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John McCain: Media’s Useful Idiot

They like him; they really like him. At least, that’s what he’s convinced himself of in his own delusional mind. Recall when he was defeated by George W. Bush for the Republican nomination in 2000 and had to wait his turn in 2008. At that time he famously stated that the media was his voting base. It never once dawned on him that the only reason they tolerated having him around was to bash his own party, especially for W., which they held in bitter contempt after the Democrats tried unsuccessfully to steal the Florida vote, hence the presidency.

McCain has never met a media ass he wouldn’t kiss or an ally he wouldn’t betray. I did a piece about him on this blog a few months ago. In case you’ve forgotten, he was Russ Feingold’s co-conspirator on the infamous legislation to “get money out of politics.” Even though the problem was politicians who could be swayed by the filthy euchre. Including the self-serving, sanctimonious prick himself:

John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal

Just what is the Keating Five scandal?

Senator John McCain was one of five senators accused of corruption in 1989 in the Savings and Loan (S&L) crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The other four senators were Alan Cranston (D-CA), Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), John Glenn (D-OH), and Donald W. Riegle (D-MI). The crisis was the failure of 747 S&Ls in the United States costing an estimated $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

These five senators were accused of improperly intervening before the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) in 1987 on behalf of Charles Keating, chairman of the Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which was a target of a regulatory investigation by the FHLBB. The FHLBB subsequently backed off taking action against Lincoln. By failing to take action, Lincoln was able to operate for two more years until its collapse in 1989, at a cost of $2 billion to the federal government. Some 23,000 Lincoln bondholders were defrauded and many elderly investors lost their life savings.

John McCain Slams Administration as in ‘Disarray’ at Munich Security Conference

Sen. John McCain wasted no time at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday as he portrayed the Trump administration as being in a state of “disarray,” in contrast to the message of reassurance from administration officials.

John McCain Becomes Critic in Chief of the Trump Administration
“In many respects, this administration is in disarray, and they’ve got a lot of work to do,” he said.

A day later, in an interview for “Meet the Press,” Mr. McCain challenged Mr. Trump’s contention that the news media is “the enemy of the American people.”

“The first thing that dictators do is shut down the press,” he said, adding that while he was not calling the president a dictator, “we need to learn the lessons of history.”


John McCain’s “dictator” talk ignores reality and his own past with the media
91adc629db3997b25090d59b89bf51e2d0f804157642502618835622635dbe6bArizona Senator John McCain is a very popular figure with the mainstream media. (I bet that’s a sentence you never thought you’d read.) The latest reason for this newly emerging love affair between the press and the decorated war hero is his response to the speech given by President Trump during his rally in Florida yesterday. Following the brief but raucous event, McCain was ushered out to give the media his own take on the speech, during which he invoked the image of a “dictator” when discussing the president’s critique of political journalism. (CNN)

“I hate the press,” the Arizona Republican sarcastically told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” “I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It’s vital.”

McCain: Trump’s Attacks on Press Are ‘How Dictators Get Started’


Rand Paul: We’re “Very Lucky” Trump Is in Charge and Not McCain

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted fellow Republican and anti-Trump Senator John McCain (R-AZ) this morning on ABC’s “This Week.”

Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.

He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.

Where was McCain when Obama attacked the free press?
feb20-march5_2017_mccain-nocrop-w710-h2147483647“That’s how dictators are made!” he shrieked. It was rich stuff, given that most of his European listeners do not have the same wide press freedoms found in the states. But more to the point, it was McCain up to his old tricks: Ingratiating himself to the anti-Trump press by playing its champion, in a bid to be the media’s darling.

What stands out here is the hypocrisy of his claims. He’s suddenly concerned about press freedoms and dictators?
Where was McCain when President Obama was systematically violating press freedoms every which way to Tuesday?

Seven examples of Obama’s attacks on a free press spring to mind and not one of them drew any significant criticism from McCain.

McCain has ‘more hope than belief’ that GOP can investigate Trump White House

McCain, R-Ariz., was asked if he was confident the GOP majority in Congress was able to thoroughly look into the relationship between members of the White House and Russia.

“I hope so. And I have to believe so,” he said in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that aired on Sunday. “More hope than belief.”
And I think the rollout of the, quote, ‘immigration reform’ was an example of a need for an orderly decision-making process in the White House. And that, I think, is probably what’s plaguing them more than anything else right now,” McCain said.

RINO John McCain says TWO WORDS about Trump, has conservatives laughing
As for understanding the issues, again I think that McCain seriously underestimates Trump and has read him completely wrong. What’s more, I think a lot of John McCain’s hot air is his attempt to stay relevant and be in the limelight.

The strains in the European Union over Brexit and refugees are strains of their own making. Trump puts America first and frankly, I don’t give a rat’s ass if that upsets them. And I’ll say it again, the Cold War never ended, it shifted. These bozos just don’t get it and it is very, very dangerous. The executive order on refugees could have been rolled out better, but the substance of that order was constitutional and something that is necessary for the survival of this country. McCain needs to stop dissing the President and start looking for how he can help improve things.


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Weekly update from Judicial Watch

Former Obama advisor David Plouffe has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of his post-White House employer, the Uber taxi company. His Democrat contacts made it easy for him to lobby for his employer with the Democrat mayor.  The problem is that Plouffe never registered as a lobbyist.

Some college students are saying they will castrate themselves if Trump builds the wall.  Yeah, right.  And all those celebrities were going to leave the country if Trump got elected.

Judicial Watch is planning to sue the FBI, CIA, and NSA if they do not hand over records related to the wiretapping of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.


More FAKE NEWS:  Journos are claiming Trump referred to a terror attack in Sweden that never happened!  Oh noes!  Except Trump NEVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT A TERROR ATTACK.  He said Sweden is having terrible problems because of all the refugees they took in, which is true.

Reuters interviewed a captured ISIS soldier who says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, something he said was encouraged and even considered virtuous by ISIS leaders.  A total of 5,270 Yazidis were abducted last year, and at least 3,144 are still being held.

A woman Obama appointed to the FEC has submitted her resignation.  She’s apparently been a no show at her job anyway since, it appears, Trump was elected.  What a shocker.  In 2014, she made an attempt to impose FEC regulations on online political web sites, including Drudge.

The Southern Poverty Law Center “reports” that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016.  They got this faux figure by counting the 45 chapters of a single organization as 45 groups.  This same group was listed as a single group in the 2015 report and it’s not a hate group.  They also counted a bar sign as a hate group, because it had a politically incorrect message on it for a while.  They also counted as “hate groups” a store that had posted a sign saying they wouldn’t sell to Clinton supporters or Muslims and an artist who drew a cartoon mocking Mohammed.  They also listed conservative bloggers, the David Horowitz Freedom Center, the American College of Pediatricians, the Family Research Council, and the Jewish Political Action Committee as hate groups.

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Media Outrages: Obama was far worse than Trump


“Nothing that the Trump administration has done with or to the news media approaches in seriousness and nature the conduct of the Obama Administration towards the press,” James Rosen said Saturday during an interview on Fox News.

Trump has been complaining about dishonest and shoddy reporting and how damaging it is to our nation.

But Obama targeted a specific news outlet, again and again, because he didn’t like the stories they chose to cover. 

  • 2009:  The Obama administration attempted to exclude Fox News from the White House press pool.  When their effort was thwarted by the other press poolers, they lied and said they never did it at all.
  • 2010: Obama told Rolling Stone Magazine that Fox News was “destructive” to the country.
  • 2010: Obama blamed Fox News for reporting on the Benghazi and IRS scandals.
  • 2014: Obama said Fox News was calling affordable health care a threat to freedom.

Even worse, Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, ordered Fox reporter James Rosen’s movements tracked, his phone records seized, and told Google to not notify Rosen that the government was monitoring his email.


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Norma McCorvey, the pro-life movement’s most unlikely convert, died Saturday in Katy, Texas. She was 69.  She is best known as the anonymous 21-year-old “Jane Roe” in the Texas case that led to the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand in every state.  She never had an abortion herself. She converted to Christianity in 1995, became a Catholic in 1998 and was an outspoken opponent of abortion for the rest of her life.

Planned Parenthood is singing the blues, claiming how they’ll be unable to provide essential health care to women if they don’t keep getting government money.  Yet they somehow have the money to increase President Cecile Richard’s salary by a whopping 265%, from $360,902 in 2006 to $957,952!

Trump: I’d love to meet with the Black Caucus

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace noted that President Obama froze out conservative outlets while he was in office, but the mainstream media didn’t get their panties in a bunch about that was somehow threatening the First Amendment.

“There’s a First Amendment, but there isn’t a ‘mainstream is entitled to ask the first question’ in the Constitution, which might be a surprise to some of my colleagues.”

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From Twitchy: Chuck Todd steps on another rake

On Thursday, NBC News political director and “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd responded to President Trump’s presser by claiming that it was un-American of him to try to delegitimize the press.

Ha ha ha ha ha!  So says a spokesman for the people who have been trying to delegitimize the Trump presidency since he won the election.

Not to be discouraged by all the blow-back he got for that howler, Todd picked up again on Friday with this:


SERIOUSLY?!  Does he really want to go THERE?!  Tweeters handed him a reality check.

  • “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” -Barack Obama
  • Remember when senior WH official compared the GOP to terrorists in 2013?  Good times.
  • “Which enemy are you most proud of?” “Probably the Republicans.” – Hillary Clinton
  • “You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables’.” – Hillary Clinton
  • During the sequester debate, sitting Dem leaders were literally calling their opposition “domestic terrorists.”
  • “They pray in church on Sunday, and prey on everyone the rest of the week.” – Nancy Pelosi


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Wildest Show on Earth


The President held a press conference yesterday, ostensibly to introduce his new nominee for Labor Secretary. I happened to have tuned in to FNC shortly after it began. Seldom, if ever, have I so enjoyed an ordinary presser. Republicans just don’t act that way when being hammered by the media to defend vicious rumors perpetrated largely by the press whores themselves. He played no favorites, but called on all manner of squawking peacocks trying to get their ‘gotcha’ questions heard. It went on for almost 90 minutes and when it was over the room was littered with broken bodies.

That’s Entertainment! Trump’s 75-Minute Tour de Force

Donald Trump, giving press conferences as president, is like a cross between Fidel Castro’s long-windedness and machismo and Christopher Walken’s theatrical presence — and nobody else in the room can compete with that.

This was on display Thursday, when after a week’s worth of his administration being buffeted by a hurricane of negative media coverage — some of it deserved, some much less so — the president turned himself loose in the East Room.

An hour and 15 minutes later, he walked out of what could be described as a smoldering ruin.

He even toyed with the insufferable Jim Acosta.

Trump Challenges CNN’s Acosta to ‘Ask Jeff Zucker How He Got His Job’

So, when Trump called on Acosta, the CNN correspondent denied the charge, saying, “Just for the record, we don’t hate you. I don’t hate you.” Trump sarcastically replied, “O.K.” and Acosta tells him to “Pass that along.”

Then, something strange happened.

Trump defended the claim CNN hates him by cryptically challenging Acosta:

“Ask — ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job. OK?”

Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft: CNN’s Jim Acosta is like “Stalker from Broken Relationship”

Trump Mocks CNN Ratings During Exchange With Reporter Jim Acosta

Later in the exchange, after Acosta said he was looking to follow up on previous questions, Trump interrupted to comment on his network’s ratings.

“Your ratings aren’t as good as some of the other people,” Trump said.

Acosta defended himself before shifting to his line of questioning.

“They’re pretty good right now actually, Mr. President,” Acosta responded.


Trump takes questions from CNN reporter

Trump: ‘I Inherited A Mess’
“Jobs are pouring out of the country — you see what’s going on with all of the companies leaving our country, going to Mexico and other places — low pay, low wages, mass instability overseas, no matter where you look, the Middle East, a disaster. North Korea.”

“We’ll take care of it, folks,” he reassured his audience. “We are going to take care of it all. I just wanted to let you know, I inherited a mess.”

Trump blasts Hillary Clinton For Selling 20% Of U.S. Uranium To Russia

President Donald Trump held a fiery press conference and he didn’t hold back. He ripped the dishonest media and took another shot at CNN calling them ‘very fake news’. He brought up Russia and absolutely destroyed Hillary Clinton.

CNN Anchor Compares Trump To Hitler While Her Boss Buys Obama Photos

In the weeks after Donald Trump won the election, CNN chief Jeff Zucker watched as one of his employees compared the new president to Adolf Hitler.

At a White House press conference Thursday, Trump declared that he was changing his moniker for the network from “fake news” to “very fake news.”

CNN Chief: Antagonism Toward Trump ‘Boosting Morale’ of Network Employees
CNN is viewing its antagonism toward President Donald J. Trump as a “badge of honor” — and according to CNN president Jeff Zucker the network’s daily aggression aimed at Trump is “boosting” employee morale.

Liberal Media in Crisis After Being Passed Over for Questions
Trump is “shutting down part of the First Amendment”
The liberal media’s inflated sense of importance is on full display. During a press conference yesterday with Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal journalists wanted to shift the narrative to the resignation of Michael Flynn.
The liberal media, which just came back from an eight year vacation during which they peppered Obama with questions about how awesome he is, now wants us to believe we can’t live without their tough questions for Trump.

Chuck Todd’s Scorn: Calls President Trump’s Press Conference “Un-American”
NBC News anchor Chuck Todd was not happy with President Donald Trump’s fiery press conference on Thursday. After speaking to various media outlets for over an hour, President Trump answered varying questions which included anything from the 2016 election to recent actions by the Russian military.
He answered each question to the best of his ability and gave each reporter ample time to ask any questions they had.
Because of his actions, NBC’s Todd deemed him un-American.
It is now apparent that people in the mainstream media believe the First Amendment is something that remains exclusively to them alone and no one else.


Carr: Kudos to President Trump for calling out fake news
Donald Trump is right — the alt-left fake news media are out of control.

“The press has become so dishonest,” he said today, “that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people.”

The pampered pukes have been lying for a long time — just ask the New England Patriots about their “BITTER END.” But this week’s deluge of fake news has just been totally over the top. Trump singled out Wednesday’s New York Times page-one story about the “repeated contacts” of Trump campaign aides with Russians.

That, he said, was “fake news.” And then there was yesterday’s Wall Street Journal front-page non-story, “Spies Keep Intelligence from Trump.”

“Almost as disgraceful,” the president said.

Sorry, media — this press conference played very differently with Trump’s supporters
getMaybe it’s not a coincidence that Barnum & Bailey is folding its tents this year. After all, how could the circus possibly compete with Donald Trump?
The president proved once again that he is the greatest show on Earth. Lions and tigers and elephants are kid stuff next to his high wire act.
Next time, the White House ought to sell popcorn.

John Bolton: Left ‘Engaging in Collective Hysteria’ Because They Cannot Make ‘Substantive Arguments’ Against Trump Policies
“The idea of a one-state solution comes in a variety of forms, but it absolutely violates the near-religious theological doctrine that there must be a Palestinian state. So for Trump to say, ‘I could live with a two-state solution, I could live with a one-state solution’ blows up about 70 years of orthodoxy,” he said.
“Of all the disruptive things he’s done in Washington in just one month, that could be the most disruptive of all,” Bolton proclaimed. “It just sends a signal all around the world that really the persecution of Israel that we’ve seen, unfortunately, in many European countries, in the U.N. for sure, is going to meet some fierce resistance from this president.”

Trump Downgrades CNN From ‘Fake News’ To ‘Very Fake News’

CNN Anchor’s Slip of the Tongue Shows the Network Still Has Obama on the Brain

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan had a slip of the tongue while concluding her show on Thursday when she told her viewers to stand by for the upcoming press conference with President Barack Obama at the White House.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Says Trump Has ‘Failed in Every Conceivable Way’

Maddow began her attack after playing a clip of Trump’s press conference earlier in the day at the White House, during which he argued his administration is running “like a fine-tuned machine.”

“The personnel debacles and the serious scandals that already attend to this less than one-month-old presidency are really, without hyperbole, they are unlike anything we have ever seen at the start of a presidential term,” she said.



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The Bad News Media

Americans find the press less credible than the Trump administration and that’s no accident.  After 8 years of watching in disgust as the media slobbered all over their BFF Barack, we’re now being further repulsed as these same “real news” reporters push out over-hyped, inconclusive, half-true or flat-out incorrect stories.


The Washington Examiner is keeping an on-going list of these bad stories.  Here are the two latest:

Feb. 11: American-born Olympian and Muslim Ibtihaj Muhammad claimed in an interview on Feb. 7 that she was detained “just a few weeks ago” by U.S. Customs agents.  Reporters tied it to Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries.  The incident actually occurred in December 2016 when Barack Obama was still president.

Feb. 10:  A day after Trump talked to Chinese President Xi Jinping, The New York Times print edition said he hadn’t talked to him in months.  Trump tweeted that the Times had printed fake news.  The media pounced, using an updated online version of the incorrect print version of the Times’ story.  But the online version carried no editor’s note about the fact that it had been significantly altered from its original form, which was what had been in the print version Trump read.

Grab a sandwich and a tall beverage before you go read the rest, because it’s a LOOOOOOOOOOONG LIST!

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Trump Pees in Media’s Oatmeal

It’s not supposed to be like this. As long as anyone can remember, the ‘news’ reporters have had free rein in controlling presidential press conferences and even the daily briefings. Then Donald Trump happened. After an eight year vacation, the media finally went back to investigating … with a vengeance. They were as happy as a pig in slop when they forced out General Kelly, a better man than the lot of them. Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andy Puzder, succumbed to intense pressure from the left over allegedly hiring an illegal to do his housekeeping. (I’d bet my retirement check most if not all of the people raising the hell have some questionable employees as well.)

[CtH: How freaking hypocritical is it of them to condemn Puzder for hiring an illegal when they PROMOTE THE HIRING OF ILLEGALS?!]

The president and PM Netanyahu held a joint press conference yesterday. Trump completely ignored ABC, CNN and NBC, instead calling on reporters from Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Bibi Visits Trump And LEVELS Reporter Looking For A Fight- MEDIA DOWN!

President Donald Trump has walked in and is smoothing ruffled feathers and helping things to be strong and healthy again. And yet despite the incredible relationship that exists between Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu the media is crying that Donald Trump is anti-semitic… seriously???

“There is no greater support of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said resolutely. “I think we should put that to rest.”

Trump DESTROYS ‘Hateful’ Palestine During Visit with Netanyahu

Palestinians are hateful and evil. They are taught to love death and the highest honor in this lifetime for them is to kill Jews and infidels. John Kerry literally told Israel, you can be Democratic or Jewish, but not both.

Remember When: Hey Liberal Media, This Is Probably Why President Trump Didn’t Call On You Today
Our own Katie Pavlich asked President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about how to deal with Iran after their blatant violations of the nuclear agreement and what compromises both the Israelis and the Palestinians need to consider in their ongoing conflict with one another. These are legitimate questions.

As Cortney noted, the liberal media was ignored and they went into full meltdown mode. CNN’s Jim Acosta said that the “fix is in” concerning who will be able to ask the president questions, describing Townhall as “a very conservative website.”

[CtH: “A very conservative website” whose representative asked a really good question, as opposed to the Gotcha Flynn gloating CNN probably had planned!]

I’ll just leave this insufferable exchange between former President Obama and the Chicago Tribune’s Christi Parsons after his 2012 re-elect win to show why we probably shouldn’t be shocked that the Trump White House is taking questions from outlets who used to be left in the dark.

Angry ABC in ‘Open Hostility’ at Trump for ‘Shutting Down’ Free Speech

In the post-press conference coverage, Vega ranted, “I want to tell you about the open hostility right here in this room. You know, I’m sitting right here kind of in the middle of the pack of a number of journalists, mainstream reporters, if you will, and there is open anger in here about the fact the President did not take any real questions about the issue of the day.”

[CtH: You mean like the “real questions” you used to ask your BFF Barack?]

Karl sneered that Trump called on “friendly conservative news organizations.” He lashed out:

“Amazing that on a day like this he could have a press conference and not face a single question on the big story of this, the New York Times bombshell report that members of his campaign allegedly had contacts with the Russians during the campaign. No questions on that.”

[CtH: No, the questions were about ISRAEL, because, you know, their PRIME MINISTER WAS VISITING and THAT WAS THE TOPIC OF THE PRESSER.]

The question of the day, according to Vega, was Michael Flynn’s resignation.

Speaking for other journalists, she raged, “And so, you’re feeling an open sense of anger and frustration here.” Reporter Karl sputtered, “George, it is astounding. We have now had four presidential news conferences and the President, for the most part, has simply avoided calling on people from news organizations.”

[CtH: The ARROGANCE of them deciding who is and who isn’t a news organization!  After the tingly legged, softball throwing, pillow fluffing these “real” news orgs didn for the past eight years.  But hey, KEEP IT UP, MORONS.  Cuz we’re really looking forward to EIGHT years in the TRUMP White House.]

CNN Reporter Says ‘The Fix Is In’ With Conservative Media and the Trump Administration

“The two questions that were asked or called upon from the president in this news conference went to the Christian Broadcasting Network, which is obviously owned by Pat Robertson, the televangelist down in Virginia. It’s a very conservative broadcasting network, and, which is a very conservative news website,” Acosta said.

[CtH: And not a word about how GOOD those questions were, just sneering at the sources of the questions.  This is a variation on the logical fallacy of arguing from authority. But golleeeeee, I’m just a loathsome conservative blogger, so what do I know?!]

13 Hard-Hitting Questions Mainstream Reporters Asked Obama

Mainstream reporters are outraged that conservative media outlets are receiving a significant share of questions at White House press conferences.

Only liberal reporters, the line of reasoning goes, are capable of asking the tough questions needed to hold those in power accountable. Here are a sample of questions asked of former President Obama by mainstream reporters.

1. “Golf, what does it do for you?” – CBS
2. I’m wondering if you think that [Republican presidential candidates are] uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?” – CNN
3.“Do you have a vindictive streak?” – NBC
4. What has “Enchanted you the most from serving in this office?”- NYTimes







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