The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Sunday, January 20, 2019


Just a few days ago, the trained hamsters in the main stream media were telling us that Donald Trump was G-O-N-E. Using an unsubstantiated Buzzfeed report, the Chuck Todds, Rachel Maddows, the odd-ball collection of CNN talking heads, the ABC, NBC, and CBS commentators—the entire crew—could barely restrain their glee as they talked impeachment and/or criminal indictment. The hamsters knew for a certainty that their hero, special counsel Robert Mueller, would now be ready to skewer Trump. Except that didn't happen. In an unprecedented move, Mueller announced that there was no substance to the Buzzfeed story—Fake News!

Michael Goodwin comments:
Imagine that a scientist wanted to conduct an experiment to see if it’s true that blind hatred of President Trump has led Democrats and their media handmaidens to go ’round the bend and off the cliff.

Such a scientist would inject a damning — and false — media report about Trump into the political bloodstream, then observe the reactions. It wouldn’t take long.

The Gotcha! glee, the declarations of Trump’s certain impeachment for suborning perjury, reckless references to Richard Nixon, the breathless anticipation of resignation and disgrace, perhaps prison — these and other overheated reactions quickly clogged the airwaves and Internet, growing ever more bold as the day wore on and no compelling rebuttal appeared.

Then, suddenly, the scientist pulled the plug on the experiment. He had seen enough to prove the thesis: Much of America, many of its leaders and some of its most prominent institutions are indeed gripped with madness.

Hatred for the president has corrupted their judgments and blinded them to duty and decency. Having succumbed to prejudice and rage, they have proven themselves unworthy of public trust.
Indeed they have. Of all of Trump's many substantive domestic and foreign policy accomplishments it can be argued that his most significant is forcing the Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media to take off their masks.

The Dems always characterize themselves as the softer political party—caring, rational, driven by concern and good wishes for all. Instead, we see a party that has been consumed with hatred for a man who won a presidential election—a hatred so strong that it has forced them to jettison their image and become publicly vicious, ideologically immovable, and generally irrational.

And their media hamsters?

The trained hamsters of the media characterize themselves as objective, unbiased observers of the American scene and victims of attacks (by Trump). Instead we see a biased, inaccurate, collection of advocates for one political ideology, consumed with hatred that is so strong it forces them into promoting fake news as real and then defending their actions with an illogic so strong it's laughable. They have disgraced a noble profession and in the process, be-clowned themselves.

Better that all of us know the real Dems and the real media. The masks have come off and the faces we see are ugly.

UPDATE (1/21/2019):

Try as they might, the Dems and their trained hamsters in the media cannot put their masks back on, even if they want to. Events over the weekend act as an reminder that: (1) Dem talking heads and their media brethren learn absolutely nothing from their mistakes; (2) so-called journalists are so driven by Trump hatred that they forget to evaluate initial reports or verify facts before they report, and (3) Fake News is not only real, it's getting more and more prevalent as Trump refuses to be cowed or defeated.

This weekend's story involved a Native American who was supposedly "attacked verbally in 'racist' language" by teenagers wearing MAGA hats. Robbie Soave reports:
Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., over the weekend quickly went viral, provoking widespread condemnation of the kids on social media. Various media figures and Twitter users called for them to be doxed, shamed, or otherwise punished, and school administrators said they would consider expulsion.

But the rest of the video—nearly two hours of additional footage showing what happened before and after the encounter—adds important context that strongly contradicts the media's narrative.

Far from engaging in racially motivated harassment, the group of mostly white, MAGA-hat-wearing male teenagers remained relatively calm and restrained despite being subjected to incessant racist, homophobic, and bigoted verbal abuse by members of the bizarre religious sect Black Hebrew Israelites, who were lurking nearby. The BHI has existed since the late 19th century, and is best describes as a black nationalist cult movement; its members believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites, and often express condemnation of white people, Christians, and gays. DC-area Black Hebrews are known to spout particularly vile bigotry.

Phillips put himself between the teens and the black nationalists, chanting and drumming as he marched straight into the middle of the group of young people. What followed was several minutes of confusion: The teens couldn't quite decide whether Phillips was on their side or not, but tentatively joined in his chanting. It's not at all clear this was intended as an act of mockery rather than solidarity.

One student did not get out of Phillips way as he marched, and gave the man a hard stare and a smile that many have described as creepy. This moment received the most media coverage: The teen has been called the product of a "hate factory" and likened to a school shooter, segregation-era racist, and member of the Ku Klux Klan. I have no idea what he was thinking, but portraying this as an example of obvious, racially-motivated hate is a stretch. Maybe he simply had no idea why this man was drumming in his face, and couldn't quite figure out the best response? It bears repeating that Phillips approached him, not the other way around.

And that's all there is to it. Phillips walked away after several minutes, the Black Hebrew Israelites continued to insult the crowd, and nothing else happened.
The media predictably condemned the teens based on a partial video clip, not the entire timeline of events. A few Dem politicians piled on. Their faux outrage didn't consider context or the facts. But it did fit their narrative. Pathetic.