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Cable News Blasted for Conjuring Controversy in Columbus Police Shooting

This is just dirty.

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The sad truth of the matter, when it comes to the mainstream media, is that they are more successful when we are more emotional.

It’s a dirty trick of human biology:  The chemicals in our brain that allow us to feel joy, sorrow, humor, and fury are just similar enough to one another that we become addicted to them, one and all.  Feeling something stimulates our self-awareness, and we learn to crave it.

So, when you tune into CNN and what they are saying angers you, they’re planting small hooks in your noggin, reeling you in to watch the commercials that pay all of their salaries.

If you watch Fox, however, and you find yourself enthusiastically cheering after a host or guest has a mic drop moment, your brain again finds what it’s looking for, and here you are seeing your 14th Progressive commercial of the day.

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All of the big networks know this and actively participate in this salacious shamanism, and sometimes they cross the line.

Liberal outlets HuffPost and AJ+ omitted key details or pushed false narratives in their videos about the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday.

HuffPost failed to note the woman who was shot, Ma’Khia Bryant, pushed another female to the ground and lunged at another with a knife when police arrived at the scene.

The misleading HuffPo video was accompanied by the following text, which appeared to paint the police as the villain.

“Black girl killed by police,” the text read. “Police in Columbus, OH shot & killed a Black teen around the same time the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial. Body-camera footage showed an officer firing several times at Ma’Khia Bryant before she collapsed to the ground. The video also showed a knife falling next to the teen. Ma’Khia was taken to the hospital in critical condition before being pronounced dead. Cops at the scene reportedly told horrified onlookers that ‘blue lives matter.’”

And then…

“A Black 16-year-old girl was killed by police, just hours after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder,” its clip began. Some called the video “deliberately misleading.”

Unlike HuffPost, the AJ+ video does acknowledge that the police “say the girl lunged at people with a knife.” It goes on to identify the race of the officer.

“The officer, who appeared to be white, is being taken off the streets during an investigation,” the video continued.

The Columbus story is still developing as of this writing, and there is no doubt that CNN, FOX, and others are on scene, sniffing around for something that can garner them some ratings.

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Liberal Host Says ‘I’m Over COVID’, Pushes Disobedience

We didn’t have this on our 2022 bingo card.

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Freud has often been summed up with the phrase, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar”.  But one liberal comedian now wants to sum up COVID with, “sometimes, enough is just enough“.

Left-leaning comedian and television host Bill Maher this week lashed out against lingering COVID protocols, even going so far as to glorify the idea of disobedience.

Bill Maher has said that he’s “over Covid” and that doctors shouldn’t tell people “just do what we say” in relation to how to handle the pandemic.

The comedian and HBO talk show host told Deadline in an interview that “I feel like Covid is still the dominant issue of our lives right now and it should not be anymore”.

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The 66-year-old said he was “never scared” of Covid-19, but that he was “always scared of the reaction to it”.

And then…

“As this has played out that only proved to be more true for me,” Mr Maher, who contracted the virus in May of last year, told Deadline. “I’m sure many people feel different, but that’s me. It was never that virulent a threat, I thought, to people who were in good health.”

“We should, of course, protect the vulnerable, but it was mostly a disease of the very old, which every disease is a threat to, and people who have comorbidities, which mostly is due to lifestyle,” he added.

His harshest quips followed:

“I didn’t want the first vaccine,” he said. “We should not treat people unfairly who want to allow their own immune system to take care of the situation. But okay, I took one for the team.”

He went on to say that the medical establishment “don’t know a lot about anything”.

“We still don’t understand too much about how the human body works,” Mr Maher said. “So, don’t sit there in your white coat and tell me ‘just do what we say’. When have we ever been wrong? A lot is my answer. A lot. They drilled mercury into my teeth when I was a child. Now, of course, we don’t do that anymore, but do you really think in 50 years people will look back and say, ‘oh, yeah, we had it all figured out in 2022?’ No, they will be appalled at things we’re doing right now”.

Maher’s shift on COVID has been predated by some downright moderate discussions from the longtime liberal, leading many to wonder if he’s headed toward the dead center of the American political morass.

Freud has often been summed up with the phrase, “sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar”.  But one liberal comedian now wants to sum up COVID with, “sometimes, enough is just enough”. Left-leaning comedian and television host Bill Maher this week lashed out against lingering COVID protocols, even going so far as to glorify the idea of disobedience. Bill Maher has said that he’s “over Covid” and that doctors shouldn’t tell people “just do what we say” in relation to how to handle the pandemic. The comedian and HBO talk show host told Deadline in an interview that “I feel like Covid is still the dominant issue of our lives right now and it should not be anymore”. The 66-year-old said he was “never scared” of Covid-19, but that he was “always scared of the reaction to it”. And then… “As this has played out that only proved to be more true for me,” Mr Maher, who contracted the virus in May of last year, told Deadline. “I’m sure many people feel different, but that’s me. It was never that virulent a threat, I thought, to people who were in good health.” “We should, of course, protect the vulnerable, but it was mostly a disease of the very old, which every disease is a threat to, and people who have comorbidities, which mostly is due to lifestyle,” he added. His harshest quips followed: “I didn’t want the first vaccine,” he said. “We should not treat people unfairly who want to allow their own immune system to take care of the situation. But okay, I took one for the team.” He went on to say that the medical establishment “don’t know a lot about anything”. “We still don’t understand too much about how the human body works,” Mr Maher said. “So, don’t…

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Jim Cramer Says ‘Don’t Panic’ as Markets Take a Tumble

It’s becoming rather apparent that Jim Cramer may never have been the great and powerful Oz of the stock market, but rather the prickly little man holding the curtain for him. 

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Oh, the irony.  Oh, the sweet, unforgiving and obvious irony of it all.

Jim Cramer – one of the few men besides Sam Kinison to make a career out of screaming at you – is telling the nation not to panic on Monday, as Wall Street continues what appears to be a major correction.

Cramer cited bad earnings, fears of tightening by the Fed, and the potential for invasion of Ukraine by Russia as factors in stocks plummeting and some alarm across the board about the market.

“Look I’m not negative,” said Cramer to Carl Quintanilla on Squawk on the Street. “I’m trying to give you a positive scenario here. I’m saying when stocks are down this much, Carl, that you shouldn’t just say, ‘Holy cow, I’m getting killed,’ because you should realize you’ve been getting killed.”

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“So now you have to decide what stocks are down a certain percentage from their high, that still could be worth a great deal,” he said. “And those are ones that you have to do some buying.”

The conversation continued.

“But Jim, it’s extended far beyond that part of the market to names that you know very well, that are down dramatically off their highs after a very strong year last year, many of them. But it doesn’t mean that the pain is not felt sort of broadly speaking here,” said [co host David] Faber.

“But should we just decide that it’s over? And let’s look at selling here, and then betting we can get back in?” said Cramer as Faber interjected, “That’s the question.”

“Who’s that good? Are you that good?” said Cramer. “I mean, is this something that you can do easily?”

“Can you decide, you know what? There, Spotify down seven. That this is the level to buy Spotify, 188, they’re going to report this week. Maybe won’t be that bad. I don’t know. I know that anytime you buy anything in the last half hour, you’re obliterated. And I don’t know. I would tell people, Look, if you really want to know where to buy, keep your powder dry to the last half hour. But just the last half hour has been a nightmare. We don’t know why. You know, a lot of what’s happened is that we don’t know what’s going on. We don’t know who’s selling. We don’t know.”

And Cramer’s caution was not confined to cable.  He make sure to impart his sudden wisdom to the world of social media as well.

It’s becoming rather apparent that Jim Cramer may never have been the great and powerful Oz of the stock market, but rather the prickly little man holding the curtain for him.

Oh, the irony.  Oh, the sweet, unforgiving and obvious irony of it all. Jim Cramer – one of the few men besides Sam Kinison to make a career out of screaming at you – is telling the nation not to panic on Monday, as Wall Street continues what appears to be a major correction. Cramer cited bad earnings, fears of tightening by the Fed, and the potential for invasion of Ukraine by Russia as factors in stocks plummeting and some alarm across the board about the market. “Look I’m not negative,” said Cramer to Carl Quintanilla on Squawk on the Street. “I’m trying to give you a positive scenario here. I’m saying when stocks are down this much, Carl, that you shouldn’t just say, ‘Holy cow, I’m getting killed,’ because you should realize you’ve been getting killed.” “So now you have to decide what stocks are down a certain percentage from their high, that still could be worth a great deal,” he said. “And those are ones that you have to do some buying.” The conversation continued. “But Jim, it’s extended far beyond that part of the market to names that you know very well, that are down dramatically off their highs after a very strong year last year, many of them. But it doesn’t mean that the pain is not felt sort of broadly speaking here,” said [co host David] Faber. “But should we just decide that it’s over? And let’s look at selling here, and then betting we can get back in?” said Cramer as Faber interjected, “That’s the question.” “Who’s that good? Are you that good?” said Cramer. “I mean, is this something that you can do easily?” “Can you decide, you know what? There, Spotify down seven. That this is the level to buy Spotify, 188,…

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