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Misunderestimating the Enemy

Many conservatives are ecstatic that Donald Trump consistently outplays the socialist party (i.e. the Democrats) and their media skirmishers.

They applauded his assertion that Obama had “tapped his wires,” many claiming this rendered the “Trump is a Putin puppet” and “Russia hacked the election” memes moot.

Just this week there’s talk that Rachel Madcow’s “exposure” of Trump’s tax returns from 2005 now washes the “Trump & Taxes” meme away because the returns don’t show anything negative (begging the question why Madcow breathlessly pimped these things — did she not understand them? Very possibly.) Some have even suggested that Trump himself may have done it just to neutralize the issue.

The problem with these angles is that they rely on the public comprehending the points and following the argument. In other words, it relies on a “rationality.”

This works fine on conservative websites with knowledgeable readers but your average person, reliant on getting the information from, or rather filtered by, the lamestream media, the propaganda arm of the socialist party.

It also relies on the dubious point that the media is rational and cannot ignore particular details of the story.

If you don’t think the media can peddle two conflicting narratives at the same time, you haven’t been paying attention for the last few decades. The Democrat-Media Complex can easily trot out Trump=Russian Puppet narrative while burying or soft-peddling Obama administration wiretapping.I hear it all the time.

Didn’t you notice how the media managed to whitewash the Clinton email scandal — rarely, if ever, mentioning felonies, FOIA, Hillary’s endless contradictions and changing story, and more? How many major media stories did you see on the Clinton Foundation’s various scams? That number would be zero…

Remember the whole Scooter Libby farce?Reported from Day One exactly as the Democratic Party fed it to the media.

No, my friends, sadly, festering Black Plague stories can easily be buried by the MSM.

It is precisely because this threatens liberal icons and shibboleths that these stories are distorted or selectively reported.

What the public is hearing is Trump=Russian Puppet, Election=Hacked by Russia because that’s what they are being told by the media. The propagandists are not obligated to report the truth or facts that they don’t like. This morning on WTOP they easily skipped that the tax returns did not have any “gotchas” in it. They quickly and seamlessly focused on points such as Trump hasn’t released all of his returns and winked that there must be bad things in those others; these returns had to be “leaked“ (without even exploring on the illegality of such an act); and, everyone knows, that the public has demanded that Trump release his tax returns but he hasn’t.

WTOP featured some reporter from CBS News Radio who effortlessly danced around the facts and hammered on the “politics” of the issue, which he was confident were a loser for Trump. Trump is always a loser in the eyes of the media folks.

The end result is that much of the public, catching bits and pieces of a complicated issue, imbibes Trump & Taxes=Bad. They really don’t know why it’s bad, it just is because it was reported as so.

This is how the “free press” is working these days.

Similarly, over the weekend and this week was the “U.S. Attorneys” story. Talk about fake news.

WTOP radio giddily repeated the talking points handed out by the Democrats, with breathless whining that several of these attorneys were caught off-guard and were frantically trying to get their subordinates up to speed on cases (Um, WTOP, it is those lower level attorneys who are actually up to speed since they do the work). It was only the last sentence wherein the newsreader quietly mentioned that the replacement of U.S. Attorneys by incoming administrations wasn’t unusual.

So the media is in the job of reporting things that are not unusual, WTOP?

But at least WTOP mentioned the truth, most others left the typical citizen completely in the dark and thinking that the outrageous Trump had perpetuated another outrageous thing (because that’s what he does), maybe even another “Saturday Night Massacre.” That’s a bad thing.

Then there was the absurdity of someone like Preet Bharara and several other Obama admin leftovers implying they didn’t have to resign their posts, as if those jobs belonged to them for as long as they wanted them. That they served at the pleasure of the president was rarely ever pointed out and never the subject of any MSM treatment of the story.

Were these angles used when the incoming Obama administration began removing Bush-apppointed U.S. Attorneys? No. The last timed those angles were explored was when the incoming Bush administration began relieving Clinton holdovers. This is only a story when it’s a Republican administration.

Hey, MSM how about this story angle, “Power-Crazed Political Appointees From Previous Administration Refuse to Leave Offices”? It’s more accurate than what you went with.

If the media had any decency, ethics or shame they’d hang their heads in shame.

But that’s not the goal of this exercise in disinformation. The goal: the public hears Trump & U.S Attorneys=Bad.

Mission accomplished.

As we have learned time and time again, when it comes to the media and the socialist-controlled public culture facts don’t matter.

The Clintons have painfully taught us on numerous occasions — perception is all. Libtards understand this, conservatives by and large still don’t. They are too busy trying to win a debate with the facts and rationality, failing to understand that the media will distort the debate, pluck emotional strings, spin it in the Democrats’ favor and that is all most people will ever see.

Tim “Butt Hurt” Kaine Speaks

I caught one of my idiot senators on WTOP the other day. Tim “Butt Hurt” Kaine was whining that Pres. Trump was bad and a bigot and a meanie, etc. But what got me was his simple insistence that the Russians had “hacked” the election which caused Tim’s butt hurt (since he was expecting to be vice president at this point).

Now this question has become of interest to me lately. Pray, tell, Timmy, just how did the Russkies “hack” the election?

Because if you don’t have any evidence beyond them being involved in the releasing of the Dem. party emails that revealed Clinton campaign bigwigs and hangers-on as cynical cretins deserving their own special circle of hell then you ain’t got jack.

Are you implying that the cowboys in the Kremlin hacked some votes for Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin?

Because that’s the only “hack” that could make any electoral difference.

No?

Then STFU.

Oh, hey, Timbo, the Grinch wants his grin back.

(Of course WTOP’s anchors did not ask him to elaborate…)

Don Beyer – Hack Representative

Given the choice between doing his Constitutional, Congressional and traditional duty of representing his constituents in an important Constitutional and historical process or being a rank Democratic Party hack flunkee, my Congressional representative, Don Beyer, chose the latter by saying he would “boycott” the Trump presidential inauguration.

He lamely whined that The Donald insulted women during the campaign. Apparently Hillary Clinton’s insults fell on his deaf ears.

It’s all part of the Dems’ plan to delegitimize Trump, making their increasingly antidemocratic activities more acceptable. If there’s a party that would attempt a coup, it is the Democrats. Be forewarned and forearmed.

These groups have been aided by, at least two local schools, The American University and Georgetown University. Both have allowed groups openly planning to “disrupt” the inaugural to use their facilities to plan and organize their possibly illegal activities. The American University even went so far as to ban reporters from covering these nefarious activities (not that the reporters would have reported anything negative), by claiming that a “media review” hadn’t been “completed.” For some inexplicable reason Washington reporters never tramp onto the Georgetown campus though several went there as undergrads.

In other Washington inauguration news, the local radio news station in Washington, WTOP, merrily sputters along seemingly guided now only by talking points issued by the Democratic National Committee (usually via the Washington Post, New York Times or Associated Press).

Today they seemed to feature more stories about people protesting or planning to disrupt the inaugural than straight stories about the inaugural itself. And the reporters certainly did not offer any judgments on such folks. They were treated as if they were merely visiting to take in the Smithsonian or the Lincoln Memorial. One of them even insisted that they would not accept democratic electoral results that they did not like. The reporter didn’t bat an eye, metaphorically, or even pursue the point; such is the leftist lean of the media that the position doesn’t raise an eyebrow.

Of course, when it was reversed and King Barry I was being sworn in, it was all sweetness and light about how many wonderful people were traveling from the hinterlands for the “historic” events. The possibility that anyone would protest, much less try to disrupt them, was so far from the mind as to be science fiction. Anyone making such a threat would have been cast beyond civilized society.

Ah, but that was different!

Now disruption and dissent are once again the greatest forms of patriotism! (This just a few months after leftists insisted that those not in full obeisance to The One were actual traitors. ‘You can look it up in the Constitution,’ they’d cluck).

The Republic Is Saved!

I’ll admit, I was a coward on Tuesday night. I didn’t want to be depressed so I watched no election news, did not even go onto the internet at all. I watched sports, though no NBA because of my boycott, and entertained myself in other ways. The thought of President Hillary was overwhelming. It would come soon enough, I did not need to be a witness nor suffer the media adulation of Queen Hillary.

It was only on Wednesday morning that I summoned enough courage to turn the radio on to get a quick glimpse of the traffic and weather. The first words I heard were “In this most improbable of victories…”

I had missed the miracle, yet I comforted myself with the knowledge that had I watched, Trump would have lost. So I sacrificed just to save the republic. You’re welcome!

The newsreaders struggled mightily to not choke up too much as the woman they had been running interference for so long had been defeated. Often they treated the election results as if they were describing a car accident they had come across. It was as if the results didn’t pertain to them.

They trotted out various Washington Post reporters to try to explain how the curious situation had come to fore. I’ll give Ed O’Keefe some credit in that he acknowledged that supposedly expert reporters such as himself had dismissed all the talk of “voters coming out of the woodwork.” (This was a disinformation meme the DNC-media complex peddled last week and over the weekend to depress Trump turnout.)

WaPo major domo Dan Balz treated the whole situation as if other reporters had been covering the election, not him. Various other reporters tried the same distancing tactic — it wasn’t them who had been carrying Hillary’s water and savaging Trump for the last six months.

Yet, as they danced it was still clear that none of them had any idea how Trump was elected. Where had all those voters come from? They didn’t know anyone who voted for him (not that the Washington, Maryland and Virginia suburbs had that many conservatives left and, lord knows, the WaPo and the MSM doesn’t hire anyone who would vote for Trump…). Life in The Bubble.

The most amusing recurring question was, “How could the polls be so wrong?” Numerous stories featured puzzled Clinton supporters spouting that question. And, sure enough, no one really could explain it… Finally, a clip of Frank Luntz saying “Trump people don’t talk to pollsters,” was aired. Yet the reporters never could put 2 and 2 together and grasp that it was their own bias that had led to this inability to have any kind of understanding of half the country.

By 10 in the morning the MSM was beginning to recover from their shock and a new shift of reporters changed the dynamic. No longer was it “Trump Wins” but “Putin Wins” (and sophisticated Europeans are stunned by the United Hates of America). Several stories focused on the foreign affairs ramifications of the Trump victory. Conclusion — they were bad and here’s another story about how Russia is delighted with Comrade Trump. Strangely, the name Barack Obama (and the mess he’s made of our international relations) was missing. The famous “Reset” with Russia is so far down the memory hole at this point. But, hey, did we mention that Putin is happy?

Those stories were punctuated by “How to tell your children about a Trump victory.” Yes, the tots needed to be counseled by professionals because they were going to be confused when their friends were deported. And Muslims were worried that Trump was going to ban them, cue some Muslim spokesman to expound on how awful Trump is. Then wrap it up with a woman from something called the Center for Racial Equity insisting that the arrival of Trump was going to set back blacks economically and overall racial relations decades. Of course the reporter took all of this as gospel and didn’t ask a skeptical question. You just can’t make this stuff up.

I turned it off after that. Just a sign of the four-year onslaught we will soon endure (but I’ll take that over four years of Queen Hillary!).

How Propaganda Is Masked as “News”

Despite an avalanche of damning Wikileaks releases chronicling the crimes and cynicism of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton campaign, the American news media, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Socialism International DBA the Democratic Party, chooses to focus monomaniacally on the petty foibles of Donald Trump.

Witness WTOP radio, the top news station in Washington, D.C. and America, Tuesday morning. Plenty of dirt on Hillary — news that her State Dept., in the form of flunkee Patrick Kennedy, pressured the FBI to change the classifications of some of the emails recovered from Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server. Kennedy even offered some horse trades to the FBI if they covered for Hillary. The FBI, to its credit, refused.

There was also news that Hillary’s security detail at State hated her and had unusually high turnover and that she refused their instructions, choosing to do her own thing and often putting the detail into awkward positions.

So, lots of great news material? Not for WTOP. Somewhere Donald Trump looked cross-eyed at someone and the public needs to know about it!

They then did a story about “Broadway” Bill Clinton. Barely audible, and sounding tired and weak, Clinton attacked Trump in front of a pack of uber-wealthy Hillary supporters. No cutting analysis was offered by the anchors.

Then there was NBC cutting Billy Bush loose. And just in case you didn’t know, Billy Bush was on a tape saying naughty things with Donald Trump!

This is WTOP’s news priorities. They do this diversionary dance basically everyday.

When finally confronting the new allegations, WTOP downplayed them as “Donald Trump claims.”

Ignoring the fact that the origin of the news was not Trump, this was amateur hour. To add to the insult, WTOP didn’t bother to have an actual reporter report the news but rather just read a few lines of copy and then accepted the Clinton campaign’s simple dismissal as nothing worth worrying about.

After a break their decent national security correspondent J.J. Green took on the story. You could tell his heart wasn’t in it as he outlined the new revelations and then summarized the State Dept.’s and the FBI’s spokesmen’s utterly lame denials. The State gentleman apparently told reporters that the accusations that Hillary’s security detail hated her, etc., weren’t actual transcriptions and probably had been “garbled.”

Now if this had been a Republican, this would have set off alarm bells, complete man-the-battle-stations claxons for every news organization. Whistleblowers used to be treated as oracles by Washington-based reporters but now, when it’s a Democrat, they might as well be a lonely wind out in the desert.

No wonder so many in Washington seem unaware of what went down with Clinton, WTOP isn’t reporting anything. (Note, Howard Dean and the searing Washington elite partisan cynicism he displays here is one of the things that is giving rise to Trump.)