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.

My frequent commentaries (or rantings for those who don't appreciate me) can be found at my DUmmie FUnnies YouTube Channel.

Latest from P.J. Gladnick

CNN's Chris Cillizza has a problem. In order for him to claim that President Donald Trump is "rewriting history" concerning his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, he has to avoid a major chunk of that history. The irony is that it turns out that Cillizza himself is the one that is rewriting history by failing to report on a important decision by Trump early in the outbreak that significantly reduced the number of coronavirus cases in the United States during the early stages.

 



Politico is channeling a big fear of liberals concerning the coronavirus outbreak. Is this a fear that the deadly virus could spread exponentially? Perhaps. However, what really disturbs them is the possibility that President Donald Trump will get credit for keeping the number of cases relatively low which would make his reelection more likely.

 

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If you want to maintain job security at the Washington Post, you must adhere to the Orange Man Bad narrative- whether you are a conservative, or a "conservative" such as columnist Kathleen Parker. On Tuesday, Parker stuck to that policy by writing yet another column based on the Orange Man Bad narrative concerning the response to coronavirus: "Let Andrew Cuomo speak for America, not Trump."



Alex Wagner, a CBS special correspondent and co-host of Showtime's political series The Circus, has a very low threshold for Joe Biden to meet in the upcoming presidential campaign: Stay alive. Yes, according to Wagner, Biden just needs to have warm blood flowing through his body to make it across the election day finish line on November 3 and hopefully that would be enough for him to score a victory against President Trump.

 



Washington Post media columnist, Margaret Sullivan, launched a tirade against the media live broadcasting President Trump's coronavirus briefings in "The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump’s dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings."



CNN political commentator and former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum saw his political and media career quickly evaporate after being found by police in a Miami Beach hotel room last week with a gay male escort, an apparent overdose, crystal meth, vomiting, incoherence, and much more. Gillum announced he was entering rehab and retiring from public life for a while. CNN issued only one sanitized report from Oliver Darcy, days before the rehab announcement.



Stand by for yet another "inflection point" in which it is finally, finally OVER for the Trump presidency. Yes, liberals and Never Trumpers thought they had reached that "inflection point" several times over the past few years of this administration but now it must really really be over for Trump due to the coronavirus. Or at least that is the latest political gospel conventional wisdom according to Never Trumper Peter Wehner.



Is Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank secretly working for the Trump 2020 campaign? The question has to be asked because Milbank is currently doing all he can to completely alienate Bernie Sanders supporters from the Democrat party  and making it more likely that they won't be voting for Joe Biden, if he is the nominee, in November. So how is Milbank accomplishing this result? By severely castigating Bernie Sanders and labeling him a "spoiler." 

 



As much as newspapers insist they merely "report," they write up a lot of wishful thinking about how the Republicans are sure to lose in the fall. Such was the case with New York Times reporters Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin aerobically rubbing a crystal ball on Thursday in "Trump’s Re-election Chances Suddenly Look Shakier."



Elizabeth Warren has left the race, and it's all our fault. Sniff! She was just too competent for us. Such was The Atlantic magazine epitaph for the Warren campaign written by Megan Garber on Thursday bemoaning what she thought was a public too unenlightened to appreciate the brilliance of the 1/1024th Native American candidate.  It was titled "America Punished Elizabeth Warren for Her Competence." Republicans had nothing to do with Warren's failure to thrive as a Democrat contender. 



The New York Times published a column by their opinion writer, Gail Collins, calling the coronavirus "Trumpvirus." Collins should their own science writer at the Times, Donald G. McNeil, Jr., who countered the notion of an ineffective Trump with an analysis on Friday, "To Take On the Coronavirus, Go Medieval on It." The subtitle reveals that the early travel restrictions imposed by Trump have had a positive effect on stopping the spread of the disease: "Quarantines and restrictive measures served a purpose in the old days. They can now, too."



If someone has been judged to have been the worst prognosticator for 2016 you would wonder why his book on how to beat Trump in 2020 is being hyped. Such is the case with Politico whose reporter, Alex Thompson, proclaimed David Plouffe as the worst prognosticator of 2016 yet oddly plugged his book on 2020 election tactics as he did on Super Tuesday in "The worst prognosticator of 2016 makes a 2020 comeback."



Try to imagine the most guarded, self-protective personalities you know. Chances are good that among that list of people the name of Hillary Clinton pops up. And yet, Politico hilariously wants you to believe that Hillary Clinton is now looking for inspiration on how to conduct her upcoming podcast show to that most open of personalities... Howard Stern.



President Trump's acquittal in the Senate is driving some of the media's worst Trump haters into a tizzy. The media's bias has been intense -- and yet the problem is apparently it's not intense enough. Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan is bizarrely urging the media to drop its "neutrality at all costs" model and go all out in opposition to Trump. 



The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! That is what most of the media want you to believe about the 2020 election. This explains the recent spate of reports about the Russians attempting to hack the results of the upcoming election just as they supposedly did with the 2016 election despite no solid proof.  And among those who saw no real proof of Russian influence on the 2016 election is someone who is among the ones most steeped in the electoral facts of that election, Nate Silver of 538. 



Perhaps in normal times Michael Bloomberg's presidential candidacy would have been destroyed by the charges of racism and sexism hurled at him by the other candidates at the Democrat debate on Wednesday in Las Vegas. However, as Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic magazine pointed out, in this era of the callout culture, most people will probably overlook those charges because they are so used to hearing them.



Remember the arguments from liberals about how massive immigration, both legal and illegal, was good for the country? Well, a certain publication is now questioning that proposition specifically on the grounds that it appears that the curtailment of immigration during the Trump administration seems to have the effect of raising blue collar wages.



If you read a publication that claims newspapers have become biased, you might assume that the source of that charge was conservative. However, it might surprise you to know that even the liberal New York Review of Books also made that claim of bias in their February 27 issue in an article by Nicholas Lemann, "Can Journalism Be Saved?"



Did you know that Bernie Sanders visited Russia when it was part of the Soviet Union in 1988? If you didn't know that, there is a much greater chance you know it now thanks to a couple of Russian comedians and the Associated Press which published a story about Bernie Sanders being yet another victim of a prank phone call, "Bernie Sanders pranked by Russians posing as Greta Thunberg."



Politico published a story that looked like it had to be a clickbait ad for skincare, "Is America Ready for a Frank Discussion About Skincare?" but turned out to be a real story that sounded as vapid as any ad hyping beauty products.The Sunday skincare story by Joanna Weiss reveals how Cosmopolitan magazine hooked the Democrat presidential candidates into answering the all-important skincare question.