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According to CNN, Friday evening Robert Mueller’s office filed first charges in the Russian probe. Interesting that it was leaked to the CNN anti Trump network. Here’s the link:http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/27/politics/first-charges-mueller-investigation/index.html?sr=twCNN102717first-charges-mueller-investigation0842PMStory More

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the news that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at possible criminal activity by the Podesta Group, which not only shows Mueller is looking at activities on the left but also highlights the fact Russia and the Soviet Union have meddled in U.S. politics for decades. They also discuss the latest reports of former Fox News allegedly shelling out $32 million to settle a lawsuit from a former Fox contributor who alleged a “non-consensual sexual relationship” with Bill O’Reilly, and David concluding the political right should treat O’Reilly as a pariah akin to Harvey Weinstein. And they roll their eyes as CNN unveils its new “Facts First” campaign by showing an apple and saying that some people – clearly referring to President Trump – insist the apple is a banana. They explain why CNN’s does not have the moral high ground in this debate.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America give credit to the mainstream media for calling Democrats to account for their silence over the sexual assault and harassment allegations lodged against Hollywood mogul and prolific Democratic Party donor Harvey Weinstein. They also fire back at Twitter after the social media service censors a video from Tennessee GOP Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn because her efforts to stop the sale of aborted baby body parts were considered inflammatory and likely to elicit negative reactions. And Jim and Greg sigh as the latest NFL protest chaos includes ESPN host Jemele Hill getting suspended for encouraging Dallas Cowboy fans to boycott team sponsors, Al Sharpton vowing to boycott the NFL unless Hill is reinstated, and President Trump gloating over the Hill suspension.

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start the week with a whole menu of crazy martinis. They rip CNN and other social justice types for declaring President Trump’s Columbus Day statement insufficient because he didn’t mention the suffering that the explorers inflicted upon the indigenous people who were already adept at slaughtering each other. They’re also staggered as California enacts one law to criminalize the use of pronouns that conflict with a person’s stated gender identity and another law that no longer makes it a felony to expose a partner to HIV without telling them. David refers to these laws as “extremism in service to the sexual revolution.” And they react to Vice President Pence leaving Sunday’s Colts-49’ers game after some 49’ers knelt during the national anthem and President Trump’s tweetstorm against Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Sarah Sanders Creates a Real No-Spin Zone

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders shut down a White House reporter during a press conference Friday. CNN’s April Ryan tried to force a conversation that Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico was “controversial” — meaning the whiny San Juan mayor made a fuss.

(When Mayor Cruz joined Joy Reid on the “The Rachel Maddow show” Tuesday night, she called Trump’s actions during his visit “terrible and abominable,” and criticized the round table discussion as a “PR 17-minute meeting.”)

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According to knowyourmeme.com, the Streisand Effect occurs when attempts to censor information on the internet lead to even greater publicity and dissemination of said information on the internet. In a hilarious editorial condemning slapstick humor posted on CNN, Kara S. Alaimo (ah-LAME-oh) laments that President Trump’s latest controversial tweet makes America “a little less safe for women than it was before,” thereby […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the media hand-wringing over President Trump’s words towards North Korea and point out why Trump’s rhetoric is serving an important purpose. They also throw their hands up as The Washington Post offers a glowing profile of D.C.-based anarchists and how all their rioting and property destruction is all for some greater good. And Jim and Greg speculate about how a conservative group would be treated by the media if it behaved similarly. Finally, Jim goes after CNN for their dishonesty in firing Jeffery Lord over a Twitter battle: “Just come out and say it — we’re tired of Jeffery Lord!”

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America close the week with three crazy martinis. They unload on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Jim Sciutto for speculating on air that the radical Muslim terrorist in Barcelona got the idea for a van attack from watching the events in Charlottesville. They also hammer Antifa’s argument that it engages in violence to protect nonviolence and only against white supremacists, pointing out that Antifa viciously attacks anyone it doesn’t agree with and that it is the job of police to protect nonviolence. And they sigh as liberals start calling for the removal of statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, just as their critics predicted earlier in the week.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the media hand-wringing over President Trump’s words towards North Korea and point out why Trump’s rhetoric is serving an important purpose. They also throw their hands up as The Washington Post offers a glowing profile of D.C.-based anarchists and how all their rioting and property destruction is all for some greater good. And Jim and Greg speculate about how a conservative group would be treated by the media if it behaved similarly. Finally, Jim goes after CNN for their dishonesty in firing Jeffery Lord over a Twitter battle: “Just come out and say it — we’re tired of Jeffery Lord!”

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Glenn Reynolds: Instapundit on Media Bias, CNN, Loretta, and Bill

 

Glenn ReynoldsGlenn Reynolds is one of the most important folks in the news. He runs Instapundit (now a PJMedia.com property), which provides newsworthy articles and content reported across mainstream media, Drudge Report, and many other outlets. Glenn and his team have a knack for picking the stories he knows people will be interested in. His site, created in 2001, has millions of loyal readers. Glenn is an author and law professor who has written for law reviews at several universities, including Columbia and Harvard. His articles have appeared in all the major daily newspapers as well as Fox News and MSNBC and he is currently a Contributor to USA Today.

On this episode of Whiskey Politics we discuss how media bias has changed reporting, CNN’s Jim Acosta and Stephen Miller, the Ace of Spades article, and the Justice Department redacting the tarmac meeting that took place between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton, right before the election.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Stephen Miller vs. Jim Acosta: No Holds Barred

 

Despite CNN’s protests, there might be a reason White House staffers don’t call on Jim Acosta more often. On Wednesday, the aggrieved correspondent had an intense six-minute back-and-forth with Trump aide Stephen Miller on the administration’s immigration reform plan. It got … testy.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. James O’Keefe, Project Veritas: Something Big’s Coming

 

James O'KeefeJames O’Keefe joins Dave Sussman at Whiskey Politics on Ricochet at Freedom Fest to discuss the CNN Scandal, fake news, Project Veritas videos, how notoriety has impacted him personally and the big things on the horizon for his growing organization. (22 min.)

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Bugs Bunny + Donald Trump = CNN Meme war total victory

 

Take Donald Trump as Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski, add Giovanni Jones as CNN and a little blue bird in the Hollywood Bowl and you have the ultimate test of the left’s sense of humor. Enjoy!

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Tony Katz on #CNNBlackmail

 

Tony KatzTony Katz joins us on Whiskey Politics to discuss CNN’s downfall from a credible news source to laughing-stock including the trending #CNNBlackmail. We also discuss North Korea, Putin, and why Generation Z may just be conservative.

Tony is a radio host, author, and political and cultural commentator. He hosts both the popular Tony Katz and the Morning News and Tony Katz Today on WIBC in Indianapolis which is listened to across the country. He also hosted The Tony Katz Show on KFTK in St. Louis. Tony’s been featured at TownHall.com, ChristianPost.com, The Daily Caller, and is a Ricochet Contributor. He has also been seen on FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, and radio stations around the country. Tony can be heard live at Tony Katz Radio and on Twitter and Facebook.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. CNN Hurt Its Credibility

 

CNN is not wrong that the President of the United States ought to stop behaving like a clown. But they overshot this week.

As someone who has about the lowest possible tolerance for Trumpian vulgarity, I thought the imbroglio over the CNN logo gif was overwrought. This was an invitation to violence? Look, we know that Trump is not above stoking violence. He encouraged it more than once at his rallies. But the gif? The original WWE clip was a joke. Superimposing the CNN logo on the face of Vince McMahon was a joke on top of a joke. It was bad taste, but not incitement.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss rapidly dropping rates in illegal immigration across the southern border. They also reproach Illinois state representatives – especially Republicans – for agreeing to tax hikes instead of dealing with major fiscal problems. And they question CNN’s decision to intimidate an anonymous Reddit user over the controversial GIF President Trump re-tweeted on Sunday. To finish off the day, they criticize the History Channel for concluding what happened to Amelia Earhart based largely on one photograph.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Trump Has Driven CNN Stark, Raving Mad

 
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski replaced beach-goer Chris Christie as the internet’s goat of the week.

While the rest of America was celebrating Independence Day, CNN kept digging its own grave.

Furious over a silly video President Donald Trump posted Sunday, the flailing network sicced Senior Editor Andrew Kaczynski on its creator. He tracked down an anonymous Reddit user who first posted the GIF of Trump tackling a wrestler whose head was replaced with a CNN logo. Kaczynski then found out the person’s real name and threatened to release it if he misbehaved again:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Rusty Humphries on CNN’s downfall, Loretta Lynch, & Obamacare

 

Rusty Humphries joins Whiskey Politics podcast where we discuss CNN’s stunning fall from grace, the potential of Loretta Lynch serving time, and the healthcare mess. Rusty currently hostsThe Rusty Humphries Rebellion” and is ranked the 6th most-listened to talk radio host in the US. As a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Rusty was been named one of America’s 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts eight years in a row and was nominated as Talk Personality Of The Year.

His new book, 7 Ways to Win Political Debates with your Liberal Family and Friends, and Still Keep Them as Family and Friends is now available for pre-order at RustyLive.com.

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David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the resignation of three CNN reporters after the redaction of a deceptive story on a top Trump advisor. They also express frustration over the tactics of Senate Republicans as the debate over the new healthcare bill escalates.Then, they decry the double standard, as it provides little coverage of the FBI’s bank fraud investigation of Bernie Sanders’ wife. And they defend John McEnroe’s controversial comments on NPR that while Serena Williams is the best women’s player of all time, she would struggle greatly on the men’s tour.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. CNN’s Horrible, Terrible, No-good, Very Bad Week, Part XIV

 

So, CNN hasn’t been having the best week. First it published a hit piece against President Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci. He threatened to sue and it got memory holed. Then CNN had to head deeper into CYA mode with a memo to news teams that they can’t publish Russia related stories without a VP signing off on it and that people will be disciplined. (I won’t post the BuzzFeed original reporting on this, because they’re scum, even though they did a good job here. Props, but still scum.) Then three top CNN staffers “resigned” due to behavior unbecoming (editorial note: they made the unforgivable error of being caught rather than actual malpractice). They’ve also had to deal with Jim Acosta trying to grandstand and play the victim that persisted, who nevertheless got dunked on by Sean Spicer (the real one, not the Spicier one).

And now this breaks:

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