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You Think CNN is Bad? CNN-International Might be Worse!

Have you ever wondered why the legacy media incessantly report that POTUS has “diminished America’s standing in the world” over the past two years? And of course, such reporting is “verified” by media push-polls. While there are TONS of people overseas who hold the US in high esteem, certainly there are SOME people who are influenced by the constant anti-Trump messages from US media that they see broadcast 24x7x365 from the likes of CNN International, as well as foreign media such as the BBC, for that matter.

Those Americans who’ve been overseas over the past couple of years know full well that about which I’m talking. Those who’ve not need to realize the CNN-I is carried in many if not most hotels around the world and is considered by a lot of people to be the “window into” the US. (Not by me!) You cannot believe what a HORRIBLY distorted picture is presented of America and of American policies by CNN-I! What CNN is doing in America in their all-out attack on President Trump and in the process to destroy America is mirrored in their international programming, which has changed drastically in the past 3 years from eclectic international coverage (like BBC or Al Jazeera) to 24/7 shrill anti-Trump pure outrageous propaganda. Even CNN founder Ted Turner has complained in the past about the radical incompetent hateful propaganda monster that CNN has become.

CNN founder Ted Turner criticized the network he started during an interview that is set to air on Sunday, saying that it is not balanced and is too political.

Appearing on “CBS Sunday Morning” with host Ted Koppel, Turner indicated that while he does not watch CNN much anymore and does not want to criticize, he does not agree with the direction in which the left-wing network is going. “I think they’re stickin’ with politics a little too much,” Turner said. “They’d do better to have — a more balanced — agenda.”

Read the rest here.

Watching CNN is now like listening to Josef Goebbels’ propaganda diatribes from Berlin in the 1930s. There is no pretense of unbiased journalism standards, and facts if they exist are only reported when they are twisted to serve the propaganda diatribe of overthrowing the Trump government by any means. Whatever does not suit their scripted propaganda themes simply is not reported at all (like great economic and law enforcement news!).

I’ve been watching CNN-I for the past several weeks while overseas. It’s all about impeachment and a piling on of every anti-Trump accusation made over the past two years in order to influence public opinion accordingly. These people are completely disgraceful, and they are corrupting the paltry viewership they have around the world. It’s amazing to watch the personal insults against the President that these foreign commentators relate non-stop! I have yet to see a SINGLE pro-Trump comment in all the minutes that I’ve forced myself to watch.

Given what Project Veritas has exposed about CNN’s Jeff Zucker and his blind animosity toward President Trump, IT IS OBVIOUSLY ONE BIG CENTRALLY-COORDINATED PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN!!! So ask yourself who is coordinating this 24/7/365 hate speech and sedition trying to bring down our government? Soros? The Clintons? Obama and his “non-profit” Organization for America? You’d probably be correct in naming all of these. Trump unfortunately is right when he states that the leftist media are “the enemy of the people.” It is shameful and incomprehensible what the Democrats and their paid legacy media acolytes have become; they are trying to take down and destroy America, just so they can take one-party state totalitarian control of the ruins and ashes afterward.

America has never been at greater danger, and it’s not from Russia, China, ISIS, or Al Qaida – but from the Democrats internally, including those in the legacy media like CNN-International. Fortunately, many Americans have awakened to that fact through what we have seen exposed over the past two-plus years. I pray that a majority of the American people realize this and will act against them by voting straight RED in 2020.

Ok, there are also too many corrupt Republicans in government (think Mitt Romney for starters), but at least they do not threaten to extinguish forever the constitutional freedoms and balances of the Republic the way that this new breed of Democrat socialists and communists do!

The greatest danger is inherent in the power the Democrats have to brainwash at least half of the American people by the legacy media, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and the hopelessly radicalized leftist social sciences at a majority of state and private universities all over the country. America is close to a civil war that probably will turn increasingly violent under offensive attacks from the Left across the board on all American institutions that they do not already control. That’s pretty much what Antifa is all about.

Yeah, this strayed a bit off the original topic, but think about this for a second. At least we have some perspective and direct experience in observing and dissecting legacy media and Democrat lies lately. The liars and prevaricators on CNN are easy to spot (it’s virtually all of them). Foreigners don’t generally have our experiences, and that makes propaganda outfits like CNN-I, BBC and Al Jazeera VERY effective in influencing foreign public opinion – and also reinforcing the opinions and policies of foreign elites such as those in the EU. No wonder the legacy media are able to cite foreign polls that reflect a disapproval bias against President Trump.

I’ve railed before that all federal contracts for CNN need to be rescinded, and that CNN be pulled from all US airports and public places because they are no longer a viable news source. They are complete propaganda similar to what Pravda was during the Soviet era. My advice when you travel overseas? Enjoy the sights, and keep the TV off during your trips (or at least avoid CNN-I, BBC, and Al Jazeera)!

The end.

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“Journalist” Gets Torched After Demanding Republican SCIF “Invaders” Be Investigated for Foreign Allegiances

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CREDIT: Brandon Morse, copyright RedState.com.

Nick wrote yesterday about how House Republicans who are frustrated by the secretive nature of the so-called “impeachment inquiry” process decided to stop talking about it and took action, storming the SCIF room where Schiff was conducting his show trial witness tampering witness questioning.

High drama, of course, ensued, with Schiff and Co. scurrying away with the witness while the fed up Republicans staged a sit-in, hoping to negotiate with Schiff for full access to witnesses and transcripts. Unfortunately they weren’t successful, but they did eat pretty good while in the midst of the stand-off.

One of the biggest “concerns” for Democrats and reporters who were present for the goings-on yesterday was whether or not any Republicans/Republican staffers who stormed the highly-secured area had taken any audio or video, which would be a no-no since cell phones are not allowed in the room:

One former CBS journalist in particular was enraged, and demanded serious action be take against the Republican “invaders”, including questioning them for possible foreign allegiances:

Leavitt, an “award-winning multimedia journalist” according to his Twitter bio and whose credits include CBS (though he was never an employee), got read the riot act by Twitter users:

CNN national security/legal analyst Susan Hennessey, who is no fan of Republicans, wrote a Twitter thread noting that in the scheme of things, Republicans bringing their phones into the SCIF was not really much of a “security compromise.” That probably won’t be enough for the David Leavitt types, but then again really nothing would be.

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Heh: House Republicans Who Stormed SCIF Commit the Ultimate Sin by Enjoying Chick-Fil-A During Sit-In

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Photo via Chick-Fil-A Facebook page.

Nick wrote earlier today about how House Republicans who are frustrated by the secretive nature of the so-called “impeachment inquiry” process decided to stop talking about it and took action, storming the SCIF room where Schiff was conducting his show trial witness tampering witness questioning.

The impeachment hearing was postponed shortly thereafter, while Republicans vowed to wait until they could negotiate a deal with Schiff and Co. to get full access to the hearings and transcripts.

As the Republican sit-in continued on, lunch was ordered, which included pizza for Republicans and journalists alike. Also on the menu?

A big order of Chick-fil-A sandwiches:

I know they weren’t allowed to have their phones in the room, but I would have absolutely loved to have seen a picture of the sandwich bag full of ‘hate chicken’ being passed around. Westlake Legal Group 1f609 Heh: House Republicans Who Stormed SCIF Commit the Ultimate Sin by Enjoying Chick-Fil-A During Sit-In washington D.C. Social Media Politics Media Impeachment of President Trump Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post democrats Culture Congress Allow Media Exception

As to whether or not Republicans were able to make a deal with Schiff on getting more access to impeachment-related documents, I think the answer to that is obvious. The witness questioning resumed once the Republicans who stormed Schiff’s gates had all left – which was around 3 p.m.

No word yet as to whether or not Republicans will try again on Thursday.

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Caught: NY Times Conveniently Runs Interference for Hillary Clinton in Her Battle With Tulsi Gabbard

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Hillary Clinton points to the audience as she is introduced at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 25, 2018. Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute honored Clinton with the 2018 Radcliffe Medal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Last week, Bonchie wrote about about how failed 2016 Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton told former Obama adviser David Plouffe in a podcast last week that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and 2016 Green party nominee Jill Stein were both “Russian assets.”

Prior to making that claim, Clinton also asserted that “I’m not making any predictions but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” which was a clear reference to Gabbard even though she did not mention the 2020 presidential candidate by name during the podcast.

It was widely reported Friday morning by multiple journalists on Twitter, including the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake, that the “they” Hillary referred to were the Russians. Here’s what Blake and others tweeted:

Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill was even asked about her comments to confirm it was Gabbard who she was referring to. He did:

In addition to an opinion piece on Hillary vs. Tulsi, the New York Times also published a straight news (heh) report about Clinton’s remarks and initially reported that Hillary was referring to the Russians as being the ones who were “grooming” Gabbard to be a third party candidate.

But sometime between last Friday and Tuesday, they changed their story, and now report it was “Republicans” Hillary meant, not the Russians. How do we know this? Through Merrill, in a series of tweets, the first two of which note the so-called error and correction:

Because I don’t trust anything that comes from Merrill or anyone else on Team Clinton, I searched for a transcript so I could read what she said in context. Politifact, thankfully, had it:

Plouffe: “But one of the reasons [Trump] was able to win is the third party vote.”

Clinton: “Right.”

Plouffe: “And what’s clear to me, you mentioned, you know, he’s going to just lie. … He’s going to say, whoever our nominee is, ‘will ban hamburgers and steaks and you can’t fly and infanticide’ and people believe this. So, how concerned are you about that? For me, so much of this does come down to the win number. If he has to get 49 or even 49.5 in a bunch of…”

Clinton: “He can’t do that.”

Plouffe: “…which I don’t think he can… So he’s going to try and drive the people not to vote for him but just to say, ‘you know, you can’t vote for them either.’ And that seems to be, I think, to the extent that I can define a strategy, their key strategy right now.”

Clinton: “Well, I think there’s going to be two parts and I think it’s going to be the same as 2016: ‘Don’t vote for the other guy. You don’t like me? Don’t vote for the other guy because the other guy is going to do X, Y and Z or the other guy did such terrible things and I’m going to show you in these, you know, flashing videos that appear and then disappear and they’re on the dark web, and nobody can find them, but you’re going to see them and you’re going to see that person doing these horrible things.’”

“They’re also going to do third party again. And I’m not making any predictions but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far, and that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up. Which she might not, ’cause she’s also a Russian asset.”

Plouffe: (Inaudible)

Clinton: “Yeah, she’s a Russian asset, I mean, totally.

“And so, they know they can’t win without a third party candidate and, so, I don’t know who it’s going to be it but I will guarantee you they’ll have a vigorous third party challenge in the key states that they most need it.”

Understandably, it’s hard to tell whether Hillary is talking about Trump and Republicans or the Russians when she refers to “they” because she uses the terms interchangeably often, but it simply does not make sense that Merrill confirmed Friday she was talking about Russians grooming Gabbard but then rushed to Twitter a few days later to correct the record.

In fact, the “correction” is just a little too convenient for my liking. It’s almost as though it was a coordinated effort. Considering how closely the Clinton camp monitors the media, it is not outside the realm of possibility at all that they pitched a fit to the NYT to the point the paper changed it on their behalf.

Just for purposes of discussion, let’s say Hillary Clinton really was referring to Republicans as “grooming” Gabbard.

1) It’s still highly insulting to Gabbard. Even though she doesn’t view Republicans as the enemy, she’s also a proud Democrat and by suggesting Republicans were “grooming” her to be a third party candidate means Clinton thinks Gabbard, who served her country in Iraq, would sell out her party and what she stands for in order to give Trump the advantage in the general election.

2) Plus, Clinton, who is delusional enough to think Trump and Republicans colluded with the Russians in 2016, thinks they are still “working together” now to “steal” 2020. So by saying Republicans are “grooming” Gabbard, she’s saying Gabbard is working with people who allegedly are getting assistance from a foreign country to “steal” our elections.

The “correction” the paper made does not change the despicable nature of what she said.

3) Hillary Clinton unquestionably called Gabbbard a “Russian asset.” That’s just as disgusting.

The bottom line is that Democrats including Hillary Clinton have banged the “Russia” drum since 2016. The only difference now is that she’s implicating members of her own party in some supposed new Republican scheme to steal 2020.

Someone needs to stage an intervention with her. Seriously. This is just nuts.

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A Writer for ‘Teen Vogue’ Tries to Trademark ‘Fake News’ so Trump Can’t Say it Anymore

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Teen Vogue isn’t exactly a bastion of conservatism.

If you’d like to see some credentials, the magazine aimed at young girls came under fire in 2017 when it published a tutorial on anal sex (here).

And there’ve also been these RedState peaks:

WATCH: YouTube And ‘Teen Vogue’ Attack Thanksgiving (And You)

Ghoul Alert: ‘Teen Vogue’ Instructs Young Girls On How To Get Abortions – Without Parental Consent

Teen Vogue Is Now Promoting Prostitution To Its Young Female Readers

Science: Teen Vogue Declares There Is No Such Thing As Biological Sex Because Reasons

Those are, of course, more cultural than political, but they surely leave you unsurprised that a writer for TV is less than a fan of Donald J. Trump.

And Emily Bloch has a plan: Trademark the term “fake news” so the Commander-in-Chief can’t say it anymore.

Via an article published in the teen mag Tuesday, she announced that the Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has applied for the trademark.

Here’s what Emily — who’s president of the group — had to say:

Along with several of my colleagues, we’re trying to stop Trump from calling everything he doesn’t like “fake news” in a way that even a businessman as self-obsessed as Trump can understand: trademark law. The Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists— one of America’s oldest and largest journalism advocacy groups — applied to trademark the term “fake news” with the intended goal of curbing Trump’s frequent use of it to discredit stories he doesn’t like.

She doesn’t know if she’ll be able to make the trademark happen, but she can at least inundate the White House with letters:

It’s uncertain that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will grant our request, but as long as this trademark’s pending, we’ll use this opportunity to send cease and desist letters to frequent abusers of the term — including Trump, of course. He should’ve already received our first one today.

And she’ll get people to thinkin’:

For what it’s worth, we don’t expect the trademark to get approved. No one can really trademark a generic term like “fake news,” which started being used long before Trump even took office. What we do hope is that this idea is outrageous enough to get people to stop and think about what fake news is, and what it means to them.

As for being able to trademark a “generic term,” didn’t Paris Hilton trademark “That’s hot”? And as for it having been used for a long time, Gene Simmons laid legal claim to the money bag.

Lastly, as for it leading people to a revelation, it won’t. Whatever Americans already think about “fake news,” they’re going to continue thinking it.

But Emily believes you’re all confused.

She explains in a sample letter to Trump:

Referring to factual stories that are critical of your administration as FAKE NEWS (TM pending) is indeed trademark infringement. You may not be aware, but your misuse of the term FAKE NEWS (TM pending) has greatly confused the American people and shaken their trust in the journalism that’s so vital to our democracy.”

It seems to be a hip thing when decrying The Donald to reference the preservation of democracy. That strikes me as odd, since the criticism seems to never relate to representation by vote, which, of course, is what democracy is.

Or maybe I just can’t take a joke, which is what the the letters to the President will be:

Since it’s clear Trump has no plans to stop saying “fake news,” anytime soon — just look at his recent Twitter history — I’m personally looking forward to sending letters and tweets his way anytime he violates our pending trademark.

“If you fail to comply with our request, we may pursue legal action,” we wrote in the closing of our first letter to Trump. “But of course, this is satire — which is very different than what you refer to as ‘fake news.’ It might be asking too much for you to realize the difference.”

Like recognizing the difference between trusting the media and being able to vote?

Oh, well. I wish them luck in their trademark pursuits. But there is bad news: If Trump were to stop saying it, he’d just say something different that means the same thing. It’s the meaning of the words that matter, not the words themselves.

And people don’t trust the media, not because they’re mindless goons following the syllables of their Supreme Leader, but because of what the media actually says and does.

And the media trying to keep Donald Trump from saying something bad about…the media will — guess what — only make people not trust the media.

Footshot, complete.

As for the root of the fake news problem, perhaps the source lies somewhere in the vicinity of this:


-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

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A Television Icon Laments America’s Divide, But There’s A Greater Lesson – A Forgotten One We Learned Long Ago

Beto Continues His Mad Dash For Abject Failure, Calls On Banks To Refuse Credit Card Use For 2nd Amendment Purchases

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Maxine Waters Just Proved Democrats Want Facebook to Be Their Propaganda Arm

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If you really want to know what the end game is for Democrats, I’ve always found that listening to California Rep. Maxine Waters grill someone during a congressional hearing is a good way to find out. This is the same Waters that told an oil and gas CEO that the end goal was for the government to take over their companies, after all.

In the case of the hearing featuring CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, we learned a few things. For instance, we know that Democrats don’t know what the purpose of a social media network is, but we also know what they want it to be.

Waters was asking Zuckerberg about what kind of fact-checking Facebook does when it comes to political ads. The social media CEO told Waters that they do no fact-checking themselves, and find it important to allow politicians to display their ads because they believe it is important for politicians to be heard plainly.

Waters continuously interrupted, seeming to drive the point home that Facebook does no fact-checking itself. Zuckerberg kept attempting to explain that it does occur thanks to third-party fact-checkers that activate whenever a post is flagged by the Facebook community, or by its technical systems.

Waters didn’t seem to be interested in the answers Zuckerberg was giving and cut him off to say that her time had expired.

What can this tell us?

We know that Democrats view the mainstream media as their territory, and mainstream media tends to agree. Much of what we see from major news networks tend to look more like propaganda than actual news, with an ever-present slant constantly giving the left the high ground.

It’s why ABC News attempted to pass an event at a gun range in Kentucky off as Turkey attacking Kurds in Syria after Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. military out of the region. It’s why they’ll breathlessly report on the heinous racism of a smirking high school student wearing a MAGA hat without looking for any more details.

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are some of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, with a constant stream of news and opinion floating through it thanks to its users. Left alone, this could be really bad news for Democrats, who rely on throwing out talking points in a vacuum for a narrative to thrive.

It would behoove people like Waters to ask questions that create a narrative about the nature of Facebook itself. They need to paint it as unreliable and dangerous to the public. This, in turn, does one of two things. It makes people wary of anything they may see on the platform that runs counter to their narrative, and it also sets up the possibility for government regulation with public support.

The end goal is simple. Make Facebook a publisher and not a platform. If they can do that, they can likely make a social media company another propaganda arm.

Judging by the amount of censorship, blacklisting, shadow banning, and punishing that we know occurs on social media platforms against right-leaning people already, they pretty much are publishers already. But it’s much more lucrative and less dicey for Facebook to claim platform status than admit they’re a publisher already. It results in less government oversite and intervention.

Waters wants that intervention. She and the Democrats want to drag Facebook under the control of the state so that they can then decide what is and isn’t proper conduct when it comes to news dissemination. Like she admitted to the oil companies, Waters’s goal is to have the government run the show.

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You Just Knew This Would Happen — Stores Forced to Pull “Racist” Pumpkins from Shelves

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Chalk up another move in the War Against Halloween.

Because every other problem in the New York area has been taken care of a local television has sprung into action to correct the latest social scourge. Outrage culture never rests and, in the case of Halloween, neither does it take a holiday.

In Nyack, New York a local law firm wanted to join the community and set out seasonal decorations in front of its offices. Hay bales and other Autumn items were displayed, as well as an array of pumpkins, each one with the name of a staff member. It was a quaint display that added charm to their hamlet.

Oh wait, sorry — it was a deeply troubling representation of hate and intolerance. Turns out the pumpkins were of varying colors, and a few of the jack-o-lanterns were colored black. Some residents passing by were offended by this, and as we have come to expect, this means action had to take place. And, hilariously, the local Action News team!

Once the word got out the local affiliate scrambled its crew of “journalists”. The News 12 crew raced over to confront the partners of the firm about their hateful display. They also did the only logical thing to do in such a deeply troubling situation — they calmed things down by contacting the local chapter of the NAACP. And in an effort to not make this into aa hysterical issue they issued a statement:

Wilbur Aldridge, the regional director at the NAACP, said in a statement that the pumpkin design “shows an extreme lack of sensitivity. By now I would believe everyone [would] know that anything in Blackface is offensive.”

In explaining why they felt so motivated as to place obscene obsidian gourds in front of their business one partner was apologetic, but also curious about a detail. She declared that she was very curious why these pumpkins were considered a hate crime when they were offered up for sale at a national retailer. That’s right, they had actually purchased these Uncle Tom-o-lanterns from Bed Bath & Beyond.

As this story deepened the Action 12 crew snapped into action and contacted the corporate headquarters of the store chain. And as a result of their dogged efforts the store has taken the proactive step of removing these vile objects from their stores.

So all has been corrected now, and we have returned to normal and proper holiday representations. Our pumpkins have gone back to the correct coloring expected of these seasonal objects, orange — the same color as the hateful President residing in the White House of Horrors!

(tires squeal in the parking lot of Channel 12 News)

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Video: Lindsey Graham Torches Media, Explains Why He Agrees With Trump Calling Democrat Actions “Lynching”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., pauses while speaking to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, after his meeting with President Donald Trump, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and President Trump don’t see eye to eye on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, but when it comes to House Democrats and their show trial impeachment inquiry, Graham has remained in the president’s corner.

As Streiff wrote earlier today, Democrats, the mainstream media, and even some Republicans pitched fits over Trump’s characterization of the Democratic party’s impeachment charades as a “lynching” in a tweet this morning:

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I think it’s pretty well accurate. This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president you’d be all over me right now.

Not one person has asked me [these] questions:

“What do you think about the fact that President Trump doesn’t know who his accuser is?”

“What do you think about the fact that the Republican minority cannot call witnesses, that everything’s done behind closed doors?”

I can only imagine if this were a Democratic president what you would be saying to me right now. So it shows a lot of things about our national media.

When it’s about Trump, who cares about the process, as long as you get him? So yes this is a lynching in every sense, this is un-American.

Watch Graham speak to reporters about this issue below:

Graham later clarified with a journalist that he was talking about a “political lynching” because apparently the journo actually believed he was equating the impeachment inquiry to the lynching (hanging and killing) of African-Americans that happened decades ago under Democratic rule.

I get the impression from Graham’s interviews and other various comments he’s made about what Democrats are doing regarding the impeachment process is that he’s on the verge of a Kavanaugh hearing-style smackdown of Congressional Democrats and their media enablers.

I sure hope he is, because a high-dosage reality check like that is exactly what is needed in the middle of the clown show.

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New Project Veritas Video Alleges Possible Sexual Misconduct by CNN Producer, Protection by Network

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Project Veritas has been dropping a series of videos they’ve titled “exposing CNN.”

The videos they’ve released so far have shown employees behind the scenes exposing bias against President Donald Trump and saying staffers were told to focus on impeachment by CNN President Jeff Zucker.

Some of the employees spoke about how they missed doing the news as they used to prior to being all about Trump.

One employee even spoke about how he didn’t think that this would stop until Trump was dead, which he said was “hopefully soon.”

But now the latest video shows employees revealing allegations of possible sexual misconduct by a CNN Supervising Producer for the White House and Political Unit, Steve Brusk.

The video shows Rick Saleeby, a CNN producer who Project Veritas identifies as a producer for “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” saying that he intervened when he allegedly believed Brusk was going to touch a 21 year old female employee inappropriately.

From Project Veritas:

“So, like, there is this girl that was twenty-one. She’s actually a good friend of mine. She had just gotten hired after being an intern…And she was getting…There was a going away party for a co-worker. We were all having a really good time…She was very well liked. We were getting drunk. He started like staying close to her…Arm around her.”

Saleeby went on to describe the scene with more details: “She had a skirt on. I could see the hand. I like grab her. It looked like I was being the assaulter because I grabbed her so aggressive…To keep her from him. Like go around her and go Come over here and looked at him because I could flatten him…It was like…I wouldn’t do it because then I would be the one who got fired…He would have absolutely been like ‘get in a cab with me later.’”

Saleeby says he found out later there were allegedly other accusations against Brusk.

When asked why nothing was done, Saleeby alleged Brusk was protected.

“[H]e is protected by certain people there…Value him or like him. I don’t even know, I can’t…Like other higher ups there. This is not an unusual thing in companies.”

Another employee, CNN media coordinator Nick Neville also spoke about a situation where Brusk had hired a female staffer without the job being posted, suggesting that while it was not like a “MeToo” situation, it was “hush-hush” according to the girl.

“But this other girl works pretty closely with him and he would email her, I mean, he emails all of us, but he would email and was very friendly to her, the staffer continued. “And then she just like got a job like working on his team and she was like, oh it’s hush-hush. The job was never posted anywhere. I was like, what is it? I just thought it was a little strange. Was there an agreement? What happened there?”

“Like I’m saying, that’s open knowledge, but it just kind of like goes along with what he said,” he added.

Project Veritas tried to get a response from CNN on the allegations, reaching out to Jake Tapper, Rick Saleeby, Matt Dornic (the Vice President of Communications) and Steve Brusk. The only response they mention was one from Brusk who told them to contact his PR people.

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Black Security Guard Fired From High School After Telling Student Not to Call Him the N-Word Gets Last Laugh

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Marlon Anderson. Screen grab via WFMY.

There’s good news this week for Marlon Anderson, the black security guard at a high school in Wisconsin who earlier this month lost his job after telling a combative student who was calling him the n-word to stop using the word.

The Associated Press reports:

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin school district is rehiring a black security guard after he was fired last week for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it, a union official said Monday.

Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said that the union was contacted by school officials Monday saying interim Superintendent Jane Belmore decided to rescind the firing of Marlon Anderson.

Anderson said in a Facebook post Monday afternoon, “I’m back!!” He said he learned of his rehiring while at his new job Monday.

“Thank you to the 1,000 plus students for allowing your voices to be heard and to all the people from across the globe for reaching out to my family,” Anderson said in his post.

Read Anderson’s full Facebook post below:

I'm back!! While at work today at Boys & Girls Clubs, I learned from the Madison Teachers Union President that School…

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Anderson told multiple media outlets last week that the school dismissed him after a situation involving a black student quickly became volatile:

[Marlon] Anderson told NBC News on Friday that after a black student repeatedly called him a n—–, he asked the student last week to stop.

This week, Anderson said he learned that school officials terminated his employment, citing a zero tolerance policy on the use of derogatory language by staff members.

“My understanding of the policy was white staff shouldn’t use the N-word under any circumstances,” Anderson said. “But I had no idea me being called the word and me telling the student not to call me the word would get me fired.”

Having a “zero tolerance” policy on the n-word is one thing, but enforcing it by way of firing a black man for telling a student to stop using it on him was just over the top.

Fortunately, Anderson didn’t give up on the job he loved. Not only that, but students, faculty, and the community reacted to the news he was fired by showering him with support. A local boys and girls club location even gave him a temporary job just so he could make ends meet while the appeals process with the school district ran its course.

Watch the emotional interview he did with WFMY last week on what he went through, and how he describes hearing students use the word all the time:

The Madison Metropolitan school district is reportedly reviewing their zero tolerance policy in light of this incident.

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