P.J. Gladnick is a freelance writer and creator of the DUmmie FUnnies blog.
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.
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Some journalists like to lecture you. But they don't necessarily like it when you expose their hypocrisy. That dynamic was on display on Memorial Day as MSNBC journalist Cal Perry reported live from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. When he pointed at someone who was not wearing a face mask, the man shot back, "Including the cameraman."
At 4:34 PM ET on Thursday, CNN's Chris Cillizza had his vice presidential rankings published. It is something Cillizza has done for the past few weeks in which the women that apparent Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden might pick are ranked as to their order of probability of being chosen. For the past few weeks, Senator Amy Klobuchar has settled in at second spot right behind Senator Kamala Harris in first place. However, Cillizza also added a bit of hype for Klobuchar about her husband recovering from coronavirus that he might want to reconsider in light of a video that was posted on YouTube almost exactly an hour earlier at 3:35 PM ET that same day.
One governor made the mistake of ordering coronavirus patients back into their nursing homes resulting in almost 5000 deaths in those facilities in his state. The other governor took measures that resulted in a not only a flattening of the coronavirus cases curve but a general decline despite his state having a large elderly population.
There is good news for all those liberals out there enduring extreme angst over Hillary Clinton losing her race for president in 2016. In an alternate universe Hillary has a much better shot at winning that contest because she would be carrying less baggage than the real Hillary. And the main reason is that in the alternate universe as fantasized by author Curtis Sittenfeld in her novel Rodham, due to be released on Tuesday, she also dumps Bill Clinton before they even get married.
Georgia has become an "experiment in human sacrifice" and that state "leads the race to become America's no. 1 Death Destination." Those were among the many warnings from the mainstream media in April in reaction to the announcement by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp lifting many of the lockdown restrictions that had been imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Of course, you won't be seeing much of those doom and gloom predictions now since, nearly a month later, those dire prognostications simply did not come to pass. They're seeing a decline in new coronavirus cases.
Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan acknowledged Facebook has nearly three billion users, but she still wants it to have an "Executive Editor" to punish and censor the "misinformation" that is harming our democracy. The fact that Facebook's new Oversight Board has only two out of twenty members who are conservative does not seem to impress Sullivan.
Although neither the words "incoherent" nor "not coherent" appear in a Monday Newsweek column by CNBC founder Tom Rogers, it is apparent that he is worried that the apparent Democrat presidential nominee, Joe Biden, lacks the coherency to defeat President Donald Trump in November. You can see Rogers' coherency fear about Biden right from the start in the column title, "WORDS MATTER. AND JOE BIDEN NEEDS TO USE HIS BETTER."
We already know that YouTube considers the World Health Organization to be an 'authoritative source' to the extent that it will remove (censor) videos that run counter to the views promoted that organization by labeling such videos as "misinformation." However, the real question should be does YouTube also consider the Chinese Communist Party as an "authoritative source" in light of the fact that it is becoming increasingly apparent, even to liberal news outlets, that WHO is dominated by the CCP? Domination to the extent that nothing that runs counter to CCP progaganda is allowed to be presented in the WHO guidelines.
Journalists have just given voters a terrific reason to re-elect Trump...to watch their hilarious angst. Jeremy Barr in Saturday's Hollywood Reporter has chronicled the whining by the press at the prospect of being forced to cover four more years of Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
Every YouTube employee should get down on their knees and thank the video creators, mostly working from home, for making that site an enormous success over the years. Instead, the attitude emanating from YouTube recently has been one of denigration and mockery of those same creators in favor of promoting mainstream media channels despite the fact that YouTube has grown primarily because viewers wanted an alternative to the MSM output.
What planet do you have to live on to believe that the mainstream media has allowed President Donald Trump to treat them like puppets? The answer is the same planet inhabited by TDS afflicted Margaret Sullivan, the Washington Post media columnist. To give you an idea of where Sullivan is coming from, take a look a her column of a month ago in which she she demanded that "The media must stop live-broadcasting Trump’s dangerous, destructive coronavirus briefings."
On Tuesday, Sullivan displayed her latest TDS hallucination by fantasizing that "Trump has played the media like a puppet. We’re getting better — but history will not judge us kindly." Yup! You read that right. Sullivan is under the delusion that the over the top hostile media is acting as if it were mere puppets for Trump.
A couple of people writing at The Atlantic magazine see a fantastic silver lining in the current coronavirus outbreak. Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods see the pandemic as a great opportunity to bring about more censorship along with surveillance of the public as they exulted on Saturday in "What COVID-19 Revealed About the Internet."
Behold the Joe Biden from the alternate reality! He's coherently aware of all that is happening now and in the future as he confronts potential problems with energetic alertness.
This is how Mika Brzezinski on Monday portrayed a Joe Biden almost no one else is familiar with on Monday's Morning Joe. Of course, Mika needs to do this in order to paint a picture of President Donald Trump being slow to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. And apparently Mika believes a great way to do this is to portray a bold Joe Biden possessed of supercharged coherency.
Failed presidential candidate Howard Dean has a new mission in life as an MSNBC contributor. It is to be what he sees as a pricipled censor. Dean has announced that he refuses to make any more appearances on that network until it stops broadcasting Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings. Even if MSNBC only shows a portion of those briefings, that still won't meet Deans strict censorship requirement.
LEAVE CHINA ALONE!!! The scientific journal Nature doesn't exactly say that in its April 7 editorial but the title sure gives off that same vibe: "Stop the coronavirus stigma now." The subhead complains "The pandemic is fuelling deplorable racism and discrimination, especially against Asian people."
Since the Orange Man has stated that hydroxychloroquine could be great aid in treating coronavirus, liberals reflexively reacted that it must be bad. All evidence pointing to the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine must now be written off by them as some sort of Trump delusion based upon only anecdotal evidence. In addition, anybody touting that treatment must be derided along with Trump.
A big example of this attitude came on Tuesday in Politico with a rather hostile attitude towards Florida Governor Ron Desantis.
CNN, along with MSNBC, remains one of the media bastions still remaining hostile toward the use of hydroxychloroquine. One big reason for this hostility is that President Donald Trump has been publicizing its use in the treatment of coronavirus. Therefore if the Orange Man thinks it is good, then CNN (and MSNBC) automatically think it is bad.
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.
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."