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Oh Please: Women’s Groups Complain About ‘Sexist’ Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Campaigns

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Image via CNN reporter Maeve Reston’s Twitter feed.

In spite of several months of grueling campaigning, the female Democratic candidates for president haven’t polled as well as their male counterparts.

In response, frustrated liberal women’s groups don’t believe that there’s an issue with the female contenders themselves. Instead, they are blaming … their allies in the liberal media.

The Hill reports:

The groups… write that the “historic number of highly qualified women candidates” running in the Democratic primary have received less media attention than their male counterparts, citing a FiveThirtyEight analysis, and that coverage of them has often focused on concerns about “electability,” using standards that have not been applied in coverage of male candidates.

The groups demanded the press ensure at least half of town hall and debate moderators are women and half of moderators are people of color, calling CNN’s recent New Hampshire town halls using only men as moderators “unacceptable.” The letter also calls on the media to ask male candidates about issues affecting women, including sexism, maternal health, reproductive rights and sexual assault.

“We need a candidate committed to protecting and promoting women’s rights, but too often, only women candidates are asked about reproductive rights and justice, maternal health or mortality, combating sexism, and addressing and eradicating sexual violence–if these questions are even asked at all,” the letter states. “Women make up over 50% of the electorate. Journalists must ask male candidates about these issues.”

Read the full letter here.

These women have either been hiding under rocks over the last several election cycles, or they’re just digging for someone or something to blame for the lack of traction the female candidates – with the exception of Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) – have gotten.

If we were talking about a Republican presidential field with a bunch of female candidates, these women might have a point (of course these same women’s groups would not go to bat for those Republican candidates the way the have for Democratic women), but we’re not. The mainstream press goes out of their way to treat the female Democratic party candidates with reverence and respect.

This is just one example, from CNN‘s Chris Cilizza, comparing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) to “Game of Thrones” character Brienne of Tarth:

Deeply disciplined and principled. Loyal, to a fault. Their upbringings have troubled them as they sought to both honor the past and move beyond it. Also, both are sneaky tall! (Warren is, according to the Internet, 5’8″.)

Here’s another, from CNN‘s Dan Merica, who is covering Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (NY) campaign:

Kirsten Gillibrand is campaigning by living her best life. So why aren’t voters responding?

Mainstream media journalists have even turned into impromptu fashion consultants on the campaign trail, as a giggly Sen. Harris found out in February:

In response to conservative complaints about how Harris was being treated like a rock star by those covering her, the female journalists blamed … sexism (shocker!).

So did Queen Kamala.

There are many more examples. These are not the exception. They are the rule.

On the issue of men being asked the same questions women are about issues like abortion, rape, birth control, etc, again these ladies have to have been hiding under a rock. They must have forgotten how often these exact type of questions asked of male candidates during political debates have gotten Republican men in trouble.

As to these women’s group’s complaints about the “electability” issue being “sexist” in nature, all I have to say is “are you kidding me?” The “electability” question comes up every presidential election cycle with Republicans who have fretted over which candidate had the better shot of defeating the Democrat in November.

Democrats are no different on this matter.

Talking about someone’s “electability” is only “sexist” in the minds of people who are desperately looking for something, anything to whine about. Elections are ultimately about winning, not installing someone in public office just because of their skin color or sex (I know Democrats don’t view things that way, but it’s the truth of the matter).

If polling numbers for the female candidates continue to stay in the single digits, I just don’t know what these liberal feminists and their sympathetic allies on the left will do. Maybe demand the guys just drop out of the race?

Oh, wait. That’s already started happening.

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The Mainstream Left Attacks 14-Year-Old Right-Leaning Girl, Meanwhile It Celebrates These Things

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As I previously covered, a 14-year-old girl was attacked by BuzzFeed in an attempt to deplatform her for having an extremely non-politically correct outlook and right-leaning opinions. Her targets are often social justice people, and celebrated causes, with her last target being radical Islam.

For BuzzFeed writer Joseph Bernstein, it was a step too far. Between Soph shrugging off the rules imposed on society by the PC police and her unapologetic attacks on everything he holds holy, Bernstein did what any good leftist mainstream author would do and he sent the mob after her and her platform YouTube. The bid worked, and Soph’s video was removed from YouTube for “hate speech,” and she received strikes to her channel preventing her from uploading more for a time.

Soph’s videos are admittedly crude, and watching the language and topics being discussed by a 14-year-old girl can cause many to wrinkle their nose in disgust. Especially considering Gen Z’s approach to no-holds-barred humor and commentary, many in the previous generations would instinctively clutch their pearls.

Meanwhile, the left seems to be okay with hate and sexualizing children on all sorts of media platforms.

The most popular example of the sexualization of kids is Desmond Is Amazing. Desmond Napoles is an 11-year-old boy who is possibly the most popular drag queen outside of RuPaul. He has been hailed as “the future” and can currently be seen representing the Converse LGBT line of products. Before that, Desmond was being celebrated by the left for dancing on a stage at a gay bar at 2 am while dressed up like No Doubt’s Gwen Stephanie as people threw money on the stage.

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Over on YouTube, a YouTube channel called “Queer Kid Stuff” is attempting to teach children 7 and below about things like drag queens, gender, and how to be an LGBT activist. It also ventures into things such as teaching kids about “privilege.” Napoles also made an appearance on this channel as well, to further entrench the idea of transgenderism and drag into kids.

Let’s not forget that a child appeared next to a naked drag queen in a viral photo, and somehow that was okay too.

YouTube is also completely fine with teaching kids racism and sexism, specifically against white males. At Kristina Wong’s YouTube channel, she does a show called “Radical Cram School” where she openly encourages young girls to engage in racism.

In fact, kids are consistently the target of social justice, not only in the media but in public schools as well. Schools were allowing children of the opposite gender to shower and dress in the name of progress. On overnight field trips, teachers were instructed not to inform parents when members of the opposite sex claiming to be transgender slept in the same place as the opposite sex.

One male gym teacher in the Pasco County School District in Florida was punished for refusing to observe a nude female minor in the men’s locker room after she identified as male. Teachers at that school were under a gag order from the administration as well, so teachers were not allowed to discuss the goings on inside the school to the parents.

This is all the in the name of “progress,” “diversity,” and “acceptance,” and all of it happening to kids.

God forbid you have an opinion that runs contrary to this, however. BuzzFeed may just send the mob after you and your family, regardless of your age, and social media sites may deplatform you.

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Despite Democrat Fear Mongering, Stocks Rebound

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Looks like Peter T. Johnson at USA Today might be coming around on the Trump Tariffs. In an article posted at 6:15 PM yesterday, well after the stock market closed down 600 points, he writes:

If reports are true that the Chinese did reverse course on new commitments protecting U.S. interests related to intellectual property, competition policy and currency manipulation, the aggressive American response could well prove justified and effective, despite the obvious and well-documented risks to such an approach.

After a short review of traditional approaches, he goes on to say:

But in these unique circumstances, the administration could actually get what it wants and more quickly than its critics might think.

A lot of this assessment is tied up in the unique being that is President Donald J. Trump. U.S. national politics has rarely seen his like and International Relations haven’t seen this from a U.S. President since Teddy Roosevelt. The biggest aspect of that is Trump’s unpredictability, which is likely driving the Chinese negotiators and advisors to Xi flat out nuts. You’ve got to believe the riskiest job in the World has got to be an advisor to Xi or worse, Kim, who has to predict just what President Trump is going to do next. This is why Chris Wallace’s constant return to his question regarding the end date of U.S. tariffs was so out of line.

Side note: After yesterday’s 600 point decline, the market is, as of this writing, up 240 points. As always, after the emotion, cooler heads prevail.

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BuzzFeed Is Attempting to Destroy a 14-Year-Old Girl Because She Hurt Their Feelings

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Soph is a 14-year-old girl on YouTube who is foul-mouthed, crude, and often disturbingly correct. She’s like a walking talking episode of South Park. This combination of being this young and bearing wisdom usually reserved for people three times her age has made her extremely popular. She currently sits at 860k subscribers on YouTube.

What’s more, she’s unabashedly right-leaning, and that’s a problem for the left. Specifically the hard-leftist media mecca of BuzzFeed.

Publishing an article called YouTube’s Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old GirlBuzzFeed’s Joseph Berstein launches after Soph with all the venom and rage saved for figures like Mike Pence.

The focus of Bernstein’s anger with Soph revolves around a video she posted titled “Be Not Afraid” wherein she dons a burka and proceeded to highlight the absurdities of Islam, the mainstream media, social justice warriors and more with all the subtlety and grace of a freight train plowing through a warehouse filled with porcelain.

I would love to post the video for you, but during the course of writing this article YouTube has taken the video down for “violating YouTube’s policy on hate speech.”

Bernstein spent much of the article not only misunderstanding Gen Z humor, but also attempting to paint Soph as an oncoming Hitler. Outside of trying to demolish this 14-year-old girl, however, he went after YouTube brass for allowing someone like her to exist on their platform in the first place.

It worked, and YouTube launched into action by striking Soph’s channel and taking away her ability to upload for a week. They’ve also now taken down her “Be Not Afraid” video as stated above.

As highlighted by Summit News, this action by BuzzFeed and YouTube caused a bit of a backlash.

As I said during Facebook’s ban of figures like Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, et al, whether you approve of Soph’s crudeness, dark humor, and extreme lack of political correctness or not, her being attacked and subsequently deplatformed for her views is wrong. Soph is popular and her unfriendliness to the PC police and their arbitrary rules makes her a liability. For the left, she had to go.

Bernstein took the approach that most leftists do. It starts by painting the target as the second-coming of Hitler, it highlights out of context phrases or misunderstood or politically incorrect humor (a constant thing in the age of the un-PC Gen Z) and then directs the mob to both the subject and whatever platform the subject is using.

Deplatforming is bad enough, but I can remember the constant rending of cloth and gnashing of teeth over the Parkland kids who lead the gun control march after their fateful school shooting. Of course, this flew out the window when the Covington Catholic kids were the center of attention, and the left was openly making death threats that seemed to go unnoticed by the social media overlords.

Now, Bernstein and BuzzFeed are doing everything they can to see to it that a 14-year-old’s life is ruined, including highlighting the fact that she gets angry when the left tries to bring her parents into it. To be clear, that’s not a sign that her parents don’t know what she’s doing. It’s just someone getting mad when you’re trying to sic the mob on their family for something you did.

It made Tucker Carlson pretty mad when Antifa went after his family too.

Soph can be debated, and should. Everyone should be debated. However, that’s not BuzzFeed and the left’s goal. The goal is to make Soph a nonentity, and a digital mute. It’s to make her one more empty space in the in-progress echo chamber the left is trying to establish online.

It’s to make her a ghost.

One further thing we can take away from this, however, is that the left is afraid of a 14-year-old girl.

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WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Rashida Tlaib’s Holocaust Revisionism, Dem History of Anti-Semitism

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Screen grab via Fox News.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on a segment of Sean Hannity’s show last night and blasted Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI-13) most recent anti-Semitical remarks as part of an overall pattern of disturbing behavior and “tolerance” within the Democratic party.

While there, Cruz took the opportunity to criticize the other two of what he refers to as the “freshman trio” of Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) for their anti-Semitical/anti-Israel statements – or defenses of such – as well.

Fox News reports:

“Well, it’s unfortunately a growing problem. The Democratic Party as a whole is galloping to the left. And one of the components of that is the extreme left has a long history of anti-Semitism of anti-Israel hatred. We’re seeing it with this freshman trio, these three freshman house members who keep expressing anti-semitic, anti-Israel comments,” Cruz said on “Hannity.”

“Whether it’s congresswoman Tlaib’s comments about the Holocaust, which are just… they’re horrifying, or whether it’s Congresswoman Omar’s tweet attacking Israel, saying ‘it’s all about the Benjamins.’ It’s repeating anti-Semitic attacks,” he added.

[…]

Cruz criticized the Democratic Party and leadership for not distancing themselves from the three.

“It would be one thing if it’s a couple of fringe radicals in their party, but what we’ve seen at least in the House of Representatives the Democratic Party as a whole, the leadership as a whole, is unwilling to distance themselves from these radicals, from these extreme and really harmful sentiments,” Cruz said.

Watch video of Cruz’s comments below:

In addition to his appearance on Sean Hannity’s show, Cruz posted several tweets on the issue this morning, including one where he addressed House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (MD-5) defense of Tlaib:

As of this writing, Hoyer has not responded to Cruz’s question.

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Rashida Tlaib’s Critics Don’t Want Her Silenced. They WANT Her to Keep Talking.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13). Screen grab via CNN.

In light of the backlash to her latest round of anti-Semitic remarks, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) wants people to know she stands in solidarity with fellow anti-Semitical progressive Tamika Mallory:

Tlaib was replying to Mallory’s retweeting of another Tlaib apologist – Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), who trotted out the “dangerous” card in response to Tlaib’s critics in yet another shameless attempt at stifling the debate:

One of the fascinating things about these discussions involving Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is that they – along with their defenders – actually believe their critics want them to stop talking, to be silenced.

They don’t.

Every time Tlaib, Omar, and AOC start talking, it reveals much in the way of how extreme the party has become. Furthermore, their party leadership’s reflexive defenses of them show how alarmingly tolerant they now are of raw, unabashed, unapologetic shutuppery and anti-Semitism.

When they talk, they reveal much. And most of it is not good look – for them.

There’s no mistaking it – the latest revelation about Tlaib is part of a disturbing pattern with her that can’t be explained away. The below tweet is part of a must-read thread that puts everything together about Tlaib’s anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, anti-Semitical belief system.

If anyone is trying to silence criticism, it’s the other way around. Tlaib, Omar, AOC and their defenders do it by way of playing the tiresome “progressive woman of color” card. Or the “incitement” card. Or the “woman” card. Or the “bullied” card.

Or the “racism” card:

They are trying to shut their critics down, but their critics in turn do not want them to be silent.

As I tweeted last night:

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Biden’s Campaign Wraps him in Bubble Wrap

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Joe Biden has been very quiet the last week or so. That’s apparently on purpose as former Obama lackey David Axelrod says Biden’s staff have decided to place him in a “candidate protection program.” While it sounds like he’s an alcoholic being admitted to rehab, it’s actually a plan to shut him up, keep him from looking old, and stop him from committing gaffes.

The Washington Examiner has the report.

Former President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod said that Joe Biden’s campaign seems to be trying to protect him from making gaffes or appearing to be too old for the presidency.

Axelrod told the New York Times that he thought the campaign’s strategy of insulating Biden from the press and holding back the famously garrulous former vice president from making any controversial remarks has worked so far, but said the campaign will have to pivot to allow him to be “more venturesome” with his remarks and appearance.

Biden has already gotten in trouble with his treatment of the press. Not by the press themselves of course as they enjoy being battered around by liberals, but right leaning sources did point out that Biden’s behavior would be headline news if a Republican had shoved reporters away.

Axelrod goes on to say that Biden’s campaign is trying to help him avoid fatigue.

“I think they’ve been really, really adroit in the early going,” Axelrod said. “Clearly, they’re trying to do enough to show the flag but not so much that it exposes him to either mistakes or fatigue. But the pace is going to quicken as the race goes on and you can’t keep him in candidate protection program.”

“One of the tests for a guy who’s 76 years old is, ‘Can he handle this?’” Axelrod said, of Biden needing to be more out in the open and visible on the campaign trail.

I noted this several weeks ago during Biden’s official launch speech. He was stumbling and slurring his words and it was only the first day. What’s he going to look like a year from now?

This is Biden’s chief disadvantage against Trump. The President is a machine when it comes to campaigning. He can do rally after rally and he only seems to get more energized. Meanwhile, Biden has essentially went into hiding and it’s only been two weeks. At this rate, he’ll be drooling and needing a walker by the time the summer 2020 campaign season heats up.

As Hillary showed, I don’t think you can hide forever. The former 2016 candidate clearly broke down midway through the general election campaign, collapsing and then cutting her public appearances way back. This likely contributed to her not even visiting Wisconsin, a key state she should would later lose.

Biden is going to have to get out of the witness protection program and start barnstorming soon. If he doesn’t, he won’t even win the Democratic primary. It’s a double edged sword though, as when he does hit the ground running he’s going to look old and commit plenty of gaffes because that’s who he is. As to their current plan, we’ll see if wrapping him in bubble wrap will work out for his handlers.

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BREAKING. Attorney General Barr Launches Investigation to Determine How the Russia Investigation Started and More

The Associated Press is reporting that Attorney General William Barr has directed that John Durham, the US Attorney for Connecticut, investigate the origins of the Russia probe and determine if the spying upon the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate.”

This is and interesting choice and a serious one:

Mr. Durham, who was nominated by Mr. Trump in 2017 and has been a Justice Department lawyer since 1982, has conducted special investigations under administrations of both parties. Attorney General Janet Reno asked Mr. Durham in 1999 to investigate the F.B.I.’s handling of a notorious informant: the organized crime leader James (Whitey) Bulger.

In 2008, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey assigned Mr. Durham to investigate the C.I.A.’s destruction of videotapes in 2005 showing the torture of terrorism suspects. A year later, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. expanded Mr. Durham’s mandate to also examine whether the agency broke any laws in its abuses of detainees in its custody.

In both cases, Durham produced reports that were anything but a cover-up.

This now makes three investigations into the investigation. John Huber, who is now featured on milk cartons across the nation, is investigating something. The DOJ IG, Michael Horowitz, has been looking at the actions of the FBI and Department of Justice for over a year and is due to report to Barr next month. And now this.

The left isn’t happy:

I don’t known why they have their panties wadded, innocent men should look forward to being investigated so the record can be set straight and their names cleared. At least that’s what I’ve been told for the past two years.

All in all,the depth and breadth of the investigation makes me a little more comfortable in the belief that we will eventually get to the bottom of this and what is found there will lead to a significant reform in the FISA courts and in some other practices such as unmasking of US citizens and the use of allied intelligence services as cutouts for domestic spying.

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Rod Rosenstein Goes Nuclear on James Comey and It’s Beautiful

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I don’t think he’ll be getting plaudits from CNN anymore after this.

He had been rehabbed for a while after revelations about him wanting to record the President came out. His handling of Robert Mueller, or better yet his complete lack of oversight of the situation, also pleased resistance members everywhere.

Well, kiss that good will goodbye because Rosenstein lit up James Comey tonight in remarks before the Greater Baltimore Committee. This report is via Fox News.

Rod Rosenstein unloaded on former FBI Director James Comey in remarks to the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) on Monday evening, slamming Comey’s turn as a “partisan pundit,” reiterating that he deserved to be fired, and faulting him for trampling “bright lines that should never be crossed.”

Here’s the some of the criticism.

“Now, the former director is a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul,” Rosenstein said. “That is disappointing. Speculating about souls is not a job for police and prosecutors. Generally, we base our opinions on eyewitness testimony.”

Holy crap, that’s brutal. It’s also completely true.

Comey’s biggest flaw, aside from being a corrupt partisan, is that he sees himself as some kind of virtuous savior. Instead of following protocol, Comey spent his time staring into the abyss and making moral judgements on legal matters that should only be based on evidentiary standards.

Rod Rosenstein sees through Comey’s facade and pulls no punches. The shots at him about being a media pundit are also well deserved. Comey is not a serious person. He’s out to make a buck and keep his spot on the D.C. cocktail circuit.

The Hillary email investigation was also brought up in Rosenstein’s speech.

“The clearest mistake was the director’s decision to hold a press conference about an open case, reveal his recommendation and discuss details about the investigation, without the consent of the prosecutors and the attorney general,” Rosenstein said. “Then, he chose to send a letter to the Congress on the eve of the election stating that one of the candidates was under criminal investigation, expecting it to be released immediately to the public.”

Rosenstein added: “Those actions were not within the range of reasonable decisions. They were inconsistent with our goal of communicating to all FBI employees that they should respect the attorney general’s role, refrain from disclosing information about criminal investigations, avoid disparaging uncharged persons, and above all, not take unnecessary steps that could influence an election.”

This is basically the same thing that Robert Mueller did with his report. Instead of doing his job and simply making a recommendation on obstruction, he included thousands of footnotes in his report. The purpose of that was smear people who he didn’t have the guts to charge while not even doing the one thing he was appointed to do, which was to decide on the obstruction question.

Comey’s press conference may have actually been beneficial to Republicans at the time but that doesn’t change the fact that it was completely inappropriate. His appropriation of Loretta Lynch’s role (with her blessing via the scheme she cooked up) showed that Comey had no care for legal norms or standards. He essentially appointed himself as a fourth branch of government and to this day thinks he was righteous for doing so.

People like that are dangerous to have in governmental positions. Someone with no boundaries can justify doing anything and swear they are virtuous while doing it. Comey’s current mindset, complete with introspective tweets staring at trees, borders on delusion.

Firing Comey was long overdue and it’s nice to see Rosenstein not back down from his recommendation to do so. He should probably lay low a few days because the backlash from the media and liberals is going to be swift.

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The Guardian Complains Trump and Hungarian PM Oban are “Man-Spreading” In Massive Shark Jump

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During its live coverage of the White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Hungary’s New Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, The Guardian felt it important to point out that two men were doing something shocking.

According to the UK’s most well-known publication, the two world leaders were “manspreading.”

Shocking, I know.

“Trump is in the Oval Office, talking to the press alongside prime minister Viktor Orban,” reported the Guardian. “They’re both man-spreading on a pair of yellow leather chairs.

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If you’re not up on feminist vernacular, “man-spreading” is a term meaning the natural spread of a man’s legs while he’s sitting due to his anatomical need to not squish sensitive parts of his body. Feminists have taken this natural position and used it as a way to make it seem men are exerting some sort of patriarchal control over the places they sit by taking up more space, specifically on buses or airplanes.

And rest assured, this is purely a feminist term. That The Guardian is using it in what is supposed to be a neutral play-by-play is enough to clue you into how biased it is in its reporting.

Of course, The Guardian’s clearly biased take on the meeting didn’t end there. When the topic of the Mueller investigation came up, Trump reiterated that the report found him innocent of every charge leveled at him by the left. The Guardian inserted that this was “a lie”:

After praising Orbán, Trump talks about the Mueller report. Trump says the report found “no collusion, and no obstruction”, which is a lie.

The Guardian then linked to a CNN article attempting to paint the Mueller report has not had said that at all, which it did. This had been a false narrative the left had been trying to cling to after the report’s release, with mainstream news organizations like CNN and MSNBC attempting to be creative in its interpretation.

However, as Brian Williams hilariously learned while interviewing Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow, the writing was plain as day.

The derangement is real.

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