Category Archives: MSM

Media, demorats promised no one wanted to take your guns

We all knew they were lying. Was just a matter of time before the mask came off.

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Too bad, so sad: ThinkProgress news site has shut down

Imagine my distress…

From Yahoo: ThinkProgress, the influential news site that rose to prominence in the shadow of the Bush administration and helped define progressivism during the Obama years, is shutting down.

The outlet, which served as an editorially independent project of the Democratic Party think tank Center for American Progress, will stop current operations on Friday and be converted into a site where CAP scholars can post. Top officials at CAP had been searching for a buyer to take over ThinkProgress, which has run deficits for years, and according to sources there were potentially three serious buyers in the mix recently. But in a statement to staff, Navin Nayak, the executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said the site was ultimately unable to secure a patron.

“Given that we could find no new publisher, we have no other real option but to fold the ThinkProgress website back into CAP’s broader online presence with a focus on analysis of policy, politics, and news events through the lens of existing CAP and CAP Action staff experts,” said Nayak. “Conversations on how to do so are just beginning, but we will seek to reinvent it as a different platform for progressive change.”

A dozen ThinkProgress employees will be losing their jobs, a CAP aide said, as many who were on staff had already gone to work elsewhere and some were incorporated into the larger CAP infrastructure. Those who are being laid off will be given a severance package that runs through the end of November and health care coverage that lasts through the year, said the CAP aide.

As for the actual website, thinkprogress.org will continue to exist. But it will no longer function as an independent enterprise focused on original reporting. Instead, according to Nayak, it will be folded “back into CAP’s broader online presence” as a sounding board for policy and political analysis by existing CAP and CAP Action staff experts.

Read the whole story here.

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Mandated acceptance of “transgender” women: What did real women fight for?

Many women I know – including myself – do not think of ourselves as victims. Yet we do know that throughout history women had to fight for the rights we enjoy today.

We have those hard-earned civil rights thanks in part to women who set the path for the 19th Amendment, Sheppard-Towner Maternity Bill, Cable Act, and Equal Rights Amendment. Read about some of these women and what they fought for here.

There was also the “feminist movement” – the one before today’s “Feminazi” or “third-wave feminism.”

Despite what feminism has turned into today, the original feminist movement was intent on giving women legal equalities and addressing the role of women in society.

The Emergence of “Transgender” Women

After years of fighting hard for equality in this country, along came a new definition of a woman that the Cultural Marxism agenda infiltrated into academia, media, and politics. This had to be done to change the intellectual paths of our lives to cast uncertainty about the laws of human biology.

During the past thirty years, transgender women have become accepted as women to the point where society would have us believe that they can menstruate and become pregnant!

Many transgender women would argue that these references to biology are inherently anti-feminist. I counter that their arguments are inherently anti-science.

But the narrative has surpassed science: A global poll of women across five continents from September 2018 indicated that women believe that transgender women should have the same rights as other women.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation poll asked 1,000 women in Cairo, London, Mexico City, New York and Tokyo: “Should transgender women have the same rights as other women?” In total 798 answered yes, 37 said no and 165 declined to answer.

Beating Biological Women at Their Own Game

Now that a progressive society has deemed “transgender women” to be equal to biological women, transgender women are allowed to compete against real women – with a physiological and political-correct advantage. This in turn robs real women of their due successes. See the following examples:

Transgender woman who last year competed as a man wins NCAA track championship
Transgender weightlifter breaks record in women’s competition
Victoria’s Secret: New model is transgender woman, executive resigns
Transgender MMA Fighter Destroys Female Opponent
Transgender boy wins girls wrestling title
Rachel McKinnon becomes first transgender woman to win track world title
Transgender Model Teddy Quinlivan the New Face of Chanel Beauty

So Was the Fight Worth It?

In the end of this progressive agenda, we are told that “transgender women” deserve to be recognized as women and are afforded the right to compete alongside us as our EQUALS.

The beauty of women cannot be matched by a biological male

But transgender women are not equal to biological women. A man can inject himself with hormones, have transgender rhinoplasty, transgender brow lift, bossing removal, cheek implants, chin reduction/enhancement, lip enhancement, hip enhancement, and breast augmentation all they want. This does not make them a real woman.

We are told to celebrate our womanly differences. Then we are told to accept “transgender” men to compete on the same level as us, have the same rights as us, and that they are biologically equal to us.

In their emotional desire to cater to the mentally ill, the left has condemned us all as “real” women.

Many things true women fought for and the differences that make us unique are taken away from us. The progressive agenda has wormed their way into the privilege and beauty of womanhood and replaced us with men.

So was the fight really worth it?

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“Conservative” Jennifer Rubin says the Republican Party should be burned down

Remember folks, #LoveTrumpsHate!

In this clip from MSNBC, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post says that the Republican Party should be “burned down” so that there are no “survivors” and that Trump’s enablers should be punished.

Also note the chryron: “Life after Donald Trump.”

These people are so full of hate. Hate and contempt for nearly 63 million people in this country. Keep that in mind come 2020 elections.

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Media hoping for a “recession” to help demorat win White House in 2020

Don’t believe the #fakenews. Their only goal is to make sure President Trump isn’t re-elected.

Meanwhile, it’s not all bad news:

“Jobless claims fall 12,000 to 209,000 in mid-August, back near half-century low”
“Comeback Stocks: Walmart’s Stealth Rebound
“US existing home sales bounce as mortgage rates fall”
“Dow gain as upbeat retail sales offset recession fears”
“US Retail Sales Bring Some Optimism

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This is CNN: Don Lemon sticks hand down his shorts, rubs penis, then wants bartender to smell his fingers

On August 11, 2019, Dustin Hice, a a former Hamptons bartender, sued the openly-gay CNN anchorman Don Lemon, 53, for a “demeaning, unprovoked and offensive assault” in July 2018 at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern in Sag Harbor, a part of the Hamptons where New York’s wealthiest residents have multi-million dollar weekend homes.

In the lawsuit obtained by Mediaite, Hice said he encountered Lemon at the tavern when he went out for drinks with friends following his shift at The Old Stove Pub in Bridgehampton, NY. Hice said he offered to buy Lemon a vodka drink called a “Lemon Drop” but Lemon declined. Hice said Lemon approached him later that night, where the assault took place. The lawsuit reads:

(Lemon) put his hand down the front of his own shorts, and vigorously rubbed his genitalia, removed his hand and shoved his index and middle fingers into (Hice’s) mustache and under (Hice’s) nose.

Lemon proceeded to ask questions about Hice’s sexual preferences, saying, “Do you like (vagina) or (penis)?” The lawsuit reads: “While saying this, Mr. Lemon continued to shove his fingers into (Hice’s) face with aggression and hostility.”

In the suit, Hice also said Lemon’s off-screen demeanor was in stark contrast to the “Me Too” advocate whom he often saw on TV: “When the cameras are turned off, however, Mr. Lemon’s actions are in stark and disturbing contrast to the public persona he attempts to convey.”

Lemon and CNN not just deny the allegation, they’re accusing Hice of blackmail. A CNN spokesperson told USA Today:

Don categorically denies these claims. The plaintiff in this lawsuit has previously displayed a pattern of contempt for CNN on his social media accounts. This claim follows his unsuccessful threats and demands for an exorbitant amount of money from Don Lemon.

But Hice’s former boss at the Old Stove Pub, George Gounelas, who is named in the lawsuit, has come forward as a witness corroborating Hice’s account.

Brian Flood reports for Fox News, August 15, 2019, that in an exclusive interview, George Gounelas, who managed Hice at the Old Stove Pub in July 2018, described what happened that night at Murf’s Backstreet Tavern:

“Dustin worked for me as a bartender [and] we went out after work one night. We were standing there and he said, ‘Hey, that’s Don Lemon.’ Murf’s is a place you go to drink after you’ve been out drinking. We had just gotten off of work. So that’s why we ended up there, because we worked in the restaurant business. So by the time everything is done, we can only hit a late-night spot.”

Gounelas said Hice approached Lemon to strike up a conversation but the CNN host declined. Gounelas and Hice then offered to buy Lemon a drink, which Lemon also declined. A few moments later, Lemon came up to them:

“Don Lemon has now come around the corner and is standing face to face with us. There is a beam, a pole, in the place. Don’s standing up against the pole, face to face with Dustin, I turn around and I’m standing right there between the two of them. He’s saying, ‘So you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me?’”

Gounelas said Hice responded, “Nah, man, I just wanted to say, ‘What’s up?’.” Gounelas couldn’t recall what Lemon said verbatim, but it was “along the lines of, ‘Do you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me, because you wanna f*ck me?'”

Gounelas said:

“He [Lemon] put his hands down his pants, inside his board shorts, grabbed his [genitals], and then came out with two fingers and, like, clipped Dustin’s nose up and down with two fingers asking ‘do you like p*ssy or d*ck?’”

Gounelas said he isn’t sure if Lemon, who is openly gay, was being confrontational or simply flirting:

“I guess it’s a little of both. If someone had done that to me, I probably would have punched him. But I think it might have been flirting. I think Dustin was more in shock… If someone was flirting with me like that I’d say, ‘alright man I’m not gay.’ I wouldn’t go up to a girl like that. It could be his way of flirting.”

Gounelas said he laughed during the incident, but Hice didn’t think it was a laughing matter:

“Dustin was in this shock mode saying, ‘Bro, did that just happen? That was disgusting.’ The whole thing is like, I go out in the Hamptons, I live out here, I have a restaurant, I get it, people get crazy. To me, it was just another thing. To [Dustin], he was like shocked. This is the only thing he could talk about, not in a good way, like ‘I can’t believe that sh*t happened.’”

Hice continued to work for Gounelas at the now-shuttered Old Stove Pub for the duration of the summer. Gounelas said the incident happened in the presence of others:

“The place was packed. I’m sure other people saw. It was a known thing in the Hamptons, not like this quiet thing. Everybody knew Dustin and what happened to him. Every time we went out, every bartender offered him a Lemon drop shot, making fun of him. He got some sh-t for it.”

Lemon offered a six-figure settlement before talks broke down and Hice filed the formal complaint, according to a source close to Hice’s attorney.

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The “Conspiracy, What Conspiracy?” Caption Contest

NOTE: This Caption Contest is now closed as of the end of January 20, 2019, after which any subsequent captions submitted will be deleted.

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This is the 206th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: On Sunday night, March 12, 2017, former-POTUS Barack Obama had a secret (“private”) meeting with Silicon Valley tech leaders in the Fairmont hotel in downtown San Jose, CA. Details of the meeting were unknown. No public appearances were listed on Obama’s schedule. (NBC Bay Area)

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Obama: “Okay, Facebook, Google, Twitter and WordPress. You all got your marching orders for the 2018 election!”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

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Pure propaganda: Elderly couple found dead from murder-suicide after they couldn’t afford wife’s healthcare

First of all, I thought Obamacare was suppose to fix our “broken health care system?”

Even if this man couldn’t afford to pay for his medical expenses, there are PLENTY of low- and no-cost taxpayer- and privately-provided agencies that provide free healthcare services in Whatcom County. See here, here, here and here.

But that little bit of information doesn’t make for a sensational headline…especially when guns are involved.

From Yahoo: A man in Washington state has killed both himself and his wife after raising fears about struggling to pay medical expenses for her ongoing health conditions.

The couple were identified by the Whatcom County Medical Examiner as Brian S Jones, 77, and Patricia Whitney-Jones, 76.

Mr. Jones, who lived near the city of Ferndale, called emergency services on Wednesday morning and said he was going to shoot himself, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

He said he had prepared a note for the sheriff which contained information and instructions. In spite of the operator’s efforts to keep him on the line, Mr. Jones is then said to have told the operator, “we will be in the front bedroom”, before disconnecting the call.

Police arrived around 15 minutes later and set up a perimeter around the house and attempted to intervene for about an hour with a crisis negotiator and loud hailer.

But it was too late, as officials then used a robot-mounted camera to look inside the home and found the bodies of the married couple.

Authorities said they believe Mr. Jones shot his wife and then himself. They were found lying together.
A statement from Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo said state officials are investigating the incident which is deemed to be a murder-suicide.

According to the sheriff, Mr. Jones told the operator: “I am going to shoot myself”.

Several notes were left in the home “citing severe ongoing medical problems with the wife and expressing concerns that the couple did not have sufficient resources to pay for medical care”, according to the sheriff’s statement.

“It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option. Help is always available with a call to 911,” Mr. Elfo said in the post.

Numerous firearms were seized and two dogs found in the house were taken to an animal shelter.

Sherrie Schulteis, a neighbour of the couple, said she often spoke to Mr. Jones and watched out for each other’s homes but was totally unaware about the extent to which he was struggling mentally and financially.

“[Mr Jones and I] were always waving and talking about our yards or our flowers,” she told The Lynden Tribune. “It’s a little tiny community where we all know each other, but we don’t really know each other.”

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Live feed of Robert Mueller testifying before Congress

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is testifying before two House panels about the report on his two-year, $25 million investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which found no evidence of any Trump collusion.

But that hasn’t stopped the mentally-ill Demonrat Left from their obsessive insistence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy. Nothing will.

Watch the live feed of the hearing at the New York Post, here.

Your comments are welcome!

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New York Times blames Trump for journalists’ biased reporting

Note: This is a re-publish of a post that was originally published on August 16, 2016, but the post is lost after WordPress without warning took down Fellowship of the Minds on August 15, 2018. Fortunately, PaperBlog had reblogged the post, which enables me to re-publish it.

Chutzpah (definition): A Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word (חֻוצְפָּה), meaning “insolence”, “cheek” or “audacity”.

A recent survey found that only 6% of Americans trust the media .

But the MSM have outdone even themselves in their coverage of the 2016 presidential election by abandoning all pretenses at being objective.

Now, the New York Times, the premier national U.S. newspaper, openly admits their abandonment of objective journalism in their coverage of Donald Trump and, in an act of unbridled chutzpah, they actually blame Trump for it, arguing that objective coverage only benefits his campaign by providing him with free publicity.

In an August 7, 2016 article titled ” Trump is Testing the Norms of Objectivity in Journalism ,” Jim Rutenberg, NYT ‘s mediator, writes:

If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalistic tendencies [Note how Rutenberg equates racism with nationalism or love of one’s nation ~Eowyn], that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?

Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer,and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career.If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional. That’s uncomfortable and uncharted territory for every mainstream, nonopinion journalist I’ve ever known, and by normal standards, untenable.

But the question that everyone is grappling with is: Do normal standards apply? And if they don’t, what should take their place? […]

But let’s face it: Balance has been on vacation since Mr. Trump stepped onto his golden Trump Tower escalator last year to announce his candidacy. For the primaries and caucuses, the imbalance played to his advantage, captured by the killer statistic of the season: His nearly $2 billion in free media was more than six times as much as that of his closest Republican rival.

To justify the media’s abandonment of journalistic objectivity, Rutenberg cites MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough:

Mr. Scarborough, a frequent critic of liberal media bias, said he was concerned that Mr. Trump was becoming increasingly erratic, and asked rhetorically, “How balanced do you have to be when one side is just irrational?”

Finally, Rutenberg justifies why journalists must abandon objectivity and fairness when it comes to Trump because they are simply saving Americans from what Rutenberg knows will be a horrible Trump presidency:

It would also be an abdication of political journalism’s most solemn duty: to ferret out what the candidates will be likein the most powerful office in the world.

It may not always seem fair to Mr. Trump or his supporters. But journalism shouldn’t measure itself against any one campaign’s definition of fairness. It is journalism’s job to be true to the readers and viewers, and true to the facts, in a way that will stand up to history’s judgment. To do anything less would be untenable.

In other words, it’s Donald Trump’s fault: He’s crazy, and so journalists shouldn’t be fair or objective in their reporting because their more important job is to prevent someone crazy like him to become President.

Rutenberg is simply saying what my erstwhile socialist friend Stephanie once said, in a fit of frustration after losing an argument: “I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”

Rutenberg’s version of Stephanie is:

“We journalists have made up our minds about Trump! There’ll be no objective reporting from us ’cause we don’t want to confuse you with facts!”

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