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The Media Got Almost Everything Wrong Leading Up to The Release of the Trump-Ukraine Transcript

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Being a mainstream “journalist” means never having to say you’re sorry.

In the lead up to the release of the transcript of the call between Trump and the Ukrainian President, we were told all kinds of things via anonymously sourced reports. Trump had made promises. Trump had offered a quid pro quo. Trump had threatened to withhold aid.

Here’s a sampling of some of the stuff that ended up not being true.

Ryan says “Democrats claimed here,” and that’s true, but it was the media who were putting out the reports Democrats were citing.

Here’s another one.

In short, nearly every single damning thing that was claimed prior to the transcript being released turned out to be not true. The only thing that was actually confirmed in the call was that 1) it took place and 2) that Biden was discussed, which Trump had never denied.

There was no “promise” made. Trump did not mention Biden eight separate times in order to apply immense pressure on Ukraine’s president. It’s simply not there in the transcript.

Hilariously, even after we’ve seen the call, The Wall Street Journal “stands by” it’s reporting on the eight mentions of Biden.

Just unbelievable. It’s literally not there in the call but they stand by it. Does that make sense to anyone?

As much as I’d love to chalk all this up to honest mistakes, it’s not. These reporters are mining sources they know are partisan and are more than willing to run to print with whatever ludicrous supposition some anonymous individual tells them. If it’s wrong, what do they care? There’s never any consequences. They can just move on to the next story and do the same thing again.

Case in point, this latest claim.

And look, I like Guy. He works for Townhall, one of our sister sites, and also does Fox News stuff. I’m not trying to pick on him. But at what point do you just wait before running with this stuff? What part of that story is even worth considering right now given how badly these same outlets failed us just a day earlier?

BTW, the “adviser” in that story? It’s this guy.

A hack who’s been feeding info to Fusion GPS going back to the 2016 election is not someone to be taking seriously when it comes to claims against Donald Trump. Especially when the Ukrainian president himself says there was no pressure applied and no such condition.

Heck, look at how the press is spinning the transcript itself, omitting entire pages in order to connect two disconnected points to claim a quid pro quo that’s not actually there.

Keep in mind, Alex Griswold is not a Trump guy. Not at all. Quite the contrary. But he sees through this nonsense.

MSNBC also did the above falsifying edit twice. None of this was by accident.

The bottom line question is why does anyone continue to take these outlets seriously? Is there no end to the line of credibility that will be extended to them? We keep pretending they have standards. They don’t have standards. They have narratives, nothing more.

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Whoa, Nelly: a New Poll Sees Elizabeth Warren Hoof it Past Joe Biden in the Race for 2020 Glory

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FILE – In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. Rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump has had little effect on the party’s presidential candidates, who mostly are avoiding calls to start such an inquiry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

 

 

She’s got on her gym shorts, folks!

Might the nation one day have a President Elizabeth Warren?

If you count out Trump, one poll says Yes.

Via Politico, according to a Quinnipiac University study released Wednesday, Elizabeth’s pulled ahead of former VP Joe by two points — that makes the score 27% to 25%.

To be clear, that’s still within the survey’s margin of error, but Pocahontas is clearly on the warpath.

In the last report by Quinnipiac, Liz was at a crummy 19 to Joe’s beefy 32.

But now, look out, Jack!

And Joe’s not exactly sprintin’ without ankle weights. The Daily Wire thinks he’s got a heap of problems:

Biden’s problems are systemic. First, assuming he was the party’s inevitable nominee, Biden didn’t do much on the ground campaigning in early primary states — even as other Democrats, like Warren, started their tours of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina back in the spring. Now playing catch-up, Biden has given speech after gaffe-filled speech, engendering little confidence in his nascent presidential campaign.

He’s also got some baggage from the past — like saying he’d “be damned” if he’d participate in reparations and calling gays security risks (here and here). Not to mention recently appearing to insist he’s so cool, he’s not even uncomfortable around black people (here).

But in the luggage department, Warren ain’t so slick her own self — she’s either a baloney-filled huckster or a vampire: Despite what the mirror tells her, she’s claimed to be an Indian to great career profit (here).

Giving her the benefit of the doubt, her campaign’s startin’ to show its fangs.

It’s a tight race at the moment, but I’m lookin’ into my crystal ball at the Ultimate Contest: If Elizabeth makes it to the last round and finds herself on a stage against Donald J. Trump, that guy’s gonna eat her lunch like the Cookie Monster shovelin’ down Chips Ahoy. She won’t have a chance against the most ferocious live-on-stage presidential opponent I’ve ever seen.

That guy takes no prisoners.

What do you think? Could Elizabeth transform into a titan of entanglement? Might she roll up her sleeve and shock the world with a belligerent bicep in the arm wrestle for the White House?

Let us all know.

And just out of curiosity: At the beginning of this article, how many of y’all visualized her in running shorts? I did.

-ALEX

 

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Hillary Clinton Tries to Bask in Impeachment Glow, but Juanita Broaddrick Is Simply Not Having It

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This is the story of a woman named Clinton. Hillary Clinton.

Shortly before the 2016 elections when then-candidate Donald Trump stated he wasn’t sure if he’d accept the results of the presidential election if he lost, the mainstream media and their fellow Democrats erupted in outrage at the thought.

Democratic candidate for president Clinton, who pollsters and liberal commentators alike predicted would win in a landslide, led the mob in protest:

Clinton pounced hard, describing Trump as a whiner who always claims he’s being cheated on whenever “things aren’t going in his direction.”

“This is how Donald thinks, and it’s funny, but it’s also really troubling. That is not the way our democracy works,” Clinton said. “He’s denigrating and talking down our democracy. I, for one, am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.”

But as it turned out, it was Trump who won. And since that time it has been the media and Democrats including Clinton who have been on a coordinated and relentless campaign to try and delegitimize Trump’s victory by alleging he worked hand in hand with the Russians to “hack/steal” the election.

The punishment was to be one thing and one thing only: impeachment.

And even though the allegation that Trump colluded with Putin to “subvert democracy” or whatever turned out to be fake news, the Clinton/Democrat/media cabal have continued to call for Trump’s ousting for the crime of upsetting what was supposed to be Queen Hillary’s coronation in 2016.

As we all know by now, those cries grew louder this week after Democrat/media hopes were raised after erroneous reports that Trump engaged in some quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back in July.

Naturally, Hillary Clinton – who has not gotten over what happened in 2016 – joined the chorus of those concluding that the only answer to the (nothingburger) allegations was impeachment:

Juanita Broaddrick, who has maintained for decades that former President Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was the Arkansas attorney general, alerted Hillary that the only thing she was doing by showing support for impeachment was turning more people into Trump voters:

There may be some merit to what Broaddrick suggests. Polls show Americans by and large are not in the mood for impeachment. If Democrats continue their partisan mission based on allegations that once again do not pass the smell test, it may ultimately end up hurting them at the ballot box come 2020.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

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If Dems Need a Sign Impeachment Is a Bad Idea, Then the GOP Massively Fundraising off It Is a Good One

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Despite poll numbers, common sense, and the obvious misgivings of some of their leaders, the Democrats are pushing forward with beginning the process for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

While many Democrats believe this is the surefire way to weaken Trump enough for 2020, the GOP and Trump himself seemed to be ready to take advantage of the obvious mistake. Trump even seemed to have a video ready to go for when the Democrats inevitably announced their intentions.

The GOP and Trump have also sent out fundraising emails specifically citing the efforts of the Democrats to impeach Trump as a reason to donate, asking recipients of the letters to “be a leader in defending the president against these baseless and disgusting attacks.”

According to Politico, the people were more than ready to jump on board and give money to Trump. As of this writing, they’ve already collected over $1 million:

Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday sent an array of fundraising emails inviting conservatives to donate and join the “Official Impeachment Defense Task Force,” which was described as a group “made up of only President Trump’s most LOYAL supporters, the ones committed to fighting for him, re-electing him, and taking back the House.”

By the end of the day, party officials said, the fundraising offensive had netted around $1 million.

That took almost no time. Democrats should see this sudden surge in cash as a very serious sign.

As it stands, these impeachment efforts aren’t exactly standing on solid foundations. Many don’t even know what they’re impeachment Trump for, and those who point to the Ukraine “transcripts” are pointing at something that was best described by Lindsey Graham; “insane.”

In fact, given the fact that these transcripts involve Trump asking someone to look into the sudden halting of prosecution charges against Hunter Biden, the son of 2020 Democrat candidate Joe Biden, this may end up backfiring on Democrats in a big way.

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Family Claims Their Son Has Been ‘Labeled a Sexual Predator’ Simply for an Unwanted Kiss. He’s Five

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Despite valiant attempts at progress, the trajectory of society seems to at some point have taken a turn toward the insane. This story offers no pushback to that idea.

Nathan Putnam’s family claims he’s been “accused of sexual harassment” and “labeled a sexual predator.” Subsequently, he’s been punished.

That seems a bit harsh, since he only kissed someone on the cheek, and hugged someone else.

It also seems harsh because he has autism.

And it especially seems harsh, given that he’s 5 years old.

As reported by Chattanooga’s CBS 12, Debi Amick — Nathan’s grandmother — posted the following to Facebook:

“What do you do when a 5-year-old child is being labeled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system? It was disclosed that it will go in his record for the rest of his life that he is a sex offender.”

She didn’t even defend him due to his age, but rather, with the notion that he’s different for his age:

“This child is austic [sic], he comprehends and functions very different than your typical 5 year. What do you do? Who do you turn to for help when the school will not even listen to the child’s doctor when he explains the child’s difficulties in his comprehension of simple things such as boundaries.”

I think we could all probably relax a little bit even if he wasn’t autistic — he’s five.

His mother, Summery, said she was “sick to her stomach” from the call she received. The East Ridge Elementary teacher told her, “You need to have a talk with Nathan about boundaries.”

That seems a reasonable request.

But as per Summery, it’s easier said than done:

“If you don’t understand how autism works, you’ll think he’s acting out or being difficult. But, that’s not the situation.”

Now here’s where we take a little bit of that “crazy” turn.

Tim Hensley — spokesman for Hamilton County Depart of Education — provided a statement, explaining that “school personnel are required to [sic] concerns regarding children to the Department of Child Services (DCS).” After that, it’s “up to DCS to determine if those reports are acted on by DCS and what form those actions may take.”

Nathan’s been switched to a different classroom and placed in special ed.

Because he cheek-kissed one child and hugged another.

As reported by The Daily Wire, there are similar stories floatin’ around:

Nathan is hardly the first autistic child to be punished for his condition, but he currently appears to be the youngest. In 2015, there was the story of Brian Ferguson, then a 20-year-old student at Navarro College in Texas. Ferguson, like Nathan, has autism, and would hug his friends and kiss them on the top of their head since, at 6’5”, he towered over them. One day Ferguson saw a woman who looked like his friend, so he went up to her and hugged her and kissed her on top of her head. The woman, however, was not Ferguson’s friend. Ferguson was expelled for “sexual assault” because of the kiss on the woman’s head. After a national backlash ensued, Ferguson was re-admitted to the school and even met with the woman whom he allegedly assaulted. She wasn’t the one who reported him, and never wanted him punished for what she called a “peck,” but school administrators witnessed the interaction and stepped in.

To be sure, no one wants an undesired hug or kiss. And no one should have to endure one. But maybe when the culprit’s under the age of 6, we can just try to teach him he shouldn’t do it.

Do you agree?

-ALEX

 

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If Dems Need a Sign Impeachment Is a Bad Idea, Then the GOP Massively Fundraising off It Is a Good One

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Despite poll numbers, common sense, and the obvious misgivings of some of their leaders, the Democrats are pushing forward with beginning the process for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

While many Democrats believe this is the surefire way to weaken Trump enough for 2020, the GOP and Trump himself seemed to be ready to take advantage of the obvious mistake. Trump even seemed to have a video ready to go for when the Democrats inevitably announced their intentions.

The GOP and Trump have also sent out fundraising emails specifically citing the efforts of the Democrats to impeach Trump as a reason to donate, asking recipients of the letters to “be a leader in defending the president against these baseless and disgusting attacks.”

According to Politico, the people were more than ready to jump on board and give money to Trump. As of this writing, they’ve already collected over $1 million:

Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday sent an array of fundraising emails inviting conservatives to donate and join the “Official Impeachment Defense Task Force,” which was described as a group “made up of only President Trump’s most LOYAL supporters, the ones committed to fighting for him, re-electing him, and taking back the House.”

By the end of the day, party officials said, the fundraising offensive had netted around $1 million.

That took almost no time. Democrats should see this sudden surge in cash as a very serious sign.

As it stands, these impeachment efforts aren’t exactly standing on solid foundations. Many don’t even know what they’re impeachment Trump for, and those who point to the Ukraine “transcripts” are pointing at something that was best described by Lindsey Graham; “insane.”

In fact, given the fact that these transcripts involve Trump asking someone to look into the sudden halting of prosecution charges against Hunter Biden, the son of 2020 Democrat candidate Joe Biden, this may end up backfiring on Democrats in a big way.

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Watch: Montage of Kids and Young Adult Climate Activists Going Nuts Shows Just How Deep the Brainwashing Goes

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One of the more disturbing things about the church of Climate Change — besides its penchant for completely ignoring facts that may trouble its narrative like the world continuously not ending whenever they say it will — is how they get the youth to truly believe that the end is nigh.

They don’t just get them to believe it, they get them to become zealous about it to the point of evangelism so furious that they will scream, yell, and cry in public about it.

A solid example is the recent climate change events held in various locations around the globe, where young men and women, and even children, were ushered up on the stage where they angrily chastised previous generations for their failures. The most famous among them, of course, is Greta Thunberg, who gave what many are calling a speech that made them feel sorrier for her than anything.

A video montage was compiled that really highlights just how deep these kids are in the clutches of the climate change religion, as well as how the left is using this religion as a political tool to turn the youth against Trump and Republicans.

Using children to push your agenda is one of the more despicable things the left does, and in the case of Thunberg, it’s even more sickening given her mental illness.

As for the rest of them, however, the response to the virtue signaling of these kids was masterfully done in a letter that was read on air by Australian broadcaster Alan Jones.

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

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

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

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Trump Says He Feels Pelosi Is “No Longer Speaker of the House”, Media Opens up a Can of Dumb in Response

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Even though the transcript of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proves that there was no quid pro quo discussion, impeachment fever continues to gain momentum in the fever swamps of the Democratic party.

Trump, who has insisted all along that the media and Democrats have manufactured outrage over a non-story, was asked today after the transcript was released about whether or not he’d spoken to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the impeachment issue. Here’s what he said:

“No, she’s lost her way,” Trump said, responding to a question regarding whether he tried to strike a deal on impeachment with Pelosi.

“She’s been taken over by the radical Left. She may be radical Left herself, but she really has lost her way,” Trump continued. “I spoke to her about guns yesterday. She didn’t even know what I was talking about.”
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“The whole party is taken over by the Left,” Trump said. “They’ve been taken over by a radical group of people, and Nancy Pelosi, as far as I’m concerned, unfortunately, she’s no longer the speaker of the House.”

Judging from the context, what Trump was suggesting was that while Pelosi is officially Speaker of the House, she’s not really running the show anymore. Members of the AOC-led Squad, who have long pushed for impeachment, are among the House’s de facto far left leaders right now in the eyes of many Republicans, including Trump.

Sadly, the mainstream media have still not learned any lessons from their gross misreporting (to put it charitably) of the Mueller investigation, the “blockbuster” new sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Ukraine phone call, and now this.

As evidence, read the tweets and stories below, which show how badly journalists collectively stepped on a rake this afternoon in responding to Trump’s remarks after others in the media, including the Associated Press’ Zeke Miller, predictably tweeted the comments out of context:

Media firefighters and liberal commentators alike (but I repeat myself) donned their superhero capes in a rush to defend Pelosi:

Perhaps the worst example comes from Roll Call’s John T. Bennett, who actually framed the story from the bogus perspective that Trump was trying to undermine Pelosi, even though the President’s comments clearly indicate he was hinting that it was the Impeachment Caucus who were undermining Pelosi. Here’s how Bennett’s piece started out (bolded emphasis added by me):

Refusing to back away from a major political scandal, President Donald Trump undermined Speaker Nancy Pelosi while lobbing new allegations of corruption at one of Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden’s sons.

But it was what he wrote later in the piece after quoting Trump saying Pelosi was “no longer the speaker” that had heads crashing to desks:

“As far as I’m concerned, she’s no longer the speaker of the House,” Trump said before dismissing a group of reporters.

Pelosi is, in fact, the speaker. A sitting president cannot dismiss a speaker as easily as the travel pool covering him at a gathering of world leaders.

This is just straight up liberal bias. No question about it. Trump was not literally “dismissing” her as Speaker of the House, and the line about him dismissing “the travel pool” is something you’d expect an unhinged liberal CNN commentator like April Ryan to state rather indignantly, not a supposedly objective news reporter.

Bennett, who lists himself as a senior White House correspondent in his Twitter bio, unquestionably editorialized a number of times in what was supposed to be a straight news piece.

I tagged him in a tweet about it after I discovered what he’d written, but as of this writing he has yet to respond:

For the record, here is the video of Trump’s full remarks about Pelosi:

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Mattel Releases a Gender Fluid Doll Playset for Kids – to ‘Encourage People to Think More Broadly’

 

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It’s finally here: On Wednesday, Mattel launched its revolutionary new line of dolls.

In a move the company believes to be surrendering to the demands of children, the toymaker behind Thomas & Friends and Power Wheels brings to a toy box near you Creatable World — a “gender inclusive” series allowing kids to mix and match the figures’ female and male hair, clothes, and accessories.

What are they really hoping for? According to Senior Vice President of Mattel Fashion Doll Design Kim Culmone, to open a dialogue:

“We see this line as an opportunity for us to open up that dialogue around what dolls are for and who dolls are for. And also, as the world begins to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we absolutely fundamentally believed it was time to launch a doll line free of labels and free of rules for kids.”

But it’s also supply and demand:

“Kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.”



The Daily Mail notes that author and pediatrician Cara Natterson was consulted on the project.

Here’s what she had to say:

“A collection like this just knocks down every barrier to play. Through research, we heard that kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms. This line allows all kids to express themselves freely, which is why it resonates so strongly with them.”

If I may say so, the messages seem to conflict. Is the toy in response to what kids want, or is it to teach kids to think differently?

“We’re hopeful Creatable World will encourage people to think more broadly about how all kids can benefit from doll play,” Cara stated.

As per by The Daily Wire, Mattel explained they utilized a “dedicated team of experts, parents, physicians, and most importantly, kids” in the development of the line, which boasts six different dolls of varying skin color.

Time magazine reports on the new line:

A child opens a box. He starts jumping and screaming with joy — not an unusual sound in the halls of Mattel’s headquarters where researchers test new toys. But this particular toy is a doll, and it’s rare for parents to bring boys into these research groups to play with dolls. It’s rarer still for a boy to immediately attach himself to one the way Shi’a just did.

An eight-year-old who considers himself gender fluid and whose favorite color is black one week, pink the next, Shi’a sometimes plays with his younger sister’s dolls at home, but they’re “girly, princess stuff,” he says dismissively. This doll, with its prepubescent body and childish features, looks more like him, right down to the wave of bleached blond bangs. “The hair is just like mine,” Shi’a says, swinging his head in tandem with the doll’s. Then he turns to the playmate in the toy-testing room, a seven-year-old girl named Jhase, and asks, “Should I put on the girl hair?” Shi’a fits a long, blond wig on the doll’s head, and suddenly it is no longer an avatar for him, but for his sister. …

Mattel’s first promotional spot for the $29.99 product features a series of kids who go by various pronouns — him, her, them, xem — and the slogan, “A doll line designed to keep labels out and invite everyone in.” With this overt nod to trans and nonbinary identities, the company is betting on where it thinks the country is going, even if it means alienating a substantial portion of the population. A Pew Research survey conducted in 2017 showed that while 76% of the public supports parents’ steering girls to toys and activities traditionally associated with boys, only 64% endorse steering boys toward toys and activities associated with girls.

With Christmas around the corner, I suppose we’ll soon see whether it “resonates so strongly” with the average child.

-ALEX

 

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Trump Says He Feels Pelosi Is “No Longer Speaker of the House”, Media Opens up a Can of Dumb in Response

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Even though the transcript of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky proves that there was no quid pro quo discussion, impeachment fever continues to gain momentum in the fever swamps of the Democratic party.

Trump, who has insisted all along that the media and Democrats have manufactured outrage over a non-story, was asked today after the transcript was released about whether or not he’d spoken to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the impeachment issue. Here’s what he said:

“No, she’s lost her way,” Trump said, responding to a question regarding whether he tried to strike a deal on impeachment with Pelosi.

“She’s been taken over by the radical Left. She may be radical Left herself, but she really has lost her way,” Trump continued. “I spoke to her about guns yesterday. She didn’t even know what I was talking about.”
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“The whole party is taken over by the Left,” Trump said. “They’ve been taken over by a radical group of people, and Nancy Pelosi, as far as I’m concerned, unfortunately, she’s no longer the speaker of the House.”

Judging from the context, what Trump was suggesting was that while Pelosi is officially Speaker of the House, she’s not really running the show anymore. Members of the AOC-led Squad, who have long pushed for impeachment, are among the House’s de facto far left leaders right now in the eyes of many Republicans, including Trump.

Sadly, the mainstream media have still not learned any lessons from their gross misreporting (to put it charitably) of the Mueller investigation, the “blockbuster” new sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Ukraine phone call, and now this.

As evidence, read the tweets and stories below, which show how badly journalists collectively stepped on a rake this afternoon in responding to Trump’s remarks after others in the media, including the Associated Press’ Zeke Miller, predictably tweeted the comments out of context:

Media firefighters and liberal commentators alike (but I repeat myself) donned their superhero capes in a rush to defend Pelosi:

Perhaps the worst example comes from Roll Call’s John T. Bennett, who actually framed the story from the bogus perspective that Trump was trying to undermine Pelosi, even though the President’s comments clearly indicate he was hinting that it was the Impeachment Caucus who were undermining Pelosi. Here’s how Bennett’s piece started out (bolded emphasis added by me):

Refusing to back away from a major political scandal, President Donald Trump undermined Speaker Nancy Pelosi while lobbing new allegations of corruption at one of Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden’s sons.

But it was what he wrote later in the piece after quoting Trump saying Pelosi was “no longer the speaker” that had heads crashing to desks:

“As far as I’m concerned, she’s no longer the speaker of the House,” Trump said before dismissing a group of reporters.

Pelosi is, in fact, the speaker. A sitting president cannot dismiss a speaker as easily as the travel pool covering him at a gathering of world leaders.

This is just straight up liberal bias. No question about it. Trump was not literally “dismissing” her as Speaker of the House, and the line about him dismissing “the travel pool” is something you’d expect an unhinged liberal CNN commentator like April Ryan to state rather indignantly, not a supposedly objective news reporter.

Bennett, who lists himself as a senior White House correspondent in his Twitter bio, unquestionably editorialized a number of times in what was supposed to be a straight news piece.

I tagged him in a tweet about it after I discovered what he’d written, but as of this writing he has yet to respond:

For the record, here is the video of Trump’s full remarks about Pelosi:

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