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Friday, June 23rd, 2017

 


Michael GoodwinMichael Goodwin is the chief political columnist for The New York Post. He has a B.A. in English literature from Columbia College and has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining the Post in 2009, he was the political columnist for The New York Daily News, where he served as executive editor and editorial page editor and led its editorial board to a Pulitzer Prize. Prior to that, he worked for 16 years at The New York Times, beginning as a clerk and rising to City Hall Bureau Chief. He is the co-author of I, Koch and editor of New York Comes Back.

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 20, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.

I’ve been a journalist for a long time. Long enough to know that it wasn’t always like this. There was a time not so long ago when journalists were trusted and admired. We were generally seen as trying to report the news in a fair and straightforward manner. Today, all that has changed. For that, we can blame the 2016 election or, more accurately, how some news organizations chose to cover it. Among the many firsts, last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation that most of the mainstream media puts both thumbs on the scale—that most of what you read, watch, and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it. Not even close.

It’s not exactly breaking news that most journalists lean left. I used to do that myself. I grew up at The New York Times, so I’m familiar with the species. For most of the media, bias grew out of the social revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. Fueled by the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, the media jumped on the anti-authority bandwagon writ large. The deal was sealed with Watergate, when journalism was viewed as more trusted than government—and far more exciting and glamorous. Think Robert Redford in All the President’s Men. Ever since, young people became journalists because they wanted to be the next Woodward and Bernstein, find a Deep Throat, and bring down a president. Of course, most of them only wanted to bring down a Republican president. That’s because liberalism is baked into the journalism cake.

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GOP LAWMAKER RECEIVES THREATENING EMAILS

Friday, June 16th, 2017

 

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GOP Rep. Gets Chilling Email After Scalise Shooting: ‘One Down, 216 to Go’

A freshman House lawmaker received a chilling email following the Wednesday morning attack on Republican members of Congress.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) received an email stating “one down, 216 to go…” after House Majority Steve Scalise (R-LA) was critically wounded.

The sender was apparently referring to the 217 House Republicans who recently voted for a bill to replace ObamaCare.

“Did you NOT expect this?” the person wrote, accusing Republicans of taking away “ordinary people’s” health care.

Tenney joined Melissa Francis this afternoon and explained that this sort of hateful email has been somewhat routine since she arrived in Washington.

“I’ve been getting these types of messages and threats since I was sworn into office on January 3rd,” said Tenney.

After putting out a Memorial Day message a few weeks ago, Tenney recalled that someone wrote back that they hoped her son “comes back bagged.”

Tenney’s son is a Marine Corps. first lieutenant serving in the Middle East.

Democrats have reportedly received threatening messages as well following the shooting.

“The discourse has reached a level that violence in this situation has been normalized,” she said.

Tenney linked the threats and hateful messages to the “Resist” and “Indivisible” movements on the left, which have singled her out as one of the top Republican seats to try to flip in 2018.

“They want to get rid of me. They want me to lose … and they’re willing to do almost anything and they’re encouraging people to do this,” she said.

Watch the full interview by clicking on the above link

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EXITING THE MAD HATTER’S CLIMATE TEA PARTY

Monday, June 5th, 2017

 

Thanks to Charlie Hendrix of Pennsylvania for sharing this extremely informative article.   The U.S. has just dodged a bullet  thanks to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord !      Nancy

Exiting the Mad Hatter’s climate tea party

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – REGIME CHANGE BY ANY OTHER NAME?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

 

www.nationalreview.com/article/447864/trump-critics-left-right-want-him-removed

 NATIONAL REVIEW

REGIME CHANGE BY ANY OTHER NAME?
by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON   — NRO contributor Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, to appear in October from Basic Books

May 22, 2017 

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:   We are now watching insidious regime change, aimed at removing the president of the United States not because of what he has done so far, but because of his personality and what he might do to the Obama agenda — and because for a variety of cultural reasons, our elite simply despises his very being.

Truth or consequences? Obama skated for far worse misdeeds. Election machines in three states were not hacked to give Donald Trump the election. There was never a serious post-election movement of electors to defy their constitutional duties and vote for Hillary Clinton. Nor, once Trump was elected, did transgendered people begin killing themselves in alarming numbers. Nor were there mass resignations at the State Department upon his inauguration.

 

Nor did Donald Trump seek an order to “ban all Muslims” from entering the U.S. Instead, he temporarily sought a suspension in visas for everyone, regardless of religion, from seven Middle Eastern states that the Obama administration had earlier identified as incapable of properly vetting travelers to the U.S. The first lady did not work for an elite escort or prostitute service. She never said that she and young Barron Trump would not be moving to the White House. Barron does not have autism. Trump’s father never ran racist ads as a supposed candidate in a purported political campaign. Kellyanne Conway denies that in a private conversation between segments on MSNBC, she privately remarked to hosts that she had to take a shower after working for Trump. Donald Trump never suggested to the Mexican president that the U.S. was going to invade Mexico. Nor did Trump plan to mobilize the National Guard to send back illegal aliens. He did not remove a Martin Luther King bust from the White House. There was no evidence that he ever promised to ease Russian sanctions (much less that he promised the Russians he would be “flexible” after he was elected). He did not short the FBI of resources to conduct an investigation into supposed Russian collusion. He did not go to Moscow and watch prostitutes in his bed urinate where Barack Obama had previously slept. His deputy attorney general did not threaten to resign over the Comey firing.

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HOW TEAM OBAMA TRIED TO HACK THE ELECTION

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

 

NEW YORK POST

How Team Obama tried to hack the election

by Paul  Sperry   May 26, 2017

New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials.

The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election.

The revelations, as well as testimony this week from former Obama intel officials, show the extent to which the Obama administration politicized and weaponized intelligence against Americans.

Thanks to Circa News, we now know the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated privacy protections while snooping through foreign intercepts involving US citizens — and failed to disclose the breaches, prompting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court a month before the election to rebuke administration officials.

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VIDEO – OBAMA’S NSA USED FOR POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE

Friday, May 26th, 2017

 

 

Unprecedented documented crimes, and almost no coverage—yet.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSygF17_foc&feature=youtu.be

 JUDICIAL WATCH

On Watch: Episode 16 – Obama NSA used for domestic political intelligence & violated Constitution

 

Published on May 25, 2017

 

View the Top-Secret FISA court order

 

 here: www.judicialwatch.org/document

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RUSSIA SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER WORKED WITH RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUPS TO PURGE ANTI-TERRORISM TRAINING MATERIAL OFFENSIVE TO MUSLIMS

Friday, May 19th, 2017

 

This is information to be really concerned about.    Nancy
JUDICIAL WATCH.ORG

Russia Special Counsel Mueller Worked with Radical Islamic Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims

MAY 18, 2017

Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all anti-terrorism training material deemed “offensive” to Muslims after secret meetings between Islamic organizations and the FBI chief. Judicial Watch had to sue to get the records and published an in-depth report on the scandal in 2013 and a lengthier, updated follow-up in 2015.

As FBI director, Mueller bent over backwards to please radical Islamic groups and caved into their demands. The agency eliminated the valuable anti-terrorism training material and curricula after Mueller met with various Islamic organizations, including those with documented ties too terrorism. Among them were two organizations— Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)—named by the U.S. government as unindicted co-conspirators in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist financing case. CAIR is a terrorist front group with extensive links to foreign and domestic Islamists. It was founded in 1994 by three Middle Eastern extremists (Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad and Rafeeq Jaber) who ran the American propaganda wing of Hamas, known then as the Islamic Association for Palestine.

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RUSH LIMBAUGH: OBAMA ACTUALLY DID WHAT TRUMP IS ACCUSED OF DOING

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

 

As always, Rush can be counted on to give a detailed analysis of what is actually going on in the world of politics !   Be sure to read down to where Rush gives a quote from an article that Andrew McCarthy wrote in April of 20016 re Obama protecting Hillary and clearing her in  the 2016 campaign regarding her  “careless” handling of intelligence.  (McCarthy’s letter is highlighted in black)    Nancy

www.breitbart.com/video/2017/05/17/rush-limbaugh-obama-actually-trump-accused/

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Actually Did What Trump Is Accused of Doing

Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh argued former President Barack Obama “actually did” what New York Times report has accused President Donald Trump of doing regarding an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

According to Limbaugh, Obama had the FBI back off of an investigation into Hillary Clinton.

Partial transcript as follows (courtesy RushLimbaugh.com):

All right, here’s (among many things) what’s going on. Here’s what Trump is alleged to have done here vis-a-vis the Comey memo. Comey memo says that Trump asked him to let it go. Let the Flynn investigation go. I can hope you see your way to let this go. He didn’t do anything. The guy… I love the guy, honest guy. Comey said, “Yeah, I can tell you honest guy, good guy.” And what Trump is alleged to have done is actually no different than what Barack Obama did in April last year when he made it known that he didn’t want Hillary prosecuted.

In fact, the Obama situation is actually worse. While Trump indicated he didn’t want Flynn charged, he did not order the case dropped, because it’s still going on. Trump indicated that he wanted Flynn not to be charged, but he did not order the case to be dropped. And the case continues. Grand juries have been impaneled now. In contrast, the FBI and the Department of Justice dropped the Hillary investigation just as Obama wanted them to, and they used exactly the rationales Obama used when he made his public statements.

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TRUMP: ASSASSINATION BY LEAKS

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

 

 

www.dickmorris.com/trump-assassination-leak-lunch-alert/

 

Trump: Assassination By Leak

 

by Dick Morris May 17, 2017

 

Lee Harvey Oswald hid behind the sixth-floor window of the Dallas Book Depository Building as he aimed his rifle at JFK.  But, hiding in the grassy knoll ahead was at least one other hidden assassin closing in for the kill shot.  It was the first anonymous assassination of a president in US history.  Donald Trump is in danger of becoming the second.  His assassins use words not bullets and hide behind the First Amendment, not the grassy knoll.

Every single story attacking Trump, every leaked memo, every intercepted communication, every rumored exchange is reported to the media by anonymous sources.  Death by leaking is a particularly Washington spin on the MO of the Salem Witch Trials.  Instead of hysterical girls claiming to be possessed by the devil, we have hidden bureaucrats and intelligence operatives who claim to have seen, overheard, or secretly read of the most villainous kind of presidential malfeasance.

This is a particularly offensive form of a kangaroo court.  There is no opportunity to confront — or even know the name of — one’s accusers.  No right to see evidence.  No chance for cross examination.  No exploration of motives. Just accusation and suspicion.

To try to hobble or even impeach a popularly elected president by a death of a thousand leaks is an outrageous threat to democracy and we must not let it happen.

Consider this week’s three scandals:

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VIDEO – TREY GOWDY – ON JIM COMEY AND THE CLINTONS

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

 

This could be the next bombshell !   Nancy
Trey Gowdy Stops Just Short Of Calling Collusion On The Clintons And The DOJ [VIDEO]

 

 

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