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

Even liberal Politico finds untenable CNN's refusal to correct their July 26 "scoop" fed to them by Michael Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis that President Donald Trump knew in advance about the Trump Tower meeting that included his son and a Russian lawyer, which was subsequently denied by Davis' August 22 admission that he did not know if this was true.



Washington Post correspondent Anne Gearan must think that President Donald Trump is in possession of amazing predictive powers. Trump has been talking about renegotiating a new NAFTA deal since the time when he was a candidate for president and Gearan thinks that the real purpose of that deal was to change the subject from Senator John McCain soon after his passing in 2018. Yes, Gearan actually made this claim about the purpose of the new NAFTA deal on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports on Monday.



Last Tuesday, the Democrats and many of their mainstream media allies went into a state of jubilation at the thought that impeachment of President Donald Trump could be imminent in the wake of the court convictions of Paul Manafort and the guilty pleas of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. However, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan tossed cold water on these celebrations with a few reality checks that they definitely won't be thrilled to hear. 



Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, Robert Reich, has become so crazed over the notion of the Trump presidency that he wants to go beyond impeachment by imagining there is such a thing in the Constitution as annulment. Reich claims that with annulment all of Trump's legislation, executive actions, and appointments would just disappear as if they had never existed in the first place.



Despite the recent hype in the mainstream media about teens supposedly hacking state election systems, CNBC tossed cold water on that fake news with a reality check with a ProPublica article. It turns out the students were coached on what to do in look-alike sites that differed from the actual state election sites.



It was inevitable that CNN's counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd's bizarre meltdown on August 24 on the subject of security clearances would serve as the basis of a parody. The Ovation Eddie channel on YouTube did not disappoint. It incorporated clips of Seinfeld's George Costanza screaming interspersed with Mudd going berserk to great comedic effect.



Former New York Times columnist and drama critic Frank Rich indulged in extreme Watergate fantasies to promote his liberal dream of Trump's removal from office. He strains to extremes to establish parallels between Watergate and the current era to the extent of defying political reality in his August 23 New York magazine article which revealed his severe Trump Derangement Syndrome.



It seems that good news for President Donald Trump cannot be delivered by many liberal news outlets without putting a negative spin on it. Such was the case with Anthony Man of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel who had to report on August 21 that Trump's approval rating is at it highest level which was immediately followed by a negative spin caveat. 



The robe collars of Ruth Bader Ginsburg are the subject of a CNN.com article. You will learn about her robe collars in excruciating detail from their fashion aspect to deep political meanings. This latest glorification of Ginsburg continues on and on until it becomes a parody of itself. 



CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd has a well-deserved reputation for being unhinged but on Friday's Anderson Cooper 360 (with substitute host Jim Sciutto) he went completely berserk to the extent of trying to kick another comentator off the show that wasn't even his. Before his actual explosion you can see the absolutely fury building up in him as political commentator Paris Dennard was making good points as to why security clearances are profitable for those who hold them. 

 



The real life New York Times "Sweet Spot" advice column provided more comedy than any parody of it could ever yield. In fact if you read the August 14 "How Can I Cure My White Guilt?" advice column without knowing it was not a parody, you would probably think it was. What provides the humor is not only the guilt provided by "Whitey" who is overly obsessed with "white privilege" but the SJW earnestness of those dispensing advice to him chock full of liberal platitudes.



Even Rolling Stone is skeptical about the veracity of Tom Arnold and his claims about the Trump tapes that never seem to materialize. When even Rolling Stone thinks you are doing too many drugs that means you are probably named Tom Arnold. When not noting Arnold's drug intake, Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt in his August 12 profile expressed skepticism of his credibility, especially in regards to the Trump tapes that he is supposedly hunting down but which never seem to materialize. 



A supposed Trump voter has been revealed as an anti-Trump socialist. His antipathy towards Trump dates back before the 2016 election when he supposedly voted for him. This information was easily obtained from the Web yet "facts first" CNN went through the charade of presenting him as a Trump voter. 



Huffington Post columnist Robert Kuttner should right now go over to PredictIt and place the maximum allowed bet of $800 on President Donald Trump not being the 2020 Republican nominee. After all, according to Kuttner's August 6 column, Trump won't be the 2020 Republican nominee.  Why? Because Trump's Sunday tweet reiterated what was well known since July 2017---that his son Donald Trump, Jr. met with a Russian lawyer to seek information about the Hillary Clinton campaign. 



Sarah Eisen, co-host of CNBC's Squawk on the Street tried to spin negativity in a hugely positive July jobs report. Despite her lame attempt, it largely failed due to the overwhelming positive numbers of the report which revealed an unemployment rate of only 3.9%.



What's the matter with you Republicans? Why aren't you acting the least bit worried about the upcoming report on the Russian investigation to be released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller? That is the attitude of Atlantic magazine writer Elaina Plott who can't figure out why Republicans are not in a state of panic over the future Mueller report. Plott's headscratching over the lack of Republican concern appeared on August 2 in "Why Republicans Aren’t Planning for the Coming Mueller Report."



Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenattie, whined about famed attorney Alan Dershowitz getting personal with him even though the criticism was on strictly legal grounds. The sparks flew during a debate on Anderson Cooper 360 when Avenatti, who likes to dish it out, demonstrated that he has a very thin skin when it comes to criticism.



The producer of Tom Arnold's upcoming series, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes on Viceland has admitted there is just one little problem with that effort. They have not actually found any tape that could bring Trump down.



New York Times reporters Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman had the unenviable task of trying to rationalize the effort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate President Donald Trump's tweets for signs of obstruction of justice for a crime that has not been alleged in "Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry."

The result is an example of the desperation of liberals to reach even by ridiculous means their beloved impeachment, or, in this case, imtweetment.



Take a certain misleading July 26 Washington Post headline as a sign that liberals have become increasingly frustrated that Donald Trump has still not been removed from the Oval Office and that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has yet to present evidence that Trump committed collusion with Russia. This frustration has caused liberal desperation to such an extent that they are willing to grasp at any straw. The latest manifestation of this was the headline on an article by Helena Andrews-Dyer: "Omarosa will take down President Trump in an ‘explosive, jaw-dropping’ new tell-all book."