Media

Gorka: MSM Hosts Like Jake Tapper Still ‘Licking Their Wounds’ from Beatdowns

Dr. Sebastian Gorka said legacy media hosts in the “fake news industrial complex” are still “licking their wounds” after sparring with him this month. President Donald Trump’s deputy assistant made his remarks to Sean Hannity this week on his Fox News program while Hannity was discussing Gorka’s impressive string of legacy media beatdowns. Gorka said he was more than game for more battles with legacy media hosts in the “fake news industrial complex.” This month, Gorka schooled CNN dunce Chris Cuomo on Indonesia and Egypt, reminded Alisyn Camerota that Nick at Nite has more viewers than CNN, and taught the feeble Anderson Cooper a lesson about Walter Cronkite. Before leaving for his Paris trip, Trump reportedly said to West Wing aides: “Did you see Gorka? So great, I mean really, truly great.” Gorka, who has said he is willing to be the White House’s “pit bull” against the “fake news media,” has reportedly emerged as Trump’s favorite defender on television. But Gorka’s greatest victory this month may have come against CNN’s smug Jake Tapper, who was essentially a Hillary Clinton operative masquerading as an objective journalist throughout most of the 2016 campaign. During his July 13 appearance on The Lead, Gorka slammed Ben Rhodes, former President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, for enabling Obama’s “disastrous” foreign policy. Rhodes was apparently responsible, for instance, for spreading the Obama administration’s lies about the Benghazi attacks. When Gorka blasted Rhodes, who he pointed out had “a masters degree in fictional writing,” Tapper interjected and snidely told Gorka that he was sure Rhodes “would put his graduate degree against yours any day of the week.” Tapper’s remark was a textbook example of why Americans do not trust and hate legacy media hosts like Tapper who try to snooker the public into believing that they are neutral when they are in fact more akin to rasslin’ announcers who do everything they can to get their liberal allies “over” with the audience while undermining conservatives. Rhodes has a masters degree in creative writing. Gorka has a masters in international relations and diplomacy and a PhD in political science. Tapper may have a masters degree in “fake news.” After tweeting that Gorka had too much time on his hands, Tapper promptly humiliated Rhodes by revealing that Rhodes had chickened out and would not debate Gorka. Hannity then said he would gladly host a debate between Messrs. Gorka and Rhodes, but Gorka responded: “Right now looks like @brhodes prefers to hide.” “Understandable given indefensible polices he birthed,” Gorka added. On Saturday, Americans protested in front of CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, denouncing the “fake news” CNN for “destroying our culture.”

Jake Tapper is such an obnoxious tool…  And, c’mon..  We’d ALL like to see DR. Gorka’s grad degrees stacked up against Ben’s all day long!  Jake didn’t do his homework…again.  Typical liberal, lazy, lack of real journalism.  Does anyone actually watch Jake?  What a moron..  No wonder people are out picketing CNN’s hq in Atlanta.  I toured it several years ago.  Not very impressive..  If you want to tour something in Atlanta, I’d recommend the Coca Cola hq facilities instead.  Much better!    🙂

CNN star Chris Cillizza’s Q & A session becomes epic disaster as critics savage his ethics, biases

Reddit commenters bashed CNN Politics editor Chris Cillizza during an “Ask Me Anything” forum on Tuesday, criticizing the reporter for his biased views and questioning his journalism ethics. Cillizza hosted the one-hour online Reddit forum in the afternoon, welcoming users to ask him questions to answer. Most commenters immediately slammed the editor for the lack of balanced reporting in his articles and treating “politics like sport.” “Chris, have you considered the fact that your reporting style of repeated and absurd focus on completely inane subjects, like ‘an analysis of the Trump-Macron handshake’ not only makes us all collectively stupider, but fundamentally devalues the role politics has in shaping our lives in favor of absurd horse race coverage that focuses on inside baseball to the exclusion of real working families?” one commenter said.

EXACTLY!!!  And yet CNN still doesn’t get why their ratings continue to tank..  To read the rest of this article, click on the text above.

Opinion/Analysis: REVEALED: How Approval Polls and ‘Junk’ Journalism are Fake Views Pushed by Fake News

” Polls are deployed only when they might prove useful — that is, helpful to the powers that be in their question to maintain their position and influence.” — Christopher Hitchens, Harper’s Magazine, 1992 The latest rod by which to beat the President of the United States is a Washington Post/ABC News poll showing Mr. Trump’s approval ratings languishing at 36 per cent. Americans across the board appear, on first take, to be well out of love with the new President. But the “small print” on the polls reveals something quite disturbing about the methodology of the group responsible. The poll was performed by AbtAssociates — a swamp dweller-staffed research and policy shop in Cambridge, MA. AbtAssociates board members include former Bob Dole, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood, World Bank, and Deloitte staffers. In other words, it is a microcosm of the party of Davos. But that in itself doesn’t rule AbtAssociates out from doing decent work. What might, however, is the underlying philosophy behind political polling, and the methodology they use to conduct it. WaPo/ABC polling obviously predicted the U.S. election incorrectly. They’ll point to the “margin of error” and claim they were aiming to predict the popular vote, of course. But this still led to them presenting Mrs. Clinton as the presumptive winner. Them, and basically everyone else, which is unsurprising, given the way these things work. The latest headlines — which themselves have seeded hundreds of articles in the press about the matter — are about President Trump’s unpopularity, born out of a poll of just 1,001 people. That’s an average of 20 people per state in the U.S. they hold up as “representative”. The representative element comes from projecting this data out using pollster voodoo. This is what you’re really paying for when you commission a poll. Anyone can survey 1,001 people, but these guys claim to know the “right” people, and then be able to project their views out onto the whole nation. Then we go into the data tables. Since this time last year they have over-represented Democrat voters in their studies. For this latest one, 35 per cent of their respondents were Democrats, 23 per cent were Republicans, 35 per cent were Independents (who in turn lean towards voting Democrat), six per cent said ‘Other’, and two per cent had no opinion on the matter. Interviews, they add, were conducted in English and Spanish, and demographic questions they asked are not included in the data.

How convenient..  Things to keep in mind the next time you see another “breaking news” poll on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS/NPR or MSNBC, if you actually watch those channels for news.  To read the rest of this eye-opening op/ed by Raheem Kassam, click on the text above.

CNN anchor mistakes Star-Spangled Banner for French national anthem

CNN anchor Poppy Harlow mistook the Star-Spangled Banner for the French national anthem, while covering President Trump’s arrival in the country Thursday. Trump is in France to meet with President Emmanuel Macron, before celebrating Bastille Day together. Trump and Macron shook hands during the arrival, and a band played the United States’ national anthem. But despite Harlow’s pedigreed education at Minneapolis’ exclusive Blake School and the prestigious Columbia University, she seemed to not realize it was her country’s national anthem. Harlow voiced over the event: “Let’s just listen in to the French National Anthem for just a moment.” It was moments before Harlow noticed her mistake. Whispers could be heard in the background of the CNN set, and Harlow corrected the error. “The U.S., American national anthem, I should say,” Harlow said with a chuckle. “Let’s listen.” The gaffe comes as the news organization has been under siege by the Trump administration, with the president repeatedly characterizing them as “Fake News.”

…which it is.  And wow..  Poppy (what kind of name is that anyway?) is such a moron!  Gotta love when these liberal media idiots just make complete fools of themselves.   🙂

Downward Spiral: Megyn Kelly Hits New Viewership Low

How low is the floor for Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly’s ratings? When it comes to Kelly, absence did not make the heart grow fonder. Kelly’s show returned from a week off last night and hit another new low in total viewers. Her show could not even get more viewers than a years-old rerun of Dateline that ran the week before during the Fourth of July holiday weekend when many television viewers were not even in their homes. On Sunday, Kelly’s show got a measly 3.21 million total viewers, compared to the 3.73 million total viewers the years-old Dateline rerun got the week before. Two weeks ago, Kelly hit her previous low of 3.41 million total viewers. Again, reruns of 60 Minutes and America’s Funniest Home Videos beat her show. In the 18-49 demo, Kelly (.4 rating) still could not beat out the years-old rerun of Dateline that ran the week before (.5 rating). Variety, relying just on the 18-49 demo numbers, spun Kelly’s terrible ratings by saying it was the “first time since the new news show premiered on June 4 that it has not declined in the ratings week-to-week. Kelly originally opened to a 0.8 in the key demo, and dropped to a 0.6, 0.5, and 0.4 rating in subsequent weeks.” That’s like patting Kelly on the head for actually making contact and grounding out with a swinging bunt instead of whiffing three straight times.

We wonder if Megyn is regretting her decision to leave Fox News for NBC now..

Washington Post article linking Scalise shooter to conservative radio host sparks online outrage

The Washington Post struck out with many on social media over an article that appears to blame a right-wing Illinois shock jock for the Virginia shooting rampage by a Trump-hating, Bernie Sanders volunteer who targeted Republicans during a baseball practice. The lengthy piece takes aim at the foul-mouthed Bob Romanik, who spews invective on the AM dial from a studio in Belleville, Ill., shooter James Hodgkinson’s hometown. “What’s the point of this?” Buzz Feed political reporter Katherine Miller asked on Twitter. “The shooter hated Trump and there’s no indication in the story he listened to this pro-Trump host.” Washington Examiner political correspondent and Fox News contributor Byron York tweeted, “Revision of the year: WP suggests, without evidence, Alexandria shooter was inspired by right-wing bigoted radio talker.” “Devoted Bernie supporter shoots up baseball field of Republicans. Washington Post blames pro Trump talk radio in his hometown for it,” Heat Street contributor Stephen Miller said in a tweet. The Post article, written by Peter Holley, pointed out Hodgkinson “shot four people at a congressional baseball practice” in Virginia — but never got around to identifying the victims. Cops killed Hodgkinson after his rampage, which wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, lobbyist Matt Mika, House GOP aide Zack Barth and Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner. Capitol Police Officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams also were hurt during the incident. Scalise is still hospitalized following the June 14 shooting; he underwent surgery for an infection on July 5. The Post article reports that the shooting shocked the nation but not Romanik — “The Grim Reaper of Radio” — adding that among those who listen to his rants about race, crime and government are many disgruntled southern Illinois Democrats.

So, clearly the WP is trying to suggest that James Hodgkinson (a BERNIE SANDERS volunteer) listened to some local fringe right-wing radio guy, without ANY evidence whatsoever.  We KNOW (from the reporting) that James watched CNN and MSNBC (go figure).  So, it’s HIGHLY unlikely he watched Fox News, let alone listened to Rush…or that local radio guy.  But, that’s typical fake news we continue to get from the WP and the rest of the dominantly liberal mainstream media.

Gutfeld: CNN Is a ‘Sad Spinster Who Can’t Take a Joke’

CNN’s response to President Trump’s tweet last Sunday of a GIF showing him tackling a fake CNN reminded Greg Gutfeld of a “sad spinster who can’t take a joke.” “Once again CNN fell for fake news,” Gutfeld said on his show on Saturday. The network “didn’t just step in it. They jumped head first into a sewage treatment plant and did the breaststroke.” CNN slammed the president’s tweet and went after the Reddit user who created the meme, saying they would not reveal his identity if he did not do it again. The meme creator has since apologized on Reddit saying he does not advocate violence against journalists. CNN said they reserve the right to expose his identity, but are not doing so “because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media.” “When a giant corporation threatens to expose a nobody in order to silence him … it’s like swatting a fly with a nuke,” Gutfeld said. The host remarked that conservatives and liberals have switched places over the years. “Conservatives were always painted as humorless. We were the shrill, tight-ass scolds,” Gutfeld said. “But now we’ve changed, and so has the Left.” “By embracing identity politics and victimhood they became the tattletales and we became by default the troublemakers,” he said.

And it’s far worse than even Greg is saying..  The liberals in the dominantly liberal mainstream media (i.e. CNN, and MSNBC) have NO sense of humor, and are the real fascists in this country.  If you cross them, they’ll bully you.  As for CNN’s Jim Acosta..  He Tweeted, “..he (i.e. Trump) is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.  We will keep doing our jobs.  He should start doing his.”  Wow!!  What a self-righteous, arrogant prick!!  If I were Trump or the Press Secretary, I’d revoke Jim’s press credentials immediately.  Nowhere in the First Amendment does it require the White House to automatically give some press member access to the White House, despite what media would have you believe.  All the First Amendment says is, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”  The media can say whatever it wants.  But, nowhere in there does it say the executive branch can’t restrict access to the President.  Nowhere.  It’s time the Trump White House cut off access to tools like Jim Acosta.