID MUIR: And Ginger, while we have you I know you and the team have been studying these summer high temperatures going back for a century in our country. I was going to ask if you could just show us just the last 50 years what the record books show as far as summer highs recorded here in the U.S. And what you've seen, a clear trend.  GINGER ZEE: Sure, David, I'll take you straight to the data. So you're looking first at the map that says 1961 to 1990. These are 30-year averages compared to the 20th century. You see some blue on the map. Over the 50 years of this time-lapse as we take the 30-year averages up you see a rapid rise in temperature across the entire nation. There are very few cooler spots than average at all.  And what this means, and I know you're looking at me now and saying okay, so you showed us 50 years, our Earth is way older than this and we've been way hotter than this. And that's true. However, those came with other signals and indicators like Earth's orbit or proximity to the sun. What we have right now, scientists say, the attribution to this rapid rise in temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions. It's us, David.  MUIR: Which is why it's really important we report on it both here in the U.S. And across the globe, and what we're seeing in Europe as well.  CBS Evening News July 19, 2022 6:34:28 p.m. Eastern  KRIS VAN CLEAVE: Is this a example of climate change impacting the weather pattern?  SARAH BARNES (METEOROLOGIST, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE): We're certainly seeing more extreme weather due to climate change. This drought caused us to go into summer much more earlier than we normally see.  (...) 6:36:42 p.m. Eastern  RAMY IONCENCIO: What we're seeing here, this kind of fire and this scale of fire has just shocked residents, but this record-breaking heat, hitting 104 degrees, along with this tinderbox condition has just made all this possible. Outside Buckingham Palace in the city center, the queen's guard in woolen uniforms and bearskin hats drew mercy from a policeman. While around the country train tracks buckled in the heat and service slowed or was canceled. Britons looking for a break had almost nowhere to go. Just about three of every 100 homes here have air conditioning. Environmental experts say it's more proof climate change is at our doorstep.  UNIDENTIFIED CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST: Climate change isn't just a thing over there. It's here.  DOCTOR MICHAL NACHMANY (CLIMATE POLICY RADAR): Yes. I mean, we used to look at polar bears, and then we used to say this is about our children and our grandchildren. This isn't. This is us, this is here, this is now. NBC Nightly News July 19, 2022 7:01:40 p.m. Eastern LESTER HOLT: Good evening, everyone, this is what scientists have been telling us the future looks like, except it is now. Temperatures far above what was once considered the summer norm, inflicting misery and creating a health danger for millions living under record heat from California to western Europe as well as parts of Asia and Africa.  In this country, the torrid conditions setting more new records. Dallas hitting 109, as did Oklahoma City. Dodge City, Kansas, setting a new record at 107. Across the pond, the usually temperate UK hitting an all-time record high, 104 degrees, bending and breaking train rails. That's how hot it was.

NBC Panics Over Climate Change, Blames Manchin for Blocking Biden

On Monday's NBC Nightly News, after spending the first five minutes of the broadcast panicking over a heat wave in the middle of July, anchor Lester Holt and correspondent Anne Thompson chalked the warm weather up to "climate change" and sought to blame Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for blocking the Biden administration's radical climate change agenda which would drive inflation up further by pumping more money into the economy.  "This severe weather certainly underscoring the increasing role of climate change and the challenges America faces in trying to combat it," Holt whined before turning to Thompson to give her report.  Thompson picked up where Holt left off by dramatically proclaiming: "as the nation swelters through this heat wave any immediate climate action is on the ropes after two stinging defeats. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from coal-rich West Virginia today defending his decision to block President Biden's climate legislation including tax incentives for wind and solar power and electric vehicles."     "Add to that the Supreme Court limiting the EPA's ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, the nation's second-largest source of the gases driving climate change" Thompson cried.  She then interviewed Dan Lashof of the leftist World Resources Institute about what Manchin blocking Biden's climate agenda and the Supreme Court striking down the EPA overstepping its authority to regulate "do to President Biden's climate agenda?"  Lashof bemoaned how "there's no sugarcoating it" and "they're major setbacks."   Thompson bemoaned the fact that "polls show a majority of Americans, 65 percent are worried about global warming, but only one percent of voters say climate change is the top issue facing the country. Among voters under 30 that number rises only to three percent."  Turning back to Lashof, Thompson fretted how "climate change always seems to be the issue that we can put off until tomorrow," asking "are we at the point that we can no longer put off acting on climate change?"  Lashof ludicrously claimed "30 years ago it was a problem for the future. It is a problem for now, now."  Nowhere in this report was there any feedback or interviews with clear-thinking experts who would've told Thompson that the planet goes through a series of warming and cooling phases and humans have no control over the climate. Lester Holt wasn't kidding when he said he thinks "fairness is overrated" This biased segment was made possible by Cadillac. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the transcript of this segment click "expand":  NBC Nightly News July 18, 2022 7:05:46 p.m. Eastern  LESTER HOLT: This severe weather certainly underscoring the increasing role of climate change and the challenges America faces in trying to combat it. Anne Thompson has that story.  ANNE THOMPSON: As the nation swelters through this heat wave any immediate climate action is on the ropes after two stinging defeats. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from coal-rich West Virginia today defending his decision to block President Biden's climate legislation including tax incentives for wind and solar power and electric vehicles. Manchin says it calls for spending that will send inflation even higher.  SENATOR JOE MANCHIN: I haven't walked away from anything, and inflation is my greatest concern.  THOMPSON: Add to that the Supreme Court limiting the EPA's ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants, the nation's second-largest source of the gases driving climate change.  What did those two developments do to President Biden's climate agenda?  DAN LASHOF (DIRECTOR, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE): Well, there's no sugarcoating it. They're major setbacks.  THOMPSON: Biden hoped to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Polls show a majority of Americans, 65 percent are worried about global warming, but only one percent of voters say climate change is the top issue facing the country. Among voters under 30 that number rises only to three percent.  Climate change always seems to be the issue that we can put off until tomorrow. Are we at the point that we can no longer put off acting on climate change?  LASHOF: We absolutely should not be putting off action on climate change. 30 years ago it was a problem for the future. It is a problem for now, now.  THOMPSON: President Biden is promising executive action, but climate activists believe without congress acting to speed up wind and solar installations and electric vehicle purchases, it won't be enough. Lester?

Nets Ignore Paul Pelosi Buying Millions in Chip Stocks Prior to House Vote

Late Friday, it was reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's drunk-driving husband Paul bought millions of dollars worth of computer chip stocks ahead of Tuesday's House vote to give billions in subsidies to chip manufacturers. On Monday's evening news broadcasts, the story was completely ignored in favor of reports on the weather, and waves in Hawaii crashing over a beach wedding. ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News all decided that Pelosi's husband's possible insider trading wasn't important news. According to the Daily Caller News Foundation's Gabe Kaminsky, "Paul Pelosi purchased 20,000 shares of Nvidia, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, on June 17, according to the speaker’s disclosure report released Thursday."   This came days before the House is set to vote on a bill Tuesday that would provide "billions of dollars in subsidies for the semiconductor industry and an investment tax credit to boost U.S. manufacturing", according to Reuters.  Craig Holman, who is a government affairs lobbyist for the leftist think tank Public Citizen told Kaminsky that Pelosi's stock purchases "certainly raises the specter that Paul Pelosi could have access to some insider legislative information.” He added that “this is the reason why there is a stock trading app that exclusively monitors Paul’s trading activity and then its followers do likewise.”  In a statement Monday to Fox Business, Speaker Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill claimed: "The Speaker does not own any stocks.  As you can see from the required disclosures, with which the Speaker fully cooperates, these transactions are marked ‘SP’ for Spouse. The Speaker has no prior knowledge or subsequent involvement in any transactions."  This bias by omission from the three networks was made possible by Ensure on ABC, Red Lobster on CBS, and Cadillac on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund. 

Nets Ignore Biden Mandating Abortions at Catholic Hospitals in Red States

On Monday, all three evening news broadcasts ignored the Biden administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now mandating taxpayer-funded hospitals, which include Catholic hospitals, to provide what they ironically refer to as "life-saving abortions" regardless of whether they are illegal in their state. Predictably, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News ignored the Biden admin's disregard for the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and allowing each state to decide. Instead, the three networks hyped the summer heat waves and blamed them on global warming. CBS Evening News even ran an abortion segment on some of the ongoing litigation surrounding state abortion laws. Yet there was no mention of the Biden administration's executive order.  According to an Axios piece from July 11, "the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday released guidance saying that health providers who perform abortions in emergency situations are protected under federal law regardless of what bans are in place in their states." The site claims that the order "is aimed at giving assurances to abortion providers who fear they could be prosecuted for offering potentially life-saving care."  This order would fall under the 1986 law "The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act" which "protects providers when offering legally-mandated, life- or health-saving abortion services in emergency situations."  HHS Secretary Xavier Beccerra wrote in the order:   If a physician believes that a pregnant patient at an emergency department, including certain labor and delivery departments, is experiencing an emergency medical condition as defined by EMTALA, and that abortion is the stabilizing treatment necessary to resolve that condition, the physician must provide that treatment. And when a state law prohibits abortion and does not include an exception for the life and health of the pregnant person --- or draws the exception more narrowly than EMTALA's emergency medical condition definition ---- that state law is preempted. In response to the HHS guidance order, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced he was suing the Biden administration. Taking to Twitter, Paxton wrote: "Biden is attempting to twist federal law to force abortions in TX. SCOTUS returned the issue to states. TX law protects pre-born life. Biden’s HHS is attempting to undo all that. Not on my watch. I just filed suit. I’ll ensure the left’s abortion agenda can’t reach TX babies."  Biden is attempting to twist federal law to force abortions in TX. SCOTUS returned the issue to states. TX law protects pre-born life. Biden’s HHS is attempting to undo all that. Not on my watch. I just filed suit. I’ll ensure the left’s abortion agenda can’t reach TX babies. pic.twitter.com/P84jlF893T — Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) July 14, 2022   Texas isn't alone, according to our friend and former MRC Culture editor Katie Yoder of the Catholic News Agency (CNA), "the largest association of Catholic individuals in health care is condemning the Biden administration for ordering health care providers to perform abortions in emergency situations under federal law."  Dr. Marie Hilliard, co-chair of the Catholic Medical Association's Ethics Committee told Yoder and CNA that “Catholic health care agencies and providers are committed to the same goals intended by EMTALA. They are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to both the mother and her unborn child without directly compromising either one in the process.”  According to Yoder, Hilliard added: “In fact, by the consistently high quality of care it is known to provide, Catholic health care has demonstrated that both can be beautifully served.”  This bias by omission from the three networks was made possible by Ensure on ABC, Red Lobster on CBS, and Cadillac on NBC. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund. 

NPR Claims Dino Emojis Belong to Trans People, Tucker Mocks Them

As frequent viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel are aware, Carlson has a recurring segment where he exposes how insane NPR has gotten over the years. No longer are they simply a monotone liberal public radio station, but now simply a woke leftist outlet that sits around and rails against the United States and its founding while finding things to be offended over.   The latest installment of Carlson’s “what happened to NPR” segment came Friday night when Carlson aired soundbites of a June NPR segment claiming dinosaur emojis belong to the transgender community and if you use them that makes you transphobic.       “Now, you might think energy prices, the stock market, the pending worldwide food shortage, impending nuclear war with Russia might be something a national news organization would cover but not at NPR,” Carlson said setting up the segment.  Continuing to mock the leftist taxpayer-funded station, Carlson said: “NPR is always focused on the bigger issues, the ones that matter. Issues so grave we couldn't even invent them if we wanted to because we lack the imagination.”  Proving his thesis, Carlson proclaimed “this for example is an actual segment that aired on NPR last month” before airing the preposterous segment:  RILEY BLACK: Many people who are queer. Whether they are trans or some other form of genderqueer, or whatever it is. We love dinosaurs. BEN BROCK JOHNSON: Along with being a dinosaur enthusiast, Riley is herself transgender and according to Riley there is a whole community of genderqueer dinosaur enthusiasts online. We had no idea, so we checked it out. Sure enough, they are there. We found dozens of paleoartists online that identify as queer. AMORY SIVERSTON: Type dinosaur into the LGBT subreddit, hundreds of results with pride at dinosaurs, rainbow dinosaurs, dino moms, dino dads, and a lot of puns, like ally-saurus.  JOHNSON: Trans-ceratops. Reacting to the lunacy, Carlson sarcastically said “oh the trans-ceratops! At first, we thought where we knew the segment was going to go, trans dinosaurs. Transgenderism isn't something that appeared out of nowhere, bigot, it dates back to the Jurassic era, the trans-ceratops.” “Sadly there will be no David Attenborough documentary on nonbinary two spirit t-rexes.” Instead, Carlson noted, “the segment turned, as all NPR segments inevitably do, towards self-love and its twin self-pity.” BLACK: To see our social enemies, for lack of a better term, taking these symbols and trying to use it as their dog whistle, it was something where it’s just like, where is this even coming from? This makes zero sense and also dinosaurs are ours. I hate to speak the entire trans or genderqueer community but like no. We’ve already been wondering about them and drawing them and interested.  SIVERSTON: No matter who you are, if you see something beloved taken over by someone else, that can be hard. Suddenly gender queer fans of dinos everywhere felt under attacks as TERFs kept dropping the emoji into their feeds. After airing the second soundbite, Carlson laughed and noticed that “it's all so crazy that you might be tempted to dismiss it but what it really is is what everything that side believes is.”  “Since when did dinosaurs belong to the trans community? Dinosaurs are everyone. But it makes sense actually because it’s NPR. By appropriating pterodactyl emojis the other side is basically killing dinosaurs all over again. That’s how much harm they're causing. An extinction,” Carlson noted mockingly.  This ridiculous NPR segment highlighted by Tucker Carlson was made possible NPR is funded in part by you...the American taxpayer.  To read the transcript of the July 15 Tucker Carlson Tonight segment click “expand”:  FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight 7/18/2022 8:27:40 p.m. Eastern TUCKER CARLSON: So it's been a while since we brought you an update from National Public Radio, our state media, but rest assured, we've been listening every day so you don't have to. Now, you might think energy prices, the stock market, the pending worldwide food shortage, impending nuclear war with Russia might be something a national news organization would cover but not at NPR. NPR is always focused on the bigger issues, the ones that matter. Issues so grave we couldn't even invent them if we wanted to because we lack the imagination. This for example is an actual segment that aired on NPR last month. Listen. [cuts to audio] RILEY BLACK: Many people who are queer. Whether they are trans or some other form of genderqueer, or whatever it is. We love dinosaurs. BEN BROCK JOHNSON: Along with being a dinosaur enthusiast, Riley is herself transgender and according to Riley there is a whole community of genderqueer dinosaur enthusiasts online. We had no idea, so we checked it out. Sure enough, they are there. We found dozens of paleoartists online that identify as queer. AMORY SIVERSTON: Type dinosaur into the LGBT subreddit, hundreds of results with pride at dinosaurs, rainbow dinosaurs, dino moms, dino dads, and a lot of puns, like ally-saurus.  JOHNSON: Trans-ceratops. [cuts back to live] CARLSON: Oh the trans-ceratops! At first, we thought where we knew the segment was going to go, trans dinosaurs. Transgenderism isn't something that appeared out of nowhere, bigot, it dates back to the Jurassic era, the trans-ceratops. But that’s not actually where NPR went with it.  Sadly there will be no David Attenborough documentary on nonbinary two spirit t-rexes. Instead, the segment turned, as all NPR segments inevitably do, towards self-love and its twin self-pity.  [cuts to audio] BLACK: To see our social enemies, for lack of a better term, taking these symbols and trying to use it as their dog whistle, it was something where it’s just like, where is this even coming from? This makes zero sense and also dinosaurs are ours. I hate to speak the entire trans or genderqueer community but like no. We’ve already been wondering about them and drawing them and interested.  SIVERSTON: No matter who you are, if you see something beloved taken over by someone else, that can be hard. Suddenly gender queer fans of dinos everywhere felt under attacks as TERFs kept dropping the emoji into their feeds. [cuts back to live] CARLSON: It's all so crazy that you might be tempted to dismiss it but what it really is is what everything that side believes is. Which is a species of narcissism. Dinosaurs are ours, they belong to us. Says the trans dinosaur expert complaining about quote something beloved being taken over by someone else. Now again, some might call that an example of projection.  Since when did dinosaurs belong to the trans community? Dinosaurs are everyone. But it makes sense actually because it’s NPR. By appropriating pterodactyl emojis the other side is basically killing dinosaurs all over again. That’s how much harm they're causing. An extinction! We’ll stay on the story by which we mean we will keep listening to NPR, the moment the dinosaur lobby has been decolonized we will let you know.

WashPost Changes Fareed Zakaria's Headline Slamming Pronouns

The Washington Post changed the headline of a column written Friday by CNN weekend host Fareed Zakaria which originally told Democrats to "forget pronouns" after backlash from leftists on Twitter. The original headline from the Thursday piece read "Forget Pronouns: Democrats need to become the party of building things."   According to the Post Millennial which summarized The Washington Post piece which is behind a paywall: "Zakaria listed of the myriad problems facing the US, from social problems to infrastructure to the economy. He then concluded: 'This is not a perception problem. It is a reality problem. Democrats need to once more become the party that gets stuff done, builds things and makes government work for people. That’s a lot more important to most Americans than using the right pronouns.'  That currently is the only mention of the word 'pronouns' in the piece."   The Post Millennial continues "Zakaria writes: 'it has become very difficult to build anything in America, especially in blue states. President Barack Obama, who passed another big infrastructure bill in 2009, famously said later that 'there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.' That’s because, as New York Times columnist Ezra Klein has noted, the number of permits, reviews, and delays that have become part of the normal approval process have delayed or doomed the prospects of large-scale public projects. Democrats have become paralyzed by their own ideas and interest groups, and no one seems able to break through and actually get things done'."   The backlash from leftists and trans activists was swift, most prominently from Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg who wailed that "it is wildly inappropriate to instruct Democrats to toss aside an entire group of Americans in order to win."   Addressing someone by the name/pronoun they prefer is free, easy, and kind. Using them builds community and belonging. Democrats can walk and chew gum. We can fix roads and build bridges while also making it a little easier to go about your life. That’s called freedom. — Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) July 15, 2022   Parker Molloy, who is apparently a writer and trans activist, accused Zakaria's column of being deranged while revealing that she is the deranged one in this situation, (at least for the time being):   What the hell are you on about, @FareedZakaria? This is a truly deranged column. pic.twitter.com/uxJssGkfHT — Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 15, 2022 According to the Post Millennial, "as of 5 pm on Friday, the headline of the article had changed to include no mention of pronouns in the title." Even worse, "this correction was not noted in the article, it was simply scrubbed clean."  Instead of standing firm against the woke mob, Zakaria groveled at the feet of the LGBTQ bullies like Chasten Buttigieg: "I hope it is clear that I am NOT arguing against any minority groups. (I belong to several myself.) I am arguing against giving Republicans an easy way to demagogue and divert attention. If the Democrats are wiped out in the midterms, it will not help these embattled groups any!"  

'Acting Like Mob Bosses': Kurtz Slams Media Picking 2024 Favorites

Proving that his show is the antithesis of Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources, Fox News Channel’s Howard Kurtz took a flamethrower to the media for what he noticed “feels like an orchestrated campaign” to knock both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden out of the 2024 presidential campaign before they even announce.  Kurtz opened Sunday’s MediaBuzz proclaiming “I’ve never seen anything remotely like it, the media are trying to knock President Biden out of the running for a second term.” He added that “if the media were a political organization, as some of their critics believe, we'd say they're carpet bombing Joe Biden, trying to damage him to the point where he can't run again.”     Proving once again that he’s fair to both sides in his coverage, Kurtz pointed out the obvious that “the media are also attempting to disqualify Donald Trump, on grounds of shrinking support in his party. Far less surprising but still happening. The press does not want a rematch.” Kurtz reminded viewers of the media speculation surrounding Biden’s presidency before it began:  Remember how everyone thought the media would go easy on Biden because, basically, he's not Trump? That's now out the window. Just look at one newspaper: Sunday's New York Times. Biden's age is a big problem. Polls show many Americans consider Mr. Biden too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again. Monday's New York Times, most Democrats don't want Biden to run in 2024 new poll shows. That figure, 64 percent. Tuesday, a Times columnist pleads with Biden not to run.   “Tuesday's Times, half of GOP voters ready to leave Trump behind, poll finds, and a significant number vowing to abandon him if he wins the nomination,” Kurtz said, pointing out how it’s clear the media doesn’t want either candidate to run in 2024.  He ended his monologue by asking rhetorically “who exactly anointed journalists to try to muscle candidates out of the presidential race and more than two years early, if they're damaged, they think they can't win, maybe they'll decide against running. But too many in the news media are acting like mob bosses and are sacrificing what remains of their credibility.”  What Kurtz didn’t point out is that the media is still trying to cover for Joe Biden like they do for every Democrat President.  But what is noteworthy is they appear to be laying the groundwork for a younger and more radical Democrat to run in 2024.  Then the leftist media can cover for him or her without having to worry about some of Biden’s constant gaffes.  To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”:  FNC’s MediaBuzz July 17, 2022 11:00:29 a.m. Eastern  HOWARD KURTZ: I’ve never seen anything remotely like it, the media are trying to knock President Biden out of the running for a second term. It feels like an orchestrated campaign. In fact, if the media were a political organization, as some of their critics believe, we'd say they're carpet bombing Joe Biden, trying to damage him to the point where he can't run again.  And by the way, the media are also attempting to disqualify Donald Trump, on grounds of shrinking support in his party. Far less surprising but still happening. The press does not want a rematch. Remember how everyone thought the media would go easy on Biden because, basically, he's not Trump? That's now out the window. Just look at one newspaper: Sunday's New York Times. Biden's age is a big problem.  Polls show many Americans consider Mr. Biden too old, and some Democratic strategists do not think he should run again. Monday's New York Times, most Democrats don't want Biden to run in 2024 new poll shows. That figure, 64 percent. Tuesday, a Times columnist pleads with Biden not to run, and then there's the former President.  Tuesday's Times, half of GOP voters ready to leave Trump behind, poll finds, and a significant number vowing to abandon him if he wins the nomination. Trump's response, this is good, the failing New York Times is down 40 percent year to date because they are fake news. Their reporters are dishonest. They hate our country. The New York Times is truly the enemy of the people.  Now, of course, the media would be committing malpractice if they didn't report on Biden's awful poll numbers or whether the hill hearings have hurt Trump. But who exactly anointed journalists to try to muscle candidates out of the presidential race and more than two years early, if they're damaged, they think they can't win, maybe they'll decide against running. But too many in the news media are acting like mob bosses and are sacrificing what remains of their credibility.

What Trump Russia Collusion? CNN Says Fox Never Admits They're Wrong

On Sunday morning’s Reliable Sources on CNN, host Brian Stelter opened his show like he always does by whining about conservative media coverage of whatever issue or controversy he’s particularly exercised about. Such was the case this Sunday when he brought on CNN media analyst Bill Carter to complain about how conservative media was initially skeptical about the rape of a ten-year-old girl from Ohio who wanted an abortion.  After enough reputable sources went public to confirm the story and the illegal alien who raped the girl was arrested, conservative media like everyone else believed what happened.  Stelter started off kvetching how in the “last four days MSNBC’s talked about abortion three times as much as Fox.” Turning to Carter, Stelter bemoaned “in the wake of this story being confirmed, Fox has sort of moved away from it and there’s focus on it from left-wing media.”      In response, Carter wailed: Fox and the whole right-wing media do not want to ever acknowledge that they're wrong. Ever! Their audience will not accept that. They’d never acknowledge that they're wrong. And in this case, you had an attorney general in Ohio who couldn't do the same work that a local reporter did. He said he couldn't find a scintilla of evidence that there was something going on despite the power that he had. Continuing on his rant, Carter claimed Fox News “put him on to spout this and it really speaks to the idea that everybody shoots from the hip now. There was no thought involved in that. They didn't bother saying well, this case could this possibly be true?”  Stelter then jumped in and falsely claimed “some conservatives say the pro-abortion media picks out the worst cases, the most horrible crimes in order to make the argument for all abortion all the time. But actually, this is not a rare case.”  For Bill Carter to go on CNN and accuse another network of not admitting when they get their reporting on is the height of hypocrisy and irony. CNN spent the entire presidency of Donald Trump pushing the Russia collusion hoax, and they still haven’t apologized even after it’s been proven to be a complete lie.  This segment was made possible by Arby’s. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the biased news they fund.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  CNN’s Reliable Sources July 17, 2022  11:13:25 a.m. Eastern BRIAN STELTER: Yeah in the last four days, I checked closed captioning transcripts, last four days MSNBC’s talked about abortion three times as much as Fox. So Bill in the wake of this story being confirmed, Fox has sort of moved away from it and there’s focus on it from left-wing media.  BILL CARTER: Well, that’s the thing, Fox and the whole right-wing media do not want to ever acknowledge that they're wrong. Ever! Their audience will not accept that. They’d never acknowledge that they're wrong. And in this case you had an attorney general in Ohio who couldn't do the same work that a local reporter did. He said he couldn't find a scintilla of evidence that there was something going on despite the power that he had.  So they put him on to spout this and it really speaks to the idea that everybody shoots from the hip now. There was no thought involved in that. They didn't bother saying well, this case could this possibly be true? They automatically suspected the timing and went after it even though if you looked at the record, 50 cases in Ohio last year of this exact situation of a young girl who had been raped who had an abortion. That's amazing.  STELTER: That’s the thing, Bill. Some conservatives say the pro-abortion media picks out the worst cases, the most horrible crimes in order to make the argument for all abortion all the time. But actually, this is not a rare case.  CARTER: Not rare.  STELTER: Unfortunately It's not a rare case. The folks who wanted it to seem like a hoax, they just may not want to face the reality of what these laws say.  CARTER: You know, the great piece that your other guest wrote indicated in Ohio there was 50 cases last year. The year before there was 63. The year before there was 50 something. The year before there was 70 something. This has happened all the time. All you have to do is look at that and say well, this certainly could have happened. Let's not jump to the conclusion that it's a hoax.  STELTER: Yeah, I'm going to borrow what you said in an email. You said this isn't about right and left it’s about right versus wrong! It’s about crimes. 
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