Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas is in two weeks--use Marathon Pundit when shopping on Amazon

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Victor Davis Hanson's advice for the fake news media

The great Victor Davis Hanson has some advice for the mainstream media, which they'll probably ignore.

From American Greatness:­
The most effective way for the media to have refuted Donald Trump’s 24/7 accusations of "fake news" would have been to publish disinterested, factually based accounts of his presidency. The Trump record should have been set straight through logic and evidence.

So one would think after a year of disseminating fake news aimed at Donald Trump (Melania Trump was leaving the White House; Donald Trump had removed the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the West Wing; Trump planned to send troops into Mexico, etc.) that Washington and New York journalists would be especially scrupulous in their reporting to avoid substantiating one of Trump’s favorite refrains.

Instead, either blinded by real hatred or hyper-partisanship or both, much of the media has redoubled their reporting of rumor and fictions as facts—at least if they empower preconceived and useful bias against Trump. But after the year-long tit-for-tat with the president, the media has earned less public support in polls than has the president. It is the age-old nature of politicians of every stripe to exaggerate and mislead, but the duty of journalists to keep them honest—not to trump their yarns.

Ingraham: Media distracting from their mistakes

On last night's show Laura Ingraham discussed how CNN tried to sweep their discredited WikiLeaks-Donald Trump Jr. collusion story under the rug by attacking--wait for it--President Trump.

Part of the pile-on crew was washed-up Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, a red-diaper baby.

Monday, December 11, 2017

CNN’s Nia Malika Henderson: Trump is right, the economy is booming

Wow, some honest reporting from CNN. Yes, the Donald Trump economy is soaring.

Nia Malika Henderson of CNN is right about the economy.

Likely pipe bomb terror attack in NYC

The world remains a very dangerous place.

From the New York Daily News:
A small pipe bomb went off near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday, and the suspect was immediately taken into custody, police sources said.

The blast went off in an underground subway passage just 200 feet from the terminal at West 42nd St. and Eighth Ave., the sources said.

The male suspect is believed to be the only person injured by the explosion, sources said.

Police found an explosive device on the suspect, who had wires attached to his body, one source added.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Pretenders: 2000 Miles

Here's a Christmas song that you don't hear much of around Christmas, which is a pity as it is a moving tune.

Here are the Pretenders performing "2000 Miles."

2017 Christmas decorations at the White House with Melania Trump

Watch as our First Lady explores the White House with Christmas decorations.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Phony New York Times conservative Brooks claims "the GOP is rotting"

New York Times columnist David Brooks, a phony conservative, is the in-house Republican at the Old Gray Lady. In his latest column, Brooks claims that "the GOP is rotting." Left out of his analysis is the historic gains the GOP has made since 2010 in governorships, the number of seats it holds in Congress, and since January, a Republican lives in the White House.

Republican gains at the local level have also been staggering.

Jobs report: 228K jobs over 200K predicted

I'm still not tired of winning.

From CNBC:

The U.S. economy created 228,000 jobs in November while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent, according to a Labor Department report Friday.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected nonfarm payrolls to grow by 200,000.