Friday, May 24, 2019

Weaponized Democrats and the News Tales They Ride In On

I thought it would be a good day to analyze headlines from around the fake news echo chamber so I assembled the leads as of 6:30 AM from the major news sites:

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May Resigns
  • Donald Trump Falls For Nancy Pelosi’s Trap

- NBC 

  • British PM Theresa May announces she will step down over Brexit crisis
  • In another attack, Trump shares edited video of Pelosi tripping over words
  • Assange indictment poses First Amendment threat, advocates warn

    - CBS

    • 8 dead amid outbreak of severe weather
    • Britain’s Theresa May to Resign as Prime Minister    
    • Nadler says Mueller wants to testify behind closed doors

    - ABC

    • Trump says Pelosi is crazy, he's a stable genius
    • Police believe missing 4-year-old was murdered
    • Assange charged for role in WikiLeaks disclosures
    • Dems inch closer to Trump’s financial records
    • Senators pass disaster relief package
    • NOAA forecasts near-normal hurricane season

    - MSNBC

    • Rep. Nadler: Robert Mueller wants to testify in private
    • GOP primary challenger Bill Weld reacts to Mueller, impeachment
    • The bank at the center of Trump’s finances may soon be turning over its records
    • Former Secretary of State says Trump was out-prepared by Putin

    - USA Today

    • Britain's embattled leader Theresa May resigns amid Brexit deadlock
    • Forget the 'Polar Vortex.' Here comes the 'Death Ridge.'
    • City sues to remove ‘gigantic’ American flag

    - Yahoo News

    • Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party
    • SAT 'adversity score': Is it necessary?
    • How Trump's embrace of a rogue Libyan warlord sparked a humanitarian catastrophe

    - NPR

    • U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May To Step Down June 7
    • Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women

    - Google

    • Theresa May to resign as UK Prime Minister
    • Cooper: I was wrong when I said this was 'not normal'
    • 'Extremely stable genius': Trump defends his mental fitness as he tears into Pelosi
    • Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media

    - Fox News

    • Emotional British PM tells press departure date amid Brexit failure, plummeting poll numbers
    • Trump lets AG unseal docs in 2016 surveillance, demands intel cooperation
    • Murder shows Dems hate Trump more than they love US
    • Dr. Drew warns Los Angeles could be at risk of a deadly epidemic this summer

    I was looking to see how they characterized the President’s decision to unseal documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016, which may unmask a lot of things that a lot of people would just as soon leave masked. Not surprisingly I found that the only news outlet covering it as a lead item was Fox News.

    "The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions."

    Google had a link to a story about the declassification but it was way down the page. I couldn’t even find a mention of it on any of the other sites. Although they may, now that Schiff has given them the proper spin to use:

    …U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the move as an attempt to "weaponize law enforcement and classified information."

    Sounds like another case of classic Democratic projection syndrome.

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    Not to say that weaponized law enforcement isn’t dangerous to liberty, the Obama administration certainly demonstrated that sufficiently. And if we see, as we suspect we will, that they used it to spy on their opponent and later Commander in Chief it will be a joy to see Schiff choke on his own words. But may I suggest that there is something in addition to weaponized law enforcement that is equally dangerous to our liberty:

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    Today’s exercise makes it painfully clear why at least half the people in this country have absolutely no idea what’s actually going on. 

    And finally, a FLOTUS Friday entry: our every classy FLOTUS at Arlington National Cemetery. Via

    Image result for melania trump Via Breitbart

    And if I may point out to Breitbart that it’s “cemetery” not “cemetary.” Not that I don’t make mistakes but then I’m writer, editor and chief bottle washer around here. You’re Breitbart for cripes sake, we expect better than from the Daily Mail.