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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. 3 Journalists Leave CNN for Publishing Unverified Trump/Russia Hit Piece

 

The DC press corps, desperate to sink Trump, post a new story about Russian election meddling daily. Most of these stories share the common threads of unnamed sources, assumption of bad faith, and wild conjecture. A particularly odious example was a CNN piece published late last week claiming that Senate investigators were looking into Trump backer Anthony Scaramucci’s connections to a Russian investment fund. The allegation was made on the word of a single unnamed source.

Friday night the story vanished from CNN’s website, and some hours later, was replaced with a formal retraction notice and an apology to Scaramucci. After a busy weekend, all three journalists involved with the piece have resigned from the network: Thomas Frank, who wrote the story; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit.

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Political junkies watch CNN, Fox and MSNBC for the latest political news of the day. For the most part I watch Fox, although I do occasionally visit one of the others just to see what the other side is saying about the latest controversy. Imagine my amazement last night when forced to watch either CNN […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s CNN interview, in which she states that the Senate Judiciary Committee should investigate former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for potentially politicizing the Hillary Clinton investigation. They also react as Feinstein goes on to change the Democratic Party narrative from collusion with Russia to President Trump’s obstruction of justice. And they express little sympathy for Wisconsin Democrats accusing Republicans of partisan redistricting and Jim unloads on liberals who consistently claim an act is unconstitutional if it does not fit with their agenda.

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Well, CNN, the masters of confusion, have done it again. Trump Turns To Once-mocked Executive Orders To Tout Wins More

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 21, 2017, it’s the Trump Chaos and Media Hysteria edition of the show with our special guest Byron York.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. 50 Shades of Trump

 

President-Elect Donald Trump likes to be forced into a leather cat-suit, have a blow-up gag inserted into his mouth, be bound from head to toe, and get stuffed into a sleeping bag, which is then filled with strawberry jam and zipped closed. Still in the bag, he is rolled down a rocky hill into a pool of medium-rare Trump steaks. Extricated from the bag, he then likes to have Meryl Streep throw Trump Grill Taco Bowls at him while Rosie O’Donnell reads aloud select excerpts from 50 Shades of Grey and Mein Kampf.

Or not.

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FAKE NEWS! It’s the Left’s panique du jour: There was an alleged wave of false stories that somehow hoodwinked, hornswoggled, and otherwise bamboozled enough Americans (but not enough to win the popular vote!) to let Donald Trump and those dastardly Baby-Eating Republicans to steal the Presidency. What were those fake news stories? Well, I’ve heard […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. How Going Against Trump Affected Erick Erickson

 

Erick Erickson has been called one of the most powerful conservatives in America. He hosts the radio show “Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson” on WSB-AM and has guest hosted “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” Erick previously served as the editor-in-chief and CEO of the conservative political blog RedState, now runs the conservative website The Resurgent, and is a political contributor for CNN and Fox News. He took a stand against Donald Trump, even disinviting him to a Red State candidate forum. He speaks frankly about receiving threats during the 2016 election while battling serious family health issues, the alt-right, and political correctness. Erick, who is currently completing his Master’s of Divinity, analyzes cultural conservatism and the “church wing” of the Republican party and whether it had an impact in 2016. Where is he now on Trump? Watch to learn what’s changed. (Filmed aboard the 2016 Post Election Weekly Standard Cruise.)

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see Jill Stein’s quixotic recount journey get shut down in Michigan and headed towards an anticlimactic finish in Wisconsin. They slam the media for only now realizing that many of the new jobs created in the Obama years are low-wage, part time openings that aren’t a long-term solution for families. And they unload on CNN for suggesting that racism was behind the fierce Republican opposition to President Obama’s agenda.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Time, CNBC, and Drudge vs. CNN

 

After last night’s debate, CNN, Time, CNBC, and the Drudge Report conducted online polls on their websites of those who had watched the debate. According to CNN, 62% of the voters who tuned in thought that Hillary had won. Time reports that 55% thought that Trump had won. CNBC informs us that 67% thought that Trump had won. And the Drudge Report found that 82.34% thought that Trump had won.

Go figure.

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CNN is asking the tough questions about the recent terror attack in Nice, France: “Attacker Mohamed Bouhlel: Why did he launch rampage?“ More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Show a Little Class, Anderson Cooper

 
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

I am no expert on the fine art of social dynamics. Nonetheless, it seems pretty clear that in times of great national stress, such as the carnage in Orlando, our impulses should be to unite a nation reeling from its wounds. But evidently that simple message of compassion and good sense never reached Anderson Cooper of CNN, who has found himself embroiled in a controversy over his interview with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi that turned into a stern lecture about her role in the litigation of same sex marriage in Florida that ended two years ago.

Cooper was sufficiently uneasy about his dismal performance on the day that he offered a tortuous explanation the next day of how he came to blindside her, in which did everything but explain away his bad taste in conducting the interview. A simple “I’m sorry” would have served him and his audience.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Democratic Debate: Because Eight Just Wasn’t Enough

 

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TDS-Logo-BLast night Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton met at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to launch broadsides against one another ahead of Tuesday’s primary in New York. (Get it? Because ships.) It’s been a while. They last squared off on March 9 in Miami. (How the race has changed since then…)

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Meet an Americus Trumpus in a New Children’s Book

 

a-childs-first-book-of-trump-9781481488006_lgSome of us grew up with Where the Wild Things Are. But today’s kids get something more terrifying and nightmare-inducing when a children’s book, inspired by the Republican front runner Donald Trump, hits the shelves this summer.

No, really! It’s called A Child’s First Book of Trump by comedian Michael Ian Black and it comes out just in time for the Republican presidential convention. The parody book that’s intended for adults tries to figure out what to do when an “Americus Trumpus” enters the race for president.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Trump Campaign and a White Supremacist Blogger

 

EdwardsThe Guardian is reporting that the Trump campaign provided VIP access to James Edwards of Political Cesspool and Donald Trump, Jr. has granted a radio interview with Edwards, who was permitted to broadcast from within a VIP area at a recent Trump event. From the article:

Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of the Republican presidential frontrunner and one of his political surrogates, has granted a 20-minute radio interview to a prominent white supremacist who broadcasts what has been dubbed as “the primary radio nexus of hate in America”.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Democracy Inaction

 

I’m watching the coverage of tonight’s Iowa Caucuses, and I am being reminded why I watch less and less cable news. Flipping between CNN and Fox News, I’m presented with breathless reports by people in rooms with lots of other people, marveling at the groupings of said people.

At Democrat caucus sites, I’ve heard reporters utter the phrase “this in democracy in action” many times, and the night is still young. Then, the camera pans over to four people while the reporter exclaims “These four people came over from the other camp!!!” You see, this is democracy in action, they keep telling me.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Putin’s Propaganda on CNN?

 

I checked CNN this morning and was dumbfounded to see that on December 9, they ran Russian Ministry of Defense propaganda video — proudly marked “Russian Ministry of Defense” as news. Please watch that video and tell me how on earth that happened.

Two days ago, CNN reported that they’d been given “rare access” to the “the Moskva, a Russian warship laden with long-range guided missiles.”

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