All errors should be reported to DonSurber@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What CNN considers a national security threat

John Kirby, a retired rear admiral, is a national security analyst for CNN. With a war in Afghanistan, concerns about North Korea's nuclear power, problems globally with terrorists, and the invasion of millions of illegal aliens through our southern border, guess what he considers the most urgent threat to the safety of the United States of America is.

White House briefings.



Apparently, White House briefer Sarah Sanders poses a bigger threat than ISIS or al-Qaeda or Kim Jong Un or Iran or even Russia, Russia, Russia.

From CNN's national security analyst:
At Monday's daily press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders encouraged reporters to first state things they were thankful for before asking their questions. Most of them obliged. They shouldn't have.
That's right.

Reporters not only have the right to remain silent when asked what they are thankful for, but according to CNN's national security expert, they have a duty not to disclose this top secret information.

More from CNN's expert on national security:
Reporters ask questions at press briefings. Spokespeople answer them.
It's neither the time nor the place for kibbitzing or moralizing, and it's certainly not appropriate for a press secretary to lay down special rules for who gets to ask questions or how those questions need to be prefaced or proffered.
No moralizing?

Does Jimmy "Olsen" Acosta know this?

More from the rear admiral (retired):
To be clear, Sanders did not insist reporters cooperate with her new "tell-me-what-you're-thankful-for-first" rule. But she certainly set the expectation.
Wow.

She didn't insist, but she expected -- which is just as bad.
The whole cringe-worthy exercise made me embarrassed for the reporters and angry at Sanders and this White House for their arrogance and condescension.
This fellow served in the Navy for 30 years, and he cringes because a White House spokeswoman tried to get in the holiday spirit?

He is angry at Sanders over this?

With all due respect for his service to our country, methinks the man needs to seek help for his anger because there are plenty of reasons to be angry, but an attempt by a spokeswoman to be friendly with the reporters is not one of them.

The real threat to the nation's security in all this is the constant hostility by CNN toward the White House and the truth. Kirby demanded that reporters not honor her request because that would humanize Sanders -- and the last thing Kirby and his employer want is to acknowledge that the White House is not staffed by monsters, but by Americans.

I think this nonsensical reaction to her request stems from rage over Kirby and the rest of them not getting their way in the previous presidential race.

***

Please enjoy my books on how the press bungled the 2016 election.




Caution: Readers occasionally may laugh out loud at the media as they read this account of Trump's election.

It is available on Kindle, and in paperback.



Caution: Readers occasionally may laugh out loud at the media as they read this account of Trump's nomination.

It is available on Kindle, and in paperback.

Autographed copies of both books are available by writing me at DonSurber@GMail.com

Please follow me on Twitter.

19 comments:

  1. Where was this rear-admiral stationed?

    Nebraska?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He was a spokesman for the state department under Obama. LOL! Now I know what a rear admiral does.

      Delete
    2. licks ass. Now you also know what a front admiral does.

      Delete
  2. Remember Widdle Barrie's first primetime presser where the NY Slimes correspondent asked him tripe like "what has humbled you, what has delighted you, what has most amazed you since you were immaculated?" I'm sure Admiral Kirby doesn't!
    ---Fred

    ReplyDelete
  3. At least it wasn't global warming this time.

    ReplyDelete
  4. TDS.

    Mixed with an extended, acute case of constipation.

    Lots of that going around in America. At epidemic levels in the media. With the most intense cases concentrated in those that are the most overpaid; which include an exaggerated sense of their own importance, a delusional sense of their personal intelligence, and a desire for celebrity (which in turn guarantees them more sex with ambitious low-talent airheads).

    ReplyDelete
  5. Let's remember that Kirby was a Navy public affairs officer - a uniformed flack - for at least the last two decades of his career. No wonder his national security portfolio is limited to picking apart press briefings. It's what he knows.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I read somewhere that we have more Admirals than ships in our navy.

    ReplyDelete
  7. He's a perfect choice for CNN. Thank God he's no longer in the U.S. Navy. - Elric

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm a USAF vet, and I'm just thankful that for once it's another branch of our once-great military that's responsible for this jerk!

      The USAF has embarrassed me enough already! (I served so long ago that people were actually expected to be competent, unlike today.)

      Delete
  8. It seems these days we have all kinds of people who think they are more qualified than the President oƒ the United States. This jackass was in "The Restricted Line" , officers "who are not eligible for Command at Sea" (Wikipedia).

    My Naval enlistment was done when this jerk was commissioned - I am certainly glad I never had occasion to have saluted him. I have a friend of the same rank who Captained Nuclear submarines and who is fighting lung cancer who I am sure would be embarrassed to know about this.

    President Trump: PLEASE DRAIN THAT SWAMP !!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It seems these days we have all kinds of people who think they are more qualified than the President oƒ the United States. This jackass was in "The Restricted Line" , officers "who are not eligible for Command at Sea" (Wikipedia).

    My Naval enlistment was done when this jerk was commissioned - I am certainly glad I never had occasion to have saluted him. I have a friend of the same rank who Captained Nuclear submarines and who is fighting lung cancer who I am sure would be embarrassed to know about this.

    President Trump: PLEASE DRAIN THAT SWAMP !!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I want to clear something up. The other day there was a discussion about moral equivalency between Bill Clinton, the lyin' of the senate, and Roy Moore.
    I posted this comment:I came across a picture that was a montage of Hillary with all these democrat creeps. The heading asked, "Does Hillary Clinton know anyone that isn't a sexual predator?"

    I showed it to my sons and one of them said, "Yes. She knows Bill Clinton, who did nothing wrong."

    This was actually a brilliant play on words on the part of my son that could easily be misunderstood. A saying common among neonazis is "Hitler did nothing wrong". What my son was saying is his impression of the subliminal reasoning that liberal apologists of the Clintons go through whenever their perfidy is pointed out. Just like the Nazi cannot accept the fact that Hitler was a highly flawed person, the average Democrat worships the Clintons and myriad other icons of idiocy.

    So whenever Don writes a column with any reference to them we see the expected rush to their defense and often something related to shampooing one's hair. This individual is going through the same mental gymnastics that a guy larping in his basement with German regalia from the 1930's does.

    He has to keep telling himself, "Clinton did nothing wrong."

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's a conditioned response a la Pavlov. They can't stop themselves. When the bell rings they salivate. - Elric

    ReplyDelete
  12. Appropriately titled a rear admiral who is a horses ass.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The real threat to our national security is the fact that the US Navy employs soiled tampons like John Kirby.

    Wait, did I misspell "special snowflake"? My term is more accurate.

    No wonder they can't even avoid colliding with other ships any more.

    Cultural Marxist rot through and through.

    ReplyDelete
  14. He was hired to hit Trump with his title"Navy Admiral", as if he was 'Bull' Halsy, to provide more "credibility" for CNN. But as I remember this guy's main job under President Useless was to clean up after some State department doof named Barf, or at least I think that was her name. Her job was to lie for Useless. He was always the excuse guy with a uniform.
    My brief experience with career officers is that they have one lone guide star and that is: do not embarrassed your commanding officer. Never fail to carry out his orders in a way that makes him look good. Trump is no longer his CNC, but rather CNN Admiral of Vice Zucker. If Z is canned in the ATT merger, this tool will act differently, according to who replaces him. The media is more robotic than ever.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nearly all the flag officers appointed during the Odumbo regime were leftists. If you weren't you didn't get promoted.

    ReplyDelete
  16. The real threat to the nation's security is the politicization of the military as embodied by Kirby. He wasn't hired for being a rear admiral. He was hired for being a leftist rear admiral.

    We mistakenly conflate military service with conservatism. But so called "Progressivism" has often modeled their planned, controlled societies along military lines and a person who's entire adult life is ensconced in the all consuming, all controlling, all embracing environment of the military maybe shouldn't be blamed for thinking whole societies should be modeled along the same Spartan lines.

    ReplyDelete