ESPN pulls Asian-American announcer from Virginia football game because he has a Confederate general’s name
In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN decided to pull one of its announcers from calling a University of Virginia football game — because his name is Robert Lee.
Lee, an Asian-American sportscaster who started with the network in 2016, was moved to a different game “simply because of the coincidence of his name,” ESPN said, referencing the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
No. I am not kidding. Watch.
Yes, precisely. ESPN believes its audience is so inherently daft that it cannot possibly begin to readily differentiate between a young Asian sports commentator and a dead, old Confederate Army Caucasoid general with a beard and long hair.
If you think that’s wondrous — but wait. There’s more.
The American Media Maggots actually believed that on Tucker Carlson’s Monday show he was gravely serious when he said that President Trump looking at the sun during the solar eclipse was “perhaps the most impressive thing any president has ever done.” YGBFKM.
No. I am as deadly serious as the man in this video.
It’s a joke but it’s not a joke. No, it’s much more serious than that. Wait, it’s perhaps the most seriously insightful thing in months.
Nathan McDermott of CNN bit. Big time.
The UK’s Claire Phipps at the Guardian also chomped.
Binkowski is even more serious. This is her specific Tweet. Grok that.
At least the bald dude had a semblance of a clue, but not much. Wait until you see and hear the reactions of the American Media Maggots who were truly and nakedly beyond stupid. Who best to point out said stupidity but Tucker Carlson himself and Greg Gutfeld.
Just as the humorless Leftists have time and again proven themselves bereft of facts, much less compassion, they continue to subvert America hand-in-bloody-hand with the American Media Maggots, Antifa, anarchists and the willing complicity of Demorats.
I’ve said before and continue to say: “you can’t write this shite.”
Still, the Left-embracing American Media Maggots fundamentally cannot believe anyone would deign to possess the temerity to label them Fake News.
As they simultaneously bleed cash, readers, advertising and — Leftist journalistas themselves. I wonder why the AMM doesn’t dare to speak about the heinous, slashing cuts in newsrooms all across the fruited plain? And the fact that their ponderous corporations pay for shite?
And these days: frightened news. Cowardly news. Bleeding dollars, laying off staffers, hemorrhaging readers. They are losing power, control and money. They are in Desperation Mode and, as with anyone who is desperate, they are not thinking straight. But could they ever?
Just as we learned despicable things about Planned Parenthood, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is uncovering despicable things about, finally, the American Media Maggots in the guise of CNN.
You need to see these videos and hear these videos because, naturally, CNN will not even address them on-air. Likewise other media groups will eschew them. But James O’Keefe has done nothing but prove over and again in how much disdain and contempt CNN holds you, the viewer and news consumer.
Jeff Zucker and CNN believe you to be — and in many cases you are, save the bulk of my readers — completely ignorant dupes. They expect you to buy their bullshit because of the long and careful crafting of their brand which, now, is beginning to unwind and literally fall apart despite their so-called “best efforts.”
Their first video features a CNN Supervising Producer named John Bonifield who readily admits that the Russia theme regarding President Trump is, first, unmitigated bullshit and, second, a theme pushed by CNN CEO Jeff Zucker over and above most everything else.
Then, this second video from Project Veritas.
The third American Pravda, CNN video.
And the fourth American Pravda CNN video.
Why are these videos named “Pravda” you ask? After the Russian newspaper whose sole job during the Cold War was to act as nothing more than an arm and organ for the Soviet government and Communist party. Nothing more. It literally trotted out the Party Line. Just as CNN does for the Demorats and Leftists.
Remember, if you will, that it was CNN who told us it was illegal for us proles, us commoners, us groundlings, us serfs, us rabble to actually look at Wikileaks when, on the other hand, it remarkably was not so for CNN.
Right. Because only they have the lock on real news. Only they can determine what is appropriate for us to see and hear. Only they possess the wisdom and authority to truly vet what can be considered as actual news for the masses, thoroughly prepped, sifted, edited and as it were, for consumption by CNN’s lessers — namely, us.
Let’s watch and listen — from CNN’s own video footage — how the network somehow managed to “lose” or cut off reporters when the information got too close to actual facts or negative impressions involving Hillary Clinton.
Having been exposed as fake news by a president who is a bare-knuckled brawler, and having taken some very serious hits himself from CNN and all makes and models of other news outlets since his first hour in office, the video below was Tweeted by Trump this past Sunday, July 2nd.
Creative, yes, but horribly offensive? Worse than bear scat? Not hardly. In fact, it was creative and amusing. Did I larf out loud? No, but I rarely do that these days.
However, instead of taking a large cup of shut-the-fuck-up, CNN did the one thing they really ought not to have done. It made a huge deal of the video and said, in essence, that CNN and reporter’s lives would be lost and the earth would stop rotating on its axis due to this video, not unlike the one which clearly predicated the Benghazi attack in 2012. Howard Kurtz explains by way of Bret Baier.
Even CNBC wrote this about the video and CNN’s reaction.
CNN faces backlash over handling of doctored Trump video
The network said late Tuesday it had identified the Reddit user who originally posted an old WWE video of Trump “roughing up” pro wrestling maven Vince McMahon
CNN said online that it had decided not to publish the user’s name because he is a private citizen who apologized
CNN says safety concerns led to its decision not to reveal the identity of the man behind a doctored anti-CNN video. Yet the way the decision was explained and deep distrust of the network among President Donald Trump’s supporters provoked a backlash Wednesday.
The network said late Tuesday it had identified the Reddit user who originally posted an old WWE video of Trump “roughing up” pro wrestling maven Vince McMahon, superimposing the CNN logo over McMahon’s face. Trump tweeted a link to the video, with some modifications, and it has become the president’s most-shared social media post yet, according to Twitter.
Blackmail indeed by a corporation worth billions of dollars and having a massive cadre of attorneys on tap against one citizen whose privacy was violated so that CNN could save a modicum of face. I ask one thing: look at 18 USC 241 below. Then ask yourself if the section could be applied to CNN.
18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same.
Is CNN also exposed for prosecution under a New York law, PEN § 135.60, regarding “coercion in the second degree”?
One of my favorite hosts, Tucker Carlson, weighs in on the CNN blackmail issue.
Even the Associated Press can sack up and admit it made mistakes. From Breitbart.com:
Associated Press Admits It Published Fake News About President Trump and Russian Ties
by Penny Starr
The Associated Press issued a “clarification” on Friday regarding articles it published on multiple days, from April through the end of June. Those articles claimed 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia not only tried to influence the 2016 presidential election but did so to benefit Donald Trump over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The clarification read:
WASHINGTON (AP) — In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies – the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency – and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.
Do you see? Do you understand? This information became accepted as patently true, beginning and continuing the meme recognized today by Leftists and certainly many on the right, to include Michael Medved, that all 17 alphabet agencies signed off on the Russian idea. When in fact they had not.
An article the Associated Press (AP) published on June 22 not only gave false information about the number of intelligence agencies cited in it but criticized Trump for questioning the reporting. Trump also pointed out that if any Russian hacking into the election took place, it took place when former President Barack Obama was in office.
But what is CNN instead doing? It is doubling down on “we’ve done nothing wrong.”
Dr James Mitchell responds.
“Our freedoms are under siege, but not because of the President, but because of the mainstream media” ~ Dr. James Mitchell pic.twitter.com/XNo9YmRQUa
CNN Losing to FX, Nick-At-Nite, TLC as Scandals, Controversies Take Toll
by Adam Shaw
CNN, rocked by a fake news scandal and accusations of blackmail, is taking a significant hit in its primetime ratings, losing not only to Fox News and MSNBC, but also to FX, TLC, The Discovery Channel — and even children’s TV network Nick-at-Nite.
It appears the network is suffering in the ratings as a result. As first reported by The Federalist, cable ratings for June 26 — July 2 show that while Fox and MSNBC occupy the first and second slots for ratings 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., CNN is in 13th place.
This means that the “most trusted name in news is being beaten by Fox News, MSNBC, HGTV, USA Network, TBS Network, the History Channel, ESPN, the Discovery Channel, FX, TLC, Nick-at-Nite, and Investigation Discovery.
CNN is nothing like an impartial, objective network. They are everything but. They have done their level best to get balcony seats in the theater of their own demise. It wasn’t easy. It was long, hard, difficult work. But they’ve finally broken through to the point where more and more people are truly beginning to realize that CNN is in fact fake news.
Sights are now being set on other networks and media organs. Trust me on this.
Oh hell, wait. I can’t publish this post without including a final CNN parody.
Now that one made me larf out loud. Ahem. I continue.
Yes, CNN allowed three reporters to “resign” over fake news, the result of a retracted Russia story. But they have obviously not seeing the light. I don’t believe they can.
Let’s be honest. CNN is acting just like Hillary Rodham Clinton for the exact same reasons. They both can’t admit that November 9th ushered in a new president. Neither of them can admit they may be even the slightest percentile responsible for their current plights. They are the victims. It’s always someone else’s fault. Never theirs.
They complete lack the ability to conduct introspection. To possess insight. To focus their own incredibly-critical and judgmental eyes inwards.
There is a new paradigm shift coming for the American Media Maggots.
Oh wait; I don’t mean for the better.
Okay, okay, I couldn’t pass this one up either. Again I actually had to larf out loud.
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Featured in the Saloon tonight was the White Mamba, Esq., The Official Attorney of the Berserk Bobcat Saloon, otherwise known at TOABBS. Because of his lawyerliness (yes, that is an official word), I asked him to weigh in on the recent events of the US Supreme Court this week, to include the opinion on the Trump travel ban and two other important SCOTUS cases.
Tonight in the Saloon:
“I’d like to have an argument, please,” at the Argument Clinic;
“I could be arguing in my spare time.”
Jealousy: a buddy is moving to Montana; I’m not. That says it all. Harumph!
CNN is having a bad week; schadenfreude returns with a vengeance;
Shuckie-darn, 3 CNN Fake Newsies resign, axed by CNN CEO Jeff Zucker;
Three things more trusted than CNN:
—- Breast milk from Bruce Jenner;
—- Unprotected sex with Madonna;
—- Having a drink with Bill Cosby;
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas skewers CNN; they admit they are Fake News;
CNN does NOT refute the Project Veritas video; that bespeaks volumes;
White Mamba, Esq opines on all things SCOTUS;
Demorats register the “wrong dead people” in Virginia;
Judge Napolitano: Loretta Lynch could do serious prison time;
Piers Morgan skewers Muslim London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
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This is now, quite apparently, what we’ve come down to in the United States.
We all know about Fake News courtesy of Leftist “journalistas.” There is now, courtesy of Leftist judges and attorneys, Fake Law.
I can’t believe I’m reading the article correctly but, sadly, I am indeed. From Breitbart.com:
Neal Katyal at 9th Circuit: If Trump Says ‘Islam Is Peace’ He Can Have a Travel Ban
by Ian Mason
Neal Katyal made oral arguments for maintaining the injunction against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning migrants from certain Muslim-majority countries Monday before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
“He could say, like President Bush did right after September 11th, ‘The face of Terror is not the true face of Islam, that’s not what Islam is about, Islam is Peace.’ Instead, we get ‘Islam hates us’,” Katyal told the bench, answering Clinton-appointed Judge Richard Paez’s question on what, if anything, Trump could do to make the executive order acceptable.
Really? All President Trump has to do, according to Katyal, is cry “uncle” and all is forgiven? Really?
Katyal, former President Barack Obama’s one-time acting Solicitor General, has taken on the representation of the plaintiffs who stopped the executive order’s implementation in March when a federal court in Hawaii ruled in their favor. The Justice Department has appealed the case to the Ninth Circuit, seeking to vacate that injunction.
Do you believe Katyal will actually relent and back off the lawsuit if President Trump but says the “magic words”?
The most controversial element of Obama-appointed district court Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling was its justification of the injunction based not on the text or effect of the executive order, but on statements President Trump made during the 2016 campaign.
Precisely. Fake Law. Predicated not upon the documents in front of the court, but on mostly everything but.
According to that ruling, speaking about a “Muslim ban” and speaking negatively about the religion’s relationship with the West meant that the plaintiffs had a high enough likelihood of proving a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause to block the order. This is true even though the actual order does not take any action based on people being Muslim because, “[A] reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance—would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion[.]”
Meaning, again, that the issue was not what was immured on paper but what was said in the ether and not supported by paper. A logical question was then asked.
The argumentation led naturally to the question of what, if anything, could be done to save such a facially neutral order. “Does that mean that the President is forever barred from issuing an executive order along these lines?” Judge Paez asked Katyal. “What does he have to do to issue an executive order that, in your view, might pass constitutional muster?”
What indeed? Twenty-three Hail Marys? Genuflect towards Mecca? Tap a wrist? Provide evidence of stigmata?
Trump might gain more power to issue executive order if he “disavows,” Katyal argued. “One example would be what Judge Hawkins said about disavowing formally the stuff before.”
You can’t make this stuff up. But wait, there’s more. Let’s just excise whatever unappetizing elements actually exist within Islam, shall we?
In addition to suggesting Trump could save his order by telling the country “Islam is peace,” Katyal also recommended removing references, in the text of the order, to the unsavory elements of Islamic society. “It could eliminate the text which refers to honor killings,” he told the court.
Of course. Let’s just eliminate those niggling little female genital mutilation issues, the misogynist issues, the beheading issues, the Borg issues, the bacha bazi issues, the pedophilia of Islam, the internal combustion of Islam.
By the way, who is Neal Katyal? He’s the man who said this about Neil Gorsuch at Gorsuch’s hearing:
He’s also the man with the god-like endless CV. Superbly humble.
Katyal is the recipient of the very highest award given to a civilian by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Edmund Randolph Award, which the Attorney General presented to him in 2011. The Chief Justice of the United States appointed him in 2011 to the Advisory Committee on Federal Appellate Rules, and again in 2014. Additionally, he was named as One of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Last Decade Nationwide by National Law Journal (2010); One of the 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers Over the Last 30 Years by Legal Times (2008); Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA (2006); Runner-Up for Lawyer of the Year by National Law Journal (2006); One of the Top 50 Litigators Nationwide 45 Years Old or Younger by American Lawyer (2007); and one of the top 500 lawyers in the country by LawDragon Magazine for each of the last ten years. He also won the National Law Journal’s pro bono award.
Certainly CNN expected a Syrian interviewed on live TV would yield a clear and quick condemnation of President Trump’s recent actions in Syria against Bashir Al-Assad’s chemical attack on his own civilians.