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Pentagon says COVID report cited by ABC doesn’t exist

The Pentagon says a supposed intelligence report cited by ABC News on an emerging COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t exist. ABC said the report was issued in November by the National Center for Medical Intelligence, an arm of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). It supposedly warned of a pandemic of what would be later named COVID-19. Relying on sources who said they saw the report, ABC News said the warning was briefed “multiple times” to the DIA, the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Trump White House. The Pentagon said it did an exhaustive search and could find no such document. Col. R. Shane Day, a physician who heads the medical intelligence unit, issued a flat denial. “As a matter of practice, the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters,” Col. Day said. “However, in the interest of transparency during this current public health crisis, we can confirm that media reporting about the existence/release of a National Center for Medical Intelligence Coronavirus-related product/assessment in November of 2019 is not correct. No such NCMI product exists.” The South China Morning Post reported scientists believe they have found perhaps the first COVID-19 victim on Nov. 17 in Hubei Province, home to Wuhan City, where the virus broke out in December 2019 and spread to the world.

Another example of fake news by ABC News and the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream media (like CNN, MSNBC, and NPR/PBS) that furthered this phony story.  It was all bs…and what’s worse, they ALL knew it.

ABC News suspends David Wright for remarks made in Project Veritas video

ABC News has suspended veteran Washington correspondent David Wright for remarks he made that were captured on video by Project Veritas. Wright was disciplined after higher-ups at ABC News reviewed footage in which Wright describes himself as a “socialist” and appears to criticize the network for the way in which it chooses to present the news. “I feel terrible about it. I feel that the truth suffers, the voters are poorly informed, and people also have the opportunity to tune into whatever they want to hear,” Wright said in the video, which also features an ABC News producer. “And so, it’s like there’s no upside, or our bosses don’t see an upside in doing the job we’re supposed to do, which is to speak truth to power and hold people accountable.” The veteran reporter expounded at length on his political views. “I would consider myself a socialist, like I think there should be national health insurance,” he said. “I’m totally fine with reining in corporations, I think they’re too many billionaires, and I think there’s a wealth gap – that’s a problem.” In the hidden video that Project Veritas said was filmed in New Hampshire during its primary’s coverage, Wright, 56, also called President Trump “a d—” while simultaneously complaining that Trump is sometimes not given “credit for what things he does do.”

Another member of the dominantly liberal mainstream media has been exposed for who and what he is; an extreme liberal (even self-described “socialist”), anti-Trump, agenda-driven activist who by day tries to pose as some unbiased, “fair” journalist just trying to report the news/facts.  David Wright is a fraud, and the ONLY reason he’s getting his wrists slapped (hes not getting fired, just “reassigned”) is because he got caught on camera.  Kudos to Project Veritas for catching this tool on video.  For more on this story, click on the text above.

Pence slams Joy Behar, ABC News over ‘religious intolerance’

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a jaw-dropping rebuke of ABC News after “The View” host Joy Behar compared Christianity to mental illness. “To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said Wednesday on C-SPAN. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.” Behar’s anti-Christian remarks were in response to a segment on Omarosa Manigault Newman, the reality television star turned White House staffer turned reality television star. “As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence — everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” Omarosa said in a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother.” “I am Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things,” Omarosa told her fellow contestants. Well, that bit of news was more than Behar and the other gals on “The View” could stomach. “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices,” Behar declared. Pence said on C-SPAN that his faith is the most important thing in his life. “My faith sustains me in all that I do,” he said. The vice president said “The View” hosts insulted the “vast majority of the American people who cherish faith.” “It demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that,” he said. Well, if hearing the voice of God means that a Christian is mentally insane – then add my name to that list. Because – just like Vice President Pence — I too — have heard the voice of God. And I suspect many faithful followers of Jesus have heard His voice — including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Does Behar believe that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was mentally insane, too? Later on Tuesday’s program, Behar backtracked slightly — but held firm to her belief that listening to Jesus is odd behavior. “I think Mike Pence, say what you want about him and his religiosity. I don’t think he’s mentally ill. Even though he is saying he hears voices I don’t think he’s that crazy,” she said. Oh, she only thinks Christians are just a little crazy. Whatever. If ABC News wants to employ an anti-Christian bigot — that is their business. It’s a free country. But let’s be honest — had Joy Behar said about gay people what she said about Christians — she would’ve been fired on the spot and hauled out of the studio on live television.

Agreed, Todd.  Veteran culture warrior Todd Starnes is responsible for that piece.  Todd, of course, is exactly right.  Joy Behar is a nauseating, extreme liberal blow hard.  And, if you listen to her talk, she’s stunningly stupid.  She just spouts whatever liberal talking points the DNC, or other Democratic party organ, feeds her, and really has no command of the issues or the nuances of policies, etc.  And, she goes into these silly, ad hominem personal attacks on various random Republicans because…well, they’re Republicans.  That’s it.  If you’re a Republican, she hates you and is very open about it.  She won’t listen to you or consider a viewpoint that isn’t in line with what her approved, Democrat party talking points consider acceptable.  And, in fact, she’ll shout you down and belittle you and your viewpoints if they are conservative or Republican in nature.  Have ya ever noticed how much turn over there is in the one Republican position on The View over the years?

ABC skips coverage of Nancy Pelosi protesters

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was interrupted in spectacular fashion during a San Francisco press conference Monday by an angry group of immigration activists. But one of the Big Three broadcast networks decided to completely ignore the scene, despite a history of covering similar anti-Trump interruptions. The dependably liberal ABC’s “World News Tonight” skipped the story, while rivals CBS and NBC properly covered the event. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt called it a “chaotic scene,” while “CBS Evening News” anchor Anthony Mason said Pelosi was “shouted down.” Both of ABC’s rivals aired video of Pelosi’s press conference getting interrupted and covered the story for roughly 30 seconds apiece. So why didn’t ABC’s newscast cover the event? Perhaps the folks at Disney don’t think angry protesters are newsworthy? Not quite. “World News Tonight” has covered a variety of anti-Republican protests, including a montage of demonstrators who were upset that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Election Day. ABC News also covered anti-Trump protesters that gathered when members of the Electoral College gathered to make Trump’s victory official last December. In fact, the network covered Trump Tower protesters just last month. ABC News also covered anti-Trump protesters back in 2016 during the GOP primary and essentially blamed Trump when a protesters rushed his stage during a campaign rally. “Donald Trump taking no responsibility for any of it,” ABC News anchor Cecilia Vega said after reporting that Trump supporters and protesters became violent on the campaign trail. This time, ABC skipped an interesting and surprising story. The anti-Pelosi protesters apparently want her to fight for “all 11 million” undocumented immigrants, as opposed to just “dreamers.” They are upset that she has the audacity to negotiate with President Trump to save the DACA program. Pelosi fired back as she was being interrupted, asking if they “actually want to hear an answer” or if they simply want to “shout.” The crowd decided to shout, calling her a “liar” and holding signs that said, “Democrats are Deporters.” ABC has been accused of bias several times in recent political history. Recent examples include President Trump accusing ABC anchor Martha Raddatz of crying on Election Night after he won, which the veteran journalist denied. The network’s chief anchor, former Bill Clinton communications director George Stephanopoulos, did not disclose a substantial donation to Clinton’s charitable organization back in 2015. ABC executives canceled Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” after the star expressed conservative views, although ABC president of Entertainment Channing Dungey told reporters that “politics had absolutely nothing to do with it.” The network also has been criticized for several shows that mock traditional values such as “The Real O’Neals” which made fun of Irish Catholics and “When We Rise” which was widely criticized for portraying Middle America as homophobic. ABC journalist Terry Moran even compared Trump’s inaugural address to Nazi rhetoric. Meanwhile, The Washington Post recently ranked the top 15 possible 2020 Democratic candidates, with Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger as No. 11, ahead of actual politicians such as Tim Kaine and Deval Patrick. ABC News declined comment..

Gee..  What a surprise!  lol   ABC is unabashedly, extremely liberal..  So, their brazenly hypocritical decision not to air that video of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) be verbally assaulted by a mob of illegal aliens shouting her down shows their liberal bias.  If you’ve not seen it, Google it.  It was truly epic, ironic, and worthy of being aired on any news broadcast.  Ol’ Nancy, who is over 76, clearly was flustered and shaking while trying to somehow reassure those losers that she was on their side (which made it ironic).  Had that been a Republican, that video clip would have been EVERYWHERE, and we all know it.  But, ABC decided to look the other way, because it was a Democrat politician being grilled, and humiliated.  Typical liberal media hypocrisy…

Sen. Lankford confronts ABC over ‘hate group’ tag: Disagreement ‘isn’t the same as hate’

Sen. James Lankford, Oklahoma Republican, on Monday confronted ABC News for labeling the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom as an alleged “hate group,” saying that disagreeing on the issues “isn’t the same as hate.” The network stoked outrage on the right with its July 12 online article headlined, “Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group,’ but DOJ won’t release his remarks,” which referred to the designation used by the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center on its “hate map.” “In this country, we have the freedom to disagree. However, disagreement is not the same as discrimination, and it’s not the same as hate,” Mr. Lankford said in the Monday letter to ABC News President James Goldston. “As journalists and members of the government, we have a responsibility to distinguish between the two,” Mr. Lankford said. “Labeling ADF a ‘hate group’ feeds into a narrative that news media frequently editorializes beyond the facts. This ultimately harms American trust in the press.” The ADF has asked for a retraction and an apology from ABC, accusing the network of “journalistic malpractice.” The network has not responded to a request for comment. NBC News ran a similar article July 12 using the “hate group” label. Both news stories appeared after the SPLC issued a July 11 press release titled, “SPLC: Attorney General must release remarks given to anti-LGBT hate group.” SPLC President Richard Cohen defended the “hate group” designation, saying in a statement that the Arizona-based legal foundation “spreads demonizing lies about the LGBT community in this country and seeks to criminalize it abroad.” The ADF has in recent years taken on cases involving Christian small-business owners such as Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman who have been penalized by the government for refusing to provide services for same-sex weddings. Mr. Lankford described the SPLC’s definition of a hate group as “overly broad and not based in fact or legal accuracy.” “I found it odd that ABC would designated ADF as a hate group not based on any actual crime or action, but apparently based on their belief in religious liberty or traditional marriage,” Mr. Lankford said. “Since I think I can confidently assume that ABC News is a strong supporter of the First Amendment, why would ABC News label a peaceful group as a ‘hate group’ simply because of a difference of opinion?” Mr. Sessions spoke July 11 at the ADF’s Summit on Religious Liberty in Dana Point, California, a speech that was barred to the press. The Federalist published his prepared remarks on its website July 13.

The SPLC is throughly discredited, extreme liberal, agenda-driven group of sh_t disturbers that hate Christians and Christian organizations.  That’s the bottom line.  And yet the dominantly liberal mainstream media continue to use them as a resource.  They’re oftentimes on NPR/PBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc.  Next time you hear some idiot anchor like Wolf Blitzer say something like, “…the Southern Poverty Law Center”…  Just change the channel quick, because what follows will cause a sudden loss in your IQ points.

ABC News: Christians who defend religious liberty are ‘hate group’

Alliance Defending Freedom is demanding a retraction and apology from ABC News after reporters smeared one of the nation’s most respected religious liberty law firms as a ‘hate group.’ ABC News reporters Pete Madden and Erin Galloway wrote a scathing report on a speech Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered behind closed doors at the Summit on Religious Liberty at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, California. “Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group,’ but DOJ won’t release his remarks,” read the explosive headline. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to an alleged hate group at an event closed to reporters on Tuesday night, but the Department of Justice is refusing to reveal what he said,” read the lead paragraph of the Madden-Galloway hit piece.

Wow..  To read the rest of this disturbing story from Todd Starnes, click on the text above.

ABC News Has Yet to Release Full Suicide Note of Vester Lee Flanagan

Vester Lee Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, murdered two former colleagues at a TV news station in Roanoke, Virginia, last Wednesday morning. A couple hours after the shooting, ABC News received a 23-page fax outlining Flanagan’s views and motives in his own words. In the five days since the shooting, ABC News has chosen not to publish the full contents of the fax, which was variously described in the media as a manifesto or a suicide note. No explanation has been given for withholding the full contents from the public. Given that Flanagan is dead, there would seem to be no reason not to reveal it (i.e., no pending trial and therefore no reason to worry about an ongoing investigation or influencing potential jurors). ABC did report excerpts from the document on the day of the shooting. In them, Flanagan said the final straw that prompted his crime was the Charleston church shooting. Speaking of racist shooter Dylan Roof, Flanagan wrote, “You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE… (deleted)!!!” A New York Times report, published last Thursday, described the fax as containing 3 separate suicide notes, all of which had been typed in the past few weeks. The Times added some additional detail to the report by ABC, including the fact that, after he was fired by WDBJ in 2013, Flanagan killed his two cats in a rage and later buried them. On Monday, the New York Daily News reported on a separate cache of letters Flanagan sent to his former roommate Robert Avent. Avent and Flanagan met in 2002 while working out at a gym in North Carolina. In the letters, Flanagan reminisces about his life as a gay prostitute and describes his disappointment and worry over losing his looks.

Of course ABC News has buried this! That is hardly surprising. After all, this story doesn’t fit their racial template, or further their liberal racial agenda. To them, only white people can be racists, and commit racially motivated “hate crimes.” So, they don’t know what to do with this. Of course, if the races had been reversed, the “manifesto” would be the topic de jour nonstop on the news networks. And ABC News, along with the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream media, would be putting it out nonstop 24/7…and we ALL know it. This lunatic piece of garbage was VERY up front and open about his intention to further (or start) a race war, and said as much. He was a brazen (gay) black racist, and very open and honest about that as well. And yet, that whole component of this story has been buried by the liberal media. NOWHERE is the racial component even discussed by the liberal media. In fact, we’re still seeing stories about how they’re “trying to understand why” he did what he did; what the “motive” was…and that the authorities are still investigating the murder “to determine a motive.” It makes me want to vomit! Gimme a break, and stop insulting our intelligence! These cops need to have the courage to call this what it was; a racially motivated murder. Period! That’s it! This isn’t rocket science. No further “investigation” is required. He told us all why he did what he did!

As an aside… Those self-righteous, entitlement-minded, racist “Black Lives Matter” rabble rousers need to be shunned for what they’re saying about cops and such, and seizing on this horrific act of evil to further THEIR liberal racist agenda; to somehow attack cops and “racist” white people. It’s time we ALL stood up against their crap, and said, “ALL lives matter” and to call these “Black Lives Matter” losers what they are; racists.

ABC’s Clinton Defender-in-Chief – George Stephanopoulos hammered ‘Clinton Cash’ author over accusations against foundation to which he donated $75,000

ABC news host George Stephanopoulos admitted Thursday he had donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and did not disclose this conflict of interest to viewers before interviewing the author of a book critical of the foundation’s foreign donors and influence over Hillary Clinton at the State Department. Stephanopoulos, a former Bill Clinton communications aide, interviewed Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer on the April 26 edition of This Week, where he pushed back against his reporting and Schweizer himself, repeating Democratic attacks that he had a “partisan interest” in disparaging the Clintons. “They say you used to work for President Bush as a speech writer. You are funded by the Koch brothers,” he said. “How do you respond to that?” “As you know, the Clinton campaign says you haven’t produced a shred of evidence that there was any official action as secretary that supported the interest of donors,” he asked later. “We’ve done investigative work here at ABC News, found no proof of any kind of direct action. An independent government ethics expert at the Sunlight Foundation Bill Allison wrote this: ‘There’s no smoking gun. No evidence that the changed policy based on donations to the foundation. No smoking gun.’ Is there a smoking gun?” Stephanopoulos did not point out that the Sunlight Foundation is funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros. In an interview with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart after his interview of Schweizer, Stephanopoulos called the case of allegations against the Clinton Foundation “a tough one.” “I read the book that this is based on, Clinton Cash, and I actually interviewed the author on Sunday,” he said. “This is a tough one. Because when you actually look at, look closely at it, he even says there is no evidence of any direct action taken on behalf of the donors … But everybody also knows when those donors give that money, President Clinton or someone, they get a picture with him, there is a hope that is going to lead to something.” Both men laughed earlier in the interview when Stewart whether Stephanopoulos was “familiar with the Clintons.”

Doesn’t this make you want to vomit?  George got busted.  What a duplicitous, hypocritical tool!