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Sean Hannity defends Trump supporters who threatened CNN reporter

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Sean Hannity defends Trump supporters who threatened CNN reporter

The theme of the week at The Strident Conservative has been conservatism and how, in the Age of Trump, conservative principles have been traded for power and privilege in Washington and with the so-called conservative media.

I’ve shared with you how this acquiescence to Trumpism has left the remnant of what remains of conservatism with little alternative other than to walk the road of conservative principles alone instead of walking with the crowd of compromising cowards going in the wrong direction.

I’ve written about how so-called conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus not only adopted Trump’s non-conservative policies while defending his indefensible behavior, but how they made loyalty to Trump the barometer of what constitutes a conservative in Washington.

I’ve also documented how so-called conservatives in the media have not only defended Trumps loathsome behavior but have praised him even when he attacks the Constitution. And I provided examples of what this looks like in stories about talk show host Hugh Hewitt and CRTV White House Correspondent John Miller.

Today I bring you another example of how Trumpism has corrupted the so-called conservative media from a well-known source of Trump-love, Sean Hannity from Trump Pravda (FOX News).

At a Florida rally Tuesday night, Trump’s loyal cult showed us where his attacks on what he calls “Fake News” is taking the country when they threatened and intimidated CNN Reporter Jim Acosta.

As we all know, Trump has CNN on his list of “enemies of the American people” and last week we witnessed another episode of his “Fake News” spiel when CNN Reporter Kaitlan Collins was banned from the White House for asking Trump tough questions.

Unlike the Collins incident, however, FOX News employees didn’t defend Jim Acosta. Instead, Hannity blamed him for the violent actions of #Cult45 and told him to get in line by reporting on Trump as he does or face the consequences.

“I’m actually going to give your network some advice, if you have an open mind and an open heart. The people of this country are screaming at you for a reason. They don’t like your unfair, abusively biased treatment of the president of the United States.

“If you want to earn the respect of all Americans, not the coastal elites in California, San Francisco and New York, maybe try reporting the entire story and getting rid of the bias. Maybe examine why people are saying this to us.

“In other words, coverage like (yours) from the White House correspondent at CNN … is why they are doing it.”

Biased treatment of the president? I bet if you look up the word irony in the dictionary, you’d find Hannity’s picture.

Irony aside, however, Hannity is a constant reminder of how so-called conservatives in media have traded principles for a seat on the Trump train. Actually, in Hannity’s case, he never had a seat on the Trump train; he’s been the engineer driving the dang thing ever since it left the station in 2016.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 


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Thomas Sowell nails the fact versus feelings problem

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Thomas Sowell nails the fact versus feelings problem

There are many reasons why Thomas Sowell is my favorite conservative thinker. This ideas resonate so clearly with the right mindset. His arguments are practically irrefutable.

This particular quote from whoever runs his Twitter account rings so true today. Mainstream media’s programming has affected both the left and the right, but this component of their onslaught on leftist sensibilities is arguably the biggest problem with the progressive movement today.

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Hilarious video: Bombshell, the beginning of the end, walls closing in, the tipping point

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Hilarious video Bombshell the beginning of the end walls closing in the tipping point

Most leftists remember it like a previous generation remembers when they heard JFK was killed. It was the moment they realized Donald Trump would become President of the United States. Since then, mainstream media has been incessant in their proclamations that his days are numbered.

Perhaps it’s comforting to them to continuously hear about how the latest bombshell means it’s the beginning of the end because the walls are closing in on a presidency that has reached a tipping point. Or something.

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FBN pulls out of Saudi conference, wants unrestricted interview of MBS by Maria Bartiromo

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FBN pulls out of Saudi conference wants unrestricted interview of MBS by Maria Bartiromo

Fox Business Network is the latest media sponsor to pull out of the Future Investment Initiative Conference scheduled to be held in Riyadh from October 23-25. They have also removed show host Maria Bartiromo from her speaking spot at the event, but left the possibility open for her to be added back under one specific circumstance.

If the Saudis let her have an unrestricted interview with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, they will let her attend the event and speak there.

Fox Business Pulls Out of Saudi Conference Amid Khashoggi Controversy

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/fox-business-pulls-out-of-saudi-conference-khashoggi-1202984667/“Fox Business Network has canceled its sponsorship and participation in the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia. We continue to seek an interview with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman,” the network said in a statement. Fox Business anchor had been scheduled to take part in the event, but will not attend unless there is an opportunity for her to conduct an unrestricted interview with the Saudi leader, according to a person familiar with the matter. The network has been trying to secure such a conversation, this person said.

The conference is hosted by the Public Investment Fund, the Saudi sovereign wealth fund. Dubbed “Davos in the Desert,” the conference was first held last year, and has been seen as an opportunity for the mideast nation to spotlight the modernization efforts of Crown Prince Mohammed.

My Take

The outrage over the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sparked many western companies and media outlets to abandon the conference. It’s untenable to attend at this point with so much mounting evidence of direct involvement by the Crown Prince.

The Saudis could go a long way towards clearing their name of charges they deny by letting Bartiromo interview the Crown Prince. At this point, keeping MBS insulated isn’t doing themselves any favors.

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