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

Are we due for the greatest political disappointment of our era? Well, according to ABC News Chief White House Correspondent, Jonathan Karl, that just might be what will happen. Despite joyous liberal anticipation of a bombshell report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Karl revealed that his sources close to the investigation have reported to him that the report is "certain to be anti-climactic."

 



The student newspaper of the University of Chicago, the Chicago Maroon, broke some shocking news on January 3 about their school president. It was such a big scoop that the newspaper's Editor-In-Chief, Euirim Choi, wrote it up. 

 



Call it the meme that was born almost simultaneously among many who viewed the livestream by Beto O'Rourke of his visit to a dental office where he got his teeth cleaned. And that mocking meme, even from many liberals, was "colonoscopy." Yes, that is what the way too intimate view of Beto's orifice inspired in terms of the meme about the other orifice at his opposite end. 

 



If the Guinness World Records were to ever have a category for self-owning, this tweet by CNN's Jim Acosta would definitely be towards the top of the list. Acosta apparently thought his January 10 tweet was an argument for why a border wall is unnecessary. Instead, he accidentally revealed why a border barrier such as the steel slats he featured were very effective in stopping the flow of illegals.



The rather stiff response by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer quickly inspired several funny memes on the web. One such meme noted that the stilted response by the pair resembled a hostage tape. However, the one meme that seems to have caught on in a big way was that they appeared like the father and daughter in Grant Wood's famous 1930 painting, "American Gothic." 



Do you think that the mainstream media is so obsessed over President Donald Trump that they neglect a lot of the news that they should be covering? Congratulations! Even a former NBC News correspondent who quit his job last week agrees with you. 

 

The correspondent in question is William Arkin who left NBC News due to his disgust that the MSM in general is so involved in the "Trump Circus" that they are failing to cover important news especially involving foreign affairs. He explained the reasons for his departure to Brian Stelter on CNN's Reliable Sources on Sunday.



A McClatchy report supposedly revealing that signals from Michael Cohen's cell phone had been detected near Prague during the summer of 2016 fell apart when a skeptical Joy Reid questioned one of the story's reporters.



It's probably one of the biggest business stories right now that you haven't heard about both because the mainstream media has downplayed it and because the reports came just the public's attention was captured by last minute Christmas Eve shopping .  And if you are aware of it, you haven't seen the name of a certain president who was instrumental in making it happen. So what is it?

The yuuuuge announcement by China that it is cutting or eliminating tariffs on 700 of their import items. And why did the Chinese do that? Was it out of the kindness of their hearts? Or was it because a certain president applied pressure upon them which the MSM denounced as a trade war? 



The oppositional ardor that Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank directs at President Donald Trump is never-ending in its silliness. Milbank's latest absurdity is that Trump is a Soviet version of "The Man in the High Castle." In other words he is calling the president a traitor doing the bidding of Russian (not Soviet) leader Vladimir Putin. 

 



CNN commentator Philip Mudd is known for his extreme hostility towards President Donald Trump. Therefore his invective directed toward the President on CNN's The Situation Room on Friday was no big surprise. However, what was unusual was that Mudd actually made a great case to fund the border wall, not so much for border security but rather just to get a budget deal done and avoid a government shutdown. 

 



What has been at the forefront of President Donald Trump's agenda ever since he announced his candidacy in 2015? Hint: You heard his audience yell it out multiple times at this rallies---"BUILD THAT WALL!" 

Yet somehow CNN's Chris Cillizza seems to believe that Trump was willing to give up on funding the border wall until his mind got turned around on the subject due to watching Fox News. I kid you not. That is Cillizza's latest premise he promoted on December 20, shortly after Trump announced he would not sign any short term continuing resoltion to keep the government open unless it included border wall funding. 



There is a new addition to the pantheon of Trump hatred in the media. It is a Trump hate book for teenagers. Yes, liberal families can now gift their teenagers with a book telling them why they should hate Trump. The latest example of Trump Derangement Syndrome, “Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump,” was reviewed by TDS victim Katy Waldman on December 19 in the New Yorker.



The idolatry of failed Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke continues unabated in Politico despite the mockery of such an attitude in their own publication. The latest outbreak of Beto worship is actually quite bizarre since Politico National Correspondent David Siders assures his liberal readers that while O'Rourke might come off as playing fair, he is actually a duplicitous soul who is quite capable of fighting dirty.

 



CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood, who has a well-known antipathy towards Republicans and President Donald Trump, stated on Sunday on the MSNBC Weekends with Alex Witt that via what he claims he was told by a No Labels founder that it is possible that the Senate could Trump on impeachment charges. That would mean that even if every Democrat voted to convict, they would still need 20 Republicans to vote that way for the requisite two-thirds of the Senate.

 



Imagine looking at the Google Images search engine results for yourself and see that among the first ten images to pop up is you dressed as a Nazi even though you never wore such garb. You might know how Dilbert creator Scott Adams felt when he saw such photoshopped images of himself appear as images #6 and #8 (as of this writing) in Google Images. 

 



How shallow are liberal journalists? Ted Cruz's new beard looks really good and Esquire managing editor Ben Boskovich is upset about that. See, he finds it easier to hate the clean-shaven Cruz and now that the Texas senator is looking better in his opinion, that has thrown Boskovich for a loop. 

 



Politico Magazine published an article on Tuesday on how to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 with an idea so goofy that you have to wonder if the author, #NeverTrump Juleanna Glover, is secretly working for his re-election. Basically her idea, which was instantly mocked by Politico readers, is that Joe Biden and Mitt Romney form a  third party, or "trans-party" as the author put it, in 2020 to run against both Trump and the Democrat presidential nominee. 



Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was chock full of wishful thinking about President Donald Trump conveniently fulfilling the ongoing liberal fantasy about his exit from office on the December 11 Morning Joe. Goodwin's delusion involved a Trump so lacking in joy that he would look for an honorable way out of the Oval Office via resignation.



We have already seen how the networks have avoided the connection of Les Gilet Jaunes or Yellow Vest protests in Paris to the Global Warming ideology promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron which led him to impose a fuel tax that he was forced to back away from due to the burden it placed on ordinary citizens. However, another bit of misreporting from much of the mainstream media involves properly identifying who it is during these Yellow Vest protests that are doing the looting and desecration of monuments with graffiti. 



Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correpondent of Yahoo News, is unable to find any real proof of Trump-Russia collusion based on the latest court filings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller when he appeared on CNN's December 8 Smerconish show. But first, Isikoff agreed with Smerconish on the appearance of Democratic hypocrisy on impeaching over sex. Rep. Jerrold Nadler "eloquently" argued Clinton shouldn't be impeached for lying to conceal an affair with an intern. So how is Nadler going to impeach using sketchy witnesses like Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti?