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

Washington Post reporter Avi Selk went through the pretense that some reporters, when watching the White House video in Korean, thought it was propaganda from North Korea. Another way for reporters hostile towards Trump to disingenuously take a shot at him.



USA Today couldn't hide its disdain for President Donald Trump which was reflected in their downbeat report on the upcoming Singapore Summit. They also cited a political science professor based in South Korea who suffers from extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.



Former lethargic Politico labor reporter Mike Elk is back and funnier than ever...despite his intentions.



When President Donald Trump spoke to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the phone recently he jokingly told him that "Didn't you guys burn down the White House during the War of 1812?" This triggered CNN's Jim Acosta to  tweet a "correction" on Wednesday.The problem is Acosta's correction was wrong as even the liberal New Republic pointed out shortly afterwards.

 



If you have been paying attention to the book tour by former president Bill Clinton and author James Patterson plugging their novel, you are probably most likely to remember the contentious Today show interview conducted by NBC's Craig Melvin in which Clinton was pressed on the matter of sexual harassment.  However, almost lost in this controversy is their novel which they supposedly wrote together, The President Is Missing.



A new book by Stephen Greenblatt makes rather clumsy comparisons between William Shakespeare's tyrants in his plays and Donald Trump. Reviewers at the Los Angeles Times and Vox are fans. 



The Hollywood Reporter is hyping how Chris Hayes is #1 in something called "Social Media Ranking." This has nothing to do with actual audience size which remains much smaller than that of Fox News star Tucker Carlson in the same time period.



The New York Times has reported that porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has solicited money from Democrats despite his denial that he never actively sought to raise money from major political donors.



A transcript is below but you really, really have to watch the video of New York Times columnist Tom Friedman on Tuesday's Morning Joe begging the viewers to vote Democrat in the midterms to get a full sense of his angst. His obvious desperation was written all over his face and was so over the top as to cause him to drop any pretense of non-partisanship (as if he had any) and urge everyone who could hear him to go full out Democrat in the midterm elections in order to put a check on President Donald Trump.



The idea promoted among the left that President Donald Trump is some sort of fascist is nothing new and the latest example of this comes from Vox co-founder Ezra Klein on May 28 in which he compares Trump to to fictional fascist president Charles Lindbergh in the late novelist Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America:

 



SCTV from Canada was perhaps the funniest television show ever to be aired. Sadly in these times of SJW snowflakes, such a show probably would not be tolerated.



The mainstream media has been very reticent about reporting polls showing that voter preference in the midterm elections has shifted significantly from Democrats to Republicans. They are also failing to report on hard data on the ground in Texas revealing that the Democrats have had the lowest turnout in primary runoff elections in almost a century



You could almost hear the strains of "Give Me that Old Time Religion" in the background as the Morning Joe crew used religion to blast Trump on Thursday. In addition to Holy Joe Scarborough leading the charge was guest Eddie Glaude who recently went on an anti-Israel tirade as well as sanctimonious Jon Meacham who declared that anyone who supports Trump is committing idolatry.



Chris Matthews, obviously frustrated by the utter lack of any evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, tells an Adam Schiff staffer in private that he needs "something that leads to impeachment."



Jon Meacham apparently isn't paying attention to the liberal message (for now) to NOT mention that if the Democrats win back the House this November, they will impeach President Trump. Perhaps historian and failed Newsweek editor Meacham is so eager for that impeachment that he just couldn't hold back on Monday's Morning Joe.



The editor-at-large of Esquire magazine flat out declares he wants to ban all guns. Liberals always seem to be declaring they only want bans or restrictions on certain types of guns. Added to that is their declaration of support for the Second Amendment. However, once in a while, one of those liberals lets their mask drop and makes their true intention known.



Laurel or Yanny? The White House produces an amusing video on this topic which ends up triggering Twitter liberals. If you are scratching your head over that question then you probably haven't been on the Web for the past few days. During that time, a viral audio clip has been featured in which a listener will hear either "Laurel" or "Yanny." Two very different sounding words.



One of the sad hazards of being a former community organizer is that when you end up enjoying the good life, some in the community you left behind will accuse you of ignoring them. Such is what happened in the May 16 Chicago Sun-Times when columnist Mary Mitchell made that accusation against former president Barack Obama who has been busy since he left office shuttling between the Virgin Islands and Tahiti and similar points in between.

 



Vox's senior corresponent is suffering from a horrible fear. He worries about Trump being successful with his North Korea policy to the extent that he is now suffering from a mental meltdown.



A Democrat candidate for Congress ran a television commercial in New Mexico in which he declared at the start: "F--- the NRA!" There was no bleep. Where are the media tsk-tsking at the coarse, uncivil behavior?