Do you remember back in early October that CNN released audio tapes of a secretly recorded conversation between First Lady Melania Trump and a former friend of hers, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff? Remember how they made a huge deal about the content of the phone call and how the First Lady supposedly hated Christmas or something akin to that?
Well, it seems Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe did something similar to CNN and they are crying to the police about it.
Let me give you some context.
On Tuesday, December 1st, James O’Keefe crashed a CNN daily call with company head Jeff Zucker, in which he revealed to him, and whomever else was on the call, that he has months’ worth of secret recordings of calls which cover a multitude of issues, all of which point to something we all well and truly knew about them: they are pushing the Democrat agenda.
O’Keefe recorded himself live on Periscope unmuting himself from the call and confronting Zucker directly about the recorded calls, mentioning that an insider gave them access to those calls.
O’Keefe began by saying: “Hey, Jeff Zucker, are you there? Hey, this is James O’Keefe. We’ve been listening to your CNN calls for basically two months, recording everything. Just wanted to ask you some questions if you have a minute. Do you still feel you’re the most trusted name in news, because I have to say, from what I’ve been hearing on these phone calls, I don’t know about that and we got a lot of recordings that indicate that you’re not really that independent of a journalist.”
Zucker responded, “Ok, thank you for your comments. So everybody, in light of that I think what we’ll do is we’ll set up a new system and we’ll be back with you. We’ll do the rest of the call a little bit later.”
O’Keefe then went on to say that he would begin releasing the recordings later that day. “It’s important that we hold accountable the mainstream media. The media has to be held to account. They are hurting the American people with their lies, their innuendo, their slander, the defamation, the hyperbole and I think Mr. Zucker is shaking in his boots right now. I think he’s very afraid of what might be coming.”
And Zucker would have very good reason to be afraid, because in one of the calls (actually the first call which Veritas released), they are shown considering the idea of creating a conspiracy theory of Trump withholding crucial national security information from the Biden transition team, which “would lead” to a 9/11-type terrorist attack. Basically, they want to blame any future terrorist attacks under a potential Biden administration on Trump and his “lack of transparency” during the transition.
The video begins with CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel talking about how politicians whom she has talked with, both Republicans and Democrats, have urged that news organizations should not make a big deal about Trump not conceding, because they believe that the transition can go forward anyway, and how “they (Democrats) don’t want us to exaggerate that Trump isn’t leaving office.”
After that, CNN Field Producer Stephanie Becker is recorded as saying: “On the issue of why it’s important to get the transition going right, the 9/11 report talks about one of the problems was that the trouble was brewing that lost during the transition. So, if you want a good, concrete example of what happens when you don’t have a good transition, well, look at the twin towers.”
Jeff Zucker then chimes in, saying how that is “an important point,” and he would “encourage folks (his employees) to think about that 9/11 commission report and the lack of transition.”
In another one of the calls which Veritas released, a number of topics were discussed. One was about Trump’s “erratic behavior” shortly after he was diagnosed with the Chinese coronavirus, and how they “cannot normalize what has happened here in the last week with Trump and his behavior,” Zucker said.
Don’t really know what behavior they considered erratic, but considering these are the people who ran with Russian collusion for three and a half years, I’m willing to bet it’s just more nonsensical fake news.
At any rate, they also talked about how their banners “have been too polite” and that they “need to go well after Lindsey Graham… There is a lot of news out there, and Lindsey Graham really deserves it.”
At the end of the video, Zucker seemingly admits that they have just been making up “scandals” about Trump:
“Each of these so called ‘scandals’ for Trump. Each of these things, we should just once again be careful to say that this one is going to undo him with his voters.”
So, again, Zucker seemingly is admitting here that the “scandals” that they had been pushing about Trump were not actually real, and that they have to be careful about pretending as though such “news” would separate him from his voters.
But in any case, these are just two videos, from two different daily calls, out of what O’Keefe says is two MONTHS of recorded calls, and already, they have some pretty damaging stuff, particularly that first one. Some people in CNN’s team, including Zucker himself, are recorded as at least CONSIDERING creating a conspiracy theory about Trump potentially endangering the United States and keeping secret potential deadly terrorist attacks.
And then, they have the gall to seemingly go to the police about this? After Project Veritas released the video about O’Keefe crashing CNN’s daily call, CNN’s Communications Twitter account replied directly to James O’Keefe, saying: “Legal experts say this may be a felony. We’ve referred it to law enforcement.”
Like I said in the title: they can dish it, but they can’t take it. They have absolutely no problem obtaining and releasing a secret recording of THE FIRST LADY, which could really be considered a national security breach, but when a real journalist does the exact same thing to a fake news organization (therefore, not a national security breach and not illegal), CNN whines and cries to, most likely, the FBI about it?
I hope whatever Project Veritas releases from here on will be so damaging to CNN that it would be ruinous for the organization. That conspiracy to create a conspiracy theory about Trump withholding critical national security information from the Biden transition team is already pretty bad, and again, it was the first thing Project Veritas chose to release. I can only imagine what else they have in store, because I doubt that they would release the worst thing first.
“’There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’”
While this story is not the most important one regarding the First Family, as they are currently in quarantine due to the President and First Lady testing positive for the Chinese coronavirus (and I pray for a speedy recovery for the both of them), this is a story that shows both how unethical and pathetic CNN is.
Last Thursday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper held a segment with a former friend of Melania’s, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who secretly recorded messages she had with the First Lady to write a tell-all book (which I won’t reference because I don’t want to draw attention to it after what this backstabber did).
In this segment, CNN played various clips of calls the First Lady had with Wolkoff, ranging from things such as the migrant children held in shelters to the arranging of Christmas decorations.
The WORST thing that CNN pulled from the clips was Melania complaining about having to decorate the White House with Christmas decorations and hosting parties with people she barely knows.
But we’ll get to that in a moment. First, let’s talk about Jerk-… err, I mean, Wolkoff, and the things that she said on this segment with Cooper. During the interview, she criticized and outright insulted Melania, Donald and their supporters, saying things like: “You know, she’s complicit in everything that’s going on,” and “We are watching our democracy turned into a dictatorship at this point. And it’s a brainwash type of cultish,” as well as “The traditions of First Lady and President have gone out the window with this couple.”
That first thing, ironically, inadvertently helps push back against a bogus narrative that the Left had been pushing for a few years now: that Melania was constantly at odds with her husband or that she doesn’t even like him. The media, whenever they get an opportunity, will lie about how Melania “refused to hold the president’s hand” or some such nonsense, trying to drive a wedge between the married couple. It’s absolute nonsense and that first comment by Wolkoff, while she tried to attack Melania, inadvertently helped her out (which is a constant theme in this news story).
Melania being “complicit” in these things shows her support. Funny enough, Cooper asks Wolkoff about this, asking “Is [Melania] a cheerleader for the president? Is she a supporter of the president? Does she like the president?”
Normally, asking if the First Lady supports or likes the president would be an incredibly asinine question to ask, but since we are talking about the fake news media, nothing is off the table for these jackals. At any rate, Wolkoff answered: “Yes, she actually does, very much so. I mean, Melania holds a role like no other person in the White House. I mean, anyone, she doesn’t shake in her boots ever. And she tells Donald exactly how she feels. She is his biggest cheerleader. And she does believe that, if he’s going to do it, he better do it right. And you better do it with brass knuckles, and he better do it now. And those are her words.”
I’m sorry, but wasn’t she supposed to be lambasting Melania for… something? I mean, she’s writing a tell-all book about the Trump family in the White House, siding with the Left and trying to paint the First Couple as a highly dysfunctional and horrid couple whom should not be allowed another four years in the White House, so why is she making Melania look good and speaking well about her here?
Does she not know that that’s the message she’s sending here? Does she not know she’s helping the First Lady? Saying that “she doesn’t shake in her boots” is not an insult at any capacity – in fact, it’s a massive compliment that describes Melania as tough and resilient in the face of adversity.
I guess even when you’re trying to insult Melania, you have to give her respect.
At any rate, as far as the other two comments go, about the “turning democracy into a dictatorship and it’s brainwashing cult stuff” and “traditions are dead with this couple,” might I suggest these people find a new script? They’ve been calling Trump “Hitler” since before the 2016 election, asserted that he’s a dictator (if he was, they wouldn’t be able to say that he was) and that the people who support him are part of a “cult”, meanwhile the Left tells people to raise their fists in “solidarity” with BLM and that they have to “#VoteBlueNoMatterWho” among other things that paint THEM as the cult.
So there isn’t much point in me going over those things because this is something the Left always claims about Trump and something I have always pushed back against because it’s absurd. Not to mention that I have other things that I want to get to and I don't want this article to be extremely lengthy.
Moving on to the actual clips, first we have the one about the migrant children being held in shelters at the southern border:
Melania is heard saying: “All these kids that I met, they were – they are here in the shelters because they were brought by it through coyotes. The people who were trafficking. And that’s why they put them in jail. And the kids that they go in shelters and the way they take care of them, it’s, you know, they even said the kids, they say, 'wow, I will have my own bed, I will sleep on the bed, I will have a cabinet for my clothes.' It’s so sad to hear it, but they have – they didn’t have that in their own countries. They sleep on the floor. They are, you know – they are taking care nicely there. But, you know, yes, they are not with their parents, it’s sad. But you when they come here alone, or with coyotes, or illegally, you know, you need to, you need to do something. And a lot of, you know, a lot of like moms and kids, they are teaching how to do it, they go over and they say like, 'oh, we will be killed by a gang member, we will be the – you know, we will be it’s – so dangerous.' So they are allowed to stay here. Do you understand what I mean?”
Funny enough, despite the fact that Wolkoff inadvertently pushed back on the idea that Melania is against her husband, they play that off as Melania being against her husband on the issue of the children held in shelters at the southern border. At no point did Melania even slightly come off as being against her husband on this. She showed her humanity, that she was sad about the situation altogether and how the children, for the first time, had beds to themselves in a SHELTER. She blamed the coyotes who TRAFFICK the children into the U.S., not her husband’s policies regarding illegal immigration.
Matter of fact, in the next bit is when she further sides with her husband.
In a bit of a back and forth with Wolkoff (which I won’t bother writing what Wolkoff said during the call since it’s not relevant), Melania said:
“They say I’m complicit, I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough. Where I am. I put – I’m working… my ass off at Christmas stuff that, you know, who gives a [expletive] about Christmas stuff and decoration, but I need to do it right?”
That’s the part where the Left was attacking her for “hating Christmas stuff and decorations” or whatever, which clearly shows that it is rather annoying to put up the Christmas decorations (something everyone who has done it can relate to. We still do it because we love Christmas, of course, but still). It’s annoying to do that in a regular house, now imagine doing that in THE WHITE HOUSE. A lot of planning has to go into it and there is a lot that needs to be covered and it’s almost entirely up to the First Lady to do this.
Which, you would think, given how much of a feminist these Leftists are, they would support Melania on this and say that it’s “beneath the office of the First Lady to decorate the White House for Christmas” or how it’s a sign of “the patriarchy holding power over the First Lady” or something, but no, they can’t even think to do that. They HAVE to side against the Trumps no matter what, so this angle is completely missed by them.
Anyway, getting back to the clip, Melania continued: “And Ok. And then I do it. And I said I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘oh, what about the children? They were separated.’ Give me a break. Where are they saying anything when Obama did that? I cannot go. I was trying to get the kid reunited with the mom, I didn’t have a chance, needs to go through the process and through the law.”
Cooper, completely disregarding the jab at Obama’s policy regarding putting kids in cages (much like the rest of the fake news media did when it was discovered that the photos taken of kids in cages were from 2014), attacked Melania for the comment regarding the Christmas decorations.
It’s asinine and a non-attack. Anyone who has decorated their house for Christmas knows the labor that has to be put into it. I decorate my house during Christmas and don’t have to put too much planning into how I want things to look, as long as they look fine. I can’t imagine having to decorate THE WHITE HOUSE and having to put a ton of work into just planning things out. That’s the job of the First Lady.
That Cooper and the rest of the fake news media tried to make a story out of that is really telling that they have NOTHING.
The call also discussed that infamous jacket that Melania wore during one of the visits to those shelters, where her jacket read: “I don’t care, do you?” Wolkoff brought up the jacket in the phone call, asking Melania: “So what prompted you to want to buy that jacket?”
And this is the truly great part that makes me love Melania even more: “I’m driving liberals crazy, that’s for sure. And that’s, you know, that’s what – and they deserve it. You understand.”
Brilliant! She likes to troll the Left much like her husband! Love it.
In any case, like I said, the fake news media had nothing here. Wolkoff comes off as a horrible friend, secretly recording a private conversation she had with Melania in order to profit off of her, and the fake news media comes off as unethical for playing it.
Not surprising that they played it, considering they’ve also played that Access Hollywood tape and the secret recordings made by Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, but those things all show how unethical they are. Not that we need much more evidence of this after four years of spreading the Russia hoax.
In revealing these calls, they made Melania more relatable. They displayed how saddened she was to see children whose lives were marginally BETTER BEING INSIDE A SHELTER by them merely having a bed to sleep in and a cabinet to put their clothes in. Wolkoff, during the segment, complimented (likely inadvertently) Melania for her resilience. They displayed how she has to do a tough task of decorating the White House for Christmas, which is cumbersome for anyone who has decorated their house. They showed that she understood perfectly that Obama did much worse in terms of taking care of migrant children at the border but that the fake news media never covers that fact, and they showed that she has no respect for the Left with her trolling of them, which makes her even more relatable (for many, though obviously, not all).
I hope and pray that the president and First Lady recover quickly and swiftly from the Chinese coronavirus, that they only display mild symptoms, and that they take Hydroxychloroquine and tell people how it helped them recover.
The First Family is great.
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.”
To paraphrase Tucker Carlson, you have to be extremely stupid to work at CNN because you will never stray from the topic that is handed to you. You never have to think on your own, you just have to repeat what is on the teleprompter or your notes, and when not speaking, mindlessly nod at whatever someone else said even if what someone said is monumentally stupid, incoherent, illogical or even extremely bigoted.
The dumbest man on news, working alongside Fredo Cuomo, let some of his idiocy shown recently when talking about the Founding Fathers and, more specifically, the Lord Jesus Christ.
In a discussion with the man who has as many IQ points as he does brothers, Don Lemon criticized the Founding Fathers, “So why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves, and in the Constitution – the original one – they didn’t want, they put slavery in there, that slavery should be abolished because it was the way the king wanted. And then the Congress said, ‘No way!’”
The man’s stupidity knows no bounds, as he unwittingly praised the Founders whom he is trying to crap all over (and I’ll get to that in a brief moment).
Yes, many of them owned slaves because that was a violent and disturbing time in history when people owned other people. This has been the history of humanity for millennia and the idea that people shouldn’t own others is relatively new. White people used to own black people. Black people also used to own black people, both in Africa, with the tribes that fought and enslaved other tribes, and in the States, with black people legally owning other black people. Native Americans owned other Native Americans, at least, the ones that chose to enslave the tribes they conquered. Often times, tribes like the Comanche would simply choose to slaughter the tribes they defeated.
The Jews used to be slaves in Egypt and Babylon. Romans had slaves. Europeans would enslave one another when possible, particularly in Eastern Europe.
Slavery has been a part of humanity’s history for ages and is not something that has strictly applied to black people (especially considering there were black people back then who were either never slaves or outright owned other people). And let’s not ignore the fact that slavery is still a thing in this day and age, specifically in the Middle East.
Now, does this justify the horror that is slavery? Of course not. But it does put necessary context in a discussion that the Left chooses to not put any into just to get a chance at delegitimizing the United States. These people want Americans to believe that slavery was strictly an American thing, created by the U.S. and every other country in the history of the world was more “civilized” and “progressive” while the U.S. was anything but.
Ironically, Lemon PRAISED the Founders by noting that they wanted to abolish slavery in the first iteration of the Constitution. If these people were senseless barbarians who saw no issue with owning people, why would they try to put the abolishment of slavery into the original Constitution? Never mind why it was not actually put into it (the South wanted to keep their slaves, the North didn’t want that, but prioritized keeping the Union together and kicked the can of slavery down the road, though made provisions for the eventual abolishment of slavery), the fact that they DID WANT TO put it in there shows that they were not demons who wanted perpetual slavery.
At any rate, the dumbest man on news went on to further show why he has earned the moniker from President Trump by saying: “Here’s the thing: Jesus Christ – if that’s who you believe in, Jesus Christ – admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth.”
On who’s admission, Don? Yours? Because it’s certainly not to Jesus’ own admission or God’s own admission or any of the human authors of the Bible’s admission.
Jesus Christ was perfect, otherwise He would not have been an adequate sacrifice for the sins of those whom God has called. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says: “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Hebrews 7:25-26 says: “Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest truly befits us – One who is holy, innocent, undefiled, set apart from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.”
John 7:17-18 says: “If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own. He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory, but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is a man of truth; in Him there is no falsehood.”
Luke 1:35 says: “The angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.’”
The One who is holy cannot be imperfect. Not that I expect the dumbest man on news to understand this. Furthermore, it’s not even about how dumb or smart he is (though he is definitely not the latter). Intelligence matching that of Albert Einstein is not required in order to understand that Jesus Christ is perfect, and was perfect while He was walking on the Earth. What is required is faith and at least a basic level of understanding of the Christian tenets. It is made abundantly clear, day in and day out, fake news story after fake news story, that Don Lemon possesses neither of those requirements.
Don Lemon is not a Christian, so it’s not exactly a surprise that he would know nothing of the Lord. He has no excuse, of course, given the prevalence of evidence of God’s existence, Christ’s divinity and holiness, and availability of the Bible, both in book form and via the internet, but still not surprising that he would not know who the Lord is, even to this level.
The guy is a charlatan and is employed by the Charlatan News Network. That Chris Cuomo, who is supposedly Catholic, mindlessly nodded along (like I said was a requirement for working for CNN if you weren’t the one speaking), is also not surprising because he is every bit the charlatan that Don Lemon is, that his genocidal governor brother is, that Nancy Pelosi is, etc. They are not true Christians in the least.
Don Lemon is like the sort of person spoken of in 1 John, specifically chapter 2, verses 22 and 23: “And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.”
Denying the perfection of Christ is denying the holiness of Christ, as the two are inseparable. Denying the holiness of Christ is denying the deity of Christ. Denying the deity of Christ is denying the deity of God. Denying the Son is denying the Father. That is precisely what Don Lemon (and Fredo) is doing, of which he should repent immediately, knowing that Jesus said, in Matthew 10:33: “But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
Denying the Son is not the path to salvation; in fact, it’s literally going the opposite direction. Do I think Don Lemon is seeking to be saved? No, otherwise, he likely would have been, because if he was seeking to be saved, he would have been called to the Lord. But regardless of whether or not Lemon is seeking to be saved, or believes he must be saved from the punishment of his sins, what he did was deny the Son, which is to deny the Father.
Claiming Jesus was not perfect is extremely ignorant and shows the state of his soul. It also shows the state of Fredo’s soul (and the emptiness of his head) that he mindlessly nodded along as Lemon publicly rejected Christ on live TV.
I pray that these two repent of their abhorrent sin and come to the Lord in repentance and submission.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
After years of nothing but fake news, we all have come to the understanding that the fake news media is the enemy of the people. They will embrace the outright insane, so long as such insanity does not at all affect them, and demand that insanity become the status quo.
And with the recent riots, particularly with Leftist radicals demanding the defunding/abolishment of the police in various major cities and towns, CNN is now trying to make the case for going forth with such an insane and idiotic idea, particularly as the city of Minneapolis begins to prepare to have a vote on whether or not to dismantle their police.
Specifically, CNN is looking at a few “cities” which have kind of done that (and I will explain further in a moment) and what the aftermath of such actions were in order to see if such an idea could possibly be feasible.
First, and mostly, they talk about Camden, New Jersey, which is the biggest city CNN talks about with a population of a whopping 75,000 people, compared to Minneapolis’ 429,000+, and you can clearly see a massive difference. And again, that is the biggest city CNN found that “got rid” of its police department.
I would hope you would see why the population difference is so important: smaller cities and towns are easier to handle by smaller police forces.
But that’s not the only pathetic thing about the CNN article. You see, CNN correctly points out that in 2012, the city broke up its entire police department:
“The city, home to a population about 17% of Minneapolis’ size, dissolved its police department in 2012 and replaced it with an entirely new one after corruption rendered the existing agency unfixable.”
So Camden didn’t get rid of its police force, but rather, they completely renewed it. That is a far cry from the calls of defunding/abolishing the police (which Leftist are now trying to gaslight us, telling us “defund the police” doesn’t actually mean “defund the police”).
As Jazz Shaw from Hot Air put it, “the total time that Camden was actually ‘without’ a police department was the period of time it took to sign a few papers.”
The city was never actually without a police department in the sense that they disbanded it and just let things be. They actually ensured that their broken, corrupt police department which hardly did its job (Camden has, for a long time, been one of the most dangerous cities, but it was even more dangerous before the reformation of the department) could be replaced by something that is MORE effective, not less, as Leftists are attempting to do. They are not a city which could be said “got rid” of their police department. They reformed it, not destroyed it, defunded it or abolished it. Even then, they still rehired a hundred of the previous force’s police officers.
The second city they talk about, far more briefly, is Deposit, New York. CNN points out: “Earlier this year, the village of Deposit, New York, dissolved its department because it cost $200,000 per year. Now, a single sheriff’s deputy is assigned to the village, CNN affiliate WICZ reported.”
Care to read that quote again and pick out a key word? Go ahead. Did you catch it? Deposit, New York is not a city – it’s a village.
It’s population, you might ask? 250. No, not 250,000. Just 250. Care to take a look at the village on Google Maps? That entire area within the highlighted shape comprises two miles across from the southwestern point to the northeastern one.
Knowing this, it makes plenty of sense as to why the city decided that spending $200,000 a year on a police department was unnecessary: a single sheriff, maybe with some backup from state police, was really all that was necessary. This is a modern-day Wild West town, pretty much.
What’s more, the village is hardly a place of crime. Over the last 15 years, the number of murders has been a brisk 0. In that time frame, only 2 rapes have been committed, three robberies and you have to go back to 2012 to find a single assault committed in recent time, with 10 having been the most in that 15 year time frame back in 2006.
The final “city” CNN talks about is Garden City, Missouri, which “laid off all of its officers and suspended its police chief because, as its mayor said in 2018, the city couldn’t afford to keep them employed,” according to CNN.
As with Deposit, New York, Garden City is not exactly a Metropolis or a Gotham City. Its population, according to the 2010 census (so it could be a bit more today) is around 1,600 people. Crime data for Garden City shows that, in the last 15 years, only one murder has been committed, only one rape, three robberies and in the last five years, only three assaults have occurred.
Garden City is extremely small and there are not a whole lot of crimes happening there. To use this, or the other two cities, as an argument for getting rid of entire police departments in a city as massive as Minneapolis is extremely idiotic and insane, though that seems to be par for the course, all things considered.
Again, the biggest of the cities talked about went without an official police force all of the duration of a bathroom break and the other cities are extremely small and fairly crime-free.
It also helps that gun laws aren’t exactly restrictive, allowing for people to defend themselves should the need arise, which definitely contribute to the low crime rates. Minneapolis, on the other hand, is a deep-blue city with a lot of crime. According to its crime data, it is the most crime-riddled city compared to the other ones nearby. Over the last 15 years, 536 murders were committed.
Do you really think an absent police force would make things better? Do you really think that having less police would solve any sort of issue? Keep in mind the Washington Post data that said only 9 unarmed black people were shot and killed by police in the entire country. Minneapolis getting rid of its police department, or defunding it to the point where it is practically useless even if not entirely defunct, is not a solution at all to the problem the city council is faced with.
Compare the 9 unarmed black people killed by cops to the number of black people killed by other black people. According to US News, “among the 6,000 cases in which the race of the victim and the offender were known, the number of blacks killed by blacks rose to 2,380 [in 2015].”
The percentage of black people killed by another black person stood at roughly 90%, and 2015 was the first time this century when the rate of black victims killed by another black person stood below 90%, at 89.3%.
How come those black lives don’t matter? Why is it that black lives only matter when it’s police officers who take them, justified or not? Why is it that David Dorn’s life didn’t matter? Why is it that Dave Patrick Underwood’s life didn’t matter? Why is it that David McAtee’s life didn’t matter (ironically, he was accidentally killed by police who returned fire after hearing gunshots in one of the riots and hardly anyone brings him up)? Why is it that Chris Beaty’s life didn’t matter?
The four people I mentioned were all black people who were killed during the riots, either by the rioters themselves or by the police on accident (McAtee was not a rioter and he often was amicable with the police in his barbeque restaurant). But you tell me that getting rid of the cops will save black lives? Give me a break.
Not that it matters any to the Left. There is good reason as to why those names (and there are others) are not being mentioned by the media: it goes against their desire to sow discord and chaos. Many on the fake news media have embraced, excused and even tried to justify the wanton destruction and ruination of lives (many of which are minorities’ lives, as rioters destroyed plenty of businesses that are either run by or employ minorities).
And now, CNN is not-so-subtly trying to make the case for dismantling the police in a city that is already ravaged by crime by bringing up three cities that are not at all comparable to Minneapolis and have not exactly abolished the rule of law, like the Left is trying to do.
The more time goes by, the more Trump seems to be proven right: the media truly is the enemy of the people.
“For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.”
A little more than a week ago, I talked about how people trust Trump over Biden when it comes to both the economy and handling the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters, and I mentioned how it was interesting that Reuters, of all polling organizations, was reporting this. However, we have something today that is a little bit more unexpected:
President Trump beats Joe Biden in several key battleground states by a decent margin, and this is being reported by CNN, the same people who have run fake news story after fake news story, coupled with fake news poll after fake news poll, regarding Trump, Russia and whatever else they can falsely accuse him of doing. These very same people, who not too long ago I talked about how they went from accusing Trump of colluding with Russia to actually colluding with Russia themselves when it came to reporting the pandemic in the “former” Soviet Union, are now reporting that their boy, Joe Biden, isn’t doing all that well.
Now, in their national poll, and what they will likely wish to focus on, they have Joe Biden beating Trump 51 to 46 percent. However, as we all well and truly know, the election is never a national race, but a race for all 50 states, and as I just said, Trump has Joe beat in plenty of the most important ones.
As a whole, CNN’s poll of 15 battleground states (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin) shows President Trump beating Joe Biden by seven points, 52 to 45 percent with a margin of error of 3.7 percent.
Funny enough, this was also coupled with the fact that earlier in the week, CNN was forced to publish another poll which showed President Trump’s approval rating at its highest in the poll: 45%. Despite all of their hackery and their political attacks that are very obviously biased (and they don’t even try to hide their bias anymore), despite everything they’ve tried throwing at him, he’s only come out of each and every attack stronger than before.
It also doesn’t help the Left that Joe Biden has been marred in controversy over the past couple of months given the Tara Reade situation that Democrats and the media are DESPERATELY trying to bury under the rug (I find it hilarious that Schumer is panicking and was also satisfied with just Biden’s denial).
Another aspect that might not exactly help the former Vice President is the fact that he was very clearly involved in the witch hunt of Gen. Michael Flynn, given released records that showed he both was in the meeting where Obama and his staff were discussing Flynn and that Joe Biden was among the MANY people who asked for Flynn’s “unmasking” in official documents (which were first reported by CBS News but the Biden camp has forced the news organization to get rid of the story, further showing Biden lied about not bullying the media).
But getting back to the polling, RealClearPolitics’ poll of polls, which is a poll taking the averages of various polls, shows Biden’s popularity slipping following the Tara Reade story. Just a couple of months ago, Biden had a 51 to 44 percent lead on Trump, but now, Biden has slipped to 47 percent and Trump sits at 43 percent.
Trump’s job approval has also gone up in that particular poll, sitting at 45%.
Getting back to the CNN poll itself, it finds that Trump beats Biden with Independents, 50 to 46 percent. Biden has the advantage with women (funny enough) at 55 to 41 percent. Minorities also overwhelmingly support Biden over Trump 69 to 26 percent, but that is actually not particularly awful for Trump, as Republicans tend not to be too favored by minorities and Trump sits at 26% with them in that poll, which is rather high, all things considered. If that number holds, Trump will win plenty of minorities in the election.
In any case, Trump beats Biden with men, 50 to 46 percent and with white voters, 55 to 43 percent. Strangely enough, Biden has an advantage over Trump when it comes to older voters, those aged 45 and up, holding a six-point advantage over Trump, which is a bigger advantage than what he has with young voters, which is a three-point lead over Trump.
CNN commented on this, saying: “Though other recent polling has shown some signs of concern for Biden among younger voters and strength among older ones, few have pegged the race as this close among younger voters. The results suggest that younger voters in the battleground states are tilted in favor of Trump, a stark change from the last CNN poll in which battleground voters were analyzed in March[.]”
Breitbart News chalks this up to being the Bernie effect, with many of those young voters having been Bernie supporters and being disenchanted and outright enraged that Bernie once again got screwed over by the DNC and was kept from being the nominee. But this is not the first time we have heard of Biden, or even Democrats in general, not getting the youth vote to turn out.
Just two months ago, I wrote an article about how young people largely don’t tend to vote. In it, I showed a graphic that displayed reported rates of voters by age, showing the youngest demographic – those 18 to 29 years of age – voting at far fewer rates than those who are older than them.
However, there is a noticeable difference between people who turn out to vote and people who voice support. Plenty of young people voiced their support for Bernie Sanders, but notably fewer actually turned out to vote for him. Biden doesn’t even have all that much SUPPORT from young voters, which definitely will come to hurt him with that demographic come November (again, if this holds up).
Of course, he does have a very strange and nonsensical lead with older voters, and those tend to vote more, but I sincerely doubt that would be anywhere close to near enough to secure an electoral victory.
Again, the CNN poll itself shows Trump soundly beating Biden in key battleground states. Joe could very well win the popular vote (maybe), but the electoral college is where the votes are most important and he isn’t doing too well, it seems.
What’s more, considering the economic recession that we are about to face because of Leftist governors’ decision to keep their states closed just to hurt Trump (which will undoubtedly come to bite those Leftists in the rear come November, if the previous special election was any sort of indication), people know we will need a president who can quickly and effectively rebuild the economy and Trump has Joe soundly beat on that area as well, with a margin of 54 to 42 percent on Joe.
So both Reuters and CNN show that voters trust Trump with the economy more than Joe Biden, and it seems they largely know just who is responsible for the economic downturn that we are about to face: the “Resistance” Democrat Party, particularly the Democrat governors, who are choosing to shoot themselves on the foot just to get a chance to hurt Trump.
But as with Reuters, it is extremely interesting that CNN would be the ones to report this. Usually, they have nothing but negative (fake) news to report on Trump, but every once in a while, they are forced to at least relatively face the reality that they abhor: Trump is nowhere near as unpopular and despised as they say that he is.
Now, there is still plenty of time before the election, but if these numbers hold, I don’t really see a way Joe beats Trump (and as I have said many times in the past, this confidence should not translate to complacency for us Trump supporters and voters, as that is the only thing that could definitely beat the President).
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”
For about three and a half years, CNN peddled the false and debunked idea that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election away from Hillary Clinton, bringing in tons of “experts”, including Pencil Neck Adam Schiff, to insinuate that there is “evidence” of Trump doing such a thing but not providing any at any point in time (and yet, some people are surprised that, yes, Adam Schiff also had absolutely no evidence).
For three and a half years, CNN and other Left-wing hacks in the mainstream media (but I repeat myself) accused Trump of colluding with Russia, without evidence, and tried to delegitimize a perfectly legitimate election that didn’t go the way they had hoped (and if you’ve been here long enough, you know that the colluding and cheating was done by Hillary and the Obama administration, colluding with Ukraine, Russia and other deep state agents throughout the globe… and still failed). For three and a half years, CNN pushed the fake news story that Trump colluded with Russia.
But now that the Chinese coronavirus pandemic has struck the world, CNN is colluding with Russia and pretending they are not lying about how many virus cases they have.
From Mary Ilyushina (a Russian, so of course) at CNN back in March of 2020: “Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg?”
While the title was bad enough, taking at face value what a murderous dictator says about the number of cases, it gets worse (and yes, I know this was a couple of months ago but I’ll get to that).
“Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus – and that the situation was ‘under control,’ thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease,” read the beginning of her piece.
Again, she is taking at face value what Putin is saying, when he has no credibility whatsoever, being a murderous dictator like Xi Jinping and all that. She even concedes that “Putin’s strategy seems to have worked,” again, giving credit and credibility to a murderous regime that deserves and has none.
Then, Ilyushina cited THE WHO in their praise of Russia: “’The director-general of WHO said ‘test, test, test,’’ Dr. Melita Vujnovic, the World Health Organization’s representative in Russia, told CNN Thursday. ‘Well, Russia started that literally at the end of January.’”
“Vujnovic said Russia also took a broader set of measures in addition to testing.”
As if citing the WHO, which has been in bed with China the entire time and has an abysmal record in terms of objective reporting and truth-telling, wasn’t bad enough, Ilyushina goes on to cite Rospotrebnadzor, “Russia’s state consumer watchdog” as Ilyushina calls them, or in other words, Russia’s censorship unit.
From the censorship unit, Ilyushina cited that “Rospotrebnadzor had run more than 156,000 coronavirus tests in total.” She also then went on to contrast Russia and the U.S., saying: “By comparison, according to CDC figures, the United States only picked up the pace in testing at the beginning of March, while Russia says it has been testing en masse since early February, including in airports, focusing on travelers from Iran, China, and South Korea.”
Again, she is citing Russian “intelligence” here, in particular, the CENSORSHIP UNIT. You have to be willfully ignorant (or in collusion with them) to take their “information” at face value and attempt to make a comparison to the U.S.
Ilyushina then went on to talk about the distrust the Russian people have of their government figures, which she says is simply “a legacy of [Russia’s] Soviet past.” Yeah, well, when your own government has been lying to you for longer than you have been alive, you’re going to be distrustful. The Russian people KNOW DAMN WELL that their government is lying (they are the ones suffering with the virus, after all) and that it has a reason to lie (it’s in their very DNA to lie). They, like China, want to appear as power players during this pandemic and appear to have the situation under control (as Ilyurhina said) when they do not and their people are dying.
The Russian people aren’t distrustful of the government simply because of its Soviet past. They are distrustful because Russia STILL ACTS LIKE THEY’RE IN THE SOVIET PAST! Putin is president for life, basically. Any time they have an election, Putin gets to run and win every single time, using tactics not too dissimilar from what Venezuela’s Maduro did a couple of years ago.
Ilyushina goes on to write: “On social media, Russians have raised questions referring to their country’s poor track record of transparency, such as the coverup around the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in 1986 and the country’s botched response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.”
“Authorities have moved swiftly to counter what they see as misinformation (awfully rich, considering this is Russia we are talking about. Disinformation campaigns are their MO). In early March, Russia’s Federal Security Service and internet watchdog (aka a censorship unit) moved to take down a viral post claiming the real number of coronavirus cases was 20,000 and that the Russian government was covering it up. Facebook and Instagram users in Russia then started to see coronavirus awareness alerts linking to Rospotrebnadzor’s official website.”
So the censorship unit in Russia was sending FB and IG users in the country alerts about the virus that linked to their site? Yep, nothing suspicious about that.
She also talked about the “skepticism” of Russians about “News reports of shortages in protective equipment… And some experts have raised doubts about the reliability of Russia’s testing system, which depends on a single laboratory. A report by PCR.News, a media outlet for medics and healthcare professionals, pointed out that the only approved coronavirus testing system, produced by Vector in Novosibirsk, has a lower sensitivity than other virus tests, raising concerns about false negatives.”
Yeah, the tests could be faulty and there could be shortages in protective equipment and the government is most likely lying about the total number of cases, precisely because of those faulty tests, but that’s just skepticism!
By the way, earlier in her piece, Ilyushina said that Russia has “just 253 people infected”. That may have been the case back when the piece came out on March 22 of 2020 (and again, you would have to take at face value the figures the Russian government is giving here), but according to BBC News on May 3rd, “Russia’s cases rise by 10,000 in one-day record.”
So Ilyushina was FAR too early to declare victory and try to say that Putin’s “early measures” were successful in beating the virus or that things were “under control.”
In any case, Ilyushina then went on to talk about “cover-up allegations rebutted by Kremlin and the WHO”.
Anastasia Vasilyeva, a Russian doctor and leader of the Alliance of Doctors union, made the same claims that rational people would in that she believes the Russian government to be covering up the actual number of cases by using pneumonia and other respiratory infections as the cause of death, ironically doing the opposite of the way we count corona deaths in the U.S.
“You see, they said the first coronavirus patient that died, that the cause of death was thrombosis. That’s obvious, nobody dies from coronavirus itself, they die from the complications, so it’s very easy to manipulate this,” Vasilyeva told CNN. Of course, both Russian authorities and the WHO rebuked her, denying the accusation forthright.
Now, you could tell me “but Freddie, don’t you have complaints about counting deaths with the virus as deaths from the virus in the U.S. itself? Wouldn’t you be siding with the Russians and the WHO in this instance?” To which I say, not exactly.
When Dr. Birx said that people who died “with” the virus counted as deaths “from” the virus, that’s a problem because ANY death, no matter how it happened, can be attributed to the virus. Died in a car crash and had the virus? Coronavirus death. Got shot 16 times in the head and had the virus? Coronavirus death. Had tuberculosis and the virus and died? Coronavirus death. In fact, TB testing and wards stand to be replaced by coronavirus testing and wards, since hospitals need the workforce to test people during the pandemic. This, obviously, means less testing for tuberculosis, which is an even worse killer for people with compromised immune systems, as it kills 4,000 people a day and 1.5 million a year, according to Madhukar Pai, a healthcare contributor to Forbes.
In other words, some people really COULD BE DYING from tuberculosis but they aren’t getting the testing they need and if they have the virus, they could be counted as a death to the virus if they die as opposed to a death from tuberculosis when, if they didn’t have the virus and still died, they would normally be counted as a TB statistic.
The U.S. counts people who die WITH the virus as having died BECAUSE of the virus. I get that the virus itself doesn’t kill and that people die from the complications. It’s like HIV/AIDS in that way. However, there is an honest way of counting Chinese coronavirus deaths and a dishonest way. Both the U.S. and Russia are doing the latter, with one inflating the number of virus deaths and the other deflating them, covering them up.
Russia is essentially doing the opposite of what doctors in the U.S. are doing: counting a coronavirus death as anything but.
But getting back to the actual article, as I said earlier, Ilyushina was far too quick to declare victory for Russia, as CNN itself reported: “Three Russian doctors fall from hospital windows, raising questions amid coronavirus pandemic” just a couple of months after that original article. The person who wrote this new article, you ask? MARY ILYUSHINA!
So Ilyushina, back in March of this year, was SPREADING RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA in saying that they had less Chinese coronavirus cases than Luxembourg (they have over 177,000 cases now, with more than 11,000 new cases each day, according to Worldometers, and even then, I am still highly skeptical) and that Putin’s efforts at the beginning of the pandemic were “successful” in ensuring that Russia wasn’t hit too hard.
There is no denying here the efforts by the mainstream media in colluding with China to absolve it of any wrongdoing and to pretend like it did nothing wrong, and that they even were prudent and practical about dealing with the virus, while the Bad Orange Man is doing everything wrong, but to see CNN colluding with Russia to spread Russian disinformation is actually a twist I did not see coming amidst this pandemic (though, in all honesty, I probably should have). For all the years that CNN was trying to make Russia look like they hacked or colluded with Trump to get him into office, I didn’t expect CNN to do this, but I really should have.
Old habits die hard and the Left will always love Russia and the communist disinformation that it tries to spread.
“More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause; mighty are those who would destroy me, those who attack me with lies. What I did not steal must I now restore?”
CNN, the most laughable name in news, has recently been trending thanks to a viral clip of a segment showing CNN host Don Lemon, far-Left opinion writer Wajahat Ali and Never Trump traitor Rick Wilson mocking and insulting Trump supporters’ intelligence, education and even insinuating that we are illiterate.
Speaking about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his altercation with a Left-wing NPR reporter who lied to Pompeo and broke an off-the-record agreement the two of them had and he asked her to identify Ukraine on a map (she couldn’t), the three stooges made sure to back the Left-wing NPR reporter and lambast not only Pompeo, but Trump and everyone who supports him.
Covering the most relevant parts for this article, Rick Wilson eventually said: “[Pompeo] also knows deep in his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it. He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world, and so that’s partly him playing to their base and playing to their audience, you know, credulous boomer demo that back Donald Trump, that wants to think that Donald Trump’s a smart one, and y’all – y’all elitists are dumb.”
Ali continued with the mockery: “You elitists with your geography and your maps and your spelling even though –“ and he was interrupted by Wilson continuing his own mockery: “Your math, your reading.”
Throughout all this, of course, Don Lemon is laughing his butt off, finding it extremely hilarious to mock people in a very elitist way (with zero sense of self-awareness of their elitist mockery).
Now, I am not the least bit surprised to see people with darkness filling their hearts mocking Trump and his administration and his supporters. These are people who, at the same time, will “call for unity” while lambasting the side that does not agree with everything they have to say. These are people who honestly believe the b.s. they sell to their audience and could not properly identify how many genders there are, all-the-while flaunting Harvard and Yale degrees like they are worthwhile treasures that only the best of the best are able to obtain and as though they should be revered as gods for having such “education” (even though college is more for indoctrination).
I am not surprised one bit by this, because this is far from the first time CNN has decided to show pure, unadulterated hatred for those whom they honestly despise and wish they could rid the world of. I’ve already written an entire article dedicated to how much of a hypocritical slime ball Don Lemon is for, in the same breath, calling for an end to “demonizing” others and proceeding to demonize others. I’ve also covered another segment in which Lemon and other guests on his show mocked Kanye West shortly after demonstrating he supported Trump by saying that “Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read.”
Don Lemon has a long history of being a hypocritical, hateful idiot who either piles onto the hate or laughs at the face of it. I can guarantee that if a segment on Fox News had done this about Obama supporters in the Midwest, there would be a full nuclear meltdown about it, with everyone involved in that segment being forced to apologize, alongside the entire network, and with petitions to take Fox News off the air.
But because this is about them “dumb” Trump supporters who “can’t read, can’t spell, can’t find countries on maps” (btw, a Morning Consult poll back in the beginning of the year asked people to identify Iran on a map and only 27% of Democrats could find it, as opposed to 28% of Republicans and 31% of Independents, so who is it really that can’t find countries on maps?), “can’t do math, and are so intellectually-deficient as to subject themselves to vote for Trump”, it is perfectly acceptable to throw by the wayside any semblance of tolerance or love or compassion that they claim to have for others and it is perfectly acceptable that such people get this kind of treatment from a major news organization that really can’t afford to play so loosely with their ratings.
The people that profess tolerance display none of it. The people that claim to be professionals showcase their unprofessionalism. The people who swear they are bearers of truth spew lies and slander about others. The people who claim to want to “save America” show their true hatred for it and those who even might slightly dissent from their collective thought. The people that claim to hold valuable knowledge and superior intelligence will deny science and spout science fiction all for the sake of an agenda where the Democrat Party gets more and more power and these idiots somehow think they will have some share in that.
Again, I am not at all surprised that the network that ran the Russian hoax for two and a half years, still pretty much does, and continues to lie about Trump and Ukraine, would, once again, display their utter contempt for those that refuse to vote as they do. When hatred fills your heart, this is what you tend to do: display it for all to see. They just think there are enough people out there who absolutely agree with them and are laughing with them at Trump supporters that it’s perfectly okay to do this and they would suffer zero repercussions.
They hate Donald Trump, they hate you, they hate what you stand for and, in all likelihood, even if they never admit it, would agree with the Bernie supporters in the Project Veritas videos about sending Trump supporters off to “re-education camps”. Their viewpoints are so fragile that they cannot stand that there are those who disagree and display that contempt with mockery and open hatred, with some honestly wishing in their hearts that we would get sent to concentration camps to be “re-educated” or killed if we do not comply.
This, alongside many other reasons (primarily abortion) is why I say the Left is satanic and the Democrat Party is the party of Satan. The hate that they foster in their hearts comes from Lucifer himself and they do his bidding happily. Any notion that Jesus might be able to save them is met with an allergic reaction from these people, coupled with even more mockery.
The good news for them is that if Saul of Tarsus, who went around looking for Christians to persecute and execute, can be saved, then there is a possibility that these people might as well. I often note the doctrine of predestination (which some Christians do not believe in, but I assure you, there is plenty about it in the Bible) and how God chooses to save some. That doctrine, I believe, is very much sound and applicable, but God is the only one who knows whom He will save and whom He will not save. He is the only one who decides on whom His mercy will be shown and on whom it will not.
This is why I do not necessarily say that any one of these Leftists, on an individual basis, is destined for Hell. They are, currently in their unsaved states, Hell-bound, but God chooses whom He will save and He might save one or two or all three of them at one point or another. Is it likely? Not from what I can tell, but it definitely is possible with God. Again, Saul of Tarsus, who was essentially an elitist like these people in his own time (possibly the most highly educated person of his time) went around in search of Christians to arrest and prosecute, which would often lead to death and the Lord Jesus came to him and saved his soul, later becoming an extremely important apostle (having written almost half of the books in the New Testament) and changing his name to Paul.
If one were to make comparisons, that would be like Jesus converting a Nazi brownshirt in search of Jews (sort of). If Saul could be saved, just about anyone could be as well. That doesn’t mean that they will be saved, as again, God is the one to make that decision and is not going to leave people’s salvation up to chance (which, as I have said many times in the past, is nothing more than mathematical probability and does not have any inherent power), but it does mean that they might be.
Right now, of course, as far as Don Lemon, Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali go, I cannot tell what is in their hearts (apart from hatred) or what lays for them in the future. However, I do hope and pray that they will be saved by the Lord and they will turn from their hatred. I pray this, not because they deserve the Lord’s forgiveness, grace or mercy, because they do not, but because it would be better for them to turn to God than continue down the path they are on. It can be hard to love your enemies (and this is something I often have trouble with), but we are still commanded to do so. We are to love our neighbors and our enemies, praying for them that they might turn to the Lord for their salvation.
This does not take away from the unprofessionalism and the vile display of hatred that they showed on live television. That should be totally rebuked and excoriated and I believe Trump will make a campaign ad out of it (at least, he should) to remind everyone what the elitist Left thinks of us. But beyond anything else, we should at least pray for their souls to be saved and for their hearts to be turned to the Lord, away from the hatred of Satan and towards the love of God. Will it happen? Only God knows and only God decides.
“And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’”
Social media was abuzz earlier this week shortly following the seventh Democrat debate and the last one before the Iowa caucuses were set to begin due to how CNN treated Crazy Bernie with some of the questions asked.
There was one particular moment during the Democrat debates that had Bernie supporters actually agreeing with Trump supporters that CNN is garbage. But this moment likely was set up from the start of the week.
You see, back on Monday, CNN reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders told Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a private 2018 dinner where it was just the two of them that he didn’t think a woman could win the presidency. CNN’s source? Their usual b.s. of “anonymous sources”.
Of course, Bernie denied such an accusation and again did so during the debate when he was asked if he did actually say that to Elizabeth Warren:
“CNN reported yesterday and Senator Warren confirmed in a statement that in 2018, you told her that you did not believe a woman could win the presidential election. Why did you say that?” asked debate moderator Abby Phillips.
“Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say it. And I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time on this, because this is what Donald Trump and maybe some of the media want. Anybody [who] knows me knows that it’s incomprehensible that I would think that a woman cannot be president of the United States. Go to YouTube today. There’s a video of me 30 years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States. In 2015, I deferred, in fact, to Sen. Warren. There was a movement to draft Sen. Warren to run for president. And you know what… [I] stayed back. Sen. Warren decided not to run, and I… did run afterwards. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes. How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States?”
I do not like Bernie whatsoever and thoroughly believe that all of his ideas would destroy this country almost immediately. Funny enough, in a rare moment of journalistic integrity (at least, somewhat), a couple of chyrons from CNN during the debate read: “Sanders’ proposals would double federal spending over a decade; how will he avoid bankrupting the country?” and “Does Sanders owe voters an explanation of how much his health care plan will cost them and the country?” These are the types of questions journalists NEVER are supposed to ask Democrats, but they did for Bernie (although they didn’t ask the same of Warren, who is pretty well-known for stealing Bernie’s terrible ideas).
However, these chyrons, as well as another one that read: “Warren supports a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada; why is Sanders’ opposition to it wrong?”, lead us to believe that the fix is in for Bernie and that CNN is sidling up to Warren. But none of these compare to the actual moment during the debate when they blatantly took Warren’s side.
Immediately following Bernie’s answer, Abby Phillips said: “So Sen. Sanders, I do want to be clear here, you’re saying that you never told Sen. Warren that a woman could not win the election?” Bernie, of course, said: “that is correct.”
But then, Phillips turned to Warren and asked: “Sen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you that a woman could not win the election?”
The question wasn’t “Did Bernie tell you what you said he told you?” It wasn’t “Do you have any proof that he said what you accuse him of saying?” They just assumed that Bernie was lying and that the burden of proof fell on Bernie, not Warren, which is, of course, ridiculous as one cannot prove something didn’t happen, only that it did. One cannot outright prove that Bernie didn’t say something, only that he did, and the burden of proof falls on Warren.
Of course, this led to many people both on the Left (at least those who support Bernie) and the Right to call out CNN for their blatant bias.
Andrew Egger tweeted: “It’s WILD that CNN didn’t ask Warren to positively state that Bernie told her ‘a woman can’t win,’ seconds after he positively denied that it happened. Just ‘what did you think when he said that to you?’ Absolute malpractice.”
Saagar Enjeti from The Hill tweeted: “Seriously it is outrageous that CNN would take Warren’s accusation as a statement of fact.”
Tim Carney from the Washington Examiner said: “Bernie was mistreated by CNN.”
Reason magazine senior editor Robby Soave said: “It was a very telling moment when Bernie said he didn’t say a woman couldn’t win and then in the very next moment, the moderator just asserted that he had.”
Of course, I have my own opinions regarding this. Bernie absolutely got mistreated by CNN there. He was accused of saying something, is being lied about it, smeared about it, and he is being indicted in the court of public opinion by at least Warren supporters and others in the media. Presumption of innocence is not being granted to him by some people. In other words, he received the Brett Kavanaugh treatment from CNN.
But then again, Brett Kavanaugh is also the reason I don’t particularly feel bad for Bernie. Sure, he was wronged by CNN, but he took Dr. Ford’s side entirely when it came to the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
Back when Kavanaugh was being confirmed by the Senate, various senators got the chance to weigh in and give their two cents on it. This is what Bernie said:
“I listened to Dr. Ford, and I listened to Judge Kavanaugh. I believe Dr. Ford. Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the Supreme Court. If Judge Kavanaugh wants to clear his name on these very serious charges he should immediately demand a thorough FBI investigation. If not, the Senate should reject his nomination.”
Dr. Ford provided zero evidence and the witnesses that she named either did not actually witness anything, had no recollection of anything, or adamantly CONTRADICTED Ford’s testaments. There wasn’t a single shred of evidence that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her or any of the other women that the Democrats called up to accuse him and smear him. His reputation was forever ruined from that day and even now, people believe Dr. Ford and the other accusers, despite the total lack of evidence.
Bernie got a SMALL TASTE of that injustice. Warren didn’t accuse him of sexual assault. CNN and the other propaganda organizations aren’t running hit piece after hit piece smearing Bernie as a serial sexual offender. His political future (short as it might be) is not heavily threatened by these accusations of sexism. Yes, he was wronged by CNN for assuming he said something when there is no proof he did, but Bernie was on the same side as them just a little over a year ago.
He did not presume Kavanaugh’s innocence and believed the statements of an obviously trained Democrat operative who provided zero proof, only a seemingly sympathetic crying face and seemingly innocent manner of speech. That wench tried to ruin a man’s entire LIFE just because she perceived him to be a threat to Roe v. Wade and Bernie took her side wholeheartedly.
CNN absolutely sucks. They are garbage. The hashtag “CNNisTrash” was trending on Twitter following that moment and for good reason: it’s the truth. This “news” organization recently settled with a 17-year-old because they lied about him being a racist in an attempt to ruin the kid’s life just because he supports Trump. For the first two and a half years of Trump’s presidency, CNN ran story after story of nothing but lies and deception about Russian collusion, assuming Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election away from Hillary and reporting that as though it was truth.
CNN is a garbage propaganda organization with zero truth in anything they report. But I do not feel bad for Bernie at all. This is what happens when truth and justice is overtaken by political agendas. There wasn’t one bit of evidence to suggest Kavanaugh did what he did to any of the women who accused him of sexual assault. Not one could provide corroborating evidence or witnesses to back up their claims. And yet, for a few months, the media made sure to forever ruin an innocent man’s reputation and life, like they tried to do with Clarence Thomas, just because he was a political enemy. Bernie played a part, even if a small one, in presuming guilt rather than innocence despite all the evidence AGAINST the accusers’ testimonies.
Bernie got a small taste of what it feels like to be on the receiving end when idiots say “believe all women”. There is no reason to believe someone who, for decades, lied about her heritage to get an advantage and constantly lies about virtually every aspect of her life, policies etc. There is no reason to believe this simply due to the lack of evidence that Bernie said what he is accused of having said. But there was also never a reason to believe any of the Kavanaugh accusers, but Bernie abandoned truth and reason for political points and convenience.
If you ask me, he got only a little bit of what he actually deserves. Still, I am amused at the fact that Democrats might be trying to screw Bernie again. Only makes Trump’s win all the easier come November.
“Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.”
Continuing the effort to try and discredit Trump’s popularity, and more importantly, legitimacy as President of the United States, multiple Leftists have tried to build the case that if you are a Trump supporter, you are in a “cult”. Not only is that flatly untrue and insulting (not that I would expect less from these people), but I believe the shoe fits on the other foot.
Recently, during a segment ironically titled “Reliable Sources”, CNN’s Brian Stelter hosted a “mental health expert” by the name of Steven Hassan, who was also pushing a book he wrote, titled: “The Cult of Trump.”
So, of course, this is nothing but objective, fact-based, non-partisan news and you have been brainwashed if you disagree. Nothing wrong with this at all.
Sarcasm aside, Hassan began: “I define a destructive cult as an authoritarian pyramid-structured group with someone at the top who claims to have total power and total wisdom, that uses deception and control of behavior, information, thoughts, and emotions to make people loyal and dependent on obedient followers.”
Already, we have plenty to discuss. Okay, say we agree with this definition. Why would this apply to Trump and not someone like, say, Obama? Because back during the Obama years, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, profited tremendously from his dealings with Burisma. Yet, this didn’t come to light until recently, well after the Obamas were out of the White House.
And it’s not like this was a secret. Joe Biden is on video admitting to threatening Ukraine with withholding financial aid, something that Obama would’ve been responsible for, if Ukraine officials didn’t get rid of the prosecutor investigating Hunter.
Going even beyond just that story, let’s not forget that throughout the 8 years of Obama, he basically could do no wrong in the eyes of the fake news media. Despite all the controversies surrounding the administration, multiple people still insist that the only controversy Obama had to endure was wearing a tan suit (even though I have no idea why it even would be considered a controversy; it’s just a suit).
They will completely ignore Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, Benghazi, Operation Choke Point (an illegal attempt at shutting down gun stores), and let’s not forget Obama used the intel community to spy on an opposing candidate and collude with foreign agents to create a fake dossier to pass it off as truth. All of these stories were swept under the rug in an effort to protect Barack Obama. Anyone who dissented was considered “racist” for “attacking an African-American president.”
Hassan further claims people who support Trump are being “fed propaganda” and are “not encouraged to think for themselves”. “Much of what they’re hearing is emotionally driven, loaded words, thought-stopping and thought-terminating clichés like ‘fake news’ or ‘built the wall’ or ‘Make America Great Again.’”
They accuse us of being fed propaganda when CNN was nothing but a Russia-conspiracy network for the past THREE YEARS until that totally flopped. Day after day, they pushed the fake conspiracy theory that Trump colluded with the Russians and yet TRUMP SUPPORTERS are the ones being fed propaganda? Not a single piece of evidence came of this investigation, with Mueller declaring in no unclear words that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
This was in page 2 of volume 1 of the Special Counsel report. This is what tells us there was no Russian collusion, or at least that none could be clearly proven beyond a reasonable doubt. And if there was as vast an amount of evidence as people like those on CNN claim there was, Mueller wouldn’t have put that part into his report.
For three years, we were told that Trump colluded with Russia by the Cult News Network (might as well call them that, since by Hassan’s own definition, the fake news media falls into this category and it’s a good play at their name). We were told, time and time again, that this story was going to be the end of Trump, or another story was going to be the end of Trump, or this week was Trump’s worst week, or that week was his worst, or the walls are closing in on Trump today, or they are closing in on him tomorrow. Three years of nothing but fake news surrounding ONE topic, let alone anything else they talk about.
When you make a claim that is not true, that means you are lying. For three years, CNN has been lying about Trump-Russia collusion and continue to make up other lies as well in an effort to destroy Trump. This is the deception that makes CNN and the other fake news organizations fall into the category of “cult”, and their viewers into the category of “cult followers” or “members.” When you are repeatedly told something and believe it despite the truth, despite reality, that is cultish thinking, if not outright insanity.
I once mentioned that I got into a Twitter argument with someone who claimed that the Mueller report proved Trump colluded with Russia, despite the excerpt that I quoted earlier showing the opposite. This tells me that she either didn’t read the report and was told what was in it by someone else (cult-like) or read it and was simply left completely insane by the last few years.
This is the sort of damage the fake news media causes people, and it’s insanely rich that they would try and categorize support for Trump as cult-like behavior. Do they forget that most of Trump’s supporters are Christians? We follow Christ, and we support Trump because he also follows Christ. What reason does an actual Christian have to support any of the Satanist Democrats we see today? People who insist that murder of children, in and out of the womb, is moral; who insist that we are a fundamentally racist nation; who wish to bankrupt our country in order to “pay” for “free” healthcare for ILLEGALS, as well as a multitude of “green” programs that strip people of civil and constitutional rights in a futile “effort” to “fight” climate change. Why would any sincere Christian support such people?
We support Trump and will continue to support him so long as he doesn’t stray from what made him so popular in the first place. We didn’t vote for Trump because he was a reality TV star or because he was a successful real estate mogul or because he was particularly charismatic. We voted for him because he understood perfectly where the nation was headed and knew that we had the ability to Make America Great Again, so long as the disruptive regulations and bureaucracies got out of the way.
When we say someone is spreading “fake news”, that’s not a cliché. That’s pointing out that someone is lying about someone or something because they have biases that overshadow objective reporting. When we say “build the wall”, that’s not a cliché either. It’s a desire to secure our border, keep bad people from getting in, keep people who would take advantage of our country out of it, and ensuring that there are as few Kate Steinle cases as humanly possible. And when we say “Make America Great Again,” it’s a desire to actually bring America back to the greatness it once knew, because it had been brought down several pegs due to the Washington Establishment’s globalist ideals.
Before Trump, the President of the United States would go on apology tours for all the “injustices” that America had supposedly committed. Before Trump, we had a President of the United States who would declare “mission accomplished” extremely prematurely and would send us down the path of endless wars. Before Trump, we had a President of the United States who couldn’t keep his namesake in his pants and got impeached for perjury. Before Trump, we had a President of the United States who lied to the American people about not creating any new taxes and then turning around and creating new taxes.
Now, we are putting America First wherever we can, even despite what the Washington Establishment is trying to do in Congress and in lower courts.
To say that any of these desires is “cult-like” is nothing short of a pathetic attempt at projection. Everything Hassan said about Trump and his supporters being a “cult” can be more-so applied to the Left and to the fake news media like Brian Stelter and the rest of the Cult News Network.
It’s utter hypocrisy to claim such a thing of Trump supporters and it’s very much the reason why the fake news media is so hated. It’s not news anymore. Someone tuning in to CNN isn’t doing it to get informed on what’s happening, but to be given talking points to use on social media or at the dinner table during Thanksgiving about any given topic.
In fact, Thanksgiving was part of Stelter’s segment, as Hassan encouraged CNN viewers to “deprogram” Trump supporters during Thanksgiving. They are telling people “your Trump supporting cousin is in a cult, here’s what you should do to help them join ours-… eh, I mean, to help them escape.”
They do not believe that anyone could honestly support President Trump; that they had to be “mind controlled” or “brainwashed” in some way. Again, it’s nothing apart from total projection of what they actually are. Their message is basically: “If you do not agree with us 100% of the time regarding everything we discuss, you’re in a cult.”
So who actually is in the cult here?
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
Earlier this week, a video surfaced online depicting CNN anchor Chris Cuomo yelling at a man for having called him “Fredo”, in reference to the dumb Corleone brother in the first two movies of The Godfather.
The video is nearly 2 minutes long, but it begins with the man telling Cuomo “I thought that’s who you were,” insisting that he really thought Chris’s name was actually “Fredo”. Cuomo replied by saying: “No, punk-a** b****es from the Right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN.”
He continued: “Fredo is from ‘The Godfather’, he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion… It’s like the ‘n-word’ for us.’”
The man then sarcastically told Cuomo: “You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television.” Cuomo later responded by saying: “You’re going to have a f***ing problem.” This prompted the man to taunt Cuomo: “What are you going to do about it?”
It is at this point that Cuomo lost even more of his marbles: “I’ll f***ing ruin your s**t. I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk.” This prompted the argument to get a little heated, but other people in the area separated the two and prevented the situation from getting worse.
Now, there is a lot to say about this situation as a whole and what Cuomo said in the video.
First, let’s begin with what Cuomo specifically said. First of all, “Fredo” is not like the n-word for us Italians (yes, I’m Italian). To say that the name “Fredo” is like the n-word is ridiculous at best and insulting to black people at worst. There is no racial connotation to the name, but there is plenty of it for the n-word. The name may be meant as an insult, but it’s not a racial one. It’s in reference to the dumber brother in The Godfather, which even Cuomo admits to knowing prior to saying such nonsense.
Second, as much as I have seen people on both sides of the aisle defend Cuomo (and I’ll get to that), there’s no denying that the guy literally threatened violence against the man who called him “Fredo”. It’s entirely likely that the guy was heckling Cuomo and trying to get him worked up, given that there is video that was most likely shot from the guy’s cell phone in order to record the conversation, with the camera facing both men, but as Chris himself admitted the following day, he “should be better than the guys baiting me.” He definitely could have reacted better to the situation instead of getting in the guy’s face about it.
Whether or not you think the guy was sincere about him thinking Chris’ name was “Fredo” (doubtful, considering how often his name is shown on t.v. and social media) or he was really just heckling the guy, Cuomo took the bait and escalated things himself. He could’ve walked away, which would’ve been the smarter and more mature thing to do, but he let himself get dragged down to the other guy’s level. Certainly, threatening violence against the guy, even if he didn’t have any intention on doing anything, is not right.
And that’s what people on both sides of the aisle are missing: Cuomo THREATENED the guy with violence. CNN and the Left insist Cuomo was the victim of racism. He wasn’t and it’s, again, ridiculous at best and insulting at worst to claim he is the victim of racism. People like Jesse Kelly and Matt Walsh make the rational defense that people shouldn’t accost other people in public, particularly celebrities or pseudo-celebrities like Cuomo. Fair enough, and I agree, but again, half of the incident falls on Cuomo’s response to the accosting.
If the argument for Cuomo is that he was just standing up for himself, even then, there are better ways of doing it without 1) pretending you’re the victim of racism and 2) threatening violence. You can demand respect without asserting that you are willing to be violent.
And for those who might try and make some sort of argument about “Fredo” actually being a racial slur when directed at Italians, consider that multiple people in CNN have attacked others and called them “Fredo”. CNN’s Ana Navarro called Don Jr. “Fredo” live on Cuomo’s show, right in front of Cuomo, and he didn’t react in any way about it. If that name is a racial slur in any way, you would think he would’ve had some sort of problem with it being said on his show. Devin Nunes was also referred to as “Fredo” by CNN back in March by Rick Wilson and Don Jr. was also called “Fredo” by CNN’s David Gregory. Not once was there flak about it being a racial term. And all of a sudden, it’s racist to call someone “Fredo”? Give me a break.
And as far as the threat of violence goes, the Left and some people on the Right might try and ignore that, but it’s right there on video. Defend it as Cuomo “standing up for himself” all you want, but there are better ways to go about that whole situation. Even just threatening violence could give Cuomo some legal troubles, particularly as it was recorded and posted online, so being this quick to anger is never the right approach to take, regardless of whether or not he actually had done something to the guy. Even in the recording, Cuomo admits that throwing the guy down the stairs would lead to him getting sued, so he knows he shouldn’t actually do that, but the threat itself could put him in jeopardy.
Looking at the whole situation as objectively as I can, here is my final analysis:
1) The unnamed guy was most likely heckling Cuomo and trying to provoke him. Given how the video was shot, with the phone down but the camera facing up, that’s likely the case. He might have been trying to get a picture of Cuomo and himself, selfie style, so that can explain the way the camera was facing, but not the actual recording of video. That’s a different thing entirely. The guy also didn’t do much to try and deescalate the situation. At one point, he said: “What are you going to do about it?” That’s a pretty obvious tell that he was trying to provoke Cuomo into doing *something*. If he actually thought Chris’ name was “Fredo”, you would think he would’ve apologized about the mistake and tried to deescalate the situation. He didn’t do that, so some of the blame definitely falls on the guy, as far as one can tell.
2) Cuomo reacted extremely poorly, was quick to anger, carelessly claimed the name was a racial insult against Italians when it most definitely is not and carelessly threatened violence against the guy, even if he knew actually doing anything would put him in great legal jeopardy. All for being called “Fredo”, which isn’t even an actual insult. This is the same guy who often draws comparisons (which are nonexistent) between Trump and Hitler. The same guy who attacked a Catholic kid for awkwardly grinning at a Native American protester who went up to the kid’s face to accost him. The same guy who completely supports ANTIFA and what they do. Cuomo can dish it out, but the minute he even perceives to be insulted in some manner, he blows his lid and threatens violence? And this was in front of his family too.
In an objective manner, Cuomo isn’t entirely to blame for the situation, though he does bear much of it through his reaction alone. Had he gone about it differently, the situation wouldn’t have escalated like it did, or at least it would not have been his fault for the situation escalating. He did himself no favors by acting the way he did, even if he was “standing up for himself”. What he did was verbally attack a guy who, yes, was heckling him and provoking him a little, but it started because of the name “Fredo” being thrown at him. Nothing more than that.
While Cuomo may not have initiated the conflict here, he certainly did nothing to make the situation better. And considering how often he uses hateful language against other people, or allows hateful language against others on his own show, and considering he escalated things over being called a NAME, he doesn’t get sympathy from me. The Left and the MSM have applauded the heckling and driving away of conservatives from public spaces, so forgive me if my sympathy well is a bit dry.
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
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