No Jingle Bells For You! Trump Cancels White House Christmas Party For Press

*It’s a much more festive press party when the president is someone that 99.9 percent of the press eagerly voted for on Election Day. Call them the “Enemy of the People,” and they might forego the free food and photos.*

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By Tim Graham ~

Fox News media reporter/anchor Howard Kurtz broke the scoop that the Trump White House cancelled the annual Christmas party with the press. This shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, in that the Trumps haven’t attended the White House Correspondents Association dinner, and after the court fights over the brief suspension of CNN yeller Jim Acosta’s press pass, it was not going to be a chummy get-together.

Not everyone would show up. In November 2017, CNN announced that it would not send its journalists to that year’s holiday party. At last year’s party — held in mid-afternoon, not the usual evening soiree — the Trumps did not uphold the tradition of taking photos with the journalists, possibly because few reporters would want the picture (to go with their giggly Clinton/Obama Christmas photos). As Kurtz explained:

But the biggest fringe-benefit was the picture-taking sessions, in which the…

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Wall? We Don’ Need No Stinking Wall!

*The once, and probably future, Speaker Of The House, Nancy Pelosi, is our intellectual and moral better.Just ask her; she’ll tell you. True, she is elderly and often appears confused, her superiority to normal Americans makes up for that. This is a good thing as she’ll be third in line for the presidency.*

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The once, and probably future, Speaker Of The House, Nancy Pelosi, is our intellectual and moral better.Just ask her; she’ll tell you. True, she is elderly and often appears confused, her superiority to normal Americans makes up for that.  This is a good thing as she’ll be third in line for the presidency. As a public service, SMM provides evidence of her moral superiority,via Real Clear Politics:

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Washington Post Rips Trump A New One Three Times At Bush Funeral

The Washington Post loves to present President Trump as boisterously snide…and quite obviously, they can’t imagine anyone would apply that description to them. On Wednesday night, the Post website was boasting at least three articles ripping into Trump’s behavior at the funeral, or his bad optics. This isn’t a “newspaper.” It’s an Insult Aggregator.

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By Tim Graham ~

The Washington Post loves to present President Trump as boisterously snide…and quite obviously, they can’t imagine anyone would apply that description to them. On Wednesday night, the Post website was boasting at least three articles ripping into Trump’s behavior at the funeral, or his bad optics. This isn’t a “newspaper.” It’s an Insult Aggregator.

Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room: the president did present a picture they could suggest was bored or cranky. He only shook hands with the Obamas. Fine. But these “reporters” — who sound much more like editorial writers — were trying to make Trump, not Bush, the big story. Even their Thursday headline praising the late president — “President, patriot, gentleman” — could be seen as another knock on the current president.

The hottest story, at 11 pm Eastern, according to readers, was Philip Rucker’s eventual front-pager Bush funeral: Trump sits…

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NY Times: Trump Doesn’t Read ‘A Word,’ Pro-Trump Books Belong In ‘Conspiracy’ Section

Saturday’s New York Times featured unhidden, extraneous hostility toward the president’s reading habits, in a snarky story more fitting to Sunday Styles or the opinion section then the news section. In “Books Trump Can Praise Without Reading a Word,” Katie Rogers quickly termed pro-Trump books from the likes of Jeanine Pirro and Gregg Jarrett to be “conspiracy theory.”

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By Clay Waters ~

Saturday’s New York Times featured unhidden, extraneous hostility toward the president’s reading habits, in a snarky story more fitting to Sunday Styles or the opinion section then the news section. In “Books Trump Can Praise Without Reading a Word,” Katie Rogers quickly termed pro-Trump books from the likes of Jeanine Pirro and Gregg Jarrett to be “conspiracy theory.”

That’s a term the Times would never apply to conspiratorial liberal journalists like Jane Mayer, who spread unsubstantiated stories about Brett Kavanaugh, or anti-conservative conspiracy theory books like Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean. In fact, McLean’s book got gushing approval in a Times’ review.

Rogers specializes in non-journalistic fan notes to prominent Democrats like Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, certainly not ALL CAPS-using dummies like Trump:

President Trump, a leader who is not…

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The Democrat Platform: Foment Fear, Anger, Hatred, and Division

*The unanticipated election of Donald Trump in 2016 resulted in the rapid disintegration of the tenor and tone of discourse between Republicans and Democrats. Given the latter’s rapid transformation from a once-proud political party into an unhinged socialist camp, the systemic assault on Liberty has never been as organized, well-funded, and targeted as it is today. Nor did it ever have the tacit approval of a major political party.*

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The Democrats are systematically disuniting America and giving rise to leftist mob rule.

By Mark Alexander ~  

“The influence of your personal character moderates the divisions of political parties…” —George Washington (1789)

In his extraordinarily forward-looking 1796 “Farewell Address,” President George Washington recommended for our “solemn contemplation” and “frequent review, some sentiments which are the result of much reflection” and “which appears to me all important to the permanency of your felicity as a people.”

Among the most notable advice he offered was a warning about the danger of those who would seek to divide the nation in order to empower their own partisan interests. He noted that the “love of power and proneness to abuse it” would result in “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled” political leaders who would “organize faction; to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put in the place of the delegated…

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‘Are You Comfortable With Tear-Gassing Children?’

*TV networks, overreliant on emotional images and under-reliant on facts, are presenting this, as they present everything else, as an outrage caused by … President Trump. A radical group called “People Without Borders,” organizes hundreds of people to clash violently at the border, and somehow the only controversial player is Trump.*

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~

The well-publicized “caravan” of illegal immigrants has arrived in large numbers at our border near Tijuana, Mexico, despite MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough insisting it was like tales of Martians: “They’re not coming.” They are climbing over and through walls, which CNN’s Jim Acosta lectured the president would never happen.

TV networks, overreliant on emotional images and under-reliant on facts, are presenting this, as they present everything else, as an outrage caused by … President Trump. A radical group called “People Without Borders,” organizes hundreds of people to clash violently at the border, and somehow the only controversial player is Trump.

The November 26 NBC Nightly News was especially egregious, triumphantly broadcasting NBC White House reporter Hallie Jackson asking the president “Are you comfortable with tear-gassing children? Like what we saw at the border?”

So here’s the first thing we know. The Border Patrol…

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WashPost ‘Best Books’ List Tilts Left In The ‘Year Of The Presidential Expose’

*On Sunday, The Washington Post published a list of the Best Books of 2018 (and forget about December). Book World editor Stephanie Merry celebrated a “parade of tell-alls” denouncing President Trump in the apparent “year of the presidential expose.” The obvious joke here is there is no “year of the presidential expose” when an Obama or Clinton is in the White House. That’s for knuckle-dragging impeachment freaks in those years.*

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By Tim Graham ~

On Sunday, The Washington Post published a list of the Best Books of 2018 (and forget about December). Book World editor Stephanie Merry celebrated a “parade of tell-alls” denouncing President Trump in the apparent “year of the presidential expose.” The obvious joke here is there is no “year of the presidential expose” when an Obama or Clinton is in the White House. That’s for knuckle-dragging impeachment freaks in those years.

Under the headline “Fury roared and Fear shook us, but nonpolitical reads provided respite,” Merry summarized on the front page of the Arts & Style section:

Will 2018 go down as the year of the presidential exposé? It felt that way at times. As the new year dawned, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury lit up political and literary conversations, only to be overshadowed by a parade of tell-alls, from the pyrotechnics of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s

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The Deep State’s Nothing New

*It’s the descendants of those earlier traitors who currently lead the resistance movement in the State Department and various federal agencies, and who worked hand-in-glove with Barack Obama and were anxious to continue their dirty work with Hillary Clinton. That is why they have been doing everything in their considerable power to resist and obstruct the current administration.*

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By Burt Prelutsky   ~  

Reference to the Deep State, a shadow government that exists within the federal bureaucracy, is of recent origin. But it is not new, and when you realize the special status of people who are mainly anonymous and whom it is nearly impossible to fire, it is inevitable that a cancer would metastasize in the shadows, free from the sunshine’s power as a disinfectant.

Back in the 1930s, there sprang into existence a shadow government consisting of Socialists and Communists, loyalists to the Soviet Union. The most prominent and notorious of them was Alger Hiss, FDR’s fair-haired boy, who played a central role at the Yalta Conference, where FDR, over Churchill’s strenuous objections, handed Eastern Europe over to Stalin, and in the creation of the globalists’ wet dream, the United Nations.

The difference between that earlier Deep State and the one we have today is…

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Dan Crenshaw Versus Liberal Panic On Press Freedom

On the Left, they’ve been ranting for years now that the press can’t allow Trump to be “normalized” – in other words, the media must always behave like an election-stealing dictator sits in the White House. For the Left, there is no universal morality. There are the idealistic leftists who must be celebrated, and there are the Cynical Lying Bad Guys who must be destroyed. Dan Crenshaw exposed how much civility is limited when it comes to conservatives.

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Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas first came to national attention by having his looks – especially the patch over an eye he lost serving in Afghanistan — mocked on Saturday Night Live. The NBC show amended its rudeness by putting him on the show the next week and allowing him to make an earnest pitch to Americans to tell a veteran “never forget,” as in they’ll never forget the sacrifices veterans make.

On November 18, Crenshaw (pictured) appeared with three other House freshmen on CBS’s Face the Nation. Typically, the other three were all Democrats. He suggested the public image of Congress could be improved if the tone of the debate improved. “Let’s not attack each other’s intent….attack each other as a person. Let’s attack ideas. We can debate ideas, we can disagree on ideas all day long.”

That’s not an easy standard…

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Polls Show: ‘Pretty Much All Of Journalism Now Leans Left’

*Even the supposedly hard-nosed financial reporters were overwhelmingly liberal. Of the 462 people surveyed, 17.63% called themselves “very liberal,” while 40.84% described themselves as “somewhat liberal.”*

*As a retired financial journalist who watched free markets working on a daily basis this a a sad fact indeed.* 

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By Tim Graham ~

Investor’s Business Daily pointed to several recent media surveys that keep proving the liberal tilt of the press….even the financial press. Their editorial was titled “Pretty Much All of Journalism Now Leans Left, Study Shows.’

Researchers from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University questioned 462 financial journalists around the country. They followed up with 18 additional interviews. The journalists worked for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press and a number of other newspapers. What they found surprised them.

Even the supposedly hard-nosed financial reporters were overwhelmingly liberal. Of the 462 people surveyed, 17.63% called themselves “very liberal,” while 40.84% described themselves as “somewhat liberal.”

When you add it up, 58.47% admit to being left of center. Along with that, another 37.12% claim to be “moderate.”

What about the mythic “conservative” financial journalist? In fact, a mere 0.46% of financial…

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