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NBC forced to reveal its agenda ahead of DOJ investigation into Avenatti and Swetnick



NBC forced to reveal its agenda ahead of DOJ investigation into Avenatti and Swetnick

NBC took a calculated risk when it aired the Julie Swetnick interview. That risk didn’t pay off in, well, any way at all and now may land them in a public relations hornets’ nest. As the Department of Justice prepares to investigate and eventually reveal NBC’s incredibly poor editorial judgment, abysmal journalistic standards, and leftist anti-Kavanaugh agenda, the network is attempting to get ahead of the story by revealing their cards early.

Technically, they’re revealing their cards much later than they should have.

Becket Adams at Washington Examiner posted a great analysis of the situation two days ago:

NBC sat on evidence exonerating Justice Kavanaugh, discrediting Michael Avenatti and his clients’ accusations first theory posits that NBC deliberately suppressed this information for a month because it was an active and willing participant in a larger campaign to keep Kavanaugh from taking the Supreme Court’s “swing” seat. A second, less insidious theory would be that NBC quietly shelved these details because it was embarrassed to have entertained the Swetnick story in the first place. Its reporters and editors were so eager to score a major exclusive that they ignored the usual editorial standards, only to decide later that they had made a grave error in taking Avenatti seriously. Maybe the network thought it could quietly cover up its terrible lapse in good editorial judgment. It’s not a great excuse, and it certainly doesn’t absolve NBC from hiding exonerating evidence when it mattered most. I’d say this second theory is only slightly less-damning than the one that suggests the network actively engaged in an effort to derail the judge’s confirmation

Now, NBC has released some excuses about why they failed at journalism 101 on this story. These excuses are loaded with nearly as many holes as Avenatti’s and Swetnick’s stories, but if that’s what they’re rolling with, so be it.

NBC’s Kate Snow: Here’s why we didn’t publish that story on Avenatti’s 2nd witness until now’s Kate Snow put up a tweetstorm Saturday explaining why NBC belatedly published a piece Thursday revealing that a 2nd witness provided by Michael Avenatti to back up Swetnick’s account directly contradicted claims Avenatti made on her behalf. Snow claims she and NBC hadn’t finished vetting the article about this 2nd witness until the Kavanaugh confirmation was over and so decided to drop it as old news. That supposedly changed this week, when Sen. Chuck Grassley referred Avenatti and Swetnick to the DOJ for investigation. That referral, Snow claims, suddenly made the story newsworthy again.

If you’re scratching your head trying to make sense of it all, you’re not alone. Let’s break it down:

  • NBC wanted Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation blocked and life destroyed, but they aren’t supposed to have such feelings so they disguised it with “reporting the news.”
  • The news they reported seemed juicy at first until they actually started asking questions. Apparently, there are remnants of journalistic standards still left in a handful of them.
  • Despite the corroborator failing to corroborate anything she was supposed to be corroborating, their desire to destroy Kavanaugh superseded the remnant of journalistic principles they temporarily displayed by asking questions in the first place. Keeping the narrative intact was more important than reporting the truth.
  • As soon as reports came out that the Department of Justice was going to investigate the claims, multiple people at the network likely screamed, “Oh s–t!” before deciding to come clean now before their narrative-building cover ups were discovered.
  • In true leftist mainstream media fashion, they came up with a completely bogus excuse for the absence of journalistic integrity that got them in this mess in the first place.
  • As the hole they’d dug themselves into became too big to climb out of, someone decided it’s better to dig deeper. Keep digging. If they can make it all the way through to the other side, they’ll fit in better as a part of China’s state-run media.

NBC’s handling of the situation then and now are the epitome of modern mainstream media. They’re caught between futile attempts to seem like they’re not puppets for the Democrats and awkward acceptance of their own journalistic incompetence.

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  1. Douglas Downey

    October 29, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Awesome. That last paragraph says it all about what passes as modern day “journalism”. “NBC’s handling of the situation then and now are the epitome of modern mainstream media. They’re caught between futile attempts to seem like they’re are not puppets of the Democrats and awkward acceptance of their own journalistic incompetence.”This is a daily experience for much of the mainstream media today. So sad.

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Leftists to white women: Either you agree with the radical left or we will paint you as evil



Leftists to white women Either you agree with the radical left or we will paint you as evil

Leftists like Kirsten Powers love binary choices. Vote against Donald Trump or you’re racist. That’s the message she delivered on CNN the other day and conservatives are speaking out.

In particular, Powers and many leftists are attacking white women as the cause for Trump’s power. She paints any white woman who voted for Trump as a submissive, oppressed enabler of the racist and sexist patriarchy. Thankfully, One America News Network had a retort.

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Conspiracy Theory

The Liberty grabber Left has nuked its own argument over guns. Part I




The Liberty grabber Left has nuked its own argument over guns Part I

The Left can’t argue that you don’t need a gun because the government won’t turn tyrannical while threatening that the government will turn tyrannical.

In what has to be the ultimate and game-changing tweet, Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) threatened nuclear annihilation to anyone who refuses to give up their right of self-defense. The ensuing ‘fallout’ seeing him resort to damage control tactic of saying that thermonuclear gun confiscation was just a ‘joke’. After all, Who hasn’t chuckled at the prospect of the government going tyrannical with an H-bomb? One can easily see the bumper stickers now: Vote Swalwell 2020- or I will nuke your…

One of the Left’s favorite little tactics is to accuse those of the Pro-Liberty right of being ‘terrorists’ as their usual method of demonizing their opponents. Take note of the Oxford English Dictionary definition of the word Terrorist:

Adjective [attributive] Unlawfully using violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

Late 18th century: from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality.

The long train of demands for gun confiscation

Perhaps Eric ‘Nukem’ Swalwell doesn’t realize his tweet was the ultimate in the listing of demands for gun confiscation by the Liberty grabber Left. A long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, as Thomas Jefferson termed it in the Declaration of Independence. That his erstwhile ‘joke’ he, Piers Morgan and others have made is the nuclear straw that broke the camels back. They, along with all the other Leftists who have demanded gun confiscation have initiated a sea of change in the debate over the common sense human right of self-defense.

The old approach by the Left that denied that confiscation was their ultimate goal

It used to be that the Left would hide behind a mask of support of the 2nd amendment. Never mind that each move they made was towards their final solution to the gun problem. Their tired refrain to most arguments about guns was that ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’ or ‘No one is talking about repealing the 2nd amendment’ or some variation thereof. This was a way to short-circuit the debate to one of incremental or ‘progressive’ steps negating any of their ill effects.

Pointing out that some new law would punish 120 million gun owners for the deeds of a few criminals would see the abject denial of ‘no one is being punished’ or ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’.

Mention that a new restriction on freedom infringing on the 2nd amendment and those who pretend to be Liberal on the Left would answer back ‘No one is talking about repealing the 2nd amendment’.

Talk about Intergalactic Background Checks [or Universal, enhanced or ‘Common sense’] would place government control over your personal property while acting as a stepping stone to confiscation would be met with the assertion that you must believe in conspiracy theories and that ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’.

The disturbing trend in Leftists demands for gun confiscation.

We have previously established that the Left wants to ban and confiscate all guns with over 70 documented instances of those demands. Leaving out the multiplying effect of the excerpting and reprinting of those demands.

This arduous task was under taken to prove a point, that the Left has dropped the mask on this subject. But it has also revealed a disturbing trend over the years. What began a few years ago as few and far between calls for gun confiscation has morphed into far more strident and frequent demands. Demands that were only made in obscure far-Left online publications have found their way into the mainstream and supposedly Liberal media sources. The rate on the number of demands made per ‘serious crisis’ have accelerated to the ultimate demand made by Eric ‘Nukem’ Swalwell. This has manifestly changed the debate in favour of the Pro-Liberty Conservative side.

Consider a sampling of these demands:

What began as mere calls to amend the Constitution – removing a fundamental human right in the process – or banning certain ‘types’ of guns. Have become threats to turn over all of our guns or to ‘comprise’ and lose some of them with incremental steps.

Then the Left became impatient, unable to restrain it’s ‘collective’ hatred of Liberty.

For at least the past several years, to say that those two talking points [or a variation thereof] were a complete and total lie would be an understatement of epic proportions. But even now that hasn’t stopped Leftists from denying the obvious.

But now the Nuke comment has changed all of that, everyone is now seeing that the Left has been making their demands for gun confiscation in every corner of their echo chamber. This is part of the reason many have undertaken the task of documenting these demands such as Here, Here and of course here.

Their open demands for gun confiscation and for the suppression of other types of Liberty have changed the dynamic. It is now a question of Liberty versus tyranny – with the Left being on the side of governmental oppression to the tune of nuclear annihilation if one does not comply.

In part II we will examine the debate in terms of the new paradigm of Liberty versus Tyranny.

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3 migrant caravan claims Jim Acosta made to President Trump that have been debunked… by the migrant caravans



3 migrant caravan claims Jim Acosta made to President Trump that have been debunked by the migrant c

CNN’s Jim Acosta has been at the center of the news cycle for 12 days. It’s not his reporting that landed him there. He’s the center of attention after the Secret Service suspended his hard pass to the White House. His pass is back and most seem to be moving on from the story. But something has been lost in the mix. The statements he made while badgering the President on November 7 were spoken with authority and certainty.

Less than two weeks later, all three of his claims have been proven wrong by the migrant caravans themselves.

“They’re hundred of miles away, though. They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away.”

Around 3,000 migrants arrived in the last few days, doubling the total number of migrants waiting to be processed at the San Ysidro border crossing to 6000. Thousands more are expected in the coming days.

They certainly walked “hundreds and hundreds of miles” very quickly.

Tijuana border crossing shut as Mexicans protest against arrival of migrant caravan estimated 3,000 migrants have arrived in recent days in Tijuana, which sprawls into San Diego in southern California.

On Sunday several hundred Tijuana residents took to the streets to protest against the caravan, which set out from Honduras on October 13.

“Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on, but they’re not going to be doing that.”

A picture can say a thousand words, but in this case it only has to say two words to Acosta: “Wrong again.”

Migrants Climb Border Fence

“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion. It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.”

How many criminals need to be among the migrants for it to be considered an invasion? 50? 100? 200?

How about 500?

Migrant caravan at US border is harboring more than 500 criminals, Homeland Security claims than 500 criminals are traveling with the migrant caravan that’s massed on the other side of a San Diego border crossing, homeland security officials said Monday afternoon.

The revelation was made during a conference call with reporters, with officials asserting that “most of the caravan members are not women and children”. They claimed the group is mostly made up of single adult or teen males and that the women and children have been pushed to the front of the line in a bid to garner sympathetic media coverage.

By now, any thinking person regardless of political ideology should realize Jim Acosta is an idiot. In the short time he held the mic at the press conference, he made three debunked statements. Journalists are supposed to expose the truth, not spread lies.

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