P.J. Gladnick

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I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.

I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy. 

Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list. 

 Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.

When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry,  due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).

Latest from P.J. Gladnick

Justice for Taylor Swift! Yeah, now that's a cause that your average working American can get behind. And it is also a cause taken up by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren which has resulted in widespread mockery. Okay, the mockery hasn't quite reached the levels inspired by the reaction to her hyping of a DNA test last year that revealed that Warren is maybe 1/1024 Native American but it is up there.



Sean Spicer is a lousy dancer. In fact, he is a downright horrible dancer. The good news is that Spicer seems to have no problem living with that obvious defect. However,  the fact that the former White House Press Secretary remains on ABC's Dancing With the Stars week after week has driven New York Times dance critic Gia Courlas into a state of extreme outrage.



The Atlantic Magazine admitted (approvingly) that the Latest Saturday Night Live skit was less a satire and really more of a campaign ad for Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Sunday article by Spencer Kornhaber made this admission both in the title, "SNL Runs an Ad for Elizabeth Warren," and body of the article. 



CNN's Jim Sciutto took the idea that the consumer and the manufacturers ultimately pay for tariffs in the form of increased prices of imported goods to absurdly assert that the United States does not collect tariffs. It wasn't just an unfortunate slip of the tongue on the part of Sciutto because he emphasized his silly assertion twice and both times, as you can see and hear in the video, with an air of superior authority to Peter Navarro who happens to have an extensive academic background in economics.



While reading the absurd New York Times impeachment porn fantasy by Carl Hulse, you have to pinch yourself every few sentences to remind yourself that you are actually reading a bizarre what-if written by the chief Washington correspondent for that newspaper and not the wild speculations of a DUer loon at the Democratic Underground. What-if an asteroid were to hit the planet to disrupt the impeachment process? Nope. Something even more ridiculous.

 

>What if the Senate votes to convict Trump after he was impeached by the House, meaning about 20 Republican senators would willing commit political suicide to satisfy the Democrats, and then, and then just a majority of them could vote to keep him from running for President again.



CNBC's John Harwood, best known for his extreme bias against Republican and conservatives and in favor of Democrats, has let his Trump Derangement Syndrome get the better of him in the form of tweeting displeasure over the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Like many Democrats, Harwood was outraged that Trump went around members of Congress, including Nancy Pelosi.

 



You pretty much know that the leftist hive of Teen Vogue would exclude conservatives in its survey of youth politics when the synopsis of each young person from 16 to 24 featured is prefaced by the sentient being's preferred pronouns. Preferred pronouns, of course, are one of the easy symbols to recognize that any such article would act as if conservative or Republican youth would be considered to be creatures from another world thus not even within the Teen Vogue realm of being considered for attention.



On Monday, Politico Magazine thought the unthinkable (for liberals). What if (GASP!) President Donald Trump actually wins re-election  next year? In order to present this dystopian (for liberals) future, Politico's senior White House reporter Darren Samuelsohn took us on a trip to the very near future in a time machine.



CNN is upset because President Donald Trump's border control policies are working so well thanks in large part to the cooperation of the Mexican government. And it is that cooperation with Mexico that also irks Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from whom it is obvious CNN got many of their talking points.



Van Jones slams HIllary Clinton for suggesting that Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian Asset. "She's playing a very dangerous game. Hillary Clinton, if you're concerned about this information and to spread disinformation, that is what just happened."



Actor John Lithgow wrote an op-ed that appeared in Thursday's New York Times that comes off more like a therapy session of a very angry patient giving vent to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome. The surprising thing is that the Times editors seemed to have done nothing to tone down Lithgow's embarrassing rants. The result is the reader is put in the position of a therapist listening to the ranting of an Anger Management patient. 

 



The Discovery Channel's six part documentary series "Why We Hate" which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg premiers on Sunday on the Discovery Channel. So do you have any idea which person is being focused upon by the Daily Beast  as an example of perpetrating hate? Of course you do. It is the Big Bad Orange Man aka President Donald Trump.



Imagine the concept of journalists asking probing questions of candidates. Some might find that idea to be off-limits. And some of those who do actually consider themselves to be journalists whose main mission is to protect Democrat candidates, namely Elizabeth Warren.



If you thought that leftist cancel culture couldn't get any more absurd, well, it just did. SpongeBob Squarepants, the popular television cartoon, has been accused of cultural appropriation by a university professor.



The hosts of CBS's This Morning gushed over Tina Tchen on Monday without even the slightest mention of what she is best known for. It was the elephant in the room that causes one to wonder if Tchen's appearance on This Morning was contingent on the hosts not mentioning the Jussie Smollett case.

 



New York Times columnist David Brooks stacks the deck with the greatest of ease by putting words into the mouth of an imaginary Trump supporter during an imaginary interview with "Flyover Man." Why not a real interview instead of this fake news?



More than twenty years before the students of Covington Catholic high school were branded as racist by much of the mainstream media for the high "crime" of merely standing in place while a leftist activist beat a drum in their vicinity there was another prominent victim of fake news. His name was Richard Jewell. He was the security guard who saved many lives during the 1996 Summer Olympics when he discovered a backpack filled with three pipe bombs at Centennial Olympic Park.

The public will be reminded of his ordeal in December with the release of a film directed by Clint Eastwood, "Richard Jewell."



Politico Magazine published a story about a congresswoman struggling with impeachment with such laughable melodrama as to provide inadvertent comedy entertainment.



Margaret Brennan on Sunday's Face The Nation seemed to place her faith in the veracity of second hand information produced by the whistleblower concerning the phone call between the Ukrainian president and President Donald Trump. Secondhand information which could be properly labeled as "hearsay" which is what guest Senator Lindsey Graham called it.



John Kasich has a reputation for being vehemently opposed to President Donald Trump. In fact, when the Republicans nominated Trump in Cleveland in 2016, the governor of Ohio at the time, Kasich, couldn't even be bothered to show up at the venue. Therefore it would be not be unusual if CNN's New Day host Alyisyn Camerota expected to hear a sympathetic reaction to the impeachment  of Trump from Kasich on Friday. However, imagine her surprise when Kasich poured cold water on the subject of impeachment.