Don’t Buy Into Trump’s Plug of ‘Stunning’ Revelations on Judge Jeanine’s Show

30751 Stop me if you’ve heard this before… A highly-partisan cable news host from a network known for its lack of objectivity on President Donald Trump is teasing major revelations regarding him. Only this time it isn’t Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, but instead Judge Jeanine Pirro on Fox News Channel. However, now there is an added dimension. The hype machine for what will surely, once again, be a big nothing-burger was ignited by the president himself in this tweet: Let’s ponder just the tweet for a moment. In any other administration in United States history, this would be scandalous on its own. The President of the United States does not (until now) do commercials for weekend cable news television shows! Especially those hosted by people who are not credible! However, since Trump has dramatically Continue reading "Don’t Buy Into Trump’s Plug of ‘Stunning’ Revelations on Judge Jeanine’s Show"

Making Sense of the Tomi Lahren Situation

Screen-Shot-2016-12-06-at-2.53.19-PM-650x355 For those media personalities who have decided that sucking up to Donald Trump is a good career move, these are the very best of times. ‘Conservative’ talk radio has been saved (probably only temporarily) by this wholesale sell-out, and Fox News’s ratings, as a result, are as strong as ever. However, as with any situation where a large group has a strong wind at their back, some have gotten swept up in the desire to please the King and their careers have suffered collateral damage as a result of their proximity to the warpath that Hurricane Donald inevitably leaves in his path. For them, however, this has been the worst of times. For very different reasons — and under vastly differing circumstances — you could put Billy Bush, Milo Yiannopoulos, and (maybe) Judge Andrew Napolitano in this latter category. You can also argue that rising star Tomi Lahren, Continue reading "Making Sense of the Tomi Lahren Situation"

The Comey Hearing Exposed Abject Hypocrisy On All Sides

comey Of all of the corrosive elements of Donald Trump somehow becoming President of the United States, two of the worst are that he has completely desensitized our gauge of what it outrageous and has totally eliminated hypocrisy from the list of mortal political sins. Both of these scary realities were on full display at the much-hyped congressional hearing today that featured FBI Director James Comey. There were two major headlines from this highly-orchestrated television spectacle. The first was that Comey officially confirmed that there is an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. The second was that to the surprise of no one with a lick of common sense, there is no evidence to back up Trump’s absurd claim that he had been “wiretapped” by the Obama administration. In the remotely rational world of say maybe a year ago, these two stories would shake a new president Continue reading "The Comey Hearing Exposed Abject Hypocrisy On All Sides"

Here’s Why It Was Obvious Rachel Maddow Was Headed For a ‘Geraldo Rivera/Al Capone’ Moment

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 8.06.43 AM You surely know by now that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow teased that she had some of President Trump’s tax returns before her show on Tuesday night. You are probably also aware that the general perception is that the release of two pages from his 2005 return was a rather large flop. After all, it is generally a very bad sign when a “news” show is doing a big “reveal” that BOTH Geraldo Rivera AND Al Capone are trending on Twitter. I was actually surprised that “vault” was not. This result was not at all a surprise to me (I tweeted beforehand that I was betting liberals were going to be very disappointed) and it should not have been so for anyone who understands the basics of the news business. Essentially, for what Maddow possessed to have been really big news it would have, under these circumstances, been in direct violation Continue reading "Here’s Why It Was Obvious Rachel Maddow Was Headed For a ‘Geraldo Rivera/Al Capone’ Moment"

Trump’s Threats to Conservatives on Healthcare Should Not Be Taken Seriously, Unless…

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Emblematic of how completely messed up our entire society is, we have a president whose only marginal qualification for the job is as a real estate investor, and he’s decided that his first major legislative push should be revamping our entire healthcare system. Don’t worry though, his understanding of the issue is so comprehensive that he recently declared that “nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.”

After the roll out of “Trumpcare” (please don’t call it that, our president doesn’t like his name attached to things) went about as well as the so-called “Muslim travel ban,” it appears that the proposal may not even get out of the GOP controlled House of Representatives and is doomed if it makes it to the Senate. In response, Trump has already floated a couple of different strategies for how to deal with this problem.

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What the Hell Happened to the ‘Great’ Mark Levin?

Screen-Shot-2017-03-07-at-10.32.11-AM-1-650x336 I’m not proud of it, but I have spent much of my career in talk radio. Consequently, I know, first-hand, that the vast majority of hosts are frauds. There are very few that I ever really respected. Two of those were Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. Limbaugh lost his fire and became out of touch many years ago, but — if only out of loyalty and awe at what he had accomplished — I still considered him to be for “real.” That ended when he sat back and laughed while Donald Trump pulled off a hostile takeover of the Republican Party and killed conservatism in the process. Now that Rush has become a full-blown Trump apologist, I see him as a sad joke. I question whether he was always like this and I never fully caught on, or if, like a post-scandal Tiger Woods, he simply felt
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The Trump/Russia Story Has a Ton of Smoke, But is There Any Real Fire?

trump putin Either the connection between President Trump and Russia is clearly the biggest story of our time, or it is much ado about very little. I am not sure which it is, but I am positive it is one or the other. I think. Ever since then-President Obama confirmed that Russia had attempted to help Trump, the election, and announced sanctions against them for doing so, there has been a massive marketplace for stories about what REALLY happened here. Dozens of reporters (and mostly liberal commentators of varying credibility levels) have gotten huge Twitter followings by teasing an audience hungry for answers with rumors and theories — none of which ever seem to get fully fleshed out — but that always leave the tantalizing impression that this is all VERY big and that Trump is in VERY deep trouble. Even some right-leaning pundits have used “impeachment” to describe where this might Continue reading "The Trump/Russia Story Has a Ton of Smoke, But is There Any Real Fire?"