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‘The View’ Bashes Trump as Unpresidential for Calling Terrorists ‘Evil Losers’

Following the horrific terror attack in Manchester, England, President Trump slammed the terrorists behind the bombing, calling them “evil losers.” On “The View” on Tuesday, some of the co-hosts took issue with Trump’s remark. Sunny Hostin said using the term “evil losers” was not presidential. “Harkening back to President Obama, who talked about the victims and didn’t talk about the bombers necessarily … and talked about how we as a society have to come together. I was expecting something like that,” Hostin said. Whoopi Goldberg agreed, saying she wants the president to be “one step above.” “I want him or her to be one step above and I don’t want them talking like I would talk,” Goldberg said. “When it comes down to it, if you’re the president of a country, you have to speak for that country.” On “Outnumbered” today, Harris Faulkner asked if it was presidential for Obama to dub ISIS a “JV team.” Herman Cain said he agrees with Trump calling terrorists “losers,” because they attack innocent people who can’t defend themselves and because their culture and way of life has lost to ours. “That’s what they have lost. And their only solution is: try to wipe us out,” Cain said. “So they’re losers for two reasons.” Meghan McCain pointed out that many national security analysts say that this type of rhetoric minimizes and takes power away from terrorists. “Never underestimate how much attention these losers and cowards are paying to their reaction in the media,” McCain said. “Because they are.”

Personally, I kinda like that we have a President who just calls it as he sees it, and calls these disgusting, barbaric, Islamic wackos “evil losers.”  Harris nailed it when she asked if it was “presidential” for Obama to call ISIS the “JV team.”  Exactly!!  On the one hand we had for 8 years a President who was a measured, polished, and a very calculating lawyer who downplayed the threat of ISIS; a group he essentially created by his foolish actions in Iraq..  Then, on the other hand, we have a new President who isn’t as polished, and is a New York businessman..and he just calls these maggots “evil losers.”  At least he gets it!  As for Whoopi and the other ladies on The View..  I think that if Trump had found the cure for cancer, they’d find some way to criticize him.  They need to grow up, get the heck over the fact that their gal lost in November..and when Trump attacks these Islamo-fascists, they should support him…or just shut the hell up.  They’re just making fools of themselves.

Arab News: Melania Trump ‘Classy and Conservative’ in Saudi Arabia

Americans buzzed over Melania Trump’s decision not to wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, the Arab News newspaper headlined social media in the country talking about her “classy and conservative” fashion sense. According to the Mercury News, Saudi minister of foreign affairs Adel bin Ahmen Al-Jubier, told local media last week, “We welcome any style of clothing” worn by foreign dignitaries, despite the country’s strict dress code for women.

Keep this in mind, as you hear the dominantly liberal media talk about how Melania was disrespectful and so on for not wearing traditional Muslim headscarfs and such.  The local Arab media thought she looked great!  To see the official release in the Arab News, click on the text above.

Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’

A Harvard study has documented the mainstream media’s blatant anti-Trump bias and found that while the President dominated news coverage in his first 100 days, that coverage was almost entirely negative — with 93 percent of CNN and NBC’s Trump coverage critical of the new president. The study, by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, released Thursday concludes that Trump’s coverage “set a new standard for negativity.” Looking at the coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days from 10 major American and European outlets, the study found that Trump was the topic of 41 percent of all news stories — three times that of previous presidents. It also found that Trump was the featured speaker of 65 percent of the coverage. But, despite Trump featuring heavily, the tone of that coverage was 80 percent negative, according to the study. For comparison, it found that President Barack Obama received only 41 percent negative coverage in his first 100 days. President George W. Bush received 57 percent negative coverage, and President Bill Clinton received 60 percent negative coverage. “In no week did the [Trump] coverage drop below 70 percent negative and it reached 90 percent negative at its peak,” the study says, noting the peak of the negative coverage came during the attempt by the House of Representatives to pass a health care bill. Some outlets’ coverage was particularly blatant. While the Washington Post and the New York Times covered Trump negatively 83 and 87 percent of the time, an overwhelming 93 percent of NBC’s and CNN’s news reports were negative. The only outlet that came close to fairness was Fox News, where 52 percent of its reports were negative. The only other outlet nearing Fox’s balance was the Wall Street Journal, of which 70 percent of its news reports were negative. “Trump has received unsparing coverage for most weeks of his presidency, without a single major topic where Trump’s coverage, on balance, was more positive than negative, setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president,” the authors of the study wrote. Even by topic, the study found that there wasn’t a single topic where Trump’s coverage was more positive than negative, with 96 percent of stories on immigration, 87 percent of health care stories and 81 percent of stories on Trump’s fitness for office all carrying a negative tone. Only on the economy did the media coverage approach balance, with 46 percent of those reports carrying a positive tone. The study also warns that such negative coverage may not only be harmful to Trump, but also for the way the public view the media. “The nation’s watchdog has lost much of its bite and won’t regain it until the public perceives it as an impartial broker, applying the same reporting standards to both parties,” the study concludes.

Yeah…  Imagine that!  And this is coming from Harvard; not exactly a bastion of conservatism.  Please pass this along to all of your friends and family members who may still think that the dominantly liberal mainstream media (i.e. ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR/PBS, CNN, the NY Times, Washington Post..and the worst of all MSNBC) have any degree of balance whatsoever.  This study destroys that silly notion.

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes, Dead at 77

Fox News anchors only learned of the death of its former chairman and CEO from Drudge Report. Roger Ailes died aged 77, according to his wife Elizabeth, who released a statement to Matt Drudge. In a breaking news segment tweeted by the network on Thursday morning, Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy reported: ‘Roger Ailes, one of the founders of the Fox News channel has died. ‘They have published, Drudge has, a statement from his wife Elizabeth.’ The statement was then read out before Ainsley Earhardt added: ‘Beth you are in our thoughts and our prayers, and so is Zachary, their beautiful son. Roger, rest in peace.’ His death comes less than a year after he resigned from the company over allegations of sexual harassment. His wife Elizabeth, with whom he has one son, said: ‘I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. ‘He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise — and to give back. ‘During a career that stretched over more than five decades, his work in entertainment, in politics, and in news affected the lives of many millions. ‘And so even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life,’ the statement reads. There was no further information on the cause of Ailes’ death. He celebrated his 77th birthday on Monday. Ailes had struggled with his health. He had hemophilia, multiple surgeries to replace his joints and a secret prostate surgery a few years ago that put him on an extended leave from the network, according to New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman. Last year, Sherman reported that Ailes was still having trouble walking and rarely left his executive suite. A friend who ran into Ailes in Palm Beach over the 2015-2016 holidays told the magazine that he was using a walker at the time. In an excerpt from the 2013 biography Roger Ailes Off Camera, Ailes said he knew he didn’t have long left to live. ‘My doctor told me that I’m old, fat, and ugly, but none of those things is going to kill me immediately,’ he told the author, Zev Chafets, shortly before his 72nd birthday. ‘The actuaries say I have six to eight years. The best tables give me 10. Three thousand days, more or less.’ He added: ‘I’d give anything for another 10 years.’

Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.  I heard Rush’s wonderful tribute to Roger this afternoon on his radio show.  Our prayers are definitely with Beth and Zach.  R.I.P., Roger.

Analysis: CNN Is Completely Obsessed With Donald Trump — and Not in a Good Way

CNN claims it’s right down the middle, somewhere between the left-wing MSNBC and the more conservative-friendly Fox News Channel. But an MRC study of an entire day of CNN’s coverage shows the network spent almost all of its time covering the Trump presidency, with a heavily skewed roster of anti-Trump guests and on-air commentators. To get a handle on CNN’s news priorities during the Trump era, a team of MRC analysts reviewed all of the cable network’s programming on Friday, May 12, starting with the 4am ET Early Start and continuing through the 11pm ET CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, a total of 20 hours of material. After excluding commercials, teases and promos, our analysts found 13 hours, 27 minutes of actual news coverage, an average of just over 40 minutes per hour. Of that, a whopping 92 percent (12 hours, 19 minutes) was devoted to the Trump presidency, with a mere 68 minutes — a little more than three minutes per hour — devoted to all of the other news of the day. With the exception of about 21 minutes of live coverage of a White House briefing about the President’s upcoming trip to the Middle East and a smattering of coverage of Melissa McCarthy’s parody of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in an upcoming SNL appearance, CNN used that time to endlessly analyze the President’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, then a three-day-old story. Much of that airtime consisted of interviews and panel discussions giving their assessment of Trump. MRC tallied 123 appearances by guests or panelists over the course of the day. Many of CNN’s analysts showed up in multiple newscasts, each of which would count as a separate appearance. (There were 77 unique appearances by people identified as CNN analysts or commentators, or 62% of all guests). The vast majority of all of CNN’s guests that day (96, or 78% of the total) were Trump critics, compared to a handful of pro-Trump guests (just seven, or 6% of the total). Another 13 guests were neutral, and seven offered mixed assessments of the administration. Looking just at CNN’s own on-air talent, the results were even more tilted, with 69 appearances by anti-Trump analysts, vs. just two for pro-Trump analysts — CNN political commentator Paris Dennard, who appeared during the latter half of the 3:00pm ET hour, and CNN political commentator Jason Miller, a former Trump campaign aide, who appeared in the 8pm ET hour of Anderson Cooper 360. CNN counter-terrorism analyst Phil Mudd, for example, harshly condemned the President during appearances in the 6am, 8am, 11am, 5pm, 8pm, and 9pm ET hours. “Give the President of the United States a pacifier and a rattle and put him in the crib,” Mudd declared during his 11am ET appearance.

And you get the idea..  To read the rest of this excellent, and eye-opening, analysis by the good folks at the Media Research Center (MRC), click on the text above.

O’Reilly on Leaving Fox News: ‘This Was a Hit’ By the ‘Organized Left-Wing Cabal’

Friday on Glenn Beck’s radio program, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said the allegations of sexual harassment against him were the result of an organized “hit.” O’Reilly said, “This was a hit. In the weeks to come, we’re going to be able to explain some of it. It has to do with destroying voices that the far left and the organized left-wing cabal doesn’t like. That’s the general tone. I can’t get specific. There’s a lot of legality here.” He said soon he will expose, “this crew that goes in and terrorizes sponsors, that threatens people behind the scenes, that pays people to say things, we are going to name them, and it’s going to be a big big story.” He added “I’ll point you to an article that was very very seldom seen this week about nine corporations, big corporations that are now being targeted by organized left-wing groups funded by George Soros because they allegedly are profiting from President Trump’s immigration stance. You can Google the article. That gives you your roadmap.”

We very much look forward to hearing this story, when Bill is ready to share.

O’Reilly: ‘I Can Tell You That I’m Very Confident the Truth Will Come Out’

Monday on his “No Spin News” podcast posted on BillOReilly.com, host Bill O’Reilly addressed his departure from Fox News. O’Reilly said, “I am sad that I’m not on television anymore. I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot because there is so much stuff going on right now. But I can tell you that I’m very confident the truth will come out and when it does I don’t know if you are going to be surprised, but I think you are going to be as shaken as I am. There is a lot of stuff involved here. Now I can’t say any more because I just don’t want to influence the flow of information. I don’t want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it. You as a loyal O’Reilly listener have a right to know down the lane what happened, and we are working in that direction.”

And, we look certainly forward to learning more about Bill’s sudden firing at Fox News and the fallout from that.  Of course, if/when we hear more, we’ll post it here at The Daily Buzz.  To hear Bill saying this and more from today’s podcast, click on the text above