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Washington Times caught in lies after firing columnist for confirming 2 of Ted Cruz’s alleged mistresses

Tara West reports for Inquisitr, March 27, 2016, that Drew Johnson, a columnist and editorial writer at the conservative newspaper Washington Times, was abruptly fired after he admitted on Twitter that there was some truth to National Enquirer‘s story that Republican presidential aspirant and Texan senator Ted Cruz has had extramarital liaisons with 5 women, including a prostitute.

Johnson said that he knows at least two of the mistresses named by the National Enquirer are accurate, and that other media outlets, columnists and reporters knew about the affairs, but refused to run the story.

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But Johnson made clear that one of the women named on the Internet is not a Cruz mistress:

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The Washington Times was so upset over Johnson “coming clean” that they went so far as to claim he hadn’t worked full-time for the newspaper in over a year. Alas, that’s a lie, as shown by screenshots posted by Johnson of his bank statements showing his check deposits from the Washington Times as recently as February 16, 2016, for his work.Drew Johnson4Drew Johnson5a

As the Washington Times quickly tried to scrub any mention of Johnson as a columnist from its site, others found evidence on the Internet that contradicts the paper’s claims, including when it had severed its relations with Johnson.

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In fact, the cache history of Washington Times shows that the publication called Johnson one of its columnists as recently as March 23, 2016. (I painted the brackets and arrow in red.)

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This is not the first time that Drew Johnson has been fired by a publication for making an unpopular political statement. Back in 2013, he was fired for writing an anti-Obama headline for the Times Free Press, which ironically turned out to be the publication’s most-read article.

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Adamantly opposed to Donald Trump, one after another, the Republican Establishment are endorsing Ted Cruz, notwithstanding the rumors of his marital infidelities and the fact that Cruz had run for and won his senate seat while still a Canadian citizen.

Cruz has received the endorsement of, among many, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, Texas gov. Greg Abbott, Mississippi gov. Phil Bryant, South Carolina gov. Nikki Haley, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Utah senator Mike Lee, a host of GOP Congressmen, as well as 14 Republican National Committee members. (For other names, go here.)

So much for Ted Cruz being an anti-establishment conservative.

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~Eowyn

National Enquirer story on Ted Cruz’s 5 mistresses partly confirmed by Washington Times

National Enquirer, the humble supermarket tabloid that has broken story after story (e.g., Democratic VP candidate John Edwards’ adultery and ‘love child’), claims Ted Cruz — whom Glenn Beck touts as the savior of the U.S. Constitution in what Mormons believe to be the end days — has had 5 mistresses.

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I saw the headline on Enquirer online yesterday, but sat on it. Now, the cover story, available on in the Enquirer‘s latest print edition, has now been picked up by the non-tabloid media like ZeroHedge and California Political Review, and has gone viral.

From New York magazine, March 25, 2016:

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been beefing back and forth about their wives this week, which makes for rather interesting timing for a salacious report in the National Enquirer. The new issue of the infamous tabloid out this week has the SHOCKING CLAIMS that “pervy” Ted Cruz has had at least five mistresses on the side. The tabloid prints five photos, each with a black bar across the eyes of the alleged Cruz lovers, a phrase that doesn’t at all feel natural to write.

The juicy details aren’t available online, but according to the catnip teasers the National Enquirer has posted, at least one of the women is a “foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney.” That should make you either more skeptical (usually these stories involve women who are marginal to the political process) or less skeptical (Alabama governor Robert Bentley, just this week, was revealed to have something going on with a top aide).

Today’s Twitter parlor game: Try to guess the identities of all five.

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On Facebook, Ted Cruz vehemently denies the Enquirer‘s story:

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For his part, responding to Cruz’s accusation, Trump vehemently denies he’s the source of the Enquirer story:

“I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O. J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz. I look forward to spending the week in Wisconsin, winning the Republican nomination and and ultimately the Presidency in order to Make America Great Again.”

If the rumor is true, this ZeroHedge reader perfectly articulates my reaction:

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UPDATE:

Conservative Outfitters quotes the Enquirer:

Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” claimed a Washington insider. “The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign!” The ENQUIRER reports that Cruz’s claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney!

The Enquirer did not name names and only printed pixelated photos, but Internet users on Twitter, Reddit and 4chan quickly went to work to determine the identity of all five women while using the hashtag #CruzSexScandal.

Three of the women are said to be Katrina Pierson (who previously had worked for Cruz and is now Trump’s spokesperson!), Sarah Isgur Flores (who had worked as Carly Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager), and Amanda Carpenter.

Recall that last July, for some strange reason a Ted Cruz super PAC gave $½ million to Carly Fiorina’s campaign — money that Conservative Outfitters claims was “hush money”. (See my post “Something stinks: Ted Cruz’s Super PAC donated $½ million to Carly Fiorina’s campaign”.) Karl Denninger of Market Ticker says that “if that was ‘hush money’ it may well have been a criminal offense and the FEC is already looking into it…..”

Drew Johnson of the Washington Times confirmed on Twitter Thursday night that two of Ted Cruz’s mistresses named by the National Enquirer are accurate:

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Breitbart had the story about Ted Cruz’s affair back in February but did not publish.

Update (March 26, 2016):

The Enquirer has added 3 more women with whom Cruz allegedly had extramarital dalliances. See “Ted Cruz: ‘I have no desire to copulate with Trump’.”

Update (April 1, 2016):

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~Eowyn

Update on Navy Seals Killed in Chinook Crash on May 2, 2011

Families suspect SEAL Team 6 crash was inside job on worst day in Afghanistan

Video at link below.

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By Rowan Scarborough

The Washington Times

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Questions haunt the families of Extortion 17, the 2011 helicopter mission in Afghanistan that suffered the most U.S. military deaths in a single day in the war on terrorism.

The investigative file made available to The Washington Times shows that the helicopter’s landing zone was not properly vetted for threats nor protected by gunships, while commanders criticized the mission as too rushed and the conventional Chinook chopper as ill-suited for  a dangerous troop infiltration.

Every day, Charlie Strange, the father of one of the 30 Americans who died Aug. 6, 2011, in the flash of a rocket-propelled grenade, asks himself whether his son, Michael, was set up by someone inside the Afghan government wanting revenge on Osama bin Laden’s killers — SEAL Team 6.

“Somebody was leaking to the Taliban,” said Mr. Strange, whose son intercepted communications as a Navy cryptologist. “They knew. Somebody tipped them off. There were guys in a tower. Guys on the bush line. They were sitting there, waiting. And they sent our guys right into the middle.”

Doug Hamburger’s son, Patrick, an Army staff sergeant, also perished when the CH-47D Chinook descended to a spot less than 150 yards from where armed Taliban fighters watched from a turret.

He asks why the command sent his son into Tangi Valley toward a “hot landing zone” in a cargo airship instead of a special operations helicopter. The souped-up choppers — the MH-47 and the MH-60 Black Hawk, which SEAL Team 6 rode the stealth version of to kill bin Laden — are flown by Night Stalker pilots skilled in fast, ground-hugging maneuvers to avoid detection.

“When you want to fly them into a valley, when you’ve got hillsides on both sides of it with houses built into sides of the valley, that is an extremely dangerous mission,” Mr. Hamburger said. “The MH, the new model, they’ve got radar that will pick up an incoming missile or incoming RPG. They’re faster. They’re quicker on attack. They’re more agile. So there was every reason in the world to use the MH that night.

Sith Douangdara, whose 26-year-old son, John, was a Navy expeditionary specialist who handled warrior dog Bart, said he has lots of unanswered questions.

“I want to know why so many U.S. servicemen, especially SEALs, were assembled on one aircraft,” he said. “I want to know why the black box of the helicopter has not been found. I want to know many things.”

Not all families believe the fact-finding investigation, conducted by Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Colt covered all issues. Gen. Colt, who has since been promoted to major general, told commanders that his job was not to find fault and his report did not criticize any person or decision.

“I want people held accountable,” said Mr. Strange, a former union construction worker who deals blackjack in a Philadelphia casino.

A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which overseas the war and conducted the probe, declined to answer the families’ questions and referred a reporter to Gen. Colt’s report.

Congress gets involved

More than two years later, more answers may be forthcoming.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, is making inquiries after meeting with some families.

Rest Of Story HERE!!

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~Steve~

Obama Gets a Smack Down

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DEVELOPING: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional, court.

By Stephen Dinan

The Washington Times Updated: 11:41 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013

n a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.

The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments Mr. Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and the board no longer has a quorum to operate.

But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intrasession” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks.

The judges signaled the power only applies after Congress has adjourned sine die, which is a legislative term of art that signals the end to a long work period. In modern times, it means the president could only use his powers when Congress quits business at the end of a year.

“The dearth of intrasession appointments in the years and decades following the ratification of the Constitution speaks far more impressively than the history of recent presidential exercise of a supposed power to make such appointments,” the judges wrote.

“Recent presidents are doing no more than interpreting the Constitution. While we recognize that all branches of government must of necessity exercise their understanding of the Constitution in order to perform their duties faithfully thereto, ultimately it is our role to discern the authoritative meaning of the supreme law.”

The case is likely to end up before the Supreme Court, and it turns on the definition of what the Constitution means when it says “recess.”

ast January Mr. Obama named union lawyer Richard Griffin and Labor Department official Sharon Block, both Democrats, and a Republican, NLRB lawyer Terence Flynn, to the labor board using his recess powers. He also named Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, using those same powers.

Noel Canning, a bottling company, sued the NLRB, arguing that a rule issued by the new board was illegal since the recess appointments were unconstitutional. Senate Republicans, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, joined in the suit.

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Conservatives must have a new pop culture strategy

Painful as it is, Conservatives must face the reality that we lost the 2012 election, whether fairly or by crook. We now find ourselves facing a minimum of four more years in the political wilderness. The challenge before Conservatives as well as Fellowship of the Minds is to figure out how best we should spend the next four years.

But Conservatives have a woeful penchant, after an electoral defeat, to finger point and blame fellow conservatives and even the very conservative ideology itself — which Rush Limbaugh cogently observed is something the Left NEVER do. Instead, the Left circle their wagons around even disgraced elite members, and the Left certainly NEVER EVER question or propose abandoning their socialist beliefs and agenda.

2012 is no exception to conservatives’ lamentable practice, as seen in the current bashing within the GOP against Romney-Ryan and against conservative values and principles. That bashing is mirrored on FOTM, as supposed fellow patriots and conservatives turn viciously on each other, with accusations, insults and name calling — about which FOTM has Zero Tolerance.

An essential element in the Conservative strategy henceforth is to recognize and identify the obstacles in our way and how best to combat them. Here’s an op-ed from The Washington Times suggesting that Conservatives must make inroads in pop culture, which is so dominated by the Left, via “entertainment funding”. (H/t BritCapitalist)

Hollywood holding American culture hostage

Conservative strategy must include entertainment funding

By Demos Chrissos, Nov. 21, 2012

Republicans are struggling to explain the pounding they took at the ballot box. After spending an unprecedented amount of money only to lose an election that was certainly within their reach, the answer lies far beyond politics. With all the emphasis on focus testing, polling and the metrics necessary to measure success, we now have proof of the recipe for complete failure. Like the Beatles said, “Money can’t buy you love,” and just throwing billions of dollars at political campaigns is no way to change America.

Republicans must examine not only how and why they were defeated, but the source of the headwind they face every election. They need to recognize that their political future is not dependent on simply changing their message. It requires new ways to state their case to the American public, utilizing windows of opportunity they consistently ignore. If they look below the veneer of party politics and high-priced political soothsayers, they will discover the same source of power for liberals has always been available to conservatives, if they would just seize it.

Beyond the liberal bias of the mainstream media news outlets, Democrats also reap rewards from liberal decision-makers in the entertainment industry who are aligned with their political agenda. These executives use their power over funding to infuse our cultural media with messages consistent with their liberal worldview. The reality is, creative projects aimed at a more conservative audience are routinely denied funding. Until now, no one seemed willing to challenge the way “business-as-usual” in Hollywood actually censors conservative ideas from the public. While these executives claim these are business decisions and they produce only what the public wants, no one believes it. If this past election is any indication, what Hollywood produces is only half of what the public wants. They are ignoring the other half entirely. Most savvy businessmen would see this as an opportunity.

There are award-winning conservative actors, writers and producers in Hollywood and New York who have commercially viable scripts waiting to be produced that celebrate American exceptionalism and promote the values and principles consistent with our founding documents. Most of these stories sit on shelves or have been left unfinished for years because there is no way for them to get past the liberal gatekeepers who control what gets produced in Hollywood.

Compare this to the formidable gifts from Hollywood laid at the feet of Democrats year after year — a barrage of well-written, well-produced feature films and weekly television series that promote talking points consistent with the Democratic Party. These politically tinged messages are delivered by some of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and crafted by award-winning directors and producers using an arsenal of the most sophisticated production tools in the world. Given the influence of this tidal wave of sustained liberal messaging, it’s no wonder Republicans lose elections. The odds of winning are completely stacked against them long before any election campaign begins.

Unfortunately, while the American public is being entertained and amused, many fail to see the seeds of a liberal ideology planted across multiple episodes and thousands of hours of programming. These seeds take root, and their liberal messages go “viral” through repetition and mimicked behavior that coarsens American culture. This behavior not only undermines the values and principles of future generations, it distorts the image of America throughout the world and emboldens our enemies. Unfortunately, with so much at stake, conservatives are not even on the playing field while the battle for the hearts and minds of the American public is being fought and won by liberals between election cycles.

Instead of retreating to the sidelines and waiting for the next election, conservatives must use this time to invest the same level of financial resources necessary to change the culture as they do to win elections. If conservatives fail to challenge the liberal dominance of our cultural media, the Republican Party and conservative movement will continue to be defined only through the fog of mind-numbing political attack ads and robotic sound bites that fill the airwaves every campaign season.

If conservatives really want to change the outcome of elections, they must end the one-sided conversation Hollywood liberals are having with the American public. They must look beyond party politics. To influence change in America, they must seize the opportunity between elections to enlist conservative, creative talent available in the entertainment industry in order to more effectively define traditional values and principles away from the “noise” and distortions of a typical election cycle. In this way, the American public will be afforded a more honest and realistic alternative to consider at the ballot box. All it takes is money, and given this past election, that doesn’t seem to be the problem. The real problem for conservatives is changing their approach.

It’s not just about changing the message — it’s how and when you deliver it. Change the culture, and elections will take care of themselves.

Demos Chrissos is president of the Foundation for American Media.

All is not bleak. A book by Steven J. Ross, Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics, published by the prestigious Oxford University Press, challenges the commonly held belief that Hollywood has always been a bastion of liberalism. The real story is far more complicated. First, Hollywood has a longer history of conservatism than liberalism. Second, and most surprising, while the Hollywood Left was usually more vocal and visible, the Right had a greater impact on American political life, capturing a senate seat (Murphy), a governorship (Schwarzenegger), and the ultimate achievement, the Presidency (Reagan). (Take a look at the book on Amazon, here.)

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~Eowyn

Obama Fake Birth Certificate Ads

We Birthers Obama Truthseekers don’t give up. Ever.

Washington Times‘ National Weekly Edition, May 16, 2011, has two ads on Obama’s fake birth certificate and questionable eligibility, on pages 5 and 9, respectively:

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H/t Cdr Kerchner’s Blog.

~Eowyn

Dems & Media Fear Civil War From Obama Eligibility

In a remarkable radio interview with Steve Malzberg on December 30, 2010, Jeff Kuhner of the Washington Times says that people around the White House, Democratic circles, and the liberal media — including senior top editors — all know there’s something there about Obama’s birth eligibility but are afraid to pursue the matter.

Jeffrey Kuhner is a columnist, writer, and radio host on WTNT in Washington, DC. He is a regular contributor to the commentary pages of The Washington Times, where he writes a weekly column, and has written for Human Events, National Review Online and Investor’s Business Daily.

What Kuhner had to say is so important that I transcribed the relevant portions of the interview. The topic of Obama’s birth certificate begins at the 3:52 mark in the audio. Here’s the gist of what he said:

“They” know there’s a problem: Beginning at the 5:18 mark, Kuhner says: “I’m choosing my words now very carefully because I don’t want to burn my sources. People around the White House and especially in Democratic circles, in private at a cocktail party, at a restaurant, will tell you ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ They don’t know what it is. Even some liberal members of the media I’ve spoken to off the record have said, ‘Jeff, we don’t want to touch this story because we know there’s something there. We don’t know what: We don’t know if it’s going to reveal his religion that was given to him by his father or stepfather; we don’t know if it’s records that will eventually come out about his travels to Pakistan when he was a student at a university; we don’t know if he applied for foreign aid as a foreign student. We don’t know exactly what it is, but the reluctance of the White House on not just his birth certificate, but his health records, school records. They are hiding something, there’s no question about it.’  And the only question is how bad the damage is going to be. If, and I emphasize if, it turns out that he was not born in the United States, we have a legal, constitutional and political crisis without precedent in this nation.”

Controversy is gaining traction: Beginning at the 8:21 mark, Kuhner says, “This controvesy is not going away. It is gaining traction. It is gaining momentum in the courts.”

Kuhner asks the question on all our minds — why won’t the media do the eligibility story?:  Beginning at the 8:42 mark, Kuhner says, “This is a very key point. What many members of the liberal media have been confiding in me. I ask them, ‘Look, this is a bombshell of a story. It’d be like a Watergate. It’ll make your name! All you’d have to do is break the story. I mean you’d look at a Pulitzer prize for the rest of your life, you’d be wealthy beyond imagination, all the fame and glory a journalist can ever want!'”

Media are afraid of a civil war: “They [liberal media] say, ‘Jeff, you don’t understand. The implications if this story turns out to be true, we fear it could be a civil war within America.’ This is what they’re telling me — that you’re going to have African-Americans so embittered, remaining loyal to the president; so many liberals so embittered, loyal to the president. But so many people in the country feeling that it’s a serious constitutional breach — that everything he has passed — because he’s unconstitutional and doesn’t have the right, the legal authority — everything he has passed is therefore illegal and unconstitutional. It would literally be the worst constitutional crisis that ever gripped this country. So they don’t want to touch this.”

Some other things Kuhner said in the interview:

H/t beloved fellow Tina and ObamaReleaseYourRecords.

~Eowyn