Jim Carrey and Alessandra Mussolini collided like two ships in the night yesterday on Twitter. It started with this: And quickly escalated.. (This is the flower of the partisan, or beautiful hello, beautiful hello, beautiful hello hello hello, this is the flower of the partisan died for freedom) Please follow me on Twitter @durrati
Enemies lists are not something that exist in a democracy — or at least not until today. Tim Murtaugh, Director of Communications for Trump for President, sent a memo today to “Television Producers” attacking the “credibility of certain guests.” Murtaugh alleges that the Mueller report states there was no collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign. Then follows a list of Democratic leaders and others, whom Murtaugh accuses of “lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of collusion.” Murtaugh says these people lied and made false claims on their airwaves and he now demands that their voices be silenced, in essence. Below are the names in the memo, what they said, and when they said it. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT): “The evidence is pretty clear that there was collision between the Trump campaign and the Russians…” (MSNBC, “All In,” 10/17/18) • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA): “I think there’s plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight.” (“CBS This Morning,” 8/5/18) • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): “There was obviously a lot of collusion. The question is how high. Every day we – every day – every so often we get new information about involvement.” (CNN, “Erin Burnett OutFront,” 10/27/17) • Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA): “In our investigation, we saw strong evidence of collusion.” (CNN, “Wolf,” 3/16/18) • DNC Chairman Tom Perez: “And over the course of the last year we have seen, I think, a mountain of evidence of collusion between the campaign and the Russians to basically affect our democracy.” (NBC, “Meet The Press” 4/22/18) • Former CIA Director John Brennan: “I called his behavior treasonous which is to betray one’s trust and to aiding and abet the enemy and I stand very much by that claim.” (NBC, “Meet the Press,” 8/19/18) Here’s the rest of the memo: Moving forward, we ask that you employ basic journalistic standards when booking such guests to appear anywhere in your universe of productions. You should begin by asking the basic question: “Does this guest warrant further appearances in our programming, given the outrageous and unsupported claims made in the past?” At a minimum, if these guests do reappear, you should replay the prior statements and challenge them to provide the evidence which prompted them to make the wild claims in the first place.The American people have been bombarded by these accusations, through the media, for two long years. They have been told that their legitimately elected president had colluded with Russia – a claim proven to be false. At this point, there must be introspection from the media who facilitated the reckless statements and a serious evaluation of how such guests are considered and handled in the future. This is very sobering. Trump is backlash mode, and this is going to get ugly.
The Hollywood Reporter “Fox News has rejected a national advertising buy for a 30-second spot that warns viewers about the potential dangers of American fascism after an ad sales representative said network leadership deemed it inappropriate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The spot was to double as a promotion of this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary short A Night at the Garden, which recounts a 1939 Nazi rally in New York City, and a warning — “It Can Happen Here” — to Sean Hannity’s largely conservative viewers about the potential dangers of President Donald Trump’s brand of populism. An ad was bought to air locally during Monday night’s edition of Hannity’s primetime show through a regional advertising buy on Charter Communications’ Spectrum service in Los Angeles, but was precluded by breaking news — coverage of President Trump’s rally in Texas. The film’s distributor, Field of Vision, then decided to purchase a national spot on Hannity’s show, but was rebuffed by the network, which controls national advertising. A Fox News national ad sales representative told the distributor’s media-buying agency on Wednesday that CEO Suzanne Scott (“our CEO”) said the ad was “not appropriate for our air,” according to email correspondence viewed by THR.” Here’s the spot: Yeah, Fox News can’t promote an Oscar nominated documentary that might cut into the ad time for Hannity’s regular rotation of carnival barker yelps about the magic of boner pills, wrinkle creams and sleep inducing pillows. Because – if Fox viewers ever get their minds right they might be able to look at themselves in the mirror and sleep at night, cutting into Fox’s advertising revenue. Can’t have that. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden summed up what you and I have always believed about what it means to immigrate and become a citizen, beautifully: “It’s pretty simple, You read the document, you understand the document, you pledge allegiance to the document, and we shake your hand, and you are every bit as much of […]
It has been obvious since the days after the inauguration, it’s been danced around on serious media, people have dipped a tepid toe in the water. But this morning, on the show watched by every serious person in DC and throughout the nation – Morning Joe, Trump was called out specifically and expressly as a […]
I admit that I am an absolute radical when I express the danger the Republican fascist cult presents to our democracy. I hate the use of the word tribalism because it implies that the division in our country is between two equally radical political...
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