Stop me if you have heard this one before… The media establishment is breathless and aghast over startling revelations about President Donald Trump in a new high-profile book that just happen to confirm all of their previously held beliefs about how horrendous things really are behind the scenes in the White House. The last time we played this game, the author was Michael Wolff, and I correctly predicted that the book would, counterintuitively, actually help Trump by desensitizing the public to revelations about him, while discrediting the entire notion of sourced material in writing to the vast majority of the president’s supporters. Now, history is already repeating itself with an explosive new tome from media darling Bob Woodward. Much of the news media has convinced themselves that this time will be different because the allegations are even more mind-blowing, while the writer is someone whom they consider to be Continue reading "Unless Bob Woodward Releases Tapes Proving His Book is Real, Fear Will Actually Help Trump"
We currently live in a news world which is almost literally upside-down, where the real truth any controversial matter, for reasons usually related to political correctness, is very often the exact opposite of its perception. The facts strongly indicate that this happening in the never-ending saga of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is now the subject of a very high profile Nike ad campaign, which is intended to take advantage of his status a liberal martyr for the cause of kneeling during the national anthem. There are many aspects of this story which, led by a sports media that is probably even more liberal/PC than the mainstream news media, have been misreported. However, at its core is the issue of whether Kaepernick has been “blackballed” by the NFL because of his protests, allegedly over police brutality, which the Nike ad plays right into by claiming that he Continue reading "Here’s the Real Truth about Colin Kaepernick that the Media Is Pretending Doesn’t Exist"
One of the greatest breaks a man can get in life is to know, at an advanced age, exactly when he is going to die and to be given enough time to be properly prepared for his end. Based on today’s memorial service in his honor, John McCain took full advantage of this last gift. The moving event was clearly and carefully planned to achieve several objectives, all of which it did. It provided a fitting goodbye to an American hero, solidified his legacy in our national history, and allowed those who so dearly loved him a proper opportunity to grieve their loss. But make no mistake, it also enabled McCain to leave us with a subtle but unmistakable and powerful denunciation of our current President Donald Trump. Nearly every element of how this goodbye was scripted sent a strong message, either directly or indirectly, and one that cast Trump Continue reading "John McCain’s Funeral Was, Among Other Things, The Ultimate Revenge on Donald Trump"
In an all too familiar pattern, this week President Donald Trump has so flooded our public discourse with blatant and dangerous lies that the news media has been distracted by trying to contain the runaway waters, causing them to once again largely miss another story. This time, the story in question is the most significant element of Trump’s jaw-dropping affiliation with the National Enquirer tabloid. Since the 2016 presidential primaries, it has been maddening to watch the news media sit back and watch the supermarket rag, run by Trump’s good friend David Pecker, overtly act as an arm of the Trump campaign while pretending to be basically the same as Fox News, only less relevant. In other words, biased in his favor, but nothing out of the range of normal for this media era dominated by “journalism” with a point of view. I was one of those observers screaming Continue reading "The Media is Still Missing the Most Troubling Parts of Trump’s Relationship with the National Enquirer"
It wasn’t long ago when the press took allegations of systemic sexual abuse within the Catholic Church seriously. It was The Boston Globe who broke their bombshell report in 2002 about the cover-up by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston became a global controversy. And now 16 years later, another bombshell report reveals systemic abuse from the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. According to the report released by a grand jury earlier this month, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania have been covering up the abuse of over 1,000 children committed by over 300 priests. It notes that “there are likely thousands more victims whose records were lost or who were too afraid to come forward.” And since then, allegations of a coverup have reached The Vatican. Former ambassador from the Vatican to the U.S. Archbishop Vigano claimed in a letter that Pope Francis was informed about Continue reading "Never Has The Media So Staunchly Defended A Catholic Like They Have Pope Francis"
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was an honorable human being. He sacrificed so much with his military service and as a POW and dedicated his entire adult life to public service. It’s safe to say that virtually everyone had at least one political disagreement with the senator. After all, he was America’s “maverick.” And while we will reflect on his incredible life, and certainly there is an impulse to offer praise in the event of someone’s death, we should also reflect on the media’s selective treatment of McCain. Since the announcement of his death, McCain has been showered with deserving praise by the media with The New York Times calling him a “scarred but happy warrior” and The Washington Post declaring his death the “passing of an era.” There have been tweets from nearly every prominent journalist paying tribute to the top Republican, praising him as a “hero” Continue reading "The Media’s Mourning of McCain Doesn’t Erase Their Past Demonization of Him"
There is no doubt that, at least on paper, this was the worst week of personal news for a president of the United States since Richard Nixon’s resignation. Just to review, since there’s a lot to remember, here are just some of the events with direct ties to president Trump that all happened this week:
- His former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted by Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s office on eight felony charges, and was one vote away from being convicted on all eighteen counts. Even a pro-Trump juror said that it would be a “grave mistake” for the president to pardon Manafort, as he is clearly hoping to do.
- His former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight counts, two of which implicated Trump in a scheme to break campaign finance laws by silencing women with whom he has had affairs. Cohen’s lawyer also Continue reading "Trump’s Horrible Week May Have Actually Made it More Likely He is Still President Through 2024"