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Ex-Canadian PM apologizes after saying she hoped Hurricane Dorian would hit Mar-a-Lago

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Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell apologized Friday for hoping Hurricane Dorian would hit President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, saying she was being sarcastic and should “know better.”

“I have deleted my tweet about the hurricane & Mar a Lago and sincerely apologize to all it offended. It was intended as sarcasm-not a serious wish of harm,” Campbell tweeted. “Throwaway lines get a life of their own on Twitter. I shd [sic] know better. Mea culpa.”

A day earlier, Campbell tweeted: “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago!”

HURRICANE DORIAN ALREADY STIRRING POLITICAL STORM AS DEMS RIP TRUMP

Before apologizing, Campbell initially responded to criticism by telling her critics she was sorry they didn’t understand “snark.”

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“As there are in Puerto Rico- sorry you don’t get snark- but Trump’s indifference to suffering is intolerable!” Campbell previously said in response to a user who told her that “there are real people who live and work” at the resort.

“We’d also help if he tackled climate change which is making hurricanes more destructive! Instead, he will remove limits on methane! Get a grip!” she added.

Campbell wasn’t the only one to criticize the president as Dorian approached the United States. Democrats railed against Trump even before the storm makes landfall over the state — accusing him of playing racial politics and blasting his decision to redirect funding from the nation’s primary disaster relief agency toward border enforcement operations.

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Campbell served less than five months as Canada’s prime minister following the resignation of Brian Mulroney in 1993.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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AOC accused of Soviet-style propaganda with Green New Deal ‘art series’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., received another round of Twitter backlash on Friday after debuting a new effort to push her massive environmental and climate change proposal, the “Green New Deal.”

“Surprise! I am thrilled to announce the launch of our #GreenNewDeal art series with custom Bronx & Queens GND posters,” she tweeted. Her tweet included posters for two of New York City’s boroughs but the ambitious congresswoman plans to place “GND” art around the country.

She plans to release the art during a “Nature Day” event on Saturday, although it’s safe to assume many of her critics won’t attend.

AOC NARRATES VIDEO FROM FUTURE IN WHICH HER ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’ SAVES US FROM ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE

Her celebratory artwork was met with a peppering of mockery on social media as some compared her to a Soviet-style propagandist.

According to Ocasio-Cortez, however, the series was inspired by the original New Deal push by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

OCASIO-CORTEZ WARNS THAT MELTING GLACIERS COULD RELEASE ANCIENT DISEASES

Others on Twitter seemed more supportive of her initiative. One user called her and her artists “magnificent.”

This wasn’t the first time Ocasio-Cortez has used art to push her signature legislation. She previously narrated a video from a future in which her “Green New Deal” transformed the American economy and rescued the United States from the dire threat of climate change.

During that video, she predicted that Democrats would take both chambers of Congress and the White House by 2020 — ushering in a “decade of the Green New Deal” that prompted the “social and ecological transformation to save the planet.”

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“Lots of people gave up, they said we were doomed,” she said after blaming fossil fuel companies like Exxon for saddling the public with the cost of climate issues. “But some of us remembered that as a nation, we’d been in peril before — the Great Depression, WWII — we knew from our history how to pull together to overcome impossible odds,” she said.

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Republicans have called the Green New Deal unrealistic, using the congresswoman’s proposals to highlight what they insist is encroaching socialism within the Democratic Party. Conservative groups’ analyses have estimated that the initiative would incur astronomical costs that would burden the economy.

Ocasio-Cortez has balked at socialism comparisons, though not because she thinks the label is ridiculous. The New York congresswoman, who received strong support from the Democratic Socialists of America during her primary, tweeted on Thursday that Republicans were failing to successfully use the label as a scare tactic.

“Drumming fear around socialism is the GOP’s big play, & it’s failing, bc capitalism = GoFundMe as our national healthcare system,” she said, linking to an article celebrating the diminished fear surrounding socialism.

BERNIE SANDERS INDICATES CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN WILL REQUIRE NATIONALIZATION OF US ENERGY PRODUCTION

Prior to that tweet, Ocasio-Cortez reiterated the need for large-scale solutions to tackle climate change — warning that the cost of action was lower than the death and monetary damages that would result from inaction.

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“We need to start getting comfortable with how extreme the problem is,” she said, “because only until we accept … how bad climate change is and how bad it can be for our children’s lives, are we going to be comfortable pursuing really big solutions.”

She also warned that melting glaciers could unleash a variety of diseases that the modern world is unprepared to deal with.

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Russia maps 5 new Arctic islands discovered by eagle-eyed student

Russia has mapped five new Arctic islands that were first spotted by a student using satellite imagery.

The islands, which are on the coast of the remote Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, are the result of melting glaciers.

Marina Migunova made the discoveries in 2016 while a student at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping in St. Petersburg The Moscow Times reports that Migunova was on a research vessel from Russia’s Northern Fleet when she made the discoveries. She is now an engineer on the same hydrographic vessel, the report added.

RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS UNEARTH REMAINS OF SECRET NAZI ARCTIC BASE

In a statement, Russia’s Ministry of Defense explained that naval and civilian scientists recently took part in an expedition to the five newly discovered islands, where “[t]opographic surveys were conducted.”

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The islands are on the coast of the remote Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. (Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

The islands range in size from 900 square meters (9,688 square feet) to 54,500 square meters (585,557 square feet), according to Russian defense officials.

A number of countries, including Russia, are focusing their attention on the Arctic as melting ice opens up new sea routes for trade and other opportunities.

RUSSIA LAUNCHES FLOATING NUCLEAR POWER STATION; ENVIRONMENTALISTS WARN OF ‘CHERNOBYL ON ICE’

In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin put forward an ambitious program to reaffirm his country’s presence in the Arctic, including efforts to build ports and other infrastructure and expand its icebreaker fleet. Russia wants to stake its claim in the region that is believed to hold up to one-fourth of the Earth’s undiscovered oil and gas.

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Environmentalists remain concerned about melting sea ice in the region. In Iceland, for example, officials and environmentalists recently unveiled a memorial plaque for a glacier recognized as the country’s first to disappear as a result of climate change.

In 2016 scientists at the Russian Arctic National Park unearthed the remains of a secret Nazi base on the remote island of Alexandra Land in the Franz Josef Land archipelago.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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Director of Jessi Combs’ final film says movie will be dedicated to her: ‘She will be missed by all’

Days after race car driver and TV personality Jessi Combs died tragically trying to break a speed record, the director and producer of her latest film project is speaking out on her death.

Thomas Smugala, who worked with the 39-year-old on the upcoming movie “Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot,” spoke with Fox News about finding out about Combs’ shocking death and what it means for the upcoming film.

“This was her first feature film,” Smugala told us. “We are dedicating the film to Jessi. She was a good friend and a wonderful person. We are also in the process of putting her on the poster and cover art before the release of the film.”

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Combs’ first and final film is “Interviewing Monsters and Bigfoot.” (Thomas Smurgala )

“Everyone was telling me not to use a reality show celebrity on the film, but I knew she would handle it just fine,” Smugala shared. “I mean, all she had to do was a long dialog-filled scene while being chased by the law. Jessi and I agreed that shooting it while she was actually driving would be best. So, with the help of the Cape Girardeau, Missouri Police, we closed off the streets and did it. Jessi rose to the occasion just as I thought she would.”

Combs also devoted time to give “motivation talks” to young girls on the set, according to Smugala.

“Everyone loved her on set. The cops, the crew, the caterer — she took time to talk to everyone,” he recalled. “She was the kindest and [most] uplifting person in the world. She was fierce. She was giving. She was loyal. She will be missed by all.”

Combs died while attempting to break her own land-speed record on Tuesday in Oregon. The 39-year-old was attempting to hit 619 mph, according to Autoblog.

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Combs died while attempting to break her own land-speed record on Tuesday in Oregon. (Thomas Smurgala )

Aside from racing, Combs also served as the co-host for “The List” along with stints on “Overhaulin’,” “Extreme 4×4,” “All Girls Garage and she appeared as a part-time host on “Mythbusters.”

JESSI COMBS’ FATAL CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION: ‘THERE WAS A FIRE INVOLVED’

In a statement obtained by Autoblog, her family said, “It is with extreme grief, and in celebration of her life that her family and close friends share that race car driver, and TV personality Jessi Combs, passed away in a fatal crash, where she was pursuing a land speed record in the North American Eagle on August, 27th 2019 on a dry lake bed in Oregon.”

“Jessi was known for her bright smile, positivity, and tenacious pursuit of the fulfillment of her dreams,” the statement continues. “Her drive was infectious, and she served as a role model for young Girls, and Women around the world. People that loved her and followed her became family, all bonded together by adventure and passion.  Her fans adored her, and she lived to inspire them. Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012. Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the bravery to turn those possibilities into reality, and she left this earth driving faster than any other woman in history.”

Combs’ partner, Terry Madden, honored her on social media.

“I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman @thejessicombs she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know,” he wrote.

JESSI COMBS’ FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES REACT TO HER DEATH: ‘SHE LOST HER LIFE DOING WHAT SHE LOVED’

Her accident is now being investigated by authorities.

On Wednesday, Lt. Brian Needham of the Harney County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that authorities are trying to recover laptops onboard the jet car (a race car propelled by jet engine). The computers said to be aboard Combs’ vehicle, the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, may hold additional keys for investigators.

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According to Oregon police, her accident is now being investigated by authorities.  (Thomas Smurgala )

“They’re waiting for the team to recover the [engine and systems] information stored on the inboard computers,” Needham told the New York Post.

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The law enforcement officer also said that “there was a fire involved” but did not elaborate.

“Interviewing Monster and Bigfoot” premieres on Sept. 13.

Fox News’ Michael Hollan, Janine Puhak and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jim Carrey defends James Comey in new painting: ‘Department policy is not law’

Jim Carrey got political through his artwork once again to defend former FBI Director James Comey.

A scathing inspector general report released Thursday said that the fired FBI Director violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining memos documenting private discussions with President Trump.

The Justice Department’s official watchdog concluded that the memos Comey kept were, in fact, “official FBI records,” and said Comey set a “dangerous example” with his actions.

JIM CARREY’S PRO-ABORTION TWEET BACKFIRES: ‘YOU BLESSED THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT WITH THIS’

“By not safeguarding sensitive information obtained during the course of his FBI employment, and by using it to create public pressure for official action, Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information,” the report stated.

Carrey took issue with the IG report arguing that Comey’s activities were not illegal.

“This is the day they tried to make patriotism unethical,” Carrey wrote on Twitter. “Make it trend.”

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Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The tweet came along with another original painting depicting Comey with a whistle in his mouth.

JIM CARREY SLAMS TED CRUZ FOR ‘LECTURING’ HIM AFTER HIS PRO-ABORTION TWEET BACKFIRED

“Department policy is not law,” the text on the painting reads. “Whistle blowing is not illegal.”

The actor also added a rather crass and lengthy hashtag to his tweet that insinuated Comey’s detractors will spend eternity in Hell.

While the findings of the probe were forwarded to the DOJ, the department has declined prosecution, as Fox News reported earlier this month. But for Comey, who has cultivated the image of a by-the-book and irreproachable leader since his termination in 2017, the review shined a harsh light on his decision making in the final, beleaguered weeks of his tenure at the head of the nation’s top law enforcement agency.

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This is hardly the first time the “Ace Ventura” actor has posted his politically charged paintings on Twitter. He previously used artwork to depict Robert Mueller as the Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz.” Prior to that, he turned heads by comparing Donald Trump to infamous Jonestown cult leader Jim Jones.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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The Daily Spike: Spike’s first report card

It’s been a hard couple of weeks, not having my buddy by my side. I think about Spike every day. What’s he’s up to? Does he like his roommate? Is he making new friends? Is he working hard and studying? I sure hope so!

THE DAILY SPIKE: SPIKE’S FIRST WEEK AT DOGGY COLLEGE

One of the many things I like about Canine Companions is that they send you a report card once a month.  They don’t “grade” him with As, Bs and Cs, but give you a general idea of how he’s doing. The dogs are being evaluated to determine suitability for placement with a person with a disability. Therefore standards of behaviors are very specific and stringent.

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Spike’s only been at doggy college for a couple of weeks so it’s too early to tell how he’s truly doing. But I like to think Spike is a superstar and a straight-A student. (Jennifer Williams)

I just got Spike’s first report card and immediately opened it up, of course.

Spike’s trainer Kim Furino took him and several of her other trainees to Lowe’s home improvement store to assess how he handles himself in pubic. It also helps Kim determine what he needs to work on. They test how he handles surprises and whether he will walk on different surfaces — which they talked about in his report card.

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“Spike has settled well into the kennels. We have started with an assessment of basic commands and have been working on nose targeting which will progress to the push command. We went on our first field trip this month to Lowes. Spike was stable with sudden sounds and unfamiliar surfaces. However, he consistently forged (walks ahead of me) throughout the field trip despite redirection and corrections. During the field trip, Spike tried to scavenge cardboard and weeds from the floor during a greeting. We will work on appropriate behavior. Spike is appropriate during community play.”

Oh boy. I’m not surprised to hear that he was “forging” on the field trip to Lowe’s. He did that a bit towards the end, but cardboard and weeds? Who the heck wants to eat cardboard? Stop it, Spike!

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His trainer Kim specifically walked him by the Halloween display in the store to see how he reacted to the costumes and sounds. He took an extra-long look at the scary-looking giant werewolf, but wouldn’t you if you were a dog? She said that was pretty normal, though.

I was so happy to hear he is “appropriate” during community play, as he had a humping phase after getting mercilessly humped by a friend’s French Bulldog. I’m glad he’s stopped that.

And he’s doing “nose targeting,” which is cool. Eventually, he will learn the “push” command, which he will use to push a button that may open a door that his person would be unable to do on their own.

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Spike’s only been at doggy college for a couple of weeks so it’s too early to tell how he’s truly doing. But I like to think Spike is a superstar and a straight-A student. Keep up the good work, Spike!

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Double amputee, 9, to walk New York Fashion Week runway: ‘Disability doesn’t stop you’

A young girl in the U.K. isn’t letting her disability stop her from achieving her dreams.

Daisy-May Demetre, 9, will reportedly become the first child double amputee to strut her stuff on the runway at New York Fashion Week in September, SWNS reported.

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Double amputee Daisy-May Demetre from Birmingham. (SWNS)

Daisy-May, of Birmingham, was born with fibular hemimelia, a birth defect where part or all of the fibula bone is missing. The condition is rare, occurring in 1 in 50,000 births, according to the Generic and Rare Disease Information Center. 

When she was 18 months old, Daisy-May’s parents Alex and Claire Demetre chose to have both of the young girl’s legs amputated — the right above the knee and the left below the knee — in the hopes of giving her a better quality of life with prosthetics.

“We had the choice for her to live like that or to go for the operation,” Alex, Daisy-May’s father, said. “We didn’t know at the time that Daisy-May would be as good as she is now.”

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The 9-year-old was born with fibular hemimelia. (SWNS)

Indeed: Daisy-May is living proof determination can defy all odds. She is a gymnast as well as a model for Boden, the country’s largest clothing catalog, according to SWNS. She’s also modeled for Nike and the British retailer Matalan, among others.

But come Sept. 8, Daisy-May will take her modeling career to new heights when she walks the runway at New York Fashion Week. Daisy-May will walk for the French-inspired children’s fashion line Lulu et Gigi Couture. She was approached about the opportunity after the line’s founder and head designer, Eni Hegedus-Buiron, spotted her modeling in London.

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Daisy-May before her amputations. (SWNS)

“I was asked if I was OK with having an amputee walk in my show. To be honest I was surprised by the question. For me, a child is a child and thus is beautiful and perfect,” Hegedus-Buiron told the outlet. “So of course I said yes.”

Alex told SWNS he is proud that his daughter will make history, but noted he and his wife hope to see more child amputees featured on the runway.

“Disability doesn’t stop you —  it definitely doesn’t stop Daisy,” Alex said, adding his daughter “belongs on the catwalk.”

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The young girl is also a gymnast. (SWNS)

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That said, modeling doesn’t define Daisy-May. Rather, Alex said, it’s a small part of who she is.

“She just does Daisy, it is the way she goes about life with a smile on her face. Whether it’s dancing, singing — she is a very special little girl,” he said.

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Jeffrey Epstein Florida mansion police video shows massage tables allegedly used for sex with minors

Video of a 2005 police raid of Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida mansion shows the massage tables officials say the convicted sex offender used in his twisted trysts with minors.

The video shows at least two massage tables, one on each floor of the home, as well as what appear to be two more tables in the pool house. The video also showed the house was partially decorated with illicit photos and imagery of young women, Fox News reported Thursday.

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Video of a 2005 police raid of Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida mansion reveals massage tables were inside, which, according to court documents obtained by Fox News, the convicted sex offender allegedly used to engage in sexual activity with girls. (Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office)

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A green massage table was found on the second floor, leaning against a wall under framed photos of Epstein, who was accused of molesting dozens of girls at the mansion.

According to the affidavit and application for a search warrant, in March 2005 a 14-year-old girl told a detective that a woman who worked for Epstein brought her to his Palm Beach home in February and told her to come upstairs.

“The victim recalled there being a mural of a naked woman in the room, as well as several photographs of naked women on a shelf,” the affidavit said.

“According to the victim, the woman led her to a room that had a massage table in it,” court documents said, adding the woman took lotions out, then left.

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“Soon after, Epstein walked in wearing only a towel and told the victim to take off her clothes,” according to court documents, which added “he was stern when he told her to take off her clothes.”

The affidavit said, “Epstein then instructed her to give him a massage” while he was naked and allegedly touched himself.

Epstein paid the victim $300 cash, according to court documents.

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Investigators interviewed the woman who allegedly brought the teen to his home, according to the affidavit, which said that woman told them she met Epstein when she was 17 through a friend who asked her if she wanted to make money.

The woman told police she was brought to the home and was led upstairs by another woman who set up the massage table and took out oils, the affidavit said.

When the woman left, Epstein walked in wearing only a towel, according to court documents, which said the woman who eventually worked for him massaged Epstein while naked.

“He explained, I know you’re not comfortable, but I’ll pay you if you bring some girls. He told her the younger the better,” the affidavit said, adding that the woman told investigators she brought at least six girls, who were all between 14 and 16, to his Palm Beach home.

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The woman “stated she once tried to bring a 23-year-old female and Epstein stated that the female was too old,” according to court documents.

By 2006, Palm Beach investigators had interviewed more than 30 young women – some of whom were minors at the time of the alleged molestations.

In the end, prosecutors and Epstein’s lawyers negotiated a then-secret plea deal that led Epstein to serve just 13 months in jail under work-release privileges, allowing him to work in his office six days a week.

He pleaded guilty to a child prostitution charge and registered as a sex offender.

The FBI has raided Epstein’s other properties, including his New York City mansion and his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Prosecutors confirmed this week that inquiries into Epstein’s co-conspirators were ongoing and would continue despite the fact that the criminal case against Epstein has been dismissed due to Epstein’s suicide in his jail cell earlier this month.

Fox News’ Bryan Llenas and Tamara Gitt contributed to this report.

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Newt Gingrich: Trump vs. the NY Times, Washington Post – Liberal media needs to brace for a tremendous shock

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The most amazing thing about Theodore White’s “The Making of the President 1972” is his explanation of the emerging hostility of the elite news media and its evolution into an adversarial anti-president propaganda system for left-wing values.

Everything we are used to seeing in what President Trump calls “Fake News” existed by 1972. The parallels are amazing – and are part of why I decided to spend so much time analyzing 1972 and 2020 as similar patterns of conflict.

The current New York Times overt shift from smearing President Trump with Russian collusion (which collapsed) to smearing President Trump with allegations of racism were all foreshadowed by the universal elite media hostility to President Nixon a half-century ago. The lockstep hostility of the Times, The Washington Post, and the left-wing TV systems were simply proof that in President Trump they had encountered a leader bent on changing their world and confronting their values.

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White combines his extraordinary analysis of the New York Times-Boston Globe-Washington Post system (and the three networks they shaped) with an explanation of the mutation from what he calls “the liberal idea” into “the liberal theology” – and the “movement” which grew out of it. (I will deal with the movement in my next column and its devastatingly destructive impact on cities in part four of this series.) This piece focuses on the adversarial news media and its impact on 1972 and on 2020.

The real opposition to Nixon was not the Democratic Party nor its nominee Senator George McGovern. In White’s analysis, the real opposition to Nixon was the elite news media.

The elite news media hated Nixon more than any major politician before Trump. Despite the rise of talk radio, Twitter, Facebook, and cable news, nothing in White’s core analysis has changed. He draws a sharp distinction between the lesser news media, many of which were for Nixon, and the elite media – which was monolithically, bitterly hostile to President Nixon.

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White emphasizes that it was the culture of the New York literati which defined The New York Times and the three networks. It was a generational change from reporters of facts to advocates of ideology which compounded the bitterness and hostility.

Here is White’s analysis:

“The power of the press in America is a primordial one. It sets the agenda of public discussion; and this sweeping political power is unrestrained by any law. It determines what people will talk and think about—an authority that in other nations is reserved for tyrants, priests, parties and mandarins. No major act of the American Congress, no foreign adventure, no act of diplomacy, no great social reform can succeed in the United States unless the press prepares the public mind. And when the press seizes a great issue to thrust onto the agenda of talk, it moves action on its own—the cause of the environment, the cause of civil rights, the liquidation of the war in Vietnam, and, as climax, the Watergate affair were all set on the agenda, in first instance, by the press.”

The power of the left grows from the media. Since Nixon, the media has sought to attack presidents it did not deem worthy. As White explained:

“These were the adversary press. Its luminaries not only questioned his exercise of power, as all great American journalists have done when examining a President. They questioned his own understanding of America; they questioned not only his actions but the quality of his mind, and his honor as a man. It was a question of who was closest in contact with the mood of the American people—the President or his adversary press? Neither would yield anything of respect to the other—and in Richard Nixon’s first term the traditional bitterness on both sides approached paranoia.”

Much like President Trump a generation later Nixon was not intimidated and did not flinch from the fight. Nixon understood that his primary adversary was the press – not his Democratic opponent.

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It is vital to understand that the news media and its academic and Hollywood allies are the defenders and imposers of an alternative culture which hates conservatism and particularly hates effective conservatives.

The elite media had its final victory over President Nixon in the Watergate scandal, which drove him from office. The elite media tried this with President Trump in the “Russian collusion” lie and failed.

The Left wants to forget that when the American people weighed the values of President Nixon and the values of The New York Times, Nixon got 61 percent of the vote. The same would happen 12 years later when President Reagan won with 58 percent of the vote.

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Do not be shocked if in the 2020 result, President Trump wins by a margin unimaginable today (no one in September 1971 or September 1983 would have predicted gigantic landslides against the Left).

Do not be shocked if the elite media are proved wrong again.

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Flynn lawyer claims DOJ withholding critical files amid sentencing dispute

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Michael Flynn’s attorney claimed in court filings Friday that the Justice Department is withholding critical documents necessary for the defense of her client, as the former national security adviser’s legal team wrangles with prosecutors over a sentencing date.

Those filings revealed that Flynn’s cooperation with the government is now complete, though a date for his long-delayed sentencing has yet to be agreed upon. Flynn attorney Sidney Powell, whom he retained earlier this summer after firing his old legal team, said her client has “cooperated extensively” with the government as part of the Russia investigation and another probe related to lobbying for the Turkish government.

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“This cost Mr. Flynn more than 100 hours of his time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional legal fees,” Powell wrote. “He even waived the attorney-client privilege and the protection of the work-product doctrine to enhance his cooperative effort.”

Flynn pleaded guilty to providing false statements to the FBI during his January 2017 interview about his contacts with the former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, as part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. After months of delays, the government said in Friday’s joint status report that the case is ready for sentencing, requesting a sentencing hearing between late October and mid-November.

But Powell argued that the case is still “not ready for sentencing,” citing her position as “new counsel” and their timeline of receiving necessary files and documents. Powell requested an additional 90 days before the next status report.

Powell further claimed in the filing that the government “continues to deny our request for security clearances,” requesting the “intervention” of the court after hitting a “dead end.”

Flynn’s legal team had sought security clearances in order to review classified material pertaining to him, including transcripts and recordings of the phone calls that “supposedly underpin the charges against Mr. Flynn.”

In June, a federal judge ruled that the Justice Department did not have to publicly file a transcript of a phone call between Flynn and Kislyak, after previously directing prosecutors to release details of the December 2016 phone call in which Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador. Powell pressed anew on Friday for access to the documents.

“The Inspector General of the Department of Justice has completed one or more relevant reports that include classified sections, and he is completing additional reports that reportedly will include a large classified section—a significant portion of which will almost certainly relate to Mr. Flynn,” Powell wrote. “We must have access to that information to represent our client consistently with his constitutional rights and our ethical obligations.”

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Powell also argued that the FBI has yet to share the original draft of Flynn’s FBI interview summary, from Jan. 24, 2017.

Powell’s filing refers to an investigation being led by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz related to abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The government, though, argued that they are “not aware” of any classified information that would require a disclosure to them.

Mueller’s office, last year, recommended a lenient sentence for Flynn, with the possibility of no prison time, stating that he had provided “substantial” help to federal investigators about “several ongoing investigations.”

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Now representing the government in the Flynn case is former Mueller deputy Brandon Van Grack; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu; and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deborah Curtis and Jocelyn Balantine.

Fox News’ Bill Mears and Gregg Re contributed to this report. 

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