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#CNN has actively promoted violence all today by inviting one after another radical voice instead of just reporting what is happening. You celebrated your 100,000 corona deaths, now it's on to spilling blood??— DiogenesMiddleFinger (@DiogenesKnows) May 29, 2020
|Senator Lady Amy Klobs (D-Minn)|
NB - OpenSecrets revealed that “political operations are pouring millions of ‘dark money’ dollars into ads and digital content masquerading as news coverage to influence the 2020 election.” One of those progressive operations is dubbed Courier Newsroom, which “has faced scrutiny for exploiting the collapse of local journalism to spread 'hyperlocal partisan propaganda'. Courier Newsroom is owned by the leftist nonprofit ACRONYM.
OpenSecrets reported that ACRONYM had “received financial backing from Investing in US, an investment vehicle funded by Silicon Valley donor and billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.” Recode said that Hoffman’s “aides have indicated that setting up partisan news sites that masquerade as journalism is one of the priorities of its group of allied donors.” According to Recode, Hoffman has put around $10 million into ACRONYM.
Tech billionaires, “particularly Moskovitz and Powell Jobs,” are unleashing “millions into some of the country’s most ambitious voter-registration programs — almost all of it behind the scenes..." About a dozen voter-registration groups, which included failed Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’s leftist group Fair Fight, gathered Powell Jobs’s “Emerson Collective headquarters in mid-March to raise money for their 2020 plans, sources told Recode.”Beware citizen of any and all new News / Website that has or will pop up in near future claiming to be Pro-Trump. There could be outrageous things said in the name of support of DJT.
“We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country. You could easily have 1 to 2 million jobs created a month in those four reports before November."He said he believes warnings of another Great Depression are overblown, inaccurate predictions. He added that third-quarter GDP released at the end of October "could be double-digit positive economic growth." For most Americans, regardless of politics, that would be news worth cheering about. Small businesses shuttered, hardships for millions who rely on those salaries, and giant squeeze on charities. Who could think it was bad news that this might be about to change?
Furman’s counterintuitive pitch has caused some Democrats, especially Obama alumni, around Washington to panic. "This is my big worry," said a former Obama White House official who is still close to the former president.Asked about the level of concern among top party officials, he said:
"It’s high — high, high, high, high.’” “Even today when we are at over 20 million unemployed Trump gets high marks on the economy, so I can’t imagine what it looks like when things go in the other direction. I don’t think this is a challenge for the Biden campaign. This is the challenge for the Biden campaign. If they can’t figure this out they should all just go home."[Politico]
|Navy Specialist ready Vice President Joe Biden for a portion of cake and ice|
cream at First Lady Michelle Obama's White House Birthday celebration
Tuesday Night. Biden wowed the guest by besting his record of eating 19 wax
candles from the cake, three more than last year.
|DNC Head Proglodyte Tom Perez|
"The way he attacked absentee voting today struck me as genuinely dangerous and genuinely sort of threatening to democracy. How high on the priority list is it for you to do what you can to the safeguard administration of free and fair elections this fall?"DNC Perez:
"It’s the highest priority, Chris because we know that you’re going to see voter suppression on steroids in the months ahead. We had a conversation I know about the election in Wisconsin recently where they tried to weaponize the pandemic to suppress the vote and steal the state supreme court race. It failed miserably. That’s what you’re going to see. “What we have to do between now and November is make sure that every single voter in every single state has a choice. The choice to vote on election day. So the choice to early vote, the right to vote absentee with no excuse, the right to vote by mail. This president, in a desperate effort to steal an election, is going to stop at nothing."Alinsky 101: "Always blame the other side for what you, yourself are doing..." There's so much PROJECTION coming from this clown that he should change his name to BELL & HOWELL.
|Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer|
"President Trump’s increasingly frantic attempts to smear former president Barack Obama reek of panic. As disgusting as these efforts are, they are likely to backfire, perhaps in spectacular fashion..."Maybe there are readers at WaPo who lap this stuff up. They want Trump to be going nuts and they'd like to see his attacks backfire spectacularly. But there's no way an interpretation like this could influence Trump. He's not going to think: I'd better calm down and realize that attacks on Obama will only hurt me. It makes much more sense for him to interpret a column like that to mean that his attacks are effective.
"Maybe Trump just cannot abide the fact that Obama is a Nobel laureate, respected around the world, while he has had to endure being snickered at by world leaders and portrayed as hapless and ignorant by the “fake news” media he claims to hate yet compulsively devours. Increasingly, his imagined victimizer is Obama himself. Trump even tries to blame Obama for his own administration’s botched response to a disease that did not exist when Obama was in office.
I thought everyone knew you don’t tug on Superman’s cape...."And yet, you're doing just that.
"Jim" also gets his ass handed to him by the upstart "Slim" at the end of Croce's song. Maybe more on point than Eugene Robinson intended? (And isn't Slim a great nickname for Trump in response to Pelosi's failed fat-shaming?)Ann Althouse
DC - Pandemonium ensues as she walks to the far left of the stage, like a runway supermodel, stops on a dime, poses, tilts her head slightly and smiles. Camera flashes explode. She next pivots and walks slowly to the center of the stage, freezes there and repeats the pose. Again, the flashes explode. Abrams is summoning her inner actress, and she is both enjoying the moment and getting through it to get to the conversation.
She then pivots and walks to the far right of the stage, same. You wonder whether she has done this before, because it is not necessarily what one would expect from a 46-year-old politician who was nearly elected the first black female governor in U.S. history.
Abrams’s feature in WaPo sparked many to mock the publication’s “bizarre” piece on the vice presidential hopeful. “Have any Wash Post reporters resigned in embarrassment this morning?” Stephen L. Miller, host of the “Versus Media Podcast” on Patreon, tweeted Sunday morning. “No? Cool, so we’re all on board with supermodel Stacey Abrams then. How does something like this even make it past editors who care about their reputations?” Miller wrote in another tweet, highlighting the paragraph where Abrams is compared to a supermodel.
New York Post reporter Jon Levine wrote that it was “disturbing that so many of my colleagues at other news orgs don’t realize how bad this kind of hagiography makes us look.” The comments included assurances that the piece is, in fact, real. The profile was written by left-wing activist Kevin Powell, who has made numerous unsuccessful runs for Congress....."I do like the way she parts her teeth, but Supermodel? Please, get me a barf bucket.....
There is a team of doctors dedicated 24/7 too keeping Nancy from falling apart. pic.twitter.com/XM5VKfuI3C— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) May 16, 2020
“This morning, nearly 86,000 Americans have died from coronavirus....But the President and his allies are laser focused on a different story, one they completely made up,” Ruhle declared during the 9:00 a.m. ET hour. She bitterly added: “Something that they now are calling ‘Obamagate.’ It means nothing........The President has called it the greatest political crime in our country’s history, but it’s not.”
Striking #'s about trusted sources... pic.twitter.com/zUYqXDlQ4x— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 12, 2020
“Now in the United States, if anybody says anything reasonable about China, he or she feels intimidated, worried his head is going to be chopped off.
Back in the ’30s in Germany, it was very similar. We’re entering an era which is similar to Joe McCarthy back when he was red-baiting in the State Department and attacking communism, and a little bit like Hitler in the ’30s.”The Washington Free Beacon pointed out that Baucus sits on the board of advisers for the Alibaba Group, one of China’s largest technology firms, and is also on the board of directors of Ingram Micro, which was purchased by a Chinese company in 2016. Bought and paid for, Moldy Max is doing the Chinese's bidding and protecting his own personal gravy train at the expense of American owned industries. At least the befuddlement the typical TDS infected CNN anchor is something that indeed speaks volumes.
NB- Joe was awfully upset over being called out for having falsely claimed, as we noted, that "everybody saw [coronavirus] coming in early January." In fact, as late as March 10th, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was on . . . Morning Joe, encouraging people to go about their lives normally, claiming there was "very little threat" for the majority of New Yorkers.
And Joe was similarly distressed for having been criticized when he retweeted a doctored video falsely suggesting that Vice President Mike Pence was carrying empty boxes of PPE as a photo op. Working to weasel out of that blooper, Scarborough came close to blaming his children, suggesting he was distracted because "actually being dad, I was running around." Those darn kids!
As Morning Joe viewers know, Scarborough likes to ride his verbal hobbyhorses into the ground. Today's was "fainting couch," with Scarborough repeatedly saying that Trump supporters in the media got on their fainting couches over Joe's "mistakes."
Be sure to check the end of the video, where Scarborough pretends to be on the verge of a breakdown as he imitates the outrage of the pro-Trump media. (No Oscar for you Joe)
Note: just yesterday, a supposedly contrite Scarborough, commenting on his Twitter feud with Sen. Ted Cruz over the doctored Pence video, tweeted, "I gotta work on some things myself. I've got to do better." That didn't last long!
Am struck by the spate of interviews the president is doing lately - aides seem to be trying to recreate the atmospherics around the 2016 campaign, when candidate Trump could do a hostile takeover of the media cycle and he had a constant stream of attention paid.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) May 7, 2020
“One of the fundamental questions to me is, what’s going to be our relationship to government, the idea of government after this? There’s a primordial American tradition going back to the founders of being freedom-obsessed, even though we’re a country founded on slavery and genocide, being freedom-obsessed to the point that we’re always so afraid of the government coming for us that we’re blind to other types of threats, whether it’s a virus, whether it’s bank malfeasance, climate change, what have you.
There’s also a more recent, kind of 40-year version of this, which is the Reagan war on government, government is the problem, right? That’s not just an idea on the right. There’s a hard version on the right, there’s a small-c ‘conservative’ kind of militant version of it, but it has also infected many people on the left in this passive sense, like ‘I believe in government,’ but ‘I would never go work there,’ or ‘I believe in government but, you know, I kind of like don’t like my taxes too high, or I use trusts in the Cayman Islands..."
And then there is the more recent Trump-era twist in this which is the war on government becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, you undermine government, you undermine it, you undermine it, you put someone who can barely read a sentence in government, in the figure of Donald Trump, and it becomes true that government sucks because you made it suck by telling everybody it sucks.
And I think the most important thing that could come out of this is realizing the government is not the biggest threat to our liberty. What government fundamentally does is protect us from a lot of those other oppressions that we in America are often quite blind to."Giridharadas then was unceremoniously slammed to the pavement on the Tweeter machine for his take and “utter contempt” of Americans. Here is but a sample:
OMG “obsession with freedoms”— VeronicaCorningstone (@andreaUSA7373) May 6, 2020
When will he be moving to Cuba?
Obviously this guy loves the sound of his own voice and thinks whatever he has to say is brilliant. 🙄— DeeRody (@Dee_Rody) May 6, 2020
Oh he does. He just has utter contempt for them akin to the contempt that Soviet apparatchiks has for us.— Rafael G. Nendel-Flores (@rnendelflores) May 6, 2020
Joseph Stalin approves of this message....— Rich Jones (@rjones138) May 6, 2020