Liberal hyperbole


Bob Woodward hyperventilates

Liberal hyperbole on the wall

Woodward: We’re in a ‘Governing Crisis’ — ‘This Is Not Just Another Government Shutdown’

Bob Woodward again feels a need to broadcast his anti-Trump views through CNN, as reported by Breitbart in a 26 December 2018 article.

During Wednesday’s “New Day” on CNN, journalist Bob Woodward commented on the ongoing partial government shutdown along with Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis’ departure, calling what is going on right now in the White House a “governing crisis.”

“It’s a governing crisis,” Woodward stated. “[W]e better face the reality. This is a dangerous time. This is not just another government shutdown or another example of this impasse. It is something people better think about.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Are we really in a governing crisis? Sometimes I wonder whether we are in a reporting crisis. That is, with the drop in the market over the 22 and 24th followed by the surges on the 26th and 27th, I wonder about the power of the media to both shape and withhold information. I think of the second year of over 90% negative coverage of Trump while they continue to suck up to the head of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the NSA scandal, the IRS scandal, and too many other scandals to list here.

What would happen if we did not have a partisan press?

tweet straightening out Alexandria

Liberal hyperbole as they try to take advantage of things they oppose

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Jesus was a ‘refugee’ in Christmas tweet

Despite the fact that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez unconditionally supports “a woman’s freedom of choice,” belongs to the party that booed God at its last convention, and makes sport of subverting Christians’ religious rights, she now wants to glom onto the sympathy for the Christ Child as she has been reported by Houston Fox affiliate in a 26 December 2018 article to have claimed the manger-ridden Jesus to be a refugee.

U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wished her Twitter followers a Merry Christmas Tuesday by referring to the newborn Jesus as a “refugee.”

“Joy to the World!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Merry Christmas everyone – here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)”

Mary and Joseph are not depicted as refugees in the Nativity story. According to the Gospel of Luke, Joseph brings the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem so that he may enroll in a census ordered by the Roman emperor Augustus. The couple are forced to take shelter in the stable where Jesus is born due to a lack of room at the inn.

However, in the Gospel of Matthew, Mary and Joseph flee into Egypt with the infant Jesus after King Herod of Judea orders the murder of every boy aged two and under in Bethlehem after the Magi ask him where to find the newborn “King of the Jews.” The Holy Family escape the slaughter and are told by an angel to return to Israel once Herod is dead.

(Read more at Fox)

I can pray for this leader and show love to her; however, I cannot be quiet, because she has been (1) just making political points using the name of Jesus and (2) acting as a vocal opponent to Christian causes like the fight for life and the struggle for religious rights within our society. To remain quiet would mean denying my Christian brothers and sisters.

Liberal hyperbole on a lie

Newsweek falsely reports on Trump visit to troops

Reporters at Newsweek falsely reported in a 26 December 2018 article that President Trump had not visited the troops at the front lines.

Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to not visit troops over the Christmas holiday since 2002. On Tuesday morning, Trump continued the presidential tradition of telephoning military personnel, using the occasion to address the partial government shutdown over funding for his long- promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But did not visit with any troops in person.

His actions stood in contrast with last year’s, when Trump spoke with wounded veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on December 21, bestowing the Purple Heart on one injured soldier and praising military personnel as “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.”

But this year he sidestepped that tradition. Between 2009 and 2016, President Barack Obama visited with troops stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, every year over Christmas, NBC reported, while President George W. Bush visited Walter Reed every Christmas between 2003 and 2008, passing on the opportunity in 2002 and 2001.

In yesterday’s call with U.S. troops stationed abroad, Trump used the time to reassert his position that the government shutdown would not end until he received $5 billion for his long-promised border wall.

(Read more at Newsweek)

Sometimes, I wish they would try to check their information instead of just publishing things that help Democrats and hurt conservative Republicans.

President Trump visits the troops

Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

In a New York Post article published on the same day, Mark Moore and Nikki Schwab correctly reported that the President and First Lady visited troops in Iraq.

President Trump, who has been criticized for not visiting US troops during the holidays, slipped off to an air base in Iraq on Wednesday.

Trump, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and first lady Melania Trump met with military personnel on Wednesday at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq just west of Baghdad – his first visit with military members in a war zone since he entered the White House almost two years ago.

He told the gathered servicemen and women, many of whom were wearing fatigues, that he has “no plans at all” to pull them out of the country, where they’ve been helping Iraq forces battle Islamic State terrorists.

The commander-in-chief also defended his controversial decision to withdraw the 2,000 US troops in Syria that are leading a global coalition against the terror group.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Thanks to those outlets who do correctly report the news.

Nine CNN mistakes on parade: the definition of fake news


Seven times CNN faked the news in 2017

The Daily Caller provided a 8 December 2017 article listing the seven times CNN screwed up the news in 2017.  Following is a shortened version of that list.

1. Comey Testimony CNN ran a story on June 6 that claimed former FBI Director James Comey would use his testimony the next day to refute President Donald Trump’s claim that Comey had assured him three separate times that he was not under FBI investigation.
  
CNN was forced to rewrite the piece with a correction noting the error.
2. Scaramucci Later that month, CNN.com published, deleted, and then retracted and apologized for an article that claimed Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci was the subject of a Senate investigation for his ties to Russian bankers.
  
The network pulled its investigative team off the Russia story shortly afterwards.
3. Junk news CNN was one of several establishment media outlets to spread fake news about a new study on Russian influence efforts in the United States. The study focused on “junk news,” not “fake news,” and then deliberately included conservative outlets like the Washington Examiner and Breitbart News in their definition of “junk news.” CNN and other outlets included none of those facts, portraying a misleading picture to the public.
  
4. Republican Donor Did (Not) Fund The Dossier CNN spread fake news to its viewers during a segment on the infamous anti-Trump dossier in October. While CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer discussed the dossier, the chyron on his show indicated that a Republican donor had initially funded the dossier. That is incorrect.
  
5. Fake (Fish) News During President Trump’s visit to Japan last month, CNN spread two false narratives about the president.
 
The full video, however, showed that Trump followed Abe’s lead …
6. Trump Is (Not) Ignorant Of Japanese Cars In the second false narrative that CNN spread during Trump’s Japan visit, the network took the president’s words out of context to make him appear ignorant of the fact that Japan makes cars in the United States. As TheDC’s Alex Pfeiffer noted at the time, Trump’s full remarks — which Shane left out — clearly showed that Trump was aware of the fact that Japan makes cars in the U.S. His remark, which CNN took seriously, appeared to be a joke.
  
7. CNN Botches Another ‘Bombshell’ For details, see below. Likewise, look below to see how CNN has avoided taking credit for their misdeeds.
  

CNN was hit with its most humiliating mistake and now refuses to own it

The Intercept explains in a 9 December 2017 article how CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets wet themselves in public over what they thought was a Trump failure (but was actually another media screwup).

Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, and countless pundits, commentators, and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.

The email was a smoking gun, in CNN’s extremely excited mind, because it was dated September 4 — 10 days before WikiLeaks began promoting access to those emails online — and thus proved that the Trump family was being offered special, unique access to the DNC archive: likely by WikiLeaks and the Kremlin.

There was just one small problem with this story: It was fundamentally false, in the most embarrassing way possible. Hours after CNN broadcast its story — and then hyped it over and over and over — the Washington Post reported that CNN got the key fact of the story wrong.

The email was not dated September 4, as CNN claimed, but rather September 14 — which means it was sent after WikiLeaks had already published access to the DNC emails online. Thus, rather than offering some sort of special access to Trump, “Michael J. Erickson” was simply some random person from the public encouraging the Trump family to look at the publicly available DNC emails that WikiLeaks — as everyone by then already knew — had publicly promoted. In other words, the email was the exact opposite of what CNN presented it as being.

CNN Walks Back Previous Report Suggesting Jeff Sessions Colluded With Russia

In a 11 December 2017 Daily Wire article the third instance of liberal hypocrisy out of CNN comes when the “news” organization retracts its loudly-drummed story on Sessions/Russia collusion.

On Monday, CNN quietly walked back a report from May on security clearance forms submitted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that did not list his prior contacts with Russian officials — a story that CNN framed as possible evidence of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials.

CNN’s May report said that Sessions did not report his interactions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last year on forms that required him to list “any contact” that he had with any member of a “foreign government” within the previous seven years, as first reported by The Daily Caller.

CNN’s report painted the revelation as possible evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and members of the Russian government. The network stated Sessions was under “withering criticism from Democrats” over not listing his interactions with Kislyak and noted, “Sessions could be a witness before the House and Senate intelligence panels as part of their ongoing probes into potential Trump campaign collusion with Russia.”

Ian Prior, Principal Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice (DOJ), rebuffed CNN’s report at the time, noting that Sessions consulted the proper officials who advised him to fill out the forms the way that he did.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Looks like CNN (like the NYTwits and WaPoo) has set a new standard of anti-quality in reporting.

Anderson Cooper claims his Twitter account was hacked when a tweet criticizing President Trump appears

The Hill explained in a 13 December 2017 article how CNN came to be in the catbird seat again after the Twitter accounts of one of their stars came to the center of a controversy.

CNN host Anderson Cooper is claiming he was hacked after his Twitter account responded to a tweet from President Trump by calling the president a “pathetic loser.”

Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore worked hard in the Alabama special election, but that the “deck was stacked against him.”

“The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!” Trump tweeted.

(Read more at The Hill)

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Anderson Cooper’s Anti-Trump Tweet Came from Assistant’s Phone, not ‘Hack’

In a 13 December 2017 Breitbart article, the source of the disrespectful tweet came to better light.

CNN has released a statement claiming that a tweet sent from Anderson Cooper’s account calling Trump a “pathetic loser” was sent from the phone of Cooper’s assistant, who had left the device unsupervised at his gym.

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