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.



One day after the networks failed to acknowledge to big developments on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News similarly punted Tuesday evening on a federal judge’s ruling that granted the group Judicial Watch discovery powers in the lawsuit concerning the response of Hillary Clinton’s State Department to the deadly 2012 Benghazi terror attack. The top Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision also ducked this issue and censored it from their Tuesday evening newscasts.



On Tuesday night, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News , Noticiero Telemundo, and Noticiero Univision saw no reason to inform their viewers that a federal judge ruled hours earlier that State Department officials and aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can be questioned under oath about their knowledge and role in Clinton’s private e-mail scandal.