web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > Posts tagged "Featured Story" (Page 107)

Fake News Exposed: Washington Post Gets Busted After Attempting Bogus 9/11 Smear of NC House Republicans

Westlake Legal Group fake-news-1024x578-620x350 Fake News Exposed: Washington Post Gets Busted After Attempting Bogus 9/11 Smear of NC House Republicans Social Media roy cooper republicans Politics North Carolina News Media Mainstream Media journalism Government Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post fake news democrats Culture Allow Media Exception

As I wrote Wednesday, the New York Times got taken to the woodshed over how they initially portrayed the 18th anniversary of 9/11 as a day where “airplanes took aim” at the World Trade Center. It was an utterly shameless Ilhan Omar-esque take on the terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people after terrorists took aim at the Twin Towers by way of hijacking two planes.

Unfortunately the Times was not the only national newspaper who played fast and loose with the facts on 9/11.

The Washington Post published a report Wednesday afternoon on an incident that happened in the North Carolina state legislature involving a veto override done by House Republicans at the start of the day, and outraged Democrats who melted down on the House floor claiming they were lied to about there being “no votes” scheduled on the 9/11 calendar.

Whether NC House Dems were “lied to” is a separate (and untrue) argument that I won’t get into in this piece. Instead, we’ll focus on how the paper bogusly framed the issue in falsely painting the Republicans in the most unflattering light possible. This led to other national news outlets like CBS and left wing publications/commentators like the Daily Beast, “NowThis News”, and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow spreading a story that in reality provides us with a classic example of fake news spreading like wildfire.

In the WaPo’s initial story, the headline read something to the effect of “North Carolina Republicans Overrode Budget Veto While Democrats Were at 9/11 Ceremony.” I didn’t get a screen grab of it, but you can see from the URL that’s it’s pretty close to what they had originally.

Reporter Lateshia Beachum started the story off by writing that “While North Carolina Democrats were remembering the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, their Republican colleagues took advantage of their absence and …” The screen cap of her original report is below:

Westlake Legal Group WaPoInitial1-620x283 Fake News Exposed: Washington Post Gets Busted After Attempting Bogus 9/11 Smear of NC House Republicans Social Media roy cooper republicans Politics North Carolina News Media Mainstream Media journalism Government Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post fake news democrats Culture Allow Media Exception

Cooper didn’t actually say NC House Democrats were away at 9/11 memorials while the override, but he inferred it:

“Today, on the 18th anniversary of 9-11, while the state was honoring first responders, Republicans called a deceptive surprise override of my budget veto.”

Instead of doing actual journalism by way of independently verifying the claim that NC House Democrats were en masse out solemnly attending 9/11 remembrances while Republicans overrode a veto, Beachum ran with Cooper’s claim uncritically. You can see it by the original headline used, and by how she framed the first two paragraphs.

By reading what she initially reported, you’d think Republicans underhandedly used the 18th anniversary of 9/11 to upstage Democrats after a months-long budget stalemate.

CBS News also ran with it after reporting that a local news media outlet (WTVD) said “many Democrats were at 9/11 commemoration events.” Except there was no such claim in WTVD’s reporting other Cooper’s claim.

“NowThis News” ran with this framing in a tweet that has well over 20,000 retweets as of this writing, and which has been retweeted by liberal comedian Sarah Silverman and actress Alyssa Milano among others. Rachel Maddow ran with this framing (nearly 7,000 RTs). The Daily Beast ran with the framing as well.

The only problem? It’s not true.

North Carolina journalist Colin Campbell, who writes for the Raleigh News and Observer and other local publications, noted in a tweet yesterday that in reality only one House Democrat had attended a 9/11 ceremony:

Westlake Legal Group Campbell9-11Tweet Fake News Exposed: Washington Post Gets Busted After Attempting Bogus 9/11 Smear of NC House Republicans Social Media roy cooper republicans Politics North Carolina News Media Mainstream Media journalism Government Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post fake news democrats Culture Allow Media Exception

In fact, numerous other Democrats were indeed working at the state legislature on 9/11 instead of attending remembrances. Yesterday was not a national holiday and there were bills on the calendar for reconsideration among other important state issues that were being addressed by legislators in both parties.

Another News and Observer journalist noted that audio from Tuesday’s session confirmed votes would be taken on 9/11:

The WaPo issued a bogus “clarification” later and rewrote the story, but by that point it was too late:

For whatever people think about Republicans overriding the veto itself without all members present (it can be done and has been done in the past – by House Democrats when they had control of the state House), the erroneous reporting done by the Washington Post set off a chain reaction of other websites running with the same fake news about how Democrats “were away” at 9/11 ceremonies when they really weren’t:

Usually here in North Carolina it’s the local political media we have to watch out for when it comes to spreading fake news. This time around it was the national media with local news reporters (to my pleasant surprise) correcting them.

The damage has already been done, but nevertheless the truth should be put out there for the record.

——-
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

The post Fake News Exposed: Washington Post Gets Busted After Attempting Bogus 9/11 Smear of NC House Republicans appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group fake-news-1024x578-300x169 Fake News Exposed: Washington Post Gets Busted After Attempting Bogus 9/11 Smear of NC House Republicans Social Media roy cooper republicans Politics North Carolina News Media Mainstream Media journalism Government Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story Featured Post fake news democrats Culture Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Actor Adam Baldwin Highlights Dangers of Red Flag Laws Using a Anti-Gun Activist’s Ravings as an Example

Westlake Legal Group weapon-3836563_1280-620x413 Actor Adam Baldwin Highlights Dangers of Red Flag Laws Using a Anti-Gun Activist’s Ravings as an Example red flag laws Politics Parkland Guns gun control Front Page Stories Fred Guttenberg Featured Story Allow Media Exception Adam Baldwin 2A

It would take hours to list all the reasons that the idea of “red flag laws” are a bad one, but as actor Adam Baldwin highlighted in his response to the ravings of an anti-gun activist, chief among them is the idea that someone else can take your right to a gun away because they don’t like you.

Fred Guttenberg is one of the dads who lost a child during the Parkland shooting. While we should definitely feel for him and understand his anger, Guttenberg has embraced some of the more radical leftist stances, including activism that plays into agenda points from the left like helping to try to bring down Brett Kavanaugh back when he was a Supreme Court nominee.

This has earned Guttenberg some chastising from other Parkland parents, namely Andrew Pollack, who also lost a son.

Guttenberg attacked Baldwin on Wednesday, saying the actor may be “off his meds,” and is displaying “pure levels of crazy.”

“Just an assumption, but maybe he should not have access to guns,” tweeted Guttenberg.

Baldwin didn’t take it lying down and used Guttenberg’s tweet as a teachable moment about how dangerous red flag laws can be.

“In which Fred’s clumsy punitive psychiatry from afar demonstrates the true fascistic nature of the modern gun-grabber and the dangers to civil rights posed by potential “Red Flag” laws,” tweeted Baldwin.

Baldwin is right on the money here. What Guttenberg is doing is showing you how someone with a dislike of someone else can simply suggest mental instability and attempt to use that to strip away someone’s rights.

This is the inherent danger of red flag laws. It works more in line with the Salem witch trials than it does any kind of judicial standard we have in America. Someone with a score to settle, or even someone in the midst of an emotional moment, may do something that may complicated the life of an innocent person.

Guttenberg, an avowed anti-gun activist, is already showing that he’s willing and ready to insinuate someone is crazy and shouldn’t have guns strictly because Baldwin takes a pro-gun position and speaks out against narratives like the kind Guttenberg creates.

The wise move here is to never institute a policy as reckless as a red flag law.

(h/t: Twitchy)

The post Actor Adam Baldwin Highlights Dangers of Red Flag Laws Using a Anti-Gun Activist’s Ravings as an Example appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group weapon-3836563_1280-300x200 Actor Adam Baldwin Highlights Dangers of Red Flag Laws Using a Anti-Gun Activist’s Ravings as an Example red flag laws Politics Parkland Guns gun control Front Page Stories Fred Guttenberg Featured Story Allow Media Exception Adam Baldwin 2A  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Watch: Former ICE Director Clowns Debbie Wasserman Schultz About Her Ignorance On the Border Crisis

Westlake Legal Group Capture-2-620x345 Watch: Former ICE Director Clowns Debbie Wasserman Schultz About Her Ignorance On the Border Crisis Tom Homan Politics immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Debbie Wasserman-Schultz border crisis Allow Media Exception

Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan wasn’t taking any lip from Democrats during a House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Wednesday, specifically from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida.

According to Fox News, Homan was pushing back against a Democrat party established narrative that said President Donald Trump’s administration was ending deferred action, which gives certain illegal immigrants with medical issues a reprieve from deportation.

Wasserman Schultz didn’t like the fact that Homan was correcting the lie and attacked him personally with accusations of bigotry and essentially calling him a liar.

“I think it’s important to really make sure that the jingoistic, bigoted testimony of Mr. Homan is called out as nearly completely untrue, as being an outrage, and as a former official directing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, he should know better,” she said.

“What did I say was inaccurate?” Homan asked her.

“I just think it’s important that it’s not accepted as accurate testimony,” said Wasserman, ignoring the question and moving on to another witness.

Homan waited until it was Republican Rep. Jim Jordan’s turn to ask the question, and used the time to fire back at Wasserman Schultz. The former ICE director made sure Wasserman Schultz’s ignorance about the border crisis was on full display, and made her look like a coward to boot.

“If I can respond to the earlier remark from Wasserman Schultz, I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know,” he said. “So if you say my testimony is inaccurate, it’s wrong. Everything I said here is accurate. Bottom line. If you want to go toe to toe, I’m here. I’m here on my own time to speak to the American people about what’s false and what’s fact.”

“I’m happy to go toe to toe with you Mr. Homan,” Wasserman Schultz responded. “I’m happy to do that any day.”

“Then you gotta let me respond to your question rather than dropping a bomb and running away,” Homan fired back.

Wasserman Schultz attempted to make an excuse about her fleeing Homan’s question with “it was my time,” but the damage was done.

Homan continued by stating that the border crisis won’t be solved by generating false narratives and promising things to illegal immigrants like leniency and free healthcare.

Homan has been fighting the narrative created by Democrats that ICE are heartless people who mistreat immigrants at the border.

“It doesn’t help to have a mixed message that all of a sudden deferred action is going away,” he said during his remarks to congress. “ICE doesn’t put their heart on a shelf when they wear the badge and gun and all of a sudden don’t care about humanity. It’s ridiculous. It’s a ridiculous false narrative, and I’m going to be here ’till the day I die defending the men and women of the Border Patrol and ICE who put it on the line defending this country.”

(h/t: Daily Caller)

The post Watch: Former ICE Director Clowns Debbie Wasserman Schultz About Her Ignorance On the Border Crisis appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group Capture-2-300x167 Watch: Former ICE Director Clowns Debbie Wasserman Schultz About Her Ignorance On the Border Crisis Tom Homan Politics immigration Ice Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Debbie Wasserman-Schultz border crisis Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

There’s Every Reason to Be Skeptical of This “Trump May Give Iran $15B” Story

You know when you see a story and it just doesn’t smell right? The latest anonymously sourced slap at Trump from The Daily Beast is one of those stories.

Per the Beast, Donald Trump is looking at handing Iran $15 billion in credit to help save their failing economy, which is currently our primary source of leverage over them. This is a plan the French are proposing because they’ve been trying to save Iran for their own selfish reasons for many years.

President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal.

Trump has in recent weeks shown openness to entertaining President Emmanuel Macron’s plan, according to four sources with knowledge of Trump’s conversations with the French leader. Two of those sources said that State Department officials, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, are also open to weighing the French proposal, in which the Paris government would effectively ease the economic sanctions regime that the Trump administration has applied on Tehran for more than a year.

Donald Trump is a lot of things. If you are reading this, you probably have a pretty good gauge on which things he is and which he isn’t. Does going along with France’s Emmanuel Macron to give Iran a lifeline that would make the President look like a weak chump sound like something Trump is going to do?

Even the “sources” here are worthy of heavy skepticism. “With knowledge of Trump’s conversations” means it’s people who weren’t in the room and didn’t actually hear anything said. In other words, they are 3rd hand anonymous sources that could easily be relaying incomplete information, void of context.

Now, I want to say this. I do not think the story is simply made up. I’m sure that the administration has discussed this plan and that it was talked about at the G7. It’s even possible the President has inquired about it in various ways to gain clarity. But was he actually “actively considering it?” Was he showing “enthusiasm toward” helping Iran as the article purports further down in the body?

Trump has to know that such a move would undermine him greatly. It’s one thing to play patty cake with Kim Jong Un while not actually giving him anything. It’s another to give sanctions waivers to Iran to keep the Mullahs from collapsing. There may not be preconditions necessary for talks, but they have to be necessary for lifting sanctions. Trump knows this, he’s said this many times, and he gains nothing by giving Iran a lifeline without getting anything in return.

The Beasts article ends with this.

Whether or not the president follows through with supporting Macron is unclear, as Trump is known to consider or temporarily back high-profile domestic or foreign policy initiatives, only to quickly backtrack or about-face.

This is much closer to the probable truth. Trump is a guy who asks questions, sometimes on matters that he’s clearly not going to actually follow through on. Often, we get those conversations then leaked by “sources” that oppose the President while leaving out crucial context. That’s why they are only “familiar” with the matter. These are usually bureaucrats with a hostile outlook.

The media’s push of this angle serves two purposes for them. One, it shows Trump as weak, something they are keen to do. Two, it provides more fodder for the chaos narrative, which they are even keener to do. This story didn’t get pushed out in a vacuum at a random time. It was planted by whoever these anonymous sources are. Perhaps to push back on any chance of it happening? But also to embarrass the President.

You should be very, very skeptical that this story is giving you all the relevant facts. You should be even more skeptical that this actually happens.

 

 

 

 

The post There’s Every Reason to Be Skeptical of This “Trump May Give Iran $15B” Story appeared first on RedState.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Game Changer: DOJ Memo Exonerating Michael Flynn Of Russian Collusion Withheld By Prosecutors; Puts James Comey In The Hot Seat

Westlake Legal Group ap-mike-flynn2-620x545 Game Changer: DOJ Memo Exonerating Michael Flynn Of Russian Collusion Withheld By Prosecutors; Puts James Comey In The Hot Seat Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives in the east Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, for a news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. . (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn sure knew what he was doing when he fired his legal team and hired Sidney Powell to represent him last December.

At Tuesday’s hearing, Powell accused prosecutors of “egregious misconduct” and “hiding exculpatory information.” My colleague, Bonchie, posted on this story here.

Specifically, she revealed the existence a DOJ memo, dated January 30, 2017, which exonerates Flynn of colluding with the Russians. Investigative journalist Sara Carter said this document is “currently under protective order and Powell is working with prosecutors to get it disclosed.” And this memo is only part of the Brady material Powell is demanding.

The date of this memo is especially relevant because, as stated in former FBI Director James Comey’s memo written immediately after his February 14th Oval Office meeting with the President, Trump asked him to end the investigation into Flynn. Trump’s words to Comey, according to his memo, were “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” Comey used these remarks as the basis for his obstruction of justice case against Trump.

Further, it was also revealed at Tuesday’s hearing that, at the same time, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had advised that Flynn had not violated Logan Act.

Worse still, on Wednesday night, Fox News‘ Catherine Herridge reported the existence of a letter from the British government “disavowing” dossier author Christopher Steele. This letter, which said Steele was untrustworthy, was allegedly sent to Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice and to the incoming national security team during the transition. It is among the 40 documents Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, believes may contain exculpatory evidence and for which she has filed a motion to obtain. If Susan Rice had indeed received this letter, it’s highly likely that Comey would have been apprised of it.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who led the House investigation in 2017-2018 into Russian collusion as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared on Hannity last night and confirmed the existence of this letter.

So, during this pivotal meeting on February 14, 2017, Comey was likely aware of three crucial pieces of information. He knew that Flynn had been cleared of both colluding with Russians and of Logan Act violations. And he probably knew that the British government considered Steele to be untrustworthy. Yet he withheld this information from the President. Most importantly, knowing this, he opened an obstruction case against Trump. 

After Trump fired Comey, he gave copies of his memos to his professor friend (who conveniently had a security clearance as I posted here), with instructions to leak them to the New York Times. He hoped this would trigger the appointment of a special counsel to invest Trump for obstruction of justice. And he was not disappointed.

(Note: New documents obtained by Judicial Watch on Wednesday discuss DOJ officials’ behind the scenes efforts to spin the New York Times‘ report that Rod Rosenstein had discussed wearing a wire to record President Trump to gain evidence for possibly invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. In those documents, DOJ officials allegedly discuss three ways to oust Trump from office, one of which was the appointment of a special counsel. I will cover this separately in a later post. I feel breathless, kind of like Rachel Maddow.)

The post Game Changer: DOJ Memo Exonerating Michael Flynn Of Russian Collusion Withheld By Prosecutors; Puts James Comey In The Hot Seat appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group ap-mike-flynn2-300x264 Game Changer: DOJ Memo Exonerating Michael Flynn Of Russian Collusion Withheld By Prosecutors; Puts James Comey In The Hot Seat Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-9-620x317 Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All San Francisco Chronicle republicans Politics Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnell Media Mainstream Media Guns gun control Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Allow Media Exception

Normally, the Democrats get treated pretty well by the mainstream media. They’re often thrown softball questions, or are given the opportunity to blatantly lie without the reporter ever correcting them. This is the opposite for Republicans, who are often put in the hot seat and asked to tangle with a narrative pre-established by the media.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one such Democrat that has gotten a pretty cushy treatment by the press throughout her career, while rarely ever having to be in a situation where she’s in any real danger of hostility from the media.

However, on Wednesday, Pelosi was confronted by a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle who apparently made Pelosi answer for the lack of gun control measures despite Democrats best efforts. Pelosi didn’t appreciate it, to say the least, and after putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, proceeded to chide the reporter for asking those kinds of questions.

“Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?” asked the reporter.

“No, absolutely not. We did our job. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? The Senate did not come back to pass the bill. I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way,” Pelosi replied, clearly annoyed.

“We passed our bill in February. Members had events all over the country to ask him to bring up the bill. Don’t ask me what we haven’t done. We have done it,” she continued.

Pelosi proceeded to instruct the journalist on what she should be doing instead of asking her these questions.

“And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?” she said.

While Pelosi blames McConnell for there not being any advancement on gun control legislation, it should be noted that the American people are actually losing interest in gun control, and that as a result of the Democrats pushing gun control efforts, gun sales have once again spiked.

(READ: Gun Sales See Spike Despite Democrat Efforts To Slow It Down)

That said, it’s good to see Democrats being asked difficult questions by the press. Trust in the media is still at a low point, and it’s no wonder why. It’s more or less dedicated itself to becoming an anti-Trump propaganda machine and failing at it to boot. Not only does it look overwhelmingly biased, but it also looks incompetent.

Still, it’s funny to see how angry a Democrat gets when its media when it asks an unapproved question.

The post Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-9-300x153 Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All San Francisco Chronicle republicans Politics Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnell Media Mainstream Media Guns gun control Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-9-620x317 Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All San Francisco Chronicle republicans Politics Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnell Media Mainstream Media Guns gun control Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Allow Media Exception

Normally, the Democrats get treated pretty well by the mainstream media. They’re often thrown softball questions, or are given the opportunity to blatantly lie without the reporter ever correcting them. This is the opposite for Republicans, who are often put in the hot seat and asked to tangle with a narrative pre-established by the media.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one such Democrat that has gotten a pretty cushy treatment by the press throughout her career, while rarely ever having to be in a situation where she’s in any real danger of hostility from the media.

However, on Wednesday, Pelosi was confronted by a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle who apparently made Pelosi answer for the lack of gun control measures despite Democrats best efforts. Pelosi didn’t appreciate it, to say the least, and after putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, proceeded to chide the reporter for asking those kinds of questions.

“Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?” asked the reporter.

“No, absolutely not. We did our job. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? The Senate did not come back to pass the bill. I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way,” Pelosi replied, clearly annoyed.

“We passed our bill in February. Members had events all over the country to ask him to bring up the bill. Don’t ask me what we haven’t done. We have done it,” she continued.

Pelosi proceeded to instruct the journalist on what she should be doing instead of asking her these questions.

“And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?” she said.

While Pelosi blames McConnell for there not being any advancement on gun control legislation, it should be noted that the American people are actually losing interest in gun control, and that as a result of the Democrats pushing gun control efforts, gun sales have once again spiked.

(READ: Gun Sales See Spike Despite Democrat Efforts To Slow It Down)

That said, it’s good to see Democrats being asked difficult questions by the press. Trust in the media is still at a low point, and it’s no wonder why. It’s more or less dedicated itself to becoming an anti-Trump propaganda machine and failing at it to boot. Not only does it look overwhelmingly biased, but it also looks incompetent.

Still, it’s funny to see how angry a Democrat gets when its media when it asks an unapproved question.

The post Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group media.townhall-9-300x153 Watch: Nancy Pelosi Gets Treated Like a Republican by the Press and She Doesn’t Like It at All San Francisco Chronicle republicans Politics Nancy Pelosi Mitch McConnell Media Mainstream Media Guns gun control Front Page Stories Featured Story democrats Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Watch: Footage Shows ISIS Island Stronghold Blown to Smithereens by the US Military

Westlake Legal Group b1-b-620x259 Watch: Footage Shows ISIS Island Stronghold Blown to Smithereens by the US Military Terrorism Taliban military Middle East ISIS Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump bombing Allow Media Exception

There’s something about watching ISIS getting blown up that puts a pep in your step and a bit of a smile on your morning.

On Tuesday, the United States military attacked an island said to be “infested with ISIS,” and thankfully but on a show of bombing it. According to the Daily Wire, these types of bombings against ISIS and the Taliban has stepped up as of late:

“We’re denying [ISIS] the ability to hide on Qanus Island,” Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, Commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force, said. “We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region.”

“U.S. jets have doubled the amount of bombs targeting ISIS in the past month, according to new strike data released from the U.S. Air Force,” Fox 32 reported. “In Afghanistan, U.S. strikes have also picked up. According to the newly released data, American jets have dropped 28 percent more bombs on Taliban and an ISIS-affiliate in August compared to the previous month.”

Without further ado, here’s the video. Enjoy it with coffee.

This bombing comes after President Donald Trump offered to hold peace negotiations with leaders of the Taliban, but foolishly — and very oddly — tried to give themselves a bargaining chip by killing a U.S. soldier. It’s unclear why they thought that would be helpful for them, and as Trump tweeted out later, it wasn’t.

Trump noted that the attack that took the lives of the soldier and 11 other people only made it worse for themselves, and wondered aloud how many more years they’re willing to fight on.

Trump wasn’t lying in this regard. The Taliban did make it worse for themselves as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Chris Wallace’s show on Fox News and said that in response for the taking of one soldier’s life, the American military killed 1,000 Taliban:

So, we’ve made real progress, but in the end, the Taliban overreached. They forgot that America is always going to protect its interests — the commander, the commander of Resolute Support and the NATO forces there are still at this hard. We killed over a thousand Taliban just in the last 10 days.

And while this isn’t a war of attrition, the American people should know we will continue to apply the appropriate pressure to make sure that we’re never struck with terror again from Afghanistan.

The lesson here is plain to see. You can either come to the table and make efforts to be peaceful or continue to fight and die by the thousands.

Between the video and the death count, Trump is displaying the real power of America’s military might to her enemies. Hopefully, it changes some minds, or at the very least, takes some of the fighting spirits out of them.

The post Watch: Footage Shows ISIS Island Stronghold Blown to Smithereens by the US Military appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group b1-b-300x125 Watch: Footage Shows ISIS Island Stronghold Blown to Smithereens by the US Military Terrorism Taliban military Middle East ISIS Front Page Stories Featured Story donald trump bombing Allow Media Exception  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

MSNBC Anchor Asks Condoleezza Rice If Russia’s Interference Elected Trump; Rice Leaves Her Speechless

Westlake Legal Group AP_778644373816-620x327 MSNBC Anchor Asks Condoleezza Rice If Russia’s Interference Elected Trump; Rice Leaves Her Speechless Savannah Guthrie Russian election interference progressives Media Mainstream Media Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Culture Condoleezza Rice Allow Media Exception 2020

 

MSNBC’s Savannah Guthrie asks former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, “Do you think it’s possible that Russia’s election interference actually worked, actually elected Donald Trump?”

Before Guthrie even finishes the last phrase of her question, Rice is shaking her head no and says:

I don’t think there is any evidence of that and you know, I really don’t think that that’s a good conversation to have. I think that really does devalue the people in Wisconsin and Michigan and others who decided to vote for President Trump. Whether you like this President or not, whether you believe that he should have been President or not, let’s give the credit to the Americans who went out and voted for somebody who they thought would bring change. And the question is, are we going to be responsive to some of the messages that were out there and do you hear me now? People who felt that they were disadvantaged by globalization, the unemployed coalminers in West Virginia, the opioid addict in Pennsylvania, are we going to be responsive to those people? That’s really the question we should be asking.

Guthrie is in a state of shock because she has just been so completely, yet so diplomatically, shut down. There is really nothing she can say. She immediately shifts back to the new book (about the Cold War) that Rice appeared on the show to promote.

Guthrie says, “Well, the book of course is called “To Build A Better World.” It’s got a lot of thought provoking issues in it. Thank you so much for being here this morning.”

And that was the end of that.

The post MSNBC Anchor Asks Condoleezza Rice If Russia’s Interference Elected Trump; Rice Leaves Her Speechless appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group AP_778644373816-300x158 MSNBC Anchor Asks Condoleezza Rice If Russia’s Interference Elected Trump; Rice Leaves Her Speechless Savannah Guthrie Russian election interference progressives Media Mainstream Media Front Page Stories Featured Story elections donald trump democrats Culture Condoleezza Rice Allow Media Exception 2020  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

CNN Does Something Absolutely Disgusting On the Anniversary of 9/11

Westlake Legal Group fake-news-1024x578-620x350 CNN Does Something Absolutely Disgusting On the Anniversary of 9/11 white supremacy Unbelievable The New York Times Right Wingers Politics leftists Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story fake news Disgusting democrats CNN Amnesia 9/11

These people have no shame at all.

CNN continues its march past the brink of insanity by using the anniversary of 9/11 to push their favorite narrative. Namely, that Republicans are racist and that the real shame of today is that we have “amnesia” by not treating white supremacy seriously. Yes, on the anniversary of the worst attack on America in history, instead of reflecting on Islamic terrorism or simply focusing on the victims, CNN decided to run interference for terrorists and lecture Americans on the violence of “right-wingers.”

Because of course they did. They couldn’t give it a rest for even one day.

Here’s a screenshot of one of the graphics they put up.

Yes, this was a real segment. It was so absurd that some people actually thought the captures of it going around were photoshopped.

CNN calls it a “reality check” and instead of focusing on what happened on 9/11, including who perpetrated it, they deflect to blaming  “Right-wingers” for being the “deadliest terrorists.” I’m a right-winger. Am I a terrorist now? CNN apparently thinks so based on their vague use of language, which is obviously purposeful.

Wait, you mean if you wipe away 3,000 victims of Islamic terrorism from the record, suddenly Islamists don’t lead in the body count? Shocking if true.

I can’t begin to explain how ridiculous and disgusting this is. Today is about remembering the victims of 9/11. CNN ignores the dead and wants to rant about right wingers being terrorists. How do they think that makes the families of the victims feel? That they are so unimportant, so subservient to the leftist narrative, that they aren’t even counted in order for CNN to force a point.

Meanwhile, The New York Times decided to only push out a single editorial today discussing 9/11. What was it about? America’s Islamophobia of course.

The press at large are just trash. They couldn’t give it a rest for one day. Not one stinking day.

————————————————

Enjoying the read? Please visit my archive and check out some of my latest articles.

I’ve got a new twitter! Please help by following @bonchieredstate.

The post CNN Does Something Absolutely Disgusting On the Anniversary of 9/11 appeared first on RedState.

Westlake Legal Group 9-11-attack-world-trade-center-300x153 CNN Does Something Absolutely Disgusting On the Anniversary of 9/11 white supremacy Unbelievable The New York Times Right Wingers Politics leftists Front Page Stories Front Page Featured Story fake news Disgusting democrats CNN Amnesia 9/11  Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com