Wednesday, June 7, 2023

CNN: If It Bores, It Scores!

 Ann Coulter  

Here's some "follow the facts" reporting CNN absolutely refuses to do. The network provides breathless bulletins whenever there's a mass shooting, but as soon as the suspect turns out NOT to be a straight white male, it's back to Ukraine. 

"Anticipating this brutal column, CNN has just fired Chris Licht. If the next CEO plans to last any longer, he'd better implement these changes right away!

"At the risk of raising a topic even more boring than Ukraine, let's talk about CNN. There was a major article (i.e., long) in The Atlantic this week about the civil war erupting at CNN over CEO Licht and his attempt to turn the network into one that people want to watch.

"The point of the article was to show that Licht is failing -- CNN employees don't like him, no one understands what he's trying to do, and ratings are worse than ever.

"But what the article actually illustrated is how completely out of touch the media are with normal people. Any effort undertaken by these dolts to reform themselves is doomed to failure.

"Licht and his bosses aren't idiots. They know what the problem is. Their idea is to move CNN away from doomsday MSNBC-style reporting where "everything is an 11" and appeal to a "broader viewership that crave[s] sober, fact-driven coverage."

"Good idea, right?

"But Licht has no idea how to do it, and no one else in the media does either -- not The Atlantic, not CNN employees, not The New York Times.

"They all seem to believe it's a binary choice: Either left-wing zealots hysterically announcing BREAKING NEWS about Trump 24-7; or ... a one-hour interview with Jill Biden.

"Wait -- what?

"Yes, that was one of Licht's ideas for raking in the viewers. As the Times explained:

"Since Mr. Licht's 9 p.m. experiment, 'CNN Primetime,' ... viewership has fallen below what the network was drawing in the time slot just a few months ago.". . .

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Barr Confirms Rep. Jamie Raskin Lied About Biden Family Corruption Investigation

 EXCLUSIVE: Barr Confirms Raskin Lied About Biden Bribery Probe (

‘The FBI is attempting a coverup, and Democrats are doing their bidding by lying to the American people,’ Rep. James Comer told The Federalist.

"It’s not true. It wasn’t closed down,” William Barr told The Federalist on Tuesday in response to Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin’s claim that the former attorney general and his “handpicked prosecutor” had ended an investigation into a confidential human source’s allegation that Joe Biden had agreed to a $5 million bribe. “On the contrary,” Barr stressed, “it was sent to Delaware for further investigation.”

"Former Attorney General Barr went on the record with The Federalist following statements Raskin made to the press Monday afternoon. Soon after attending a closed-door meeting with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer and the FBI — at which lawmakers reviewed the FD-1023 form summarizing a CHS’s detailed allegations that then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions — Raskin spoke to the media. 

“ 'What I learned,” Raskin claimed, “was that Attorney General Barr named Scott Brady, who was the U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania, to head up a group of prosecutors who would look into all the allegations related to Ukraine.”

“ 'After Rudy Giuliani surfaced these allegations,” Raskin continued, Brady’s team looked into the FD-1023 and “in August determined that there was no grounds to escalate from an initial assessment to a preliminary investigation,” and so “they called an end to the investigation.” 

The second scandal is equally as large because it reaches the top of the FBI: Director Christopher Wray. 

Tucker Carlson 'broke the media matrix' with his first Twitter broadcast, claim conservative commentators, as it's revealed 80m people and counting watched the 10 minute show

 Daily Mail Online  . . ."Some said that by the time they finished watching the number of views had already increased by a million. 

"For comparison, 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' on Fox News, which was the most-watched cable news show, received an average of 3.1 million viewers each weeknight during the weeks leading up to his shock firing.  

"Twitter owner Elon Musk was quick to praise the 54-year old former TV anchor: 'Would be great to have shows from all parts of the political spectrum on this platform!' he wrote while retweeting Carlson's first episode. ". . .

. . ."He said he decided to broadcast his show on Twitter as a means of freely discussing issues of the day, without needing the support of legacy media. Carlson likened it to Cold War-era broadcasting, saying he hoped his show 'will be the shortwave radio under the blankets.'

" 'As of today, we've come to Twitter,' Carlson said in the video. 'We're told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we'll leave.' 

" 'By this point, it's possible American citizens are the least informed people in the world,' he said. 'Diversity is our strength; trans women are women; Zelensky is Churchill: it's all self evidently true. Doesn't need an explanation. And don't ask questions.'



California State Senate To Honor Anti-Catholic Drag Group…

 Weasel Zippers

The letter said the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence “is well known for their public denigration of the Catholic faith,” adding, “We respectfully request the withdrawal of this invitation, as it sends a troubling message to Californians of all faiths.”

"Three Christian organizations will host a prayer vigil on the west steps of the California state Capitol in Sacramento on Monday as a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is honored inside by elected officials. 

"The California Family Council (CFC), the American Council, and the California Catholic Conference are hosting the vigil in response to Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) decision to recognize “Sister Roma,” a member of the drag performers accused of mocking Christianity and Catholicism, on the Senate floor. 

“ 'It’s disheartening to see the California Legislature honor a group characterized by its mockery of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular,” CFC President Jonathan Keller remarked in a press release“By promoting the profane ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,’ these elected leaders are endorsing mockery, hatred, and blasphemy. This ceremony is deeply offensive towards millions of Californians across the Golden State.”

“ 'The vigil is not a political protest but a time of solemn prayer and worship,” it continues.". . .

Democrats Use Drag Queen to Rally 2024 Voters (

However, the centrist pushback against the far-left Democrats is being aided by the growing number of leave-us-alone gays and lesbians who are protesting the pro-transgender evangelization of K-12 children.

Tim Scott Scolds ‘The View’ Over ‘Dangerous, Offensive’ Comments About Black People

 The Daily Wire

"Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) admonished “The View” on Monday over what he described as “dangerous, offensive, and disgusting” messages airing on the show about success among black people being the “exception and not the rule.”

"During an appearance on ABC talk show, Scott — who recently announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination — was asked by co-host Sunny Hostin to explain his claim that he doesn’t believe in “systemic racism” as she pressed him to then to define “systemic racism.”

“ 'Let me answer the question that you’ve asked,” Scott said.

“ 'One of the reasons why I’m on the show is because of the comments that were made frankly on this show that the only way for a young African American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule,” Scott said.

“ 'That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today, that the only way to succeed is by being the exception,” he added." . . .

Ron DeSantis’s War on Woke

Unfortunately, while DeSantis wages a war on woke, Trump seems to be waging a war on DeSantis. Regardless of Trump’s apparent rejection of the term, the former president has recently and repeatedly used “woke” to attack his political opponents. . . 

  American Thinker    "Ron DeSantis calls himself the governor of the state “where woke goes to die,” and his track record of accomplishments in the fight against wokeness as governor of Florida – which he believes will be a model for his presidency of the whole country – has caught the attention of many across the country." . . .

. . ."When asked by NBC correspondent Dasha Burns to define the term woke during his campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday, DeSantis responded that it is “a form of cultural Marxism [.…] It’s about putting merit and achievement behind identity politics, and it’s basically a war on the truth. And as that has infected institutions, and it has corrupted institutions. So, you’ve got to be willing to fight the woke; we’ve done that in Florida, and we proudly consider ourselves the state where woke goes to die.”

"All in all, we may say that there is no politician who better understands this reality – and the threat it poses to the future – and who has wielded political power to fight back against it than Ron DeSantis. Whether it’s about Critical Race Theory, cancel culture or gender ideology indoctrination in the entire education system or the corporate boardroom, DeSantis has taken effective measures to stop the spread of that disease." . . .

Tucker is back, with his alt. view of the Kakhovka dam collapse in Ukraine and our media’s lies

 Tucker is back, with his alt. view of the Kakhovka dam collapse in Ukraine and our media’s lies - American Thinker   "Tucker Carlson has begun his new video presence on Twitter, complete with a “Tucker on Twitter” logo and a video labeled as “Ep. 1.” And it’s a doozy.". . .

"The former cable news ratings champion was moved to take to Twitter with a ten-and-a-half minute explanation of what happened to the Kakhovka dam that collapsed in Ukraine. And you can be sure that it is not the narrative that the American media is pushing with a seeming single voice. Noting that Russia built the dam and that it serves many Russian-speaking areas as well as the Black Sea Fleet’s port in Crimea, he suggested that Putin is not so crazy as to destroy a dam built by his country that serves his country.

"Updated: courtesy of The Gateway Pundit, here is a transcript of the first portion of the video, on the dam:

“This morning it looks like somebody blew up the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine. The rushing wall of water wiped out entire villages, destroyed a critical hydropower plant, and as of tonight, puts the largest nuclear reactor in Europe in danger of melting down. So if this was intentional, it was not a military tactic. It was an act of terrorism. Then the question is, who did it? Well, let’s see. The Kakhovka dam was effectively Russian. It was built by the Russian government. It currently sits in Russian controlled territory. The dam’s reservoir supplies water to Crimea, which has been, for the last 240 years, home of the Russian Black Sea fleet. Blowing up the dam may be bad for Ukraine, but it hurts Russia more. And for precisely that reason, the Ukrainian government has considered destroying it. In December, the Washington Post quoted a Ukrainian general saying his men had fired American made rockets at the dam’s floodgate as a test strike. So really, once the facts start coming in, it becomes much less of a mystery what might have happened to the dam. Any fair person would conclude that the Ukrainians probably blew it up, just as you would assume they blew up Nordstream, the Russian natural gas pipeline, last fall.” . . .