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CNN Connects Trump to Bomber in Vile Bout of Semantic Gymnastics

This is unacceptable and unbelievable, and it could have only happened at CNN.

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All throughout the wall-to-wall coverage of the attempted serial bomber yesterday, one message was persistent:  No one was blaming the President.

The corporate media of cable television spent a great deal of time making sure to cross their t’s and dot their i’s in this regard, making sure to allow the viewer to draw their own conclusions as the investigation and manhunt continues.  They understood full well that the first 24 hours of their coverage must remain at least somewhat impartial, in case they are made to look like fools before the sun rises again.

Now, after the colloquial requisite of 24 hours of pure “journalism”, the liberal ideologues are back at it on CNN, airing a graphic that very clearly stated the point that they wanted you and I to believe:

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The phrase “Trump’s targets” is not only disingenuous, but inarguably dangerous.  The media was targeted by a serial bomber, and their reaction is to connect them to the President of the United States, with no evidence, the very next day?

This may be why America’s distrust of the media is so prevalent in this new world of Trumpian politics and the realtime efficacy of Twitter; there is always going to be room for the contrarians and the conspiracy theorists.

CNN’s assertion that the bomber is working on behalf of the President, however indirect, has been forever emblazoned in this abhorrent linguistic choice, thanks to the decisions made by senior staff at the network.  These chyrons are just tossed together by a gaggle of interns and sent directly to air.  Ever.  There are layers of approval for things like this, and CNN chose to portray this crime as such.

All the while, the network was continuing to deplore the President for his weeks-old remarks on the mainstream media.

 

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George Conway Goads Justin Amash with Pre-Praise for Potential POTUS Run

The ‘resistance’ is growing bolder by the minute.

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President Trump is facing adversity like no other President before him, and there’s good reason for this. No, it’s not his alleged shortcomings that are to blame; it’s the fact that he is still very much an outsider in the world of national politics.  Of course, this was a purposeful choice by the American people who have long been under the thumb of career politicians, many of them millionaires, who have taken their role as “public servants” and transformed it into an indoctrination into the ruling class. Which is precisely why we rebelled against the British so many years ago…but that’s a diatribe for another time. Trump has gotten under the skin of the Washington establishment in ways that few others have, and certainly more than any other President in recent memory. Even the husband of one the President’s closest advisers is counting himself among the “resistance”. Attorney George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, declared Tuesday that a primary challenge by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) against President Donald Trump in 2020 would be a “supreme act of patriotism.” “This would be a supreme act of patriotism by Rep. Amash,” Conway, a frequent Trump critic, tweeted in response to an article shared by Reason editor Robby Soave about Libertarians and Never Trump Republicans urging Amash to run for the White House. Amash is the only republican to have called for the impeachment of President Trump, and the idea of both a primary challenge to Trump and a run as the Libertarian candidate in 2020 have been floated as possibilities. Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld has also declared his interest in running a primary campaign against the President.

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Nevada Goes for The Jugular with ‘Popular Vote’ Bill

There are serious concerns about the move – concerns that conservatives in New York State and California have been warning us about for decades.

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We all remember that one kid in school who would change the rules to whatever game you were playing whenever they were losing. It seemed to always be the most prevalent in the game of Monopoly, where the “house rules” were more malleable than Play-Doh in August in St. Augustine.  When and where hotels could be built was always a contentious battle for the disadvantaged, regardless of whether or not this disadvantage was self afflicted.  Then there were the unseemly declarations regarding free money, jail time, etc. In other words, some people just can’t stand to lose, and they lash out in unhealthy ways when that fate befalls them. Such seems to be the case these days with the democrats as well, who are still reeling from their electoral evisceration at the hands of Donald Trump back in 2016. Now, after being bested through the electoral college, a great many anti-Trump organizations are pushing to change the rules of the game. Nevada is just the latest to pontificate on just such an adjustment. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, will consider signing a new bill that would require the state’s six Electoral College votes to be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the state’s vote. The legislation would only take effect once states representing a majority of the nation’s 538 electoral votes agree to join. Thus far, the participating states or jurisdictions include: California (55), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), the District of Columbia (3),  Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), Maryland (10), Massachusetts (11), New Jersey (14), New Mexico (5), New York (29), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), Washington (12). These represent a total of 189 electoral votes. Most are solid “blue” states, but Colorado and New Mexico are considered swing states, albeit leaning Democratic.…

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