Mark Hemingway at Real Clear Politics offered a tough critique of Washington Post reporters Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm for their article headlined “Conservatives spread false claims on Twitter about electoral fraud as Iowans prepare to caucus.” This came before the caucus debacle.
Two conservative outlets have complained that their livestreams of the Senate impeachment trial have been taken down—for no apparent reason. Judicial Watch’s president, Tom Fitton, noted that the organization’s livestream of the impeachment trial was halted mid-stream. YouTube claimed that the stream was “violating ‘community standards,’” according to Fitton’s Jan. 21 tweet. While the stream still remains on Judicial Watch’s feed, it was not allowed to continue.
So as I sat in a television studio in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ready to beam in on Thursday night’s Sean Hannity show, I checked my notes. The topic was to be the media and President Trump’s visit to El Paso. The format was, first, a Hannity monologue, then the segue to the opening El Paso segment, where I would be paired with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the former Trump White House aide and now host of The Sebastian Gorka Show. In the world of cable news, completely normal.
Left-wing academia attacks conservatives and conservative news for “fake news.” But their studies fall short of proving this theory. A new study found that “fake news was most concentrated among conservative voters.” Yet it highlighted 11 sources as “fake news” or “questionable” that constitutes a large part of conservative media
Last week, federal Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the State Department and the Justice Department to hand over information related to the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation. The decision was a victory for Judicial Watch, who has requested the information via a Freedom of Information Act request.
On the front page of Tuesday’s New York Times, reporter Jeremy Peters committed a “news analysis” that basically blamed Trump for stoking the recent pipe bomb attack against Democrats and anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh: “Caravan Rhetoric Intersects With Deadly Hatred -- President Stokes Same Fears That Appear to Drive Attacks.” The online headline made the connection even more explicit: “How Trump-Fed Conspiracies About Migrant Caravan Intersect With Deadly Hatred.”
According to the rage-fueled tirade of MSNBC faux Republican strategist Steve Schmidt during Monday’s edition of All In, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, the President, “Mark Levin, and Rush Limbaugh, and Breitbart, and NewsBusters, and Judicial Watch, and all the rest of them, have blood on their hands for the incitements that they have made that have triggered and radicalized these crazy people.”
During the ongoing fallout over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s attention-seeking book tour, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson slammed the President for calling the author a “dog” in a tweet and went so far as to accuse Trump of using “KKK language” in his attacks. Tuesday afternoon on CNN, Dyson accused Trump of “evoking an entire history of assault against black people with dehumanizing language” while responding to the claims made by the author of Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
There are talkers and doers, sowers of dissatisfaction seeds and agents of lasting change. Much of my column work over the year is dedicated to exposing the worst crapweasels in politics, pop culture, media and the policy arena. But to ring out 2017, I'm raising a toast to some of my favorite bulldogs -- vigilant citizens, independent journalists and bloggers, and dedicated activists who work tirelessly to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Judicial Watch recently filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice after uncovering evidence it forced companies to give money to left-wing nonprofits during the Obama administration — nonprofits which also received millions from billionaire George Soros and other liberal foundations.
Remarks by Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server she made during last Sunday's edition of CBS's 60 Minutes program have now come back to haunt her as the Judicial Watch organization has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Democratic presidential candidate.
According to an article by Rachel Stockman of the Mediaite website, the conservative watchdog group “has been seeking to depose Clinton” on the subject in order to find out if any Freedom of Information Act laws were violated.
It is not a theory that delegating the protection of our embassy and military personnel to other countries risks lives. It is a reality bathed in American blood. The latest reports on Benghazi released this week underscore the persistent dangers of outsourcing security.