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A White House Correspondent Departs the Jaw-Dropping Trump Beat

WASHINGTON — Choosing a single day that epitomizes Donald J. Trump’s presidency — amid the endless tangle of jaw-dropping, reality-bending, norm-shattering days — is a fool’s errand. But for a White House correspondent departing the beat after eight years, Thursday came awfully close.

From Mr. Trump’s morning Twitter rant (asking how anyone could vote for a Democrat over “what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!”) to his social media summit (in which he praised a room of right-wing agitators for “the crap you think of”), to a news conference that ended with his merry band of provocateurs almost coming to blows with reporters, the White House finally surrendered itself to being a stage set for Mr. Trump’s greatest reality show.

It is not that real business wasn’t transacted there on Thursday. Mr. Trump went to the Rose Garden to announce his retreat, in the face of a Supreme Court ruling, from asking a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. But he upstaged his own effort to spin the defeat — by promoting actions that were underway already — with a theatrical outburst.

“Are you a citizen of the United States of America?” Mr. Trump said to reporters, sarcastically mimicking a data collector for the Census Bureau. “Oh, gee, I’m sorry, I just can’t answer that question.”

Mr. Trump took no questions either. He handed off to Attorney General William P. Barr, who profusely thanked the president for pushing to include the citizenship question on the census. After Mr. Trump stalked off the podium with Mr. Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in tow, the real show began.

Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing commentator who worked briefly in the White House and remains an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump, got into a shouting match in the Rose Garden over journalism ethics with Brian Karem, who covers the White House for Playboy magazine. Mr. Gorka had been invited to the social media gathering and was sitting near the front, while the working press took seats farther back.

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Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing commentator who worked briefly in the White House, argued with Brian Karem, a White House reporter.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

“You’re threatening me in the Rose Garden,” Mr. Gorka bellowed at Mr. Karem, who had challenged him to take it outside. “You’re not a journalist. You’re a punk.”

A chant of “Gorka! Gorka! Gorka!” broke out among the other social media activists, while Joy Villa, a singer-songwriter and Trump supporter, who was resplendent in a floor-length red, white and blue gown emblazoned with the word “Freedom,” laughed and declared, “Fake news is over!”

The fracas was filmed by James O’Keefe, who uses undercover videos to embarrass journalists and liberal political figures.

Historically, presidents have used the Rose Garden to dignify important moments. John F. Kennedy welcomed the Mercury astronauts there; Richard M. Nixon had his daughter Patricia’s wedding there. Mr. Trump is the first to turn the garden into a well-manicured mosh pit. Rather than telling his guests to watch their manners, the president scored the slugfest like a referee.

“@SebGorka Wins Big, No Contest!” he tweeted on Friday.

On Friday, Mr. Gorka was further rewarded with an interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Mr. Gorka and Mr. Karem are each, in their own way, creations of the Trump era. A national security analyst with a specialty in Islamic extremism, Mr. Gorka labored on the fringes of Washington until he was hired to work with Mr. Trump’s former strategist, Stephen K. Bannon. He left the White House in August 2017, part of a housecleaning ordered by the former chief of staff, John F. Kelly.

On his radio show the day before he was invited to the White House, Mr. Gorka declared that the members of the world-champion United States women’s national soccer team “want to destroy everything that is wholesome in our country and in our Judeo-Christian civilization.”

Mr. Karem was until recently the executive editor of The Montgomery County Sentinel, a chain of newspapers in Rockville, Md. He separated himself from the jostling scrum of reporters at the White House daily briefing in June 2017 by confronting the former press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, after she unleashed a lengthy attack on the credibility of the news media.

Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Trump’s eldest son, and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a senior Trump campaign adviser, in the Rose Garden on Thursday.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

“What you just did is inflammatory for people all over the country who look at it and say, ‘See, once again the president is right and everybody else out there is fake media,’” he declared.

To judge by Thursday’s events, Mr. Trump has decided that inflammatory attacks on the news media are the best way to position himself for re-election. At the meeting with social media activists, Mr. Trump laid out a strategy of using the media as a foil while going around it to deliver any genuine news.

At times, it seemed, the news itself was less important than the drama of delivering it. Mr. Trump recalled how he electrified the world last March by tweeting that the United States would recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the long-disputed Golan Heights — a decision that upended decades of American policy.

“I go, ‘Watch this — boom!’” the president said. “I press it, and within two seconds, ‘We have breaking news.’”

Journalists were not the only ones surprised by the announcement. Mr. Pompeo, who was in Israel meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the time, was blindsided by it.

“It’d be a rocket ship when I put out a beauty,” Mr. Trump said of his most incendiary tweets. “Like when I said, remember I said, somebody was spying on me? That thing was like a rocket.” Mr. Trump appeared to be referring to the tweet, early in his administration, when he accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of wiretapping his phones at Trump Tower the month before the 2006 election.

The president spoke of the way the White House used to communicate as if it belonged to another age.

“You know, I used to put out, like, a press release. Right? And people would pick it up, sort of, you know. The next day, two days, they’d find it sitting on a desk,” he explained. “People don’t pick it up. It’s me, same. If I put it on social media, it’s like an explosion. Fox, CNN, crazy, MSNBC.”

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MSNBC Fears the Dank Memes of Bennie Johnson, and They’re Right To

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Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted that Thursday has been the best day of his life, and to be honest, I can’t disagree with him. It’s not everyday that two different networks simultaneously mention you in such hilarious ways that you wonder if you’ll ever laugh this hard again.

For one CNN, noted that Johnson was one of the people chosen to attend a social media summit at the White House, but ended up confusing him with TPUSA founder and Director, Charlie Kirk.

While that’s kinda funny, it’s not surprising. CNN is constantly making gaffes like this, and I’m don’t expect one of the worst performing cable news networks to get things right the majority of the time anyway.

No, the most hilarious part came when MSNBC singled out Johnson over fears that he may share some of his — and this is not a joke — “dank memes” with President Donald Trump.

This is a real life thing that happened…in the real world…on an actual news channel. Watch for yourself.

Why would the left fear Johnson handing “dank meme” ideas to the President.

Because the left can’t meme.

In the age of the internet where a person’s attention span makes an ant look large, memes are one of the most effective ways to make a point, tell a joke, or expose an inconvenient truth. The latter two are things the left typically tries to avoid by keeping everything as politically correct and/or nebulous as possible.

You’ll often notice comedy is under attack by the left, even to the point where well established comedians like Jerry Seinfeld becomes very choosy as to where he performs for fear of upsetting social justice leftists on campus, and humor is one of the best ways to expose a truth that many in our society tend to try to cover up in its quest for political correctness.

Because of this, the left fails to make memes. When they try they come off as unfunny and even sometimes cringe-worthy. There’s not bite to them.

Here’s an example. Below is a meme currently floating around on Reddit created by the right.

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It’s simple, it’s fast, it’s hilarious. I don’t think I have to explain why.

Now here’s a meme from the left.

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There’s no joke here, and it comes off as pompous and try-hard. It reeks of the elitist attitude many leftists tend to take against their ideological opponents. In fact, I’d be perfectly convinced if someone told me this meme was created by the right to mock the left.

Johnson is known for creating viral content that wrecks left leaning narratives and, despite it being pretty funny that MSNBC actually used the term “dank memes,” their fear of Johnson — heh — isn’t actually that weird. If the President learns to communicate to the populace like Johnson does and without looking like a “hey fellow kids” meme in the process, then the left will have a serious problem on their hands.

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4th of July Ratings Fireworks for Fox News While CNN and MSNBC Went Off Like a Wet Fuse

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence and others stand as the US Army Band performs and the US Navy Blue Angels flyover at the end of an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Maybe shooting off mouths like a firecracker was a bad choice?

Last week we witnessed a great deal of contemporary distemper from the news networks. Many of the characteristics we have now accepted as norm from them came together. Derangement with the President, and avoidance of facts, and the desire to make themselves the centerpiece of the news all came together in a curious bout of illogic.

When President Trump announce the level of military presence he desired for the celebration festivities in D.C. for the 4th of July the press reacted like howler monkeys. They made all manner of imbalanced comparisons, from Russian style missle parades to tanks rolling over dissidents in Tiananmen Square. All that, over the desire to include the military in a celebration.

In a wholly unneeded response the news came from the news networks that they were making the decision to not broadcast the celebration, in response to…well that part was a touch unclear. But the news nets, apart from Fox News, all declared they would not show what they deemed to be “Trump’s Military Parade”. While may in journalism circles and across social media loudly applauded the decision Fox News quietly turned around and pumped its fist.

And it was for good reason. The ratings for the event have come in and to little surprise Fox News dominated the day. Not just dominated; it trounced the virtue-signaling competition. As the network covered the day’s events the measured audience in the 6:30-7:30 segment was massive. Fox enjoyed an audience of 4.65 million viewers. The numbers were especially stark for a number of metrics.

For one, that number nearly tripled the combined total from both CNN and MSNBC in that segment. CNN relented only slightly, and showed some of President Trump’s speech, while MSNBC was obstinate and played re-run content. They saw an audience of just 1.5 million, and 374,000 respectively.

That 4.65 million figure for Fox was not just huge, but historic. It held onto a large audience at a time when there is actually a downfall during the holiday. Instead Fox saw a continued audience surge through the night, experience an average of well over 2 million viewers, matching its usual audience in that slot. That means Thursday was setting a primetime record for the network on the July 4th holiday.

This means that as the competitors were petulant with a “That’ll show him” attitude, Fox decided to show the event, and it reaped the rewards in the process.

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Cocaine Mitch Goes Full Savage After Being Questioned About His Ancestors Owning Slaves

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I don’t know who Mitch McConnell hired a few years ago to revamp his social media presence and coach up his wit in public, but that person deserves a massive raise. McConnell has went from being despised by the voters of his own party to enjoying a cult following as the grim reaper and a cocaine kingpin. That’s impressive, I don’t care who you are.

In response, Democrats have of course turned up their hatred for the Senate Majority Leader to eleven and with McConnell garnering an opponent for the 2020 election, NBC News wrote one of the most garbage hit pieces you’ll see emanate from the liberal press.

RedState Contributor Sister Toldjah covered the details of that earlier today so make sure you go read about that here. The short of it is that McConnell’s great-great grandfather owned slaves and McConnell opposes reparations, therefore NBC thinks they’ve got a news story. Why Mitch McConnell is responsible for what his great-great grandfather did isn’t clear, but it’s 2019 and intellectually honesty in the media no longer exists.

Instead of brushing such a dumpster fire of a story aside, other media outlets ran with the scoop. One reporter thought she had McConnell pinned down when asking him about the report.

His response was absolute gold.

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Do not screw with this man.

To turn that around by throwing Barack Obama’s family history right back in their face is absolutely brilliant. It leaves the media absolutely nowhere to go. What are they going to do? Condemn the former President’s genealogy of slave owners?

Of course they aren’t, nor should they. This entire thing is ridiculous and McConnell’s answer perfectly points out the absurdity. He is not responsible for the sins of his forefathers anymore than a hypothetical granddaughter of a rapist is responsible for her grandfather’s crimes. We are all individuals and there’s no logic in holding someone accountable for a family member’s actions before they were even born.

I’ll end by noting that if the media want to play this game, Kamala Harris’ ancestors also owned slaves. Is NBC News going to be doing any deep dives into that or nah?

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Democrats Find a Candidate to Set Money On Fire Running Against Mitch McConnell

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Amy McGrath, right, with her husband, Erik Henderson, waves to supporters after being elected as the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Democrats have found their woman in Kentucky. Amy McGrath, who managed to lose the most winnable swing seat in the state in 2018 during an election that heavily favored Democrats, is going to challenge Mitch McConnell.

This of course has the media salivating. MSNBC even did a coordinated roll out, including a hit piece about McConnell’s ancestors owning slaves and a softball Morning Joe interview today. They aren’t even trying to hide that they are a campaign arm of the Democratic party at this point.

Here’s “journalist” Kasey Hunt fangirling over the news.

I’ll go ahead and spoil things. This is not going to be a “blockbuster” race.

This is a state that Trump won by 30% in 2016. Even in 2014, McConnell vanquished a much stronger candidate by 15 points. The difference between 2014 and 2020 is that Republicans actually like Mitch McConnell now, both because he’s shown backbone in major battles under Trump and because his social media team have managed to make him far more likable. If anything, he’s in a better position today than he was in his last election.

McConnell’s team is already hitting McGrath on her numerous weaknesses.

McGrath is just an awful candidate to run against McConnell. You don’t win statewide in Kentucky by saying you are the “most progressive person” in the state. That’s going to haunt her in a largely Republican state running against the Senate Majority Leader who’s suddenly earned a positive following, even the anti-establishment, conservative right.

The Beto O’Rourke comparison is spot-on, except the beat down will be much worse in the end. The media are going to pump this race, paint McGrath as historic figure, and present a narrative that McConnell isn’t going to actually beat her by double digits. In the end, it won’t be close and Democrats will set lots of money on fire to lose an already solidly red seat.

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MSNBC: With His Dictator-Style Parade, Donald Trump Turned the 4th of July Into Something Divisive & Vile

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[Screenshot from MSNBC, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMMlDmIIzwY]

 

On July 3rd, RedState’s Bonchie covered an MSNBC contributor comparing the American flag to a swastika.

These antics aren’t a whole lot more boss.

So how’d the Microsoft/NBC news network react to the 4th of July extravaganza on the National Mall Thursday, which sported some tanks?

(By the way, the 4th of July is a celebration of the nation’s hard-won independence, which was accomplished by war).

Well, they responded as if Hitler had descended upon the District of Columbia.

Here’s a bit of how the event looked:



During The 11th Hour, the partisan peacock got off to a great start by rooting their segment in a bit o’ this: “WAPO: Trump Ignores Norms That Keep Military Out of Partisan Issues.”

Huh??

Might it make more sense to say, “WAPO Ignores Norms That Keep Partisan Issues Out of Military”?

Or out of Independence Day?

Ali Velshi began with this knee slappin’ prod to retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey:

“What’s the circumstance, General? I’m curious. Because countries like France do hold these types of demonstrations. Obviously, we associate them more with military dictatorships.”

Nice. Reeeal nice opener.


Then Ali pushed out a question I’m still trying to figure out. Who would ask this? It’s a beaut:

“What is the right way in which we can appreciate these remarkable machines and these airplanes?”

The “right way”??

Then he followed with, “Nobody likes an air show more than I do.”

Doesn’t sound like it.

The host inquired:

“What’s the way in which this gets done without politicization?”

Uhhh…the way in which it gets done without politicization is that it happens and you don’t politicize it…with this segment and those questions.

The general seemed to go with the military dictatorship thing:

“Well, I think most of it — we’ve gotta focus on the fact that it’s Mr. Trump. That’s the problem.’

Oh — that’s the problem.

“He’s turning it into a narcissistic kind of display of his own purpose.”

Are they talking about a parade in Washington or in North Korea?

I invite you all to crack the code here…

Take it away, Barry:

“Around the country, routinely, there are air shows all over the United States, all year. … So displaying and letting the American people see their armed forces and its equipment is entirely legitimate. We just don’t want it used divisively, particularly on the 4th of July.”

How was it “used divisively”?

This is a supremely dumb attempt at sleight of hand: State that something is divisive — which is to say, be divisive. Accuse the other side of being divisive because you don’t agree with the thing that you called divisive because you didn’t agree.

More from Barry:

“Washington D.C. loves that day. It’s just a tremendous ceremony. Now, it’s gonna be another vile political fight.”

So there ya have it, folks — with a military parade celebrating a country-founding military victory of sorts, Donald Trump turned a lovable holiday into something vile.

“Donald Trump’s Using The Military And Making July 4th A Vile Political Fight” — that was MSNBC’s own headline on YouTube.

Some in the media have claimed the President made the celebration all about himself.

But who made it all about Trump — Trump, or goofballs claiming Trump made it all about Trump?

Witness more goofiness in the video below, along with a great tribute to America’s history of military parades.

-ALEX

 

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AOC Spends Her 4th Of July Attacking America – Does It Serve As A Broader Sign Of The Times?

A Cinematic Tribute Reminds Us How Tough We Were – America’s Liberty Was Won & Preserved Amid The Ugliness Of War

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The Collective Freak Out Over Trump and the Fourth of July Celebration Continues Apace

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Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

What do anti-Trump partisans do when the Mueller investigation comes up empty, the economy is good, and the Democrats have gone fully insane?

Collectively freak out over the President adding some things to Washington D.C.’s annual Fourth of July festivities, of course. He’s even going to honor the military and have some tank displays, so you know there’s real evil at play.

As streiff wrote earlier today, Joy Reid decided to opine on her show that Trump is actually doing all this to threaten the #resistance and show his disdain for democracy, because that’s where our discourse is at this point. It couldn’t possibly be because tanks are cool to look at and honoring the military as the protectors of our independence makes sense. No, it’s because Trump is about to declare himself dictator and destroy our republic.

The hot takes weren’t just relegated to low-rated weekend shows on MSNBC though.

Here’s a sampling of some of the gnashing of teeth.

There’s something funny about full grown men wetting their pants at the mere site of military hardware. Someone make sure these guys never make it to an air show or they might spaz out and die on the spot. If they are feeling dangerous though, one of the best military air shows in the world happens right outside of D.C. on Joint Base Andrews.

Contrary to the narrative being spun, this is not anywhere close to the first time tanks have been used in parades on the National Mall. It’s happened numerous times, including after Desert Storm.

Here’s some dude from the CATO Institute, because of course that’s where he’s from.

I’m not even sure what this is supposed to mean. Are the tanks going to secure the Capitol and kick Nancy Pelosi out? Is this the beginning of a military coup, where a few lone Abrams and Bradleys manage to takeover the entire government? I don’t even think Olson knows what he’s actually saying, but it sure sounded good when he typed it.

Meanwhile, CNN and The Washington Post are doing what they do.

Yes, it’s Donald Trump that’s dividing us over the Fourth of July. It’s certainly not liberals who are currently rallying against (checks notes)…the Betsy Ross flag.

Which military chiefs would those be? We don’t know because CNN is quoting a single, third hand source. That’s journalism in 2019. If it fits a narrative, it’s fit to print.

This entire thing is just ridiculous. Trump is not a dictator, this is not Tienanmen Square, and Joy Reid will still be on the air next week. It’s a parade and some fireworks. A few armored vehicles will be there to take selfies with. When this is what people are getting outraged about, you know things are otherwise going really, really well in this country.

Want proof of how dumb this controversy is? Even David French is dragging people over it.

If Trump wins in 2020, his first order as President re-elect should be to have tanks at his inauguration. The sheer troll factor alone will be worth it.

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Took a Swipe at Nikki Haley, but Donald Trump, Jr. Had the Last Laugh

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Last month, not long after the news broke that failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (AL) said he’d be taking another shot at the seat in 2020, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley weighed in on Twitter with her thoughts on the announcement:

As recent polling in Alabama indicates, Moore is pulling in a mere 13% of Republican voters. So he’s not exactly a top contender:

But inconvenient facts like that don’t matter to MSNBC‘s Chris Hayes, who (belatedly) took a swipe at Haley on Monday on the social media platform, suggesting that Moore was the face of the Republican party:

That didn’t sit well with a number of Twitter users, who pointed out that Hayes needed to work on cleaning his own backyard before he started casting stones over the fence:

Donald Trump, Jr. joined in, too, and hammered the Virginia point home:

It should be noted that Trump, Jr. opposes Moore’s candidacy like most Republicans do:

As of this writing, Hayes has not responded to Trump, Jr.’s tweet.

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HOT TAKE: Military Equipment on the National Mall Is Just Like Tiananmen Square All Over Again

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Two Bradley Fighting Vehicles are parked nearby the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ event honoring service branches on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with “Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!” for the Fourth of July. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

We may very well have hit Peak Stupid, were it possible to max out all the potential stupid generated by the left and NeverTrump.

Yesterday, the possibly lobotomized Joy Reid had this to offer:

What is the message that’s meant to be sent by the military armada that’s rolling down the streets of Paris? It’s a message to tyrants. What Bastille Day represents is the victory over the tyrannical rule, over the king. And over the attempt for the king to return. The storming of the Bastille was about victory over tyrants. What is the message when Kim Jong Un rolls tanks down the streets of his capital? The message is to democracies.

The message is to people like us, to western democracies, you better be careful because we, the unified Korean, North Korean people, will defeat you. We have nukes. Be afraid of us. So what is the message Donald Trump is trying to send by rolling tanks down Constitution Avenue? Who is that message to?

It’s certainly not to tyrants because he loves tyrants. He loves tyrants. It’s not to Putin. It’s not to Kim Jong Un, not to the Saudis. Is it to our friends, to western democracies who he doesn’t particularly like, or is it to us? Is it to the resistance in this country. I’ve got tanks. I have this military armada. The message is a threat. But it’s always a threat when you roll out your military. But it’s to whom is the threat, and I suspect that the threat is to his fellow Americans. And I hate to say that, but I think that Donald Trump styles himself a tyrant, not a defeater of tyrants.

All I can say is that given Reid’s track record of scurrilous attacks on President Trump and his family (assuming her brain wasn’t being hacked along with her website) and the fact that not only is she still alive but has a television show, he is the worst totalitarian in the history of totalitarians.

Not to be outdone, law professor Laurence Tribe, once pimped as a Supreme Court nominee, weighed in:

I don’t know were you go from here. If you think four or five tanks on the National Mall in conjunction with America’s only remaining patriotic national holiday is a foreshadowing of a military crackdown, then you need to call 9-1-1 and tell them to have a Thorazine IV ready for you in the ambulance.

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Rachel Maddow’s Ratings Haven’t Stopped Falling Yet

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is still watching her viewers burn off by thousands, continuing a trend that’s been going on since the release of the Mueller report cleared President Donald Trump of the wrongdoing she and her fellow leftist hosts swore up and down he was guilty of.

According to the latest numbers as reported by the Daily Caller, “The Rachel Maddow Show” averaged 2,450,000 viewers a night during June, which is a significant drop from 2,608,000 during the month of May. This is a long fall, especially given the fact that she used to compete with the top cable news show “Hannity” on Fox News:

Maddow’s show was the third-highest rated show on cable news behind “Hannity,” which finished first with 3,217,000 average viewers per night, and “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which finished in second place with an average of 2,841,000 average viewers per night. Both Hannity and Carlson saw an increase in viewership from the month of May, improving from 3,138,000 average viewers per night, and 2,761,000 viewers per night, respectively.

It’s pretty clear at this point that people were tuning into Maddow’s show because she was hammering home the idea that Trump really was guilty of collusion and obstruction. People were glued to their televisions after work at every claim, clue, and report that made Trump look like the criminal the left had always said he was.

Upon the news being released that he was nothing of the sort, the masses had no reason to continue watching Maddow’s program, and chunk by chunk, the public is going to find better things to watch. Meanwhile, Hannity and Tucker Carlson are only growing their audiences.

Maddow’s not alone, however. Media attendance is down across the board for many different leftist outlets, especially CNN, who is even having to close down its offices in London on top of their falling ratings.

 

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