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FAIR AND BALANCED? Liz Warren Tells Fox News ‘No Thanks’ on Town Hall

Liz Warren hopes the anti-Fox News stunt will help raise her profile and pad her coffers, while simultaneously decrying the network as “hate for profit”.

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As the infotainment industry continues to divide and conquer Americans with their false choice between “left and right”, politicians have been exacerbating the further tainting of the free press by falling for this phony dichotomy as well.

Our political system, much like any good Hollywood action movie, tends to have very clear cut good guys and bad guys; only, in this conflict, these designations are wholly subjective and up to each individual to decide.

But why?  What makes the idea of dividing the entire nation into diametrically-opposed ideologies so appealing?

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Worse still:  Why do we allows major media corporations, both online and in the ancient realm of television, monetize this phony conflict?

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Those answers would only come after years of reflection, I’m afraid, but we can protect ourselves from this media manipulation in the here and now.  In order to do so, we mustn’t encourage our politicians to play to these hotly divided stereotypes.

Someone ought to tell that to Liz Warren, who this week turned down an opportunity for a town hall-style showcase of her ideals on Fox News – a mainstream media channel often accused by democrats of favoring the republican agenda.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is declining to participate in a Fox News town hall, a move that comes after a number of her fellow 2020 Democratic competitors have agreed to engage with the network’s audience.

“I love town halls. I’ve done more than 70 since January, and I’m glad to have a television audience be a part of them. Fox News has invited me to do a town hall, but I’m turning them down—here’s why,” she wrote Tuesday morning in a series of tweets. “Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life & death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class.”

Warren, while decrying the “hate” of Fox News went on to make some wild allegations against the network.

Warren charged that the network “balances a mix of bigotry, racism, and outright lies with enough legit journalism to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet.” She said that participation in a town hall on the network sends a signal that it is appropriate to still buy ads on the cable channel, which hosts a primetime lineup of overtly pro-Trump hosts who engage in bigoted and conspiratorial rhetoric—something she doesn’t want to encourage.

And while it may be refreshing to see a politician decry the advertising-driven aspect of infotainment, (a seldom discussed abomination), Warren’s refusal to participate is, in and of itself, perpetuating the very stereotype that she’s hoping to destroy.

 

 

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TOLERANT LEFT: Author Asks if Saudi Arabia Could Give Trump the Khashoggi Treatment

More violent dog whistles from the radical left are emerging as Washington’s dysfunction approaches critical mass.

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Fran Lebowitz

For as tolerant as the liberal left claims to be, they sure do want a lot of harm to come to the President and the republican party. This “resistance” attitude is something straight out of Hollywood, which makes sense since much of this violent and anti-American rhetoric is being spurned on by wealthy celebrities who have not a care in the world. Just two weeks after Kathy Griffin posted an incredibly gory image of herself having figuratively beheaded a facsimile of the President, a former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer attempted to assassinate the entire GOP charity baseball team. We must always remember that there are consequences for these sorts of political outbursts, particularly at a time in which our nation is so divided. So why on earth would author Fran Lebowtiz suggest that the President be killed on a public forum such as HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher? Lebowtiz began her rant by saying that “impeachment would be just the beginning of what [President Trump] deserves”. She added, “Whenever I think about this and what he really deserves, I think, we should turn him over to the Saudis, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter. Maybe they could do the same for him.” It took until the main program had ended for Lebowitz to backtrack, likely fearing an ugly visit from the Secret Service. Later, during the “Overtime” segment, Lebowitz said, “I didn’t realize that I said it. … I regret saying it.” She added, “I did not mean that, and I regret saying it. I regret that everyone misinterpreted it…they misinterpret everything. Why should they stop with me?” Sorry Fran – there’s nothing to misinterpret here. Also, as an author, the idea that Lebowitz somehow wasn’t calculating the words that she was using is absurd…

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Nancy Pelosi Backtracks on ‘Crisis’ Talk in Stunning Border Reversal

The ‘resistance’ is NOT going to like this.

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Nancy Pelosi

To put it bluntly, and in a nod to the 1990’s, we’ll just say:  No duh, Nancy. For years, and likely decades, the southern border of the US has been a dangerous place.  Still, people from all around the world attempt to traverse this no-man’s land to enter the United States – a land of dreams and hope for many. They risk it all:  Harsh environmental conditions, possible arrest by American border authorities, the brutality of the Mexican drug cartels who patrol the areas, and the insidious nature of the unscrupulous “coyotes” who are tasked with providing passage. By allowing these migrants to endure these conditions, US immigration policy has, for years, been perpetuating this crisis.  Unfortunately, in a nod to their “resistance”-minded base, the democrats have been obstructive to the President’s plans for a border wall – something that would help funnel these would-be Americans to legal and humane points of entry while deterring the ne’er-do-wells who wish to take advantage of the open country. This schtick is costing the democrats dearly, however, and even Nancy Pelosi has been forced to backtrack on her previous stance as the border crisis becomes undeniable. “Well, let me just say this. We have never not said that there was a crisis — there is a humanitarian crisis at the border, and some of it provoked by the actions taken by the administration,” Pelosi stated during her weekly press conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday. Of course, these statements run counter to Pelosi and her fellow democrats have been saying for years. During a joint press conference in January, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) accused the president of using the “backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention.” Further, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer…

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