All the news you can’t be told
If the New York Times and CNN are not reporting it, the story must be important! Snippets:
CNN distinguishes between lies that undermine Trump and those other lies. It will keep Miles Taylor as a contributor. That leaves the network with a rogue’s gallery of accused liars. CNN hired former intelligence chief James Clapper after he lied under oath. It hired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe after he alleged lied to federal investigators. Now it has retained Taylor who not only lied but lied to CNN and its viewers. The only common denominator is that they may be liars but they are anti-Trump liars. …
It is worth noting [that] CNN maintains that “facts matter.” — Jonathan Turley.
“The New York Times chose to play a massive prank on us. They watched the fervent Washington speculation that it was Mike Pence, James Mattis, Jared Kushner, Victoria Coates, and all along they knew it was . . . just some guy. … Did cabinet officials really sit around, discussing invoking the 25th Amendment with Miles Taylor?” — Jim Geraghty, National Review.
Uncle Joe and the family business
If a credible witness and former business partner of one of Donald Trump Jr.’s companies came forward to offer specific accusations and evidence that the president was profiting off of business dealings his shady son was striking with authoritarians, teams of investigative journalists would be descending on every tangential character as if they were a defunct Chinese bank account.
The week before the Post broke the Hunter Biden story, every major news network was reporting on surreptitiously taped conversation in which the First Lady was grousing about Christmas decorations. — David Harsanyi, National Review.
If Philadelphia exploded, would the media hear it?
thirty police officers injured in rioting and looting after killing an armed and dangerous criminal; 20 people shot, 3 fatally; 200 businesses damaged; nine ATMs blown up. Those are the “protests” referenced by the Philadelphia Inquirer’s headline:
“Tense, hours-long protests erupted in West Philadelphia after police fatally shot a man” … neglected to point out that the man in question was armed and charging the officers. The Inquirer … declared that [the man’s] killing was part of “190 years of brutality against Black people in Philadelphia.” — City Journal.
At least the Babylon Bee is covering the story: “Man protests racial injustice, completes Christmas shopping in one trip.”
Anti-semites on the Left — “Britain’s main opposition Labour Party suspended its former leader Jeremy Corbyn after a U.K. watchdog found that the party unlawfully discriminated against its Jewish members.” — Wall Street Journal.
In love with Amy — “The freakout by Democratic politicians and progressive and liberal pundits over the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett has really been something to behold. … the New York Times ran seven simultaneous columns pushing Court-packing.” — Dan McLaughlin, National Review.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: You pack the court, we’ll repack the court like school lunchroom leftovers when Republicans resume control (if need be). Also, it’s time American Samoa is made a state.