MRC Complains That Gorbachev Got Credit For Ending Cold War Topic: Media Research Center
When Mikhail Gorbachev died in late August, the Reagan worshipppers at the Media Research Center went on a whine-fest that he was being given credit for his role in ending the Cold War. Rich Noyes set the narrative in an Aug. 30 post by rehashing 30-year-old grievances:
The late talk radio star Rush Limbaugh coined the phrase “Gorbasm” for the ecstasy that many reporters felt when covering Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, who died at age 91 on Tuesday. It’s true that Gorbachev was obviously less brutal than previous communist rulers. But his Soviet Union was hardly an enlightened, peace-loving democracy. While Gorbachev relaxed the repression of previous years, he did not shut down the Gulag, allow a free press, or permit the free expression of religion.
When the Baltic republics pushed for sovereignty in early 1991, Moscow’s Brezhnev-esque response was to use tanks to suppress pro-democracy forces in Lithuania and Latvia, killing eighteen.
Yet journalists elevated Gorbachev far above the freedom fighters, dissidents and democratic, anti-communist leaders like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher; indeed, the media assigned the Soviet party boss nearly all of the credit for ending the Cold War. Time magazine thought it insufficient to name him merely the “Man of the Year,” so in 1990 Gorbachev became their “Man of the Decade.”
Few, if any, democratic politicians have ever received the plaudits that were flung by journalists towards the last dictator of the Soviet Union.
With the breaking news that former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev was finally being a good communist on Tuesday, the broadcast networks collectively mourned for the man who violently cracked down on peaceful demonstrations in Lithuania and Latvia. Both CBS Evening Newsand NBC Nightly News took part in dangerous revisionist history as they “credited” Gorbachev with “lifting the Iron Curtain.”
NBC was by far the most obscene in their mourning for yet another communist dictator. Anchor Lester Holt led into the segment claiming Gorbachev had single-handedly “oversaw the end of the Cold War.”
And, of course, no praise for a communist dictator would be complete without chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who has a very long and public history of getting smitten with communist dictators. “Mikhail Gorbachev, the communist leader whose brief six-year reign transformed the map of Europe and the world,” she said.
Contrasting leaders from the time, Mitchell lauded Gorbachev for his “a larger vision for his country” and willingness to meet with President Ronald Reagan, who she framed as unreasonable for calling the Soviet Union “an evil empire.”
“Mikhail Gorbachev, the man who changed the world but could not save his own country from falling apart,” she went on to lament.
Fondacaro didn't explain how he decided that Mitchell was "lamenting" this. Can he read her mind? Or is he just imposing his right-wing bias on her?
Scott Whitlock similarly whined in an Aug. 31 post:
In order to build up the “acclaimed” Mikhail Gorbachev’s “monumental” role in ending the Cold War, the networks on Wednesday dismissed Ronald Reagan. On CBS Mornings, foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer huffed, “In the end, the East Germans tore down the wall for themselves, but Gorbachev didn't stop them.”
Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos cheered, “Now to the death of one of the most monumental figures of our time, Mikhail Gorbachev. Tributes poured in for the last leader of the Soviet Union who presided over the end of the Cold War and steered his country towards democracy.”
Stephanopoulos described Gorbachev as “acclaimed by the world, but disliked and soon ousted at home, forced to resign in 1991.”
Over on CBS Mornings, Palmer heaped on the praise: “Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev set out to reform the Soviet Union, and he ended up changing the world.” She then dismissed the role Reagan, pretending as if the end of the Cold War simply happened on its own:
Fondacaro complained further, bizarrely and hatefully claiming that Gorbachev "was finally acting like a good communist" by dying:
In the immediate wake of the world learning that former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev was finally acting like a good communist, CNN’s immediate reaction was to air glowing eulogies for a man who led one of the most evil empires in human history. In back-to-back hours on Tuesday, CNN showed “intense sadness” and took part in revisionist history claiming Gorbachev was the one responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall and ending the Cold War.
Fill-in anchor Pamela Brown then looked to senior international correspondent Frederik Pleitgen to find out “just how monumental is Gorbachev's legacy?”
[A]bsolutely gigantic,” Pleitgen proclaimed. “And it's certainly something that really transcends not just obviously, Russia, the former Soviet Union, but then all of Europe and basically the entire world.” He too took part in revisionist history, dismissing President Ronald Reagan and asserting “Mikhail Gorbachev obviously, is credited with being pivotal in bringing down the Iron Curtain and bringing together unity in Europe.”
Tim Graham spent his Aug. 31 podcast whining about this:
When they announced the death of the last dictator of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, the liberal media elite broke out the valentines, giving Gorbachev all the credit for tearing down the Iron Curtain of communism. Ronald Reagan dared Gorbachev to tear down the wall, and Gorbachev is painted as a “towering international hero” for just letting it happen. Media liberals can't give Reagan any credit.
CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell said Gorbachev "took down the Iron Curtain." CNN reporter Phil Black called it an "iconic achievement" for Gorbachev. If all the Soviet leader faced were Carters and Mondales, would this story have ended differently? Because the liberals and their media allies thought of the Soviet Union as a permanent entity, more permanent than the United States. Reagan aspired to ending an evil empire, and it happened.
NBC's Andrea Mitchell reminded viewers that Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990...and Reagan never did. "Americans were charmed" by Gorbachev, Mitchell claimed, and apparently Reagan never charmed Americans. Because the liberal media thinks of Americans as having all the same opinions that they do. Obama and Jimmy Carter and Al Gore all won the Nobel, but "warmongers" on the right wing aren't going to win.
Clay Waters served up his own New York Times-related whine in a Sept. 1 post:
The New York Times continued to overpraise the Soviet Union’s last ruler, Mikhail Gorbachev, upon his death in Moscow at 91, with an 8,000-word front-page tribute from obituary writer Marilyn Berger. The print edition front-page banner headline read “Visionary Soviet Leader Who Lifted the Iron Curtain” over a photo of Russia’s last dictator.
As usual in these Cold War retellings, the vision and foresight and accomplishments of actual opponents of Communism, U.S. president Ronald Reagan and U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, were given short shrift[.]
Days later, Jeffrey Lord kept the complaints going in a Sept. 10 column, grumbling that the Times obituary on Gorbachev "very little focus on the fact that Gorbachev was the Soviet leader in the first place because he had spent an adult lifetime nodding along to the massive, global violence of Soviet Communism. "
Donohue Whines That Pa. Candidate Exposed Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Topic: CNSNews.com
Bill Donohue went on a huge whine-fest in his Sept. 6 CNSNews.com column:
On the website of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro it boasts that when he was Attorney General of the state he “exposed the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover up of child sexual abuse, identifying over 300 predator priests and thousands of victims and spurring investigation across the United States.”
This is a distorted account of Shapiro’s shameful grand jury investigation of Catholic priests. (For more on this subject see my book, The Truth About Clergy Sexual Abuse.)
Shapiro convinced the media that he found evidence of 301 priests who abused more than 1,000 children over a period of 70 years. This is thrice false (1) not all the alleged offenders were priests (2) most of the alleged victims were adolescents, not children, and (3) the report was not evidentiary—it was investigative—meaning that the accused priests were never given the opportunity to rebut the charges.
Importantly, nothing could be done about most of those who were actually guilty. Almost all the accused were either dead or had been thrown out of the priesthood. No wonder Shapiro was able to prosecute only two priests. He knew this from the get-go, but he used the report to push for a suspension of the statute of limitations.
Shapiro misused the grand jury for political purposes, and now he is at it again.
As befits the dishonest Catholic he is, Donohue loves to parse the difference between children and adolescents to downplay the Catholic abuse scandals. As Wonkette pointed out, much of adolescence takes place during childhood. Further, as Wonkette also pointed out, "It’s not Shapiro’s fault that the Catholic Church managed the coverup for so long that victims were denied legal recourse or true justice."
Donohue then proclaimed how how his Catholic League fought to keep secret "the names of 11 priests who claimed that doing so would violate their reputational rights as guaranteed by the state constitution," insisting that the grand jury empaneled by Shapiro couldn't be trusted because "grand jury reports are not factual." He provided no evidence that anything in the grand jury report is "not factual."
Donohue continued his distraction gambit:
What is particularly galling about Shapiro is his total disinterest in prosecuting sexual molesters in the public schools. That’s where this problem has been the most serious.
Yet he has never once shown any interest in holding teachers and administrators accountable for their delinquency. This kind of bias—one standard of justice for priests and another for educators—is despicable.
Donohue offered no proof that the state of Pennsylvania is not prosecuting sexual abuse cases involving public schools, nor did he offer any evidence that public schools are hiding sexual abuse to the extent that the Catholic Church did. As Wonkette further noted: "It’s usually good politics to prosecute child molesters wherever you find them, but admitting to students that queer people exist is not child abuse. If Donohue is confused on what constitutes actual child abuse, he can read Shapiro’s grand jury report."
MRC Still Trying To Falsely Portray Politico's Right-Wing Owner As 'Woke' Liberal Topic: Media Research Center
Last year, the Media Research Center's Joseph Vazquez laughably tried to portray the new owner of Politico, the German conglomerate Axel Springer, as relentlessly left-wing -- despite the fadt that the company is actually very much right-leaning. Jeffrey Clark gave that false narrative another shot in a Sept. 6 post:
Politico owner and billionaire Mathias Döpfnerb [sic] reportedly told The Washington Post that he supports “nonpartisan” journalism, despite multiple attacks on former President Donald Trump in just the last few years.
Döpfner’s media company, Axel Springer, bought out Politico for a massive $1 billion back in 2021. Ever since then, the Media Research Center has documented multiple instances of Politico’s far-left bias.
The outlet defended Biden’s disastrous economic record, scolded Republicans as “pouty” and even labeled Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling a “Death Eater” for her opinions on “trans rights.”
But that didn’t stop The Washington Post from presenting Döpfner as a champion of “nonpartisan” journalism in a Sep. 6 profile of the billionaire’s dreams for Politico’s future.
The German billionaire is reportedly “concerned” that “legacy” media outlets like The New York Times and even The Washington Post have been “drifting to the left.” But Döpfner also slammed “conservative media” as “under the sway of Trumpian” influence, according to the same Post story.
This is the same Döpfner who once claimed that “Trump speaks the language of the mafia,” in a 2017 column.
He also blamed the former president for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in a 2021 op-ed, arguing that Trump had called “a coup against democratic institutions.”. “What does Trump have to do in order to be perceived by a sufficiently large number of Republicans as a democracy threat and thus no longer acceptable,” Döpfner whined.
What about those statements are “nonpartisan,” Washington Post?
But Clark doesn't prove those claims are "nonpartisan." As we've noted, nujmerous people have pointed out that Trump does, on fact, "speaks the language of the mafia," making that an objective statement. It's also undeniable that Trump incited the Capitol riot, and Clark doesn't even bother to deny it. Instead, Clark tried to pile on:
Döpfner even told The Washington Post that he is in contact with a “circle of people that hate Donald Trump.”
But somehow, The Post seemingly could not make sense of Döpfner’s public disdain of Trump, calling the billionaire’s politics’ “something of a mystery.” What’s more of a mystery is how The Post can’t at least get a hunch as to the political leanings of a man who attended a lewd, leftist “LGBTQI+” parade in July.
Yes, merely not hating LGBT people is evidence of being irredeemably liberal. More importantly, Clark censored the fact that the Post profile also noted that Döpfner sent out an email to company executivesthe day of the 2020 election stating, “Do we all want to get together for an hour in the morning on November 3 and pray that Donald Trump will again become President of the United States of America?”Which would seem to indicate he doesn't hate Trump as much as Clark wants you to believe.
Clark went on to whine: "The irony of a publicly anti-Trump billionaire inserting himself into American politics and prattling on about neutrality was apparently lost on Döpfner." Clark, meanwhile, apparetnly has no problem with pro-Trump billionaire Rupert Murdoch inserting himself into American politics and prattling on about neutrality.
Clark also claimed that "The Post explained that Axel Springer staff in Germany are “required to sign” a woke ideological pledge to work at the company. But that pledge also includes "support for a united Europe, Israeli statehood and a free-market economy." The Post article also noted that Döpfner "ordered the Israeli flag be flown in solidarity at company headquarters for a week after several antisemitic outbursts at demonstrations in Germany."
When did support for Israel and a free-market economy become "woke" values to the MRC? That logical inconsistency and ignorance of facts is what happens when you put peddling narratives ahead of telling the truth.
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Marvel Madness: MRC Rages Against Gay Spider-Man, Thor, 'She-Hulk' Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center wants its superheroes to be white, heterosexual right-wingers, and it and it willloudlycomplain about any depiction that deviates from that rigid orthodoxy.
Wallace White whined in a July 1 post that a new Spider-Man will not be heterosexual, which will force Americans to be subjected to "leftist globo-homo propaganda":
No corner of American life is safe from leftist globo-homo propaganda. Spiderman is the latest victim. The latest “Spider-Verse” variant in the comic book series “Edge of Spiderverse” is a gay spinoff character “Web-Weaver”, as reported by CBR June 28.
The “Edge of Spiderverse” series is known for creating new versions of Spiderman with their own stories. It’s part of the larger “Spiderverse” series that explores the same kind of story telling. Most of the time the new alternate “spidermans” are a large departure from the traditional Spiderman, with unique character traits, backstories and idiosyncrasies.
Of course, being the liberals that Marvel are, this new spiderman will focus in on his gayness, and his “His fearlessly femme identity,” as writer Steve Foxe said about his new creation.
Marvel unveiled a new gay, “femme” character, whatever that means. Nothing new here, just typical leftist attempts to shoehorn sexuality discussions into their media.
What else is new?
White also ranted that there was once a Spider-Man comic in the 1970s in which "Spiderman was teaming up with Planned Parenthood to procure abortions for the people to foil an evil mastermind known as 'The Prodigy.'"
Michael Ippolito spent part of his summer internship raging at the new "Thor" movie. He had one of his masculinity panic attacks in a May 25 post on a trailer for the film claiming that that our hero is emasculated:
Since the earliest days of cinema, films with male protagonists used to be respected and strong. In the 1980s, the stereotype was every male hero was a buff man with a tough attitude. There were no quirky one-liners but good characters that embodied masculine virtues that were respected. Unfortunately, modern cinematic male heroes do not reflect those traits but instead are treated like jokes for entertainment sakes. The new Thor trailer is another example of woke companies attempting to destroy the classic male hero archetype for cheap jokes. This trailer follows the blockbuster hit movie “Avengers: Endgame,” which depicted Thor as a fat, beer-drinking, depressed man instead of a strong, determined, and courageous man. Once again, another example of woke movie studios making their once heroic characters weak to appease their woke base.
While this issue may not seem inherently important, movies play an enormous role in the culture war. For better or worse, many turn to film for lessons about life, so when movies promote a woke agenda, more will support woke policies. Cinematic heroes used to inspire a young generation of men to be better. Now movies like “Thor: Love and Thunder” show that the strong, silent types are long gone.
Perhaps because moviegoers want to see relatable characters instead of stereotypes that not only not terribly realistic but harmful.
Ippolito spent a July 18 post complaining that right-wing homophobia targeting the new "Thor" movie was being called out:
Being a woke propagandist is not as easy as it looks. Even the seasoned woke warriors at Disney sometimes have to wake through a minefield.
According to the LGBT site Pink News writer Emily Chudy, both conservatives and the LGBT community are upset at the recent Thor movie.
Chuddy begins her piece by attacking a conservative parent group, One Million Moms, who rightfully called for the boycott of Thor: Love and Thunder. This latest Thor flick followed other woke movies such as Lightyear and included numerous inappropriate LGBT moments. “One Million Moms needs your help to make sure as many people as possible are aware that Marvel Studios is pushing the LGBTQ+ agenda on families in their newest superhero movie,” the group stated. “The alien character named Korg mentions having two dads … The bisexual goddess, King Valkyrie, kisses another woman’s hand to show interest … An Asgardian kid insists on going by a gender-neutral name. And the gay romantic tension between Thor and Star-Lord is apparent but played off as a gag.” Instead of focusing on making quality movies, Disney wants to make the same woke movie that's meant to be eaten by their blind consumers.
One Million Moms created a petition to boycott the film with over 110,00 signatures. “Marvel has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming,” the group stated. “But Marvel should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda.”
Of course, Ippolito didn't mention that One Million Moms is actually just one mom. But he did whine that "woke director" Taika Waititi "wishes he had more gay garbage" in the movie. Waititi didn't say "gay garbage," of course; that's Ippolito putting hateful words in the director's mouth.
The MRC also predictably hates the new show "She-Hulk: Attorney At Law" for catering to people other than white males. Elise Ehrhard huffed in an Aug. 19 post:
Disney continues its relentless crusade to destroy beloved brands with the new cringe-inducing Disney+ series, She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law.
Based off the Marvel comics, the show's feminist whining and anti-man attitude proves that Disney is willing to insult Marvel fans just as much as they do Star Wars ones.
It's also clear that these writers did not know how to write a compelling female hero. Hollywood has written plenty of iconic female heroes that appeal to both men and women from Wonder Woman to Princess Leia to Sara Connor.
At their best, these heroes confidently and charmingly parlay with men and focus on selfless objectives. They don't waste the audience's time complaining about an inability to get along with the opposite sex. Nobody wants to listen to someone who hates half the human population.
Alas, eight more episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law are due to follow this unbearable premiere. My guess is that only the most committed woke feminists will be able to sustain long-term interest in the series.
Teirin-Rose Mandelburg spent an Aug. 30 post raging against a new addition to the "She-Hulk" cast -- not for anything she has contributed to the show (because she hasn't had a chance to yet) but because she can't stop spewing hate at her for being an independent-thinking person:
Does anyone remember when Disney was actually family-friendly?
The Walt Disney franchise just cast rapper Megan Thee Stallion in Marvel’s She Hulk: Attorney at Law, according to a report from Deadline. The show will stream on Disney+, a supposed “family-friendly” service.
Now, lets take a brief moment to reflect on Megan Thee Stallion’s ... er, interesting, portfolio of work and character at large.
First off, lets mention the elephant in the room (no not Lizzo). Megan Thee Stallion “danced” on a massive bed/stage combo with another leftie rapper, Cardi B. The two wore what looked like clothes that would fit a toddler and performed the song, “Wet Ass Pussy.” That’s become Megan Thee Stallion’s main attention grabber in the recent months and is a great display of her character.
Megan Thee Stallion is also a major fan of abortion. In a deranged display of vulgarity and ignorance at a concert this year, she screamed, “Tell these god damn, stupid ass men in Texas trying to tell us what the f*ck to do with our bodies.” At another concert, this time in 2021, she yelled, "This middle finger is also to these motherf*cking men that want to tell us what the f*ck to do with our body. Cuz how the f*ck you gonna tell me what to do with my motherf*cking body?” Classy. The tolerant left ladies and gents, sorry, theys and thems.
And Mandelburg is the one who's being tolerant by her nasty personal attacks? Her rants might make a little sense if either Megan or "She-Hulk" was being marketed directly to children -- but it's not. Speaking of nasty, this is at least the second time an MRC writer has made childish fat jokes about Lizzo.
Despite the fact that Mandelburg knows absolutely nothing about the character Megan will play on the show, she can't stop attacking her: "I don't have kids, or enjoy Disney whatsoever anymore, but I know that if I did, I wouldn’t let them even know about a show promoting someone as vulgar and raunchy as Megan Thee Stallion."
CNS Repeatedly Attacks Biden Speech -- But Doesn't Rebut Its Facts Topic: CNSNews.com
CNSNews.com has whined a lot about President Biden using tough language against right-wing Trump supporters who refuse to accept that the indisputable fact there was no fraud in the 2020 federal elecction and pointing out the threat that poses to the country:
Melanie Arter wrote in an Aug. 31 article that "American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said Wednesday that by President Joe Biden calling conservatives who support former President Trump 'fascists,' he’s showing himself to be what he accuses them of being." Arter uncritically repeated Schlapp's false claim that "The Trump agenda was universally popular."
Susan Jones editorialized in a Sept. 1 "news" article: "As President Joe Biden excoriates millions of Americans as 'MAGA Republicans' 'extremists,' 'semi-fascists' and threats to democracy -- something he's likely to do again tonight in his so-called 'soul of the nation' speech -- former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Biden's sneering insults stem from 'terror.'"
Another pre-speech article by Jones sneered, "Biden tonight will discuss his version of "the soul of the nation," a phrase of vague meaning that he's been using since before he became president," before going on to quote another Republican (Mario Rubio) attacking him.
Jones cpntinued to whine in another article that "As President Joe Biden gears up for another political speech tonight, he's expected to continue his attack on the millions of Americans he calls "MAGA Republicans" before, yes, hyping yet another attack by a Republican (Kevin McCarthy).
An weirdly anonymously written commentary (but one may assume that, given the subject matter, it was written by editor Terry Jeffrey) huffed that "Biden’s view is that for America’s soul to be right, the nation must allow for abortion on demand. ... In other words, deliberately killing an unborn baby is a “fundamental right” in Biden’s view." There was no explanation why the commentary's author was being hidden.
When Biden did make that speech, CNS worked hard to portray it as negatively as possible.Jones was first up to complain:
"Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal," President Joe Biden said Thursday night in Philadelphia, as he called for the nation to "come together," even as he disparaged Donald Trump and his supporters, saying they "represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."
Biden said he wanted to be "very clear."
"Not every Republican, not even the majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans. Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology. I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans," Biden continued:
After demonizing Trump and those who agree with Trump's aim to "make America great again," Biden called for unity, as he did in his presidential campaign -- a goal never attained.
"That’s why tonight I’m asking our nation to come together, unite behind the single purpose of defending our democracy regardless of your ideology," Biden said:
Jones offered no fact-based rebuttal to anything Biden said, but she made sure to give space to Republican attacks:
In a speech in Scranton on Thursday, a speech billed as a "pre-buttal," House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said since Biden became president, he "has launched an assault on the soul of America and its people and its laws -- on its most sacred values.
"He has launched an assault on our democracy,” McCarthy said: "His policies have severely wounded America's soul, diminished America's spirit and betrayed America's trust.
McCarthy noted that for the past 19 months, Democrats have controlled all branches of government. "They have all the levers of power. So let me ask you this: How have they done?...Are you better off? What has two years of one-party rule in Washington given us?"
Then the cherry-picking began.Patrick Goodenough groused that "On a day when President Biden in a combative speech lumped opposition to abortion with other purported characteristics of the “extremism” represented by “MAGA Republicans,” a DNC Twitter post on the subject prompted a plaintive question from the advocacy group Democrats for Life of America: “What about pro-life Democrats?” We don't recall CNSgiving pro-choice Republicans similar deference. Jeffrey brought his anti-abortion obsession as well:
President Joe Biden delivered an address in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday night--that the White House described as remarks on the “battle for the soul of the nation”--in which Biden advocated for same-sex marriage and killing unborn babies through abortion.
“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards—backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love,” Biden said.
Since it had trouble rebutting Biden on the facts, CNS then moved to optics. An anonymously written article complained:
President Joe Biden used two members of the U.S. Marine Corps as props to stand behind him outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday night as he delivered a speech attacking what he called “MAGA Republicans.”
At Friday’s White House press briefing, reporter asked Biden spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre: “Where does the president think the line should be drawn for having members of the military, who could be perceived as being part of stagecraft for an address?”
“Where does the president see the line for having members of the military included?” the reporter asked.
In her response, Jean-Pierre defended the use of the Marines and said the Biden’s speech “was not a political speech.”
The anonymous reporter censored the fact that Trump had noproblem using the military as props for his own political purposes.
Craig Bannister devoted an article to repeating right-wing attacks on the "ominous" lighting of the stage from which Biden gave the speech:
Ominous images from President Joe Biden’s “battle for the soul of America” prime-time address Thursday night went viral on social media, as the angry, animated president stood before a striking blood-red background with Marines on either side in the shadows behind him during a "dark and divisive" speech.
“Satanic Ghoul,” commentator and Podcaster Allie Beth Stuckey tweeted, captioning one screenshot of an enraged Biden with arms raised and fists clenched during the speech.
“Biden Goes Third Reich. Progressives Fawn Over Their House Fascist,” Radio Host Eric Erickson tweeted, along with the picture. “Staging by Leni Riefenstahl,” Erickson commented in an earlier post of the image.
In a separate article, Bannister cheered that "Broadcast networks ABC, NBC, and CBS aired their regularly-scheduled programs Thursday, instead of President Joe Biden’s angry, divisive speech attacking Make America Great Again (MAGA) Americans."
MRC Writer (And Potential Customer?) Mad That Right-Wing Dating App Was Mocked Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center's Scott Whitlock was weirdly angry in an Aug. 12 post:
The haters at ABC late night on Thursday showcased, yet again, that they despise half the country. Jimmy Kimmel Live guest host David Alan Grier seethed about a new conservative dating app, deriding The Right Stuff as “Tinder for bigots.” Grier didn’t really bother to offer a joke there, just that all conservatives are racists.
CBS Mornings on Friday also covered the new app with Democratic donor Gayle King agreeing that she would want her kids dating within their political party. But first, here’s Grier on Thursday night: “There's a new dating app. It is called The Right Stuff....It's basically Tinder for bigots.”
The hateful Grier then played a doctored ad for the dating app with faux graphics proclaiming, “No gays,” “no Mexicans,” “only a few Blacks.” How hateful are the people behind Jimmy Kimmel Live? In 2017, when asked about Republicans turning off his show, Kimmel replied, “Not good riddance, but riddance.”
Is Whitlock planning to be a client? He seems oddly desperate to defend the honor of this app.
Meanwhile, Wonkette looked at a promotional video for The Right Stuff and declared it to be "like watching what Fritz Lang would have come up with if he was directing an eHarmony commercial."
Whitlock further promoted the idea of associating only with fellow ideologues later in the post:
Over on CBS Mornings, co-host Tony Dokoupil asked about the new conservative dating app, wondering, “So I put the question to my trusty co-hosts, you have kids, would you want — without revealing political beliefs of your children -- Would you want them to marry within their political belief system?”
After pondering the question, King replied, “I think it would be easier. But I just want them to be happy with whatever partner they choose. I really do mean that. I think it would be easier if you were more like-minded.”
Of course, if he associated with non-conservatives, he might learn they are not inherently evil -- which, unfortunately for him, would undermine he hate he needs to constantly keep at a boil to do whatever the MRC demands of him.
What's Mychal Massie Melting Down Over Now? Topic: WorldNetDaily
Godless, demonic supporters of anarchy, haters of modernity combined with a fallacious sense of self-worth – there are none whom this better describes than Democrats and all of their various hellish conjugations. Conjugations that include but are not limited to Marxists, neo-Leninists and Fabian democratic socialists.
Each and every one of these radical demonic social philosophies hates with a passion Jews and those who subscribe to being a crayon color as the highest elevation of self-worth.
Regardless of where you find them, they are Erebusic marplots and pernicious liars whose energy is spent on destruction and divisiveness at the expense of truth and civility.
If the serpent in the Garden of Eden belonged to a political party it would the Democrats. They censor truth and fact, destroy the family, promote debauchery and encourage disease-causing behavior.
Imagine a political party that is undeniably guilty of the disruption, anarchy and deconstruction of the greatest nation in the world. And like Carter and Obama before him, Biden is will willing to destroy the economy and standard of living for hundreds of millions of Americans to promote programs that do not work and for which we have no need.
If parents and school systems were actually concerned about the fecal substance being tracked into the schools, they would do something about it. Schools would have dress codes for students and teachers. Course selection would remain focused upon civics, mathematics, science, history, art, music, language(s), technical training, etc. None of the course subjects I included involve condoms or learning how to place condoms on bananas or how to have pleasurable anal sex.
If there were a scintilla of concern for the safety of children in schools there would not be co-ed locker rooms. Sexual perversion classes would not be taught to children in K-5. The value of killing children would not be taught to those who are mere children themselves. Abstinence and morality would be promoted and applauded by parents, teachers and peers alike.
Christendom would play a pivotal role in family life and the role of acceptable behavior. Joe Biden and Bill Clinton should be recognized for the amount of prison time they received for beating, molesting, raping and battering women – not for keeping and ensuring the industrialized extermination of children was available to children in public elementary school.
Hillary Clinton would be recognized as the horrid old sot reputed to have body odor able to asphyxiate people working at a landfill. The Obama woman would be justifiably recognized as a tawdry old vodka-swilling harridan who elevated obliquity to levels consistent with her husband's self-confessed unquenchable lust for having sex with men.
I make no pretense of my contempt for liberals and those for whom the spreading of lies and misinformation is an orthodoxy. These people are of their father the devil. They are liars from the beginning, and there's not an ounce of truth in them. They exist to spread lies, discord and chaos. (See: John 8:44 KJV)
It takes a special kind of evil, i.e., a form of Hebephrenia (Disorganized Schizophrenia), that will be consistent with those who bear the mark 666.
Add to their manic demonism a hatred of President Trump, and these people should not be permitted to walk the streets without supervision.
The Jan. 6, proceedings are tantamount to trying to find a virgin in a Las Vegas brothel. Why aren't Democrats investing as much energy into arresting those who burned entire neighborhoods to the ground in Baltimore, Chicago, Oregon, Minnesota and Missouri? Why are they not bringing to justice those who are killing, plundering and looting in the New York, Philadelphia and Seattle?
Before President Trump, politics and elections were dog shows and shell games. The winner was chosen in a back room, and in order to raise the most amount of money, the pretense of choice was prostituted to the public.
At the end of the day, the unalterable fact is President Trump was a smashing success as president. His detractors can claim what they want, but the facts speak for themselves. Read his complete record. President Trump is the only president in history to donate his entire salary.
I say without fear of error: If President Trump chooses to run in 2024, the only way he loses is if they find a way to steal the election again. I remember when Kennedy stole the election from Richard Nixon, and I remember Oswald, Jack Ruby and John Hinckley – the boy who attempted to assassinate President Reagan. Do not think for an instant that these people are not desperate enough to stage an assassination attempt.
Fox News is less trustworthy than CNN because CNN boasts of being dishonest shills for the worst humanity has to offer. Fox News, on the other hand, gained its approval by masquerading as the friend and ally of We the People, as I first warned people many years ago.
I take it personally when those who feign being allied with We the People stab the president who accomplished so much in four years in the face of unparalleled opposition from every corner of the so-called party he represented. As I have repeated said, President Trump fought as many if not more Republicans in leadership than he did Democrats. You cannot call yourself the friend of the people when you are betraying the leader We the People support.
I can tell you that it was not one of the toxic wannabe commies at CNN who betrayed me to Al Sharpton. It was Sean Hannity.
There's a pandemic, but it's not a Chinese flu that was weaponized to terrorize and control entire populations used in conjunction with other machinations to steal the 2020 presidential election from President Donald Trump.
It's a pandemic of demonic, straight-from-the-pit-of-hell liberals. That said, there are no liberals I find more repulsive and condemnable than those absent of melanin, who are arrogant enough to tell me what it is to be black.
I'm not black. I'm a born-again Christian man, and I'm an American. My self-worth is in Jesus Christ, not the falsity of Satan's lie about a crayon color.
Liberals are anthropomorphic diseased lifeforms suffering from severe mental illness who have transmogrified into a bipedal form of cancer that uses gross depravity as a food source to feed Satanic goals and agendas.
You cannot coexist peacefully with these creatures. Peaceful coexistence is the very last thing that interests their kind. They're a pestilence and infestation wholly given over to the global subjugation of those they deem beneath them.
I echo words of the late KKK Grand Kleagle, Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd, W-Va.; I've seen them without melanin and with melanin, and they are always liberal trash.
I'm speaking of boorish hoydenish trash, such as Ilhan Omar, AOC and Rashida Tlaib, one of the most common, dirty, uncouth, anti-Semite liberal women on earth, enjoined by the clown princess of baldness, Ayanna Pressley.
MRC's Jean-Pierre-Bashing, Doocy-Fluffing Watch, Non-Doocy Edition Topic: Media Research Center
It was Gabriela Pariesau's turn to take a whack at White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over her Sept. 8 briefing:
When in doubt, point to the Trump administration! That’s what White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre did Wednesday when she dodged a question about alleged collusion between the Biden administration and social media companies to suppress free speech.
When asked about the allegations Jean-Pierre said, ”[t]here has been ongoing work dating to the Trump administration to provide accurate COVID information where folks get their news.”
Her comments came in response to Fox Business reporter Edward Lawrence who asked Jean-Pierre about a pending lawsuit. Attorneys general Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana brought a lawsuit against members of the Biden administration for allegedly colluding with Big Tech to censor so-called “misinformation.”
Pretending that misinformation is subjective and deserves scare quotes is an MRC narrative to protect right-wing misleaders and liars from suffering the consequences of their behavior.
The MRC's resident Karine-hater, Curtis Houck, returned to do his usual dirty work out hyping right-wing reporters' biased attacks on the Sept. 9 briefing:
Prior to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre using Thursday afternoon’s breaking news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death to end that day’s briefing, she was asked by reporters from two ends of the political spectrum how President Biden and his family have been affected by record-high inflation and gas prices and whether they’ve cut back on anything. Of course, the stammering, yammering Jean-Pierre had nothing to offer.
Fox Business Network’s Edward Lawrence noted that, seeing as how Jean-Pierre has “talked about trying to get costs down,” “a new Gallup poll show[ed] that” Americans have been forced to do so with 24 percent of the country revealing they’re“spending less” and “17 percent traveled less or canceled vacations” due to the high living costs.
Despite that, Lawrence noted that Biden “has been to his beach house six times” and gone on vacations to the Carolinas. “Is he considering any spending cuts for the administration or for himself personally because of inflation,” he asked.
We don't recall Houck or anyone else at the MRC demanding that the Trump family act and spend like the "real Americans" he reference in his headline. The right-woing stenography continued:
Real Clear Politics’ Philip Wegmann had a series of probing questions about leaks from the Mar-a-Lago raid, Energy Secretary Granholm praising California’s energy policies days ahead of concerns it could fail, and why has it been over 200 days since President Biden last gave a (television) interview.
On that last one, Jean-Pierre responded in much the same way Psaki did when similar questions were raised: “The President loves talking to you all. He takes your questions all the time...He is happy to talk to you all. As you know, he does it multiple times during the week.”
We recall when the MRC was unbothered that Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham gave no press briefings at all during her tenure.
Houck lashed out at the Sept. 15 briefing under the nasty headline "KJP Rides Struggle Bus Through Basic Questions from Heinrich, Welker on the Border":
Amid the left’s collective meltdown over Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sending illegal immigrants to far-left, rich, white Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggled with questions from both her allies in the press corps and actual reporters about the move, including a Kamala Harris-like answer and a general attitude painting Martha’s Vineyard as some sort of Third World outpost.
After Jean-Pierre had worked her way around the room a few times, it was finally Jacqui Time. Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich started a short, probing question in the mold of her colleague, Peter Doocy: “Do you think that Americans believe that the border is secure?”
Jean-Pierre kept to her binder (which earlier had her referring to Ted Cruz as the governor of Texas) about there being a “process” the Biden regime has followed “to secure the border” and “fix[ing] a broken system” is not like “flipping a light switch”
Heinrich then fired off this fastball about whether there’s “risk...that voters might feel like they’re being lied to” about the porous border and whether border conditions are “humane”[.]
Remember, Houck cares only that right-wing reporters play gotcha, not that their questions are fair or informative -- and,apparently, that Heinrich is just as biased as Doocy.
CNS Continues To Complain About Mar-a-Lago Raid On Trump's Behalf Topic: CNSNews.com
More than a week after the FBI search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago comaound for stolen classified documents, CNSNews was still largelyserving up biased "news" defending Trump and attacking law enforcement. One of the few execptions to that is an Aug. 19 article by Susan Jones throwing shade at Trump's legal team for not being aggressive enough in countering the raid:
The Trump legal team did not file a motion of its own, nor did it join another motion arguing for the full release of the affidavit underlying the search warrant for Donald Trump's Palm Beach home.
Why not? Fox News's Laura Ingraham asked Trump attorney Christina Bobb Thursday night:
"We believed that Judicial Watch and some of the other parties actually had argued it quite well," Bobb responded, "and we believe it was very interesting and somewhat encouraging that you had parties from both sides of the aisle -- of course, liberal media outlets coupled with conservative watchdog groups really together on the same side.
"And so we were curious to see how that played out, of course, you know, reserving our rights to try something else in the future if we want to, but we really just chose to see how it will play out."
Bobb disagreed that the Trump team has now waived its right to dispute anticipated Justice Department redactions to the affidavit.
CNS did find its way back to being a Trump propagandist. Craig Bannister declared in an Aug. 25 article:
Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) has filed a complaint against the judge who approved the warrant to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, seeking the magistrate’s dismissal from the case and removal from the bench.
The complaint, filed with the Judicial Council of the Eleventh Circuit, accuses Florida-based Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of “unethical and prejudicial conduct” and of having a “conflict of interest and a pattern and history of hostility to President Trump.”
An anonymously written Aug. 26 article seemed to complain that "The affidavit that the Biden Justice Department presented to a federal court in Florida in order to get a “warrant to search and seize” at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home cites as part of the legal authority for this action an Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama." Another article that day by Bannister hyped a right-wing writer (whose ideology he did not identify) mocking redactions:
“Transparency is one of DOJ’s and FBI’s passions,” Sean Davis, co-founder and CEO of “The Federalist” sarcastically tweeted Friday, after the release of a heavily-redacted copy of the affidavit used to justify a warrant to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
In a series of tweets, Davis razzed the FBI and DOJ for its lack of transparency regarding its unprecedented raid of a former president’s home.
Bannister made no mention of the fact that purloined classified documents are at the heart of the Mar-a-Lago search, meaning that it's absolutely prudent to redact certain information because, you know, it's classified.
Jones served up more uncritical whining in an Aug. 29 article from a Republican senator, Roy Blunt, complaining that he hadn't been tipped off to the search, though she did highlight how evasive Blunt was in refusing to directly answer the simple question of whether it was right for Trump to take classified documents that were not his. Then it was more right-wing fearmongering courtesy of Bannister:
The FBI raid of Mar-a-Lago wasn’t just an attempt to get former President Donald Trump – it was also meant to frighten and intimidate the American people, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) warned Tuesday.
“Here is just another example of ‘The rules don't apply in this particular case, because it's Donald Trump,’ Rep. Jackson said, calling the raid nothing more than a “fishing expedition” in an interview on Fox & Friends First.
“It should infuriate every single American and it should make us all scared, because this was done for two reasons,” Jackson said. While the raid was intended to hurt Trump politically, it had an even more sinister purpose – to send a threatening message to all Americans:
“No one trusts the FBI or the DOJ anymore. I don't trust them any further than I can throw that entire building,” Rep. Jackson said.
Since the vast majority of American have never stolen classified government documents, they likely have nothing to worry about from the FBI or DOJ.
An anonymously written Sept. 5 article hyped a pro-Trump judicial ruling:
Federal District Judge Aileen M. Cannon issued an order today requiring that a “special master” be appointed to review what the Justice Department seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home when it was raided last month by the FBI.
In the order, the judge said that the FBI had seized “medical documents” from Mar-a-Lago.
The judge also said in the order that Trump faces “potential harm by way of improper disclosure of sensitive information to the public,” and “risk of suffering injury from the Government’s retention and potential use of privileged materials in the course of a process that, thus far, has been closed off to Plaintiff and that has raised at least some concerns as to its efficacy, even if inadvertently so.”
Unlike with Reinhart, CNS did not mention that Cannon was appointed by Trump, which raises questions of bias regarding her pro-Trump rulings.
WND's Farah Still Pushing Election Fraud Lies Topic: WorldNetDaily
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah just loves pushing discredited claims about purported election fraud, and he hasn't stopped. He ranted in his Aug. 15 column:
Think about it.
It makes all the sense in the world.
"Disqualifying" Donald Trump from the 2024 presidential race – or something worse – gets us no closer to being a free nation.
I know it's unthinkable, but think as if our country is depending on Trump, as though our very lives depended on him – because maybe they do.
We're not likely to figure out all the ways the 2020 election was stolen.
We're not likely to "prove" it was stolen – to the satisfaction of Trump's enemies.
We're not even likely to hold Big Tech responsible for the vast conspiracy of 2020 – or dismantle it before the next election.
We can't even have the one "conservative" cable network in the U.S. MENTION the possibility of grand theft of our election – let alone all the many ways it was carried out.
We can't even have debate or dialogue about the recent film "2000 Mules." It's unmentionable.
Perhaps that's because there was, in fact, no "grand theft of our election" -- certainly none has ever been definitively proven -- and "2000 Mules has been thoroughly discredited, to the point that even the True the Vote subjects of Dinesh D'Souza's fraudulent film are desperate to move on.
Farah used his Aug. 22 column to do a bit of word-twisting to claim that Joe Biden "tipped" that he would steal the 2020 election:
But I will never forget something Biden said June 10, 2020.
He may have tipped off that this election would be rigged.
It was in a letter the campaign wrote so Biden couldn't botch it up.
It was the first time the topic of "election disinformation" came up.
"Tens of millions of Americans rely on Facebook as a news source," the letter quoted Biden. "But the company continues to amplify misinformation and lets candidates pay to target and confuse voters with lies."
Now get this. The letter had these specifics for Facebook, which surprised CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who probably thought he was doing enough for Biden in terms of millions of dollars going to Democratic voter outreach in swing states, like Wisconsin's famous nursing-home scam in which caretakers cast votes 99% for Biden without even asking their charges – some of them were comatose.
But no sir. This is what the Biden campaign was asking:
Promoting authoritative and trustworthy sources of election information, rather than the rants of bad actors and conspiracy theorists;
Promptly removing false, viral information;
Preventing political candidates and PACs from using paid advertising to spread lies and misinformation – especially within two weeks of election day;
Having clear rules – applied universally, with no exceptions for the president – that prohibit threats and lies about how to participate in the election.
Five months after the Biden letter, it was clear what happened. We all had our suspicions about why. Let's just say the nation was in shock. It would take many months for people to see the movie "2000 Mules" that showed us just how the election was stolen.
Of course, WND has more than proven itself to be a less-than-trustworthy source of information on election or pretty much anything else, so it's easy to see why Farah might feel threatened by that. He went on to huff:
A post-election poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates showed that 36% of Biden voters were not aware of the evidence linking Joe Biden to corrupt financial dealings with China through his son Hunter. Thirteen percent of these voters (or 4.6% of Biden's total vote) said that had they known these facts, they would not have voted for Biden.
Such a shift away from Biden would have meant President Trump would have won reelection with 289 electoral votes.
That, of course, is a poll that the Media Research Center bought from McLaughlin -- who was Trump's pollster, so its objectivity is very much in question -- to prove its version of Trump's Big Lie.
I figure most Democrats never bothered to see the documentary "2000 Mules." Perhaps, they didn't even know about it because it was kept quiet by even Fox News, and that is a shame. After all, Fox was involved in an important role in the fix – the calling of Arizona way too early. (Of course, they fired all their crack "experts" immediately after the call.)
Almost two years later, I think it's worth a shot urging Democrats to see the film.
But that's a long shot.
Why would anyone want to see a film that's been so thoroughly discredited? Farah didn't explain. Instead, he doubled down:
It's understandable that the polls were out of whack in 2020. Joe Biden was never expected to get anything like the astonishing vote toll he got. Like I said, it was IMPOSSIBLE. The fix was in. Biden would get whatever he needed – especially in the five states of Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia and Wisconsin.
It's possible that the vote for Trump was much stronger than predicted and that Trump not only won all five but several others as well.
"2000 Mules" proves that Trump won those five states hands down. If you're curious enough to see why Biden's vote total was hyped beyond any reasonable tally pollsters were expecting, maybe you should see "2000 Mules," just for the mathematics of it.
I know. There aren't that many Democrats convinced of voter fraud. But if you're just a little concerned with the unanimity from Republicans and independents, maybe this is worth your attention.
And aren't you a little concerned about why it's verboten to say what's on so many minds?
Isn't it still OK as a free American to say what seems obvious?
Never mind how weird and fascist Democrats seem to acting. Never mind that Democratic leadership seems to be actively suppressing a real movement among MAGA folks. And never mind how they have are actively courted Big Tech to repress that movement.
Instead, open your mind and seek the truth.
The fact that Farah is so desperately cling to this discredited film shows us that he won't "seek the truth" -- he has a narrative to push, and he isn't about to let pesky things like facts get in the way.
Farah did some more twisting the next day, insisting that Biden clearly misspeaking was an admission he was stealing the election:
He can't stop telling us about 2020, in no uncertain terms, or hinting about it openly when he's around the right crowd – his fans.
We first heard him say it when it was very much on his mind Oct. 24, 2020, on the eve of the election. You remember?
He said, when it was very much on his mind before his election against Donald Trump, "We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics."
It wasn't a hate crime yet to say what he said, odd though it was – maybe even a little creepy.
But if Biden can't stop talking out of both sides of his mouth, there will more outrage about his candor than his performance as an illegitimate "president," a stand-in, a "fill-in meant to fool some of the people" to get the job done until he completes it, as he explained just days ago.
Biden is clearly his own worst enemy – the worst "president" in history bar none.
He's a laughingstock internationally for what he's done to the country. And a comfort to its enemies.
Vote accordingly, and it just might bring the Deep State down – if we're lucky.
Just take a look at what comes up when you choose any search engine besides Google and type in the words, "Is Biden his own worst enemy?" or "Biden sticks his foot in his mouth."
He can't help himself. He's so hopelessly cognitively challenged.
Farah has not questioned the cognitive skills of Trump for repeatedly insisting he won an election that all credible evidence shows that he lost. Perhaps that same behavior should raise questions about Farah's cognitive skills as well.
NEW ARTICLE: The MRC vs. Jeff Zucker Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center regularly hurled the anti-Semitic "puppetmaster" slur at the (Jewish) former CNN chief -- then childishly gloated when a personal scandal cost him his job, despite having given Roger Ailes a pass for his behavior. Read more >>
MRC Still Raging That Liz Cheney Got Praise For Standing Up To Trump Topic: Media Research Center
Even as Liz Cheney lost her Wyoming House seat in the primary to a Trump-endorsed opponent, the Media Research Center continued to be upset she was being portrayed as standing up for the principle of holding Donald Trump accountable (something the MRC has no interest in doing). Mark Finkelstein complained in an Aug. 17 post:
Not exactly the people you need to win a Republican presidential primary . . .
Given Liz Cheney's overwhelming defeat in yesterday's Wyoming Republican congressional primary, it would be a very uphill slog for her to win a national GOP presidential primary, should that be her goal for 2024. In a mark of just how steep that climb would be, on today's New Day, CNN cast the two legs of Cheney's base of support as . . . Democrats, and the Beltway media!
Scott Whitlock similarly complained in a post later that day:
NBC on Wednesday repeatedly lobbied Liz Cheney to run for president after she lost her renomination bid for Congress. Today co-host Savannah Guthrie also repeated the media-created comparison that Cheney is Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars and Trump is Darth Vader.
Guthrie deemed “64 percent” of Republicans to be election deniers (without citing a source) and then lobbied for Cheney to outright call for Democratic victory in 2022: “That is your red line. That is who is coming to Congress if Republicans prevail and get control of Congress. Given that state of affairs, do you think it would be better for the country if Democrats retained control?”
Neither Whitlock nor Finkelstein didn't explain where the nobility is in defending Trump's attempted insurrection.
Graham whined about this yet again in his Aug. 17 podcast:
Rep. Liz Cheney was clobbered by 37 points in her Wyoming Republican primary, but the media broke out their praises as she gaudily compared herself to Lincoln and Ulysses Grant. She's a savior of the Republic!
After the landslide, they asked Cheney if she would run for president in 2024, ignoring all proof that she drove her political car off a cliff. Savannah Guthrie repeatedly pressured Cheney to proclaim the Democrats should keep their majority power in Congress. They want her to sound fully like a Democrat. Democracy is only authentic and safe when Democrats win.
None of them seemed to figure out Republicans don't want to vote for Cheney when she's being painted as a hero by Dan Rather.
He too failed to explain why it's preferable to take Trump's side of corruption over Cheney's side of accountability.
Kevin Tober took up the complaining about praise of Cheney in an Aug. 18 post:
In news that will shock nobody, MSNBC’s The ReidOut turned into another Republican bashing segment where a guest referred to the GOP as supporters of Fascism and the Democrats as supporters of democracy. Never mind the fact that the network spent much of Wednesday and Thursday wringing their hands over the defeat of Never Trump Republican Liz Cheney’s landslide defeat for renomination. The leftist media only reveres democracy so long as their preferred candidates win.
Graham whined in an Aug. 20 post that it was pointed out that Cheney was effectively "disappeared" Soviet-style by her fellow Republicans for the sin of not loving Trump enough:
We know that liberal journalists have descended into a nasty habit of associating the Democrats with democracy and the Republicans with authoritarianism. But Time magazine took it its illogical dead end: Liz Cheney getting trounced in an election was some sort of Stalinist liquidation.
The headline was "The GOP Just Borrowed a Soviet Skill and Disappeared Liz Cheney." If you've been around a while, you know why this spin is funny. Time magazine made Mikhail Gorbachev the "Man of the Decade" and honored him as the "communist Pope and the Soviet Martin Luther." So maybe Liz Cheney is their Gorbachev now. Don't send her to Lithuania.
Except she wasn't executed! She didn't actually disappear! The liberals can't stop spotlighting her! Trump has a Politburo, like America is a one-party state. At least Elliott acknowledged "Her performance made her a darling of liberals who not that long ago thought the Cheney clan to be some of the worst people in America."
Graham again failed to explain why Republicans must jettison Cheney to cling to the corrupt Trump.
Days after recently ousted anti-Trump Congresswoman Liz Cheney laughably compared herself to former Republican President Abraham Lincoln, ABC’s This Week co-moderator Jonathan Karl took it a step further and compared Cheney to former President Theodore Roosevelt. The ahistorical idol worship didn’t end there, USA Today bureau chief Susan Page suggested Cheney could have the same long-term ideological impact on the GOP that socialist Senator Bernie Sanders had on the Democrat Party [sic].
After first declaring Cheney the face of the “opposition to Donald Trump in this country,” Karl turned to Page who happily noted how Cheney told Karl during an exclusive interview that “she’ll be campaigning for some Democrats, who are running against election deniers” and gushed that Cheney “has the statute and the ability to raise money to have an influence on some of those races.”
Grham spent his Aug. 24 column contradictorally whining that Cheney was being lionized for her crusade to hold Trump accountable while also insisting that Trump doesn't have a death grip onthe Republican Party:
Liz Cheney lost her Wyoming primary election by 37 points. But the concession speech didn't so much concede as announce a new crusade, a quixotic campaign to drag down Donald Trump in any way possible before the 2024 election.
When she lost, CNN analyst Nia-Malika Henderson accurately explained that her base was no longer in Wyoming. It's the “Beltway media.” It's more than that — it inspires the Left from New York to Hollywood. They want to portray it as both impossible and irresistible.
Cheney's been raising millions from Democrats who want to stir up this campaign as another goad to Trump. Many Republicans would like to try a different flavor than Trump the next time around, but it's time to imagine that just as they've been doing in the midterm primaries, the Democrats deeply desire another run by Trump -- this time, the Trump that goaded on a riot and refused to concede defeat. They want him, damaged and angry.
The Democrats and their media partners like the narrative that Trump has a “death grip” on the Republican Party, because death is what they seek. They boast about how they are the saviors of democracy when what they really want is to shut the “ignorant” half of America up.
Cheney's defeat did not underline that Trump has full control of the Republican Party. It did show that Republicans have control of the Republican Party, no matter how much the liberal media and the Democrats want to run it.
Note that Graham isn't exactly running away from Trump -- his criticism is tepid at best because he knows that Trump does, in fact, control the Republican Party. He will sheepishly go with the GOP crowd and continue to support Trump, making a full public break only if his boss, Brent Bozell, orders him and the rest of the MRC to do so -- his paycheck depends on it, after all. But that's not coming anytime soon because Trump serves the MRC as a victim and because his views are those of the conservative movement.
Cheney has guts. Graham doesn't, nor does the rest of the MRC. And they know it.
WND's Kupelian Warns Of Liberals Redefining Things -- As He Insists 1/6 Insurrection Was A 'Demonstration' Topic: WorldNetDaily
The August issue of WorldNetDaily's sparsely read Whistleblower magazine is themed "Newspeak 2022," which dedicated to complaining that liberals are redefining evil things to make them good. As usual, it's based around a rant-filled essay by managing editor David Kupelian:
The elites are changing America’s language itself, so that people’s words – and therefore, their very thoughts – inevitably come under the control of the ruling class. It’s a way of bending reality in real time, so that what is actually illusion appears to be true, while what is real and true can readily be discredited as lies, misinformation, “extremist rhetoric” and “conspiracy theories.”
Thus, the unprecedented, banana-republic-style raid on the home of former President Donald Trump by dozens of armed FBI agents was not, you see, a raid at all, insists the Ministry of Truth (i.e., virtually the entire elite media). “The execution of a search warrant isn’t a raid,” Americans were told condescendingly. “It’s a judicially overseen process!”
Oh. So the massive, unannounced, armed police raid on a U.S. president’s home wasn’t a “raid.” But the Jan. 6, 2021, demonstration in the U.S. Capitol by that same president’s supporters, who had every reason to suspect the 2020 election had been stolen – was an “armed insurrection,” even though not one protestor was armed nor did their actions in any way amount to an “insurrection.” Nevertheless, Vice President Kamala Harris insisted the Jan. 6 “insurrection” was every bit as infamous and awful as the raid on Pearl Harbor and the 9-11 terror attacks, each of which killed thousands of Americans. Change the definitions of words and you change everything.
Of course, Kupelian's the one redefining things, pretending that an attempt to overthrow the government because Donald Trump can't mentally handle the fact that he lost an election -- in which numerous law enforcement officers were injured, some so badly they cojmmitted suicide later -- was just a "demonstration."
There's a COVID rant too:
Well, at least the COVID pandemic seems to be waning, thanks to the vaccines, right? Wrong. In reality, the experimental shots the government forced on virtually everyone in the country do not work, as even its key salespeople like Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx now openly admit. But wait: All vaccines prevent people from contracting and transmitting a particular disease – that’s literally what vaccines have always done! How, then, can these shots, which we now know do not work as vaccines, and which have become irrefutably associated with many deaths and serious side effects, possibly be called “vaccines”? That’s easy: The CDC quietly changed its official definition of “vaccine”! And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you turn an untested, unproven, experimental gene therapy into a "vaccine"; simply change the definition of something everybody in the world has trusted and revered for more than two centuries, since the first smallpox vaccine, and re-tool the "official" definition of that almost sacred word to apply to whatever your flawed, unproven shot actually does.
All of this Orwellian tampering with language might not be quite as necessary in a nation that has never known freedom. But in the United States of America, where tens of millions of citizens are very well acquainted with genuine, God-blessed liberty – indeed, where so many have fought, bled and died to preserve it – the ruling elites find it necessary to redefine, and thereby corrupt the meaning of, everything in order to enable actual violent extremists, domestic terrorists, racists and fascists to implement the real insurrection. Theirs.
Says the guy who spreads lies and misinformation to WND readers on a daily basis. No wonder legitimate businesses want nothing to do with WND and Joseph Farah was continually beg for money to keep his dishonest website alive.
MRC Refuses To Blame Trump For Census Errors Under His Watch Topic: Media Research Center
The Media Research Center's Bill D'Agostino huffed in an Aug. 24 post:
There has been near-total silence across leftwing broadcast (ABC, CBS, NBC) and cable (CNN, MSNBC) networks about a 2020 post-enumeration survey by the Census Bureau, which found errors made in the 2020 census heavily benefited Democrats and hurt Republicans. As of August 23, the only coverage any of these networks any of these networks have given the report was a fleeting 4 a.m. mention on CBS.
The post-enumeration survey on undercount and overcount rates, which the Census Bureau conducts to measure the accuracy of their initial count, found that errors made in 2020 resulted in the misallocation of at least six congressional seats and billions of dollars in federal funding. This incorrect apportionment of House seats uniformly benefited Democrats.
One can only imagine the bloodcurdling shrieks we’d be hearing on CNN and MSNBC if census errors had set Democrats back by even a single congressional seat, let alone six. Instead, neither they nor ABC or CBS have spent even a second of airtime on this disastrous mishap by Census Bureau.
D'Agostino, of course, went on to cheer how Fox News covered this story. But he did forget to mention one pertinent fact: the census that contained all these alleged undercounts and overcounts took place during the Trump administration -- meaning that it happened under Republican oversight -- and that Trump cut the census short, which may have hindered accurate counting. He also failed to mention how the census was also hindered by the COVID pandemic.
Later that day, Nicholas Fondacaro and Curtis Houck rehashed this story on the MRC podcast -- but like D'Agostino, they didn't mention that the census took place iunder Trump so that's where the blame for the errors ought to be placed, though Houck did concede that the census "was a huge challenge because of COVID." He didn't lay any blame at Trump's feet, of course.