Friday, September 20, 2019

Conservative Writer Calls Out Huckabee Sanders Over Acosta Lie

Here is something for Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Right wing writer and wingnut apologist Ben Shapiro joins his lettered brethren to stick up for banned reporter Jim Acosta. Shapiro’s most repeated bon mot to date is, “The left has run out of aggressors to target; instead, they’ve become the aggressors, self-righteous morality police dedicated to wiping out dissenting thought.” This is interesting, Shapiro taking Acosta’s side, because the rest of right wingnuttia is excoriating Acosta. Meanwhile, sages are tweeting that Huckabee Sanders libeled Jim Acosta, insofar as she told a lie about him with actual malice and an intent to ruin his reputation. Wouldn’t it be something if Acosta and CNN sue SHS and Trump? That will one for the casebooks.
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AM Joy Will Not Tolerate “Both Sides” Coverage on the Shutdown (or Anything). More...

We have been screaming about “both sides” and false equivalence coverage since the days of Scoop and Movable Type. Today, an AM Joy segment on the shutdown made the best anti- “both-sides,” “false-equivalency” argument I’ve seen...
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Media ‘optics’ police hounded Obama and Clinton for years, now give Trump a pass

What a difference a new administration makes. After spending years as self-appointed patrollers of so-called political optics, relentlessly ticketing Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for supposedly major and minor infractions, the D.C. press...
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Lawsuit alleges Fox News worked directly with the Trump White House to push fabricated...

A new lawsuit has been filed by Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler alleging Fox News investigative reporter Malia Zimmerman worked with wealthy Republican donor Ed Butowsky, who also happens to be a part-time Fox News contributor, to create a phony story...
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LOL. Dotard Caught Melania Watching CNN on Air Farce One and Was Pissed… at...

She’s either checking to see how long before she can file for divorce, James Earl Jones’ voice gets her going, or she has a thing for Jake the Tapper….New York Times“WASHINGTON — ...
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Huckabee Sanders Should Resign, Critics Say, After ‘Orwellian’ Distribution of Doctored Video

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee is facing demands she resign on Thursday after her "Orwellian" attempt to alter reality by sharing a clearly doctored video of the incident that the Trump administration used...
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The New York Times just isn’t up to the Trump-era challenge

Two years ago when The New York Times eliminated its public editor position after the ombudsman wrote two tough critiques of the paper's "timid" Russia hacking coverage in 2016, executives at the publication suggested the Times didn't need...
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Trolling Trump, Journalism Watchdog to Hold ‘Global Press Oppressor Awards on Monday at 5:00’

"Subjects will cover Thinnest Skinned & Outrageous Use of Laws, in various categories for world leaders."
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Mulvaney and Conway Hilariously Can’t Keep From Confusing Mueller and Barr

If the White House was a restaurant, “lies du jour” and “gaffes extraordinaire” would be the two dishes it would be known for. That being said, the performances by Mick Mulvaney and Kellyanne Conway on Sunday, were two for the books. Mulvaney was on ABC and Conway on Fox and they both stumbled over exactly the same material, to wit, they could not keep the words of Robert Mueller and William Barr straight, as they desperately tried to gaslight everybody that Trump had indeed been fully exonerated from any claim of obstruction of justice by the Mueller report. Take a look at the transcripts, courtesy of PoliticusUSA. First Mulvaney: These types of investigations are not designed to exonerate people. So what you’ve saw here is simply Mueller saying you know what? I’m going to let Barr call this one. He had plenty of evidence to say on collusion absolutely not and he [Mueller?]actually punted over to Barr. Again, that’s the way the system can and does work. Barr, if you go elsewhere in the letter, lower down again I don’t have a copy sitting in front of me, it says that he and Rod Rosenstein, who up until last week was a darling of the left, found not a single – not a single piece of conduct, not a single act that constituted obstruction. So that’s why we are absolutely comfortable saying that the president has been fully exonerated. Yes, Barr – excuse me – Mueller does use those words, but again, those are words you would typically find in this type of investigation. Then we have Kellyanne Conway over at Fox News, getting pushed into a corner by Chris Wallace, who, admirably, was relentless and made her stick to the point. It’s always amazing when a Fox host commits a random act of journalism and gets the facts. Kind of like a full blood moon, it doesn’t occur all that often, you want to catch it when you can.  WALLACE: …so when the president says that its total exoneration on obstruction, Kellyanne, that’s just not true. CONWAY: Well, the president is probably comparing that report and the ultimate conclusions of no conspiracy, no collusion, no contact with any Russian at a campaign that I managed into its final successful phases and have always been offended than anybody would think that we would cheat, lie, steal or talk to any Russians. That’s ridiculous and always was. We wasted a lot of money and a lot of time in people’s anxiety over it. WALLACE: Look — take yes for an answer, I’m agreeing with you on collusion. I’m asking you CONWAY: I’m always going to take yes for an answer on the Barr report. WALLACE: I’m asking about obstruction, though. CONWAY: We will see with the full report says but there’s nowhere in the Barr report that says the president obstructed justice. There’s nowhere in the Barr memo that says you or I (ph) obstructed justice. And remember, we — WALLACE: Well, there was no Barr report. Barr is simply summarizing — CONWAY: The Barr memo summarizing, but I think — WALLACE: Mueller. And Mueller says it did not exonerate him. Now, what is ludicrous, is that this is plain English being discussed. These are not abstract legal concepts, which might be […]
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Desperate for positive numbers, Trump now cites OANN … who?

O(N)AN — is a purely pro-Trump media outlet, and with the entertainment segments of Fox News supporting him more than the news side, Individual-1 is scraping the bottom of that barrel. Compounding lies. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1139861307002368000 OANN is pro-Trump. Robert...

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