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

The same Russian comedians who two years ago pranked Congressman Adam Schiff are back. This time they pranked Congresswoman Maxine Waters into believing she was talking to Greta Thunberg who had some personal information how nasty President Trump was to her. The Washington Post was not amused.



David Brooks engages in New York Times "conservative" fantasy to imagine the 2020s, where "the first great event was the complete destruction of Donald Trump’s Republican Party," including Trump's "landslide defeat" to Joe Biden, which "left him humiliated, and the Republicans lost their Senate majority."



If you thought that Trump Derangement Syndrome could not get any more absurd, it just did.  CBC in Canada recently took TDS to a new level by cutting out the brief Donald Trump cameo scene in their broadcast of 'Home Alone 2.' Perhaps the TDS Canadians were triggered by the fact that President Trump had praised that film days earlier in a talk with American troops and this was their ridiculous way of fighting back against the Bad Orange Man of Baja Canada.



Did you hear that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is "disturbed?" It was probably hard to miss over the past few days as many mainstream media outlets repeatedly touted how Murkowski is "disturbed" by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intending to coordinate strategy with the White House if and when the House ever gets around to sending their articles of impeachment over to them. You can get an idea of how incredibly cherry-picked that interview was by first watching the brief "disturbed" excerpt that appeared on NBC Nightly News and then comparing it to the full interview which was broadcast by KTUU in Anchorage.



No matter how many times Atlantic magazine writer Emma Green tried to get the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, Leith Anderson,  to criticize President Trump, she failed completely. Green should definitely made the effort over and over again but ultimately she completely failed to get the her desired result as you can see her  Wednesday interview, "Evangelicalism’s Silent Majority."

 



Although Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser spent much of his December 19 article, "What Trump has done to the courts, explained," worrying that "No president in recent memory has done more to change the judiciary than Donald Trump," he also granted the surprising concession that the judicial appointments have been highly qualified. Indeed, more qualified than the federal court picks of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

 



Has the death knell on the annoyingly awkward word "Latinx" finally, mercifully, hopefully been sounded by Atlantic magazine? For anybody even a bit familiar with the Spanish language, "Latinx" just grates on the ears. Unfortunately, for the past few years it has been hyped by many PC types in the media including Vox and even Univision which should know better.

 



Once upon a time, the New Republic was a respected journal of political thought. The latest hilarious example of how absurd that magazine has become was in the December 19 article in which writer David Roth indulged in his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome by going into uncontrollable fits of outrage over a video of less than a minute in which Melania Trump displayed this year's White House Christmas decorations.



Imagine that the biggest takeaway you got from the FBI FISA abuse scandal which was revealed last week by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz last week in his report was that this gives President Trump a "huge talking point." That was the observation of Washington Post contributing columnist and former U.S. Attorney Harry Litman. 



Just how far over the political edge do you have to be for even the liberal Atlantic magazine to notice that you suffer from a debilitating case of Trump Derangement Syndrome? Perhaps as far gone as Paul Krugman whose raging TDS is so severe that Sebastian Mallaby, in a review of one of Krugman's books, worries that the optics of his extreme mania could be ruining the credibility of the New York Times columnist.



There were many news outlets and people hyping the validity of the FISA warrant on Carter Page based on the now-officially-discredited Christopher Steele dossier. However, few defended that FISA warrant with more fervor than CNN's Chris Cillizza as he lectured President Donald Trump how wrong, wrong, WRONG he was for daring to cast aspersions on that FISA warrant.



Did Anthony Weiner tweeting a photo of his crotch in 2011 lead to a series of events resulting the election of Donald Trump in 2016? That is the intriguing "butterfly effect" question posed by a Washington Post article.



It apparently doesn't take much to trigger CNN as far as President Donald Trump is concerned. In their latest iteration of perpetual outrage, CNN is irked over a funny meme which portrays Trump as the Marvel cartoon character of Thanos who with a snap of his finger, turns the House impeachment crew to dust. 



In the wake of Justice Department Inspector Genereal Michael Horowitz's report, will the many mainstream media outlets who were hyping the validity of the Christopher Steele dossier now apologize? If so, The New Yorker magazine should be at the front of the apology line since they strongly hyped that dossier in both print and even in a video podcast in which their editor, David Remnick, bonded with James Comey in validating  the now discredited dossier.



The level of chutzpah is high for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which smeared Richard Jewell as a bomber in 1996, and refused to pay him one red cent in remorse, and now protests that one of its reporters is unjustly smeared in the new Clint Eastwood film titled Richard Jewell. 



Brutal.

That's the way to sum up the Daily Beast description of wealthy Democrat candidate for president, Tom Steyer. The purpose of their Saturday article by David De La Fuente was to shame the Democrats into including "candidates of color' at their next presidential debate but a big take away from the story was that it basically described Steyer as a scam artist. 



The Daily Beast somehow expects history to be rewritten. Why? Because an accurate portrayal of history could help Donald Trump. The history the Daily Beast is upset about is the portrayal of Richard Jewell in the film "Richard Jewell" as a victim of the FBI and much of the media for being put forward as the suspect in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta Georgia. The reason for the Daily Beast's discomfort is that they think it makes the film pro-Trump. 



Which American president of the past fifty years has been toughest on the Chinese? The immediate answer to any rational person possessing the slightest bit of sentience would, of course, be President Donald Trump. However, according to Tuesday's Washington Post fantasy by their Beijing bureau chief, Anna Fifield, the Chinese government loves Trump because they are supposedly able to manipulate him by reading his tweets and easily bribe him. Yes, bribe him.



One measure of the rapidly declining fortunes of the House impeachment inquiry is the sharply contrasting tune of two Politico articles about a New Jersey Congresswoman (D-Naturally) regarding that issue. Exactly two months ago it was a very different political world as Michael Kruse went full Drama Queen describing the choice of freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to support an impeachment inquiry despite a pledge to her constituents to concentrate on the issues. 



For months the mainstream media has been portraying China's President Xi Jingping as having a much stronger hand than a supposedly weaker President Trump in the current trade war. However, CNBC's Jim Cramer wasn't buying that at all on Monday's Squawk Box. In fact he was very critical of the American press for the way they have been reporting this situation even going so far as to say that despite what the press has been saying, Xi is actually in a much weaker position than Trump.