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Friday, January 31, 2020

Blame media for impeachment



President Donald John Trump triumphantly held a rally in Des Moines on Thursday night to celebrate early his acquittal in the impeachment fiasco. He rocked the crowd for two hours, but summed up the situation succinctly in 16 words, "We're having the best years in the history of our country and I just got impeached."

Hilarious.

You would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh, and a head of rocks not to understand the profundity of his remark. America is doing great, and Democrats are angry.

The impeachment is a circus the media should have shut down in August by outing the whistle blower. But the media refused to. It is seething over President Trump's historic and stunning electoral victory, which has rendered the press blind with rage and utterly useless. A media that should be a guardrail against bad policy failed Democrats.

The cheerleading by the media was quantifiable. Nicholas Fondacaro at Media Research Center wrote, "Evening News Spin: 100% Negative on Trump Defense, 95% Positive Dems."

He said, "Between Wednesday, January 22, when Democratic House impeachment managers launched their opening arguments, and Tuesday, January 28, when the President’s defense team rested, evening newscast reporters and anchors made a total of 34 evaluative statements about the merits and effectiveness of both sides.

"Democratic impeachment managers received a total of 21 evaluative statements from ABC, CBS, and NBC journalists. Of that total, 95 percent of those (20) touted their efforts and presentations, which means only one of their evaluative comments were negative. ABC’s World News Tonight had eight positive comments, CBS Evening News had five, and NBC Nightly News seven. NBC had the lone negative comment."

None of that helped sell removing the president from office to the American people. The opposite happened. His support rose throughout impeachment.

Mollie Hemingway wrote, "The media always owned this impeachment process. Pelosi did her best to avoid impeachment but the media all but forced her into it. They championed it every step of the way and provided help, including the blocking of arguments against it.

"For instance, although it’s fairly standard to name whistle blowers and to do journalism figuring out who key players are, many in the media decided to help Democrats keep from having to answer questions about his role with the whistle blower. They steadfastly avoided looking into him and his motivations or how that might have affected the entire proceedings.

"Each day provided evidence that the media didn’t just want Trump impeached and removed from office, but desperately wanted that. There are videos of scrums of reporters fighting with Republicans over their case, but none of them fighting with Democrats. Republican senators are hounded by reporters to pressure them to change their vote, but Democratic senators don’t receive the same treatment.

"It didn’t help that in the midst of the circus, a CNN host and his panel were openly yukking it up about how Republicans are all stupid."

Don Lemon keeps using that word. I don't think he knows what it means.

Meanwhile, Jim Hoft is calling this Acquitmas.

Hahaha.

The media in DC serves Democrats, and in this case the media poisoned them.

Glenn Reynolds wrote, "Some of my lefty Facebook friends were wondering why it is that the Democrats keep doing exactly the thing that helps Trump. I didn’t answer them, but the answer is Twitter. It amplifies the woke white lefty activists, who are neurotic (at best), driven by feelings, and incapable of thinking strategically."

Of course, Democrats made the gawdawful decision to impeach President Trump. Pelosi cackled that this would go on his permanent record.

But the history sees presidents as the victims of impeachment. Republicans tried to remove Andrew Johnson for firing his secretary of war. As for the Clinton impeachment, both Newt Gingrich and his heir apparent as House speaker, were forced to resign after putting the Senate through this wringer.

The public clearly is disinterested.

Reuters reported, "The TV audience for the trial, which began on Jan. 21, had been steadily shrinking. Ratings peaked at about 11 million viewers who watched lawmakers spar over evidence and witnesses on opening day. They fell to 6.8 million last Friday as Democrats wrapped up their arguments against Trump, according to Nielsen."

How bad is it? Soros could find only 13 hobos to pay to protest today.
President Trump's rallies continue to draw people days before he appears. Philip Wegmann reported on Thursday's speech.

He wrote, "Trump made his speech very much about the dozen Democratic candidates preparing for the first-in-the-nation 2020 contest taking place Monday night in the Hawkeye State.

"'The good people of Iowa have had a front-row seat to the lunacy and the madness of the totally sick left,' he declared before accusing Democrats of not caring about farmers.

"This, he told an adoring crowd while slipping into third person, was why 'you should love Trump, with what I've done. We're going to win the great state of Iowa, and it's going to be a historic landslide.' And if the opposite should happen, Trump predicted that 'your farms are going to hell, I can tell you right now.'

"The crowd packed into the Drake University athletic center regularly erupted with hoots and chants and hollers throughout the night, with an energetic Trump clearly enjoying the interruptions. For their reward, attendees received a more than two-hour populist campaign pitch, one that included 2016 throwbacks and 2020 updates."

The media cannot stop the man.

Its fervent opposition is harmful to itself and its nation. The rise of the Information Age online is coupled with a Misinformation Age in the newspapers and on television. Democrats make the mistake of believing what they read in the newspapers and see on the TV shows.

I remind everyone that 500 newspapers and magazines endorsed Hillary and only 28 endorsed Donald John Trump for president. This not only shows how biased the media is, but how out of touch and ineffective it is.

Media cheerleaders led Democrats astray.

When will they learn?

Never, at the earliest.

Expect the impeachment sequel in June.

UPDATE: Looks like the impeachment will be postponed until Wednesday, the day after the State of the Union address. Smart people would bury it quickly.

32 comments:

  1. Excellent editorial in WSJ from Michael Milliken about the tremendous bias in the NYT. He noted he could take care of himself but he worries about others. He traced this effort as another indirect effort to get at Trump. It baffles me how the Leftys cannot see this tremendous change in the media and how it is yet another institution that it is steadily ruining. We simply MUST win the next election.

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  2. Trump cuts donuts in the medias front yard

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    1. He sure does it - beautifully.

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    2. I love your comment so much that;I'm stealing it!

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  3. Watching the House Managers is a textbook example of bad lawyering. I feel sorry for the for the dead horse they keep abusing.

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  4. I found this statement in the Constitution: “Telephone calls from Trump to Zelensky are impeachable” The founders were somewhat prescient.

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    1. Fortunately, for President Trump, the founders were dead white males. Its only impeachable if founders who were non-binary, female, and of color specifically said it was impeachable.
      -TK

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  5. I’m seriously wondering if Trump should hold at least one rally in California and New York. While he likely won’t win these states, he could increase and win the “oh-so-important” National popular vote. Especially if he continues to send inviting messages to blacks and Hispanics into the party. That might give pause to people who think the National Compact is a good idea because it supposedly always favor democrats.

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    1. He should, and as a New Yorker, I know just where. Suburban Rockland County has a large Orthodox Jewish population that is in his corner, and he can merrily flay the Democrat establishment over their proliferation of antisemitism.
      NB

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    2. Woodstock a good venue for NY rally?

      Totally rewrite the mythology!

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    3. Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel!

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    4. I hope President Trump visits California and New York later this year.

      In 2016, 4.5 million Californians and 2.8 million New Yorkers voted for Trump. Probably both numbers will go up due to all the President's successes. And Presidential visits would add to those totals.

      In both states, this would greatly help Republicans recapture lost House seats and be a great morale-booster for the Normals!

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    5. If Trump does hold a rally in NY it shouldn't be in Monsey, it should be in the Catskills, in the summer, and all the Jewish camps and bungalow colonies would attend. The question is, should it be scheduled near visiting day or Shabbos Nachamu?
      --rbbr

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  6. Just in 51-49 against new witnesses. Democrats all for plus Romney & Collins.

    TarsTarkas

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    1. Murky pulled out at he last moment.-she can see 2022 frome hr house too.
      Prediction- Mitt's gonna get unelected..Not everyone in UT thinks he's so hot..

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    2. The Bridge To Nowhere just got 10 feet taller

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  7. If I were running the Evil Party, I would have John Bolton lie his ass off in the House on Monday so I could hammer Senate Repubs before the impeachment vote. Will still lose the vote but could slime the Administration and Senate until Nov.

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    1. There's more to it, than the election.
      I suspect that Jas. H. Kunstler is on the right track, as to the major point of why the Dems pushed this impeachment, knowing that it wouldn't reach its official objective, see
      https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/tales-from-the-crypt/ :

      "As to the election of 2020, the Democrats are trying like hell, to set the stage for disputing, and negating it. In fact, that has mostly been the hidden agenda, behind this hot mess of an impeachment. They will at least attempt, to litigate it into a dangerous state of irresolution. Wouldn’t that be grand? When that happens, Civil War Two begins in earnest."

      Where JHK charges Dems with trying "to litigate it into a dangerous state of irresolution... Civil War Two begins in earnest", he likely mostly means the election.

      Seeing impugning remarks from Nadler, Pelosi, & Warren these past few days (aimed at the Senate, and at DJT's lawyer team), it's becoming rather clear, that the Left aims at nothing less, than the complete de-legitimization of the entire Const./ capitalist system, if not in minds of a majority, then in the minds of a large enough minority, that the Left can assemble Flash Mobs, etc., to threaten to kill this system from a thousand cuts (e.g. via terror, vs. a quite vulnerable JIT economy).

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    2. And, look for the Left to pursue M. Waters' bit about "you're not welcome anywhere", i.e. for repeats of what happened to Scalize.

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  8. Ace shared the news item that John Bolton is involved with the Vindman twins. Hmmmm...that changes a lot!

    See here:
    https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/01/30/the-vindman-twins-are-creatures-of-john-bolton/

    - Toby Flenderson

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    1. That was an eye opening article. Just when you think the swamp can’t get any deeper or wider, it does.

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  9. That's really too bad that Cocaine Mitch is continuing the trial right through the Iowa caucus. Don't all Senators have to remain in Washington, by law, as long as the trial is still going?

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    1. At first I was pissed that they were delaying the vote until Wednesday. But the Iowa caucuses are a great reason to keep the democrat senator/candidates in Washington!!

      And on Tuesday, the State of the Union Speech will be must see tv.

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  10. I do not blame media for impeachment, but the vast majority, 90% or more are Democrat propagandists.

    Nope, the Democrats, led by Obama and his galpal ValJar, are the reason.

    What? You think her living with him in DC is just a threesome or Obama's way of rewarding her loyalty?

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  11. Awesome timing - SOTU address Tuesday, then impeachment vote the next day. It will basically be a vote of confidence directly following his report to the people.

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  12. “Looks like the impeachment will be postponed until Wednesday, the day after the State of the Union address. Smart people would bury it quickly.”

    Quod erat demonstrandum.

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  13. Conservatives espouse the notion of people taking personal responsibility for their actions and behavior.
    Trump is personally responsible for his misconduct and actions that led to his impeachment.
    The media are NOT responsible for Trump's impeachment.

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    1. Yes they are. Trump did nothing wrong. No crime was committed. A media that pushed the Russian Hoax pushed the Ukraine Hoax, and now reaps the scorn and re-election it sowed.

      And mockery. Never forget the mockery.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/3ohryCNP6uXSqXAoGA/giphy.gif

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  14. Bolton has discovered he needs a new source of book patron; since he has burned all of his conservative patrons

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  15. yeah, i want to grind the democrats into dust, too. I voted for Trump.

    But i don't want to do it by loading up the country on ultra trillions of debt and egging the fed to flood the world with fiat money. That's what trump's doing.

    You people don't seem to understand that trump winning is going to equal a big fat zero for the country unless we have sound financial policies.

    Take your heads out of the sand. Every major world empire went down the tubes by too much debt and a central bank printing money. We are in that final stage and nobody cares. Our side is going to win a big fat nothing left over of the country.

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    1. And a democrat winning would be our salvation?

      Anonneomous

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  16. The most disturbing thing about the faux impeachmen tbesides it being accepted by McConnel is the realization they have foisted a new N word on us. The 'whistleblower" identity is sacrosanct! When they control what you can say they control what you think. Make Orwell fiction again.

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