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Vindication: Trump Gets Grilled for Claiming His Rally Attracted a Bigger Crowd Than Elton John. But Look

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Elton John performs in concert during the opening night of his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road World Tour” at the PPL Center on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

 

 

On Thursday night, Donald Trump unleashed a tweet that got a heck of a blowback. After his rally in Manchester, he tweeted the following:

“Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!”

Reportedly, he was referring to the Crocodile Rocker’s 2004 triumph.

Cue the ridicule:

Ya gotta love this picture:

There’s one problem with the social media slam: Trump’s claim was actually correct.

That’s according to Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady, who oversaw the crowd count.

Here’s what he told The Daily Mail:

“[Attendance was] just over 11,500. … [T]he arena staff said Elton John was around 11,300.”

Additionally, Mitchell noted The Donald had about 8,000-9,000 fans outside the arena watching the jumbotron.

And there’s more:

“Had some more snuck in during the period when we’re trying to assess the situation and get the door closed, when we’re trying to get everyone through the mags (walk-through metal detectors), then maybe it’s 11,500-plus.”

As pointed out by The Daily Wire, just Wednesday New York Times writer Gail Collins took this jab at the Trumpster:

“Trump can’t bear suggestions that he’s not a crowd megamagnet. Every time he gets on a stage, he seems compelled to claim the audience is of epic proportions. The place is packed! Not to mention the masses waiting outside!”

If I may, I’d like to add: I really like Elton John. As a person, he seems wholly unencumbered by groupthink. He does things his way, thinks his own way, and he doesn’t care what anyone else has to say about it. In my estimation, the world could use more like him in that regard. The man dueted with Eminem — despite his anti-gay-labeled lyrics; Elton performed at the wedding of Rush Limbaugh, for Pete’s sake.

He’s his own man.

As for Rush’s nuptials, Elton offered this:

“Life is about building bridges, not walls.”

-ALEX

 

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Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

If there’s one thing you can count on from Democrats, it’s that they will say and do the most deceitful things possible to further widen the racial divide. This in spite of their stated desire for “unity” and “harmony” and what not.

There is no better current example of this than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate who has been enjoying a slow but steady rise in presidential polling since May. She was in New Hampshire on Wednesday campaigning, and was asked about a controversial tweet she posted on the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown last Friday.

To recap, here’s what she tweeted:

Not only did she get fact checked on her false claim by veteran journalist Brit Hume at the time, but after his prodding, three different websites took both her and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to task that following Monday for essentially tweeting the same thing.

Both the Washington Post and FactCheck.org put out pieces on Warren’s and Harris’s tweets, noting their claims were not true:

“Harris, Warren Wrong About Brown Shooting,” read a headline Monday from the non-profit website factcheck.org.

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Monday also awarded both senators four pinocchios over their claims.

[…]

… the fact-checkers said the evidence in the case contradicts the comments by Harris and Warren: Three months after the shooting, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. And in March of 2015, a report released by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice found that Officer Darren Wilson most likely had reason to fear for his life and did not break the law when shooting Brown.

Even Vox.com, which is more openly left-wing than the Washington Post and FactCheck.org, wrote that Harris’s and Warren’s tweets about Brown were false, concluding:

Five years after the shooting, though, major presidential campaigns are still getting the details wrong.

None of this seemed to faze Warren, who on Wednesday doubled down on her claim by taking the Politifact approach to the word “murder” by essentially saying it was more about what she meant than what she actually said:

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts faced questions from back home, where the Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Police Department described as “reckless” her tweet about the five-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in a controversial officer-involved shooting.

Warren said the police “murdered” Brown.

“What matters was a man was shot, an unarmed man, in the middle of the street, by police officers and left to die,” she said. “And I think that’s where our focus should be.”

Watch video of Warren speaking to reporters about this issue below:

Hot Air‘s John Sexton is right on the money in describing why Warren’s falsehoods on the Michael Brown shooting matter:

First of all, Officer Wilson didn’t know Brown was unarmed during their encounter. What he did know was that Brown was larger and heavier and that he had already initiated a fight with a police officer including throwing punches and grabbing for his gun.

Secondly, it’s not accurate that Brown was shot and “left to die.” The final shot that stopped Brown entered the top of his head as he was charging forward. He died instantly. Warren may have been trying to allude to the fact that Brown’s body remained in the street for several hours after his death. But that’s not the same thing as being left to die.

At least she left the racial angle out of her “amended” statement on Brown’s death, but even with that said, it’s also wrong and highly irresponsible for her to continue to perpetuate the “murder” lie. She’s smearing a police officer (Darren Wilson) who President Barack Obama’s own Justice Department concluded acted in self defense.

If Warren’s point is to highlight race issues between law enforcement and the black community, she needs to find another case to reference. The Michael Brown case, with the false narratives of “hands up, don’t shoot” and “gentle giant”, is not an example of the excessive use of police force against an unarmed black citizen she claims she wants to focus on.

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As Joe Biden Takes Time off in Delaware, David Axelrod Rips Suggestions His Campaign Events Be Scaled Back

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a community event, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

On Thursday, I wrote about reports that some of Joe Biden’s allies were growing increasingly concerned about the number of gaffes he’s made just this month alone. Some of the unnamed allies suggested his campaign consider cutting back on his public appearances to lessen the chances of him making more mistakes.

Here’s a brief recap of what else the allies were saying, via The Hill:

Biden has a tendency to make the blunders late in the day, his allies say, particularly after a long swing on the road, like he had last week in Iowa. They say something needs to be done to give the candidate more down time as the campaign intensifies in the fall.

“He needs to be a strong force on the campaign trail, but he also has to pace himself,” said one ally who has talked to members of the campaign team and others in the broader Biden World about how to move forward.

The ally said it was unclear whether the campaign would make any changes to Biden’s schedule, particularly because Biden was criticized recently for not doing as many events as his Democratic rivals.

Campaign officials for Biden have grasped on to the “Joe being Joe” excuse in recent days in attempting to explain away his gaffes, and have accused the mainstream media of essentially making something out of nothing. One top Biden adviser told CNN this was a “press narrative, not a voter narrative.”

Biden’s press secretary T.J. Ducklo also took a swipe at media coverage of Biden’s flubs earlier this week:

President Barack Obama’s senior adviser David Axelrod, who is not shy about weighing in on the Democratic presidential race, on Thursday ripped suggestions that Biden’s schedule load be lightened to avoid the possibility he’d commit another embarrassing flub:

The Biden campaign’s agitation with the press over their focus on his gaffes, and the reports about the advice some allies are giving the campaign about thinning out Biden’s schedule come at a time when the candidate himself is vacationing in his home state of Delaware:

It’s unclear whether Biden’s vacation was scheduled in advance or if it was a decision hastily made in the aftermath of all of the gaffes his made over the last several weeks.

A couple of months ago, President Trump insinuated there might be a more troubling reason why Axelrod’s former boss President Obama was not outright endorsing his former veep for President that went beyond merely not wanting to show favoritism before the primaries even started.

Trump told reporters last week when asked about Biden that he believed the Democratic frontrunner was “not playing with a full deck.” The President told a crowd of supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire Thursday that he would never be able to get away with scaling back his appearances. “If I ever did that it would be over. The fake news would get us.”

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Beto Can’t Abandon His Pursuit of 2020, Because Anything Less Wouldn’t be ‘Good Enough’ for You. Just Ask Him

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Some have called for Beto O’Rourke to drop out of the presidential race.

That may not be a bad idea, given the following cocktail of caca:

Beto O’Rourke Assigns Blame For The El Paso Shooting

Communist Revolutionary: Privileged Millionaire Beto Vows To Destroy America’s Wealth & Privilege

Sister Of El Paso Victims Pleads With ‘Pure Evil’ Democrats To Stop Shamefully Using Their Deaths To Assault The President

Beto Tweets Condemnation To A President Who Doesn’t Exist & Continues His Vapid Contribution To The Politics Of Nothingness

And perhaps most bizarre:

Beto’s Latest Presidential Move – By Way Of Video – Is Absolutely Hilarious & Enormously Pitiful

But wait — there’s more: They’re calling him back to Texas, to shoot for becoming a big-time congressman.


As previously covered by RedState writer Brandon Morse, The Houston Chronicle serenaded the skateboarder:

Beto, if you’re listening: Come home. Drop out of the race for president and come back to Texas to run for senator. The chances of you winning the race you’re in now are vanishingly small. And Texas needs you.

Beto responded to the cry for help during a campaign speech in El Paso Thursday:

“There’s some part of me — and it’s a big part of me — that wants to stay here and be with my family, and be with my community. I love El Paso. There have even been some who suggested that I stay in Texas and run for Senate.”

However, the poet who once asked readers to “wax [his] a**” and “scrub [his] b*lls” has a significant reason to say No:

“[T]hat would not be good enough for this community. That would not be good enough for El Paso. That would not be good enough for this country.”

Therefore, we deduce, the only thing that’s “good enough” for all of us is Beto O’Rourke — the guy who recently took a punishingly goofy video of himself supposedly changing a tire (here) — leading the nation.

It seems there’s a disagreement between Beto and people who aren’t Beto on just how good “good enough” has to be.

As per The Daily Wire:

Despite consistently polling below 3%, the former Texas lawmaker rejected all calls to end his campaign and instead recast himself a warrior against President Donald Trump.

Do you happen to be in the mood to read something really dumb? Just in case you are, he also said this:

“We must take the fight directly to the source of this problem, that person, who has caused this pain and placed this country in this moment of peril. And that is Donald Trump.”

Let’s go deeper:

“I want to be the leader for this country that we need right now and that we do not have. Someone who will only not tear us apart, but do everything within their power to bring us together.”

Okay…

Dear Beto:

When you say things castigating half the country by way of attacking the president they support, you can’t reasonably also claim to be someone who brings us together — that’d be because “us” includes ALL OF US, doofus.

He’s not likely to take the White House in 2020. But could he take Capitol Hill?

Would that be good enough for you?

Let us all know in the Comments section.

-ALEX

 

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Ouch: Gaffetastic Joe Biden Is Making so Many Flubs That Some Allies Want to Scale Back His Appearances

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a community event, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The fact that Joe Biden is a gaffe machine is well-known in Democratic and Republican circles alike, and in the past his allies usually laughed them off and chalked them up to just “Joe being Joe.”

But while his campaign surrogates have continued to grasp on to the “Joe being Joe” excuse in recent days after a series of high-profile flubs that happened over the course of a little over a week, some of his allies are panicking – and suggesting his appearances be cut back.

The Hill reports:

Biden has a tendency to make the blunders late in the day, his allies say, particularly after a long swing on the road, like he had last week in Iowa. They say something needs to be done to give the candidate more down time as the campaign intensifies in the fall.

“He needs to be a strong force on the campaign trail, but he also has to pace himself,” said one ally who has talked to members of the campaign team and others in the broader Biden World about how to move forward.

The ally said it was unclear whether the campaign would make any changes to Biden’s schedule, particularly because Biden was criticized recently for not doing as many events as his Democratic rivals.

[…]

Biden’s age — he’ll be 77 in November — has been seen by some as a liability ever since he launched his campaign earlier this year. While he has been billed by those around him as the most electable Democrat to take on President Trump next year, some wonder if he has the zeal to compete.

“A lot of people are nervous that he’s lost some of his mojo,” said one major Democratic donor. “They’re getting nervous about him going toe to toe with Trump. But the problem is, there doesn’t seem to be an alternative.”

Columnist Larry Elder compiled a short list of some of the gaffes Biden has made just this month:

“Those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” — Biden, Aug. 10, 2019. The Parkland shooting was a year after Biden left office.

“We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.” — Biden, Aug. 8, 2019.

“Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” — Biden, Aug. 8, 2019.

[…]

“You had people like Margaret Tha — excuse me. You had people like the former chairman and the leader of the party in Germany … Angela Merkel.” — Biden, Aug. 8, 2019, campaigning in Iowa.

Maybe some of them can be simply chalked up to Biden losing steam after a long day of campaigning, but the one about the Parkland students visiting him “when I was vice president” after the Parkland shooting is the one that stands out as the most troublesome. That’s not juts a flub, and it’s not merely a lie.

It suggests he can’t remember the dates he was vice president, and perhaps really believes that the students visited him in that capacity after the shooting. I don’t recall a mass shooting at a high school during the time he was vice president that would have precipitated a visit from some of the students in the aftermath, certainly not one he could have mixed up with the Parkland shootings.

In fact, the aggressive political activism of some of the students after the Parkland shootings happened was widely praised by the mainstream media at the time because it hadn’t been done before.

A couple of months ago, President Trump insinuated there might be a more troubling reason why President Obama was not outright endorsing his former veep for President that went beyond merely not wanting to show favoritism before the primaries even started.

After the series of gaffes committed by Biden earlier this month, CNN‘s Jake Tapper reported that even some Democrats were starting to be troubled by the former veep’s error-prone nature:

If Biden continues his gaffe streak, more people including Democrats are going to be openly speculating as to just what that “something else” might be.

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Their Rules: Stacey Abrams Shouldn’t Be Considered a VP Candidate Because She Can’t Get Over 2018 (Video)

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Failed 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) has been in the news a lot recently.

As Red State‘s Sarah Lee wrote on Monday, Abrams is still claiming the election she lost to Brian Kemp was “stolen.” She also announced this week that she will not be running for president in 2020 and instead will focus her efforts on combatting alleged voter suppression.

On top of that, she told the New York Times that she would “be honored to be considered” for vice president by any of the Democratic presidential contenders, even though back in March she ruled out a potential Biden/Abrams ticket, suggesting she didn’t want to play second fiddle to anyone.

Now we all know it has been standard procedure ever since her election was “stolen” for Democrats and fake “conservatives” to treat Ms. Abrams with the most utmost reverence, but by the standards they wanted to hold candidate Donald Trump to in 2016 she should not be eligible for consideration as a vice presidential nominee.

Democrats and their media enablers repeatedly suggested that Trump saying he wasn’t sure he’d accept the results of the 2016 election was an indicator that he was a “sore loser”, a “threat to democracy.”

Candidate Clinton was one of them:

Abrams, ironically, was another:

She (as most Democrats did) changed her tune on the problematic issue of not accepting election results after the 2018 Georgia’ governor’s race, because Democrats never hold themselves to their own standards – and they know their mainstream media allies very rarely question them on it when it happens, anyway.

Since that time, just about any Democrat you can get in front of a microphone and a camera has sided with Abrams, claiming she’d be the governor of Georgia right now if it weren’t for “voter suppression” (which, by the way, is not true).

With all that in mind, the Free Beacon video mashup done earlier this year of Democrats “holding” Abrams to their (selective) standards when it comes to questioning election results is definitely worth revisiting and rewatching as Abrams attempts to increase her visibility in the coming weeks and months on the national stage:

Your rules, Democrats. Your rules.

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Shocking: Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris Actually Get Fact Checked by MSM on Their Michael Brown Lies

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Earlier this week, I wrote about longtime journalist Brit Hume taking the mainstream media and Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (CA) and Elizabeth Warren (MA) to task regarding the lies the two candidates for president tweeted Friday about the 5 year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

Here’s what Warren and Harris tweeted that set Hume off:

President Obama’s own Justice Department concluded that Brown was not “murdered” by Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson. The alleged “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative, which was turned into a rallying cry by social justice warriors and liberal commentators alike, was also determined to be false.

Hume corrected the Senators the same day the tweets were posted, but two days later he slammed the mainstream media for not bothering to fact check them:

In a shocker of all shockers, it sounds like a few people might have been paying attention, because on Monday, both the Washington Post and FactCheck.org put out pieces on Warren’s and Harris’s tweets, noting their claims were not true:

“Harris, Warren Wrong About Brown Shooting,” read a headline Monday from the non-profit website factcheck.org.

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Monday also awarded both senators four pinocchios over their claims.

[…]

… the fact-checkers said the evidence in the case contradicts the comments by Harris and Warren: Three months after the shooting, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. And in March of 2015, a report released by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice found that Officer Darren Wilson most likely had reason to fear for his life and did not break the law when shooting Brown.

Even Vox.com, which is more openly left-wing than the Washington Post and FactCheck.org, wrote that Harris’s and Warren’s tweets about Brown were false, concluding:

Five years after the shooting, though, major presidential campaigns are still getting the details wrong.

As of this writing, neither tweet has been deleted.

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Major Shift in New Hampshire Poll Puts Sanders Ahead Of Biden

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A newly released poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) with a six point lead over his nearest competitor in the key state of New Hampshire. The Gravis Marketing poll shows Sanders at 21% in the Democrat primary and former vice president Joe Biden with 15%.

The poll shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) at 12%, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN) at 8%, Sen. Kamala Harris of (CA) at 7%, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) at 5%, and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and businessman Tom Steyer in a tie at 4%. Rep. Julian Castro (TX) and Beto O’Rourke (TX) each garnered 2% of the vote. All other candidates, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), received 1% or less.

Other polls of the state show this shift occurred in the last two weeks. The most recent Democratic debates were held on July 30th and 31st.

Fivethirtyeight.com provides a full list of polls conducted by Democratic primary pollsters during this election cycle.

Gravis Marketing president Doug Kaplan said, “It is important to note that Sen. Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic Primary in 2016. However, it is unlikely that Sen. Sanders will have a repeat of his 2016 performance in the state due to the number of candidates in the race this time.”

In the 2016 primary, Sanders received 60.2% of the vote compared to Clinton with 37.7%.

This is Gravis’ first poll of  New Hampshire primary voters in this election cycle. It was conducted between August 2nd and 6th and has a margin of error of 6.2%.

President Trump did not fare so well in head-to-head match-ups with the top candidates in the field.

The poll showed Biden defeating Trump by 53% to 40%, Sanders, 51% to 41%, Warren, 49% to 44%, Buttiegieg, 49% to 42% and Harris, 47 to 44%.

Kaplan noted that, “The last time a Republican Presidential candidate won New Hampshire’s electoral votes was in 2000. New Hampshire has always been a competitive state since 1992, however the state wasn’t as close as it was in 2016 since several presidential cycles.”

The Real Clear Politics average of national polls shows Biden holding onto a 30.8% lead, Warren with 18% and Sanders at 16.8%.

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Surprise! Democrats and the Media Label President Trump a Racist Over a Democrat-Passed Law

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FILE – In this May 25, 2010 file photo, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent walks down the aisle among shackled Mexican immigrants a boarded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter jet for deportation in the air between Chicago, Il. and Harlingen, Texas. A Homeland Security Department internal watchdog says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved millions of dollars on charter flights carrying deported immigrants to their home countries by not leaving seats empty. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

When the smartest minds in California are this ignorant of the laws…

Kamala Harris is having a tough week. She was shown to be lying over the Michael Brown anniversary, was challenged and embarrassed by a nursing-home denizen, and her campaign is struggling mightily it seems in getting donations to keep it afloat. Now she has weighed in on another Trump proposal, and it only adds to her dysphoria.

The latest policy initiative to get the Dems in a dander is to instill a hardline restriction on the number of federal benefits immigrants can retain. It is an effort to get these residents off of government dependency and have them actually become a contributing member of the society that sought out to join. There is some confusion with the angry reactions from Democrats on the issue.

One of their prevailing arguments of late has been that immigrants are workers who actually provide net gains for the country by arriving. Now when the administration has announced they are holding firm on these built-in restrictions the Democrats are singing not only a different tune but one in a completely different genre. The new claim is immigrants will now be forced off of certain vital needs, which were previously claimed to be met with their positive-net work economic influence. It is outrage du jour.

In a mostly scathing article on the policy Think Progress detailed all of the negatives this would have on the immigrant community. The outlet quoted the National Immigration Law Center: “This news is a cruel new step toward weaponizing programs that are intended to help people by making them, instead, a means of separating families and sending immigrants and communities of color one message: you are not welcome here.”

Kamala has come forward to of course label this policy as the latest proof of Donald Trump’s racism.

California Governor Gavin Newsom has also vilified Trump over this enforcement. He invoked the need of these programs for their “basic survival”, in direct opposition to the claims they are contributing members to our society. Of course, for Newsom to say this brings up all of the lack of assistance he has been able to provide for the mounting homelessness problem sweeping his state. That is — actual citizens of this country.

All of these players — Harris, Newsom, immigration policy centers — have done one of two things here; displayed their arrogant ignorance, or they are outright lying. Neither is a positive. What the Trump administration is doing here is not instituting some new executive order — they are merely enforcing standing immigration law. This particular legislation has been made to see to it that those arriving to this country are doing so with the goal of assimilation and contribution.

And this has been the case for decades. Harris and Newsom are displaying rampant obliviousness about something that was passed in 1996, signed into law by William Jefferson Clinton. With Newsom this is hardly a surprise. He has shown a particular contempt for many federal guidelines on immigration, from establishing sanctuary cities to refusing to work with immigration officials and vilifying ICE. Whether unaware or hostile to this law, it is right in line with his character.

For Kamala, in particular, this is a bad look. As former Attorney General of California, she should be apprised of this type of legislation. She refers to Trump being ignorant of the history, yet here she is displaying rampant ignorance about federal law, and one pertaining to her home state. For a candidate trying to lay claim to the White House this becomes just another troubling component to her campaign.

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“Absolute Whopper”: Brit Hume Takes MSM To Woodshed Over Silence On Warren’s and Harris’s Michael Brown Lies

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August 9th was the 5th anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson.

The 2014 case was one that further strained racial divisions in America, in no small part thanks to the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative pushed by Democrats, liberal commentators, and left-wing journalists that later turned out to be false.

As Bonchie wrote over the weekend, several 2020 Democratic candidates for president posted tweets on Friday noting the anniversary of Brown’s death, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Kamala Harris (CA).

In both of their tweets, Harris and Warren stated that Brown, a black teenager, had been “murdered.” In Warren’s tweet, she noted the alleged “murder” had taken place at the hands of a “white officer”:

While it’s true Wilson is white, both tweets were egregious and deserving of being challenged by the mainstream media. Especially when you consider that the conclusions President Barack Obama’s Justice Department drew were quite different. But to the surprise of almost no one, neither Senator was questioned by a member of the press regarding their revisionist history.

Former Fox News “Special Report” host and longtime journalist Brit Hume corrected Warren in particular, and in a later tweet pointed out the media’s silence on the matter:

I suspect the main reason Harris’s and Warren’s falsehoods about Wilson and Brown have gotten little to no coverage is because many of the very reporters charged with keeping politicians accountable and truthful were active participants in perpetuating the “hands up, don’t shoot” lie to begin with.

In response to the erroneous tweets from 2020 Democratic candidates on this issue, Sharyl Attkisson wrote a detailed analysis of both the case and the media’s coverage of it that is well-worth reading, especially when you consider the contemporary racially-inflammatory lies Democrats and the MSM have pushed regarding President Trump’s “very fine people” Charlottesville comments as well as his remarks on MS-13 gangs.

Attkisson’s spot-on conclusion is one you won’t see many in the mainstream media amplify for obvious reasons:

Ferguson, based on the findings of the Obama Justice Department, isn’t an example of bad policing run amok or racism. It’s a tragic case of media malpractice ruining the life of a police officer who was found to have done nothing other than defend himself.

Indeed. Unfortunately, that malpractice the media and Democrats alike routinely engage in on these issues shows no signs of letting up.

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