The last few days have seen an obviously coordinated attack against the credibility of Robert Mueller’s investigation by, among others, President Donald Trump, elements of his administration and the state-run “conservative” media. By forcing the firing of the FBI’s Andrew McCabe, a false narrative has been purposely created in order to muddy the waters just enough so that Trump can finally get rid of Mueller, or that at least the special counsel’s conclusions will not be taken seriously by the 40 percent of the population which still supports the president. With any other president — or even just a remotely normal major public figure — such brazen acts of deceit would be seen as sure signs of desperation and, consequently, some sort of sure guilt. While Trump’s apparent personality disorders usually make it more difficult to have confidence in any definitive interpretation of his intentions, it seems Continue reading "In Apparent Desperation, Trump is Playing His Ace in the Hole: The Gullibility of His Base and the Media"
After Tuesday’s special election upset loss in Pennsylvania, many in the Republican Party are now resigned to the likely reality that the 2018 elections, which once set up extremely well for the GOP, are going to be a disaster for them. There are many reasons this is the case, but the most prominent, of course, is that the party has allowed itself to be completely defined by President Donald Trump. Perhaps the most underrated aspect of having sold out so thoroughly to Trump is that the GOP is now almost completely disarmed in their ability to legitimately attack Democratic candidates and office holders on numerous issues, especially in the realm of character. After all, once you have defended and accepted certain behavior from a president, it is awfully difficult, even in a world where hypocrisy is now longer seen as politically lethal, to claim that similar acts are unacceptable Continue reading "A Comprehensive List of Things Republicans Can No Longer Legitimately Criticize Thanks to Trump"
Last night, Fox aired a two-hour special called O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? The “television event” revolved around an interview with O.J. Simpson conducted back in 2006 by book publisher Judith Regan. There is a lot that needs to be said about this program, both good and bad. However, I would like to first focus on the context that led to this finally airing twelve years later, because Fox tried their best to completely ignore, to the detriment of those who watched it, how this had really gone down. Astonishingly, if you knew nothing at all of the real story and just watched what aired last night you would literally have no idea why it took twelve years for the Simpson “confession” (he’s still lying about much of the story) to finally see the light of day. You would also have had very little idea that the reason Continue reading "There is a Lot About O.J. Simpson’s ‘Confession’ That Fox Didn’t Tell You Last Night"
At Mediaite, we pride ourselves in being able to connect the dots. So when the New York Post released a report detailing the various disturbing traits to look out for if you suspect your child struggles with psychopathy, we couldn’t help but tie them to America’s most famous adult psychopath. In the article, titled “How to tell if your child is a future psychopath,” Post writer Jane Ridley speaks to Lillyth Quillan — a mother who helps other parents deal with troubled children, as her own son “Kevin” (not his real name) deals with such issues. “After years of cruel and violent behavior plus multiple suspensions and expulsions from school, psychiatrists finally diagnosed the then-14-year-old Kevin with ‘conduct disorder,’ which, in its most extreme form, can be a precursor to psychopathy,” writes Ridley. While the reporter notes that psychopathy tends to only impact one percent of people during their Continue reading "NY Post Piece on Identifying a Child Psychopath Perfectly Describes America’s Adult Psychopath"
By far the most gossiped about aspect of the highly controversial Trump dossier complied by former British spy Christopher Steele is the infamous “pee tape” allegation, which holds that Russian President Vladimir Putin is in possession of lurid footage of his U.S. counterpart. Many people believe this tape of Trump with Russian prostitutes not only exists, but it is the cornerstone of the leverage that Russia appears to have over Trump, causing him to be completely impotent when it comes criticizing Putin, or fighting back against Russian election meddling. I have never felt strongly, one way or the other, about the existence of such a tape, which Trump has denied on the grounds that he is a well-known “germaphobe.” On the one hand, the story seems too crazy to actually be true and some of the details (like Trump wanting the women to urinate on a bed that Continue reading "New Book Provides Evidence that Trump’s Infamous ‘Pee Tape’ Is Mostly An Urban Legend"
The way President Donald Trump apparently celebrates today’s International Women’s Day is by trying to bully and silence a woman. That woman is former adult film star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and who alleges she had an affair with Trump. Or maybe the efforts by Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to “intimidate” Clifford and “shut her up,” as Clifford’s lawyer put it, was just the way Team Trump commemorates Women’s History month. In any event, the desperation and panic we are sensing from Trump world over Clifford wanting to openly tell her story about having her affair with Trump is because they get the nightmare scenario that could unleash. What is it you ask? Simple, if Americans believe Clifford, it’s likely that more will then believe the other 18 women who have bravely come forward to share how they were subjected Continue reading "Trump’s Going All Out to Silence Stormy Daniels Because He Knows if You Believe Her Claim, You’ll Believe Them All"
We are in an age where denouncing is the new norm. A person or group said or did something awful and is followed by anyone associated with said individuals to reject whatever was said or done. Numerous businesses were pressured by gun control activists to drop their discounts for NRA members in the wake of the Parkland shooting. Republicans were pressured to distance themselves from Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of child molestation. Democrats reluctantly forced out Sen. Al Franken for allegations of sexual misconduct. Nearly all of Hollywood condemned Harvey Weinstein after his history of predation was exposed. However, there seems to be a glaring anomaly from the current denouncement culture; Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan, founder of Nation of Islam, is an outspoke anti-Semite, homophobe, racist, misogynist, and vile human being. He’s called white people “potential humans,” Adolf Hitler a “very great man,” and literally blamed Continue reading "A Media Quick to Demand Denouncements Remains Quiet on Democrats With Ties to Farrakhan"