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Hillary Carping About Ukraine Meddling for Trump is the Height of Political Audacity After that Nation Aided Her Campaign

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The woman complaining today was a beneficiary of Ukrainian collusion in 2016.

As Bonchie has detailed the Trump/Ukraine hysterics are beginning to unravel like a sweater in a Soviet-bloc department store. Turns out there was no such forcible deal being provoked by the President, and in fact, it looks like a case of sheer desperate distraction by the press/Democrats.

What was initially accused as being a setup to “fix” the upcoming 2020 election by compelling the Ukraine to look into Biden for political oppo-research has instead become an investigation into things that transpired in the last election. As a form of distraction the press has been alluding to conspiracies going forward when in fact the issue was about looking backward. And Hillary has tripped over her own tongue.

In what has become standard practice within the media in the Trump era a brash story is announced and many leftist opponents respond with over-the-top outrage. Then, once the actual details of the story become known, it dies a quick but very silent death. (The recent Brett Kavanaugh hysterics were the latest example.) Yet everyone remembers the outrage and that echoes onward. Hillary Clinton was an active participant in this media 2-step hoedown yesterday, and she really should have known better.

Hillary has claimed that what transpired was the Trump administration attempting to leverage the Ukraine authorities into providing dirt on Joe Biden, for the purpose of aiding his reelection efforts next year. Hillary sent out a tweet declaring, “The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again.”

There are two monumental problems with Clinton chirping about this incident.

First, John Solomon last night provided something the press has been steadfast in avoiding — details, and facts. In defiance of the hysterical news reports (many which resorted to qualifying phrases such as “if true”) it turns out that this summer it was the State Department that asked the administration to meet with Ukrainian authorities. The reason? To help the new Ukrainian President develop relations, as they looked into possible issues emanating from the Obama administration. It had nothing to do with the 2020 election, outside of whether results will impact things in the future.

Of course, this will be memory-holed, given that this came out in the document-dump vortex of late Friday and it completely disrupts their anti-Trump narrative. The press will avoid this story like audiences avoid John Travolta films. The second issue with Hillary? It was her, and her campaign, and the DNC that was in coordination with the Ukrainians during the 2016 election.

Recall the name Alexandra Chalupa? She was a Ukranian-American consultant to the DNC. She coordinated with the Democrats and the Ukranian embassy to feed information about Paul Manafort to the media, in the effort to derail the Trump campaign. And, small reminder, this was all inspired by the Steele dossier, created through Fusion GPS at the behest of Hillary’s lawyers, and the DNC.

So for Hillary to now come forward and talk of foreign powers helping campaigns — specifically Ukraine — is as brazen a move as there is. However, once you consider the way the press had completely avoided this aspect of the election, all while screeching how inappropriate Trump’s disproven connection to Russia had been, you can understand her confidence she would not be held accountable for these words either.

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WATCH: Australian Broadcaster Takes Down the Spoiled Climate Protesting Students In Epic Fashion

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Alan Jones, an Australian broadcaster for Sky News had some choice words for students taking part in the climate protests that occurred on Friday, which featured these students ditching school in order to push the “we’re all going to die” narrative so beloved by the church of climate change.

Jones had a harsh reality check for these students, who he noted demand better action by people and government in the name of saving the environment (Jones calls it a “hoax”) while they themselves refuse to give up their own cushy lifestyles. His words came in the form of a letter which Jones said he might send to Al Gore.

“It says this: To all the school kids going on strike for climate change, you’re the first generation who have required air conditioning in every room. You want TV in every room, and your classes are all computerized. You spend all day and night on electronic devices,” said Jones

“More than ever, you don’t walk or ride bikes to school,” he continued, “but you arrive in caravans of private cars that choke suburban roads and worsen rush hour traffic.”

“You’re the biggest consumer of manufactured goods ever, and update perfectly good expensive luxury items to stay trendy,” said Jones. “Your entertainment comes from electric devices. Furthermore, the people driving your protests are the same people who insist on artificially inflating the population growth through immigration which increases the need for energy, manufacturing and transport.”

“The more people we have, the more forest and bushland we clear, the more of the environment that’s destroyed” continued Jones.

It was here that the letter writer proposed a solution, and Jones read it with clear satisfaction.

“How about this,” said Jones, “tell your teacher to turn off the air-con, walk or ride to school, switch off your devices and read a book, make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured fast food.”

“But none of this will happen because, the piece says, you’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in western luxury and unprecedented quality of life. The piece ends by saying wake up, grow up, and shut up  until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.”

I wish I could inject that letter into my veins.

As harsh as the letter that Jones read sounds, it’s brutally honest. Many of these kids so hyped about climate change likely don’t know half the science surrounding it that they think they do. The reason behind this is because those teaching them this are borderline militant about what kind of information these kids can and can’t learn. Any talk to the contrary is usually shouted down and dismissed as stupid or ignorant.

The truth is as Jones read, however. They want to complain about how people are messing up the environment as they themselves mess it up and refuse to change their lifestyles in order to fix it. One moment without their phone is enough to induce panic for some people, and keeping it charged requires electricity from an outlet that is generated by a coal-burning plant. We could easily switch to nuclear to keep the environment clean, but for some reason, these climate activists won’t give the cleanest energy source on the planet the time of day.

It makes all the outrage ring rather hollow.

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How Does the Future Look? Here’s a Small Reason to Find Hope in Tomorrow, and a Reminder of What Hope Can Be

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Where is America headed?

For the answer, some look to Washington.

But I say, if you want to behold the future, turn on your TV. Switch on the radio.

What messages do you hear? What world do you see?

That is our tomorrow. And tomorrow looks bleak.

But there are spots of light; reasons for hope.

Perhaps this is one.

Recently, pop star Justin Bieber has been sharing prayers from Pastor Judah Smith. Sharing, that is, with his 119 million followers on Instagram.

Judah is the leader of megachurch Churchome, which has congregations in Seattle and LA.

The minister voices the prayers himself.

Below is an example, with Justin’s caption, “Here’s a guided prayer. When you have a quiet moment get into a comfortable position and listen.”

Justin adds, “They have really been helping me and thought I would share.”

The pastor reads a portion of the 23rd Psalm.

Here’s another:

 

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This is a guided prayer. Find a comfortable position and enjoy this experience

A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Sep 18, 2019 at 3:16pm PDT

Judah speaks to a Higher Power:

“God, you’re greater than my fear. God, I know that you’re in control…God, I thank you that I am your child and you watch over me because you are my father…”

Disney star Kyle Massey, from the show That’s So Raven, commented on the meditation about fear, “I hope everyone is listening to this entire thing like I am. This is powerful.”

As reported by Fox News, Justin recently led worship at the church’s Los Angeles location.

I can’t imaging living in his shoes…the offerings of the world have surely been debilitating. But I believe he’s a young man who wants to do right. Wants to do good. Wants to be a reason for hope.

Judah had something perhaps surprising to say about the singer:

“Justin Bieber has taught me far more than I could ever teach him about what it means to grow and walk in humility and be someone who really wants to follow Jesus.”

The future is a scary place. But Judah has a suggestion:

“Fear is such a dominant part of people’s everyday life. … [I] believe that we can find reprieve, and rest, and even ease our fear, as we put our focus and our trust in God.”

Perhaps that can help you. And me. And the world. Today. For a better tomorrow.

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Vice Magazine Writer ‘Hopes That Terrible Men Like Jeffrey Epstein and Brett Kavanaugh Will Ultimately Get What They Deserve’

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Vice Magazine published an article about the life and death of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a sex worker who was found guilty of killing seven clients between 1989 and 1990. She claimed she had shot these men in self-defense.

After spending ten years on death row Wuornos died by lethal injection in 2002. She has become a cult hero to some, including rap star Cardi B, who featured her photograph on a single she released in May. According to the author, Sofia Barret-Ibarria, “to her fans, Wuornos’s story offers a powerful example of a survivor who defies the respectability politics of victimhood.”

Writer Mark Hemingway read this article as it was originally published (paragraph below). Barret-Ibarria equates Justice Brett Kavanaugh to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and “countless others.” She hopes they “will ultimately get what they deserve.” That is to say, they deserve to be shot to death by a serial killer.

As reports of powerful men who abuse vulnerable women continue to surface, it’s hard to deny that survivors are craving stories of revenge—stories where victims not only live to survive the abuse, but fight back. “I think part of her appeal to me personally, in this cultural moment, is that Aileen Wuornos was a woman that men feared,” said Bailey. Wournos story offers hope that terrible men like Jeffrey Epstein, Brett Kavanaugh and countless others will ultimately get what they deserve. “A prostitute hunting men instead of being hunted is a deeply comforting story.”

Hemingway rightly points out in the tweet below that “the author is saying Brett Kavanaugh DESERVES TO BE MURDERED BY A SERIAL KILLER?!…Were all the responsible editors left in journalism killed in a purge night or something.”

The emphasized sentence was changed after it was widely criticized.

As reports of powerful men who abuse vulnerable women continue to surface, it’s hard to deny that survivors are craving stories of revenge—stories where victims not only live to survive the abuse, but fight back. “I think part of her appeal to me personally, in this cultural moment, is that Aileen Wuornos was a woman that men feared,” said Bailey. At a time when we are constantly inundated with stories like that of Jeffrey Epstein and Brett Kavanaugh, her story is an example of men facing repercussions for their actions. “A prostitute hunting men instead of being hunted is a deeply comforting story.”

Although the revised sentence no longer implies that Kavanaugh deserves to be murdered by a serial killer, she still includes him in the same category as Epstein.

I am not a lawyer, but it would seem to me that some of the language used by liberal writers and commentators in their coverage of Justice Kavanaugh meets the legal criteria for libel. I realize that Kavanaugh is a public figure and the bar is set higher than if he were a private citizen. He is also a conservative, so the bar goes higher still.

Justice Kavanaugh has not been convicted of a crime. He is the victim of the most vicious character assassination campaign in U.S. political history.

At some point, those who peddle fake news must pay a price for it.

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Flyers Stating “Islam Is Right About Women” Cause Media to Have a Narrative Crisis

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Islam isn’t particularly known for its fairness to women. In fact, it’s well known to be a society that treats them a second class and below, forbidding them to learn basic things such as reading and math. They’re used more like servants and breeding stock in many Islam dominated countries and are punished severely for violating any of the strict Sharia laws set for them.

This is a fact that is typically overlooked by a lot of the left, especially feminists. When it comes to Islam’s treatment of women, you’ll find many a blind eye among the social justice warriors who often go so far as to defend Islam as the “religion of peace” the left claims it is.

So when flyers began going up around Winchester, Massachusetts, that stated “Islam is right about women,” the outrage was present, but nobody wanted to say why.

According to WHDH-TV a woman discovered the flyers around the town and became “fearful.” She immediately took them down where she found them and alerted police, who then found five more around the town. Most interestingly is how the report was framed:

Anita Davison told 7NEWS that she was walking her child to school on Wednesday when saw the concerning flyers struck to street signs near the town’s center.

Davison says she was alarmed by the sight of the flyers and immediately ripped them down.

“Political climate at the moment, and all the things happening around the world, it just puts a little fear in you,” she said.

After Davison brought two flyers to the Winchester Police Department, officers went out and found eight more, including one that was posted outside of an elementary school.

Some residents say they think the signs refer to strict laws applied to women.

“Some residents say they think,” says the report.

The police of Winchester even called the flyers “not of a threatening nature,” which, if you’re a woman, would likely be a statement you’d disagree with. I also found it interesting that the station decided to include that little factoid.

The entire reason this is a story in the first place is that everyone knows exactly what the message entails and that the fear it inspires in women is legitimate. Even so, the media doesn’t want to go into these strict laws or where they originate from despite the subject being right in the flyer they’re reporting on.

It’s unclear if an Islamic faithful posted these, or if it’s a clever attempt at someone forcing people to face an inconvenient reality. Either way, the conversation is worth having.

What’s more, it’s worth honestly reporting about.

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Watch: Anti-Trump Veterans Group Says Dan Crenshaw “Hid” From Their Questions, but Video Tells Different Story

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An anti-Trump veterans group called “Common Defense” posted video to their Twitter account Thursday of two men described as combat veterans aggressively following Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) to an elevator while questioning his support for President Trump.

The group, which bills itself as “the country’s only veteran-led grassroots organization committed to engaging, training and mobilizing veterans to elect accountable leaders and promote progressive values in 2020 and beyond”, is in favor of impeaching the President. Crenshaw, a wounded war veteran who served multiple tours in Afghanistan, is not.

In a teaser they published along with the video, the group states “GOP Rep @DanCrenshawTX hid in an elevator today when combat vets confronted him about his support for Donald Trump.” Watch the 2+ minute video below:

“[We have confirmed] the identities of the men as U.S. Army veterans Jason Hurd, 40, and Alan Pitts, 36, a Purple Heart recipient,” Newsweek reported.

It’s not my place to get in the middle of a “veteran vs. veteran” battle, but this video angered me for a number of reasons:

1) Crenshaw did not “hide” from anyone. The video clearly shows attempts by Crenshaw, who maintained his composure, to engage in conversation within 20 seconds of the encounter starting.

Once they made it to the elevator, Crenshaw pointed out it was a “members only” elevator. There’s a reason it’s stipulated that way for members of Congress and their staff that pretty much everyone should understand (safety and security, hello?). It had nothing to do with “hiding.”

2) As Crenshaw pointed out, they were there to make a video, not to have a dialogue. This was to promote their group, not to have a substantive back and forth. Crenshaw tried a number of times to respond to what was being said but the guy stalking him just continued to talk over him, actually questioning his commitment to his country.

3) At one point, the guy on Crenshaw’s heels says “you need to get your courage back, man.” He said this to a Navy SEAL who lost his eye in combat, and who then decided to continue to serve his country once he came home by running for Congress. I don’t think he needs a lecture on courage from anyone.

I asked people on my Twitter feed to give me their takes on what happened, and was especially interested in takes from military veterans. Here are some of the responses:

(Duke confirmed with me that he actually meant to say Crenshaw “would not owe political allegiance” to combat veterans even if he wasn’t one himself.)

Sadly, instead of doing actual journalism on this story, Newsweek decided to write about it using the very same biased take Common Defense gave:

Apologies for the typos in that last tweet. By that point I was really annoyed, not just with how Common Defense had falsely portrayed what happened, but with Newsweek treating the group’s spin as the gospel truth.

This is clearly a case of a blockbuster story not coming anywhere close to living up to the hype. The actual footage shows a far different story than how both Common Defense and Newsweek spun it. In reality, Crenshaw handled what happened in a much classier way than how others in a similar position would have.

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Report: SNL Hired the Recently Fired Racist Comedian to Appeal to Conservatives

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The controversy behind Shane Gillis, the comedian hired and then subsequently fired comedian has made the rounds around the internet, but in case you missed it, my colleague Alex Parker detailed how Gillis lost his job thanks to cancel culture once it was revealed he had said “racist” things during a podcast.

(READ: Norm Macdonald Responds To New Comedian Shane Gillis’s ‘SNL’ Firing: ‘This Means WAR’)

Now, according to an article in Variety, the claim has been made that Gillis was hired on in the first place in order to appeal to conservatives which had largely abandoned SNL thanks to its hard-left leaning stance:

According to sources, the long-running NBC comedy show and series mastermind Lorne Michaels were actively looking to cast a comedian for its new season who would appeal to more conservative viewers. This was meant to counteract the appearance of a liberal bias on the show, given that it has seen a major resurgence in popularity in recent years with Alec Baldwin regularly portraying President Donald Trump while other cast members and guest stars have played members of his administration and those in his orbit.

It should be noted that Variety does not list who these “sources” are and, as such, this story may be a false rumor altogether. However, given that a poll in March found that 61 percent of Americans don’t watch SNL, it’s probably true that Michaels is looking to attract more viewers.

Given the left’s view of the right, it wouldn’t be too far out of the realm of possibility to assume that they believe bringing someone on who has made racist remarks in the past would make right-wingers come back. Whether or not Gillis’s words were actually racist, or an observation about racist people can be made, but the point is that SNL brass thought it racist, and looked to appeal to conservatives by bringing someone on who would use this kind of edgy language.

If the story is true and that is the case, then the left has no idea what a typical conservative believes or values.

Interestingly enough, edgy humor seems to be fine with the left so long as it appeals to the left. Any slip-ups can easily be forgiven if they vote the right way. Sarah Silverman can do blackface and still have a career. While she did lose a role in a film over it, she continues to get work.

Amy Schumer also told a racist joke about how Hispanic men are rapists and yet, continues to enjoy a steady stream of success.

Perhaps Gillis will recover from this and get work, however, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

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Ted Cruz Humorously Zings Politifact With Nixon Gif After They ‘Fact Check’ His Claim They Are Owned by DNC

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In the aftermath of 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell yes” comments at last Thursday’s Democratic debate on the issue of his gun confiscation plan, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took Politifact to task on the Twitter machine for a fact check they did on him during their Senate race last year.

Here’s what Cruz wrote last Friday:

In a nutshell, in March 2018 Politifact rated as “false” a claim made in a song Cruz debuted the night of the Texas primaries which asserted that Beto “wants to take our guns”:

O’Rourke backs a ban on the future sale and possession of about 200 kinds of guns including AR-15-style rifles. But the legislation he’s cosponsoring doesn’t provide for officials to take any guns held lawfully at the time the measure becomes law.

We rate this Cruz claim False.

Fast forward to this week, where Politifact didn’t take too kindly to Cruz questioning their supposed impartiality. So of course they decided to fact check him in an effort to clear the air:

O’Rourke’s position may have changed, but that doesn’t affect the rating of our 2018 fact-check. We rate statements based on the information known at the time the statement is made.
[…]
Cruz also inaccurately called PolitiFact a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee. PolitiFact is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom that fact-checks Democrats and Republicans alike. PolitiFact Texas is run in partnership with the Austin American-Statesman, a daily newspaper. The same week Cruz called PolitiFact part of the DNC, several Democratic campaigns publicly complained that fact-checkers were giving unfair scrutiny to Democratic messaging and candidate comments.

PolitiFact seeks to present true facts, unaffected by agenda or biases. The reason we publish findings is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.

Unsurprisingly, Cruz is not backing down and has posted several more tweets since then calling their “independent” status into question:

Cruz’s whole point back when he debuted the song and now is that the slow erosion of 2nd Amendment rights is all part of a ‘step-by-step process” by Democrats to eventually take your guns away, as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) explained last week:

“When you really understand what the endgame of the left is, it’s literally mandatory buybacks or as I call it: confiscation. This is a step-by-step process for them,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told The Hill Thursday when asked about the debate over expanded background checks for firearms sales.

Not only that, but Politifact has absolutely blown it on a number of rulings they’ve posted just this year alone on claims made by and about Democrats. It doesn’t matter that they occasionally rule against the left – because the exception is not the rule here. On balance, they rule far more often in favor of Democrats than they do Republicans, and it’s not because Democrats are “more honest” than Republicans.

Lastly, Politifact really has no one else to blame but themselves for the belief they are owned by the DNC when you consider how they badly bungled their initial ruling on President Obama’s claim of “if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it.” They ended up backtracking and turning that one into their “Lie of the Year” in 2013.

Again, they’ve brought this on themselves.

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Squad Blues: AOC Stomps Feet After Pro-Life Democrat Says His Primary Opponent Is as Extreme as She Is

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Earlier this year, pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, and NARAL enthusiastically threw their support behind Marie Newman in the IL-3 Congressional race. Newman is a pro-abortion Democrat who is trying to primary out Rep. Dan Lipinski, who is one of the last pro-life Democrats in Congress.

Newman tried and failed in 2018 to unseat Lipinski, and decided to give it another go again this year. In addition to having the backing of the pro-abortion groups mentioned above, former presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) also endorsed her this election cycle – as she did in 2018.

Though Gillibrand’s endorsement and that of current Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (VT) and Elizabeth Warren (MA) are feathers in Newman’s cap, she received an endorsement this week that is even much more coveted in the fever swamps of the progressive left: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY).

The New York Times reports:

“Marie Newman is a textbook example of one of the ways that we could be better as a party — to come from a deep blue seat and to be championing all the issues we need to be championing,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview.

Of Mr. Lipinski, she said: “The fact that a deep blue seat is advocating for many parts of the Republican agenda is extremely problematic. We’re not talking about a swing state that is being forced to take tough votes.”
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“We are so proud that Marie Newman is the first Justice Democrat of this cycle to receive an endorsement from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” said Alexandra Rojas, the executive director of Justice Democrats.

Lipinski responded to the news by noting that Newman would be the equivalent of a 5th member of the Squad if she defeated him:

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Marie Newman makes crystal clear that Ms. Newman is an extreme candidate who is completely out of step with the voters of Illinois’ Third District who do not want to be represented by a fifth member of the “Squad,” Lipinski said in a statement.

“The Democratic Party — and our country — cannot afford an obstructionist “Tea Party of the Left” when we need to focus on winning this next election and passing policies that will truly help working families and all who are struggling in America today,” he said.

This fauxfended tough girl AOC bigly. She clapped back on the Twitter machine:

“Aggressive statements” – is she … serious? I’d say Lipinski kept it pretty tepid (read his full statement here) in comparison to what he could have (and perhaps should have) said about the unquestionable extremism of the Squad.

AOC’s little tantrum just proves once again how incapable she is of handling even the mildest of criticisms. I’m surprised she didn’t accuse Lipinski of inciting violence against the Squad, which as we all know by now is Standard Operating Procedure for the Queenie Quartet.

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The Left Accuses President Trump and Conservatives Of Taking Advantage Of the New York Times’s Libel Of Justice Kavanaugh

What started out as a cynical and ugly effort by the New York Times to drag the name of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through the mud…again…and to help the Democrats delegitimize the Supreme Court has blown up in their face.

Two New York Times reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, who also have a new book coming out on the Kavanaugh hearings, had an story based on that book appear in the New York Times “Sunday Review” that purported to reveal a new instance of alleged inappropriate conduct by Kavanaugh at Yale. The only problem was that in the book, the authors say that the alleged victim says she doesn’t remember it happening. Pogrebin and Kelly threw their editors under the bus during a cable television appearance saying they had included that fact in their draft of the story. By yesterday, they were reduced to blaming FoxNews.

Read all of our Kavanugh coveage.

Since the day of the first article, President Trump has been in the forefront of the effort to stuff this story deep up the backside of the New York Times.

Now the left is claiming that President Trump is [show my shocked face] milking the entire episode: Trump milks the Kavanaugh backlash.

For Team Trump, the ongoing focus on Kavanaugh is a political gift. The president and his aides are latching on to the uproar to energize conservatives about another hot-button emotional issue that resonates with the base, a move that can support GOP fundraising and ultimately bolster get-out-the-vote efforts.

“Grabbing guns and smearing Supreme Court Justices? Next the Democrats will hold up a dismembered eight-month-old fetus!” said Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president. “They are handing the election to President Trump.”

The Kavanaugh allegations continue to carry such weight because they will set the tone for the next Supreme Court vacancy and nomination process regardless of the president in office.

“This is a warning to anyone who will put their names out there for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat when it becomes vacant. This is all about Ginsburg,” said one conservative activist. “This is not going away. This ripped the scab off of what happened last summer and that is why people are so upset.”

A senior administration official rebutted this idea, however. “The White House is not concerned that the shameful episode involving The New York Times will impact the quality of future federal court appointees at any level.”

I think that any relatively sane conservative who is nominated to the Supreme Court would anticipate a vicious and unhinged campaign of character assassination that, like the attacks on Kavanaugh, are totally unmoored from reality. They have to know stuff is just going to be made up out of whole cloth and the salaciousness of the allegations used to demand further investigation. What this incident is signaling, in addition to how the nominee will be attacked, is that the President and his administration will fight back on behalf of their nominee. That will go a long way towards attracting an nominee who will be an actual conservative and not a stealth candidate like David Souter or Anthony Kennedy who made it to the Supreme Court because they really didn’t seem to believe in anything…until they showed they were actually fairly liberal.

The Times came under intense scrutiny for its Kavanaugh story, which ran as an excerpt in the book review section, because it left out a crucial detail that the woman who was allegedly harassed by Kavanaugh at a drunken Yale party has told friends she does not remember the incident, and she declined to be interviewed by Times reporters.

The newspaper also put out an insensitive tweet, since deleted, promoting the Sunday story. Both liberal and conservative activists criticized it because they said it trivialized sexual assault, misconduct and victims with its breezy tone.

I think this is another key data point in what will eventually be seen as a massive “own goal” by the New York Times. What they did wasn’t even supported by their sisters-in-arms in the liberal media. In fact, what the New York Times managed to do was shock the vestigial bit of conscience that remained in the world of professional journalism by actually lying about the facts of the story. This will not be forgotten. Between Avenatti, and Blasey Ford, and now the New York Times future allegations will face a bit of a higher bar before being accepted.

Conservatives have been in overdrive trying to elevate boogeymen out of the Times’ Kavanaugh piece. They’ve used the publication’s snafus as an opportunity to bash and try to weaken the integrity of the institution, which has published a raft of critical coverage of the Trump administration.

Very true. The New York Times and other media have completely torched their credibility with their cheap and nasty hits on an honorable man. The nation realizes what went on and they will be looking for it again in the future. It will be much easier for those of us defending President Trump’s next nomination to point back to this disgraceful incident and show how it is actually a template of behavior and not merely an unfortunate accident.

So, yes, we are milking it. And we’re milking it for all the reasons stated in the article. But you know what, if there is no lactating cow, you really can’t milk anything.

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