Tag: CNN

Jim and Greg give credit to CNN’s Dana Bash for asking tough questions of the three House Democrats House Speaker Kevin McCarthy wants booted from their sensitive committees – and their answers were rather unconvincing. They also react to the latest “Twitter Files,” exposing the powerful left-wing group Hamilton 68, which declared many Twitter accounts to be Russian bots or peddling Russian disinformation, when the vast majority were real people who just disagreed with the left’s narrative on various issues. Finally, they react to President Trump’s bizarre accusation that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis locked down his state far too long during the COVID pandemic, when the evidence is strongly to the contrary, and discuss why Trump is pursuing this line of attack.

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up a bad martini and a couple of crazy ones. First, they sigh as the mainstream press does damage control for the Democrats. Axios contends that Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg is just the victim of unfortunate circumstances and Republicans are the real problem for pouncing on his problems. Meanwhile, CNN chalks up the Biden classified document problem to the unease of Trump coming to the White House. They also get a kick out of Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson, who once worried that America’s military presence on Guam might cause the island to tip over, openly suggesting that the classified documents were planted in Biden’s office and garage. Finally, Jim fires back at the Club for Growth for launching an attack as against possible Indiana GOP Senate hopeful Mitch Daniels that greatly distorts his record as Indiana governor and president of Purdue University.

Federalist Radio Hour Host Emily Jashinsky is in for Jim today. Emily and Greg start by dissecting the left’s full meltdown over Twitter suspending several journalists on the left for violating the new doxxing rules. They also discuss the impact Twitter has in exposing media bias and whether Elon Musk’s actions break his pledge to champion free speech. They’re also furious as Philadelphia public schools plan to impose a mask mandate on students when they return in January just as the damage done to poor and minority students in California from being out of school becomes clearer. Finally, they wonder what exactly Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg does following reports he was vacationing in Portugal just a week before the nation was threatened with an economy-crippling railroad strike.

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It’s been nearly two weeks since the status quo elections of 2022 that disappointed Republicans but gave Democrats little to cheer for other than a sigh of relief. It is huge that Democrats kept control of the Senate. They will continue to stack the judiciary with hard-left judges for two more years. Pray for the […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin for a very sensible plan to champion gas and nuclear power as a way to keep energy abundant and affordable. They also shudder as President Biden starts blabbing about how Russia has us closer to “Armageddon” than any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis. And they highlight just how partisan and petty CNN’s former leadership was in suspending conservative commentator Mary Katherine Ham for a very flimsy reason and never even telling her.

It’s all good martinis today! Join Jim and Greg as they welcome news that the Oregon governor’s race is a toss-up thanks to a former Democrat running as an independent. They also celebrate news that the strong hiring numbers we’ve seen in the wake of the pandemic are overwhelmingly powered by Republican-led states. And they discuss why it was long past time for Brian Stelter to be shown the door at CNN after constantly turning a program designed to objectively evaluate the media into a cheerleading session for the left.

Join Jim and Greg as they wade into the rare territory of giving credit to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for planning to visit Taiwan in the face of Chinese threats against her. Sadly, President Biden has once again displayed his default position of weakness on this issue as well. They also rip Paul Krugman for trying to claim that the economy is actually really strong and that people think their own financial situation is fine but the media keeps convincing everyone things are bad. And they dissect the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson after two dozen women accused him of sexual harassment or worse but no criminal charges were filed.

 

The Clownish Partisanship of CNN

 

A left-wing group published the addresses of the conservative members of the Supreme Court and also John Roberts, encouraging their comrades, perhaps, to engage in some “mostly peaceful protesting.” Through its official spokesperson and soon-to-be objective MSNBC journalist, the Brandon presidency has made it clear they have no problem with people intimidating Federal judges. (“But muh Rule of Law!”) 

So, what is the clown college CNN network worried about? “Potential right-wing violence.”

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the DNC seriously looking at shaking up the order of primaries and caucuses and removing Iowa from the top of the order. They also fume as President Biden won’t even listen to endangered Democrats in his quest to end Title 42 and unleash a far worse border crisis. And they dissect how CNN+ imploded in just three weeks after a massive $300 million commitment to the project.

Join Jim and Greg as they break down the latest polling on the Senate race in Nevada which has Republican Adam Laxalt ahead of incumbent Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. They also shake their heads in response to news that Frank James, the suspect in the subway shooting in Brooklyn, was on the FBI’s radar as recently as 2019. This incident is only the latest in a string of cases where the perpetrator was known to the agency before they committed violent actions. And after two weeks, it is obvious that CNN+, CNN’s new premium streaming service, is a pathetic failure with an average viewership of only 10,000 viewers a day.

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This piece at ZeroHedge (h/t Instapundit) says CNN’s new streaming service is struggling, and already facing the prospects of layoffs. That’s hardly surprising: CNN is a mediocre entertainment company that abandoned legitimate news in favor of activism, and that kind of biased reporting is going out of style. Apples and bananas, CNN. People can tell […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they praise Virginia state senators for voting to strike down school mask mandates in a lopsided vote. They also feign astonishment as high profile Democrats change their tune after failing to pass their radical agenda and the midterm elections get closer. And they analyze Chris Cuomo’s ridiculous demand to keep quiet about information he allegedly has about CNN’s dealings with his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, November 21, 2021: “We’re not looking to occupy the permanent anti-Fox seats at CNN or MSNBC” January 28, 2022: Stephen Hayes Joins NBC News As Contributor And Political AnalystFebruary 7, 2022: Jonah Goldberg is joining CNN, the network confirmed on Monday.  Preview Open

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CNN: An Intervention Letter

 

Dear CNN,

We are writing this letter because we care about you and are greatly concerned for your well-being. We haven’t forgotten your remarkable coverage of the first Gulf War. Good times! We also remember all those times you burnished your reputation for objectivity by bringing powerful non-Democrats to account.

At the same time, we have noticed that the last several years have been difficult for you and your viewers (if any.) Times have been tough, we “get it.” Events over the last few years seem to have evolved so quickly and radically that it’s hard to keep up. One minute you’re delivering hard-hitting, 24-7 coverage about missing Malaysian Airlines’ flight 370, and the next thing you know your own president is stepping down for having an affair with an underling during the investigation into one of your anchors for waging a smear campaign against the accusers of his disgraced brother.

Join Jim and Greg as they celebrate a successful U.S. Special Forces strike that killed the leader of ISIS. They cheer on the newly filed lawsuit on behalf of black New Yorkers arguing their voting power is diluted by non-citizen voting. And they break down new information on former CNN President Jeff Zucker’s sudden departure is connected to disgraced former anchor Chris Cuomo.

Chad Benson is in for Jim. Join Chad and Greg as they breathe a sigh of relief for California as the legislature pulls the plug on single payer health care legislation – for now. They also suggest the sudden departure of Jeff Zucker from CNN is not just about his failure to admit his extramarital affair in a timely fashion. And they roll their eyes as law students at Georgetown University Law School demand a cry room and reparations in the form of pizza after they were offended by a conservative professor’s tweets about the Biden criteria for choosing a Supreme Court nominee.

 

We’re Zucked

 

Allison Gollust got Zucked by the boss (Photo: CNN)

CNN President Jeff Zucker has resigned. It was revealed this morning that Zucker has been carrying on a longtime affair with a subordinate, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer Allison Gollust.

Reportedly it was an open secret within the network but those in the know were afraid that if they were identified saying anything Zucker would exact revenge. It only came to light because of an outside law firm’s investigation in L’affaire de Chris Cuomo. In a previous life, Gollust had been Comms Director for none other than former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. And before that, she worked in publicity at NBCUniversal.

Brandon the Media

 

A few weeks ago, the media claimed “Let’s Go Brandon” was a vulgar slur, an un-American defiling of the flag, apple pie, and the Commander-in-Chief. Now they pretend the LGB slogan is a dog-whistle for insurrection. Really!?

Why can’t they get it right!? I mean, “Let’s Go Brandon” is a rip on the media. Sure, the crowd was chanting, “F-bomb Joe Biden!” As soon as NBC’s Kelli Stavast reformulated the now-famous political jab into “Let’s Go Brandon”, it was born. Yet the media won’t take credit for it. It’s their baby!

When Trump was campaigning in 2016 and said, “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,” he was completely busting on the media as much as on Hillary Clinton. He was mocking their bias, unprofessionalism, and incompetence. But they dodged the slight by going right to the Russia scapegoat and never discussing their own possible complicity.