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The best of the CNN meme war

I had no idea there were so many of these!


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The New York Times whiffs again -- another Russia story -- another #FakeNews failure

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Matthew Vadum (DirectorBlue) says from the fever swamps of the Left, the unsubstantiated, over-the-top Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory now includes President Trump's son who now stands accused of a 20-minute meeting with a Russian lawyer who allegedly has Kremlin ties.

This is merely the latest part of the Left's rolling coup attempt against President Trump.

According to the New York Times, Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr. at the Trump Tower in Manhattan in June last year after his father had secured enough delegates to win the GOP presidential nomination. She got the meeting by claiming she had dirt on Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton.

The newspaper breathlessly added in a separate report that young Trump was sent an email by acquaintance Rob Goldstone cautioning that "the Russian government was the source of the potentially damaging information." The paper acknowledged the email "does not elaborate on the wider effort by Moscow to help the Trump campaign."

Nor is it clear if Trump Jr. read the email. Of course, the sources to the New York Times are not named. The newspaper adds:

There is no evidence to suggest that the promised damaging information was related to Russian government computer hacking that led to the release of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails. The meeting took place less than a week before it was widely reported that Russian hackers had infiltrated the committee's servers.

The meeting was set up by Rob Goldstone, a music publicist, the Washington Post reports. Goldstone is involved with the Miss Universe pageant and manages Russian pop star Emin Agalarov.

"President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it."

Then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, reportedly had a meeting with Veselnitskaya who has ties somehow to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

That's it. A so-called scoop in journalistic parlance.

The Trump campaign apparently did nothing but listen to the woman.

Donald Trump Jr. now says the woman's offer of opposition research on Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and other Democrats was a ruse. Trump Jr. told the Times.

"After pleasantries were exchanged, the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense. No details or supporting information was provided or even offered. It quickly became clear that she had no meaningful information."

As Michael Walsh observes at the New York Post:

The real reason, it seems, was that Veselnitskaya wanted to lobby for the repeal of the Magnitsky Act, an Obama-era law that allows the US to deny visas to Russians thought guilty of human rights violations. In retaliation, the Russians promptly ended the adoption of Russian orphans by Americans.

Of course there is nothing illegal or even unethical about seeking out dirt on a political opponent, and the Trump campaign would have been foolish not to at least let Veselnitskaya explain herself in person. This is how opposition research is done in the great American experiment in self-governance.

But the New York Times is hell-bent on using wildly exaggerated claims and lies about President Trump's connections to Russia to take down the president.

Walsh adds:

Having established the smear of "collusion," the Times must now link every story with the word "Russia" to it in the hopes that the rubes and suckers won't stop believing that Trump somehow cheated his way into the White House.

This thing called "collusion," by the way, isn't a crime. Merely talking to someone who may be an agent for a foreign government isn't illegal, at least not yet, because America's First Amendment protects free speech, and most emphatically, political speech.

We shouldn't "criminalize" normal political discourse or prosecute people because they forget minor details on disclosure forms, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said yesterday.

Law professor Jonathan Turley trashed Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush, for asserting that the Trump Jr.-Veselnitskaya meeting "borders on treason."

"There is not a clear criminal act in such a meeting based on the information that we have," Turley writes. "Moreover, it is not necessarily unprecedented."

There is no crime in listening to people who say that they have incriminating information on a political opponent, even a foreigner. Article III defines treason as "levying War against [the United States], or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." To say that this type of meeting even borders on treason is quite a departure from the language and cases governing that crime.

Moreover, it is hardly shocking to see a willingness to gather dirt during that election.  Hillary Clinton was repeatedly criticized for her close association with figures like David Brock who was denounced even by John Podesta as sleazy and disreputable. There was also Sidney Blumenthal who was regularly denounced for spreading rumors and dirt against anyone threatening Clinton.

Besides, no one "colluded" more with Russia more than Barack Obama.

Obama worked "behind the scenes for months to forge a new working relationship with Russia, despite the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown little interest in repairing relations with Washington or halting his aggression in neighboring Ukraine," Bloomberg News reported in 2014.

Obama advanced Russia's interests in so many ways.

In 2009 Obama killed President Bush's missile defense program for the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. Then he renegotiated the New START nuclear arms agreement, which curbed the U.S. missile defense arsenal while letting the Russians add to theirs. In March 2012 Obama was caught on an open microphone telling then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to wait until after the upcoming election when he would be able to make even more concessions on missile defense. As Russia engaged in what one expert called the largest military buildup since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Obama flipped off Mitt Romney during a presidential debate. After Romney on the campaign trail referred to Russia as "without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe," Obama mocked him, saying "the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back." And Obama did virtually nothing but talk when Putin invaded Ukraine.

Obama was the most pro-Russian U.S. president of all time, which makes the Left's conspiracy theory about President Trump's collusion with Russia seem especially far-fetched.

And so the Trump Derangement Syndrome festers on as the Left continues to find itself unable to accept the results of the November election.

More ridiculous, desperate accusations against Trump officials are bound to come our way.


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Whoever is helping The New York Times is seeking to do "maximum damage" to Trump Jr.

Jeff Poor (Breitbart) is reporting that on Tuesday's "Morning Joe," network analyst Mark Halperin observed that whoever might be the source for The New York Times’ reporting on Donald Trump, Jr. about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Trump, Jr. was attempting to inflict "maximum damage."

Partial transcript as follows:

SCARBOROUGH: So Mark Halperin, notice that the first explanation -- on Saturday, the meeting is about adoption, it's about their kids.

Their statement on Saturday says absolutely nothing, about, as The New York Times says, "dirt" offered on Hillary Clinton.

HALPERIN: I’m hearing a lot of interesting things and one of the things that is not explained here is why he said what he said on Saturday and then was forced to change his story.

SCARBOROUGH: Forced.

HALPERIN: Forced to change his story, by seemingly, what The New York Times say what they'll learn.

And whoever is helping The New York Times with these stories seems to be doing it in a way like maximum damage on Donald Trump Jr. Even if you accept his Sunday version -- accept his Sunday version -- ask no questions, have no suspicions, he’s in a world of hurt.


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The New York Times has neither seen nor read "Russia email" to Donald Trump, Jr.

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Joel B. Pollak (Breitbart) is reporting that The New York Times reports Monday evening that Donald Trump, Jr. was informed through an email that the information on Hillary Clinton that a Russian lawyer had offered to provide "was part of a Russian government effort to aid his father's candidacy."

The email in question "was sent by Rob Goldstone, a publicist and former British tabloid reporter who helped broker the June 2016 meeting" with the Russian lawyer, the Times reports.

Supposedly, the email would have alerted Trump, Jr. to the lawyer's alleged links to the Kremlin.

Curiously, the Times does not provide the email. Nor has it actually seen the email. Its source: "three people with knowledge of the email."

This is only the latest effort by the Times to bring down President Donald Trump that relies on documents it has not seen and verified.

In May, it reported that Trump had referred to former FBI director James Comey as a "nut job" in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, citing "a document summarizing the meeting" that it did not actually read or have in its possession, but which was read selectively to the Times by "an American official."

Last month, Comey told Congress that a February 14 article by the Times alleging Trump associates "had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election" was, "in the main," untrue. That article at least cited "four current and former American officials." Monday's article only cites "three people."

(Based on that description, one might reasonably speculate that they are members of the House or Senate Intelligence Committees, rather than FBI or intelligence officials. Congress may be leaking to keep the Russia story going.)

Rob Goldstone, the purported author of the email, is not exactly a highly-placed source, or a reliable one. He is described as "a publicist and former British tabloid reporter," and his oddball selfies are all over social media.

In the absence of the actual evidence that is central to its accusation, the Times article moves on to filler that recapitulates other parts of the story already reported over the weekend. It notes that Goldstone told the Times that a Russian pop star asked him to arrange the meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. and the Russian lawyer.

If those are the characters through which the Russian government tries to influence foreign elections, the Kremlin suffers from a serious recruitment problem.

Related:  Clinton allies met with Ukrainian government officials to dig up dirt on Trump during 2016 election

The Times has lost it completely. Here's a REAL journalist addressing The Times report:

Brit Hume says story is a "farce ... almost laughable ... not collusion


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BBC "reporter" busted sharing fake Trump-Putin photo

Truth Feed News is reporting that liberal British reporter John Sweeney is most known for his role in the British Broadcasting Corporation's "Panorama and Newsnight" series.

He also presented an Anti-Trump conspiracy theory hit piece called "Trump, the Kremlin Candidate?"

You would think an investigative journalist would be more cautious about spreading blatantly fake news but that was proven wrong.

As you can see in the screenshot below, Sweeney retweeted a FAKE imagine of Trump and 3 others looking to Putin.

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Too bad it's 100% fake. Here is the original photo.

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Sweeney has still not deleted the retweet as of the time of this publication.

I guess he has no problem spreading completely #FakeNews.



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The Washington Post offers up a textbook case of garbage, biased journalism

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Jay Caruso (RedState) says imagine you've been in a coma for the previous month. You come out of it, and one morning you pick up The Washington Post, and you find a story that discusses, in part, the shooting of a member of Congress.

The title of the story says:

In Alexandria shooter's hometown, rage-filled radio host channels middle America's inner frustration

Whoa! That certainly sounds ominous. The story starts like this:

It's not yet 11 a.m., and Bob Romanik, sitting behind the microphone at his radio station in a rundown strip mall in the middle of America, already has said the "n-word" out loud -- and on air -- at least a dozen times.

Romanik is a surly 68-year-old former East St. Louis street cop. He hates Black Lives Matter and talks proudly about his Caucasian heritage to anyone who will listen. And do they listen. His controversy-courting radio program -- he's the self-styled "Grim Reaper of Radio" on KQQZ 1190 AM -- reaches across this region, in and around Belleville, Ill.

The suburban community about 20 miles east of St. Louis drew attention in recent weeks because it was the hometown of James T. Hodgkinson, the out-of-work politically frustrated home inspector who up and left, drove a van to the Washington area, and then shot four people at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria.

There's a scene in ‘All The President's Men' where Carl Bernstein says to Bob Woodward that his opening of a story needs more "clarity." The first three paragraphs of the story by Peter Holley are clear enough, aren't they? It's obvious, right?

James Hodgkinson listened to Romanik, a right-wing racist on the radio enough that he drove to Washington DC and shot up a congressional baseball practice. The obvious next question for a reader is, "Which Democrats at the baseball practice got shot?"

Is there anything else to ask after reading the first three paragraphs?

One might be shocked back into a coma to learn James Hodgkinson was not an angry conservative, but instead was an angry Bernie Sanders supporting, Occupy Wall Street guy who favored watching Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, hated Donald Trump and who shot up a Republican congressional baseball practice, shooting Republicans, including Republican Representative Steve Scalise.

If the story were only about Romanik and didn't mention Hodginkson, it would be a run-of-the-mill profile about some local AM shock-jock and a pretty good one at that. It is interesting to see the kind of influence local talk shows have just like local newspapers and local television news.

But what editor at the Washington Post allowed Holley to link Hodgkinson to a right-wing radio talk show host without even confirming he ever listened to the show? Perhaps after seeing this:

The nation was shocked, but Romanik -- who seems to delight in launching savage attacks on local politicians and stoking his listeners' many frustrations about race, crime and government -- certainly wasn't. Despite being a die-hard supporter of President Trump who has perfected the art of the dire populist message, many of Romanik's biggest fans in southern Illinois are disgruntled Democrats like Hodgkinson.

"I can't say for sure if this Hodgkinson guy listened to me, but he probably did," Romanik said in a recent interview. "If people would be honest about what drove Hodgkinson to the point of violence, you'd probably see a lot of people right on the same page with him all over the country. But around here, for sure."

Disgruntled Democrats apparently listen to right-wing radio talk show hosts and then shoot at Republicans. Got that?

The Washington Post story is a textbook example of garbage journalism. Peter Holley should be ashamed of himself for writing it and whoever his editor is, should be ashamed for allowing it to get published. Strip all the information about Hodgkinson, and it's an interesting story.

As it stands, it's a story that attempts to link James Hodgkinson to Bob Romanik as the source of Hodgkinson's influence for shooting Steve Scalise and three other people in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017.



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Read this quote -- then read it again

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Thought criminal? -- That's the thinking of a NAZI

Pacific Pundit says it seems that we now know how CNN and Andrew Kaczynski host of KFILE tracked down HanAssHoleSolo who created the Trump-CNN "wrestling" video that went viral last week.

According to Media Equalizer, KFile has been implicated in another attempt to reveal the identity of online sources. Andrew Kaczynski allgedely used a phishing tactic used to determine IP address, location, and other identifying information. At least at the time of this and Media Equalizer's bombshell, there has been no response from Kaczynski.

Andrew Kaczynski appears to be a serial doxxer.

The former Buzzfeed contributor and current host of CNN's KFile has been implicated in another attempt to reveal the identity of online sources.

By seeming to plant foreign web bugs into personal emails, a common phishing tactic used to determine IP address, location, and other identifying information, new questions have been raised regarding ethical practices inside the troubled news network.

A recent email exchange with an anonymous conservative group has been obtained by Media Equalizer. In the discussion, Kaczynski feigns interest in a scoop that's being offered.

At one point, he attempts to sneak a web bug into the conversation, with the apparent goal of luring the recipient into clicking the link. Doing so would give Kaczynski the IP address, location, and other metadata included in the email recipient's account.

If this story turns out to be true, then CNN and Andrew Kaczynski better pay the price of justice (and no I don't mean violence against him or his family.)

Andrew Kaczynski of course came to CNN from Buzzfeed, another joke of a left-wing propaganda site that spread that fake Trump-Russia pee dossier.

If CNN and Kaczynski are using phishing tactics to illegally obtain information, what type of legal liability do they face? Considering the current state of CNN and the media, it would not surprise me in the least if this turned out to be true.



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A weeks worth of CNN's Russian narrative destroyed in a seconds

Sundance (ConservativeTreehouse) is reporting that for an entire week CNN has been running an ongoing story, based on a single source, about President Trump not going to confront Vladimir Putin about interference in the 2016 election. Note the running CNN narrative via the chyrons:

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Then this happened…

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Feel good video of the day!

Start at item #68 today . . .

This is what happens to CNN's stalkers when they harass people minding their own business.

President Trump used a meme in a tweet Sunday where the president takes down CNN and gives them a beat down outside a pro wrestling ring. This made CNN very upset.

Over the past few days CNN harnessed its mighty staff of investigative reporters and  attempted to find the individual who made the GIF used by the President.  They announced that they found the individual and then blackmailed the individual into apologizing for the meme.  

The man's father did not like the reporter from CNN harassing him and so when the reporter attempted to follow the man into his business, the reporter got an unexpected welcome.

The father punched the CNN reporter right in the chops, knocking him to the ground.

The idiot CNN stalker doesn't seem to know the difference between assault and battery.

Assault is a threat to punch you in the chops. Battery is the act of punching you in the chops.

In my opinion, this old guy will not face jail, because the stalker attempted to follow him into his store.

In any case, the old fella made my day.


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CNN ratings in freefall

Tyler Durden (ZeroHedge) is reporting that CNN's primetime shows draw less viewers than re-runs of "Yogi Bear."

A series of fake news articles (see here, here and here), black mail of anonymous Reddit users who had the audacity to poke fun at them and a couple of undercover videos from Project Veritas revealing CNN producers admitting their own news is "mostly bullshit," seems to be taking a toll on CNN's ratings.

As The Federalist notes in the table below, for the week of June 26th to July 2nd, CNN's primetime shows (Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon) managed to draw about 6% fewer viewers than multi-decade old re-runs of "Yogi Bear," "Full House," and "Friends," which air in the same time slots on Nick-At-Nite.

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Sometimes it's difficult to know for sure, but we think this is a bad trend..

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Related:  CNN's primetime ratings -- loses to Fox News and MSNBC, FX, TLC, Discovery Channel -- and even children’s Nick-at-Nite



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CNN's Nic Roberson reports fake anti-Trump news about G20 Summit location

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Penny Starr (Breitbart) is reporting that Nic Roberston, CNN's international diplomatic editor, falsely told viewers on Wednesday that the chosen site of the upcoming G20 Summit was made to "humiliate" President Donald Trump.

Roberston said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was motivated by her dislike of Trump to pick Hamburg so protestors would have more access to the president.

"Quite simply, Angela Merkel has chosen to hold this summit in an environment, in a location that can be surrounded by protestors," Robertson said.

"The essence of the idea here is, not forgetting that Angela Merkel is in a reelection campaign this year, the protesters will be able to get close so that, in part, President Trump can hear the voices of dissent here in Germany, here in Europe," Robertson said.

But as The Federalist pointed out, the Associated Press reported that Hamburg would be the venue for the summit a year ago when polls and the liberal media were predicting that Hillary Clinton would handily defeat Trump in the presidential election.

"The German government says it will host a summit of the Group of 20 major world economic powers in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 next year," AP reported.

"The government said Friday that the meeting will likely be held at the northern port city's congress center," AP reported. "The venue contrasts with the remote hotel in the Bavarian Alps where Germany hosted last year's Group of Seven summit, but the government says it 'fulfills all the logistical and security demands.'"

The Federalist also cited Robertson's remarks about the protesters supporting Merkel's globalist views when, in fact, the anarchists who regularly protest the international economic and finance event are anti-globalism and anti-capitalist.

Robertson said,

Angela Merkel was quoted in a popular weekly political paper here saying that "The United States sees globalization differently than how we do. We see a win win situation," she said. "The United States see winners and losers where only some profit in globalization."

So the stakes have been set pretty high there and the people of Germany and others will be able to give voice and vent their frustrations and feelings that perhaps the German chancellor is too polite to say in the terms that they will.

"Thousands of violent anti-Capitalist protestors are planning to disrupt this week's G20 summit in Hamburg, the German interior minister warned on Tuesday," The Telegraph reported on Tuesday.

Violent anti-Capitalist protestors = communists!



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Gangsta News Network

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Matthew Vadum (FrontPage) says CNN's case of Trump Derangement Syndrome has become so monstrously acute the network is now hunting down and extorting those who mock it online.

And if there is one thing mendacious, entitled, left-wing journalists hate, it's being ridiculed in public. So the network, whose anti-Trump stories outdo even the Soviet echo chamber that is MSNBC, threatened to "dox" the mocker. "Doxing" is putting a person's private information such as a home address, telephone number, or Social Security Number online for the world to see.

This, the latest in a long line of CNN intrigues, began Sunday when President Trump tweeted a modified 10-year-old video of his guest-star appearance at a wrestling match. What apparently earned CNN's ire was the fact that its corporate logo was superimposed over the face of the person Trump is shown pretending to rough up. After Trump finishes with "CNN," a graphic for a made-up "FNN: Fraud News Network" is conspicuously displayed.

CNN's KFile investigative squad, run by world-class sleaze and character assassin Andrew Kaczynski, then claimed to have found the Reddit user who created the now-wildly popular animated meme -- in Internet parlance, a GIF file -- showing a hands-on Trump making America great again by putting the hurt on the Atlanta-based fake news network whose singular mission at the moment is to take down the nation's democratically-elected 45th president.

CNN's Kaczynski declared the network would not reveal the true identity of Reddit user, HannAssholeSolo, who generated the meme, "because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again."

But then Kaczynski offered what certainly seems like prima facie evidence of extortion against the Reddit user: "CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change."

Later the network added this lame explanation to the public record:

CNN decided not to publish the name of the Reddit user out of concern for his safety. Any assertion that the network blackmailed or coerced him is false. The user, who is an adult male, not a 15-year-old boy, apologized and deleted his account before ever speaking with our reporter. CNN never made any deal, of any kind, with the user. In fact, CNN included its decision to withhold the user's identity in an effort to be completely transparent that there was no deal.

Sometimes CNN and Kaczynski don't know when to stop digging.

"It's unclear what the person did that would necessitate an apology or why the GIF constitutes ‘ugly behavior, but in any case CNN threatened "to publish his identity should any of that change," Mark Tapson writes. "Now #CNNBlackmail is a top trend on Twitter."

CNN's actions are clearly grossly unethical and, as suggested above, are likely criminal.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote that the media outlet's behavior was "[t]roubling."

"I assume CNN's lawyers are examining GA § 16-8-16 Theft by extortion. If CNN constructively obtained the gif-maker's IP... it's a GA crime if they threatened to ‘Disseminate any information tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule....'" he wrote.

German Lopez of the left-wing website Vox wrote "I can't emphasize how bad this is on CNN's part. This is basically ‘don't post stuff we don't like or we'll dox you.' Extremely unethical."

What CNN did is "essentially blackmail," according to conservative radio host Ben Shapiro. "That's CNN stating that it will out the guy if he dares to defy their political perspective or offends them sufficiently. The whole story is frightening, and obviously an attempt to both nail Trump and discourage people from smacking CNN."

Added nationally-syndicated radio host Dana Loesch: "The optics of going after people on Independence Day simply for making memes. And some wonder why people are frustrated with media."

WikiLeaks tweeted, "Trump was bad. CNN is worse: CNN threatens amateur satirist behind Trump video: make fun of us again and we dox you."

CNN's extreme reaction to being ridiculed shouldn't come as much of a surprise. After all, politically correct leftists have no sense of humor.

And to make matters worse, CNN may have identified the wrong person as the pro-Trump GIF-maker, according to Kaczynski's former employer, cat-video and gossip website BuzzFeed. (Kaczynski quit BuzzFeed to join CNN in October.)

Again, this shouldn't come as a surprise to those who follow college dropout Kaczynski's work.

As Jon Gabriel writes at Ricochet:

This isn't Kaczynski's first attempt at destroying a private citizen's life. As a BuzzFeed reporter, he gained notoriety for publicizing a lame joke Tweeted by a 30-year-old PR director named Justine Sacco. As Sacco was boarding a plane from London to Cape Town, South Africa, she poked fun at many people's poor understanding of the continent. Kaczynski decided the joke was racist and helped gin up a digital lynch mob while she was in the air for 11 hours sans internet. By the time Sacco landed, she was mobbed by reporters, was fired from her job, and had to go into hiding.

Kaczynski has also taken on the role of grand plagiarism inquisitor at CNN.

He accused Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke of plagiarism because his punctuation was bad in an academic paper. He also accused commentator Monica Crowley of plagiarism in connection with her 2012 book, What The (Bleep) Just Happened. Publishing law attorney Lynn Chu examined Crowley's work and said she "found CNN's splashy 'plagiarism' accusation to be ill-supported—a heavily exaggerated, political hit job."

Gabriel also writes that

Kaczynski's insanity was just the latest in CNN's string of horrible decisions related to Trump. Last week, CNN accepted the resignations of three star journalists over their retracted story falsely connecting a Trump associate to a Russian bank. Before that, CNN's parent company helped fund a performance of Julius Caesar, in which a Trump stand-in is assassinated. In the past month, the network retracted another anti-Trump story proved false by James Comey's testimony, fired Kathy Griffin for posing with an effigy of Trump's decapitated head, and censured host Reza Aslan for wishing rape on a Republican congressman. Not to mention the Project Veritas videos catching CNN employees mocking Americans and admitting that the endless Russia allegations are a big nothing-burger.

Needless to say, CNN is in big trouble that is entirely of its own making.

"Considering all of the network's recent journalistic embarrassments and its ratings slide into near-oblivion, perhaps CNN should be on a suicide watch," Mark Tapson concludes.


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The New York Times falls for parody North Korea tweet

Alex Griswold (FreeBeacon) says The New York Times reported Tuesday that a statement from a parody North Korea Twitter account was an actual statement from the North Korean government.

The Times story on a joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea noted that "the North Korean government belittled the joint exercise as ‘demonstrating near total ignorance of ballistic science.'"

But that statement came from the parody @DPRK_News account, in what was evidently a satirical tweet.

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The piece has since been updated with a correction. "Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article attributed incorrectly a Twitter statement to the North Korean government," it read.

"The North Korean government did not belittle a joint American-South Korean military exercise as ‘demonstrating near total ignorance of ballistic science,' that statement was from the DPRK News Service, a parody Twitter account," the Times admitted.

In response to the snafu, the DPRK News account had fun at the Times' expense.

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The Times is in good company. USA Today fell for the account in March, erroneously reporting that the North Korean government called Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) an "infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself." 

The progressives at The Times wanted to believe it so badly they fooled themselves.



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Limbaugh says, "it is the end of CNN"

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Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh reacted to the controversies surrounding cable news channel CNN, which has taken an adversarial role in its coverage of President Donald Trump.

Jeff Poor (Breitbart) is reporting that Limbaugh called the network's reactions to a tweet made by President Donald Trump showing its logo superimposed over Vince McMahon's face as he is being wrestled to the ground by Trump at the 2007 WWE Wrestlemania event and declared it was "the end of CNN."

Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of RushLimbaugh.com):

Hey, let me ask you a question, folks. How many people over the course of your life, over the course of the recent past, months, years, how many people do you know that constantly complain about the media? Everybody, right? Everybody's always complaining about the media. So over this past weekend I had somebody say, "Do you believe what Trump is doing to CNN?"

I said, "What do you mean what Trump is doing to CNN? It's not what Trump is doing to CNN. It's what CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post are doing to Trump!"

So many people have complained to me about the media for all of my life, the entire portion of my life that I've been doing this program. "Something's got to be done. We've got to do something. Why doesn't somebody do something about the media?" And here comes Donald Trump doing something about the media and people are getting nervous. Not everybody. Some people are obviously very supportive and happy about this.

I think it was last week or the week before, I forget which, but I openly stated on this program that we are witnessing the decline and eventual demise of CNN. And that statement was picked up by several in the Drive-By Media, and panels were assembled to discuss my premise. "Do you really think," it was asked on Fox News, "do you really think this could be the end of CNN?" It is the end of CNN.

My point about this, a lot of people are nervous. Trump supporters are nervous about the tweet. Not everybody, but some Trump supporters are nervous about the tweeting and they're nervous about him taking on CNN. For everybody who's wanted something done about the media, this is what it looks like. For everybody's who's complained about "inside-the-Beltway-itis" and how it happens and says we need to drain the swamp or whatever, this is what it looks like.

It was never gonna be pretty. It was never going to appear rational or normal. I mean, this is a huge battle taking place that Donald Trump is waging single-handedly. Now, he's got his supporters out there, don't misunderstand. The social media army is out there supporting, and he's not alone in this. But in terms of electoral politics he pretty much is alone in this, and he continues to take it to them. And they clearly do not know how to deal with Trump.

When I saw this, I was jealous. I was jealous that I didn't do this. The video of Trump body slamming a CNN logo. I said, "This is great." Trump didn't do it. He just retweeted it. But it was clever, it was funny, and it illustrated once again that modern-day journalism and modern-day liberalism have zero sense of humor. The serious outrage that this was met with is highly illustrative of just where modern-day liberalism is and who they really are.

I mean, CNN literally went bat crazy over this. They were acting like this is a direct assault on all members of the media. This is promoting violence against the media. Meanwhile, the only people being shot out there are Republicans. The only people being shot are Republicans, and they are deranged supporters of liberals like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and they are listening to all the rhetoric that the Drive-By Media, including CNN, is using to make them insane, to rev them up.

Here comes a guy on our side of the aisle using clever satire and parody, putting the CNN logo over the face of Vince McMahon, a video tape of Trump at a Wrestlemania a long time ago, CNN logo. (laughing) CNN can't take it. CNN goes bonkers, claiming that this is going to cause violence against journalists. Meanwhile, the only violence taking place is against Republicans, and it is with guns, and it's being perpetrated by deranged followers of left-wing news such as CNN, the New York Times, the Huff and Puffing Post, you name it.

I thought it was hilarious and funny. But it made some people nervous is my point. I saw a lot of people over the weekend and they said, "It's just not presidential." I said, "Look, the problem is Trump didn't start this." And I reminded every one of these people how every time I've talked to them over the years, at one point or another there's widespread complaining about the media. And there's always somebody in the group, "Somebody's gotta do something." Well, somebody is. And this is what it looks like.

This is exactly what it looks like, whether you're taking on the media or whether you're taking on any other branch of the Washington ruling class or establishment. I think while people are aware of the dislike and the unpopularity of establishmentarians of Donald Trump, I don't think people have a full-fledged correct understanding of the sheer, raw hatred for Trump that they have. And that kind of hatred that they are carrying with them every day is dangerous. It's destructive. It's distorting. It is almost dehumanizing in a way.

And it ain't over!


 



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While CNN burns, network president Jeff Zucker rushes to New York Times for damage control

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Matthew Boyle (Breitbart) is reporting that while CNN withers amid the biggest journalistic scandal in the network's history, network president Jeff Zucker has turned to the New York Times for help.

"I don't sleep that much anyway," Zucker told the Times' Michael Grynbaum in a rare interview in his office on the fifth floor of CNN's Midtown Manhattan, New York City newsroom. Grynbaum noted he is not "getting a lot of sleep lately," either -- something that comes as the network faces what amounts to perhaps the biggest scandal in journalism history -- but definitely the biggest in CNN history.

Three senior editorial staffers at CNN -- a Pulitzer Prize winning editor, a Pulitzer Prize nominated reporter, and the head of the network's investigative reporting unit -- resigned over a week ago as a result of an embarrassing retraction of a very fake news hit piece on President Donald Trump and his associates.

CNN was forced to retract the faulty hit piece after a Breitbart News investigation discovered the entire piece was untrue. It falsely alleged that associates of President Trump -- particularly SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci and Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman -- were under Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee investigation for supposed ties to a Russian fund.

It turns out that not only did the "meetings" that CNN alleged to have occurred never actually happen, but the Senate Intelligence Committee is not investigating it -- and the Treasury Department already looked into the matter but found it to be entirely "without merit," per a senior administration official's comment to Breitbart News.

CNN retracted the piece after Breitbart News's investigation -- and under pressure from the threat of hefty a lawsuit from Scaramucci -- and apologized to Scaramucci. CNN has not apologized to President Trump or to Stephen Schwarzman for maligning them, nor has the network apologized to anyone else falsely smeared in the now-retracted hit piece.

A few days after the embarrassing retraction -- reportedly the first of Zucker's tenure at the top of the network -- the reporter on the byline, Thomas Frank, resigned, as did the story's editor Eric Lichtblau. Investigative unit chief Lex Haris also resigned.

From there, the network has spiraled into chaos that has lasted nearly two weeks. The chaos is fueled by further mistakes: a lack of transparency from the network's public relations team and from Zucker, a refusal to course correct away from deep problems with journalistic integrity inside CNN, and by more damning revelations about CNN including from undercover videos of CNN producers and talent published by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas.

Grynbaum wrote:

On Wednesday, CNN found itself facing another backlash -- and additional online threats -- after it posted a story about a man who created a version of the wrestling video that was later tweeted by Mr. Trump; it did not identify him but said it reserved the right to do so if he resumed his activities. Some users on Reddit took that caveat as a threat, and it prompted a hashtag, #CNNBlackmail. CNN said it had only meant to make it clear that it had cut no deal with the subject of the article, though some media critics called it an unusual choice. For CNN, it was yet another dust-up felt by its 3,500 employees as they pursue day-to-day responsibilities and worry about the usual industry concerns, like ratings. CNN has recently placed third in weekday prime time, behind the more ideologically driven coverage of Fox News and MSNBC.

Now, for the first time, Zucker is himself on the record in the scandals. CNN is still refusing to provide Zucker for an actual interview rather than a puff piece in the New York Times, as Breitbart News and many other outlets have been asking him for a sit-down interview. Zucker is also still refusing to appear in public for an on-camera press briefing about the scandal consuming CNN from the inside out, something President Trump's son Donald Trump, Jr. is calling on Zucker to do since CNN thinks on-camera briefings are so important.

Zucker allies inside CNN touted the interview as some sort of accomplishment.

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But despite the gentle treatment the New York Times gave him, Zucker -- and the Times scribe with whom he sat for this interview -- admit publicly now that the network is under siege.

Grynbaum wrote that there is a "foxhole-like mentality inside CNN's offices, where security measures have been tightened and some hosts have considered abandoning their social media accounts because of abuse."

CNN's New Day anchor Chris Cuomo -- whose producer Jimmy Carr has been exposed in O'Keefe's Project Veritas videos -- even compared CNN to "the Thunderdome." And the day after the three senior editorial staff resigned, Grynbaum notes, Zucker "phoned in from London to a companywide conference call, telling employees that the heightened scrutiny meant there could be no room for error."

But besides all that, even the appearance of Zucker in the media on this front -- it is extraordinarily rare for a chief executive of a television news network to appear in the media during a crisis -- has to be worrisome for network investors and corporate leadership. In other words, it is less about what Zucker is actually saying and more about the fact he is even sitting for an interview at all that is mere proof that CNN is burning.

Despite the now public admission the network is in serious crisis, and cannot afford more mistakes than it has already made, Zucker is trying to brush off the dire situation in which he and his team find themselves.

"My job is to remind everyone that they need to stay focused doing their job," Zucker, nonetheless, told Grynbaum, adding of President Trump: "He's trying to bully us, and we're not going to let him intimidate us. You can't lose your confidence and let that change the way you conduct yourselves."

The piece also quotes Zucker being worried about CNN employees' safety thanks to the war with Trump. Zucker told Grynbaum that Trump "has caused us to have to take steps that you wouldn't think would be necessary because of the actions of the president of the United States."

Another buried revelation in Grynbaum's piece is that administration officials are considering using the looming merger between CNN parent Time Warner and telecommunications giant AT&T as a leverage point in the war with CNN. Grynbaum wrote:

White House advisers have discussed a potential point of leverage over their adversary, a senior administration official said: a pending merger between CNN's parent company, Time Warner, and AT&T. Mr. Trump's Justice Department will decide whether to approve the merger, and while analysts say there is little to stop the deal from moving forward, the president's animus toward CNN remains a wild card.

When he asked Zucker about the merger, Zucker brushed it off.

"It's not something I think about," Zucker told Grynbaum.

Grynbaum was not buying it, because Zucker lost his last job at NBC thanks to that company's merger with Comcast. "Mr. Zucker, who was ousted as chief executive of NBCUniversal after that company merged with Comcast, declined to comment on the pending deal, except to say that the merger had not affected his journalistic or management choices," Grynbaum wrote.

Perhaps the most important revelations in the Zucker interview with the New York Times published late Wednesday, however, are what is not said and not asked. There are dozens upon dozens of questions CNN's public relations team and Zucker are refusing to answer about this network-wide scandal.

More from Breitbart News's investigations into CNN is forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead.



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In his latest "Firewall," host Bill Whittle recounts the recent CNN scandals, describes the masterful way the videos were released and shows what incredible -- almost unbelievable -- harm is caused by media bias:


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More #Fake News from CNN -- CNN analyst claims Trump never made "Article 5" commitment to NATO

Matthew Boyle (Breitbart) says they never learn. CNN is at it again, pushing more very fake news designed to hurt President Donald Trump with misinformation fed to viewers through its channel.

This time, on the morning of the Fourth of July, CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer, also a historian at Princeton University, inaccurately claimed that President Trump never made an Article 5 commitment to America's NATO allies. The startling and deeply inaccurate accusation came during a discussion about President Trump's upcoming meetings at the G20 summit, his forthcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and tensions rising in North Korea.

The United States can't weaken its commitment to South Korea," Zelizer said, adding:

That won't work. That won't help the situation. This has been a central ally in the effort to put pressure on North Korea. It's the same as our efforts to engage China. So this is a place where there could be actually considerable tension with Russia. Look, there's something very important President Trump has to do, actually, and it is to affirm his commitment to NATO -- something he has not done. That's a big factor in creating an alliance that will strengthen our ability to…

When asked in a follow-up by CNN's Fredricka Whitfield -- who did not correct Zelizer's inaccuracy -- if that's something he thinks might be "potentially happening" on Trump's upcoming trip, Zelizer again peddled the fake news.

"I don't know if it will happen," Zelizer said. "But I think it's actually quite urgent. I think it's something Putin needs to hear. For all the bluster, I think it's something he has not said. And I think it would be very helpful to the administration."

This one is unbelievably easy to debunk. All one has to do is go look at CNN's own reporting, from a June 9 report on its website from CNN politics reporter Jeremy Herb, to see that CNN analyst Zelizer is lying on national television.

The headline of Herb's early June report speaks for itself: "Trump commits to NATO's Article 5."

"I am committing the United States to Article 5," the CNN report quotes Trump as saying at a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House.

In fact, in the live broadcast on CNN, CNN contributor and Politico White House correspondent Tara Palmeri correctly noted that the president and administration do not feel the need to continue reaffirming Article 5 commitments to NATO allies because "they feel like they've already done that in the Rose Garden speech and prior talks."

What's perhaps even more troubling about Zelizer's very fake news on behalf of CNN on Tuesday morning is that when Richard Grenell -- the former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations, Trump supporter, and Fox News contributor -- called him out for pushing the inaccuracies, he doubled down on the falsehoods. Grenell simply tweeted to Zelizer CNN's own reporting debunking his claims on the network, and Zelizer refused to acknowledge he pushed very fake news on CNN.

Grenell, in a follow-up statement to Breitbart News, said the responsible thing for CNN to do if it believes in journalistic integrity would be to have Zelizer retract the false statements.

"Everyone makes mistakes, but when there is an unequivocal and yet completely erroneous statement made on national television, the ideals and responsibilities of journalism require a correction," Grenell said in an emailed statement to Breitbart News.

CNN spokeswomen Lauren Pratapas and Emily Kuhn have not responded to a Breitbart News request for comment on whether Zelizer will correct the inaccurate comments he made -- fake news debunked by CNN's own reporting.

This example of very fake news caps off the latest development in the worst journalistic scandal in CNN's network history, which started with the retraction of a false hit piece on President Trump and his associates, then led to the resignations of three top CNN editorial officials, including the head of CNN's investigative unit. Undercover videos from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas of CNN producers and on-air talent have thrown more gasoline on the fire. CNN continues to refuse to be transparent about this matter, as its public affairs team and network president, Jeff Zucker, refuse to answer questions on the scandal. This comes despite efforts by even some high-ranking editorial staff and talent internally to force the network to deal with this scandal more responsibly and ethically, something that is not, as of yet, transpiring.


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Julian Assange says "CNN could have committed a felony"

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Truth Feed news is reporting that according to Wikileaks' Julian Assange, CNN appears to have possibly committed a serious felony.

Assange states that CNN could be in violation of a federal code in relation to the 1st Amendment, stemming from their handling of the creator of a WWE/Trump/CNN-themed meme.

CNN appears to have threatened the meme creator, who was found via Reddit, with releasing his personal information, a claim which many are calling blackmail.

Now, unconfirmed reports are indicating that the Reddit user was actually a 15-year-old, which bodes even worse for the fake news network.

After James O'Keefe, of Project Veritas, released undercover footage of CNN employees admitting their network peddles in fiction, it seems the "King of Fake News" is now set on finishing themselves off.

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Joel B. Pollak (Breitbart) is reporting that CNN threatened Tuesday to expose the identity of the Reddit user who had claimed credit for creating the spoof wrestling video that President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, showing him fighting the cable network.

After reporting Monday that the Reddit user, "HanAssholeSolo," had a history of racist and antisemitic tweets, CNN tracked him (apparently, he is male) down and attempted to make contact with him by email and telephone.

On Tuesday, the Reddit user posted an apology (since deleted, but reprinted in full below, via Buzzfeed News).

CNN's Andrew Kaczynski then reported Tuesday that CNN had "identified the man behind the account," and had spoken with the Reddit user after he posted his apology. The Reddit user reportedly "asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family," Kaczynski said.

Ultimately, CNN decided not to reveal his identity -- not for safety reasons, but for political ones, apparently rewarding him for apologizing and recanting his views. In addition, CNN threatened to expose the Reddit user's identity in future if it disapproved of his behavior or his statements -- essentially blackmailing him:

CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

Critics pounced on CNN's decision:

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The #FakeNews media is the greatest enemy of a free press

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Daniel Greenfield (FrontPage) says the media finally found its hero.

The hero was Brian Karem, the sweaty, surly and unshaven correspondent for Playboy, who whined that Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, the Deputy White House Press Secretary, was "bullying" the abused media.

Vox dubbed Karem "heroic" for defending "CNN's honor." The media's "honor" has fallen so low that it needs defending by the red light district. If the media's honor gets any lower, its honor will need an assist from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels, NAMBLA and the Toxic Waste Association of America.

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Karem claimed to be inspired by the tantrums of CNN's Jim Acosta. CNN was particularly upset by the White House denying the network the precious video that it needs to show off its latest Trump attacks.

Off-camera briefings are a good start. Off-media briefings would be even better.

Under the illiterate headline, "We Stood Up to the Administration Today Because Free Press is Crucial," Karem wrote at Playboy, "The administration supports the First Amendment -- just not the people who practice it."

And the only people entitled to practice the First Amendment, according to the media, own the media. They don't need to know basic grammar. They don't need to have their facts right. They just need to be part of huge media conglomerates with left-wing politics whose mission is attacking conservatives.

What got Karem's goat (and the goats of the rest of the media herd) was that Sanders had given the first question to Breitbart. And conservative sites are not entitled to the protections of the First Amendment.

A free press is crucial. And when the White House fights for a free press by diversifying the press corps, it's upholding the spirit of a free press that the media cartel is fighting to kill.

The entire "Fake News" outcry that Karem and the rest of his "honorable" colleagues in the media are whining about began with a media plot to censor conservative sites on social media for "Fake News."

Why does the media believe that Playboy, but not Breitbart or the Daily Caller, have a right to be heard?

"I don't like the entire institution of the press and free speech being castigated," Brian Karem wheedled. "The foundation of a free republic is a free press."

The media has reached rock bottom when a porn magazine's correspondent starts claiming to be foundation of a free republic.

And when the media enthusiastically agrees.

The foundation of a free republic is free people. Free people have the right to say what they please. They can do it on social media, at a political protest or in the pages of a newspaper. Freedom doesn't begin and end with the media cartel. Even though the media cartel would like nothing better.

"We can't take the bullying anymore. It's undermining the fourth estate, it's undermining the first amendment," the Playboy correspondent whined elsewhere.

America isn't supposed to have a Fourth Estate. That's France. But that's what the media is. It's not a free press. It's a cartel that leverages control over what was once the free press. Few conservatives are allowed into its ranks. Its partisan mission is to support the Left and oppose the Right.

The First Amendment gives the media the freedom to do it. Not the institutional authority.

It's the media that has zero respect for the First Amendment. Its contempt for the religious freedoms of the First Amendment is notorious, but its hostility for the free press is a more recent innovation.

The media has viciously fought the White House's effort to diversify the press corps by bringing in conservative media. Karem's tantrum was an outgrowth of that larger battle. Its push for "fact checks" is a cynical effort to embed censorship of conservative media outlets into Facebook and Google News. The media is the greatest enemy of a free press -- and it should be treated that way.

It's an unelected and illegitimate fourth branch of government backed by a handful of powerful interests that insist on setting the national agenda, determining who gets elected and impeaching them if the voters disagree. That is the coup that the fourth branch is busy trying to pull on President Trump.

And the media insists on determining who gets to belong to it. Playboy, yes. Breitbart, DailyCaller and Front Page Magazine, no. Playboy is a heroic defender of the media's "honor." Conservative sites must be censored so all that the media deems "Fake News" doesn't undermine its political agenda.

But the media doesn't get to decide who can belong to a free press -- and what news is fake.

President Trump, Sarah Sanders Huckabee and others have called out the media as "Fake News." And that outrages the media cartel because it challenges its institutional authority.

The media's institutional authority shouldn't just be challenged -- it must be broken.

A free press is open to everyone. The media is a closed cartel. A free press has a diversity of opinions. The media has only one. A free press is a dialogue. The media silences dissent, from individuals to conservative outlets. A free press does not attempt to usurp democracy. That is the entire purpose of the media cartel. It manufactures an artificial consensus through mass communications propaganda.  

The internet has made the media irrelevant. It also killed the very last of its ethics and journalistic integrity. All that remains are a network of partisan left-wing sites trailed by dead tree paper and dead cable outlets integrated into one heaving mess that connects CNN to ESPN to Playboy to Teen Vogue.

The media cartel is a network of money and power. This illegitimate network intersects with other institutional left-wing networks in the non-profit sector, the political sector, the academic sector and many others. Each network is a thread in a spider web that is choking the life out of this nation. And at the center sit the radical spiders that pull all the strings.

The obscene efforts of the media cartel to wrap itself in the tattered shrouds of the First Amendment are as disgusting as a man who murdered his parents begging the court to have mercy on an orphan.

The media is waging a ruthless campaign to censor its opponents under the guise of "Fake News." Yet it plays the victim when it is criticized (rather than censored) for the dishonest lies of its partisan agenda.

It has made war on the Constitution. It rejects some parts of the Bill of Rights entirely. It is now engaged in a gargantuan effort to reverse the results of a national election, and when it is called out for its abuses of power, it contends that to criticize it is to undermine the foundation of a free republic.

How can you possibly have a free republic without CNN, MSNBC and the Washington Post? But a better question might be, how can you have a free republic when a leftist media cartel is running it?

The government should not privilege a media cartel or confuse its arrogance with authority.

Off-camera briefings should become off-media briefings. Media outlets that want to act like campus crybullies should be booted. Dot coms that clamor for Net Neutrality but then use media "fact checks" to censor conservative competitors should be called out for their partisan hypocrisy.

The White House's battle against the media cartel is the best defense of the First Amendment.

Americans, from the government to the streets, must make it clear that there is no fourth branch of government. Only when the media cartel has been broken, can a free press rise once again.


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James O'Keefe says "this Is the year that we end fake news"

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Penny Star (Breitbart) is reporting that James O'Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, said on Saturday that he hopes this year will spell the end of media organizations that produce fake news.

O'Keefe  has documented the fake news phenomenon with the recent release of a video showing a producer at CNN admitting that there is no evidence to support the ongoing reporting on President Donald Trump and his alleged ties to the Russians during his presidential campaign.

"I think this is the year that we end fake news," O'Keefe told Raheem Kassam, Editor in Chief of Breitbart London on Breitbart News Saturday, Sirius XM radio.

Last week, Project Veritas released undercover video that showed a CNN producer admitting that the coverage the cable network produces is not backed by facts.

CNN Producer John Bonifield said on video O'Keefe's Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation:

Could be bullshit. I mean, it's mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don't have any giant proof. Then they say, well there's still an investigation going on. And you're like, yeah, I don't know. If they were finding something we would know about it. The way these leaks happen, they would leak it. They'd leak. If it was something really good, it would leak…. The leaks keep leaking and there's so many great leaks, and it's amazing. I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that that wouldn't leak because we've been getting all these other leaks. So, I just feel like they don't really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.

O'Keefe said that there will be more evidence provided by his organization to reveal the extent of fake news in the liberal media.

"All these media companies will be exposed one by one," O'Keefe said.

O'Keefe also said that President Trump's stand against fake news will transcend his presidency in unveiling the extent of dishonest reporting by corporate news organizations.

"He is forcing the media to report on things that otherwise they would not report on," O'Keefe said.

"This is going to expose the propaganda apparatus for what it is, and that's a great thing for the rest of civilization," O'Keefe said.



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Reporters committee condemns President Trump's statement of violence against the press

The New York Times is reporting on "criticism, disbelief and dumbfoundedness" in the wake of President Donald Trump's tweet on Sunday in which the president is depicted wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been replaced with the logo for CNN.

Times' personalities condemned the tweet as, among other things, a "call for violence against the media," and "unseemly that the president would attack journalists for doing their jobs, and encourage such anger at the media."

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Unmentioned by the newspaper is that The Times stood by its decision to back the controversial production of "Julius Caesar" in Central Park in which Caesar was glaringly depicted as a Trump-like figure being brutally assassinated by Roman senators.

For those who doubted the play's intent, the production also featured Calpurnia, Caesar's wife, speaking with a Slavic accent resembling that of First Lady Melania Trump.

The Times continued to back the play even after companies like Delta Air Lines, American Express and Bank of America pulled their sponsorship following public outcry.

"As an institution that believes in free speech for the arts as well as the media," The Times said in a statement, "we support the right of the Public Theater to stage the production as they choose."

Members of that same institution slammed Trump's CNN wrestling tweet as inciting violence against reporters.

Trump's tweet was accompanied by the hashtag #FraudNewsCNN #FNN.  The video seems to have been an edited version of a 2011 appearance that Trump made at the WrestleMania competition.

Alan Rappeport, The Times' economic policy reporter, labeled the tweet a "call for violence against the media."

Dean Baquet, executive editor of The Times, was quoted by the newspaper stating, "I think it is unseemly that the president would attack journalists for doing their jobs, and encourage such anger at the media."

Trump's CNN tweet comes as members of the news media have repeatedly falsely depicted the U.S. president as a usurper who may have colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election.

The tweet contained this short, hilarious video:

Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, made the following statement:

"We condemn the president's threat of physical violence against journalists. This tweet is beneath the office of the presidency. Sadly, it is not beneath this president.

"No one should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs. Journalists are your neighbors, they're your friends. Journalists perform a critical function in our society, one the Founding Fathers felt was so necessary that they enshrined it first in the Bill of Rights.

"They wrote that 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.'

"Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of our democracy. The press are the people's window into the halls of power, and most importantly, they are the people's check on that power. When the president attacks the press, he attacks the people."

Reporters Committee?

Sounds like something straight out of Stalin's Soviet Union.

And what a bunch of hypocrites, saying "No one should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs."

Trump is threatened with physical violence every day -- often by the members of the press -- this from MSNBC's star:

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The media has no problem with Rachel Madcow promoting the assassination of the President of the United States.

What a bunch of hypocrites!


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Trump on #FakeNews media -- "I’m president and they’re not"

Amy Moreno (TruthFeed) says that during the 2016 election, the lying liberal media showed their true colors.

The mainstream media eschewed the use of real facts, news, and actual reporting to shamelessly shill for Hillary Clinton, and to push their progressive agenda.

It became a war of "us vs them," and since then, the propagandists in the lying media have made it their goal to destroy President Trump.

However, in light of the recent shakedown of #FakeNews, from endless retractions to hidden camera bombshells, #FakeNews is on the run.

President Trump put it best when he spoke to a crowd at the "Celebrate Freedom Concert" in honor of veterans.

Trump described how the fake news media tried to block him from the White House and pointed out, "I’m president and they're not!"

Does Trump look like he's stressed?

I don't think so!


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AP clarifies #FakeNews report -- 17 U.S. intel agencies did not assess Russia's "interference"

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Aaron Klein (Breitbart) is reporting that following a similar statement released by the New York Times, the Associated Press on Friday clarified that three U.S. intelligence agencies -- and not 17, as the news agency repeatedly reported -- assessed that Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

The AP clarified:

In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies -- the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency -- and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.

At the time of the assessment, the FBI was led by James Comey, who was fired following controversy over his handling of Hillary Clinton's email probe;  and the CIA was headed by Barack Obama appointee John Brennan.

The third intelligence agency that made the assessment, the NSA, did not share the "high confidence" of the CIA and FBI in the conclusion of a January 6, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Community report alleging the Russian government sought to aid Donald Trump's "election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him."

The NSA only assessed that conclusion with a classification of "moderate confidence." According to the Washington Post, the NSA's lower confidence was issued because some of the most important technical intelligence used by the Obama administration to allege that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election came from another country.

Like the AP, scores of news media outlets have perpetuated the falsehood that 17 agencies representing the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Russia attempted to influence the presidential election.

While the U.S. Intelligence Community is indeed made up of 17 agencies, the actual report was the product of only three. Indeed, in his testimony in May, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper made clear the report's conclusions were the product of those three agencies and not seventeen.

The false anti-Trump talking point was amplified last October, when Hillary Clinton stated the following at the third presidential debate: "We have 17, 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyber-attacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin. And they are designed to influence our election. I find that deeply disturbing."

In an editor's note issued on Thursday, the New York Times wrote that the Russia interference conclusion was drawn by "four intelligence agencies" -- including Clapper's Office of the Director of National Intelligence since it issued the January 6 report.

I suspected this was a phony story and said so in the threads when it was first reported -- and for the simple reason there aren't 17 U. S. intelligence agencies -- there are only 16:

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As an ex-member of the U. S. Army Military Intelligence/Counter Intelligence I knew many of the 16 would have no "need to know" of any alleged Russian hacking. Their focus is elsewhere.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's mission is collecting, analyzing, and distributing geospatial intelligence. Of course they may have been involved since these allegations are "out of this world."

The National Reconnaissance Office's mission is to operate ground stations around the world that collect and distribute intelligence gathered from reconnaissance satellites, and we know the alleged hacking was discovered by WikiLeaks not from images collected from satellites..

The U. S. Army's Military Intelligence Corps' mission is to provide timely, relevant, accurate, and synchronized intelligence and electronic warfare support to tactical, operational and strategic-level commanders. These guys are busy with Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

The Office of Naval Intelligence serves as the nation's premier source of maritime intelligence, they have no business looking at U. S. elections.

The "Twenty-Fifth Air Force," also known as Air Force Intelligence is responsible for mission management and support of signals intelligence operations for the Twenty-Fourth Air Force and would have absolutely nothing to do with Russian politics or their alleged hacking.

The Marine Corps Intelligence's and Coast Guard Intelligence's missions have no interest in Russian politics.

The Energy Department's Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence mission is gather and analyze intelligence, including the national laboratories. Its expertise is in nuclear weapons, nuclear proliferation, nuclear energy, radioactive waste and energy security. Its most important function to the Intelligence Community is its assessments of foreign nuclear weapons programs.

This report came from Obama's political machine -- not any intelligence agency.

The tip-off that this report was BS is the way it appeared simultainiously in all the usual #FakeNews outlets as soon as Obama's Secretary of Lies, Susan Rice, announced this nonsense.



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